By Judi Fusco
I just watched this video about mathematics educators and Makers. If you're interested in either topic, I suggest stopping by the STEM for all Video Showcase and watching. The videos from the video showcase will be available after the showcase ends, but right now you can participate in the ongoing discussions and give feedback. You can also VOTE for your favorite!
There's a lot over there so you may feel like a kid in a candy store. I'll share some of the others I have watched and enjoyed. If you tweet, take a look at the twitter hashtag for the showcase to see what others are saying.
There seems to be something for EVERYONE in the Showcase. There is EarSketch: teaching coding through music. As I watched it, I became very interested because it has curriculum aligned with AP Computer Science test, and it seems to be inspiring to students. If kids are inspired they often go further than is required of them and it makes their learning fun.
I spent some more time watching videos and I want to go to the K12 Engineering Scholars Program! It looks like such a great experience! I would love to see these in other states!
I also watched the TechFit Video as I think keeping our kids active is very important. I love what I saw in the project!
And finally, number five (the first video is linked in the first line of the post) is the EcoXPT video -- it's a virtual environment for students to learn about field research in biology. It seems like it would give great experiences and help students learn.
I tried to share a diverse set of videos in this post to show how much ground the STEM for All Video Showcase covers. I hope you'll take some time to explore and watch!