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The Library Voice: MERGE Teaching Resources To Inspire Your Learners! MERGE has been inspiring our learners in amazing ways this year. The MERGE cubes and headsets are bringing learning to life in all kinds of ways for our students and it is very exciting to think about all of the experiences we will bring to them in the future months. As we plan for lots of fantastic opportunities with the MERGE cubes and headsets, I have been spending time brainstorming and working on ideas and plans for learning, creating and collaborating between the MERGE resources, CoSpaces, Tinkercad and more. One of my favorite places to head is to the MERGE website, where this is a special place for librarians and other educators.

On the MERGE Educators page, I love all of the ways MERGE can transform learning including Bringing Lesson Plans to Life, Bringing Lab Experiments to Life, Beyond Books: Immersive Discovery including the importance of bringing MERGE headsets and cubes to libraries for checkout at school and home, and Bringing Coding and Design to Life. Downloadable STEM Role Models Posters Celebrate Women Innovators As Illustrated By Women Artists. Now at the end of its second season, Nevertheless, a truly WYSKy podcast that tells the stories of women who are transforming teaching and learning through technology, “commissioned another four female illustrators from South America, Africa, the Middle East and China” to create a new set of STEM Role Models posters for its growing collection. Nevertheless now offers a total of eight inspiring posters, each celebrating a different woman innovator everyone should know, and they’re all available to download now (scroll for larger poster images and download links).

Of its STEM Role Models posters collection, Nevertheless podcast explained, “The women featured serve as amazing role models in their fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or STEM as it’s often referred to). You can listen to our episode on STEM Role Models here. “We’d love you to download the posters and print them out for your school or workplace. Dr. Hayat Sindi – Scientist and Innovator Dr. Mae C. Dr. The Periodic Table of AR/VR iOS Apps Vol.2 | Home | VirtualiTeach. A year ago I co-authored The Periodic Table of AR and VR iOS Apps with my good friend and serial innovator Mark “ICT Evangelist” Anderson. Part of Mark’s expanding line-up of educational Periodic Tables resources, it was launched at BETT London 2018 by Mark. I then delivered my own presentation on the project inside Engage as a part of the #CPDinVR events. This free resource was incredibly well-received and was shared thousands of times across social media.

You can find my original article about the first AR/VR Periodic Table here and Mark’s original article here. We soon began discussing the potential for a follow-up since we didn’t have room to include every app we wanted to (plus new ones had even launched at BETT within days of us publishing!) So for the next few months we kept a shared spreadsheet going and would periodically add app ideas to different categories. What I found interesting this time around was how much harder it was to find (good) mobile VR apps. STEM Read Official Selections – STEM Read. AR/VR FETC 2019 - Google Slides. Download Free Digitized Art Through the Art Institute of Chicago Website. Access the Applied Digital Skills Curriculum – Google Applied Digital Skills.

Untitled. By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: mathematics, science, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 Curriculum Resources Exploratorium Provides interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events for K-12. Saturday and Summer professional development workshops are available through the Teacher Institute. NASA – For Educators Lesson plans, teacher guides, classroom activities, video clips, games, posters, and more for teachers and students in grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12, and higher education. eGFI: Dream Up the Future Promotes engineering education with K-5, 6-8, 9-12 lesson plans, activities, outreach programs, and links to web resources. Professional Development STEM Education Resource Center Provides nearly 4,000 science, technology, engineering and math resources for PreK-5, 6-12 as well as free, self-paced modules for teachers teaching global climate change to middle school and high school students.

The Library Voice: New Coding Resources, Books, Songs, Sites & Activities for Hour of Code & All Year Long! As we get ready for the last four weeks of 2018 and our last library rotation, we are focusing on computer science, especially coding, robotics and game building with Bloxels and BreakoutEDU, at Van Meter. This is also the perfect connection for Hour of Code, which is coming up December 3-9, 2018. For the coding piece, we have put together a newly updated Coding Symbaloo that you can find here. It is filled with awesome books, eBooks, resources, digital tools and apps, and so much more that you and your school community will find useful and informative too.

In this post, I would like to show you around the Symbaloo and all of the treasures it holds. First, the Coding Symbaloo is a piece of our Coding, Coding, Coding Collection by Destiny. Please feel free to use and share this public Collection with your school community too. Next, are the wonderful resources from, which is the organization that started and supports Hour of Code every year. Four other favorites are the Code It! Invention Convention. STEM in Libraries | We're Scientists… Library Scientists.

What Makes Something STEM? A MiddleWeb Blog STEM is a growing young initiative in the K-12 learning arena. Many people are still trying to wrap their heads around it. Teachers are still wondering, “I teach science (or I teach technology, or I teach math), so am I teaching STEM?” I recently finished co-teaching a STEM/STEAM eCourse with colleague Nancy Flanagan and guest Dr. Susan Pruet. We found that many people are wrestling with questions about what STEM is, how it’s different from traditional math and science classes, and how engineering fits in. Before figuring out what makes something STEM, educators need to understand what STEM is supposed to accomplish. Why the urgency around STEM?

► Our workforce has a growing need for workers with 21st century skills. . ► Currently our biggest demand is for workers who understand math and science and can apply what they know. STEM intentionally gives students experience in integrating and applying rigorous math and science to solve problems. Why include engineering? Students: 36 Resources for STEM Project-Based Learning Activities. If you’re a teacher or homeschool parent looking for ideas for STEM project-based learning activities, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled a list of terrific STEM project-based learning activities that can be tailored to meet your students’ needs. Our list breaks down the learning activities by subject: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Many of these activities are customizable so they can be catered to toddlers all the way up to high school aged students. If you’re looking for some quick 5-minute project ideas to keep the kids busy while you’re on the phone or taking care of house chores, check out this Bored Jar idea from Left Brain Craft Brain. Whenever the kids say “I’m bored,” just have them pull something from the jar and get to some fun learning. STEM Project-Based Learning Activities You’ll Love Science Activities for Project Based Learning STEM Technology Activities Engineering-Based Activities for Students PBL Math Activities Using Hands-On Learning.

NASCAR | Scholastic. Middle School Science. Homepage | Siemens STEM Day. 20 Fun Activities for Learning with Legos. Yes, Lego, the most popular toy ever made is also ridiculously educational! In fact, when coming up with this list it was difficult to limit it to just 20 activities. The educational possibilities of the humble Lego are seemingly endless. If you have kids, the odds are pretty good that you have at least a few Lego sets lying around (though hopefully not on the floor—those things hurt to step on!) For most of these activities, you can use whatever bricks your kids have, whether that’s the basic building sets or bricks from themed sets like City, Star Wars, Ninjago, or Batman. While Lego does have an entire section of its website devoted to education, many of these activities require you to purchase specific sets, some of which can be expensive.

While there are some wonderful resources there, we wanted to focus on activities any parent could do with Legos already on hand. Lego learning activities for preschool and lower elementary 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Education | Curiscope US & Worldwide. Edu: Make AR & VR in the classroom. STEM Activities and Experiments for Kids | 4-H. Learn How To Write Your Name In Binary Code. EarSketch. Edu: Make AR & VR in the classroom. Learn to build Android apps | Appinventor. Techlearning. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce.

Play Games. Take the Fluor Engineering Challenge! Please ensure you have JavaScript enabled in your browser. If you leave JavaScript disabled, you will only access a portion of the content we are providing. <a href="/help/javascript">Here's how. </a> Ball Launcher—Congratulations to the 2018 Fluor Challenge Drawing Winners and High Scorers! Top Scores for the 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge The Fluor Challenge is open to students in grades K-12. "My favorite part was the teamwork part, because I got to work with other smart minds to put a good working launcher together. Table 2. 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge top scores 2018 Fluor Challenge Scores by Age Students entering the Fluor Challenge work in teams of up to four students.

"The kids absolutely loved the challenge of discovering ways to not only launch further, but how to make their launches more accurate. Table 3. 2018 Fluor Engineering Challenge top scores for ages 6-10 "My favorite part of the challenge was building and engineering the device. Figure 2. Discovery Education: Navy Interactive. STEM curriculum for K-12 - TeachEngineering. Snap! (Build Your Own Blocks) 4.1. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share.

STEM Resource Finder. Available Kits For Selection | Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters. STEMisphere | STEMisphere. Partnership Opportunties – STAR_Net. The Connectory. OK Go Sandbox. STEM Resource Finder.