iSTEM Virtual Toolbox
Remote learning resources for all students
|Coding for Gaming||Kristeen Shabram||
(For the fullest experience, change "age" to: 13 or older)
|Instructions for more games!|
|Scratch||Daniel Stokes||Video||Check out our teacher resources below on Scratch|
|Bioinformatics||Dr. Kate Cooper||
*Dr. Cooper drops out for about 2 min at 15 min.
|TEDtalk: How Social Networks Predict Epidemics|
iSTEM After School at Home
These workshops are made for online and unplugged experiences you can do at home. Originally part of our after school program in Omaha middle and elementary schools, we've adapted the lessons so you can easily use them at home.
|Dress Me Up I'm a Ghost|
|Catch the Apple|
|Weather Controller||Weather Controller|
|Mouse Muffin||Mouse Muffin|
|Calculator at Home||Calculator at Home|
|DNA for Disease|
|Spread of Disease|
|Mobile App Development
with App Inventor
Middle School Classroom Tools
Programming with Scratch
Introduce your classroom to programming with this simple and free tool. This presentation will walk your classroom through a simple exercise that will help you understand computational thinking, practice your programming skills and set you up to learn more complicated programs.
|Scratch PowerPoint||Scratch Website|
High School Classroom Tools
Bioinformatics is a new and exciting field that combines information technology and biology. Learn how to extract DNA from a strawberry, how diseases spread and how to help public health in this presentation and workbook.
|Bioinformatics PowerPoint||Bioinformatics Workbook|
Motivate your students to think differently! Learn what it truly means to be innovative, how to encourage critical thinking, evalutation, and planning skills.
|IT Innovation PowerPoint|
We regularly host panels with tech leaders, providing opportunities for the next generation to ask questions. Watch past recordings of interactive panels here.
Werner: How a Transportation Company Uses Technology
You might know Werner, they're a transportation company that helps the globe move things from A to B. But did you know they also have a bunch of technology that helps them run their business? Learn from their technology teams about how they're able to put their passion for tech to work.
Stacey Richter, Senior Manager, ITS
Kim Smith, Data Scientist 1
Katie Robinson, Service Desk Analyst 2
IS&T Alumni: Where a Degree in IT Can Take You
IS&T Alumni from around the world will be joining in to share with you the cool things they've done in technology! Our alumni go on to work for some of the world's biggest companies and start-ups alike. Ask these panelists what it's like graduating college, how they picked their current careers, if they'd do anything different in college, and what they like the most about working in tech!
Watch a recording of the panel here.
Our goal ultimately is to provide a single iSTEM Virtual Learning Toolbox as a resource for teachers, families and students categorized by age of the learner.
iSTEM After School – Collective for Youth, Verizon Foundation, Bill and Ruth Scott Foundation
CodeCrush – Peter Kiewit Foundation, Lozier Foundation, Mutual of Omaha Foundation
HS Internships – Bill and Ruth Scott Foundation
IT Innovation Cup – Fiserv and Werner Enterprises
All live sessions will be held via ZOOM
How to join video (video)
Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from Zoom’s Download Center. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
You can also join a test meeting to familiarize yourself with Zoom.
Best practices to remember:
- Stay on "mute" while you're not talking, you can also write in questions.
- Try to wear headphones.
- Be in a room with little to no noise.