The Afterschool Tech Toolkit aims to empower afterschool professionals and educators with strategies and training so they can provide students with powerful access to technology outside of classroom hours. This toolkit is for those… read more →
As part of EiE’s new Cisco-supported Digital Profession Development Initiative (above), the EiE team is creating EiE Webinars that introduce classroom and afterschool educators to K-8 engineering education. The first webinar in the series, “Introduction to Engineering for Out-of-School-Time Programs,” is now available.
This 45-minute, on-demand session is a great way to jumpstart your knowledge of EiE’s Engineering Adventures and Engineering Everywhere curricula. Watch it and share it!
With over 100K resources, PBS LearningMedia is a great destination for educators to access high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that will inspire youth and transform learning.
SciJinks is all about weather. Short for Science Hijinks, SciJinks is a joint NOAA and NASA educational website that puts fun and adventure into learning about weather, satellite meteorology, and Earth science. The activities are geared toward middle- and high-school aged kids and their educators.
The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.
They’ve released a new podcast series highlighting science careers, available for free without the Walking Classroom Kits. Download the free podcasts and lesson plans from their site based on the person and their career. Walk, listen and learn about various career possibilities.
Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. The club is designed for after-school programs, libraries, or anywhere kids come together to learn and have fun.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle all kinds of curriculum, from math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The Khan Academy math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Showcasing one lesson appropriate for youth by grade (Pre-K through 8th grade) and by topic (9th through 12th), this is the Kitchen Community’s list of quality STEM activities. Many of these activities can be modified and be used for youth in a variety of grades.
The STEM in the Garden curriculum consists of a series of 6 Modules. The order of the modules loosely follows the growing season/school year.
Though you can follow this order, all of these activities can easily be done at any time of the year to fit with your needs.
PreventObesity.net is an online network offering free tools, services and support to the people and organizations that are working to ensure children everywhere can eat healthier and become more physically active.