NOV8 is National STEM Day!

Today is more than election day. NOV8 is for innovate! What will you do to celebrate National STEM Day? We’re here to help! Check out our tools, resources, and workshops to jump start creativity and innovative thinking in the classroom, or at home. Take a moment to download the Kiddovate Creative Thinking Challenges mobile app. You’ll be prepared to stimulate creative thinking with a variety…

It’s Finally Here! The Kiddovate Maker Deck!

We’re thrilled to introduce our latest educational tool: a deck of fifty fantastic Maker Challenges. Looking for a quick, engaging activity to kick your kids’ brains into high gear? Our Maker Challenges offers you fifty kid-tested, STEAM-based activities that promote creativity and innovative problem-solving skills – in the classroom or at home. The challenges are fast, fun, and flexible. You will only need simple,…

Have you seen “The People vs. The School System?”

Please take a moment to watch this YouTube Video: “THE PEOPLE VS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM” How do YOU think we can create a better future of learning? Do you agree with this video? Share your comments below. Music by: http://djsneverendingstory.com/ Filmed and Edited by http://shareability.com/ Directed By Joel Bergvall and Joe Lombardi (https://vimeo.com/aztechfilm)

A Inspired Reading List for Teachers

Most Likely to Succeed: Preparing Our Kids for the Innovation Era, by Tony Wagner & Ted Dintersmith. Let’s face it: education isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the days of the Three R’s. Your students no longer need rote memorization and recall to succeed in the 21st century. Wagner and Dintersmith tell you everything you need to know about why and how…

Kiddovate in the Classroom

Bring Kiddovate into Your Classroom This Year The school year has officially kicked off! We know all you hard-working teachers are out there putting in a LOT of extra hours in the classroom. As you’re grading summer projects, meeting parents, and rearranging seating charts, set aside some time for Kiddovate. We’re ready and willing to help you and your students have the best year…

Tech-Free Challenge

Summertime’s in full swing, so we’re coming at you with another challenge! How attached are your kids to their electronic devices? A little, not at all, or totally addicted? Challenge them to go a whole day – that’s 24 hours – without using any electronic devices. No internet. No phone. No email. No TV. No Pokemon Go. Here are some tips to make…

The Disassembly Challenge

Help pass the time on these hot summer days with our latest Maker Challenge! The Challenge: You use a variety of electronics every day, right? From the TV to an iPad to the microwave and your Xbox. Have you ever stopped to think about how they’re made? Follow these simple instructions to discover what it takes to put together an every day electronic…

The Maker Movement

Have you heard of the Maker Movement? Chris Anderson, former Editor-in-Chief of Wired magazine, claims “it will be bigger than the web.” The Maker Movement has revolutionized the Do-It-Yourself mindset. People all around the world are utilizing technology to create, design, and build inventions of their own – right in their own garages. There’s an estimated 135 million Makers in the world. Maybe…

4th of July Challenge – Water Balloon Pinata

It’s hard to believe the 4th of July holiday is upon us! Try this Independence Day Maker Challenge with your kids to keep cool in the summer sun. The Challenge: You’ve probably made a paper-mache pinata… but can you make a water balloon pinata? Follow these simple instructions and give it a try. Suggested Materials:  Various sizes of balloons. A coat hanger. Water. Something to break the balloons What to Do Watch…

Is Boredom a Bad Thing?

School’s out … Hip, hip, hooray! Now what? These days, summer can feel as busy as the school year – what with sleepaway camps, travel-team tournaments, enrichment classes, reading lists, swim meets, and family trips. Who knew vacation could be so exhausting? What if you committed to giving your kids – and yourself – just two hours of unstructured time each day? And…