You are brainstorming ideas to connect students to one another to teach a STEM topic or subject. This brainstorming page is meant as a starting point. DELETE the italics as these are the instructions.

Idea Generation

Goal: At least 50 ideas before you move on between all of the categories below. Try for at least 5 ideas in each area below.


  • video introductions
  • create a team song, cheer and motto
  • social networking-edmodo,
  • skits
  • Song-verses divided up among three schools and videotaped and combined

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Make Moments

Think of ways you can use powerful, moving, emotional stories and/or media to teach and how you can connect students to build on that moment.
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Connect with People

Think of people and ways you can connect students to experts, community leaders, authors, business people for learning.
  • students colloborate to create song lyrics and music
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Take Action and Find Meaning

Think of ways students can connect to each other AND take ACTION in their local communities and online relating to STEM areas.
  • STudents will select environmental issue/problem focusing on water to create solution
  • Adopt A Stream
  • Water Monitoring Certification
  • Water Counts
  • WorldWide Water Monitoring day
  • Frog Watch


Think of artifacts and projects that students from DIFFERENT classrooms can co-create relating to STEM.
  • student created song with lyrics and music selection-video taped
  • video introductions
  • create maps of the schools/communites
  • student project with main theme of water

Be an Idealist

  • Create real solutions for real problems in each school community
  • Understand watersheds
  • Students have understanding of connectedness of community-versus focusing on differences (cultural, regional, etc.). We are more alike than different!
  • Students will develop theme across curriculum-