STEAM / STEM for Struggling Students
It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem. - GK Chesterton
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Find the slides, tips and resources for my presentation, STEAM It Up for Students!
- Teachers often share resources with these keywords- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM or STEM)
- Step away from the book!
- We tend to get too caught up in teaching with books or slides. Instead, get your students interested in the lesson through any of these types of instructional methods: multimedia, visual aids, screencasts, hands-on learning, sensory learning, TPR- total physical response, graphic organizers, role-plays, visual aids, realia, flashcards, pair work/group work, storytelling, diagrams, foldables, gamification, flipped learning, labeling, magic, games, problem/project based learning, drama, finger plays, QR codes, mindmapping and notetaking.
- With technology, students can create mindmaps, comics, eportfolios, digital stories, podcasts, videos, movie trailers, radio shows, blogs, scavenger hunts, infographics, multimedia posters, and games!
- Top literacy tools and apps- Google App (click here for Google resources), Rewordify.com, Hemingwayapp.com, Grammarly, Quizlet iOS/Android Apps, and Google Templates
- Empower your browser! Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and free bookmarklets and extensions to help students research, translate documents, define words, correct their grammar, cite resources, and more! Recommended ones include- Read & Write, Draftback, and Cite This for Me!
- Get them to brainstorm through sketchnoting and mindmapping! Find plenty of mindmapping and notetaking tools and tips here!
- Use graphic organizers! Find plenty of graphic organizer tools and tips here!
- Create a virtual learning space with Edmodo, Schoology, Weebly, Wikis, blogs, or other social media tools
- Teach with comics! My favorite tools are Makebeliefs, ToonDoon, and Comics Head. Find more here!
- Teach with poster tools and infographics like- Buncee, Canva, Tackk, Thinglink, Blendspace, and Piktochart
- Get students to visualize their learning with social bookmarking and curation tools like Diigo, Pearltrees, Storify, Pinterest, Livebinders, and Educlipper. Find more resources here!
- Get them to experiment!
- Learn through cooking! Find science recipes here. Students can learn math, science and literature while helping feed others by creating cookbooks. I recommend using BookCreator, Issuu, Slipp.It, or Google Docs. Enhance the cookbooks by getting students to include short how to videos, images, or audio clips of interviews explaining the science, history, traditions or origins of the recipe.
- Make it mobile! Find resources here. Recommended apps include BookCreator iOS/Android App, Educreations, and Evernote