Social Studies & Science Tools

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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Free Teacher Lesson Plans for Red Ribbon Week

Have you used online resources to help students understand the dangers of underage drinking? Red Ribbon Week takes place from October 23rd to October 31st. This week is designed to educate youth about drug prevention. It was first sponsored by the National Family Partnership in 1988. In this blog post I’ll share free teacher lesson […]

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How To Bring Real-Time Data into Your Classroom

Bringing real-time data into your classroom is easier than ever, thanks to the impressive Hacking STEM resources from Microsoft Education. This summer, I had a chance to connect with members of the fantastic team at Hacking STEM. They are committed to democratizing STEM education for every child through the use of real-time data and hands-on […]

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Classroom STEAM Activities with Educational Robots

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. It’s been very exciting to see the ways educators are commemorating this special event. Here’s one that is particularly appealing: the team at Boxlight reached out to me this summer to share a special partnership featuring their educational robots. They’ve partnered with the […]

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Engaging, Hands-On Activities for Elementary and PreK

Are you ready to bring hands-on STEM lessons to your school this year? In Philadelphia last month, I had the chance to connect with hand2mind. They are a fantastic education company that offers a wide range of resources for classrooms.  If you haven’t heard of hand2mind before, they have worked for over 50 years to […]

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Learn to Code STEAM Lesson Plans for Every Teacher

What STEAM resources do you use at your school? If you’re on the hunt for lesson plans perfect for a STEAM program, SAM Labs has a new resource you’ll want to check out! Learn to Code from SAM Labs is designed for fourth through eighth graders and is perfect for helping students develop computational thinking […]

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