Author: misstechqueen

MAXIMIZING Time in STEM CLASS

Are you struggling with shortened class periods? The biggest difference between being a classroom teacher and a specials teacher, is that you can not overlap time. If you’re in the middle of a STEM challenge in a homeroom, you can always extend into the next period, put your materials aside

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The Drop Proof iPad Case: RUG-ED

Do you freak out every time a student carries an iPad across the room??? Do you worry when your students stand up from the table?? I know I do, but not anymore!! My iPads are now protected by the Rud-Ed ProLOCK case. This case is extremely durable, drop proof, yet

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5 essential things for Distance Learning

Looking for some new tools while you teach from home? Here are some of my favorites!! Click here to view all of my favorites on Amazon. Hue Camera The HUE HD Pro is a great tool that can act as a web cam, document cam, and much more. Normally I

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helpful Tips for Teaching from Home

FIVE weeks in quarantine! I Can’t believe it, and I still remember doubting that school would even close. This is the fifth week at home and I really have not left my house except for three grocery store runs. It is definitely a time we all will never forget.  Here

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10 FREE APPS FOR DISTANT LEARNING

Are you looking for activities to share with your students? Here are 10 of my favorite FREE apps and how I use them.  BOX ISLAND This is a basic coding app. Students move arrows to program a box through different paths. 20 levels are offered for free. Perfect for as

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Epic Distant Learning Tutorials

Do you find yourself suddenly teaching from home with your computer? You’re not alone. As thousands of schools close down, some for the rest of the year, many teachers are confused on how to approach the situation. I am here to let you know that you have help! I have

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Free Virtual Learning From Educational Companies

As thousands of schools close around the world, teachers are turning to virtual learning. So many companies are being generous and changing their paid plans to FREE. Here is a list of the companies that are helping us out. Newsela Newsela’s entire product suite is available to all teachers, free

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5 LOW PREP DIGITAL LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Looking for some easy to prep digital learning activities? There are many engaging, yet purposeful activities students can do independently. These projects are easy to share on Google Classroom, and you can even grade digitally! If you have a student that can not go on the computer, you can download

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5 Things You Need to Do To Start a Makerspace

I receive a few questions a week asking what I use in my makerspace and how to begin one. This blog post will provide you with tips on creating a makerspace no matter what your budget is. According to Makerspaces.Com, “A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school,

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Our Fun Packed field trip to amazon

Every week at school I try to do anything but the norm. I try to channel my inner Ms. Frizzle and expose my students to as many new and exciting learning experiences as I can.   Last week, I organized a field trip to AMAZON with my fourth graders. In October, I visited the local

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Ring in the new year

Happy 2020!! Let’s celebrate the new year with a sale! Two of my favorite items are on sale for only one dollar. Looking to try more STEM in your classroom? Begin this year! It is easy to create simple challenges for your class using everyday classroom materials. I read Bunny

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