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Cheer Up, Buttercup!

Between evil allergies, migraines, and PARCC EOY testing, this has not been the greatest week.  I usually try to stay upbeat, but the triple whammy this week has had me feeling tired and cranky.  Thankfully, just when I needed it most, my friend Laurie shared this fabulous video with me.  There was no way I could continue to feel cranky …

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Playing Robot Turtles In Grades K & 1- A Programming Boardgame

Last week, I splurged and bought the boardgame Robot Turtles to try out with my primary students.  The new tech …

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STEM – Egg Drop Day! Pictures and Reflection

Friday was the big day.  My fifth graders had completed their Mars Landers and were ready for the big egg …

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STEM Lesson – Insect Ecosystem & 3-D Printing

Today we started our first lesson that includes 3-D printing!  I am very excited, and so are my students.  For …

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STEM Lesson – Monster Genetics

Another day, another genetics lesson.  I love this topic, and there are so many neat ways to teach it.  This …

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STEM Lesson – The Circulatory System Game

I had a request from a fourth grade teacher for a STEM lesson about human body systems.  Since that’s a …

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STEM Lesson – Easter Egg Genetics

I had a great STEM lab today, trying out one of my new genetics lessons.  One of my sixth grade …

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STEM Lesson – Edible DNA

My sixth grade students are learning about DNA and genetics this trimester, and we’ve got a bunch of great labs …

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15 Free STEM Tools For Teachers & Students

This weekend I presented a webinar for SimpleK12 on one of my favorite topics – STEM.  They asked me to …

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Wednesday Workshop – Tech Tools For Struggling Learners

This Wednesday’s workshop focussed on tools for struggling learners that are available in Chrome.  We looked at some of my …

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How Do You Keep 6th Graders Engaged For An Hour? Digital Microscopes!

My 6th grade students are learning about cells in science this trimester.  This year, thanks to a successful Donor’s Choose …

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