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
SageModeler is an intuitive modeling tool being developed at TheConcord Consortium and the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University for middle school and high school students to build their own models and validate their model design using real-world data.
TechGirlz is a program of Creating IT Futures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit of CompTIA, which inspires middle school girls to explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. To achieve its mission, TechGirlz has created engaging, interactive “TechShopz” led by industry professionals, community leaders, and students.
You do not have to go far from home to travel somewhere amazing. Every state hosts natural and technological marvels that you may never have seen. Popular Science magazine suggests 50 science-y destinations that are well worth a visit—each is within a drivable distance from the state’s largest population center.