Hour of Code Activities

Looking to Celebrate computer science with your students? Computer Science Education Week takes place every December all around the world! You may have heard of the Hour of Code, this is a huge initiative with Code.Org to promote programming with our youth. I have been participating in this with my

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Bring Fun to your Classroom WITH Digital Holiday Activities

With the holidays approaching, it is important to not only focus on educational standards, but create a sense of community in the classroom. Our students need a break and some fun, interactive activities, especially this year.  Even though this school year looks different than expected, and is changing every week,

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How to Integrate Movie Making in the Classroom

Lights, camera, action! Do you love going to the movies? Imagine the lights dimming, the smell of popcorn in the air, the previews starting on the big screen. I am sure your students love going to the movies too!! You know what would be even more amazing, your students creating

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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 Back to School Night

The school year is underway & you may be thinking about back-to-school night! Teachers are already busy getting lesson plans prepared, getting to know students, organizing the classroom… making your back to school night simple will help ease your mind! CHAT LIVE If you do not need to meet in

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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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