STEM

Sphero Robots in the Classroom: Back-to-School Special

A few years ago I was introduced to the amazing Sphero robots… and my wheels started turning. From the minute I held one of the early iterations in my hand, I could tell that there was great potential for teaching and learning with these little robots.  Fast forward to today. Sphero now has lesson plans, […]

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How To Bring Real-Time Data into Your Classroom

Bringing real-time data into your classroom is easier than ever, thanks to the impressive Hacking STEM resources from Microsoft Education. This summer, I had a chance to connect with members of the fantastic team at Hacking STEM. They are committed to democratizing STEM education for every child through the use of real-time data and hands-on […]

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Classroom STEAM Activities with Educational Robots

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. It’s been very exciting to see the ways educators are commemorating this special event. Here’s one that is particularly appealing: the team at Boxlight reached out to me this summer to share a special partnership featuring their educational robots. They’ve partnered with the […]

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Engaging, Hands-On Activities for Elementary and PreK

Are you ready to bring hands-on STEM lessons to your school this year? In Philadelphia last month, I had the chance to connect with hand2mind. They are a fantastic education company that offers a wide range of resources for classrooms.  If you haven’t heard of hand2mind before, they have worked for over 50 years to […]

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Wonder Workshop STEM-Based Interactive Early Learning

Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive early learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners.  They have also partnered with the folks at Sunburst Digital. Now they offer three programs for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. Interactive Early Learning The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with three sets of Dash & […]

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Fun with Circuits: Electronics for Kids

Fun with Circuits makes Electronics for Kids fun, simple, and accessible for children.  Designed for kids five and above, Fun with Circuits incorporates literacy skills into circuit exploration.  It combines storytelling and circuit building to engage young learners with foundational STEM skills.  Kids read a story, learn the key concepts, and make new circuits. Electronics for Kids There are so many […]

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Science Drawings and the STEM Classroom

Drawp for School is a great tool for managing workflow in a one-to-one classroom and can be used for science drawings and activities across the content areas.  With this app students complete tasks designed by the teacher.  This can include science drawings like a picture or labeling a diagram.  Drawp is as flexible as paper – […]

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CodeHS for Computer Science

Preparing students for careers of the future is so important!  CodeHS is a comprehensive curriculum to help educators teach Computer Science and coding.  Their mission is to help anyone and everyone learn computer science skills.  CodeHS has tools for teaching and learning coding in the classroom or at home – including a self-paced online curriculum. Computer Science […]

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6 Free Apps to Teach Coding Skills

Teaching coding skills is something lots of teachers are really excited about. If you’re just starting to teach code in your classrooms or looking for more free code teaching resources, I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for teaching coding skills to students. I wanted to pull together my top 6 coding apps for teachers into one place […]

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Cargo-Bot Programming Game and Coding App for Kids

I’m a huge fan of apps that promote STEM concepts and here is another programming game and mobile app to check out.  Cargo-Bot is a puzzle programming game where players need to show a robot how to move by giving it a set of directions. As they program each move, kids will see the instructions […]

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