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 February.
GlobalCOLab offers a unique opportunity for students to tackle global issues that are affecting their communities. Students choose a topic, propose and test a lab activity, and publish their results for peers to review.
BLOSSOMS (Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies), created by MIT, engages students with STEM subjects by connecting math and science to the real world. Educators and professionals contribute to an open database of 50-minute lessons that include videos, teachers' guides, handouts, and additional resources.
Engare combines mathematics, art, and technology through a puzzle-like drawing game. Players trace shapes in an effort to match a target glyph or create their own unique geometric drawings to export as images or 3D models.
Author and blogger Tom Whitby asks whether technology and learning are actually compatible. He explores the topic of what determines whether an educator is really a user of edtech and how it impacts the students they teach.
The Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University partnered with educators to create Novel Engineering, a program that uses classroom literature as the basis for engineering design challenges. Tufts TEEP (Teacher Engineering Education Program) offers an online course for K—12 educators on integrating engineering and literacy.
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.
Operation Outbreak is an innovative platform for STEM education on infectious diseases and outbreak preparedness created by Sarasota Military Academy Prep School and the Sabeti Lab at TheBroad Institute of Harvard and MIT. The platform integrates an academic unit covering relevant science and humanities subjects with a culminating “outbreak simulation” experiential learning activity.
Into the Outdoors (ITO) creates pathways to environmental awareness and outdoor lifestyles to empower the next generation to become sustainable stewards of Planet Earth. Part science lesson and part adventure, this streaming video series uncovers the stories behind sensible solutions to creating a better planet while the youth hosts have some fun along the way.