Social Studies & Science Tools

Inspire Students to Solve Sustainability Problems

This post is in partnership with Discovery Education. All opinions are my own.   Do you incorporate sustainability into your work with students? If you’ve attended an event with me before, you might have heard me share the story of the worms. As a classroom teacher, I had both an iPad cart and a compost bin […]

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5 Ways to Prioritize SEL in the STEM Classroom

This SEL in the STEM classroom event is sponsored by Unruly Studios. All opinions are my own. How can you prioritize social-emotional learning in the STEM classroom? Later this month, I’ll share five ways to make SEL a priority in your STEM classroom this school year. Join us for this free webinar! You’ll also get […]

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Free Elementary Election Activities from PebbleGo Vote

This post is in partnership with PebbleGo. All opinions are my own. Tackling a big topic like the presidential election might feel a bit daunting in any classroom. Are you talking about the presidential election with your elementary students? If you’re considering a conversation around the presidential election, check out these completely free elementary election […]

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Free Lessons on How Marijuana Affects the Developing Brain

This post is sponsored by Ask, Listen, Learn. All opinions are my own.  Do you want to help students understand how cannabis  affects their developing brains? There is a free resource for teachers, students and families, you’re going to love! Responsibility.org’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix is a science-based underage drinking prevention […]

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Simple Civics Lesson for Students with a Fantasy Sports Spin

This post is in partnership with Fantasy Congress. All opinions are my own. Civics education is essential, and it doesn’t have to include a list of facts for students to memorize. Do you think that fantasy sports can help teach students about politics? I was a little skeptical at first, but I’m so glad that […]

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5 Tips for Mixing STEM and Play During Distance Learning

This STEM and play event and post are sponsored by Unruly Studios. All opinions are my own. What does it look like to mix STEM and play during distance learning? This month I’ll tackle this question in a new, free STEM webinar. When you join us for this special event, you’ll hear five tips for […]

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Virtual Robotics Competition for Students from CoderZ

This post is sponsored by CoderZ. All opinions are my own. Are your students exploring robotics this year? A new virtual robotics competition from CoderZ is perfect for middle and high school students! If you’re looking for a new way for students to explore STEM and computer science topics, this opportunity has got you covered. […]

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Free STEM Professional Development Opportunity for Teachers

What does your professional learning plan look like this year? If you are looking for a community of educators and no-cost digital resources, there is a new opportunity you’ll want to check out. The team behind TGR EDU: Explore has a free STEM professional development opportunity for teachers! TGR EDU: Explore gives educators tools and […]

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A Robotics Kit (and Lessons) for Your STEM Program

With just a few days to go, I’m excited today to tell you about a new Kickstarter campaign. It features a low-cost learning platform perfect for STEM programs. The TechLabs TL1 SWARM Robotics Kit includes everything you’ll need for bringing robots into a STEM Program.  The team at TechLabs reached out to me this spring […]

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Teach Coding to Elementary Students with an Adventure Course

How can you teach coding to elementary school students? This question might feel like a mighty one, but there is a new resource designed to tackle this challenge. If you’ve thought about introducing elementary school-aged students to coding and robotics, CoderZ Adventure is a fantastic resource! If you follow along with the blog, you may […]

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