Sunday, April 28, 2019

DIY Classroom Teleprompters


I love the creativity and rawness when students record their own videos. For most, it takes a lot of practice to be comfortable on camera. {Of course, you have those students are a complete natural and you know they are going to be on TV one day.}

To help students be confident in what they are trying to say and not hide behind their script, here is how you can create your own teleprompter in your classroom. 


Monday, April 22, 2019

STEM & Stories: Activity to Support Not a Box by Antoinette Portis




During my first year as a STEM teacher, I lead a club weekly on Thursday for the entire year. I ran 6 different clubs, the last being a Makerspace Club.  

While planning this club, I kept my live for literacy and picture books in ming. In fact, My growing STEM & Stories collection integrates books and a corresponding STEM activity that works for multiple grade levels. 

Let's dive into how STEM is integrated after reading the story Not a Box by Antoinette Portis. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

6 Earth Day Technology Resources You Need To Try


Spring is in the air and it's a great time to remind students of ways that they can continue to take care of the Earth and make a difference. Earth Day is a great celebration of this. In response to that, here are 6 technology resources you need to try to commemorate this day. 


Monday, April 15, 2019

STEM & Stories: Activity to Support After the Fall by Dan Santant



When I left the regular elementary classroom into my K-5 STEM position, it was really difficult for me to part with my extensive library. I kept some of my favorites of course, but most of my collection went into my friends' classrooms to continue to benefit other kids. 

However, I still use literacy in my STEM instruction all the time! My growing STEM & Stories collection integrates books and a corresponding STEM activity that works for multiple grade levels. 

Let's dive into how STEM is integrated after reading the story After the Fall  by Dan Santant.