Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Distance learning is a crazy time for many, but we can celebrate the way various companies are offering very cool and engaging tools, resources, and activities for free. Free Distance Learning Resources. Live webinars with ideas on how to engage students and parents.

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Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. ” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning?

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning.

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How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors. We can use short videos to help students who are falling behind—and to give more advanced students the chance to have deeper discussions in class.” One student may watch a clip on his smartphone at his kid’s soccer practice, and another may log in at 2 a.m.

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3 Emerging Technologies That Will Reshape Education in 2019

Wisewire

Mobile AR, VR, and voice technologies are creating more interactive learning experiences. And AI-powered education platforms can help to improve student engagement with global culture and history. More specifically, how can emerging technologies take advantage of 5G to improve student readiness and engagement, STEM teacher training, and/or support students with special and/or diverse learning needs.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. September 13, 2018) – Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today it has added new digital assets to its services that boost teachers’ ability to engage students in a variety of subjects including Science, STEM, and Social Studies.

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New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. There are a lot of opinions and fads in education, and they are not serving students well. “In Additionally, teachers saw dramatic increases in engagement and performance.

Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

Edsurge

As technology use has increased in schools, so has the breadth of innovations aimed at improving learning—for example, by personalizing to the needs of each student. But how are these innovations building on what we know about how people learn? In order to fully leverage research to improve learning outcomes for all students, we must fundamentally shift the relationship between learning research and educational practice.

Tons of Engaging Lesson Templates for Incredible Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! If you are a teacher who uses Google Classroom then you know how easy it is to assign a template of a Slide, Spreadsheet, Doc or Drawing for students to complete. Digital Advent Calendar.

Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. professional learning.

Portsmouth Public Schools Becomes the Latest Virginia School System to Select Discovery Education to Support Student Academic Achievement

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students districtwide will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place.?? . professional learning.

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education

techlearning

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools. This is not just another initiative in Carlsbad, but rather a partnership to build capacity, improve student engagement, and ultimately, prepare students for success beyond their time as a student at the Carlsbad Municipal Schools.”

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106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web

eSchool News

The move to digital textbooks and resources is spreading as more companies partner with open education efforts. More than 100,000 teacher-created digital textbooks are now available online through the CK-12 Foundation’s free STEM content and tools platform. The 106,000 digital texts, or FlexBooks, come from the roughly 30,000 schools using CK-12’s free and open digital resources. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

South Dakota’s Pierre School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Its Mission to Inspire All Students to Achieve Their Potential

eSchool News

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, April 15, 2021) —South Dakota’s Pierre School District (PSD) today announced the launch of a new partnership with Discovery Education supporting the district’s mission to inspire all students to achieve their potential.

Tons of Engaging Lesson Templates for Incredible Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! If you are a teacher who uses Google Classroom then you know how easy it is to assign a template of a Slide, Spreadsheet, Doc or Drawing for students to complete. Digital Advent Calendar.

STEM Education for All Educators: What is Block-Based Coding?

My Paperless Classroom

Blockly based apps allow students to get programming fast. In a 45 minute class period, a student can complete multiple iterations of a functioning video game, an animation, or a model. The work the students are doing in Hopscoth, Tickle, and Tynker, during grades 2-4 is preparing them to be productive in Scratch in grades 4-8. The fluid use of apps also helps students practice learning. When students open Hopscotch or Scratch Jr, they can do anything.

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5 apps to jump-start augmented reality in the classroom

eSchool News

It’s fair to say that augmented reality has moved from a cool technology that might be neat for students to try to a credible teaching tool that fits just as easily in K-12 classrooms as it does in higher education. Advocates have long said augmented reality helps boost student engagement and also helps reach those with varying learning styles. So too, the student’s day is blocked out into delineated (and often arbitrary) chunks of time.

Discovery Education Chosen by New Mexico’s Hobbs Municipal School District to Accelerate STEM Education in District Middle School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and STEM-focused Professional Development System to Create Authentic Learning Experiences for Middle School Students - Silver Spring, Md. Through Discovery Education’s unique, combination of award-winning digital resources and STEM-focused professional development, educators in the Heizer Middle School will soon be creating dynamic learning experiences that bring STEM education to life for the district’s middle school students.

Vernier hosting 34 data-collection workshops

eSchool News

Workshops provide educators with hands-on experience as they learn about new ways to integrate data-collection technologies into their curriculum. Starting in February, Vernier Software & Technology will host 34 free, hands-on workshops to help science and STEM educators learn how to use and integrate the latest data-collection technology into their curriculum. To learn more and register for a Vernier data-collection workshop near you, visit [link].

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How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

Edsurge

In the late 1960s, Nobel Prize-winning economist Herbert Simon posed the following thought exercise: Imagine you are an alien from Mars visiting a college on Earth, and you spend a day observing how professors teach their students. For him, improving the speed of learning is just part of it.

Word Cloud Tools: Raising the Bar

A Principal's Reflections

These early web tools burst on the scene to provide new avenues to engage students and stakeholders. Over the years these tools have been used to increase student engagement. From a pedagogical sense they can be used as part of an anticipatory set or as a means to review prior learning, check for understanding, and close a lesson. They can also be used more broadly as part of a larger student project to assist with making their learning more visible.

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South Carolina adopts science video service

eSchool News

Supplementary STEM videos serve to engage students in science learning. Students in South Carolina will soon have access to short Twig Science and Tigtag Science videos through a new statewide partnership. These supplemental STEM resources can enhance science curriculum connecting science teaching and learning to career and college readiness.

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How Professors Are Planning for an Uncertain Fall Semester

Edsurge

Beaudoin, vice chair of the University Senate at Purdue University • Robert Talbert, a professor in the mathematics department at Grand Valley State University and author of the book “Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty.” Every student will sort of be on a bit of an island.

StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

Books, videos, math games aim to boost student engagement. By pairing leading educators and learning experts with JibJab’s world-class team of artists and storytellers, StoryBots has captured the attention of today’s media-savvy students with fun, compelling content designed to support the development, practice and mastery of foundational skills. Learning Videos – a library of 110+ animated musical videos that explore a wide range of topics.

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Calif. district boosts NGSS resources

eSchool News

Pasadena USD selects STEMscopes California to help students adjust to NGSS, develop and deepen STEM understanding through inquiry-based learning. Pasadena Unified School District is addressing the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California by providing its K-6 teachers and students with STEMscopes California, a hands-on digital STEM curriculum built to meet the California NGSS standards. Digital Learning and Tools News STEM Top News

Why the Convenience University Will Rule Higher Ed

Edsurge

A couple of decades ago, when I was dean of online learning at Stevens Institute of Technology, a small STEM college on the Hudson with a view of mid-Manhattan, we polled our digital students about why they chose to enroll as virtual learners.

Casio’s ed-tech products help teachers boost engagement

eSchool News

Calculators, projectors were developed to alleviate teachers’ stress and help students learn. Casio’s latest calculators and projectors offer features that not only aim to alleviate stress for teachers, but will also help to enhance student engagement. Teachers are the backbone of schools and devote their lives to giving students the tools needed to succeed,” said Makoto Ori, Senior General Manager of Casio’s Consumer Products Division. “We

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long. The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My My son has learning issues, and when I walked into his classroom, I began to see it through his eyes,” he says.

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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

Movie Clip of One Technology Exasperation: Of course, the editors then had to ponder what would make a technology easier to avoid than try to implement, and came up with a list of broad technologies and technology trends that either A) caused, rather than eased, more problems and concerns in the classroom, and/or B) were not evolved enough to make an actual difference in teaching or learning.

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Singer has funded and led a wide range of digital companies over the past twenty years, and the list of business and charitable boards on which he serves is long. The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My My son has learning issues, and when I walked into his classroom, I began to see it through his eyes,” he says.

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STEAM Learning in Action

EdNews Daily

The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. But administrators and policy makers now recognize the benefits of integrating arts education into STEM subjects. Now, instead of focusing solely on STEM, education experts are finding ways to innovate in the classroom with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics).

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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10 Must-Have Features of an Online Education Platform

Kitaboo on EdTech

An online education platform is meant for delivery of educational content to students. The platform, unlike a textbook is an interactive medium where students can engage with the content. Because every institute wants their students to understand the concepts and its implications in the real world. How do they decide which platform works best for their students? Every vendor claims to have the best learning platform which benefits students and teachers.

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Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

Discovery Education

Read on to learn more about Discovery Education’s 9 key lessons of 2016: 1. Providing STEM for All Is the Path to the Future. The idea that STEM education is only for the most gifted students on track for graduate degrees is a falsehood. million STEM jobs needed nationwide will require sub-baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020. Read more: STEM for All: Creating a Healthy STEM Ecosystem ). Help Students Approach Subjects Like Experts.

Building Resilient Communities with Students at the Center

Digital Promise

As school starts again this fall amid the ongoing crisis, the Digital Promise Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) network demonstrates the value of partnerships between school systems and their surrounding communities. Supporting Teachers to Support Students in the Bay Area.