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App of the Week: Students find their STEM passion!


Individualized STEM career exploration targets students' values.

Ed. note: App of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

Couragion is a website that helps match students to STEM careers. Kids begin by answering a questionnaire that asks them about their values. They then use sliders and drag and drop their choices to signify the importance of things such as travel, recognition, creativity, and variety in their work.

Price: Annual subscription is $30 per user. Education volume discounts are available upon request.

Grades: 7-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Well organized and quickly exposes kids to a broad variety of STEM careers.

Cons: Videos and web quests cannot take the place of actual role models and mentors.

Bottom line: Students identify career values and use them to evaluate STEM options.

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