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.


Think of silly, funny, hilarious ways to connect students and teach STEM subjects.
  • song
  • cartoon
  • music videos
  • paper slide
  • joke

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.
  • find video, etc that shows the connections between sciences
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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.
  • NIH mentors
  • tap local people
  • college faculty
  • utilize former students
  • check out blogs

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.
  • glogster
  • wikis
  • skype
  • chat
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Think of artifacts and projects that students from DIFFERENT classrooms can co-create relating to STEM.
  • google docs page
  • website creation
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Be an Idealist

What do you WISH students would be able to do online together relating to STEM.
  • tutor each other
  • learn from each other
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