Tag archives for STEM

  1. STEMazing Night with Hall: Going Mobile

    On Wed February 1, I ended my first big Digital Learning Day by joining in with Hall Davidson for a Siemens STEM Webinar :Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) Your STEM Classroom. Hall Packed the hour full of so many great ideas using mobile devices to reach higher levels of analysis in the classroom […]

  2. WI DEN iPad Event Feb 18!

    Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 a.m. to learn about how the iPad is being used in education. In addition, STEM integration ideas, the Discovery Mobile App., and a variety of other educational apps. will be shared. Discovery Education members are invited as we […]

  3. Empower Students to Present Creatively!

    Empower Students’ Creativity through a Variety of Web 2.0 tools resources and publishing. Back in the day when I was in school, I was sometimes assigned to conduct research in many classes, demonstrating my knowledge gained through giving a speech, (or presentation) in front of class, or writing an essay. There were not many choices […]

  4. Google Science Fair 2012 is here!

    By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy        The second annual Google Science Fair is open. Google started the science fair last year and it was a huge success. Students enter their projects and can win some really great prizes. The projects from last year were pretty impressive too.   Students simply register online, get parental consent, do their project site online […]

  5. 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   The future. What do our students really need to know and be able to do to succeed in future education and careers? Content is a part of what they need to know. Standardized tests test content knowledge and some skills. There are huge debates raging over standardized testing, curriculum, and the […]

  6. Epic iPad Digital Storytelling: Explain Everything!

    I have been on a pretty serious quest, analyzing a number of productivity, photo shop and publishing apps.  In past Posts, I have featured Screen Chomp, Show Me and pic Collage.  Honestly, I really try to stay as close to Free Apps as possible, but every so often I find one that is not free, but […]

  7. Be The Future – STEM resource from the Science Channel

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   Be The Future is a STEM resource from the Science Channel, part of Discovery Communications, that provides information, resources, links, lesson resources, and more from a variety of sources, including Discovery Education.   It is a new science initiative to help get students interested and engaged in science subjects and careers. There […]

  8. Accelerate Learning with Green Screen & Music

    Kari Huttner has taken advantage of the great DE music featuring Dr Lodge McCammon’s content driven Jams containing powerful lyrics and melodies to charge students’ interest and improve their level of comprehension.  Kari adds Green Screen fun with DE Video segments, reaching  total tech integration! What a great way to demonstrate how we help young […]

  9. STEM Curriculum Resources for all educators

    By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   There is a big push for increasing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) in all classes and grade levels. As a science teacher and engineer, I agree that STEM topics are important to our students and our society.   The Dayton Ohio Regional STEM Center is a great resource for teachers who teach STEM […]

  10. Get Discovery Education Flash Content on your iPad

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy     Discovery Education has a huge amount of great resources for educators, from videos to lesson plans to e-textbooks and more. Some of it is in Flash, so you can’t access it directly on your iOS device browser. However, iSwifter has partnered with Discovery Education to create Rover. Rover is an iPad […]

  11. iPads: Not Just for Fun and Games

    Although I teach honors algebra 2 as well as a low functioning Essential 1 freshman math class, I am striving to integrate iPads effectively in many ways beyond  learning games for practicing computation and mathematical reasoning.  IPads can be used effectively to remediate, extend concepts to STEM, and Publish. All of my students have access to using […]

  12. Molecular Workbench – free visual, interactive science experiments and lessons

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy     Molecular Workbench is a free and open source system that provides visual, interactive simulations for science. The simulations are in lesson format, with embedded assessments and the ability to change variables and see what happens. There are hundreds of free simulations in physics, chemistry, biology, biotech and nanotech.   Some are […]

  13. Some More Ideas for getting students engaged in STEM subjects

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy   Engineering is a passion of mine. I have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering-Aerospace, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and worked for 10 years as an engineer before making a career change to education. I still do some engineering consulting work also. I use engineering concepts and ideas in my physics class, […]

  14. More Engineering Resources for K12 Educators and Students

    By David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy     Engineering is a passion of mine. I have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering-Aerospace, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and worked for 10 years as an engineer before making a career change to education. I still do some engineering consulting work also. I use engineering concepts and ideas in my physics class, encourage […]

  15. STEM – description, ideas and resources for educators

    by David Andrade, http://tinyurl.com/edtechguy       STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is a term that has become more and more popular lately as the federal government is pushing for improvements in student performance in these areas. The United States needs more students to enter these fields and, in general, the public needs to be […]

  16. Squish Circuits: Teaching Electricity with Play-dough

    Science Teachers!  Classroom Teachers!  Wouldn’t your students love this! 4 Minute Video Demonstration with AnnMarie Thomas From TED In a zippy demo at TED U, AnnMarie Thomas shows how two different kinds of homemade play dough can be used to demonstrate electrical properties — by lighting up LEDs, spinning motors, and turning little kids into […]

  17. California Educators – Share How You Teach STEM and Win!

    California educators: do you have an exciting way of engaging math and science students in the classroom? Have you been hoping to tell your story about STEM? Join leaders in STEM education to highlight interesting, unique and fun ways of bringing math and science classrooms to life. Submit your idea in a 60 second video […]

  18. Google Science Fair

    I received this email from NASA-AMES today and I had to pass it along.  What an opportunity! Get your students together and get ready to jump on this STEM activity! “On the 11 January 2011, Google is launching the inaugural Google Science Fair. We have partnered with NASA, CERN, National Geographic, Scientific American and the LEGO […]

  19. Science Institute: Day Two

    The second day of the DEN Science Institute featured a bunch of special guests including the Superintendent of Miami-Dade Schools, Alberto Carvalho, alongside Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. Institute attendees spent the day developing concept and unit plans using Discovery Education Science content within the 5E instructional model.  They also explored the connections between hands […]

  20. DEN Science Institute Kicks Off

    Forty science educators from all over the U.S. have convened at the world headquarters of Discovery Communications for our annual DEN Science Institute.  Throughout the week our special guests will focus on two things: professional development and networking.  To that end, the festivities kicked off last night with a networking activity where we made our […]

  21. Educate to Innovate

    President Obama has recently launched an “Educate to Innovate” campaign to encourage participation and increase performance of students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In support of this initiative, Discovery has launched a new, commercial-free science education programming block Monday-Friday (4:00 to 5:00 PM ET/PT) and Saturdays (7:00-9:00 AM ET/PT) on the Science Channel. […]