Category: Makerspace

Do you teach in a makerspace environment? I do too! Here are some of the ways I manage teaching 300 students per week. Along with my favorite lessons and go tos.

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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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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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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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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free apps

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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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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Head back to school with a sale

Looking for new classroom items? Want to include more STEAM in your classroom? Today is the day for you to SAVE on any resource in my store! You can get 20% off, plus an additional 5% using the code BTS19, when you check out. Here are some of my favorite bundles: Shop

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Sphero Specdrums for the classroom

Are you looking for new and engaging tools for the classroom? Look no further than Sphero’s Specdrums. Specdrum rings work wirelessly with a light sensor to read colors. Once connected with the app on a device, the pressing down with the ring will cause various sounds to play. With these

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Amazon Prime Day Finds

Amazon PRIME DAY Makerspace Finds

Hoping to start your makerspace on a budget? On July 15 Amazon begins PRIME DAY, two days full of savings and deals!! It starts on July 15 at 12:00 am and will run until July 16 at 11:59 pm Here are some amazing resources you can use in your classroom

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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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