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.

Using STEM read alouds in your classroom will inspire your students to think creatively and get excited to complete their STEM challenges.

More Amazing STEM Read Alouds

Using STEM Read Alouds with my classes before starting a STEM or building challenge is one of my favorite ways to connect literacy to our STEM lessons. Read Alouds keep my students engaged and can help start really meaningful discussions before the build begins. How do you choose the perfect

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How to Start Genius Hour in Your Classroom

Empowering students by giving them more voice and choice in the classroom doesn’t have to mean all-out chaos for the teacher. On the contrary, giving students dedicated time throughout the week to work on something they are passionate about encourages creativity and critical thinking. This is where genius hour comes

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Coding Stations in the Classroom

Are you a teacher who wants to include more coding in your classroom? Whether you teach a homeroom, a computer class, or in a STEM or maker space setting, you can incorporate coding into your lessons. The biggest struggle teachers face when trying to incorporate coding is the lack of

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Use these simple ideas to create amazing STEM activities that won't cost you a fortune.

Budget Friendly STEM Activities for the Entire Year

When planning STEM activities it’s easy to feel anxious about the possible cost of the supplies needed. While some STEM activities do include technology which can be costly, a lot of really fun and engaging activities don’t require any store-bought supplies at all. Half the fun of a STEM challenge

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Literacy and STEM with Simple STEM Stories

STEM and literacy go hand in hand and are easier to use together than you may think. Whether you are a classroom teacher looking for ways to incorporate STEM learning into your lesson plans, or a STEM teacher looking for ways to do some cross-curricular activities in your classroom, STEM

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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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