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Change Makers - Women in STEM - TeachersFirst

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From laying the foundations of computer programming to making groundbreaking discoveries in physics and space exploration, women have left an indelible mark across STEM disciplines....more
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From laying the foundations of computer programming to making groundbreaking discoveries in physics and space exploration, women have left an indelible mark across STEM disciplines. Pioneers like Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer algorithm in the 1800s, while others like Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, advanced our understanding of radiation. Their breakthroughs and tireless pursuit of knowledge have profoundly impacted humanity. Use this curated list of reviewed resources to help your students see the vital role women have had in the past, present, and future in the field of STEM.

tag(s): STEM (255), women (136), womenchangemaker (18)

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Share these resources with your students to learn about many women in STEM who changed the world. Share a link to this collection on your school web page and in your school newsletter (or email). Find resources to incorporate into your lessons to encourage girls to pursue learning paths in STEM and realize their potential.

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Women Techmakers - Google for Developers

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Google's Women Techmakers program shares resources, tells the stories of women techmakers, and provides visibility to events and tools for women interested in technology. Sign up to...more
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Google's Women Techmakers program shares resources, tells the stories of women techmakers, and provides visibility to events and tools for women interested in technology. Sign up to receive notifications for enrollment in the Ambassador program, which includes over 1000 women who champion diversity and inclusion in technology. Create a profile to join Google's Women Techmakers program to receive updates and early access to workshops and events. Visit the initiatives portion of the site to learn about Black Women in Tech, International Women's Day, and Hackathon, as well as tools and training for improving women's online safety. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): careers (138), professional development (379), STEM (255), women (136), womenchangemaker (18)

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Take advantage of the resources on this site to learn more about women in technology professionally and to share with students. Share stories on this site about women changemakers with students as part of career day activities or include them with studies on technology. Use Netboard, reviewed here to curate information to share with students, including videos from this site as well as other resources such as quizzes, Google Forms, reviewed here , and Genially interactives, reviewed here.

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Upschool - Richard Mills and Gavin McCormack

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Upschool provides many free learning opportunities aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core of Upschool's content includes a selection of 10-week and short courses...more
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Upschool provides many free learning opportunities aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core of Upschool's content includes a selection of 10-week and short courses with topics such as The Solar System and Beyond and The Importance of Mountains. Additional learning opportunities include Social Scenarios, Comprehension Corner, SDG Challenges, and Teacher Training. Upschool also has a library of over one hundred books submitted by authors with a special message to share. Read the books online or download them as a PDF for free. Many of the books also include teaching resources such as task cards.

tag(s): animals (275), antarctica (28), careers (138), climate (79), earth (184), explorers (62), food chains (17), gifted (63), glaciers (17), journalism (70), mountains (10), oceans (144), Online Learning (39), photography (130), planets (111), plants (140), rainforests (17), social and emotional learning (74), solar system (108), sustainability (44), weather (163), writing (315)

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Share Upschools 10-week and short courses with students to complete as individualized learning projects. Encourage gifted students to select courses that meet their interests and develop a personal learning plan based on the content. Each course includes accompanying materials for parents and teachers to support student learning. Use Whiteboard.chat, reviewed here as a collaboration tool for students while taking courses provided on the site. Create a board for each "cohort" to share ideas, ask questions, and add resources. After completing courses, ask students to share their learning through a method of their choosing. Examples might include podcasts shared using Spotify for Podcasters, reviewed here or videos created with Typito, reviewed here.
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CK-12 Plix - CK-12

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Plix (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) shares over 1,000 interactives, providing practice and exploring math and science concepts. Math topics range from adding whole numbers to...more
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Plix (Play, Learn, Interact, and eXplore) shares over 1,000 interactives, providing practice and exploring math and science concepts. Math topics range from adding whole numbers to calculus concepts; science content includes biology, physics, earth, and life science, among others. Follow the directions found in each interactive to move the slider to show changes in each story problem or question. Plix integrates with several learning management systems, including Google Classroom, Schoology, and Canvas. Share Plix activities by creating a new class on the Plix site or assigning it to your learning management system.

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Use Plix interactives as warm-up activities when teaching new concepts, as a computer center activity, or as an exploration activity for homework. If you are not using a learning management system, use the three dots located on the top bar to find different share options and embed code to use on websites. After providing exploration time, ask students to share their understanding of content in interactives using Flip, reviewed here. Create a topic for students to add a video response that might include a demonstration of their computer screen as they discuss how the interactive works and share their understanding of the concept they explored.

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The First Women to Design and Build Aeroplanes:Lillian E. Bland and E. Lillian Todd - Gillian Saunders-Smits

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This article shares information about two female changemakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who designed aircraft in the early 1900s. The article includes a short biography...more
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This article shares information about two female changemakers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean who designed aircraft in the early 1900s. The article includes a short biography of each woman, including their inspiration for designing aircraft. Additional information contains excerpts from descriptions of their planes, images of model designs, and a photograph of Ms. Todd with her airplane.

tag(s): aviation (38), engineering (117), STEM (255), women (136), womenchangemaker (18)

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Include this article with your other resources when teaching about women changemakers, life in the early 1900s, or technological changes. As an additional resource, add the picture book about the life of E. Lillian Todd, Wood, Wire, and Wings by Kirsten W. Larsen, to your class library or watch the YouTube video discussion of the book here. Organize and share resources with students using Symbaloo, reviewed here or Padlet, reviewed here. Use MyLens, reviewed here to create a timeline of women's contributions to airline design. MyLens uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate timelines based on your prompt; start with a prompt such as "women airplane designers" to produce a timeline featuring other trailblazing women in airplane design. Extend learning by asking students to design and share a presentation about women changemakers by creating videos using Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here or with Google My Maps, reviewed here to tell the story of women changemakers worldwide.

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CodePen - CodePen

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7 to 12
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CodePen is an online social platform that allows members to write and share HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code snippets, typically for web development and design purposes. Key features...more
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CodePen is an online social platform that allows members to write and share HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code snippets, typically for web development and design purposes. Key features include real-time previews when editing code, the ability to share "pens" with collaborators when working on projects, and a community to provide feedback and collaboration on projects. CodePen encourages social interactions that allow members to comment on projects and follow other members to view their work. Weekly challenges enable participants to build skills and develop new activities.

tag(s): coding (87), computational thinking (41), computers (105), critical thinking (112), problem solving (225), STEM (255)

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Share the weekly challenges with students as an opportunity to learn and develop coding skills. Ask students to work together using "pens" to develop projects. Provide coding lessons in real time using CodePen and ask students to follow along and ask questions during the demonstration. Encourage students to include their work when creating portfolios using about.me, reviewed here by embedding their presentations and discussing the skills used.

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Mobius Strip Hearts - What We Do All Day

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This site shares step-by-step directions for making Mobius strip hearts. A Mobius strip is a one-sided surface with no boundaries that looks like an infinite loop and is also known...more
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This site shares step-by-step directions for making Mobius strip hearts. A Mobius strip is a one-sided surface with no boundaries that looks like an infinite loop and is also known as a twisted cylinder. A video tutorial on making Mobius strip hearts using paper, tape, and scissors is included. The tutorial also includes instructions on cutting the paper into strips and linking the Mobius strips together.
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tag(s): crafts (50), problem solving (225), STEM (255), valentines day (12)

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Include a Mobius strip heart activity during your Valentine's Day celebrations, or share the instructions and materials as part of maker-space activities. Extend learning by providing a finished Mobius strip heart, then ask students to problem-solve how to make the heart without any directions. Encourage students to share ideas on everyday uses of Mobius strips, such as conveyor belts, exercise bands, etc. Ask students to record tutorials for creating the Mobius strip heart activity and other Mobius strip creations, then share their tutorials and pictures in a multimedia book presentation created with Book Creator, reviewed here.

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Coding for Climate - Take Action Global

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Join classrooms worldwide for a three-week event teaching computer science foundational skills to K-12 students. Register your class to receive information and participate in the activities...more
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Join classrooms worldwide for a three-week event teaching computer science foundational skills to K-12 students. Register your class to receive information and participate in the activities delivered to your inbox during April. Week 1 introduces the challenge, and classes select their project using the options that address climate problems such as pollution, deforestation, etc. It is time for coding. During Week 2, students explore topics and work together to create a plan based on their target problem. Week 3 is all about collaboration. Meet with class partners in a global virtual exchange to discuss ideas. When complete, submit student projects and view other participants' solutions in May. Suggested tools for projects include Scratch reviewed here, Minecraft, Python, Lego Education reviewed here, Micro:bit, and HTML.

tag(s): climate change (85), coding (87), collaboration (85), seasonal (16), STEM (255)

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Register your class and join classes from over 150 countries to participate in Coding for Climate activities. Engage and prepare your students to participate by creating Multimedia Text Sets for exploration that include climate awareness activities and information. Learn more about Multimedia Text Sets by viewing the archive of OK2Ask: Using Multimedia Text Sets for Student Knowledge Construction, reviewed here. Encourage students to learn more about coding by offering time to explore different coding platforms. Visit the TeachersFirst Edge coding category found here to find many different options for coding.

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10 AI Terms Everyone Should Know - Susanna Ray

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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how is it related to machine learning? How does generative AI leverage the power of large language learning (and what is large language learning?)?...more
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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how is it related to machine learning? How does generative AI leverage the power of large language learning (and what is large language learning?)? Find the answers to these questions and more with this informative article that breaks down some of the common buzzwords used to gain an understanding of AI and its impact on society. Each of the ten terms is explained in everyday language including short explanations and examples of the content discussed.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), Microsoft (84)

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Use this article to develop your understanding of AI and related terms. Share the information with your peers as part of your professional development activities as you learn about AI tools, discuss guidelines for the use of AI by you and your students, and support your discussions of AI use with parents. Consider sharing this article on your class website to help parents learn about AI. As a school, dig deeper into developing an understanding of AI by choosing to explore one term in-depth each month. For example, begin with term number one, artificial intelligence, and start a conversation with what you, your peers, parents, or students know about AI. Use a word cloud creation tool like Answer Garden, reviewed here as an easy way to collect responses anonymously while still viewing responses in this visual format. Use the embed code to include your Answer Garden poll on your class website if desired. Use that information to guide your activities toward the discussion focus for the following month.

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CTRL-F - Civix

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CTRL-F is a seven-hour, four-part program designed to teach students in grades 7-12 how to conduct quick and strategic searches to verify, fact-check, and trace online information to...more
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CTRL-F is a seven-hour, four-part program designed to teach students in grades 7-12 how to conduct quick and strategic searches to verify, fact-check, and trace online information to identify reliable and trustworthy information. The program includes curriculum connections to social studies and language arts; the content is adaptable to any subject. After completing a free registration, you have access to lesson plans, videos, activity sheets, and more. Additional resources include interactive walk-throughs of practice examples, material availability in multiple formats, and bilingual resources. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): digital citizenship (83), internet safety (111), STEM (255), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Include all or any lessons and activities with your current teaching units on online safety and digital citizenship. If time doesn't allow you to teach all the classes, consider using the link to the Student-Facing Site and ask students to complete those activities as part of a flipped lesson learning station activity. Another option is to take advantage of the items in the Example Bank to teach the topics featured on CTRL-F through short, engaging activities based on pop culture, current events, and curricular topics. Engage students in identifying trustworthy resources by creating a collaborative online document sharing information learned through ongoing research. Create a collaborative Google Slides, reviewed here, or Microsoft PowerPoint, reviewed here presentation using a template for students to share research and results when investigating online information. Extend learning by asking students to create infographics for younger students sharing how to identify reliable and trustworthy information online. Visme, reviewed here and Venngage, reviewed here offer free, easy-to-use tools for creating visually appealing infographics.
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Day of AI Curriculum - Day of AI and Massachussets Institute of Technology

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AI (artificial intelligence) is all around us and an ever-growing part of our culture. Day of AI provides lessons for students of all ages that teach the basics of AI ...more
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AI (artificial intelligence) is all around us and an ever-growing part of our culture. Day of AI provides lessons for students of all ages that teach the basics of AI and introduce students to the different uses of AI. In addition, this site includes an introductory course for students of all grades that introduces them to the basics of ChatGPT, reviewed here and includes different prompts and activities for different grade levels. Free registration is required to access all of the activities. Teachers who register for Day of AI get access to the curriculum, lesson plans, and optional free professional development training on the materials, with a certificate of completion that may be used for PD credits. Student materials are available in other languages by contacting Day of AI.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), computers (105), digital citizenship (83), internet safety (111), media literacy (102), STEM (255), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Include these lessons as part of your computer science program to introduce AI to students and provide them with information on using this technology appropriately. Share the lessons with parents as a valuable resource for understanding AI and how it works in both positive and negative ways. Use Google Forms to assess student understanding, then use Certify'em, reviewed here, a forms add-on to generate personalized certificates of completion for students. Extend learning by asking students to share their understanding of AI using Canva for Education, reviewed here by creating presentations, infographics, or posters to share on your class website.
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We should always be cautious when giving our students access to things like AI. However, with the expanding knowledge of technology in the classroom, teachers can use it as a teaching tool. This provides limitless opportunities to introduce our children to new topics that interest them within the safe space of a classroom. Bekkah, IN, Grades: 0 - 5

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Replit - Replit, Inc.

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Replit is an online coding platform that works with many different programming languages. Many of Replit's tools incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance productivity and...more
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Replit is an online coding platform that works with many different programming languages. Many of Replit's tools incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance productivity and provide suggestions when coding. Begin by creating an account and choose from options for using Replit. Options include personal use, work, or education as a teacher or student. After setting up your class account, choose the +Create Repl and select a template from the programming templates offered. Use the code editor to write code and receive suggestions from Replit when creating games, text, websites, and more. Invite others to join you on Replit to collaborate and work together on your coding project. When complete, use the Deploy icon to produce a stable public version of your product.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), coding (87), STEM (255)

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Use Replit to create simple tests, review student work, and provide feedback. Share Replit with students who enjoy coding as a resource for learning new skills and increasing their understanding of different coding platforms. Use Replit as part of an after-school club activity for students to collaborate to create games, applications, and more. Ask students who work with Replit to provide tutorials and share their projects by creating videos made with Free Online Screen Recorder, reviewed here and share on your class website.

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The AI Education Project (aiEDU) - Alex Kotran

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aiEDU offers information, activities, and toolkits for students, educators, and parents to learn about and interact with AI tools and become AI literate. Visit "Learn" to try AI challenges...more
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aiEDU offers information, activities, and toolkits for students, educators, and parents to learn about and interact with AI tools and become AI literate. Visit "Learn" to try AI challenges such as "Can you design 10 ways to fool your phone's face recognition?" The "Teach AI" section includes an Introduction to AI curriculum for high school students, a project dashboard, and AI Snapshots featuring 180 5-minute teacher-led warmup activities for middle and high school students. Other offerings for educators include professional development sessions, printable AI toolkits, and an Educators' Newsletter.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (79), ethics (23), professional development (379)

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Take advantage of the many offerings of aiEDU to develop a foundational knowledge of AI literacy and teach students how to interact productively and safely with AI tools. Many lessons and activities are available with options for teacher-led or independent student activities. Share these lessons with students to complete as independent learning projects or flipped lessons based on student interests. For example, share "Picturing the Future of Medicine" with students interested in medical careers and have students interested in government complete "The 29 AIs of Washington" lesson. Each self-guided study is approximately 3-5 hours long. Include the short AI Snapshots activities into classroom lessons on ethics and morals and teach how to debate complex topics respectfully.
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AI: More Than Human - Google Arts and Culture

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AI: More Than Human provides an extensive look at the development and uses of artificial intelligence (AI) through many different viewpoints. Begin with the basics by reading the article,...more
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AI: More Than Human provides an extensive look at the development and uses of artificial intelligence (AI) through many different viewpoints. Begin with the basics by reading the article, What is AI? and follow a timeline highlighting important moments that define AI. Next, view a series of videos that explain AI uses and critical topics. Additional resources include an AI exhibition, a look at how AI works, cultural issues, how AI combines with art and nature, and the use of AI in art. Be sure to visit the links at the bottom of the page to explore additional stories, images, videos, and experiments.

tag(s): animation (62), artificial intelligence (79), musical instruments (46), poetry (187), psychology (67), rhythm (20), STEM (255)

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Use the information on this site to develop your understanding of AI, along with increasing your awareness of the benefits and negative aspects of AI. Take advantage of the activities shared on More Than Human for students to explore music and art activities. For example, select Create Your Own Artwork to create a Poem Portrait by adding one word to generate an addition to a collective poem or provide students with time to explore 12 Songs Created by Artificial Intelligence. Share articles and experiments with students by creating a Wakelet, reviewed here collection that includes links to materials found on this site and others of your choosing. After exploring the many applications of AI, ask students to debate the pros and cons of using Artificial Intelligence. Visit ProCon,reviewed here and search for artificial intelligence to find a discussion on the pros and cons of AI, along with discussion questions and an extensive resource list to use for research. Ask students to create videos, infographics, or multimedia presentations using Canva Edu, reviewed here to share their knowledge of AI.

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Saturday Morning Astrophysics - Purdue University Dept of Physics & Astronomy

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Saturday Morning Astrophysics (SMAP) is a monthly program offered to middle and high school students to delve into current topics in astro research, historical background and discovery,...more
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Saturday Morning Astrophysics (SMAP) is a monthly program offered to middle and high school students to delve into current topics in astro research, historical background and discovery, and fundamental principles related to physics and astronomy. Sign up to receive updated information and links to Zoom sessions. During each session, participants have the opportunity to participate in activities. Some require using commonly found objects such as Play-Doh; this is indicated in the activity description. Upcoming topics include Life Cycles of Stars and Searching for Exoplanets; the SMAP program lists upcoming topics at the beginning of each school year. Visit the SMAP YouTube Channel link to find recordings of previous sessions. Sign up as an educator to receive notification of upcoming activities, access lessons and materials, and learn about upcoming professional development activities.

tag(s): light (52), planets (111), solar system (108), space (211), stars (65), sun (69)

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Take advantage of the many free materials offered by SMAP to find lessons and activities to engage students in learning about astronomy research. Share the monthly SMAP schedule with students and invite them to share their learning with peers upon completing the monthly activity by creating a website using Canva for Education, reviewed here using one of the many shared templates. Ask students to include interactive elements found within Canva, such as infographics and quizzes, to engage their audience.
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Superheroes of Science - Purdue University College of Science

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Discover the wonders of science from the experts at Purdue University by tuning in to their podcasts and watching their educational video lessons on YouTube. Visit the podcast channel...more
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Discover the wonders of science from the experts at Purdue University by tuning in to their podcasts and watching their educational video lessons on YouTube. Visit the podcast channel for episodes covering various science topics, including agriculture, space, weather, and more. Superheroes of Science's YouTube Channel includes close to eight hundred videos (with new episodes added weekly) available in several different categories. Visit the channel for science demos and information about the Kids STEM degree program reviewed here, STEM careers, science for kids, and many other topics. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): agriculture (48), engineering (117), friction (9), gravity (42), oceans (144), podcasts (69), rivers (13), solar system (108), sound (74), STEM (255), sun (69), water (101)

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Bookmark and save this site to find engaging science videos and podcasts for virtually any topic. Use the search features found in the Superheroes of Science YouTube channel and podcast page to search for episodes related to your current topic. Share a link to episodes with students to introduce a new topic, as a computer station activity, or as part of a flipped learning lesson. Include videos in lessons created with NearPod, reviewed here and add questions to the videos to enhance student understanding; include short questions in your slide presentation as a formative assessment and a quick option for creating differentiated learning activities. After watching videos and conducting your experiments and lab activities, ask students to create learning videos and podcasts to share with peers demonstrating the science content learned. Buzzsprout, reviewed here is an easy-to-use tool for creating and sharing podcasts, while moovly, reviewed here offers many free resources for creating and sharing engaging videos.

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Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens - The Smithsonian Institution

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Find an abundance of games and learning activities for kids and teens at this engaging site from the experts that The Smithsonian Institution provides. Scroll through the homepage to...more
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Find an abundance of games and learning activities for kids and teens at this engaging site from the experts that The Smithsonian Institution provides. Scroll through the homepage to find activities divided into several categories, including Art, History, and Culture activities and collections, Science and Nature, Art, History activities and collections, and an Art Meets Science collection. Activities include webcams, interactive ebooks, and simulations. Many of the included materials are in Spanish; some activities require downloading from the AppStore from Google Play.

tag(s): alphabet (51), animals (275), colors (65), countries (69), egypt (46), folktales (34), habitats (87), insects (67), inventors and inventions (69), light (52), makerspace (42), museums (43), musical instruments (46), nutrition (133), oceans (144), plants (140), puzzles (143), seasonal (16), space (211), stars (65), STEM (255), summer (27), water (101), weather (163), webcams (10), women (136)

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Add Fun Stuff for Kids and Teams to your science and art bookmarks to use across many different content areas. For example, one activity is called Journey Through an Exploded Star; share a link to this interactive with students to explore before introducing lessons on stars and supernovas. Ask students to share their learning and add questions using IdeaBoardz, reviewed here. Create an IdeaBoard with two columns (or more if desired), then share the link with students to share information and questions with peers. Encourage student engagement in animal-related learning by introducing them to the Art Meets Science Collections. Afterward, ask students to create multimedia projects incorporating animals as art to showcase scientific concepts like habitats, conservation, and human interactions. Find many different templates and presentation ideas at Genially, reviewed here.

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The Wonder of Science - Paul Andersen

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K to 12
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Built to support the next generation of science leaders, The Wonder of Science shares many excellent free resources for science teachers of all grades. Information includes linked lessons...more
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Built to support the next generation of science leaders, The Wonder of Science shares many excellent free resources for science teachers of all grades. Information includes linked lessons offered by grade level, standards, and type of activity. Select the resources link to find printable activities, mini-lessons, assessments, planning, implementation, etc. From the home page, select videos to find videos linked by Next Generation Science Standards. A helpful video walkthrough of the site is available on the home page, and it provides a quick look at what is included and how to find resources. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): biodiversity (30), chemicals (39), climate (79), earth (184), ecology (99), ecosystems (70), energy (130), environment (237), forces (37), genetics (76), life cycles (21), light (52), matter (47), molecules (40), motion (48), oceans (144), planets (111), sound (74), space (211), stars (65), weather (163)

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This site is a must-have for all science teachers to use to find high-quality lessons and teaching materials. Be sure to visit the Phenomena section to find the Master List of Phenomenon Google Document sharing suggestions for observable science events or find phenomena by grade level. Engage students in learning by sharing videos on this site, then use Edpuzzle, reviewed here to add questions and focus comments to the videos to support student learning. Use the ideas and resources on this site to create flipped and blended learning lessons or to create playlists to encourage student choice of learning activities. Learn more about playlists by viewing the archive of OK2Ask: Playlists to Personalize Learning, reviewed here and learn about choice boards at the OK2Ask archive: Choice Boards for Differentiation Part 1, reviewed here.
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Working in Harmony - Country Music Association (CMA) and Discovery Education

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2 to 12
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Engage your middle and high school students with Working in Harmony. Discovery Ed and CMA have worked together to create this educational STEAM site. These standards-aligned activities...more
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Engage your middle and high school students with Working in Harmony. Discovery Ed and CMA have worked together to create this educational STEAM site. These standards-aligned activities demonstrate how diverse country music careers apply STEAM skills. With activities aligned to "This is STEAM Country Video Topic Series," students can hear how STEAM skills are used in the industry. Find a virtual tour and many activities and lesson plans. Though Working in Harmony features country music, the activities and lessons can be applied to various award shows and music genres.

tag(s): producers (6), STEM (255)

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As the activities are completed, engage students further by using Flip, reviewed here to explain how the concepts in each actiivty could be applied to their favorite music genre. Ask them to comment on the ideas of their classmates, too!

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ClassPoint - Inknoe

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ClassPoint integrates with PowerPoint and Windows operating systems using presentation tools, interactive quiz questions, and a gamified reward system. Use the presentation tools to...more
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ClassPoint integrates with PowerPoint and Windows operating systems using presentation tools, interactive quiz questions, and a gamified reward system. Use the presentation tools to highlight information, add annotations, open a whiteboard, and more. Turn your slides into interactive questions to share with students and receive immediate feedback through the responses. Use the rewards option to give or take away stars to students based on your preferences; students move through levels to receive badges by earning rewards. Download ClassPoint to your Windows device by following the directions and prompts provided. Free accounts offer up to a twenty-five-student class size, five questions per PowerPoint, three draggable objects, three saved classes, and basic gamification. ClassPoint is not available for MacOS devices at the time of this review; however, it is being looked at as an option, so Mac users might want to check back to see if it becomes available.

tag(s): Microsoft (84), multimedia (43), slides (45), Teacher Utilities (143)

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Use ClassPoint's tutorials after downloading this tool onto your compatible Windows device to learn how to add quizzes, create word clouds, upload videos, and use the other features available with ClassPoint. Take lessons beyond your typical slide show presentations using ClassPoint's interactive component to engage students and connect learning through multimedia presentations. Insert polls within your slides to gauge students' understanding of the content or ask them to respond to questions throughout the presentation. Use this program when you have to be away from the classroom instead of writing out all the directions for a sub by creating a ready-to-go presentation.

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