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The Emperor’s New Clothes

MFG Day Edge Factor News

by Larissa Hofman | January 23, 2017 | 1 minute read

New look. New tools. New inspiration.

Cleveland, OH. September 1, 2016 – With an extraordinary amount of new eduFACTOR activities and videos, Edge Factor has made it easier than ever for eduFACTOR members to discover relevant content that fits their needs. Edge Factor is inviting educators, business leaders and organizations to explore the newly designed eduFACTOR platform and discover story-driven videos and interactive activities to inspire students and reach parents.

Designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience, the new website features improved navigation and functionality, saving Favorite content, easy to launch interactive activities and Tutorial videos. New eduFACTOR members can sign up for a free 2 week trial membership at www.edufactor.org or book a custom walkthrough with the eduFACTOR Membership Support team.

The producers at Edge Factor tell cinematic, inspiring stories of real life makers who are using STEAM and technology to change lives. Based on these stories, their eduFACTOR content developers build dynamic, interactive resources to equip educators and business leaders with tools to inspire audiences and fill classrooms. As the membership-based, online platform for Edge Factor media and resources, eduFACTOR makes STEAM relevant to real life and provides students and parents with an inside look at career pathways and advanced technology.

“Our eduFACTOR Support team links arms with our members to understand the challenges their STEAM, manufacturing and CTE community is facing and relays those messages to our team of content developers,” said Toni Neary, Partnership Architect. “This means all of the content on eduFACTOR answers the specific needs of educators and industry leaders and leads us to create effective tools to deliver unmatched solutions.”

For every film and TV episode Edge Factor produces, the content creators for eduFACTOR create accompanying video and interactive resources that demonstrate how STEAM came alive in that story, feature the career pathways across many career clusters that were seen in the production, show how CTE programs and employability skills helped equip the characters for success, and so much more. The clean design, enhanced tag-based system for searching content and improved activity setup will help eduFACTOR members access the most relevant content for their purposes and needs.

The eduFACTOR platform features films, TV series, career pathway videos accompanied by interactive activities, CNC and 3D printing projects, technology teaching videos with interactive activities, turnkey event kits, virtual STEAM field trips, tools to teach STEAM, take-home parent resources in multiple languages, and much more.

“Edge Factor tells the stories of real people. From the makers of musical instruments to the physician’s daughter turned fabricator to the racer who teaches machine programming… Stories like these open the eyes of students who get stuck in the “one-way fits all” approach. Sending students home with interactive resources based off these stories and being able to show how they can use STEAM and advanced technology to help people has impacted my program and helped to reach parents,” said Gene Fogle, Industrial Workforce Coordinator at DeKalb/Ogle Workforce Development Consortium.

For more information on how you can mobilize your community, please visitwww.edgefactor.com/edufactor or contact Larissa Hofman.


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