PBL, VR, OERs

OpenSciEd – Free High-quality Science Instructional Materials
The OpenSciEd materials include Teacher and Student materials for each instructional unit in addition to the corresponding professional learning materials designed to support the use of the units….
Nationwide project provides free science materials to meet California’s new standards | EdSource
OpenSciEd plans to release its first set of materials, in the form of PDFs and Google Docs, for grades 6, 7 and 8. The release will include the first of six instructional units for the different gr…
Yes, Project-Based Learning Gets Kids Ready for the Test (and so much more) – A.J. JULIANI
My goals as a teacher were fairly simple. I wanted students to enjoy my class and find success in learning. I wanted to challenge students and give them an opportunity to grow. I wanted to…
Everyone Can Learn Math – An inspiring children’s book about applying a growth mindset to learning mathematics
Amy is usually a happy and enthusiastic student in grade five who loves to dance, but she is struggling with a tough math assignment. She doesn’t think she is good at math because her classmates…
Bookshare | An Accessible Online Library for people with print disabilities
Bookshare makes reading easier. People with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers can customize their experience to suit their learning style and find virtually any book t…
Defining STEM | LinkEngineering
Science and math are critical to a basic understanding of the universe, while engineering and technology are means for people to interact with the universe. STEM weaves those elements of human acti…
resources – lectric library
“Nancy Govoni, Curator Art/Crafts and STEM/STEAM Odds and Ends Interesting photographs Mostly math Stem/Steam Resources for teachers STEM/STEAM and books STEM/STEAM Projec…
13 Traits of Great STEM Teachers | STEM by Design
this STEM job description has been pretty well defined by research and experience over the past decade.If you need to select an area of professional growth this year, check out Susan’s 13 traits…
The Real Reason It’s So Difficult to Start Project-Based Learning – A.J. JULIANI
Creativity is a part of our everyday lives. No longer reserved for the few, we must all be creative and innovative in order to do our daily work (with all of the great work currently happening in m…
3 Mistakes I Made Trying to be an Innovative Teacher and Leader – A.J. JULIANI
I had the “new” part of innovation, but not the “new ideas that work better” piece. It is a trap that I still find myself struggling with, and the only way I’ve been able to focus on the…
‎STEM Everyday: STEM Everyday: #129 | STEM and English Language Arts Collide | feat. Jenny Mitchell on Apple Podcasts
Jenny Mitchell is an ELA teacher at Hull Prairie Intermediate in Perrysburg, Ohio. She took a non-traditional route into education starting out as a speech pathologist and through that, she found o…
Google Expeditions VR + AR | ARVRinEDU | Jaime Donally | Professional Development
Google has announced this summer that Expeditions is available on Chromebooks! I love that the app is now cross-platform, and I look forward to virtual reality reaching more classrooms this upcomin…

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