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2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

November 30, 2021

Excited for the holiday season? Get your holiday decor and gifts early on at RAFT during our Christmas Sale from now till December 23rd. We have a great selection of holiday items at affordable prices.  Save BIG on your christmas decorations with 75% off on all of our christmas decor.  Last-minute shopping for gifts for…

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It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

November 27, 2021

We at RAFT are proud to launch our new STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service! Becoming a subscriber means you get a selection of our quality STEAM learning kits every month, all at an affordable price! We hope that this service will continue our mission of making hands-on STEAM learning even more accessible, so become a…

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RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

November 16, 2021

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math. When we hear these words, it’s easy to picture students in a classroom, scientists in white coats huddled together in a lab, or an engineer hunched over a drawing board. And that’s totally understandable! After hearing so much about STEAM education programs and the need to prepare our students…

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Thank you, StopWaste!

November 15, 2021

It’s our mission at RAFT to make STEAM learning more accessible and effective through our various programs – from our Store, to Maker Mobile to our Project kits and activities. And, as we carry out this mission, we do our best to stay committed to environmental sustainability. For that reason, we are incredibly thankful to…

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RAFT’s ‘Reason for the Seasons’ and ‘Time for Shadows’ Idea Sheets Help Students Understand What Causes Our Seasons

Nov 30, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT’s ‘Reason for the Seasons’ and ‘Time for Shadows’ Idea Sheets Help Students Understand What Causes Our Seasons

Use Hands-On Activities to Teach Seasonal Variations SAN JOSE, CALIF. – November 30, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transforming a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces the res 2016 is coming on December…

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RAFT Activity Teaches Programming Without the Need for Devices in Preparation for Computer Science Education Week

Nov 29, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Activity Teaches Programming Without the Need for Devices in Preparation for Computer Science Education Week

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – November 29, 2016 – RAFT – Computers are everywhere and success in the future will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.  Unfortunately fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction,…

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RAFT Celebrates Eric Welker’s 2016 Breakfast of Champions Award

Oct 27, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Celebrates Eric Welker’s 2016 Breakfast of Champions Award

An Achievement Honoring Outstanding Expanded Learning Partners SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 27, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transforming a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces Master Teacher of Education R&D, Eric…

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RAFT Launches Rock the Ravine Design Challenge Kit

Oct 19, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Launches Rock the Ravine Design Challenge Kit

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 19, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area for Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces the launch of our Rock the Ravine Design Challenge kit.  This design challenge is…

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RAFT Offers Fun Ways to Educate Kids for Earthquakes

Oct 6, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Offers Fun Ways to Educate Kids for Earthquakes

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – October 6, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, the leading solution center to help educators in transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, offers fun ways to educate and prepare kids for earthquakes. .Last month was recognized…

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RAFT Celebrates Cisco Reaching 30,000 Volunteer Hours

Sep 28, 2016 | Comments Off on RAFT Celebrates Cisco Reaching 30,000 Volunteer Hours

SAN JOSE, CALIF. – September 28, 2016 – RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching, dedicated to helping educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education, announces Cisco has surpassed the milestone of 30,000 volunteer hours with RAFT.  RAFT is elated to celebrate this…

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