The holidays are quickly approaching, which means tons of fun learning opportunities in the classroom. Holiday time can be super busy and chaotic which means sticking to a routine in the classroom is more important than ever. We all know students can start to get restless before a big holiday
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The fall season is the perfect time to incorporate pumpkins into your curriculum. But, you may be wondering how to incorporate them into your STEM challenges. It’s easy to modify building challenges to include pumpkins so your students can celebrate the fall season with fun and engaging pumpkin STEM challenges.
Keeping students engaged near a holiday can feel almost impossible. Instead of fighting against their excitement, use it to your advantage in the classroom! These digital Halloween activities are perfect for the days leading up to Halloween. And . . . since they are digital there is no mess and
Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? It feels like only yesterday we were working on back to school activities in my classroom. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year with hands on crafts and fall-themed projects on display around the school. If you are
If you have been around the Miss Tech Queen site and YouTube channel then you know I love teaching my students about coding. And . . . one of my favorite coding tools is Ozobots! These small, robotic spheres are a great tool for teaching coding in the classroom. Today
Celebrating holidays in the classroom is always fun, but add in a cute little Ozobot and some easy coding and you have a recipe for fun and exciting holiday projects your kids will be thrilled to complete. Whether you are a classroom teacher, tech teacher, or STEM teacher like me,
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
Organization is the key to every successful classroom, but what do you do when you need to organize a digital classroom? Whether you have students learning virtually or in person, having a digital classroom is an awesome way to keep your students engaged and excited about their learning. Keeping all
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
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
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
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