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k'Nex Design Challenge

Posted by Lori Blantz on Dec 8, 2021 7:30:00 AM

K’NEX Design Challenge!

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Topics: Competition, stem challenge, knex

CodeSpark Academy

Posted by Lori Blantz on Dec 6, 2021 7:30:00 AM

CodeSpark Academy

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Topics: coding, Computer Science

BrainPop: How to build a Lesson ?

Posted by Lori Blantz on Dec 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

I attended a webinar : How to Build a Better Lesson with BrainPop and Brain Pop Jr. I was provided a custom event page to share with colleagues. This is where you can find the recordings and other resources for using BrainPop. Visit the agenda tab on the event page to find an archived recording. Giovanna created a helpful document to log in and access the recordings.

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Topics: BrainPop, BrainPopJr

Sign up Open for January Field Trip

Posted by Lori Blantz on Dec 1, 2021 7:15:00 AM

REMINDER: In-house STEM lesson sign-up is open!

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Topics: STEM LESSON, STEM Field Trip

Some helpful resources...

Posted by Lori Blantz on Nov 30, 2021 2:08:00 PM

I attended a Technology Integrators meeting last week and pulled out a couple things to share. I know the Disguise a Turkey is a little after Thanksgiving, but I think students will still like it. 

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Topics: Instructional Media Blog

IU13 Microsoft Teams Training Site Highlighted...

Posted by Lori Blantz on Nov 29, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Learn how to use Microsoft Teams through our IU13 MS Teams Training Site. As the IU13 continues to transition the use of Microsoft Teams I want to make sure you are aware of the IU13 MS Teams Training Site and how to use it.  Click on the picture below. 

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Topics: Microsoft Teams

Let us learn about code.org

Posted by Lori Blantz on Nov 29, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Code.org Demo

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Topics: Hour of Code, code.org

November Blog Contest Winner Announced

Posted by Lori Blantz on Nov 24, 2021 10:29:59 AM

Congratulations goes out to Erika Troop for being our November Blog contest winner for this school year. She was among 11 other IU13 staff members that submitted pictures of their students completing STEM activities in their classroom. Click below on the link or image for the live drawing that occurred yesterday. Please keep sending pictures, as our next drawing will be December 22nd.  We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving! 

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Topics: contest

Chromebook Shortcuts

Posted by Lori Blantz on Nov 23, 2021 7:30:00 AM

Many of our learners use Chromebooks regularly, but are they maximizing their use of them?

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Topics: Chromebooks

CS Education WEek December 6th-12th

Posted by Lori Blantz on Nov 22, 2021 7:30:00 AM

CS (Computer Science) Education Week is approaching- December 6-12. You can host an Hour of Code lesson (Hour of Code) or engage in CSEdWeek activities (CSEducationWeek.org). Please join our STEMatIU13 Facebook page  or Twitter Page as we will start highlighting some activities that might inspire and help your planning.

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Topics: Computer Science

21-22 Blog Contest :

This year, teachers, staff, SECs, and supervisors are encouraged to submit action photos of STEM in their classrooms to Lori Blantz or Giovanna Chamberlain! All submissions must be submitted before the last Tuesday of each month to qualify for Wednesday’s drawing

 “THANK YOU!” for all you do for our students at IU13.👍


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ECSES Instructional Technology Blog by Blantz is an IU13 Early Childhood and Special Education Services (ECSES) blog providing support to educators using instructional technology in ECSES classrooms. Lori Blantz, this blog's author, is Supervisor of ECSES Software Training. Contact Lori at lori_blantz@iu13.org.

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