A growing number of teachers are using the computer game Minecraft -- a building game similar to Legos -- to help teach students lessons in history and math. Now, TeacherGaming is helping educators integrate Minecraft into their teaching -- solving technical problems and helping teachers get set up with the program.
Students create animals with tangrams, figure the area of each, and place them in the Tangram Zoo. It's a great way to help students visualize composite figures and review area formulas for the different shapes.
The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies has launched Smithsonian Quests, a digital badge program designed to foster project-based learning and inspire students to explore their own ideas and interests.
Students create a profile for a point on the coordinate system then identify a list of "Friends" and "Family" as well as favorite songs and TV shows. The profile picture is a graph of the point! So cute, and right in the learning context of students.
Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City has announced plans to create a 21,000-square-foot exhibit focusing on children ages 3-6 with funding from a $12 million grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
Through NBA Math Hoops, students use real-world NBA and WNBA player data to compete against their classmates in timed, simulated basketball games. Teams race against a shot clock to see who can be the first to accurately complete a math problem. Once they do, they get the chance to take a shot with a member of their team, complete with players’ actual shooting percentages.
Each episode will put one science experiment, concept, project, challenge or situation under the microscope to learn how and why it's important in our daily lives. At the heart of each episode is a take-away activity that has great wow-factor but is easy enough for viewers to recreate at home using simple household items.
Steve Spangler has seen how math and science seem like magic ever since he was a kid. It helped that his dad, who was a scientist and a magician, would show how both magic and science worked together at home. Now that Spangler is an adult, it’s his turn to help kids understand the magic in science.