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Osiris Organization has a team of writers who are determined to motivate urban youth and those interested in the growth of urban youth. We like to emphasize the importance of youth and technology, entrepreneurship, mentorship, and love for one's self.
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Shelbie M. Moore

STEM vs STEAM: What do YOU choose?

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Many of us have heard of STEM school programs. STEM school programs cover career opportunities that are in high demand including the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.  With technology becoming so vital in our workforce today, these elements of education must be taught to give our children the chance to achieve success. 

However, some parents and teachers are calling for STEAM programs vs. STEM programs. STEAM includes the arts as an essential tool that students have the right to utilize. Some people vote STEAM and other vote STEM in their schools. Some claim art isn’t nearly as important as the core components of STEM, and others say that art is as valuable for our children as the other subjects.

STEM programs have more emphasis on the basics. It focuses on understanding how all the components play a role with one another, and how knowing enough about each subject can give you the best careers in this growing technology world.

STEAM programs tend to be more abstract and add a little spice to the remaining subjects. Some STEAM programs use the arts as a tool to teach skills such as creative entrepreneurship or digital production.

We want to hear your thoughts! Do the arts belong in a STEM world or is STEAM just as valuable for our schools to incorporate? Many schools have chosen their side, which program would you want your children to be involved in?

Comment below!

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Shelbie M. Moore

Turn Your Idea Into An Invention

The common thread that ties us to every other person in the world is that . . . we all have pet peeves. Those little things that either happen, or that people do out of habit, can drive us off the deep end. Some people take their pet peeve and bury it, roll their eyes at it, or ignore it. Others use their creativity to do something about it.

Anthony Roberts and William Cortez-Vega, students of Southern Poly Tech State University, decided that they no longer wanted “milk crusties” in their morning cereal. From there, they worked together to create a new invention to change breakfast for themselves and those who also suffer from the same annoyance.

Watch the journey from idea to invention below.




What is the one pet peeve you wish you could do something about? Why can’t you? Your creativity can get as wild as you allow it. Grab someone with the similar issue and work together to find a solution.

It may seem simple, maybe even silly, but The Milk Capper has helped many people who thought they would have to suffer through milk crusties for the rest of their mornings.

Imagine what finding the solution for your pet peeve could do for the other people in your life. Every difference you make counts, no matter how small it is.

You can see more about this invention at http://milkcapper.com/MilkCapper/MilkCapper.html

Do you have an invention you want to share with us? Email us at info@osirisorganiation.org!

 

 

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Shelbie M. Moore

How To Make a Great Promo Video

People want to be informed quickly. We are now in the days of information and technology, which means whether you’re asking for donations or sharing an interesting tid bit you’ve personally discovered, people want to know about it in two minutes or less.

A lot of entrepreneurs have become hip to this knowledge and have decided to make promotional videos to create popularity for their brands. Videos raise awareness as well as funds. They can bring in an audience or turn them away. Look below at the best ways to make a promotional video.

Location Location Location!

Where you are in your video makes a huge impact for your viewers. Where you appear, or the people you have cast appear, gives viewers a place to look at while they are listening to your information. It puts a place to a product or a scene to a circumstance. Images are sometimes easier to remember than words. Whether you are live outside or you draw a backdrop, make sure it flows with your message and relates to your targeted audience.

Cut The Time!

Think about yourself when you’re watching videos you’ve come across on social media during your downtime. Would you watch a video longer than 5 minutes? What about 3 minutes? Many people wouldn’t watch a video past 1 minute unless they are truly interested in the information.

Make it Count!

Don’t give people a reason to skip past your video, give them a reason to press play. Record everything you want to say about your product or service. Make it as long as you want. Afterward, use your favorite editing software and cut the lag time in between your sentences as well as any repeated information you notice throughout your promo.

 
Here’s your homework!

Take a look at the promotional video below. What works? What could be different? How would you have approached this video? Let us know! Share your thoughts! We all are here to listen, learn, and educate.
 

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Shelbie M. Moore

Find A Place To STEM Out!

Sometimes we need to be around like-minded people in order to appreciate our own intelligence. Sometimes we strive for the feeling of seeing other people enjoy what we do, know what we do, and want to learn more about what we do. Sometimes it’s valuable for our youth to see everyone around them as ambitious individuals.

Seminars such as the one in the below video work as a tool of empowerment for our youth.  STEM programs (science, technology, engineering, and math) are forever growing in high schools and colleges and it’s important to keep that interest alive!




Although the summer is just about over and enrollment has already started, this seminars and weekend getaways happen all year round. This video was filmed in December at Carver College of Medicine.

Take a look around your local neighborhood! Or take a trip with your children! Explore what the world has to offer for your child’s future. It’s never too late to introduce the youth of tomorrow to a program that could benefit them today.

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Shelbie M. Moore

Finally! Affordable Tech Based Toys!

We at Osiris pride ourselves on introducing technology to children and young adults. Gaining an interest in technology at a young age builds the bridge toward incorporating technology into future endeavors.

As quickly as technology evolves around us, it’s important to make technology fun and simple to understand for beginning tech enthusiasts. We stumbled across a Consumer Reports video from winter holiday time of 2015. The video shares six fun and interactive toys that get children interested in the possibilities of working with technology.



We not only decided to share the video with you, we also decided to show where to get more information about the toys in the video! Enjoy!

Tech Toys!
1.     Osmo: Numbers - https://www.playosmo.com/en/numbers/
2.     Kano Computer Kit - https://www.playosmo.com/en/numbers/
3.     Cleverkeet - http://www.toysrus.com/buy/toys/little-live-pets-clever-keet-28086-58397836
4.     Power Up 3.0 - http://www.poweruptoys.com/
5.     Skeye Pico Drone - https://www.trndlabs.com/product/skeye-pico-drone/
6.     Sphere-O BB8 - https://www.brookstone.com/sphero-bb8/939393p.html   

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Shelbie M. Moore

Why Tech Entrepreneurs Should Attend College

Attending college is more than acquiring a degree in a particular field of study. It’s about becoming a part of a community so that you can begin to have new experiences, make partnerships, and learn from the people around you.
 
In the video below Nichole Pinkard, professor of computing and digital media at DePaul University, states that she is impressed that the digital software classes are in the same building as photography. 


Why is that important?


When you enter the world of computer programming, you begin to work on projects to aid or entertain people in their daily lives. There is nothing new under the sun. Many thoughts and ideas have been imagined, but not all have been executed. Even the ones that have been executed could always be improved by looking at them with a different perspective.

That’s what the college experience does for your mind. The college experience opens up a new world of inspiration. Many of us seek inspiration to finish or begin a project. On a college campus, around every corner, there is a new person with a new need to aid or a new experience to share.

College is about learning. Not just from your books, not just from your professors, but also from every other student who has a different outlook on life from your own. You’d be surprised what stories you hear from complete strangers that spark your next entrepreneurial idea.

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Shelbie M. Moore

Big Dreams for All People

Children are taught to dream big. They are taught that they should reach for the moon, and even if they miss, they will still land among the stars. As these same children grow up, they start to see reality unfold around them. Things such as money, time, and work turn into distractions from their original ambitions.

These distractions have become the norm for budding entrepreneurs, but they don’t have to be! Lack of money, poor time management, and obligations to work are not stop signs. They are simply speed bumps on the road to success.

We at Osiris Organization wanted to share this video with those children who are becoming young adults, to those young adults becoming adults, and to those adults still trying to find their way in the world.  Every step you take toward your dream is worth it. It can be something as small as drawing out your future company logo, or as big as applying for a small business loan.



Anyone can stay busy by living life one day at a time. Those who want to become successful stay productive. They make every step count toward becoming everything they need to be to become happy.


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Learning STEM through Video Games

The founders and operators of Osiris Organization pride themselves on their interactive technology classes for young adults.  Classes include covering hardware, software, and technical skills. Those young adults are then taught about the different employment opportunities associated with their technology training.

Osiris Organization admires other programs that teach youth about the importance of technology. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs are becoming standard in many schools. It is important that students have the opportunity to learn about these core subjects as they prepare to enter the workforce and focus on their future careers.

At Silicon Valley, Globaloria helps students learn more about STEM through video game design, increasing their achievement in core and computing subjects. Check out the video below to see how Globaloria has found another fun way to engage young adults in technology education.  

 

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Vistaprint Bringing Technology Opportunities to Millennials

Many Millennials are only lacking one thing to make a difference in the working world: opportunity. Read More

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The Code:Mobile

The Code:Mobile is an initiative created by Ladies Learning Code. Ladies Learning Code, founded in 2011, is a Canadian non-profit organization that inspires the youth to become builders - not just consumers - of technology. Read More

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