Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits

My collection of cool websites and resources for ed tech enthusiasts is bursting. So it must be time for another issue of this blog series. […]

TCEA’s Robotics Contests: All You Need to Know

When asked to explain the TCEA Robotics contests, I have my elevator speech memorized and ready to answer. “TCEA has two contests: Arena and Inventions. […]

Eight Children’s Books to Promote Girl Power in STEM

Encouraging girls to participate in STEM activities might seem daunting, but it can easily be done simply by reading books. Reading STEM books introduces girls […]

How App Development Empowers Students

Math is not everyone’s favorite subject. My group of fifth graders, who are the creators, designers, and builders of a math app prototype, will say […]

Outdoor Summer Activities for Teachers and Students

Summer is a natural (if you’ll excuse the pun) time to get outdoors, reconnect with nature, get exercise, or, of course, learn more about the […]

Increasing Student Engagement Through Gamification with Boddle

Did you know that video games have been shown to aid in memorization? According to the Journal of Learning, Media and Technology, technology-enhanced learning (TEL) […]

2020-21 Whirligig Robotics Contest Wrap Up

Due to the pandemic, the gold standards of contest and convention platforms had to go through a big change. Whirli-bots: Motion Commotion became the first-ever […]

How to Stream Morning Announcements

Dear TCEA Responds:  I need help. Our elementary school wants to live stream the morning announcements. Is a private YouTube channel the best option? They […]

The EV3 Robot Retires

LEGO Education has announced the retirement plans for the LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Education version robotics system. The third generation of LEGO robotics (#45544) will be […]

STEM Learning about Electricity, Water, and Public Infrastructure

In TCEA’s home state of Texas, a massive winter storm affected each the the state’s 254 counties last week. While rolling blackouts were expected, days-long, […]

Exploring STEAM Topics with Google Arts & Culture

When it comes to science education, Google Arts & Culture is brimming with possibilities. Previously known as the Google Art Project, this vast, interactive archive […]

TCEA 2021 Thought Leader Dr. Kate Biberdorf

Dr. Kate Biberdorf (aka Kate the Chemist) is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor. From talk shows to the classroom, she shares her love of […]

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