Excelorators is now offering this program in the summer of 2017. In order to accommodate the MIT Lab schedule, and feedback regarding availability of teaching professionals, we will be offering the Teachers STEM-EDGE program on July 13 - July 18, 2017.
The 6-day program is directed by Rik Eberhardt, who is the Studio Manager for the MIT Game Lab. Rik has developed the EDGE (Engineering, Design, Gaming, and Entrepreneurship) program to help teachers improve their teaching skills using techniques his team has developed at MIT. The program cost is $1,995, which includes all instruction, course materials, lunch, and any transportation for corporate and school visits.
Please let Excelorators know if you are interested in registering for the program; or register directly on the Excelorators website: www.excelorators.com. We have promotional discounts, including group discounts and an "Early Bird" special. Registrations paid in full by April 15, 2017 receive a 10% discount off the $1,995 price.
Librivox is an online database of free audio books that are in the public domain. They are recorded by volunteers. So, the quality of each book may be different, but this would be a great resource for reluctant and struggling readers. Check it out at https://librivox.org
Cornell University's Making of America is a collection of primary sources focused on America's social history, specifically the Civil War. Check it out at: http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moa/
The Highway 89 Collection has curated visual and print materials surrounding the creation of Highway 89. Check it out at: http://highway89.org/
The Illinois Institute of Technology sponsors Oyez: US Supreme Court Media, which contains thousands of recordings of the oral arguments before the US Supreme Court. It provides a tour and information about each of the justices. Check it out at: https://www.oyez.org/
The Math Images Project can be used as a resource to help visual learners understand complicated math concepts. They have everything from algebra to calculus. Check it out at: http://mathforum.org/mathimages/index.php/Main_Page
The American Museum of Natural History puts out 2-3 science bulletins each month. It is a collection of videos and pictures that can be viewed through their website or YouTube, but you could also download it and use them in your own presentations. Check it out at: http://www.amnh.org/explore/science-bulletins
Jonathan Bird's Blue World provides many webisodes that focus on the ocean and its inhabitants. http://www.blueworldtv.com/
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has a database of primary source materials on medicine and history. This bank of materials would be useful in connecting science to the medical world and may spark the curiosity of our learners interested in that field. Check it out at: https://collections.nlm.nih.gov/
This website is put together by the USC Shoah Foundation and focuses on the Holocaust as well as other genocides. They have compiled hundreds of teach tools, such as testimonials, digital resources graphic organizers, and more.
The I Witness 2017 Video Challenge is approaching. Anyone who is interested, may want to check out their Twitter Chat: #IWitnessChat on Wednesday Feb. 22, 2017 at 4pm PT/ 7pm ET to discover how to integrate the 2017 IWitness Video Challenge into your classroom. The Twitter chat will be hosted by Discovery Education @DiscoveryEd.
MIT App Inventor
This website is dedicated to learning how to build mobile apps for Androids. This isn't just for programming class. It is a great resource for kids who have ideas for their own apps.