I have been following a weekly Google+ Hangout on Air hosted by Wes Fryer titled STEMseeds.
The latest Hangout was recorded and archived on Youtube (see below)
Here are some takeaways from that Hangout:
Brian (@bcrosby on Twitter) is an award winning classroom teacher and currently a K-12 STEM coordinator in Nevada. His blog, "Learning is Messy," is filled with STEM lesson ideas and can be found on http://learningismessy.com/blog/
Brian Crosby (@bcrosby on Twitter) and I (Wes Fryer) talk about STEM lesson ideas and ways to engage students through STEM learning. Brian is an award winning classroom teacher and currently a K-12 STEM coordinator in Nevada. His blog, "Learning is Messy," is filled with STEM lesson ideas and can be found on http://learningismessy.com/blog/
Archieved at STEMseeds: Interview with Brian Crosby
Twitter ID @STEMseeds
Show notes are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YuBlcPAtrtbsjm8yNTNg46Tdq_WIshC_ZQ4xO3MlWOs/edit
Brian has lots of his resources here: https://nwrpdp.wikispaces.com/STEM
Brian is a prolific tweeter and shares tons of great ideas! Be sure to follow him. :-) https://twitter.com/bcrosby
Check out Brian's fantastic project wiki! This is his "Animal Ark" project. http://crosbyprojects.wikispaces.com/Animal+Ark
I love the idea of science night. I used to run a computer lab family get together once a quarter when I first started teaching at my middle school to involve parents and younger siblings. The attendance (after school) wasn't always high, but everyone who came had a good time, and my students loved teaching what they had learned to their younger siblings, especially.
Excited to join STEMseeds for lesson ideas. Having a Math & Science Family Night end of April.
Our Kindergarten classrooms at St. Albans City School use to stream their chicken hatching. The kids loved to go home and show their parents.
STEM needs to be integrated just as technology needs to be integrated -not done in isolation.
Brian tweeted this a couple of days ago: STEM is a culture, not a time of day or day of the week. STEM becomes what you do - integrated in, not an add-on. This is key!
Hey, Donna - go to this site: http://greenbronxmachine.weebly.com/people.html
for inspiration and see if you can build more excitement for that garden.
@Donna If you want some great resources to share with your school about school gardens there is a fantastic community on edweb.net
called Growing School Gardens. Free to join and they have monthly webinars with tons of great sharing of resources. www.edweb.net/school-gardens
I watched the first episode of Cosmos - airing on Nat Geo - overwhelminghttp://tnorecon.net/about-us/project-updates/
Dr. Ken Wesson
Thinglink is a great way to feature video pieces on a topic. :-)
Google Earth provides tons of great opportunities to connect literacy across all subject areas! Google Lit Trips are such amazing examples of this! http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html
This is his collaborative class blog: http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=65078
Link for his student work: http://learningismessy.com/blog/?page_id=367
How did you collaborate with the local animal park? Please share