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STEM Lab Open House – Dec 1

STEM Lab Open House – Dec 1

It’s official!  We’ll be holding our Open House for JMT’s new STEM lab on December 1.  All are welcome: parents, students, staff, & friends.  Hope to see you...

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The First Official STEM Lab Lesson

The First Official STEM Lab Lesson

Yesterday was an exciting day.  After months of work, the STEM Lab hosted its first lesson.  My 6th graders are studying waves, and the teachers requested a hands on lesson for that topic.  After much searching, I had collected a variety of ways to incorporate hands-on into our study of waves, and I finally settled on making a jelly baby wave machine.  I discovered this great activity on the National STEM Centre website, and was...

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STEM Lab Update

STEM Lab Update

It’s been a while since I posted about my progress in transforming my old computer lab into a brand new STEM lab.  Mrs. Jordan (Art teacher and best friend!) has been working with me to make this space engaging and inviting to the students and teachers.  Progress was slowed for a while because 750+ Chromebooks and their carts arrived and we spent several weeks with the lab looking like a disaster zone as we unpacked Chromebooks,...

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Google Classroom Is Taking Over, And I Love It!

Google Classroom Is Taking Over, And I Love It!

This week, I began setting up teacher accounts on our student GAFE domain for those who had expressed interest in using Google Classroom.  I love watching how tools like this begin to spread organically.  When I first brought up Classroom to my colleagues, there were just a handful who were interested.  Once my pilot group began implementing it, though, interest in using it doubled, then trebled.  I opened my email this morning to a...

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