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STEM education provides many opportunities and challenges. How can our practice evolve to meet the needs of 21st-century learners?
What are your favorite STEM education resources?
I will get you started with a few of mine:
We are very excited to share with you our newly posted app on the itunes store. This is an interactive fiction book for children (based on real science), titled "Save the Corals."
We invite you to download the app at the itunes store. Your students will enjoy reading and engaging in moving the story forward as they explore possibilities of saving corals and the 4,000 plus marine life that live in this ocean village. Here's the itunes link to the app:
We are working on a pilot project focused on STEM for preschool age children. If you have any resources specific to this age group, I would be very appreciative of your input. Thanks!
My district will be embarking on a new venture this year...we will be the 1st STEM district in Texas. Just sharing one of the resources that was recently sent to me by my principal. I just began looking through some of the projects suggestions and thought that some of the projects could be tweaked to fit the specific needs of the grade levels or standard based content we teach at our school. I'm not sure if anyone is familiar with this site, but here it is: http://www.intel.com/about/corporateresponsibility/education/k12/STEMUni...
If anyone has any other resources/STEM informational articles they would like to share, please post. I am really trying to read up on just about anything I can get my hands on about helping our school/students/teachers transition into this type of learning environment. Thanks!
I truly believe that FCS isSTEM education. Does anyone have resources that relate life skills to stem education
Can anyone recommend sites in French? Merci!
The "Science in the Movies" program just received TWC's "BEST STEM PRESENTATION OF THE YEAR" award. Science in the Movies is a live presentation performed in your school that shows students and teachers how over 100 key STEM concepts are used to make movie stunts and special effects. There is a great book aligned with the program, "The Secret Science Behind Movie Stunts & Special Effects." Schools using this program are seeing 30% spikes in physical science test scores. www.ScienceInTheMovies.com
I have compiled a video introducing some of my favorite online STEM resources (most of them available for free) -- and pointing out how they it is unfortunate that schools are purchasing iPads and thereby limiting our students' access to these great resources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDSNEjjTWY
A really exciting new initiative for STEAM for K-2nd is becoming available. It's free for for the 2012-13 school year:
Hello, I am new to this group. I am Bob Claymier, retired elementary teacher in Delaware, OH. I currently develop integrated STEM lessons that are correlated to Ohio's academic standards for P-6 science and social studies, and also provide professional development opportunities for elementary teachers interested in integrating STEM into their curriculum. You may wish to visit my website, www.stemiselementary, to download my free integrated STEM lessons and view other information and resources concerning elementary STEM. I have enjoyed the dialogues and resources presented in this community.
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