WEBSITES & ONLINE COMMUNITIES:
The members of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach are dedicated toward improving engineering education in the classroom; from Kindergarten to college. The CEEO has a research program aimed at understanding how kids and adults learn engineering
Visit the DevTech website for information on current and past projects, to find out about events, and read about the DevTech team.
The Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) project fosters engineering and technological literacy among children. EiE has created a research-based, standards-driven, and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics. EiE lessons not only promote K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning, but also connect with literacy and social studies.
Lifelong Kindergarten develops new technologies that, in the spirit of the blocks and fingerpaint of kindergarten, expand the range of what people can design, create, and learn.
Find teaching resources, curriculum, and Lego engineering support.
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art and share your creations on the web. Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia. Visit the Scratch Homepage to download Scratch for free, watch videos, and learn about Scratch.
Join an online community for educators to share stories and resources.
A free, collaboratively-written wiki that provides information about the Scratch programming language and its website, history, and phenomena surrounding it. The wiki is supported by the Scratch Team, but is primarily written by Scratchers.
Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.
Did we mention the iPad app is free?
Other Relevant Web Resources:
List of different websites that provide project ideas, curriculum, helpful information and more.
K-12 Standards and Frameworks for STEM.
Links to schools and lists of schools with a strong focus in STEM.