If your kids saved the whales and no one saw, did it really happen?

June 11, 2021

The job market is begging for STEM skills. Students who lay a foundation with science, technology, engineering, and math skills are headed for rewarding career opportunities. 

One of the most common types of STEM curriculums is project-based learning. Students in these programs need to keep records to demonstrate the knowledge and skills they’re picking up. But the average family scatters photos and videos across phones and social media. 

The Wall Street Journal reported Millennials take 5,000 pictures per year on a smartphone. It’s no surprise that their children are a favorite photo subject. Typical families have all those photos and videos dispersed across social media and smartphones, with captions occasionally serving as a cryptic translation. 

Students and parents are snapping science experiments on the kitchen table, woodworking in the backyard, class bloopers, and award ceremonies. 

Some of your kids even saved the whales and cleaned the beach. Don’t let their work fade into obscurity! Students need a secure way to catalog their learning journey without getting lost in digital shoeboxes.

Who needs to build a permanent record with easily accessible stories?

  1. Students
  2. Parents 
  3. Educators and Advisors

They all take part in tracking a young person’s work, growth, and success. Parents, you have the biggest responsibility, especially if you’re unschooling or homeschooling. Keeping track of all this stuff is a huge commitment.

The National STEM Honor Society (NSTEM) partnered with spikeview to solve this challenge. NSTEM’s core mission is to inspire and recognize the efforts and achievements of students who aspire to be academic, community, and business leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

“We believe in STEM education ‘From K to Career’. Just as soccer and other team sports start in Kindergarten, so should exposure to and excitement about STEM. We are dedicated to this concept which is largely achieved through project-based learning. The spikeview platform gives a long graphical record of these experiences over time so that the student, starting at a very young age, can passionately tell their stories. It’s a tremendous benefit.”

Ken Hecht, President, National STEM Honor Society

The graphical record is a tremendous asset for NSTEM’s students and educators, and it’s completely free. All the memories, from minor to epic, securely stored. On a scale of gathered-leaves to saved-the-whales, use spikeview to document your child’s project-based learning.

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