Classroom Resources


Math


The SpaceMath@NASA resource introduces students to the use of mathematics in today’s scientific discoveries.

Figure This – Has excellent challenges and family math projects that are quick and easy.
http://www.figurethis.org/index.html

Bedtime Math – daily math problem to do at bedtime http://bedtimemath.org/

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.
https://www.khanacademy.org/

Hour of Code
http://hourofcode.com/us

SCRATCH – coding for kids
http://scratch.mit.edu/

PROJECT BASED LEARNING


Buck Institute for Education (BIE): Project-Based Learning for the 21st Century

Intel Engage
Design Thinking resources and an online community for educators.






GREAT LESSONS


How to Smile.org
Searchable database of science and math activities

Water Cycle Interactive
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has just released about the Water Cycle (for kids/students), a useful teaching tool.

NSTA Freebies for Teachers

INQUIRY LESSONS

Middle School Chemistry Lesson Bank

STEM


Edutopia


LinkEngineering 
aims to provide high-quality resources and build a professional community for three groups: educators working in preK–12 classrooms and out of school settings; those engaged in preservice teacher education and professional development; and school, district, and state administrators. 

Kids STEM guide

Our “K-12 and Beyond STEM guide” is a carefully crafted database of websites, camps, and contests that increase student exposure to STEM fields in fun, creative, and interactive ways. You will find links to great resources broken out by age group (K-5 & 6-12), as well as by subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). The guide also features sites covering camps for teens along with STEM contests. Finally we dedicated a section to sites with a specific focus on Girls who continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers.

Tennessee STEM Innovation Network
Our Mission:
 To promote and expand the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education in K-12 schools across Tennessee.

STEM Teaching Tools
The STEM Teaching Tools site has tools that can help you teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We are currently focused on supporting the teaching of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)Each tool is focused on a specific issue and leverages the best knowledge from research and practice. 


VIDEOS - STUDENTS


NISE - Site created for promoting how nanoscience research is changing our lives



VIDEOS - TEACHERS


Khan Academy

The Teaching Channel

Edutopia

TEACHER TUBE

YouTube EDU

TED-Ed

Gizmodo 


TECHNOLOGY


Technology links for teachers designed by a teacher.
www.techfortnsciteachers.com


Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

Great Websites for Kids
Great Websites for Kids is a compilation of exemplary websites geared to children from birth to age 14. Suggested sites are evaluated by the Great Websites for Kids Committee using established selection criteria. The committee is made up of members of the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.

IMAGE LIBRARIES



Pics4Learning
- Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers.

The Morgue File
The morguefile contains photographs freely contributed by many artists to be used in creative projects by visitors to the site.

BIOSCIED Portal

BEN portal, the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) Pathway for biological sciences education. BEN resources can help you engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national standards for content, use of animals and humans, and student safety.

VIDA
The Video and Image Data Access (VIDA) collection contains annotated science video and images with content and language appropriate for K-8 standards-based science. VIDA is meant to facilitate sharing the excitement of current research among scientists, science faculty, and teachers through the use of images. Donated images will complement hands-on inquiry at the K-8 level. VIDA is affiliated with the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) through the BEN project. 

QUESTIONING TECHNIQUES


Visible Thinking
Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning.


K-12 and Beyond STEM gui
de 

This is a carefully crafted database of websites, camps, and contests that increase student exposure to STEM fields in fun, creative, and interactive ways. Links include great resources broken down by age group (K-5 & 6-12), as well as by subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math). One area is dedicated to sites with a specific focus on Girls who continue to be underrepresented in STEM careers. 


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