Social Studies & Science Tools

Bring Environmental Education to Life with Project-Based Learning with James Fester – Easy EdTech Podcast 134

In this episode, ISTE author James Fester joins to discuss his new book about incorporating project-based learning in environmental education to solve real-world problems. You’ll hear actionable tips you can try out right away along with interdisciplinary connections to environmental education throughout the school year. This week’s episode is all about Project-Based Learning and Environmental […]

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Movies for Every Subject Area: Creating Active Learning Through Film

Film is a powerful medium for storytelling. If we’re anything alike, you’ve laughed, cried, and maybe even yelled out in surprise when watching a movie for the first (or one hundredth) time. How can you create active learning through film? Active learning experiences ask students to think deeply, discuss, and make connections as they watch […]

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5 Reasons To Try a STEM Program

Many decisions go into planning for the upcoming school year. For example, you might look for ways to increase collaboration as students work together towards a common goal. Or you might commit to bring in more opportunities for students to explore different careers — like a STEM program that supports critical and computational thinking. Are […]

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How to Support Girls in STEM with Dr. Mina Jo Blazy – Easy EdTech Podcast 119

In this episode, Dr. Mina Jo Blazy joins for a conversation around the importance of empowering women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields! You’ll hear Dr. Blazy focus on all things STEM including how to support girls in STEM starting in elementary school. How to Support Girls in STEM Do you want […]

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How to Launch Your Own STEM Academy with Brite

Have you thought about starting a STEM Academy program at your school or district? Do you have an after-school program and want to expand into STEM and coding? There are lots of benefits to creating programs that include computer science and coding elements. But even when you know that this type of program is essential […]

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Virtual Field Trip for Students: A Tour of Washington, D.C.

Would you like to take students on a virtual field trip this year? It’s so important that all students get the opportunity to experience the U.S. capital, and now they can! First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Discovery Education are inviting students to attend a virtual field trip to Washington, D.C through the generous support […]

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Introduce Early Readers to a Variety of Cultures and Traditions

What types of text do you include in your classroom library? If you’ve used ebooks or digital texts with students, you know that often the selection is limited. Finding high-interest books that introduce students to a variety of cultures and traditions is essential. As you work with digital readers this school year, a great web-based […]

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How to Create Collaborative Group Activities with CirclyApp

What does collaboration look like in your classroom? In my book Tasks Before Apps, I have an entire chapter dedicated to the idea of collaboration. Collaboration is more than just “working together” but includes setting a purpose and having students work towards a common goal. So you can imagine that I’m always on the lookout for […]

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How to Integrate Project-Based STEM Challenges into Your Teaching

What type of project-based STEM experiences do your students have access to this school year? STEM is more than just a buzzword. And if you are committed to infusing STEM and project-based learning into your classroom, I have an excellent resource for you! The annual 3M Young Scientist Challenge in partnership with Discovery Education for […]

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DIY Starter Kits to Create Smart Projects with Kids

This post is in partnership with Teknikio. All opinions are my own.  This year you can create smart projects with kids thanks to Tekniverse, a new platform supporting remote learning. If you’ve considered trying out hands-on projects with students while learning at a distance, this new platform from Teknikio has you covered.  Tekniverse is a […]

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