Just published in Forbes.com, this article looks at the unlikely marriage of Minecraft(TM), YouTube and Why Science STEM education software to help kids learn. The article explains how Lou Gasco, (Executive Director, The Greatest Science Fair Ever), Why Science and friends came together to excite students about careers in STEM by creating a first of its kind event to be held in New York City. “To reach as many kids as possible, (science) fairs would be conducted virtually, with Why Science’s software as the basis for the technology underpinning the event” http://www.forbes.com/sites/annefield/2014/02/02/a-social-entrepreneur-mixes-minecraft-youtube-and-stem-education/
About Why Science
Why Science® provides a cloud based customizable learning system that uses a students’ natural curiosity to challenge students to learn effectively. The system serves as a framework for creating Learning Modules that seamlessly integrate current educational standards. The system also streamlines the teaching process and supports strong classroom instruction by saving teachers time and energy, bridging the gap between the theory (frameworks and standards) and the practice of teaching (assessments, instruction, curriculum, teacher preparation and development).
Learning Modules support inquiry-based learning for any school subject and provide continuous professional development for teachers, empowering them to increase student engagement and performance in school subjects. Teachers can customize Learning Modules to meet the diverse learning needs of students. Why Science is welcomed as an aid to teachers and teachers assistants, and not a threat, unlike other Internet-based courses. Why Science learning systems improve efficiencies in the way teachers teach and how students learn. For more information visit whyscience.com.