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Summer STEM Activities for K-5

Fill this summer with STEM activities! After a long school year, activate students’ creativity and imagination. Don’t hear “This is boring!” over and over again. Instead, try some easy to set up hands-on STEM activities. It doesn’t have to be complicated, and you can use items you already have laying

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K-4 Digital Valentine’s Day activities

Digital Valentine’s Day activities are great for K-4. These activities are a great way to build classroom community and have fun. Here is a look at what I am doing in my classroom with digital Valentine’s day activities. Digital Valentine’s Day Activity 1: Send Virtual Cards My students’ favorite digital

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7 Creative Ways to Incorporate STEM Learning at Home

COMPLETE STEM CHOICE BOARDS Create a STEM choice board for your students. You can add different types of activities that will keep students engaged and thinking. Students can complete activities online or at home, then record them on Google Slides. Incorporate other websites, science experiments and more! The choices will

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4 Distance Learning Hacks

Are you teaching from home this school year? Here are some pointers to help you create a positive learning environment for your students! CREATE A HOME BASE Create a one stop shop where families and students can access essential information for your class. Google Sites is a free tool that

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Socially Distanced STEM

STEM is about problem solving, and that is something we ALL need to do right now. Who would have thought we would be teaching from our homes? The 2020-21 school year really feels like Elsa going into the unknown.  We do not know what to expect, what can change overnight,

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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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THE SECRET TO MANAGING STEM TEAMS

STEM is all about teamwork, however, students sometimes have difficulties working together. The ideal situation is for every student to participate, share their ideas, and complete a task. Instead, I would often find students arguing, sitting, and doing nothing, angry or sad at their teammates. I knew something had to

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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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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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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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Favorites STEM Items from ISTE 2019

This year the International Society for Technology Education Convention was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was able to attend two days of the convention, since our last day of school fell right in the middle. I was blown away by all of the new technology resources and tools available and headed

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