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Google for Education:
STEM@Brown and Brown School Elementary are proud users of Google for Education. Each of our students in K-5 has their own Student Google Ed account with an email @brownjps.org and access to the full suite of Google on-line tools and extensions for education. You can find out more about Google Ed here:
and Google Edu for Computer Science here:  
Get inspired by the kid scientists from around the world by Google Science fair: https://www.googlesciencefair.com/en/

Google celebrates Black culture and the Black History Month: https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/project/black-history-and-culture

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INNER WORKINGS OF SOME OF GOOGLE'S ADVANCED TECH:

A general celebration of science. Learn how small an atom is or how fracking works: http://kurzgesagt.org

Dominic Wilcox's experiments with art, creativity, and invention: http://dominicwilcox.com

STEM Take on Halloween, Google tells what costume not to wear in your town: https://frightgeist.withgoogle.com/

To celebrate our boys and girls putting their first apps on our android devices, here is a little celebration of a child coder and inventor: http://www.helloruby.com/
and a lovely talk by Linda Liukas explaining "A delightful way to teach kids about computers".

Art and science of mazes and labyrinths: 

Art and science of mazes


Play a game of hangman, learn a new word:

Hangman


Stem teaching and learning

おすとはしるよ: Art and magic, of engineering

Yoshihito ISOGAWA peculiar approach to teaching engineering with LEGOs

Atoms and molecules with LEGOs
MIT's Mind and Hand Alliance:  http://edgerton.mit.edu/k-12
Full atoms and molecules resources: https://edgerton.mit.edu/atoms-molecules
Build and recognize molecules by hands on LEGOs creations: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/downloads/ed_5ss_LegoMolecules.pdf

Some science activities based on PBS shows: http://howtosmile.org/topics/pbs-shows

A great resource of material for intro to biology from UC Davis: https://smartsite.ucdavis.edu/access/content/user/00002950/bis10v/13index.htm


Science activities from NASA: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/menu/do/
What is an atom? http://www.explainthatstuff.com/atoms.htmlSome slide on the standard model of the atom: http://particleadventure.org/standard-model.html
Structure and building blocks of an atom: http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/physics/matter/1.html


Carbon molecules, graphite in your pencil and diamond on your ring: http://www.youtube.com/v/fuinLNKkknI?



Forces and motion:
Excellent animations from UC Boulder on force, mass, friction, etc.: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/by-device/chromebook

Experiments from Naked Scientist: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/experiments/

We also thank http://tinybop.com/ for building some strong stem apps for iOS eco system. My favorite, Simple Machines of course.

Mr Yoshihito ISOGAWA for putting art back into LEGO's in his remarkable LEGOs Studio: http://www.isogawastudio.co.jp/legostudio/

Space Elevator



More General STEM and coding activities: 
Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org and in particular
...and the awesome Tynker: https://www.tynker.com/school/

Financial literacy
Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) 's Financial Literacy workshops for teachers: http://mscee.org/workshop-signup/#Q2

Resource Apple uses in their Edu effort:

Educational Content
Achieve3000
Common Sense Education
DreamBox Learning
eSpark
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Lexia
Pearson
Renaissance Learning
Scholastic
Sphero


Programming Languages and Robotics
Scratch/Snap!
Join Scratch community on-line @ Scratch.MIT: http://scratch.mit.edu
Join SNAP! (Scratch on steroids) community on-line @ SNAP! at Berkeley: http://snap.berkeley.edu
Learn Scratch with Google @ CS-First:  http://www.cs-first.com



Ruby/Python/JavaScript
Python Documentation Python Software Foundation: https://www.python.org

Learn Python, Ruby, or JavaScript:

@CodeAcademy: http://www.codecademy.com

Women Code!

Women Who Code: https://www.womenwhocode.com

Black Girls code: http://www.blackgirlscode.com


Robotics, Hardware, IoT (Internet of Things)

A resources for aspiring roboticist  and tinkerers, those who wish to design, build, program, and experiment with robots.

RaspberryPi:    https://www.raspberrypi.org

One of the best known cheap ($35) general purpose computers. Tons of great projects on their website, YouTube and elsewhere.

Arduino:   http://www.arduino.cc

Legendary open hardware project that galvanized open hardware revolution

Lego MindStorms and WeDo:   http://www.lego.com

Lego's educational extensions geared towards introducing students to robotics and engineering early.

BeagleBone:   http://beagleboard.org

LittleBits:   http://littlebits.cc

Great starter kits for the first intro to robotics, internet of things, and general gadget design. 

Ada Fruit:   http://www.adafruit.com

Videos, tutorial, intro materials and gadgets. Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels.

Texas Instruments CC2650:  SimpleLink Sensor Tag
A development platform that powers the Internet of Things, a development kit that combines sensor data with cloud connectivity

Internet of Things Software:




Alchemy and other APIs from IBM's Bluemix: https://console.ng.bluemix.net/catalog/services/alchemyapi/

Operating systems:

GNU/Linux

Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Android, Chromebook)

Kali (Linux for "Ethical Hacking" and "Penetration and Security Testing")

Unix (the grandfather of nix operating systems)


Free Software Foundation (almost all good things in life are free)

“Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.” --FSF


Commercial Search Engines (that are not Google):

DuckDuckGo.com

WolframAlpha.com (Your go to math and science homework search engine)