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Activate Your Mind! STEAM tips and resources you can use right now | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 ArtsEdge, from the Kennedy Center, offers resources for educators to integrate arts into their classroom instruction. The site features lessons, activities, and projects, along with multimedia such as games, audio and video clips, printables, and graphics. Themes that help students connect arts to other education topics include acoustics and sound; earth, wind, and water; the Civil War; and plants and seasons. Season 43 of Sesame Street focuses on STEAM and the importance of STEM knowledge in arts-based careers, such as that of a musician, dancer, or painter. STEAM not STEM maintains that arts education is key to creativity, and creativity supports innovation. Innovation is the cornerstone of technological advancement. “Clearly the combination of superior STEM education combined with Arts education (STEAM) should provide us with the education system that offers us the best chance for regaining the innovation leadership essential to the new economy,” according to the site.

The Concord Consortium | Revolutionary digital learning for science, math and engineering Connect the Dots | STEM CAMP But first, they must embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. For that to happen, we must work together to ignite their curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. So we ask you to join us in connecting the dots between learning and life. Together, we can ignite the spark in students around the clock and around the world. While after-school learning and summer programs provide rich opportunities to keep students inspired beyond the classroom, we know that unequal access to these programs can contribute to disparities in student achievement. STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more - all designed to immerse kids in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering.

5 Ways To Use Video Collaboration For Effective Learning In today’s connected world, students are increasingly comfortable using video to communicate in their personal lives. From using Facetime to keep in contact with families at home to connecting via Google Hangout with friends studying abroad, students are coming into the classroom with a rich skill set of video collaboration methods, often without knowing it. Video has become second-nature to so many students. For effective learning, incorporating real-time video is increasingly important and can truly enhance student outcomes. Designing video into traditional, online, and hybrid classes is surprisingly easy: Add Video Online Most students now have the capability to participate in an online video session. Make Video Part of A Hybrid Course As an example, Lafayette College has been implementing video conferencing as the online portion of a hybrid creative writing class. Bring In Experts Schedule Small Group Time Small groups are an essential part of most classes. Handle Housekeeping Issues

Active science modules GlaxoSmithKline's Active Science website is no longer available. The majority of the content from this site has been transferred to the ABPI Resources for Schools website. You may access the modules as follows: Age 5-7 Humans and Animals Human and Animal Habitats Illustrated Materials Database and Mission Material combined into Materials Age 7-11 Energy Challenge Population Growth and Population Growth and Predators combined into Population Growth Body Builder Age 11-14 Interactive Periodic table Balanced diet Age 14-16 Enzymes in Biotechnology Age 16+ The following modules have not been transferred; if you wish to use the information from one of these modules please contact ABPI at abpischools@abpi.org.uk The Heart Elements Database Selective Breeding and Genetic Engineering Please note that there are interactive resources on the ABPI site covering the Heart and Circulation, Digestion and Genes and Inheritance.

50 Digital Sources Of Free STEM Education Colleges, online universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. Even better, these resources, whether classes, lectures, or tutorials, are all free of charge, meaning you can improve your knowledge without emptying your wallet. Check out our list (organized by topic, not ranking) for some great STEM resources that can help you build your knowledge about everything from calculus to zoology. Universities These universities, many of which are renowned for their STEM programs, offer resources like course materials, videos, and lecture series. Lectures Head to any of these resources to find lectures from the best and the brightest in science, tech, and math. Tutorials For tech topics, sometimes a tutorial is the best way to learn. Educational Media Free Courses

MASTER Tools Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. Instructional materials are currently available for GalaxSee, SimSurface, and the Fractal Microscope. If you come across a model which does not function properly, please email us and let us know which models you are having trouble running.

6-8STEMresources Introduction: In recent years, the potential impact of global warming has been discussed widely by the scientific community. The majority of scientific reports suggest that the Earth will be soon facing climate change as the Earth increases in temperature. Global warming is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth. The increase in temperature may only be a few degrees, however, this slight change could have a profound impact on the Earth's polar ice caps. There are many possible causes of global warming. The melting of the ice in Antarctica, Greenland and other land locked glaciers is a big concern for scientists. A good introduction to global warming for students can be found at: The Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Kid's site Group Size: Any Learning Objectives: 1. 2. 3. 4. Guiding Question: What is global warming? Materials: Student Introduction: What is Global Warming1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 4. Procedure1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1.

23 Formative Digital Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The STEM and PBL Series Part 4… 23 Formative Digital Resources ….A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Project Based Learning is built on lessons/activities rich in formative learning experiences along with student interaction and production. It is the formative learning that is a key to the PBL Essential Element of “revision and reflection”. Resources Like this: Like Loading...

ElectroCity Siemens STEM - Grades 9,10,11,12 NASA Videos Promethean Resource Pack This resource pack contains six videos from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Videos in this pack include: Balloon - capillary action Hammer and feather on the moon Inside KC135 - zero gravity Newton's Cannon xFlight Keywords: NASA, space, astronautViews: 58 NASA Images Promethean Resource Pack This resource pack contains 25 images taken at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Keywords: NASA, space, astronautViews: 43 Accelere Project to Modify and Enhance Greenhouse Hydroponic From my students we have formed a student club plus joined SkillsUSA to enhance our skills. Keywords: hydroponic water qualityViews: 65 Gathering Resources for an Expanding Classroom Community With todays growing demands both on student and teachers resources this presentation might assist you on ways to start projects plus fund them. Keywords: fundingViews: 70 Mole Cards Activity An introductory mole conversion activity. Algadoo This is acutally a web download.

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