Amazon Prime Deals 2020

Want to add some new goodies to your makerspace? On October 13th Amazon begins PRIME DAY, two days full of savings and deals!! Here are some amazing resources you can use in your classroom that will be on sale! SHOP SMART You can begin browsing some deals now! Set notifications by

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7 Creative Ways to Incorporate STEM Learning at Home

COMPLETE STEM CHOICE BOARDS Create a STEM choice board for your students. You can add different types of activities that will keep students engaged and thinking. Students can complete activities online or at home, then record them on Google Slides. Incorporate other websites, science experiments and more! The choices will

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Google Sites for teachers

Are you looking to create your own classroom website? Google Site is an amazing, FREE platform where you can easily create a website viewable to anyone online. This is a great way for teachers to make a fun website. My school currently has their own website platform, but Google Sites

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4 Distance Learning Hacks

Are you teaching from home this school year? Here are some pointers to help you create a positive learning environment for your students! CREATE A HOME BASE Create a one stop shop where families and students can access essential information for your class. Google Sites is a free tool that

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THE BEST STEM READ ALOUDS

Here are some of my favorites STEM books for kids that you can add to your collection today!  Before starting a STEM or building challenge, I always read a book with my class. I love connecting literacy, sitting together on the carpet, and engaging my students in discussions. There are

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How to Host a Virtual Back to School Night

I am already thinking about back to school night! Since big groups can not gather, I am assuming ours will be virtual. If you will be meeting your parents through video, there is still so much you can do. CHAT LIVE Use Zoom, Google Meet, or another program to video

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Socially Distanced STEM

STEM is about problem solving, and that is something we ALL need to do right now. Who would have thought we would be teaching from our homes? The 2020-21 school year really feels like Elsa going into the unknown.  We do not know what to expect, what can change overnight,

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How to ROCK STEM on a Cart

They see me rollin…… This may give you a chuckle, but when you find you must teach on a cart, there is nothing funny about that! Not to worry, STEM on a cart is still possible!!! For a year and a half, I taught STEM from a cart to 200

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THE SECRET TO MANAGING STEM TEAMS

STEM is all about teamwork, however, students sometimes have difficulties working together. The ideal situation is for every student to participate, share their ideas, and complete a task. Instead, I would often find students arguing, sitting and doing nothing, angry or sad at their teammates. I knew something had to

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Foolproof Tips for Coding With Ozobots

Ozobots can be so much fun, but sometimes give you multiple problems. Here are some of the troubleshooting tricks I have discovered along the years of using Ozobots. I first purchased Ozobots for my classroom in 2015!! What really drew me in, was that that they do not need a

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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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