OER stands for open educational resources. They are free, online, educational resources that are available to everyone, everywhere. They are free to be modified, edited, and updated in anyway to suit any purpose. OERs and STEM are related because you can use OERs in the STEM curriculum since they both utilize the technology available. I… Continue reading OER AND STEM
Title: Seasons Changing Instructor: Ms. Abby Robbins Subject: Science Grade level: K-2 Time Period: One class (50 min) Objectives: Students will be able to: 1) observe in what order seasons change and what changes happen in the environment 2) evaluate how the changes in the seasons and weather affect them and their environment 3) draw… Continue reading Lesson Plan
What is TeacherTube? TeacherTube is a website that lets teachers, students, and parents view and share educational videos in one safe space. It allows users to upload their own videos as well. It connects educators and students across the globe. This commercial shows teachers of all levels of how they can make their lessons more interactive by adding… Continue reading TeacherTube – Description and Learning Guide
In the end, is STEM worth it? There has been a lot of controversy over STEM. Both sides have very valid points. After completing several of the projects in this class that are very STEM oriented, I feel as though STEM definitely beneficial. However, there are conditions that have to be met to make STEM… Continue reading Blog 5
Cons of STEM To begin with, there are no clear cut guidelines for STEM curriculums. Some teachers might have a lot of experience with STEM and do great things with it, while others have little education or experience applying the STEM curriculum. Also, STEM is not applied until middle school, which is very late in a… Continue reading Blog 4
STEM is meant to prepare the student for real world careers in this ever-changing technological society. The US has typically lagged in the math and sciences so this is a great opportunity for America to catch up in the global market. STEM curriculums have seen more comparable test scores in math and sciences than ever… Continue reading Blog 3
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM schools focus their curriculum on these subjects, not individually, but integrated in every aspect of learning, because they believe it will help the students succeed better in the real world because of the hands on application of problems they will face in the real world. It is… Continue reading What is STEM?