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Meri’s Mobile Makerspace and EdcampNJ

Meri’s Mobile Makerspace and EdcampNJ

I had so much fun yesterday I wish I could go back and do it again today!  For the past two years, I have been running a mini makerspace at Edcamp STEAM with @Davezirk and it has been very popular.  This year, the folks organizing EdcampNJ asked if I’d be willing to run a similar makerspace at their event.  Silly question! My answer was a resounding YES.  Thanks to a generous donation from Caldwell University, I was able to set up a...

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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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