Social Studies & Science Tools

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

In this episode, I speak to K.C. Boyd all about the ways school librarians are integrating technology to support students across grade levels and subject areas. You’ll hear tips from K.C. on teaching media literacy, digital tools to differentiate reading experiences for kids, EdTech in the library and more! EdTech in the Library Listen to […]

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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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Inspire Students to Solve Sustainability Problems

This post is in partnership with Discovery Education. All opinions are my own.   Do you incorporate sustainability into your work with students? If you’ve attended an event with me before, you might have heard me share the story of the worms. As a classroom teacher, I had both an iPad cart and a compost bin […]

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5 Ways to Prioritize SEL in the STEM Classroom

This SEL in the STEM classroom event is sponsored by Unruly Studios. All opinions are my own. How can you prioritize social-emotional learning in the STEM classroom? Later this month, I’ll share five ways to make SEL a priority in your STEM classroom this school year. Join us for this free webinar! You’ll also get […]

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Free Elementary Election Activities from PebbleGo Vote

This post is in partnership with PebbleGo. All opinions are my own. Tackling a big topic like the presidential election might feel a bit daunting in any classroom. Are you talking about the presidential election with your elementary students? If you’re considering a conversation around the presidential election, check out these completely free elementary election […]

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