Here are some things and places that may help you with integrating STEM principles into your classrooms.
A STEM Resource List of More Thank 40 Useful Websites – By Global Digital Citizenship Foundation Team
STEM Website from NSW Department of Education – Lots of information and project ideas regarding STEM
Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces – Great PDF you can download and print off with many ideas
Periodic Table of #STEAM iPad Apps – By Mark Anderson (ICT Evangelist) July 2016
STEM Programme Index 2016 – A guide released by the Office of the Chief Scientist which will help teachers and students access over 250 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes. The first national STEM Programme Index is an accessible guide to business, university, government and community-led STEM initiatives. It includes in-class, after school, holiday and online activities and resources, catering to a wide and growing range of students.
*I read a great book over the holidays called Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom by Syliva Martinez and Gary Stager. A great read for anyone interested in STEM/STEAM/Maker Spaces! Highly recommend.
36 Resources for STEM Project-Based Learning Activities – a list of terrific STEM project-based learning activities that can be tailored to meet your students’ needs collated by Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Intel’s Innovation ToolBox is a hub of ideas, information, resources and success stories to help drive the next generation of inventors, creators and entrepreneurs in your classroom.
Goldie’s Super STEMy Reading List for Budding Scientists, Inventors, and Engineers – A great list of books to have in your library to promote STEM learning.
ABC Splash STEM Section – ABC Splash is proud to announce the official launch of its STEM section, making it easier to find resources for learning areas including robotics, coding, engineering and many more.
Team Building Activities that Support Maker Education, STEM and STEAM – An article from User Generated Education by Jackie Gerstein, EdD. There are many more articles/resources on her blog that are worthwhile!
STEM Careers Resources for Secondary Students – RiAus’s Science Channel website with many resources for students regarding STEM Careers.
Various STEM Teacher/Student Resources on ABC Splash – There are Digibooks, games, articles and more on ABC Splashes Resource page for teachers of all year levels in relation to STEM
Exploratorium – Provides interactives, web features, activities and programs for students in primary and secondary school. (From America)
Caine’s Arcade – Fantastic story of a young boy and his passion for making with cardboard. This is a link to a website including a video of his story which is a great way to instigate a Cardboard Challenge. Details on how to do the Cardboard Challenge are also here.
How to Grade STEM Projects – website with ideas on grading STEM projects (rubrics, learning scales etc)
Ways of Thinking – Embedding the Digital Technologies Curriculum – Although not directly STEM, the Digital Technologies curriculum can aid in STEM teaching. This provides information from Teacher Magazine on what teachers need to know to develop programs that cover the curriculum, the types of thinking addressed in the curriculum and the resources that are needed to implement it successfully.