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Use these 4 fall STEM activities in your classroom as you celebrate fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving with your students this school year.

4 Fall STEM Activities Your Students Will Love

The fall season is upon us. That means sweet crisp apples, pumpkins, gorgeous fall leaves, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. But, with everything else you have going on, it can feel overwhelming to try to plan out exciting fall-themed projects for your students. Check out these 4 fall STEM activities that are

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Small group STEM activities can be fun and easy with these easy to implement tips and tricks to try in your classroom this year.

Small Group STEM Activities Made Easy

There are so many ways to use STEM activities in the classroom. From whole group instruction to partnered activities, STEM challenges are a fun way to get your students excited about learning. But, what do you do if you want to incorporate small group STEM activities into your curriculum? It

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Use these fun and engaging STEM For a Year Club activities in your classroom for a stress free fun filled year you and your students will love!

STEM Activities for the Whole Year!

Hello STEM friends! I have the most incredible news for you today! I am officially launching the STEM For a Year Club! This Bundle includes tons of fun and engaging STEM activities for the entire school year. So, instead of taking up your valuable teacher time and stressing over coming

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These STEM wishlist items are the perfect addition to your new STEM or makerspace area in your classroom this year.

10 Must-Have STEM Classroom Supplies

I get asked all the time, “What’s on your STEM wishlist?”, “What items should I buy to set up my STEM classroom?”, or “What STEM supplies can I afford on a budget?” So, here it is, all in one easy-to-find location. I am so excited to share with you my

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Organizing your STEM classroom can be easy and stress free with these 5 simple steps.

Organizing Your STEM Classroom With 5 Easy Tips

Organizing your STEM classroom doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a few tips and organizational tools, you will be on your way to getting your STEM classroom or makerspace set up and ready to go for you and your students this year. Here are some of my favorite ways to

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Use these 5 easy tips to get you ready for setting up a classroom tech lab this year.

5 Tips For Setting up Your Technology Classroom

As a technology classroom teacher, you likely face challenges that many teachers don’t have. Since your classroom is used by most or all students at your school how you set up your technology classroom will be different from a typical classroom. I’ve been setting up a computer and STEM Lab

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STEM task cards are a great addition to any classroom for lots of critical thinking skills practice your students will love.

Building Blocks + STEM Task Cards = AMAZING!

STEM projects and challenges are known for requiring lots of “stuff.” Sometimes it is expensive coding equipment and other times a variety of recyclable materials to get our students creatively. But this doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, some of my students’ favorite activities only involve building

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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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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, and put your materials

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10 FREE APPS FOR ELEMENTARY

One of top questions I get is “what are your favorite apps?” 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

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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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