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Share what is happening in your district and state related to the Corona virus and school closures. Does your school have a plan to support teachers, parents and students who might be home for an extended period?

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Free resources available to schools due to COVID-19

Learning Blade is providing FREE Student/Parent Activities to be used for Remote Learning Time. This resource just became free to schools due to COVID-19. It is focused on middle school, has activities, and focuses on STEM careers.
For more information: http://www.learningblade.com/remote
Download Student/Parent Activities: http://www.learningblade.com/parents

Do you know of any other free or discounted resources to use during this time? Please post them in this discussion!

 

 

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The Learn.Genetics and Teach.Genetics websites contain a wealth of learning modules on a variety of life science topics for grades 3–12. They are easily accessible and free of charge. For each module you see on Learn.Genetics, be sure to check out the matching supplemental materials on Teach.Genetics, and vice versa.

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:20 PM Permalink
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NJCTL can help your students learn remotely during school closures. Learn more: https://conta.cc/2QcnK4R

Our free, comprehensive digital course materials support students learning K-12 and AP science, mathematics, and computer science. These include presentations, labs, tests, homework, formative assessments, etc. and are available at: www.njctl.org/courses

In addition, online self-study courses for students are being made available for free until June 30, 2020 in the following subjects:
* Middle school mathematics
* High school mathematics, chemistry, and physics
* AP computer science, physics and chemistry

Learn More Here

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:48 PM Permalink
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Hi All:

Hope all of you are doing well.

Some free resources we utilized as a 6-12 department to rollout our enrichment opportunities to our students this morning:

https://pbskids.org/designsquad

https://www.teachengineering.org/

https://hourofcode.com/us

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/

https://www.engineering.com/GamesPuzzles/tabid/82/Default.aspx

https://www.elkei.com.au/5-tinkercad-challenges-for-your-students/

http://www.makerspaceforeducation.com/3d-printing-and-design.html

I am also willing to share a high school CAD lesson I put together based on this Italian Coronavirus news story.
https://twitter.com/michalnaka/status/1239316241984049152

Just send me a DM via Twitter: @mrscottbot

Doug Scott from MA

 

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 9:17 AM Permalink

Hello! I could not find the lesson plans. However, I did find the tweets of you furniture design examples. They were really intriguing. I am a Family and Consumer Science teacher that is getting her STEM endorsement. This would be a great way to incorporate more STEM in my FCS classroom. Thank you!

Mon, 08/31/2020 - 6:26 PM Permalink
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SolveMe.edc.org has a collection of three, free, interactive, logic-building, mathematics puzzle apps based on the Transition to Algebra curriculum. Players can solve our trajectory of built-in puzzles or puzzles made by other users, create and share puzzles of their own, and collect trophies and achievements based on their progress. Each of the SolveMe apps have instructions available via the information icon (indicated with a question mark) and contain additional information for parents and teachers behind the information section's "About" tab.

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 9:58 AM Permalink
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Hi Everyone,

Last week, as part of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s COVID-19 technology initiative, American technology companies were called on to make online learning resources more accessible for teachers, parents, and students as more Americans are encouraged to stay home amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Today, the technology industry rose to the occasion with the launch of TechforLearners.orga new resource for educators, administrators, and public officials who are turning to online learning as coronavirus response disrupts the school year.

 TechforLearners.org is a searchable online database of education technology tools that facilitate online classrooms and teaching, allowing educators to search for free and discounted tools and services by grade level, product type, and subject matter. The site, coordinated by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), will be continually updated and will soon include additional resources geared towards parents and students.

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 10:29 AM Permalink
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New from NSF re resources for at home learning.

"Seven NSF-supported STEM resources that are perfect for at-home learning"

https://beta.nsf.gov/science-matters/seven-nsf-supported-stem-resources-are-perfect-home-learning

If you try any of these out and if they are especially useful share your comments with the community.

Joni

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 2:51 PM Permalink
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LabXchange is a free resource for remote and hybrid learning from Harvard University. It has high-quality digital content in the sciences (specificslly molecular biology and biotechnology), including lab simulations, that educators can remix into customized learning narratives. There are social features, like classes, discussion forums, and mentorship, that empower and connect learners, educators, and researchers worldwide.

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 4:50 PM Permalink
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NASA eClips™ is a NASA-supported project that brings together exciting video segments with educational best practices to inspire and educate students to become 21st Century explorers.  This web-based video and resource repository for educators focuses on preparing students in grades 3 -12 for a world requiring a solid foundation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 4:51 PM Permalink
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Free STEM Resources for Teachers and Parents Coping with School Closures

The STEM for All Multiplex, is a NSF-funded (#1922641), free, interactive platform featuring over 850 short videos that showcase NSF and other federally funded projects aimed at transforming science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science learning.

Curated Playlists are now available of 3-minute video presentations created by NSF and other federally funded projects that have developed quality STEM resources for teachers, students and parents. We list the grade levels that they are appropriate for starting from Pre-K and continuing to High School. They may be useful to many during this time of school closures. We provide a link to the short 3-minute video as well as a link to the resources which are all free.

https://multiplex.videohall.com/blogs/6

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 4:18 PM Permalink
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ASLA’s collection of K-12 virtual resources are designed to not only keep kids occupied during their stay-cation at home but also support teachers in local areas.

Below are a few highlights from our article ASLA Designs Online Learning Fun at Home:

Host Story Time with little ones (students in grades K-5) with Green Trees and Sam, a delightful digital book of adventures about a young girl aspiring to become a landscape architect. Access the free digital version by Shannon Gapp, ASLA/Bolton & Menk.

Access ASLA's Activity Book for Kids (available in English and Spanish) and take a journey across an imaginary town to learn about the building blocks of landscape architecture. ASLA's Activity Books are also available for Teens and Adults.

Here are ways to offer screen time fun!

  • I Want to be a Landscape Architect video is a great terrific conversation piece designed to inspire students of all ages.
  • YOUR LAND provides vibrant snapshots that define the meaning of landscape architecture, and primers on several intriguing project types. Access the digital version of YOUR LAND now.

Find landscape architecture career resources at:

Also, the design of the space of ASLA’s green roof was translated into the ASLA Green Roof Education Program. The site offers a comprehensive online learning experience for students, families and educators, all around green roof design and technology. Designed for students in grades 6-8, The Roof is Growing! Education Virtual Program includes interactive online presentations, downloadable lesson plans, hands-on activities, a student workbook, and teacher guide.

In addition, check out ASLA’s “Fun Things to Do at Home” feature on Twitter and Facebook for fresh ideas daily! For a full list of ASLA’s online resources for students, visit ASLA’s Career Discovery and Diversity web page.

I’m available to answer any questions you might have!

Thank you,

Lisa J. Jennings, M.A., M.Ed.

Manager, Career Discovery and Diversity

636 Eye Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001-3767

202.216.2376 ljennings@asla.org

Donate to the 2019 ASLA Fund Giving Campaign

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Tue, 03/31/2020 - 9:34 AM Permalink

Thank you for sharing these resources. I am an urban STEM educator in Erie,PA and am very eager to work on some new topics in my class this year. I would love to introduce my students to the idea of urban heat zones. Would you be available to do teleconference with my class so that they can ask questions and learn from an expert? I look forward to checking out the ASLA's twitter feature as well.

Sat, 07/18/2020 - 4:31 PM Permalink
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Need Resources and Support with Transitioning to Remote Learning?

We recognize the unprecedented moment in education across the country.  Are you in need of support with maintaining student engagement in scientific practices through remote instruction? PEER Physics has discounted online resources to help with timely and effective web-based support for teachers and parents.


Visit https://peerphysics.org/remote-learning-packages/

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 11:02 AM Permalink
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IGNITE Worldwide is excited to launch virtual panels for girls and non-binary students of all ages to learn about education and career opportunities in STEM! 
 

  • Students will hear from a diverse panel of inspiring women/non-binary individuals who work in STEM careers at companies like Microsoft, T-Mobile, Google, and more. Learn about the variety of career opportunities in exciting fields like technology and engineering!
  • Students will get to ask the speakers questions about what it's like to work in STEM during the Q&A!  
  • Students can easily join the panel from a device or by calling in.

 

View and register for upcoming panels on our website

More information: Read more about our kick-off virtual panel here

 

Upcoming Virtual Panels:

 

IGNITE Worldwide Virtual Panel and Interactive Q&A with Microsoft

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM PDT

Click here to sign up and learn more 

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IGNITE Worldwide Virtual Panel and Interactive Q&A

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM PDT

Click here to sign up and learn more 

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IGNITE Worldwide Virtual Panel and Interactive Q&A

Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT

Click here to sign up and learn more 

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IGNITE Worldwide Virtual Panel and Interactive Q&A

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM PDT

Click here to sign up and learn more 

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IGNITE Worldwide Virtual Panel and Interactive Q&A

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM PDT

Click here to sign up and learn more

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 7:17 PM Permalink
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  • Designed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in collaboration with the University of Florida's  College of Education, IIHS in the Classroom is a free resource to help students and teachers of grades 5-12 explore the science behind what happens in a car crash — both to the car and to those inside it — and discover why some vehicles are safer than others.

 

Sun, 04/26/2020 - 11:50 AM Permalink
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To help educators navigate the rapidly changing learning environment and transition to online labs, I would like to share with you our free resources to support the continuation of Science, Engineering, and STEM learning despite school closures. We are offering these Home Science, Engineering, and STEM Tools free of charge for the remainder of this school year:

https://www.pasco.com/resources/home-science-tools

  • 6 months free access to Capstone and SPARKvue software
  • Free access to Essential Physics and Essential Chemistry curriculum (eBook)
  • Distance Learning Labs and teacher resources in the PASCO Experiment Library

Likewise, join us Thursdays at 12:00 PM PST for our PASCO Live events on Facebook and YouTube!

Recordings of previous live sessions:

Distance Learning Labs for Science - PASCO Live

https://www.pasco.com/resources/video/7tQ6SzMGg8A

Distance Learning: Coding and Computational Thinking with Blockly - PASCO Live

https://www.pasco.com/resources/video/cxDBqCY2MrY

Hybrid Learning with //code.Node

https://www.pasco.com/resources/video/_fyDRnH5980

 

Best, 

Rosario Rodolfo

Regional Account Manager, Southwest 

PASCO scientific

916-735-2055

www.pasco.com 

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Sun, 06/07/2020 - 10:20 PM Permalink
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Join us Thursdays at 12:00 PM PST for our PASCO Live events on Facebook and YouTube!

Recordings of previous live sessions:

Distance Learning Labs for Science - PASCO Live

https://www.pasco.com/resources/video/7tQ6SzMGg8A

Distance Learning: Coding and Computational Thinking with Blockly - PASCO Live

https://www.pasco.com/resources/video/cxDBqCY2MrY

Hybrid Learning with //code.Node

https://www.pasco.com/resources/video/_fyDRnH5980

 

Best, 

Rosario Rodolfo

Regional Account Manager, Southwest

PASCO scientific

916-735-2055

www.pasco.com

 

 

 

 

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 10:25 PM Permalink
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