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 […]

STEAM-Powered Winter Activities

Technology takes some of the sting out of winter. With modern heating, fabrics, insulation, snowblowers, plows, salt trucks, and more, the challenge that has traditionally […]

Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits – Part 8

I have a lot of great resources and ideas for you this time, probably more than I normally do. Maybe it’s because it’s the holidays […]

Tips, Tricks, and Tech Tidbits – Part 5

I’m back with more interesting tidbits that I’ve picked up around the web and through emails and conversations with dedicated educators. I hope that you […]

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