Sep

23

Creation Crate Press Kit

The Mission To modernize education through the use of technology. How Did Creation Crate Start? Creation Crate started with a realization that the education system is not keeping up with change. Governments are too slow to update school systems and parents don’t usually have the experience to teach concepts like electronics and programming. The goal was to create a tech-ed subscription box that would allow people to learn hands-on programming from anywhere in the world. Allowing anyone from anywhere to create their own experience. In 2016, Chris Gatbonton started Creation Crate on pre-orders alone. The community of makers came together and fulfilled the first order. That community shaped into nearly 3000 makers going through […]

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Sep

20

Announcing Creation Crate 2.0! Augmented Reality, Facebook Messenger Tokens, and A FREE Online Classroom.

Creation Crate launched in 2016 and has educated over 3,000 makers from around the world with their 12-month subscription tech education curriculum. The tech-ed subscription curriculum has been restructuring education by focusing on using the newest technology available to expand the capabilities of “experiential learning”.  After listening to user’s feedback, Creation Crate has designed updates to the curriculum called Creation Crate 2.0.  Creation Crate 2.0 will include augmented reality, facebook messenger tokens, and a free online classroom for the public! The 3 new features will be available for pre-order through Indiegogo on November 7th, 2017. Users will be able to pre-order these new features 30% off from the planned retail price.        Feature #1 […]

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May

25

STEM Education VS Job Automation: The War For Our Children’s Future

Technology is adding to the capability of robots, while simultaneously removing the role of humans. STEM education will be the one put to the test when the most powerful governments of the future will be made of citizens that have a universal education in computer science.   When you were a young adult, did you have a job while you prepared for your career?   Perhaps you… Worked in a local warehouse packaging items? Managed the phone as an operator? Worked the projector at your movie theater? Processed photos at your town store?   These jobs have two things in common. They employed millions of people studying which then became talented CEOs, doctors, […]

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Jan

20

What is STEM Education? Homeschool Guide For Parents & Newbies!

So…. What Is STEM Education? If you read or watch the news, every once in awhile you hear about how American children are far behind other countries when it comes to math and science education. It’s not because these subjects are boring, it’s because American educators don’t know how to make these subjects fun for younger ages. That’s where you come in, Mom and Dad! You can make science and math fun. It’s important for your youngsters to have a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively called STEM. The younger you pique their interests, the sooner your children’s minds turn to solving problems related to interacting with […]

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Jan

04

[Infographic] Most Common Advantages of a Homeschooled Child vs a Public School Student

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool: That is the Question…. Studies have shown that there is a difference between homeschooled children and children in the public school system. While homeschooling not only produces well-adjusted adults, it gives the parents a chance to spend more time with their children. There are plenty of benefits of homeschooling your child, and this infographic will delve into those benefits and trends. It’s not to say that homeschooling is for every child, but it has produced some amazing results. Take a look at the animated infographic to get some more information about the most common advantages of a homeschooled child versus a public school student. […]

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Dec

01

The BEST Holiday Gift Guide For Brilliant, Science-Minded Kids

The winter holiday gift-giving season is upon us… … and that means shopping for the kids. As a parent with curious children who like everything, you may not know what your kids want or need this year. There are so many gifts and so little time, how do you come up with gift ideas? This is especially true if you have a Maker in your life. You know, the child who likes to disassemble your toaster oven and put it back together again just to see how it works? That’s a Maker. Unfortunately, a Maker can be difficult to buy for because you don’t want to buy something that may […]

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Nov

10

5 Awesome Toys That Can Help Develop Children’s Critical Thinking

Every parent wants to give his or her children every advantage starting out in life. Experts agree that children benefit most from creative play with math and science in their earliest formative years. Providing your kids with toys, such as those found inside a Creation Crate, help promote critical thinking skills that are essential to helping them get a head start on their education and their future. Here are five toys specially designed to help your children develop critical thinking skills. Magna Tiles (The Valtech Company) http://www.magnatiles.com/ While these are a bit on the pricey side, Magna Tiles are worth every penny. These magnetic locking tiles let your kids build […]

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Nov

05

Ultimate Checklist: 10 Tools Every Great Maker MUST Have To Get Started

  It should really come as no surprise to you, but having the right tools for a job are an absolute essential. If you are trying to use less-than-ideal tools, or if you find yourself having to borrow tools from somewhere else, it’s time for you to go out and find your own. Having your own tools is one of the best things you can do because you will use them for so many different projects, and the benefits are unbelievable! Creation Crate can give you some great ideas for projects that let your imagination soar. Some of these projects may require the right tools. When you go to buy […]

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Nov

01

5 of the World’s Most Brilliant Thinkers on The Importance Of Early Education

When it comes to early childhood education: (and were we being completely honest, education at all levels) The United States public education system is in need of a serious overhaul. Literacy for reading and mathematics trails the rest of the world by a wide margin. Despite vast spending on education, standardized tests and leaving no child behind, there has been little in the way of progress to bridge the achievement gap in the United States. While there is a vast plethora of scholarly research on what is and is not effective in educating young children during their most formative years, it seems that many school systems in the United States […]

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Oct

20

Science Mom’s 5 Favorite Halloween Projects From Pinterest!

Science Mom’s 5 Favorite Halloween Projects From Pinterest!   With Halloween just around the corner, Now is the time to start thinking about fun and exciting projects that you can do with your kids. Even though the holiday is all about candy and dressing up… Why not incorporate some science projects into it as well? After all, the more you make learning fun, the more your kids want to learn. With that in mind, We dove deep into the world of Pinterest to find some spooky and spectacular science projects that you can easily do with your little ones. All you need is some creativity, a few household supplies and […]

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