STEM in Elememtary Years Free Webinar
Date: Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010
Time: 3:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm PT
Duration: One hour (15 mins for Q&A)
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Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are no longer just “good skills” to have; they are increasingly vital to a 21st-century education. Research tells us that engagement with math and science at the elementary level is critical to student success in later years. Join us for this Webinar, “Integrating STEM in the Elementary Years: Why It’s Critical to Start Early,” to learn from national STEM education experts why the elementary years are so important for engaging students in the STEM disciplines, and for retaining their interest into their later school years. •Hear from a national STEM expert how to articulate to your teachers and parent community STEM’s importance, and how to help them see its relevance to real world problems. •See how teachers are addressing the need in the classroom to engage elementary students in these critical subjects. •Get the tools and resources to implement an integrated STEM approach in your school or district’s science, technology, and math curriculum.
Teachers Love Smartboards blog Christmas Resources has dozens of activities for students related to the Christmas holidays.
Engineering is Elementary is a great way to introduce our younger students to science and engineering concepts needed for the new STEM initiatives for middle and high school. You do have to pay to purchase the materials, but this would be a great project for a mini grant.
Think Math is a Harcourt site that has many online math practice activities sorted by grade level and type of number concept.
Animated Atlas illustrates the growth of the U.S. from the colonies up to 1879.
Liberty Kids Web Site teaches about Colonial life in America through a variety of educational activities.
This site includes ideas on how to make life in Colonial America relevant to youth today, key ideas that led to the War of Independence, tips on helping kids use the Internet productively and safely, and resources for additional background information.
Larkin.Net Web 2.0 Tutorials
This web site from Australia has excellent tutorials for new users of Web 2.0 Technology.
This web site was developed by two high school students who were tired of looking up definitions for words. Student just type in the list of vocabulary words and the software develops a list of definitions (and synonyms) that can be printed.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Odds and Ends, Videos | Posted on December 8, 2009
Pupil Tube How-To Videos
Welcome to PupilTube.com, the worlds largest collection of how-to, tutorial and explanatory videos online. We collect, share and promote knowledge.
For instance, you can improve your math skills by watching explanatory math videos, or you can learn to play your favorite song on the piano by watching one of our users turorials. And there is so much more…!
Presidential Log Cabins is sponsored by the National Park Service. While the teacher resources and lessons are developed for middle school, I can still see our fourth graders being able to use this site or the teacher use the site with the Promethean board.
Interactive Story Elements from Learner.Org
This site utilizes the familiar story of Cinderella to walk students through several interactive vignettes related to story elements. In addition, click on the arrow at the top right of the screen to see other interactive lessons.
PBS Kids Videos Students can watch clips of Curious George, Super Why, Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid, Sesame Street, Martha Speaks, Clifford, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Steve Songs, Word World, Between the Lions, Lomax, Dragon Tales, and more. Each video grouping has an accompanying website that has fun learning activities and games for kids to complete.
Web 2.0 Technology for Teachers
Web 2.0 may be daunting to many educators, so Discovery Education has put together a site with videos, resources, explanations of Web 2.0 technologies and advice for teachers.
Presentation Planning Pyramid
This is an excellent planning tool to use for students or adults! When planning a presentation, it’s easy to overwhelm the audience with too many slides and too much information. This tool helps keep you focused and limits the message to the essential idea.
Interactive Whiteboard Activities from Harrisville Elementary
Harrisville Elementary School in West Virginia has a nice collection of learning activities posted on their school web site. I can see these being used on your Promethean boards for practice, review, or even a center activity.
How to do Research web site offers a student friendly step-by-step introduction to doing research from planning to publishing.
iSpring Solutions PowerPoint to Flash Converter
iSpring Free works within PowerPoint, transforming it into a fast and easy Flash authoring tool. It is compatible with any PowerPoint version 2000/XP/2003/2007 installed on a Windows machine. To create Flash files viewable on any device from your PowerPoint presentations, just install iSpring Free, open your PowerPoint presentation, click Quick Publish and get Flash slideshows from your PPT presentations in just a few seconds
Brain Pop Winter Resources has a variety of topics from winter holidays to hibernation to snow and glaciers.