STEMSeeds9: Lesson Ideas with Kevin Jarrett

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This is an archived Google Hangout video and audio recording of a STEMseeds interview with elementary teacher Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett), discussing STEM lesson plans and project ideas, his educational philosophy setting up his classroom, how he’s been using MinecraftEDU in class and more! Check out our shownotes for links to referenced resources, there are a LOT of great ones from this show!

Show Notes:

  1. Archived Google Hangout Video (60 minutes long – Original Google+ event page)
  2. Kevin Jarrett on Twitter: @kjarrett
  3. NCS K4STEMLAB Promo Video:
  4. Adding a STEM emphasis to a K-4 Technology Program (Resource List)
  5. Kevin Jarrett’s professional blog
  6. Engineering is Elementary Curriculum:
  7. STEM Mom:
  8. Flickr Collections (all): School
  9. Flickr Album: K4STEMLAB Lessons
  10. Flickr Album: K4STEMLAB Space
  11. Engineering is Elementary:  Incorporating a STEM Emphasis Into a K-4 Computer Technology Program Curriculum (Presented at TECHSPO 2015)
  12. Teaching Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom via 3D Printing (Presented at TECHSPO 2015)
  13. Flickr Album: Minecraft@NCS
  14. Minecraft Edu:
  15. Minecraft Edu Google Group:!forum/minecraft-teachers
  16. Mineways (3D printed Minecraft):
  17. Printcraft (3D printed Minecraft):
  18. Flash Forge 3D Printer
  19. Zeni Kinectic is alternative supplier for PLA to buy for 3D printers (30% cheaper than MakerBot)
  20. MakerBot Design video
  21. Photos documenting the transformation of Kevin’s Tech Lab/STEM space:
  22. #book2read: MakeSpace by Standford DSchool
  23. #book2read: The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools
  24. #book2read: The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching & Learning
  25. TinkerCAD: Web-based design for 3D printing
  26. Playground Design Project video from Amy:
  27. Students design their own cell phones and pitch to engineers:
  28. Puff Mobile Project via Paula Naugle
  29. Kevin’s pick of the week: Hot Wheels Speedometry (FREE cars, track, curriculum!) | 3D Printed C02 Racers (video)
  30. Amy’s pick of the week: Crayola Color alive
  31. Wes’ pick of the week: Adventure Time Wizard game creation app via EdGamer Podcast 150
  32. Create, Make and Learn (fantastic, week-long July STEM conference in Vermont)
  33. EIE Windmill Project Photo by Kevin (used as featured image for this post)
  34. Our STEMseeds Google Doc of Show Notes (includes past archives too)

The MP3 audio version of this show was created by downloading the recorded Google Hangout video with, and then converting to a 32 kbps mp3 with Auphonic. The mp3 audio file is hosted on AmazonS3 (the most affordable/cheap podcast host available, literally this costs a few pennies per month) and shared on this WordPress self-hosted blog with the free PodLove Podcast Publisher plugin.

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