Starting next month, I will be joining the STEM Tuesday bloggers at From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors. And I'm just in time for the 1st Annual CosSTEM contest! Dress up like your favorite STEM book and win fun prizes!
Fresh year, fresh semester, and a time of thinking about what comes next: the perfect time to consider a summer adventure. I consider the free summer programs available to science teachers to be one of the greatest perks of our profession—you can often find a program that lets you do something science-y that few other … Continue reading New Year, New Adventures
I have come across several science teachers, STEM teachers, media specialists and MakerSpace organizers who have found themselves with a set of Lego Mindstorms that they aren't sure how to use. I was intrigued by this set of free online courses to help you get started. (You can even take a test and get "certified" … Continue reading Got Mindstorms?
At the Alabama School Library Association (ASLA) conference this summer, I sat in on a great presentation by Lisa Hathcock at Saks Elementary. She described how she uses tri-fold boards to set up centers in her MakerSpace. They feature specific science information, "Making" challenges, and highlight books from her library's collection. I thought they were … Continue reading Classroom/ MakerSpace Center (Free)