This is a GROWING BUNDLE which will include 12 months of Digital STEM Challenges, which are designed to relate to special days that occur each month.
STEM challenges are activities in which we give students real world challenges that involve the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math.
You will find that the STEM activities in these product utilize technology. Different website applications are used to allow students to solve problems with creative and critical thinking.
These STEM challenges, of course, utilize computers and website applications. There are several ways you can implement this. If you have a limited number of computers in your room, think about spreading the computers out around the room, so that you can send a group of students to each computer to work together on a project. Or, you could use this as one of your rotations and send individual students to computers to work on projects on days when they do computer rotation. If you have access to a mobile lab or computer lab, you can have all of your students work at the same time on individual computers.
Each of the applications that are used are described in the file; however, there is no detailed instructions for how to use the applications. Do not feel as if you have to provide detailed instruction for the digital tools, either. The applications have tutorials. You might direct students to the tutorials first, but then part of the challenge is allowing them to explore and discover how to use the applications on their own.
Simply share the file with your students. Two different versions are included for each digital application each month. There is a version that gives students a menu board of choices for projects and allows them to pick a project then complete a digital journal report on a separate slide. If you prefer to have your entire class working on the same project, there is also a slide included for each project that has the digital journal attached to that slide. Whichever method you prefer, simply save the original PowerPoint, then delete the unnecessary slides in a copy of the PowerPoint before you distribute the slides you want the students to have.
There are at least 16 challenges for each month. Some months have bonus challenges.
If you prefer, the journal pages could be printed for students to complete on paper, instead.
Students should always be able to share their final products with the class. For one reason, this allows them to hear the ideas that other students had to complete the project. Since the tools work in different ways, there are ideas included in the instructions for each tool that give possible ways the students could share their ideas. Remember that one possible way is always to have a viewing in which each student or group leaves their project showing on their screen as they walk around to look at other displayed projects.
This GROWING BUNDLE currently includes:
October Digital STEM Challenges
November Digital STEM Challenges
December Digital STEM Challenges
January Digital STEM Challenges
February Digital STEM Challenges
March Digital STEM Challenges
This is a growing bundle which means you get a big discount by purchasing early! Please note that if you purchase this product before August 1, 2018, you will only see the parts that are available now. Don't worry- the rest of the bundle is coming soon!
Each time a new segment is added to the bundle, the price will increase by $2.50; however, if you have already purchased the bundle, you will be able to download the new segments at no additional charge. So, it is in your best interest to purchase the bundle early.
FINAL TOTAL VALUE of this growing bundle will be $48.00
FINAL TOTAL PRICE of this growing bundle will be $30.00 on 8/1/18
*** BUY IT NOW while the price is still LOW ***
This bundle will include a set of Digital STEM challenges for every month of the year. Each month will be available on the date you see in the image above.
Each of these sets will be brand new items (not previously listed in my store). As the sets are added to this growing bundle, I will be listing them in my store on those dates. However, if you bought the bundle, you won't have to pay again at the higher price, you will simply be able to re-download the updated file for the bundle.
***How to access this growing bundle***
Right now, you can download the item as you normally do, but you will notice that it will only contain the items that are marked above as AVAILABLE NOW. Each time I upload another segment into the bundle, you will be able to go to your "Purchases" tab on TpT and you will find that this product has a "Revised Version" notification. That means the revised version is ready! Simply download the product from there and you will have all of the updated items! On each of the dates listed above you will see new items have been added. You will always have access to all the items after they have been added to the download.
If you have any questions about this growing bundle, please ask prior to purchasing!
Keywords: STEM, STEM Challenges, Science, Technology, Coding, computer coding, computer programming, computer applications, technology applications