Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Futures Channel - fun STEM, writing and more

The Futures Channel has some nifty real-world problems, presented via video, with supporting lesson plans, on LOTS of different topics. Its NOT just for STEM - this covers plenty of territory in other subjects, too.

A 6 minute  Designing Stronger Skateboards video is up top on the home page. I think math students will have fun with this as they learn - a real-world application of math! Here's the lesson that goes with the video. Looks like high-quality info and an engaging approach to me.

Please take a look - what lesson did YOU find that worked? Please let us know, folks!

CC Connection: A piece of the Common Core mission statement: "... standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers." I think The Futures Channel supports this fully. A significant number of standards - Math, Writing, the 'tech' standards embedded within, AND MORE - are covered in this fun, engaging site.

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