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.
  • comic strip
  • music video
  • homemade music istruments
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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.
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge
  • Hati / New Orleans / Gulf coast / Chernobyl
  • Historical Drama
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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.
  • Local Businesses / lime plant and salt mine / ethanol plant
  • Univerisities professors and grad students

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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.
  • wikis, blogs, google groups
  • skype, email
  • video, podcasts

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Think of artifacts and projects that students from DIFFERENT classrooms can co-create relating to STEM.
  • Outsourcing presetations (ppt)

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Be an Idealist

What do you WISH students would be able to do online together relating to STEM.
  • share ideals
  • solve problems
  • provide support / feedback
  • build relationships
  • propose new questions/ challenges