In Season 4 Episode 5, Tori Cameron is joined by Sam Taylor to chat all things coding without a computer! Sam is a former middle school science teacher who now works in the field of technology and computer science. She also is the author of The Coding Workbook! Tori and Sam chat how to learn computer science and coding without a computer, why computer science is important for all students to learn, and ways teachers can create opportunities for computer science in any subject. Sam has some incredible insight into the tech field and how teaching and tech go so well together.
Find The Coding Workbook: www.amazon.com/Coding-Workbook-S…lor/dp/1718500319
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In Season 4 Episode 4, Mitch Cameron joins Tori Cameron to chat all things STEAM Night and strategy games. The episode begins with Tori explaining how she planned and held a virtual STEAM night for her community and she also has a big exciting announcement! Then Tori and Mitch chat all things strategy games. In particular: Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, Zelda, Minecraft and the value that they can have in your classroom or home. Mitch has some awesome ideas on how to combine Pokemon/Magic with art and science and how to excite your learners with the games they love.
Check out Tori's virtual STEAM Night on youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nua5HpWres8
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In Season 4 Episode 3, Erin Twamley and Olivia Mullins join Tori Cameron to chat all things STEM role models. Erin is the author of Everyday STEM Superheroes: Women in STEM Careers and Olivia is the Executive Director for Science Delivered. Together they teamed up to create STEM Trading Cards.
Erin and Oliva chat with Tori about the importance of students and children seeing themselves in STEM careers, providing kids with language and foundational information about STEM Careers, encouraging interest, connection and enjoyment, and a sense of belonging for all students, and having strong role models.
This is an awesome episode that will leave you wanting to fill your bookshelves and decorate your walls with all things STEM superheroes.
On Season 4 Episode 2, Tori Cameron is joined by Kate Jenkins to chat all things teacher mental health, being a first-year teacher, and what it's like to be a long term sub in the STEAM Lab.
Kate shares insight into being a long term sub in the STEAM Lab and what it was like to sub in a brand new program's classroom.
Kate is also honest about feeling stress and anxiety in her first year of teaching and what it was like to be a first-year teacher during the Covid19 shutdown of spring 2020. Tori and Kate talk about imposter syndrome and feeling like you aren't good enough. They also chat about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who cheer you on.
Kate is an incredible teacher and her story and honesty will help all those who listen. This is an episode you do not want to miss.
In Season 4 Episode 1, Renee Wells, STEAM teacher from California, USA, joins Tori Cameron to talk about teaching STEAM remotely and in a hybrid model. Renee explains her idea to make sure every student she teaches has the materials they need in order to continue learning STEAM at home. She also discusses the value in recyclables and finding materials around the house; creating kits and materials with any or no budget. Renee shares her story of becoming a STEAM teacher and why it's so important for students to tinker and create especially in the time of COVID19.
If you are looking for ways to integrate STEAM, no matter the learning environment or model (in-person, remote, hybrid) - this is the episode for you! You will leave with so many ideas and so much enthusiasm to start off your school year!
Connect with Renee: twitter.com/reneewellsSTEAM
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In Season 3 Episode 9, Jamie Hudson from Making It joins Tori Cameron to chat about the art of science. Jamie, who is a Ph.D. scientist and co-creator of 20 Leagues, shares his story of loving both science and art and how he believes both work together in order to be creative.
Jamie breaks it down and explains how art is woven into science and math. "When you look at the really great thinkers in science- what you see is a really genuinely creative person."
We chat about failing and trying again, 21st Century Skills, working collaboratively, and the value of continuing to better yourself and keep learning.
This episode is so fun and filled with so much incredible information and knowledge from Jamie. Jamie is the epitome of STEAM enthusiast and maker and his expertise provides valuable insight.
Jamie on Instagram: www.instagram.com/20leagues/
20 Leagues Website: 20leagues.com/
Jamie on Twitter: twitter.com/20leagues
Find NBC's Making It on TV and www.nbc.com/making-it
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Tori on Instragram: Instagram.com/steamuptheclassroom
Tori's Book: www.amazon.com/Tori-Cameron/e/B0839PSZ9Z
In Season 3 Episode 8 Beth Barra joins Tori Cameron to talk about how they are doing during social distancing and all that has occurred with COVID-19. This episode is raw and real and Beth and Tori share the ups and downs they are coping with during this extremely difficult time.
Beth and Tori chat about teacher expectations, social distancing, staying in contact with their students, and just doing the best they can. They also discuss some awesome resources you can use to help stay connected to your students and how to use social media to stay in touch.
Beth and Tori hope this episode will help anyone listening. This is such a difficult and stressful time and they hope this episode helps you through.
In Season 3 Episode 7 Jenna Mercury joins Tori Cameron to chat all things science. Jenna and Tori talk about quick and easy ways to implement science in every class. They chat about how you can use recyclables and the world around you to create inexpensive science lessons. They also chat about the importance of science in all grades including K-2.
For her job, Jenna travels around the United States to conferences and classrooms, so she gives us some tips about networking and putting yourself out there when meeting new people. They finish up the show with some teacher travel goals and how powerful seeing the world around you can be for your classroom!
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In Season 3 Episode 6, Karen Miller and Melinda Schultz, the creators of the green screen app Do Ink, and Erika Sandstrom aka Green Screen Gal joins Tori Cameron to chat all things Green Screen Technology!
They chat about the story of how Do Ink was created. They also chat app smashing, why green screen tech is important, and how easily any classroom can integrate green screens. They also chat about ideas on how you can ingrate green screens, free resources you can use, and ideas for projects in any type of classroom including: SEL, ESL, Special Education, Phys Ed, and all the way through PreK-12.
You will leave this episode motivated and excited to use green screens. Already using them? Listening to this episode and the amazing ideas the experts have will leave you ready to push yourself to try new projects and ideas!
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In Season 3 Episode 5 Mandi Figlioli joins Tori Cameron for a major announcement! Tori's new book Awesome Brain Games for Kids: STEAM Puzzles and Facts for Curious Minds is on sale on February 11, 2020! The book is filled with all sorts of STEAM games, questions and answers and amazing leaders. Tori and Mandi (who is also an author) talk about the writing process, how Tori came up with all of the games, and Tori's goal of making the book diverse in topics and people.
Awesome Brain Games for Kids: STEAM Puzzles and Facts for Curious Minds
Miss Makey and the Magic Bin (Mandi's book)