Educational Links

Links for Students:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Design Squad (PBS)
 
 
 
 
Engineering and Technology Links  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechnologyStudent.com (this is the best website for technology students)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dekalb County Schools

 
 
 
 
You will need your Microsoft Office 365 login for this. You will also need this member id: 1203862712 and this program key FA99DA20-8C6F-4DC3-A616-AC0696590B9A  
 
Learn to Program Computers or Make Apps:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Internet of Things Case Study 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Learn to write code in a classroom:  http://www.atlantabdpa.org/
 
National Center for Biotechnology http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ 
 
 
Immediate Response https://todaysmeet.com/E101
 
UK STEM Projects and Curriculum http://www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary 
 
 
 
Make your own toys http://sciencetoymaker.org/
 
 
 
 
 
Tips for getting girls involved in STEM (submitted by Alyssa Roberts) 

Various Websites that may be used to enhance your learning:

General Physics Sites

· http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/index.cfm The Physics Classroom

· http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php University of Colorado Physics Simulations

Motion simulations: The Moving Man, Projectile Motion, Motion in 2D, Maze game

· http://www.angelfire.com/stars/dhsphysics/mathskills.html Math Skills for Physics Students

· http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hph.html Ron Nave’s Hyperphysics Site

· http://www.physicslessons.com/iphysics.htm Physics Lessons

· http://apphysicsb.homestead.com/vls.html

Specific Content

· http://www.physicslessons.com/exp7b.htm Projectile Motion (requires Adobe Shockwave)

· http://www.physicslessons.com/phe/projectile.htm Projectile Motion (requires JAVA)

· http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/sims.php?sim=Projectile_Motion Projectile Motion Simulation (PHET)

 
  • Women in STEM: an editorial exploration on the state of women in STEM with several interviews from women in the industry and a collection of scholarships.
  • Career Guide for STEM: featuring paths of study, specializations, job options, as well as an interview with a woman with 23 years of experience working in STEM.

Communication Tech Links 

Adobe http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/lessons/index.html This is a site dedicated to teaching about digital photography and video. There is a neat lesson idea about making a video of the school for new students.

CybeSmart http://www.cybersmartcurriculum.org/home/ Site which has good lesson plans for kids grade 6-8 on how the internet works .

How A Computer Works http://educate.intel.com/en/thejourneyinside Intel has created a website that breaks down the way a computer works into the most basic format that I have ever seen! The activities explain everything from binary code to how digital pictures work. It also has a neat section on how a computer's "brain" compares to the human brain.


 General Tech Links

Current Events for Kids http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/newsThis is an excellent website if you are interested in your students staying up-to-date with current events. based.

Bureau of Labor and Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ The BLS allows you to search any area of employment. It has excessive information about careers and occupations.

Copyright and the Internet http://www.msu.edu/user/kimyong2/copy.htm Everything you need to know about copyright especially how it pertains to the internet

Discovery Channel http://dsc.discovery.com/technology/ This site has all the episodes form the discovery channel. It allows you to access live shows on the internet or videos.

How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/
I love this website if I want to find out how things work. From basic stuff to very complicated. It includes animations, videos, graphics, and good descriptions.

The Futures Channel http://www.thefutureschannel.com/index.phpThis site has over 100 small videos about new jobs and technological advancements. Most of the videos are designed for students and provide a study guide for students to incorporate into a classroom.

The Learning Channel http://tlc.discovery.com/ This site has links for all the guides and shows on The Learning Channel.
Simple Machines http://www.cosi.org/files/Flash/simpMach/sm1.swf This is an interactive site all about the simple machines. Describes and explains the mechanical advantage of each machine family.

United States Patent Office- http://www.uspto.gov/go/kids/index.html This is a kids page version for children and teachers to learn about inventions.

 
Construction Tech Links:
 

Architecture lessons and activities http://architecture.about.com/od/teachersaids/Lessons_and_Activities.htm This page is a one-stop resource for students, teachers, and parents.

Architect Studio 3D http://architectstudio3d.org/AS3d/home.html This is the Architect Studio 3D homepage. On this Web site, you can design a house, walk through it in 3D, and then share it with the world.
Google Sketchup http://sketchup.google.com/ Free drawing website.
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Metric Conversion Calculator http://www.metric-conversions.org/download-conversion-calculator.htm This site has calculators for conversion in temperature, length, volume and weight.

West Point Bridge Design http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/ This site is for the West Point bridge design contest. It is geared toward kids 13 and up. The goal is to design the least expensive bride that will pass a simulated load test.

Zillow http://www.zillow.com This site is great for getting an aerial view on a property
 
Manufacturing Tech Links
 
RMI of Maryland http://www.marylandmanufacturing.info/cms/node/193 The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland has a collection of interesting, entertaining, and educational websites - targeted for students and educators. 
 
Transportation Tech Links

2007 TSA Dragster Competition Results http://www.science-of-speed.com/showroom.asp?id=259 - This is the perfect site to show pictures of the winning TSA national co2 car designs. Note: Students can use in research of own cars.

National Air and Space Museum http://www.nasm.si.edu/education/classroom.cfm This site is all about the history of aircraft. Includes links to museum events, classroom, resources, teaching resources, online activities and more. .

Smithsonian Education http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/science_technology.html This is a great site to search lesson plans relating to science and technology, for example, flight activities for teaching concepts of flight. It also has a resource link, professional development and fieldtrip information.

Your Own Flight http://www.fi.edu/flights/own2/forces.html This site discusses the four forces of flight. Each force has a link which describes the force and it’s impact on flight. Also has activity for creating own model aircraft. There are several designs for a variety of types of aircraft.

 

 

Google Sketchup 
 
Welcome.  Here you will find links to 4 tutorials that will help you learn how to use Google Sketchup.  Click on each link to familiarize yourself with the tools and applications available on this program.  Once you are finished with the tutorials experiment using the program.  This program will be used to draft several designs for upcoming projects.

Tutorial 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL01iW9DAEU

 
 
Google Sketchup:
 
 
 
Links for Teachers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology Education http://www.techedlearning.com/
 
Georgia Career Technical and Agricultural Education Website http://gactaern.org/
 
 
Georgia Technology Blog http://ilearntechnology.com/
 
Georgia Engineering and Technology Association http://www.getea.org/index.html 
 
 
 
STEM programs at Georgia Tech https://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/rt3 
 
STEM websites activities and Trip Ideas http://www.discovere.org/our-activities 
 
Career & Technical
Special Populations - http://ctsp.tamu.edu/instructional-videos/
 
 
STEM Lesson Plans http://tryengineering.org/ 
 
Misc Educational Links
 
 
Microsoft Certification
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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