Tag archives for STEM

  1. PETE&C DEN Star Spotlight Episode One

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    Over the past ten years I have been lucky enough to attend and present at the Pennsylvania Educational Technology Conference and Expo.  It has really grown over the years.  PETE&C has attracted some great keynote speakers such as Jeff Corwin and Dan Pink.  This year the keynote speakers are Jonathan Strickland senior writer for HowStuffWorks.com and co-host […]

  2. Holiday spending can spark discussions on financial literacy

    From the commercials to the billboards, holiday shopping (and spending) can often spark great conversations with students.  If you’re looking to start a financial literacy conversation with your students during this time of year, or if you want to share some great curriculum resources with parents, take a look at one of our partners in […]

  3. Siemens STEM Carnival

    Are you a K-8 teacher interested in sharing resources, learning about best practices related to STEM, or connecting with other educators?  Attend the Siemens STEM Fair and Science Day on Saturday, December 1st.  This free event runs from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Langley Education Campus, 101 T Street Northeast in Washington, DC. […]

  4. STEM the Tide at Pennsbury Manor

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         I was happy to be able to attend a workshop at Pennsbury Manor in Morrisville, PA on STEM concepts. The Manor is the archaeological restoration of William Penn’s home on the Delaware River rebuilt in 1937. The “STEM the Tide” event hosted 6 presenters. This was a great opportunity to connect with other teachers […]

  5. Effective STEM Assessment Techniques for Low-Incidence Populations

    Thank you so much to Cary Supalo (Illinois State University/Independence Science) and Peg Hartwig (Marshfield Schools) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the second event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Supalo discussed his work advocating for and creating modifications to drive hands-on authentic lab […]

  6. Great FREE Resources from Discovery Education

    This is the presentation I did this past Saturday at the New England Day of Discovery, in Groton CT. There are some great, free resources from Discovery Education available that can help teachers, students, and parents. The content and design of these resources is excellent are are great resources to help students learn.     […]

  7. STEM and Gamiming: Play foldit and Add Knowledge to Scientific Research!

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    Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. http://fold.it/portal/info/science  Teach Biology students about the importance of proteins and protein structures in a fun, inquiry-based exploration via this game. A wealth of background information on the […]

  8. 10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

    This past January I wrote “10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have” and I have decided to modify it for the “10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have”. Here’s my list.   Overall, educators need to understand some basics about technology and that it is not a be-all-end-all solution to everything in a classroom. Technology can help […]

  9. Wonderville – awesome, fun, educational science resources

      Wonderville is a great, free site I just learned about from an article in Tech & Learning magazine. Wonderville is an award winning site that has interactive science activities that are fun and educational. There are over 30 games on Wonderville that help students learn about science while having fun. There are also puzzles, activity sheets and crosswords, videos exploring […]

  10. Nature Works Everywhere – free resources for learning about nature’s factory

      Nature Works Everywhere is a great, free site from The Nature Conservancy and Discovery Education. The site has resources to help learn about how nature works and the fact that nature is a factory, making many of the things we need.       There is an interactive online game that helps students discover the connections […]

  11. Lists, Descriptions and Training Resources for Using Discovery Education resources

    Discovery Education has tons of resources, programs and applications for educators. How do you find it all and learn how to use them? The Discovery Educator Network and this blog is one way. Here are some more ways: Training Resources for Discovery Education Tools and Apps:  http://goo.gl/usJsd – lots of great resources, tips, help and more. […]

  12. 2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference

    2012 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference July 16-17, 2012 University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie, Wisconsin Learn – Participate – Engage – Connect Who Should Attend The ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout encourage conference participation from teachers, education administrators, faculty members from education and the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), government officials, and STEM […]

  13. 1 Week Left to Enter the DEN’s Dr. Lodge Video Challenge

    That’s right, this Friday, May 4th is your last chance to submit your videos! Looking for more info?  Check out the contest website or keep on scrolling…   What’s the Dr. Lodge Video Challenge? Simply select one of Dr. Lodge McCammon’s pre-selected, standards-based songs, learn the corresponding moves from the kinesthetic lectures, film your music […]

  14. ReThink “ThingLink..

    Here is a little web tool that can be expanded to do more than what you may think! ThingLink will allow you to upload a picture and then place link targets within the picture to connect you to different sites, listen to an explanation, or read information an important concept. It seems like  a simple […]

  15. Closing the STE…M Gap: Mathematics Integration through 21st C Publishing

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    Want to empower your students to create 21st century STEM projects. Want to help close the STE….M Gap? DEN STAR Peg Hartwig shows you how to close the gap with web 2.0 tools and iPad apps to create dynamic, engaging STEM application productions. I joined this session about 5 minutes into the presentation (apologies, Peg). Peg […]

  16. Velocity, Discovery Education and Mecum Auctions join forces to support STEM education

    On Friday, April 13th, Discovery Education and Velocity joined forces with Mecum Auctions for the very first “Mecum Challenge” in Houston, TX. I was incredibly lucky to help host the event for twenty-five middle school students from Houston ISD. Prior to the challenge, we sent the students a series of assignments to familiarize themselves with […]

  17. Jacques Cousteau at a Book Fair in the Barnes and Noble in Baton Rouge!

    This is not an April Fools’ Day Joke! I wrote a post a couple of days ago on the success of day one of our book fair in Barnes and Noble.  Day one focused on Geography so our day two took a different direction with curriculum as students completed a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

  18. DEAF STEM

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     DEAF Educational Access for Computational Science Are you looking for STEM resources to engage hearing impaired students? The Shodor Education Foundation has what you need to support all of your students in STEM curriculum content. Click here to view the Deaf Educational Access For Computational Science  (DEAF CS) website. Here you can view ASL annotated […]

  19. Anyone Can Try The Discovery Ed. Science Techbook!

    The Discovery Education Science Techbook is a complete digital curricular resource that replaces traditional K-12 science textbooks and lowers district costs. It ignites curiosity and enhances learning via a powerful, simple-to-use program that helps teachers transition to the exciting world of digital resources. This Techbook is making a great impact on integrating 21st Century STEM […]

  20. 10 Essential Educational Resources for Teachers – my list

      I just read an article at Edudemic entitiled “20 Must-Have Educational Resources For All Teachers“. In this article, the author writes about the devices and web-resources that he feels are must have’s for education. In it, he challenges the readers to create their own list too. I agree with much of his list, but […]

  21. 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education

    25 Free Resources from Discovery Education 1. New Teacher Survival Central – http://www.discoveryeducation.com/survival/index.cfm 2. Curiosity – explore and learn a variety of topics – http://curiosity.discovery.com/ 3. Clip Art Gallery – free clip art – http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/?pID=clipart 4. Energy Balance 101 – get and keep students healthy – http://energybalance101.com/ 5. The Road Ahead – energy lessons and […]