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WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
Hackathons are extremely beneficial for attendees. Countless students get to spend a time having fun, meeting new people, and preparing themselves for technical careers or exercising their brains. Hackathons provide a real-world experience for students, as they compete in teams to create a product. Similar to the product cycles of a startup company, hackathon teams quickly transition from the idea stage to the final product. Students have a chance to gain time management skills, along with expertise and new connections. In addition, students get to spend one-on-one time with mentors who spend the hackathon teaching students new skills and helping students with their projects. Hackathons help students build up their resumes and learn the latest things in their fields. A hackathon leaves a student body invigorated and eager to spend their free time working together on projects, and 61% end up continuing their projects after a hackathon.
Our Content Team has compiled a database of key resources for you to get started in integrating hackathons, makerspaces, design thinking, and other project based learning methods into your education curriculum and classroom environment.*
* We are extremely sorry, but due to technical difficulties, our online content cannot be accessed on mobile devices. Please visit our website with your desktop or laptops to get access.
OUR IGNITESTEM ONLINE
This online database is packed with some amazing resources that we at IgniteSTEM hope you will love. Many of our team members did not get the STE(A)M opportunities they would have wished to have at their schools, and together we hope to make this crucial part of education to as many students as possible. A change like this can only occur if lead by the most amazing educators and administrators, and we would therefor like to thank you for being a part of our mission.
In a society that changes fast every day, we are in need of a new generation of problem solvers. The skillset required by our societal needs is never fixed and will always keep evolving, putting a large strain on schools and educators to keep updating their curriculum. We understand that any help in that process is welcome, and therefore we like to contribute our part by providing you with resources that you can apply to your school and classroom.
We again thank you for your interest in IgniteSTEM and we hope that our resources and conference will be useful to you. As we are always looking to improve and be more helpful, we are open to any feedback, questions, and concerns you might have. Feel free to contact us at any time. Together, we will bring STE(A)M to all classrooms in the United States and beyond!
The IgniteSTEM Team
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