If you are like us, your school is in virtual learning and teaching mode. If your colleagues are asking for ideas or you are looking for ways to stay in touch we offer the following:
Video Communication: Zoom
We’ve participated in school, district and family video conferencing using Zoom. It’s free to sign up. Once you sign up, schedule a meeting, invite your students, friends or family. Many school systems have a contract with a provider such as Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting or WebX. Check with the tech person at your school for free access, and follow the rules set by your district or state.
Digital Baseball Cards
Trading Card Creator is an alternative way for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skill when writing about anything. It even gives a place for sources. Students can create trading cards about artists, coders, scientists, writers or their favorite superhero.
- The Official Earth Day website (opens in new tab) has articles and information about this year’s celebration. 50 years!
- The Old Farmer's Almanac reveals how the date for Earth Day was picked and lots of other fun stuff.
- Try some of these Earth Day activities (opens in new tab).
- Pinterest has a good collection of indoor and outdoor Earth Day STEM activities (opens in new tab) for kids.
82nd International Technology & Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Annual Conference
- Moon houses of the Future competition
- How students can build their own laptops with a Kano kit and 3-D printer with a Jellybox kit.
- More on the ITEEA website, including resources for teaching at home (opens in new tab)
cross posted at collaborationsdigitalandotherwise.weebly.com (opens in new tab)
Deborah Marshall is the Department Chair of Career & Technical Education and Lisa McKnight Ward is the librarian at Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Both are Nationally Board Certified, former Teachers of the Year, who have taught multiple subjects including AP and IB courses. They have over a decade of experience collaborating on technology-based learning. Read more at collaborationsdigitalandotherwise.weebly.com/ (opens in new tab)