Each month we publish several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are the resources from our newsletters that educators turned to the most in the month of February.
1. Siemens STEM Day
The Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education have launched Siemens STEM Day, a website that includes more than 130 elementary and middle school activities, as well as high school resources designed to support STEM curriculum and instruction with digital content. Siemens STEM Day offers standards-aligned, hands-on classroom activities and Educator Support with five-minute thematic refreshers designed to help educators prepare for the hands-on activities.
GoNoodle turns movement into a game and makes it easy to be active, the youth way-energetic, playful, and fun. Just press play on hundreds of custom-created videos to get children running, jumping, dancing, stretching, and practicing moments of mindfulness.
RobotBASIC is a multifeatured, general purpose, versatile programming language with an integrated robot simulator. RobotBASIC enables users to simulate a robot with many types of sensors, control a real robot using the wireless protocol, create animated simulations and video games, handle complex engineering problems, motivate students to learn, and create contests for robotics clubs.
4. “Oversharing” Rap Video
Designed for students in grades 6-12, Flocabulary's “Oversharing” animated rap video offers 10 tips for appropriate posting and sharing on social media. The tips include thinking about the reader when posting on social media, avoiding sharing too much personal information, and being mindful of privacy settings.
5. Code Warriors: Hakitzu Battles
In smaller rural schools, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can face troublesome barriers. In our K–12 district of 730 students, we have many of the common obstacles, including limited funds, no extra faculty, and an already overloaded class schedule. These three join arms to block us from using any of the really cool programs we’d like to. Other institutions sing praises of cutting-edge programs and share their successes. Meanwhile, rural schools are trying to figure out how to educate equally deserving kids in STEM.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.