"Looking to incorporate art and design into your STEM subject learning? Here are 10 cool STEAM suggestions we found from School Specialty. These STEAM projects will help your students grasp science, tech, engineering and math concepts through the creative process." click here for more
"Using a tablet to explore STEAM concepts is a natural pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That’s why we’ve gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level" Click here for more
The impact and value of video in blended learning represents an ongoing field of research. Recent surveys, empirical studies and industry reports overwhelmingly agree that video in education, when used correctly, can significantly boost student engagement, enjoyment and learning outcomes.
Research by Cruse (2014) has identified several benefits to teaching and learning:
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Innovation is a trait that I desperately want to instill in my students, and many teachers I talk to seem to share that goal. In the current climate of high stakes testing, state standards, and prescribed learning outcomes, it can be incredibly difficult to foster an atmosphere of innovation and creativity that inspires students. But rest assured, it is possible.
Read more about how one teacher builds a course around the eight basic principles for the “Innovative Classroom.” The fundamental ideas could be applied to almost any course at any level.
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.
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How To Embed Just About Anything
Summary of article by Jason Teitelman · June 24, 2015
Embedding videos, photos, or other types of content in your blog posts is a relatively simple way to enhance your posts with informative, attention-grabbing content.
In this round up post, we’ll share posts explaining how to embed just about anything into your blog!
There is an age old adage that says “two heads are better than one”. Consider collaboration in recent history: Watson and Crick or Page and Brin (Founders of Google). But did you know it was a collaborative Computer Club about basic programming at a middle school that brought together two minds that would change the future of computing?
Yes, those two were of course Bill Gates and Paul Allen, the founders of Microsoft.
Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher level thinking and preserve information for longer times than students working individually. Why is this so?
Wonderopolis is an exciting site where the 'Wonders of the Day' will help teachers and students find learning moments in everyday life.
This multi-discipinary approach to content aligns well to the STEM Educational Framework and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.
The Daily Wonders can be used as a springboard or stimulus for creative thinking. There is a collection of wonders that relates to specific themes and interests.
Teachers can search by subject matter or year level.
This resource is well worth a look!
For example, search 'wonders' about animals
Embedded example: Do Animals Play Hide and Seek?
#342 WONDER OF THE DAY
Here is a taste of some of the best Educational Websites for P-12 Educators. There are thousands to choose from of course! Let us know what YOUR favourite is, and for which year levels or subject areas.
There are simply amazing educational resources on the internet. From simple skill and drill games, class blogs, research resources, scientific simulations and digital tools right up to collaborative and creative resources that can redifine what learning looks like.
Use the search box or links below to find an array of 21st century resources are mentioned in various sections throughout this site that support teachers, students and parents with:
- BYOT at CC
- STEM - STEAM
- Blog - ICT News
- Digital Citizenship
- 3D Printing
- Mobile apps - BYOT
- Digital Storytelling
- Web Tools
- Minecraft Home
- Movie Making
- Creating with Code
- Just for Fun!
- Future of Technology