Scratchwork is an online whiteboard and videoconferencing tool designed with math students in mind. The platform provides a whiteboard on which to draw, type, or import images to annotate. Scratchwork also includes a Latex editor for writing equations and offers an option to draw on a tablet and import those drawings. The collaboration aspect of Scratchwork comes into the picture when the user activates the videoconferencing component built into the tool. Scratchwork is free for students and $10/month for professional tutors and researchers.
A new interactive national report shows how states are performing based on 10 STEM benchmarks. The STEM Opportunity Index, developed by the National Math and Science Initiative, SRI International, and 100Kin10, looks at more than 100 public datasets and puts the results into an interactive map that compares how states are doing across 10 conditions, practices, and outcomes demonstrating STEM success rates.
The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) pioneered Design–Make–Play, a novel approach to learning and engagement, drawing on deeper learning research and supporting the creation of learning experiences that develop critical thinking, knowledge integration, innovation, and creativity skills.
ASM Teacher Materials Camp is a weeklong, idea-generating workshop introducing teachers to methods that will make core math and science principles more enticing and relevant to their middle school and high school students. The materials topics are motivators in any engineering, technology, or science course as students complete projects of personal worth to them.