Jamie Ewing and the online science fair

Jamie Ewing and Online Science Projects that Rock

James “Jamie” Ewing @mrewingteach, former men's fashion designer and the 2013 innovator of the year, is an amazing Science Teacher. I met him when I judged his work at the Microsoft Innovative Educators forum and was blown away with how he does science fairs online. It is such a powerful  model of how science teachers can involve students in authentic research and could be done in any school.

If you want to know how social media and online tools can be used in the 21st century classroom, study his work. (He's also in the Hour of Code videos all of us are showing the kids this week as we celebrate.)

This is a great listen for science teachers, curriculum directors, and those interested in connecting their classroom globally. Much of what Jamie did, he did through Facebook before he got on Twitter.

My favorite part of this podcast was when Jamie talked about how excited his kids got when they had comments from scientists on their project testing the strength of parachutes. It is such a great story to show the power of authentic connections.

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Twitter: @mrewingteach

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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