EE Week Educator Webinar: Technology Goes Wild: New Tools for Connecting Classrooms with Nature
Original Broadcast on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
On March 14, 2012, National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) partnered with National Geographic Education and Project Noah to bring educators the information and tools they need to take technology outside, engaging students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning in their own schoolyard or local public land.
Webinar participants learned about National Geographic Education resources, including how to conduct a BioBlitz—an event bringing students, teachers and experts together to take a snapshot of an area’s biodiversity.
Project Noah, a rapidly growing global citizen science effort, showcased an innovative new tool that can help educators inspire students to explore and document wildlife using easily accessible technology.
Update: We are excited to announce that Ms. Vickie Bates, 7th grade life science teacher at Little Mill Middle School in Georgia, is the winner via a random drawing of webinar participants of a 16GB Tablet. Congratulations, Ms. Bates! She plans to use the Tablet to enhance science learning with her special education students.
The entire webinar (1 hour 35 minutes) is available for streaming. Both audio and visual from the live broadcast are available here. Materials referenced during the webinar may be downloaded from the links below. You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF files.
Materials presented or referred to during the webinar broadcast will be available for download here. You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF files. View our EE Week 2012 Greening STEM Planning Toolkits for additional STEM resources and lesson plans.
- Students at Chebeague Island School in Maine explain how to use Project Noah:
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