STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 1

STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 1

As you might know I am active and write about PBL, Tech Integration, 21st Century Classroom Transformation, but I also have always enjoyed work in the STEM (STEAM) areas! Since I have spent a lot of time researching STEM resources for workshops, I thought I would share some of what I have found over the past year with you! This is the first of many posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)

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Part 1… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites - Michael Gorman (

I hope you will enjoy this series of STEM posts covering over 70 resource links. I have tried to locate resources, tools, and programs that will assist STEM educators in their multiple fields. In the list below you will find the listing with a link, along with a short description. I have tried to include several different categories.

Programs and institutions that support STEM educators
STEM content/lesson sites that contain resources ready for the STEM classroom
Interactive resources and tools that could be used in the STEM environment
Organizations and tools that you might not think of first in STEM… but have STEM possibilities

Make sure you sign up for this goldmine of ongoing STEMtastics links. If you have a resource please let me know and perhaps we can make the list over 100! Along with at least one STEM post once a month, I will continue to bring other posts through out the month with ideas and resources covering all of the other 21st century education, technology integration, PBL, and education transformation resources, practices, and ideas. Enjoy the journey and the first ten links!

STEAM to STEM – This organization is an advocate for STEAM education. It contains resources and information that allows educators to promote the Arts in STEM education (STEAM). An objective of the STEAM movement is to transform research policy with a goal place Art + Design at the center of STEM.

National Academies of Science – The NAS is committed to furthering science in America, and its members are active contributors to the international scientific community. Discover news, issues, resources, and policies devoted to promoting science across the nation.

BIE – The BUCK Institute (BIE) is a nonprofit organization that is a world leader in promoting, providing resources, and training teachers in PBL (Project Based Learning). It promotes authenticity in student work and the crossing of disciplines such as STEM in order to show connections as students learn by doing. Check out their projects database.

The Flipped Learning Network – This organization has a mission to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and resources to successfully implement Flipped Learning. Flipped Learning has it start in many STEM based classroom providing out of class lectures which allowed for more in class inquiry based STEM learning.

AAAS – The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. Be sure to read the area entitled enhancing education for some great education resources.

ITEEA – This organization known as the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association has a strong emphasis on STEM education. It is a mission of ITEEA to strengthen education through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities

Nasa Quest – the NASA Quest Challenges are free Web-based, interactive explorations. They are designed to engage students in authentic scientific and engineering processes. These real life solutions relate to issues encountered daily by NASA personnel giving students an authenticity to learning.

Science NetLinks – An amazing K-12 science education resource produced by AAAS. Discover free teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities. Lessons and activities can be printed or used online. Many of the interactive, e-sheets, and tools work on the interactive white board, in a computer lab, or a 1 to 1 program.

EduCanon – Videos can be a wonderful resource for any STEM Classroom. This incredible tool allows teachers to use their created videos or ones they find online and make them interactive for their students. It really is a great way to provide formative learning and assessment since online classrooms can be set up to monitor usage and answers. A great resource for those looking at creative ways to Flip their STEM classroom.

Change the Equation – Change the Equation (CTEq) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in the United States. One interesting are is the vital signs of STEM that gives a state by state report along with STEMtistics and the STEM Data Base.

Thank you for joining me and I hope you found this information something you can use in your school and useful to share with other educators. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on to someone who will benefit. To ensure you do not miss a future valuable post or other resource covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Have a great week… enjoy the Websites! – Mike (

Booking Info – Check out my Booking Page… Please contact me soon if you have an interest. I am almost booked through August and am already taking fall dates for 2015 – Mike

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Michael Gorman oversees one-to-one laptop programs and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a consultant for Discovery Education, ISTE, My Big Campus, and November Learning and is on the National Faculty for The Buck Institute for Education. His awards include district Teacher of the Year, Indiana STEM Educator of the Year and Microsoft’s 365 Global Education Hero. Read more at