17 Jan 2017

iCreate in Action: STEM Learning at Dunmore SD

The NEIU iCreate Program is designed to bring STEM opportunities to students throughout the IU19 region, so our team was thrilled to recently work with Dunmore School District 5th graders to do just that.

In a hybrid learning environment, students were taught the steps of the engineering design process and used that process to solve the problem of removing snow from an area using the given supplies and a Sphero robot as the engine. The supplies included rubber bands, pipe cleaners, a styrofoam plate, a 8 count box of crayons, a piece of cardboard, wire and masking tape. In groups students worked as a team to produce a prototype which could be attached to a Sphero robot and remove snow (cotton balls) from an area. This is one of our iCreate lessons that we can do with classes.

Check out addition images of the project on the Dunmore School District website.

This is just one sample of an iCreate lesson that our team can conduct with your students. Interested in bringing STEM activities to your school? Contact us for additional information.

05 Jan 2017

Top 10 Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter

Twitter is a great way to stay current and get new ideas in education. If you have a Twitter account, periodically check these hashtags and be sure to follow NEIU on Twitter as well. For example, a quick #edchat search pulled up this story on Twitter:

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Some popular tags:

  1. #edchat
  2. #K12
  3. #learning
  4. #edleadership
  5. #edtech
  6. #engchat
  7. #literacy
  8. #scichat
  9. #mathchat
  10. #edreform

There are plenty more which special in addition areas– gifted education, special education–but these are some that NEIU monitors on a daily basis.

Do you have others to add to this list that you find useful as an educator?

22 Nov 2016

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