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.

Laugh

Think of silly, funny, hilarious ways to connect students and teach STEM subjects.
  • cartoon using ---xtrano
  • ironic images
  • rhyming song about oil

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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.
  • discuss news story about the actions some people have taken as a result of loss of livelihood
  • media clips that have shown the oil covered animals
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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.
  • jobs in LA - change in lifestyle
  • Food shift - where does the seafood come from
  • NOAA or coast guard
  • lifeguards and clean up workers

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.
  • meet with local fishermen and interview the impact this has had on their lives.
  • post ideas whether we should continue to drill in the Gulf
  • based on the results in the Gulf post discussions about whether we should continue with fossil fuels or choose alternative fuels
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Co-Create

Think of artifacts and projects that students from DIFFERENT classrooms can co-create relating to STEM.
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Be an Idealist

What do you WISH students would be able to do online together relating to STEM.
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