Weekly Update: May 18
Spotlight: Be sure to check out activities and resources curated by Actua and its network in week’s Actua at Home update.
Here are this week’s highlighted STEM activities from the Actua network! For more content, visit our network member websites and Actua’s full library of curated STEM resources.
- For youth grades K-12: (French Only) Navigate this fun maze activity by using this simple trick outlined in our network member FolieTechnique‘s maze activity. Many more At Home activities from FolieTechnique can be found here.
- For youth grades K-12: Take a breath of fresh air with this nature walk activity curated by our network member TRACKS! Visit their At Home resources for more InSTEM material.
- For youth grades K-12: Our network member Destination Exploration takes you on a zipline adventure in your own home with this Zainy Zip Line activity! They also have a lot more STEM content on their At Home with DE web page.
- For youth grades 2 and up: Our friends at Google created the Be Internet Awesome campaign to create a fun and educative way for kids to learn about cyber safety. With youth spending more time online lately, it’s important to keep them safe! Visit their immersive game Interland to learn more about how to be a good internet citizen.
- For youth in grades 3 and up: Create a splash of colour in your house with our Rainbow in a Jar activity!
- #LIVEwithJennifer, May 22: Join Actua’s CEO Jennifer Flanagan this Friday at 11:30 a.m. EDT for an Instagram LIVE. Guest to be announced later this week. Make sure to follow us on social media for updates. Join by visiting Actua’s Instagram Profile (@actua_canada) and pressing our story.
- Missed last week’s conversation with Doug Braden of InkSmith? Check it out HERE.
Hot Topics – Online Safety for Kids
At Actua, we are proponents of youth building strong digital literacy skills. A critical part of engaging youth in technology is their safety so we’re providing parents with helpful ways to get started at home at www.actua.ca/onlinesafety
Coronavirus: How can you keep your kids safe online with increased screen time? – Global News (article)
Kids at Risk Online – Global News Regina (video)
Mark your calendars
Every Friday at 11:30 a.m. EDT: #LIVEwithJennifer – Tune in on our Instagram (@actua_canada) each Friday for a special live interview with Actua’s CEO Jennifer Flanagan and special guest.
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Thank you to our supporters!
STEM education has never been more important. To all of our funders, we thank you for your continued support as we pivot to provide STEM at home learning. Your unwavering commitment is helping thousands of Canadian youth.