Hands-on training to boost children STEM skills in schools
One of the main challenges to provide children with STEM skills from early ages is to get them engaged in fun activities that show them the value of creativity in solving real-life problems. As a response, an article published by Citizen Tribune offered some insights about LEGO Education programs supporting schools worldwide to engage students in hands-on learning of STEM skills. This type of product exemplifies the existence of a market for educational resources that support children to embrace digital literacy while playing.
From early ages, students are invited to make creations with simple technology and solve real-life challenges. This model has gained acceptance in multiple schools worldwide, leading to international competitions such as the World Robot Olympiad. However, as in any other digital inclusion initiative, raising funds for technology infrastructure represents a challenge for small organizations. To address this problem, non-profit organizations such as DonorsChoose.org currently provide funding opportunities for educational institutions that send their projects explaining how they intend to benefit children through hands-on STEM learning experiences.