Right now, there are tons of educational resources being shared about distance learning and we are spending our time going through some of this content. Yen actually took a deep look at 5 resources that were hyped up as good “at-home” learning tools. Out of 5 pieces she looked at, only 1 really made the grade, the rest were either crafty or lacked quality. We want to make sure we’re providing you with recommendations and tips for providing quality STEM and STEAM education at a distance.
Since we know that you’re getting bombarded with content and links, instead of sharing more a bunch more resources, we’re going to focus on reviewing what gets sent our way and sharing the stuff we know is GOOD with you on our blog, newsletter and in our FB Group. We’ll sift through these resources so you don’t have to.
These are our main expectations for this content right now:
- Is it free?
- Is it easy to use?
- Is it quality?
For the next few weeks, we’re going to signal boost content we know is meets these expectations and we’re going to hone in on more specific resources, to help relieve some of that overwhelm we’re all feeling right now. Yen has spent the last 10+ years studying distance learning, so she’s also going to share strategies and tips to help you shift and reshape your teaching to match your new setting.
Simple STEM From Home – A One-Week STEM Challenge
This week, we’re sharing a one-week experiment from our partner, Feel-Good Teaching. Kerry has created a channel called “Simple STEM from Home.” Kerry is going to be posting videos at 10:00 AM PST, Mon-Fri throughout the week. Her videos will walk your students through a STEM challenge throughout the week. You can either watch the video when it goes up, or schedule a time to watch it with your kids.
She will walk them through the challenge, give them examples of materials, and perimeters for the challenge.
Here is her welcome video: