Starting your makerspace

Are you new to STEM or want to start a makerspace in your classroom??? A lot of teachers have reached out with questions on what to buy. I wanted to create a list of my students’ favorite items! These are suggestions of how I use them in my classroom, however,

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Favorites STEM Items from ISTE 2019

This year the International Society for Technology Education Convention was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was able to attend two days of the convention, since our last day of school fell right in the middle. I was blown away by all of the new technology resources and tools available and headed

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STOP MOTION Tips

Looking to try stop motion in your classroom? Check out my video to help you get started. Stop Motion is a great technique to creating animated movies and used often in Hollywood. Movies such as, The Nightmare Before Christmas or Chicken Run, were created with it. So many themes can

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Custom Fonts on Google Drive

Since I was in middle school, I have always been OBSESSED with fonts!! I remember begging my teachers to be allowed to use something other than Times New Roman for my essays. (I was not that convincing) Throughout high school and college, I downloaded so many fun fonts on my

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Simple Spring STEM Challenges

Spring is in the air! Incorporating STEAM into your classroom does not need to be difficult, typing in the components of STEAM can be easy to do. Do you do centers during math time? Try incorporating a STEM station! My first graders worked with shapes to create spring designs. They

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Using Augmented Reality in the Classroom

Have you used augmented reality in your classroom? There are many devices being created that can bring AR to your classroom. AR brings objects into your world instead of putting you in a virtual reality experience. Google Expeditions has created an augmented reality version. Google came to my classroom to pilot this new

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Read Across America Inspired STEM Activities

Do you celebrate Read Across America Week in your school? It is easy to integrate literacy with STEM challenges! Pick one of your favorite read aloud books and think about what theme is portrayed throughout the book. Is there a component that can be pulled out for students to work

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Building With Math- Building Brick Activities

Looking to incorporate new ideas into your math period? Hands-on math makes learning fun! No student wants to complete plain worksheets all period long to practice drills!! In my class, I incorporate building bricks / Legos into my math lessons, so students can practice their math skills while building. Click

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