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The STEM Everyday podcast focuses on how teachers can infuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into their everyday lessons. We explore and share great ideas that inspire students to take ownership in their learning. Each week I interview educators, innovators, & authors who are using creative ways to add STEM to their classrooms and communities everyday!

STEM Everyday Chris Woods (DailySTEM)

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 15 Ratings

The STEM Everyday podcast focuses on how teachers can infuse STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) into their everyday lessons. We explore and share great ideas that inspire students to take ownership in their learning. Each week I interview educators, innovators, & authors who are using creative ways to add STEM to their classrooms and communities everyday!

    STEM Everyday #215 | Humanizing Math with VR | feat. Anurupa Ganguly

    STEM Everyday #215 | Humanizing Math with VR | feat. Anurupa Ganguly

    There's been a lot of talk about how technology can help change education, without a lot of "how" behind it. Some schools are using VR technology to put students in immersive situations where the content being taught is connected to emotion & experience. Anurupa Ganguly created PrismsVR to radically change how lessons are "taught" and help kids be immersed in their learning! Check out the trailer for what a PrismsVR module is like

    Anurupa's entry point to Education began as a Physics and Math teacher in the Boston Public Schools. For 10+ years since then, Anurupa has led STEM curriculum and teacher preparation across the largest educational systems in the US including the NYC DOE, Boston Public Schools and Success Academy Charter Schools. Through her experience as a district and charter administrator, she found that she did not have the learning tools to deliver the outcomes her leaders and teachers were accountable for, and the personal sense-making journeys that students deserve while developing foundational mathematical reasoning & proficiencies. She was awarded a National Science Foundation SBIR grant to build a scalable learning platform that actualizes pedagogies that we know work best, but weren't possible until recent advances in IVR and AI technologies. Her mission is to rapidly improve student performance and  engagement in the mathematical sciences while crafting the instructor aids and training required to operationalize innovative technologies in the classroom. Anurupa holds a BS & M.Eng in electrical engineering from MIT and an EdM in Curriculum & Teaching from Boston University.

    Connect with Anurupa & PrismsVR:
    Website prismsvr.comYouTube youtube.com/channel/UC7ynE99A9OrboiCMGKDrb2QTwitter  @prismsofrealityInstagram @prismsofrealityChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
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    • 26 min
    STEM Everyday #214 | Brain Science & STEM Learning | feat. Bonnie Kirkley

    STEM Everyday #214 | Brain Science & STEM Learning | feat. Bonnie Kirkley

    STEM is more than helping kids build and create. As kids grow and learn, their brains are developing billions of neurons. The learning atmosphere we create in our classroom can help kids really retain the lessons they learn and build a sense of wonder & creativity.

    Bonnie Kirkley has been teaching kids since 2003, and in her recent roles as a Gifted instructor and STEAM Support Specialist, she has shared a passion for great STEM learning for every kid. Her website iheartsteam.com and I Heart STEAM Podcast have been helpful for many teachers.

    Connect with Bonnie:
    Website iheartsteam.comInstagram @iheartsteamTwitter  @iheartsteamFacebook  @iheartsteamChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    dailystem.comtwitterinstagramyoutubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
    Support the show (http://dailystem.com/stem-everyday-podcast/)

    • 29 min
    STEM Everyday #213 | Tinkering With Tales | feat. Angela Stanford, Julie Quast, & Lisa Oden

    STEM Everyday #213 | Tinkering With Tales | feat. Angela Stanford, Julie Quast, & Lisa Oden

    Teachers are great at finding ways to make learning exciting & relevant on a limited budget. Angela, Julie, & Lisa are 3 educators who decided to turn their STEM lessons built on fairy tales into a book to help educators.
    Tinkering With Tales is all about helping educators learn to look for problems to solve in the books their kids are reading. Tinkering with Tales connects engaging STEM lessons with 12 classic fairy tales. Each chapter refers to an easily accessible story and provides a structured 5E STEM lesson aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. The supplies and materials required for the investigations are readily available at little or no cost. STEM & literacy are perfect together!

    The Authors:
    Angela Stanford, Ed.D, NBCT, has spent 30 years teaching students in K-12 schools through higher education. She taught elementary and middle school science and mathematics in the early years and then specialized her focus while a science specialist for a STEM school. Angela is currently an Associate Professor of Education and the Director of Middle School and STEM Education Programs at Southern Arkansas University.
    Julie Quast, Ed.D., NBCT, is an Assistant Professor at Henderson State University with almost 20 years experience in education. Her various roles in education include teaching kindergarten, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, serving as a K-6 Literacy Coach, assistant principal, and curriculum coordinator.
    Lisa Oden, Ed.D, is an Associate Professor at Southern Arkansas University with more than 30 years of experience teaching at the elementary and college levels, with a specialty in preparing educators in literacy and pedagogical methods. 

    Learn more:
    Website tinkeringwithtales.comChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    dailystem.comtwitterinstagramyoutubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
    Support the show (http://dailystem.com/stem-everyday-podcast/)

    • 18 min
    STEM Everyday #212 | STEM Collaboration | feat. Marla Rosenthal & Christine Dixon

    STEM Everyday #212 | STEM Collaboration | feat. Marla Rosenthal & Christine Dixon

    Marla Rosenthal & Christine Dixon are K-8 STEM educators in southern California, with a big focus on innovation, design, and making. They took their teaching to the next level during the pandemic by working together across district lines to help their kids have even better STEM learning experiences. Their choice boards & STEAM lesson starters are great resources (find them here: https://makedesigninnovate.weebly.com/bloglesson-share )

    Connect with Marla & Christine:
    Website makedesigninnovate.weebly.comTwitter for Marla @teachseussTwitter for Christine  @christinedixonInstagram for Christine @makedesigninnovateInstagram for Marla @teachseusskidsChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    dailystem.comtwitterinstagramyoutubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
    Support the show (http://dailystem.com/stem-everyday-podcast/)

    • 24 min
    STEM Everyday #211 | Making for Social Good | feat. Matt Zigler

    STEM Everyday #211 | Making for Social Good | feat. Matt Zigler

    Matt Zigler is one of those teachers we need to clone and put into every school. Not only is he a fantastic artist, he uses his design skills to help kids create projects that help people in need.
    He also views his job as a "maker teacher" a little like a librarian, pointing the way to resources that kids and staff members need.

    The Wheelchair Stroller project his students created ended up all over the news, including NBC Washington and the CBS Evening News!

    Learn more about:
    Make:able Challenge makeablechallenge.com
    Project Invent projectinvent.org (learn more on Ep 199)
    Brown Dog Gadgets browndoggadgets.com

    Connect with Matt:
    Website for Matt's BIT Lab https://sites.google.com/bullis.org/bitlab-site/Twitter @BullisBITlabMedium medium.com/@matthewziglerChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    dailystem.comtwitterinstagramyoutubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
    Support the show (http://dailystem.com/stem-everyday-podcast/)

    • 25 min
    STEM Everyday #210 | Learning to Code with a Picture Book | feat. Shari Eskenas

    STEM Everyday #210 | Learning to Code with a Picture Book | feat. Shari Eskenas

    Shari Eskenas founded Sundae Electronics with the mission of creating an innovative consumer electronics brand with products that improve people's everyday lives. She is an entrepreneur, electrical engineer, and inventor holding multiple patents. Shari enjoys brainstorming new ideas and creating novel products that involve programming microcontrollers.

    Shari has also written 2 children's picture books to teach kids of all ages about coding! Her newest book tells the story of a day packed with fun activities like eating pizza and playing miniature golf. But this is no ordinary story- it's written in the Python programming language. Her goal for the A Day in Code book series is to provide beginners with a fun introduction to computer programming languages through beautiful picture books.
    Get a copy of the book A Day in Code - Python on Amazon
    Learn more about the new book A Day in Code - Python
    Learn about Shari's 1st book A Day in Code - C Programming

    Connect with Shari:
    Website sundaelectronics.comTwitter @sundaelectronicFacebook @SundaeElectronicsInstagram @sundaelectronicsChris Woods is the host of the STEM Everyday Podcast... Connect with him:
    dailystem.comtwitterinstagramyoutubeGet Chris's book Daily STEM on Amazon
    Support the show (http://dailystem.com/stem-everyday-podcast/)

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

@hansappel094 ,

Amazing Podcast

Love listening to this podcast! Such great insights into STEM education!

MammaJamma747 ,

A bit of STEM everyday

I’m a big fan of this podcast! STEM is a vast discipline and can be taught in SO many different ways. The host captures and assortment of interesting folks who are making STEM happen in their neck of the woods. Ideas, sparks, and great conversations abound here.

mrwoods-calumet ,

Great interviews, great STEM ideas for your classroom

Lots of great interviews with educators who add STEM to their classroom in all sorts of ways!

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