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How to Start Genius Hour in Your Classroom

Empowering students by giving them more voice and choice in the classroom doesn’t have to mean all-out chaos for the teacher. On the contrary, giving students dedicated time throughout the week to work on something they are passionate about encourages creativity and critical thinking. This is where genius hour comes

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Your digital classroom organization can make a big differnece in how efficiently and smoothly your classroom functions

Tips and Tricks for Organizing a Digital Classroom

Organization is the key to every successful classroom, but what do you do when you need to organize a digital classroom? Whether you have students learning virtually or in person, having a digital classroom is an awesome way to keep your students engaged and excited about their learning. Keeping all

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Coding Stations in the Classroom

Are you a teacher who wants to include more coding in your classroom? Whether you teach a homeroom, a computer class, or in a STEM or maker space setting, you can incorporate coding into your lessons. The biggest struggle teachers face when trying to incorporate coding is the lack of

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Use these simple ideas to create amazing STEM activities that won't cost you a fortune.

Budget Friendly STEM Activities for the Entire Year

When planning STEM activities it’s easy to feel anxious about the possible cost of the supplies needed. While some STEM activities do include technology which can be costly, a lot of really fun and engaging activities don’t require any store-bought supplies at all. Half the fun of a STEM challenge

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Literacy and STEM with Simple STEM Stories

STEM and literacy go hand in hand and are easier to use together than you may think. Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for ways to incorporate STEM learning into your lesson plans, or a STEM teacher looking for ways to do some cross-curricular activities in your classroom, STEM

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decorating your STEM classroom can create a creative and inspiring environment for your makers

Setting Up and Decorating Your STEM Classroom

Decorating your STEM classroom in a fun, colorful, creative way that inspires your students to be innovators can be the key to a successful year! Creating a classroom environment that supports learning while also making students feel comfortable can be a challenge. The STEM classroom is definitely NOT an exception

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Fun and easy STEM and STEAM activities for the first week of school

Easy STEM Activities for the First Week of School

Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to teaching with STEM, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to get your students set up for success. STEM also naturally lends itself to be fun, hands-on, engaging, and challenge-focused which kids love. They will feel more like they

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Using Classroom Agenda Slides to Manage Your Day

We all know the questions, “What are we doing today?” “When’s lunch?” “What’s for lunch?” “What time is P.E.?” Now we are not only getting these questions in the classroom, but also with our online students. Our kiddos love to know what is going on throughout the day, and we

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Summer STEM Activities for K-5

Fill this summer with STEM activities! After a long school year, activate students’ creativity and imagination. Don’t hear “This is boring!” over and over again. Instead, try some easy to set up hands-on STEM activities. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and you can use items you already have laying

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Spring STEM Activities for Kids

Spring has Sprung I don’t know about you, but spring has to be my favorite time of year! I love the warmer weather, all the new life, and the promise of summer. As a teacher spring can be joyful but also stressful! Students start to get a little squirrely this

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St. Patrick’s Day Activities for K-4

It is almost St. Patrick’s Day which means it’s time to break out some super fun St. Patrick’s Day Activities! I don’t know what it is about this fun, green little holiday, but I love it! Spring is in the air and the school year is starting to draw to

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