Here are a few things going on in my elementary tech world this week:
My Kindergarten students will be learning a little bit about Google Docs by creating an Earth Day poster.
Both my 1st and 2nd graders will be using Scratch Jr. and coding to highlight our planet. I'll be having first graders code nature in action with active sentences to show animals in their natural habitat doing what they do. My second graders will get a list of sentences about things they can do to take care of the Earth like recycling, saving energy, carpooling, and more.
With some of my older elementary students, we'll be investigating Scratch to code and create a Google Doodle Logo in an eco-theme with one grade and making Earth Day mazes with another.
With Earth Day a week away, it's not too late to plan either high, low, or no-tech activities to tie in.
- From Sphero Robotics: "4 STEAM Activities To Celebrate Earth Day"
- From Erintegration you can find 10 "Earth Day Technology Projects and Activities"
- From STEAMsational, you'll find a combination of low and no-tech projects with their "Earth Day STEM Activities to Inspire Kids to Care for Our World"
- From Project Learning Tree, you'll land on a wealth of no-tech projects at "Earth Day Activities to Inspire Your Students and Make a Difference"
- From the Homeschool Resource Room: "Earth Day STEM Activities: 15 FUN, Hands-on Ideas!"
- From Teach Expertise: "37 Engaging Earth Day Activities for Elementary Students"
- Not to mention...there's always a wealth of information and ideas at Earth Day Network. Included in their resources are some pretty amazing toolkits on a variety of subjects.
- And... there's always the GTG Earth Day archives to investigate.
Whatever you do for Earth Day, I hope it takes you outdoors, brings about the sharing of awareness, and environmental stewardship! Even better...make it more than the day. Make it Earth Week, Earth Month, or a daily goal to do a little something all year long!
Image from https://www.earthreminder.com/ and https://www.skipprichard.com/25-simple-ways-to-celebrate-earth-day/
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