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Workshop 0.... Look at all the different formative activity and assessments sites that are available. Start making a list of what you may wish to use for your project and sites you may wish to return to. Download the BIE Teaching and Learning Guide and begin to list products and scaffold learning on the Guide and Timeline.

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Scaffolding Form (Teaching and Learning Guide courtesy of the BUCK Institute) - Download as a Word Document and begin filling out for project.
Project Calendar (Calendar is courtesy of the BUCK Institute) - Download as a Word Document and begin filling out for project.


Formative Resources



Formative Activity Links:There are two categories of Formative Activities. First are those that are built-in for success in the ultimate Summative Assessment. These may include check off sheets, conferencing, observations, discussions, exit slips and a multitude of other items including traditional quizzes. There should also be Formative Learning Experiences that might include labs, inquiry, gaming, internet activities, use of manipulatives, simulations, and anything else that could be used as a scaffold for success in the lesson.



Remember that formative is more than assessment... it is learning. It can come in many ways!

1. Activities

2. Simulations

3. Games

4. Reflections

5. Journals

6. Peer review

7. Videos

8. Peer and Teacher interaction

9. Readings

10. Critical and Creative brainstorming and thinking


Resources


Thinkfinity - Verizon Thinkfinity offers comprehensive teaching and learning resources created by content partners – the most respected organizations in each academic subject and literacy. The easy-to-navigate K-12 resources are grade-specific and are aligned with state standards.


30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms - The power of formative learning activities with online technology allows teachers to provide multimedia that can be used individually, in groups, or even at home. The multimedia may be a movie, sound clip, picture, simulation, reading, or game. In PBL, the multimedia may be an entry event, a tutorial, a basis for further discussion and inquiry, or a tool that measures student understanding. It could possibly even be an assignment or activity for students to investigate at home. Best of all, students can be in control of the speed of delivery and even control their own remediation by repeating sessions. Multimedia can be used to flip the classroom, allowing students to participate and formulate their own inquiry through teacher facilitated posts in content delivery systems such as Edmodo or My Big Campus. Let’s take a look at some of these large mega resource sites.


Siemens Discovery STEM Academy – Vast amount of lessons, multimedia and activities, along with webinars, that are some of the finest for both student learning and teacher professional development.


eGFI Dream Up The Future – A huge database that will engage students with its colorful and student centered interface. Make sure to check all the links, including all the STEM resources found in the Teacher Resource area.


NSF Resources For STEM Education – A great collection of teacher resources, instructional materials, assessment, and up-to-date research regarding STEM.


PBS STEM Education Resources Center – Great information from PBS including engaging lessons, activities, and of course those award winning PBS videos.


NSDL – The National Science Digital Library has some outstanding resources that include numerous links to some great STEM programs and organizations.


Design Squad Nation – Another great service from PBS filled with some entertaining and engaging ways to integrate STEM into any classroom.


Museum of Science – Great database to search for lessons and ideas involving science, math, and engineering from one of the finest science museums located in Boston.


Discover Engineering - Let your students discover engineering in some very exciting and engaging ways. From skateboards to roller coasters the activities and videos will bring you back for more.


Google Science Fair - How about a virtual science fair that can go beyond your classroom, district, state, and even nation? This is an event that will turn on the 21st century skills and the new Common Core!


KhanAcademy - Ready to flip the STEM classroom? Then check out these thousands of videos from Khan! Every area of Science and Math can be explored in short informative video clips. Do a total flip or just reinforce skills in a short student controlled lesson.


TeachersDomain - Want to continue the flip? Then visit this site from WGBH, a PBS station in Boston. You will find videos, activities, and simulations! Best of all, you can archive it in your own classroom at the Teachers Domain Site.


PBS Teachers - Brand new site filled with lots of resources and videos. Search by grade level and curriculum area. Teachers can create an online classroom filled with outstanding and engaging material.


WolframAlpha - Not your typical search engine. This is a computational search engine that is a plus for any STEM educator. It is easy to use and its ability to find data is just plain fun!


CIESE- Dedicated to improving K-16 STEM education through the meaningful and effective integration of technology, CIESE fosters the use of research-based instructional methodologies and technologies to improve and pioneer novel technologies to explore and better understand their impact on improved education and society.


My Science Box- At My Science Box you’ll find complete, scaffolded lesson plans to teach a 4-6 week middle school science unit through activities, projects, and field trips.


Cases Online - A collection of inquiry-based lessons to engage students by exploring the science behind real-world problems. Promotes self-directed and life-long learners, critical thinkers and keen problem solvers. Cases are grounded in Problem-Based Learning (PBL), Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL),


Physics Online - Check out the projects link for some ideas that just might start a project.


Molecules Matters - provides PBL instruction and support for students and teachers with an emphasis on nanotechnology.


Science Net Links – A premiere site for STEM resources. What a wonderful place for educators to find quality teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, and best of all… it’s free!


MIT+K12 - An amazing site that allows teachers to ask MIT students to make a video to make a difference. A site filled with amazing possibility and engagement!


MIT BLOSSOMS - This incredible Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video, Internet downloads, DVDs and videotapes.


NeoK12 - Wonderful site with multimedia, simulations, and activities to help with formative learning. Blog Link For Write Up. Example


Kennedy Center Arts Edge - Great activities that run across all curriculum areas bringing in the arts.


Exploratorium - Awesome online site providing all kinds of lessons and thoughts that allow kids to explore.


National Gallery Kid Zone - Wonderful place to explore art and let creativity run lose!


Storybird - Imagination to promote writing. Great for kids of all ages.


Google Lit Trips - Great books integrated with Google Earth... and kids can make their own journey.


Read Write Think - Great place for building literacy.


Odyssey of the Mind - Activities and challenges to promote critical thinking


PBS Teachers - The best in videos, lessons, and activities from PBS.


CAST - Learn how to scaffold for meeting individual needs using technology for UDL




Software for PBL Activities


How about free software to promote STEM in the classroom? Along with multimedia programs such as Movie Maker and iMovie… the programs listed below will facilitate students in their 21st century skill development. Since they are free, students can use them at school and download them to also connect at home.


SketchUp - A great CAD style product from the people at Google. I like to call it “CAD that’s fun!” Explore a world of educational resources that will engage students in the classroom allowing them to innovate and create!


West Point Bridge Project - Whether it be math, science, or engineering… students will enjoy this free program from the West Point Academy. Watch students compete in collaborative groups as they learn valuable content and understand the world of math and science through simulations and modeling.


Scratch - Wow… computational thinking at its best. A program that allows students to design a computer program with integration into any subject area. Learn more by watching my archived webinar at Discovery!


Google Earth - Another free and amazing program that will excite your students in any STEM class. Make sure you visit this educator page filled with resources on how to use Google Earth in the classroom.


Entry Event Resources


Planning and the Advance Organizer or Entry Event. This invokes prior knowledge and helps create the student need to know questions that will promote inquiry. It can include videos, letters, a guest speaker, an activity, a field trip, pictures/graphics, or any combination of these.

Begin to plan an Advance Organizer that can serve as an Entry Event. Feel free to look over the video databases in section N on the website. Also consider any paid subscription services your district has. Refrain from full featured and long videos… short snippets that invoke inquiry, engagement, and a need to know are best. Try to incorporate an activity or other components that may integrate with the video.

Possible Links For Multi-Media
Discovery Education - Transforming classrooms, empowering teachers and captivating students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. This service captures the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn. With award- winning digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contests & challenges, professional development and more - Discovery is leading the way in transforming classrooms and inspiring learning. Along with paid subscription resources, Discovery Education offers a broad range of free classroom resources that complement and extend learning beyond the bell.

KhanAcademy - Ready to flip the STEM classroom? Then check out these thousands of videos from Khan! Every area of Science and Math can be explored via short informative video clips. Do a total flip or just reinforce skills in a short student controlled lesson.

TeachersDomain - Want to continue the flip? Then visit this site from WGBH, a PBS station in Boston. You will find videos, activities, and simulations! Best of all, you can archive it in your own classroom at the Teachers Domain Site.

PBS Teachers - Brand new site filled with lots of resources and videos. Search by grade level and curriculum area. Teachers can create an online classroom filled with outstanding and engaging material.

Pulse of the Planet - Each weekday, the Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound.

YouTube - A great place to start searching for and archiving videos that might just work for your STEM classroom.

FIZZ Music Video - Amazing music set to themes in science, math, and so much more.

MIT+K12 - An amazing site that allows teachers to ask MIT students to make a video to make a difference. A site filled with a wealth of possibility and engagement!

MIT BLOSSOMS - This incredible Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video, Internet downloads, DVDs and videotapes.

Watch Now Learn - (iPad App is available for download) Great resource for free videos. Easy to search and use

TED-Ed - In their words, TED-Ed’s commitment to creating lessons worth sharing is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas. Within the growing TED-Ed video library, you will find carefully curated educational videos, many of which represent collaborations between talented educators and animators nominated through the TED-Ed platform. This platform also allows users to take any useful educational video, not just TED’s, and easily create a customized lesson around the video. Users can distribute the lessons, publicly or privately, and track their impact on the world, a class, or an individual student. TED-Ed’s videos aim to capture and amplify the voices of the world’s greatest educators. To achieve this, we pair extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of exceptional educational videos. This website, similar to TED.com, is ever-evolving and we depend on you, the TED community, to nominate inspiring teachers that have touched your life or clever animators who have the skills to bring a gifted teacher’s lesson to life.

Competitions That Can Promote PBL

We Can Change The World - Works for all grade levels and across subjects.

Future City - Design a future city and solve a future problem while scaffolding with Sim City for student engagement.

Cyber Patriots - US Air Force Association challenges student to break the computer code.

National Video Challenge - A great STEM and beyond activity.

Imagine Cup - Innovate and Imagine

Dupont Challenge - What is your design challenge

Math Challenge - Test those math application skills.

Who Wants To Be A Mathematician - Connect your kids to real life math.

Intel Science Talent Search - Do your student have some real science talent?

Intel Science and Engineering Fair - Compete with the best and learn real world applications.

First Robotics - Engage students in the engineering of robotics.

Verizon App - Students can make their own App.

Biomimicry Challenges - what can the world of engineering learn from science and biology.

Got Game - Student can create that game.

National Science Bowl - great science challenge from US Department of Energy

Be The Change - Wonderful idea for social studies and any class promoting positive change.

Scholastic Arts and Writing Award - Great opportunity for writer s and artists.

National Geography Bee - Helps students to get to know the land.

Profile In Courage - What political leader has shown courage. Fits in great to social studies and language arts.

Philosophy Contest - Your students could become the best philosophers as they learn and work together.

CSPAN Video - Use CSPAN resources to create a documentary. Fits any curriculum.