Social Studies & Science Tools

5 Tips for Mixing STEM and Play During Distance Learning

This STEM and play event and post are sponsored by Unruly Studios. All opinions are my own. What does it look like to mix STEM and play during distance learning? This month I’ll tackle this question in a new, free STEM webinar. When you join us for this special event, you’ll hear five tips for […]

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Virtual Robotics Competition for Students from CoderZ

This post is sponsored by CoderZ. All opinions are my own. Are your students exploring robotics this year? A new virtual robotics competition from CoderZ is perfect for middle and high school students! If you’re looking for a new way for students to explore STEM and computer science topics, this opportunity has got you covered. […]

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Free STEM Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers

What does your professional learning plan look like this year? If you are looking for a community of educators and no-cost digital resources, there is a new opportunity you’ll want to check out. The team behind TGR EDU: Explore has a free STEM professional development opportunity for teachers! TGR EDU: Explore gives educators tools and […]

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A Robotics Kit (and Lessons) for Your STEM Program

With just a few days to go, I’m excited today to tell you about a new Kickstarter campaign. It features a low-cost learning platform perfect for STEM programs. The TechLabs TL1 SWARM Robotics Kit includes everything you’ll need for bringing robots into a STEM Program.  The team at TechLabs reached out to me this spring […]

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Teach Coding to Elementary Students with an Adventure Course

How can you teach coding to elementary school students? This question might feel like a mighty one, but there is a new resource designed to tackle this challenge. If you’ve thought about introducing elementary school-aged students to coding and robotics, CoderZ Adventure is a fantastic resource! If you follow along with the blog, you may […]

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Free Educational Videos for Kids with Expert Discussions

Are you looking for free educational videos for kids? The folks at Nepris have just given students and families free access to their library of thousands of educational videos for kids. You’ll find live discussions with experts from a variety of fields and lots of content to explore. If you haven’t heard of Nepris before, […]

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Why Engineering Design Might Have a Place in Your Classroom

What does it look like to design for the future? When we talk about the skills students need for success, engineering design might not be at the top of your list… yet. If you aren’t familiar with the term, this blog post has you covered. Last year I connected with Ann Kaiser. She is the […]

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How to Use Video in Science Projects (feat. Adobe Spark)

Video is a powerful medium. Students can talk about their learning, capture moments, and share their ideas with the world! Ready to take a new spin on your typical science projects? I can’t wait to share some science project ideas with you that are customizable for any age group! In addition to speaking at conferences […]

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KOOV Trial Kit for Hands-On Classroom Coding, Robotics, and Design

Are you getting ready to bring coding to your classroom? Last year, Sony launched the KOOV Educator Kit for STEAM classrooms. Now, they have a new KOOV Trial Kit for hands-on classroom coding, robotics, and design. With the KOOV Trial Kit, students can now access materials to bring STEAM concepts to life this school year. […]

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Kid-Friendly Board Game with STEM Connections

Throughout the school year, I’m always on the lookout for new ways to support teaching and learning. Earlier this year, the team behind Drop Squad: The Escape reached out to me. They’ve developed a kid-friendly board game that connects to strategy and STEM skills. Kid-Friendly STEM Board Game How does it work? As you can […]

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