Women still make up less than a quarter of the STEM workforce in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The good news is that there are some amazing people, organizations, and companies working to close this gap. So I've collected some videos to ignite your imagination about what girls can do in science, technology, engineering, and math -- when given opportunities and encouragement. More resource at: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-encouraging-girls
It's no secret that I am a passionate advocate for using video in the classroom. When used well, videos can help students make connections to people and ideas beyond their usual frame of reference. That's why I've been really excited to see a wave of new (and mostly free or low-cost!) tech tools in the past year that allow teachers to take favorite clips and make them more valuable for classroom use. I've gathered a list of these powerful tools below. Whether you use videos to flip your classroom or you just appreciate the power of video to engage kids, maybe one of these tools will help you bring educational video to the next level in 2014!