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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, 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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