Just over a year ago I started birding, or bird watching as you may know it. I have always loved nature, learning about my local plants, and doing native gardening. Learning about birds was a natural extension of that. One of my absolute favorite parts of birding is “Backyard Birding.” Essentially, backyard birding is observing and appreciating the birds who are right around one’s backyard, schoolyard, or outdoor space. Think life science meets “I Spy.” Of course, working with teachers and students, backyard birding can also be "Schoolyard" birding, incorporating STEAM to foster critical thinking and observation skills. Imagine you and your students excitedly saying, “Oh, that’s a mountain chickadee! And there’s a dark-eyed junco. Oh, hello cute lesser goldfinch!”
High schools and vocational institutions are at the forefront of shaping students for the challenges of an increasingly dynamic workforce. The integration of robotics, 3D printing, and interactive displays is no longer just convenient—it's essential. This transforms how students acquire vital life skills and prepares them for a competitive job market.
Welcome to the Baker’s Dozen of Top Mimio Educator Blogs for 2023! Delve into subscriber favorites, including how ed tech enhances young learners' education and tips for maintaining vocal health. So, grab a warm drink and explore the valuable insights that can boost student learning and enrich teaching experiences.
Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, STEM, edtech, Classroom Audio, gamification, STEM education, interactive displays, digital signage, education funding, Education Webinars, Early Education, ChatGPT, AI, education
Denver Public Schools (DPS) is leading the way in career exploration through its Spark Early Career Exploration Program, emphasizing diverse career exposure for students. Olivia Barraza Kee, Senior Manager of DPS Spark, highlights the importance of developing career identities to shape students' futures positively: “The work of developing career identities for our students is really important to us so that they can plan and chart their futures and get careers that sustain them and their families." The program connects students with local businesses and offers an extensive online resource library.
Happy Red Planet Day, Educators! Red Planet Day celebrates Mars, encouraging exploration and understanding. Today, let's embark on an exciting journey to explore Mars with your students through simple lessons, 3D printing, and robotics. Get ready to make the Red Planet come alive in your classroom!
In a celebration of dedication and innovation in the field of education, we are thrilled to share the incredible news that Ron Clark Academy (Atlanta, GA) science teacher, Daniel Thompson, has been named a finalist for the prestigious eSchool News Hero Educator Awards.
Educators, Makers, and STEM enthusiasts, we’ve created something fun for you and your students - the #mimioSTEMchallenge! This is your chance to showcase your remarkable work in the classroom. We know you're doing incredible things, and it's time to share your innovative teaching methods.
When I reflect on my journey in education and my passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), it all traces back to a transformative experience during my senior year in high school. Little did I know that this outdoor education excursion at Bradford Woods in Indiana would ignite a fire within me, leading to a lifelong commitment to inspire young minds in the world of STEM.