2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

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Join in some powerful student challenges! Discovery Education has two student challenges happening now. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge, a STEAM project for grades 9-12 in the US. I’ll also give an overview of the CITGO Fueling Education Student Challenge for […]

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

Aaron Joyner on episode 594

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Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand. In today’s podcast, I interview the director of the program Aaron Joyner to talk about the philosophy behind Disney’s education magic. I also share some […]

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts. Definitely, download […]

Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!)

C.A. Preece shows us how to do this.

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Science can be difficult for low to average readers. Today, we’ll dig into the power of comic books to help us teach difficult subjects to students by making learning reachable and approachable. C.A. Preece works to reach every learner by working to make science approachable and understandable. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites […]

5 Easy STEM Activities Any Teacher Can Do

Chris Woods on Episode 560

Today high school math teacher, Chris Woods, gives us simple ideas of STEM activities any teacher can do. Get some ideas for how you can integrate STEM in the classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show   Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening […]

Save Money on Easy, Awesome Science Projects

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Ward’s Science has cool hands-on science lessons. Everything comes in the box and you’re ready to engage your students. Recently I tested three of these science kits and in this blog post, I’ll share a review of these kits and how you can save 15% and get free shipping on your future order before October […]

Teen Genius Says “I Learned Nothing from Lecture”

Gitanjali Rao talks about her learning journey on episode 556

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She was named America’s Top Young Scientist of 2017 by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, with a patent-pending device to detect lead in water faster than any other current techniques. She then open-sourced this device so people can use the technology across the world. In today’s show, Gitanjali talks about her learning journey […]

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

Tyler Haggerty on episode 537

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Today, you’ll listen to a young man who became an entrepreneur as a result of his school’s genius hour. Listen with a purpose and prepare to get your daily challenge at the end and a link to the blog post I’ve written inspired by this show “7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects” […]

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

Elizabeth Iwaszewicz talks about five strategies for designated and integrated English Language Development (ELD).   Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as […]

How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

Dr. Ray Havasay was a scientist consulted on the making of the original Jurassic Park. Now, she is Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning where she specializes in helping engage students in exciting science learning. Listen to Hear Ideas You Need to Know Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking […]