a library of technology resources
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Visit these links to help you in planning for your science projects, research, and lessons
This blog is written by
Melissa Stewart, the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children. Her lifelong fascination with the natural world led her to earn a B.S. in biology and M.A. in science journalism. Review her extensive list of topics (in the right margin) and you're sure to find something that can guide you in your instruction. TONS of resource recommendations in this site!!
Climate Change by NASA:
NASA's website hosts an extensive collection of global warming resources for media educators, weathercasters, and public speakers. Browse by topic and by media type, including videos, social media shareables, infographics, quizzes, and interactives.
Through a YouTube channel, these quick-and-dirty lessons can help students get an overview of many popular works in literature. These would be a great to incorporate in a flipped classroom!
Educational Technology Clearinghouse:
Included here are videos and interactive lessons on many topics. Look in the left column to navigate!
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
Learn about the laws and regulations regarding our environment, and find out what's going on in Tennessee!
INK - Non-Fiction Minute:
Compelling short self-contained original 400-word essays by top non-fiction children's book authors on a variety of subjects. With illuminating visuals and accompanying audio read by the author. Articles also include MLA citation. Index of topics is in right-margin. Check out the FOR TEACHERS tab for lesson plan ideas on how to incorporate into your curriculum.
See articles specific to science here.
INK - Non-Fiction Minute:
Choose any Non-fiction Minute author and invite him or her to your school for an hour of Q&A through Zoom (like Skype). Authors are booked through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. Titles are listed with links to the descriptions of their programs.
Interactive lessons and video tutorials on biology, chemistry, physics, cosmology, astronomy, health/medicine, electrical engineering, and organic chemistry. Plus they are adding to it all the time.
Learn Out Loud:
This audio and video directory has over 5,000 titles on many subjects, many of which are on topics like archaeology, environment, scientists, astronomy, mathematics, biology, and physics. This could be an incredible resource for students who are bored or need more!
Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors:
This site's mission is to offer teachers, librarians, parents, kids, writers, and anyone with a passion for children’s literature: booklists organized by unique categories, author interviews, market news, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of children’s books from writing to publishing and promoting. It also includes information on how to connect with authors for free Skype visits. There's a blog just for STEM, and links to author websites with author resources.
Currently a free service, Newsela contains articles for every subject written from 4th grade to college level. Students can register and be given reading at tehir own lexile. Lesson plans are also available for teachers to use with the text.
There are two types of TED-Ed lessons: 1) TedEd original lessons, representing collaborations between expert educators, screenwriters, and animators. 2) Lessons created by website visitors who add questions, discussion topics and other supplementary materials to any educational video on YouTube. Both types are used regularly to introduce new topics to learners in exciting, curiosity-insipiring ways.
If you know of any other trustworthy sources that could be included in this collection, please
so I can add them!