Steppingstone Family Blast

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Job Opportunities

Alexis Pugh, Workforce Director at Steppingstone, has put together an extensive list of employment opportunities. See below the list and Alexis' contact info.

Alexis Contact Info

Alexis Pugh | Workforce Director

Steppingstone Scholars, Inc.

@ College of Education at Temple University

Ritter Annex #449

1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091

Phone| 215-204-3599

Website |

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Mr. Will's Who's Who in History - "Super Mario"

How Super Mario Helped Nintendo Conquer the Video Game World More than three decades after his debut, Super Mario is as popular as ever.

Is This Technology the Future of Basketball?

Check out this video about the never-miss basketball hoop that will make anyone look like Jordan!

--Ms.Kylae, Duckrey Elementary

How I made a basketball hoop that always goes in
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Join Steppingstone on Zoom!

Steppingstone Scholars has been able to set up a secure zoom link to run our virtual clubs. It is a simple and safe way for your child to connect with their Steppingstone teachers and friends and to keep learning. Monday - Friday, students can join us from 3 PM - 5 PM by going to this link. If they are joining through a cell phone, they will need to download the zoom app first.

Click the button below to join us!

Adventure into the Digital Age with Steve Jobs

Travel through time, Digital era is a video that will teach your children history with "TimeX", discovering the most interesting parts for children, like Steve Jobs, the first computer or the polaroid camera.

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
Adventure into the Digital Age with Steve Jobs - History for Kids

Write Your Own Story

"A good story can only be written with pen and paper." -Walt Whitman

Use this website to create your own stories and prove to Mr. Whitman that technology can be used in great storytelling!

--Ms. Robin, McMichael Elementary

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Old Keyboard Activities

We love figuring out ways to play with something that people throw out. One of the best recent finds was an old keyboard. There were so many different ways to play with it. Here are 8 to get you started

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

TEG Field Trips

TEG Field Trips are free online games designed to take students on engaging and educational journeys through famous museums, to historic landmarks and even back to major moments in time. Much like our escape rooms, players progress through our virtual field trips by uncovering clues and solving puzzles. To be successful, players must exercise their critical thinking and deductive reasoning!


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What is technology exactly?

This four minute video might surprise you with what counts as technology!


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Cooking uses technology!

While today we often think of technology as computers and cell phones, some of the earliest technology was basic tools humans made to hunt and gather. One tool early humans made was the knife. Check out this Vetri activity on how to use a basic technology to eat a delicious fruit. Make sure to have adult supervision!

--Ms. Hannah

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Learn How to Code from the Comfort of Your Own Home

This website is an awesome tool for learning how to code for free! I used it when growing up and can tell you how simple it makes the process so that you can learn a lot. Just sign up and begin! There are some "Pro" features but you do not need them for many aspects of the site. Have fun coding!

-Ms. Kylae, Dunbar Elementary

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DIY Phone Projector

Wondering what to do with your overflowing recycling bin? This oh-so-cool DIY smart phone projector will inspire little engineers to turn recyclables into inventions. There’s no stopping the possibilities in a simple cardboard box!

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Coding Applications

When your kid starts talking about loops, go-to commands, and branches, it probably means she’s learning to code, and that’s a very good thing. In a technology-fueled world, coding is quickly becoming a prized, 21st-century skill. Plus, it encourages kids to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use.

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

Penn Museum at Home

At a time when we are connecting to one another from a distance, the Penn Museum invites you. Enjoy virtual programs and experiences both for kids and families and for adults that expand the possibilities for creativity, learning, and fun.

--Ms.Rasheeda, Dunbar Elementary

Technology Humor

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Coding Bracelet

STEM activities are a part of our world today and won’t be going away anytime soon. But when it comes to STEM, the “T” in STEM, technology, can be hard to teach!

Use these technology activities for kids to help explore the technical side of STEM and prepare children to live and work in a society steeped in technology and change.

Kids will love these coding activities and technology STEM activities!

How the Internet Works

Dr. Binocs explains "How The Internet Works?"

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
How The Internet Works? | What Is Internet? | Dr Binocs Show | Kids Learning Video | Peekaboo Kidz

Google Drive Resources

--Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Joke of the Day 😂

What's a baby computer's first words?

Answer revealed in the next blast!

Previous joke: What kind of tree fits in your hand?

Answer: A palm tree!

Do you have a joke suggestion? Email it to and you might see your joke featured in the newsletter!

Student Spotlight

Amber Jarmon, from Dunbar Elementary, is staying active by building with legos. She has a great imagination! Keep up the great work Amber!


How are you staying active during the school closure? Reading a good book? Trying a new hobby? Working on your homework? Getting physical activity? Let us know! Submit a picture and a short statement about how you are staying active and you could be featured in our next newsletter!
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Steppingstone Scholars Inc.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

Director -Hannah Clements,

Bethune Coordinator - Chris Bulman,

Duckrey Coordinator- Jhanae Mahoney,

Dunbar Coordinator- Rasheeda Williams,

McMichael Coordinator- Robin Eli,