Wednesday, August 1, 2012

SMART BUNCH ebook Series

The SMART BUNCH Animated ebook Series First Release Springfield, Pa. The Smart Bunch is an animated eBook series that teaches and entertains children regarding Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). The series will help young children to develop reading, math, science and vocabulary skills. The first eBook was released on June 11, 2012. The owners are Dr. Stephen Jones, CEO SAJ Publishing Company and Stephen Williamson, CGI Mate a computer animation company. To view go to . The United States Department of Education reports that the US is currently ranked 17th in the world in the sciences and 25th in math. There has been very little growth in the number of high school students who are interested in STEM professions. The United States ranked 25th in mathematics when compared to other nations. According to the U.S. graduated 137,437 engineers vs. 112,000 from India and 351,537 from China. The United States needs to start exposing students to engineering in the early childhood years in order to catch up with the number of engineers that other countries are producing. According to the National Action Council on Minorities Data Book there has been very little growth in the number of high school students who are interested in STEM professions. African Americans only represent 8 percent of the engineers that the United States produces every year. There are only a total of 31.2 percent of African American students who enter college as an engineering major graduate with a degree. The Smart Bunch is an animated eBook series was created to provide a high quality animated eBook (Electronic Books) that will educate and entertain children, grade levels K – 5. Additional games and activities will be developed to keep the parents and children involved in STEM activities. The eBook market has been growing over the last few years. According to the Association of American Publishers (AAP), eBook sales for January to August are up from $89.8 million for 2009 to $263 million in 2010. The 193% sales increase means that eBooks now account for almost 10% of consumer book sales in the U.S., up from 3.31% in 2009. The demand for interactive children’s eBook apps is strong. Children’s eBooks continue to dominate Apple’s app store leading the top paid apps in the books category. About the ebook Publishers Dr. Stephen Jones is the SMART Bunch project chairman, narrator and script writer for the Smart Bunch. He is an outstanding educator who has spent his career helping students to succeed in K-12 schools and college. He has been instrumental in helping thousands of students to realize their dream to earn a degrees in engineering and science. He has authored the Seven Secrets of How to Study series, including “Mapping Your Strategy for Better Grades”, the “Parent’s Ultimate Education Guide” and the “Ultimate Scholarship Guide.” The books provide an understanding of the seven pillars that are essential to learning effective study techniques. The combined companies will create a series of STEM oriented eBook episodes. The series will focus on Mr. and Mrs. Smart and their children, Taylor and Timothy and friends. Cgimate has an amazing combination of leadership with direct knowledge of the industry and extensive research experience. Steve A. Williamson, President and CEO, is a visionary executive who has excellent strengths in areas of development and organization. His background includes organizational management at where he successfully managed daily orders and increased sales through effective advertising. Dwaine Vassell, is responsible for creating the overall look and feel of The Smart Bunch visuals. Whether it is CG (computer generated) or 2D 3D animatic, Dwaine has a proven track record of creating amazing visuals and teaching others how to create and produce the same results. About the Future There is a growing need for students who can go into technical fields and introduce new technologies that improve society. The SMART Bunch will create enthusiasm in children that will elevate their K12 success. The SMART Bunch is the right STEM education series for families and school districts that want a creative solution to understanding math and science. #

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Why Elementary School Students Must Learn About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math ( STEM) Now

Most children have a natural interest in the science. They want to learn about plants and where their food comes from. They are surrounded by science and engineering every day but it is not at topic at the dinner table. Children are missing out on all of the fun things that they can learn just by exploring the world around them. For instance, if you ever take a child to a park you will easily find out that they are full of questions. We need to make STEM a daily part of their lives. The number of career opportunities is expanding every day and they require a lot of technical skills. There are several things that you can do to interest elementary students in STEM. Here are some activities to consider: 1. Start a Lego robotics program at your school 2. Take a nature walk to discuss the sciences in nature 3. Visit a local manufacturing facility that has robotics 4. Get a book that gives parents ideas that they can do at home 5. Have a competition to build a bridge out of pop cycle sticks 7. Visit a science museum in your city. 8. Try to find fun ways to introduce math as a competition to put things together. 9. Discuss all of the new types on energy by using videos and visiting places where the energy is produced. Elementary students love to learn through hands on experiments and asking questions. Be prepared for an adventure. A reason to be excited about elementary students getting to know about STEM is the vast number of career opportunities. To see a unique way that I am introducing elementary students to STEM using ebooks visit .