Tag: makerspace

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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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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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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