STEM Robotics Coding for Kids of All Ages I know that many of you have robots…but do you know what to do with them? After you make one masking tape maze on the floor and it’s been solved by your students, then what? If you are new to coding robots, here are a few basic […]
What is a WebQuest? A WebQuest is a relatively new teaching strategy. It is an inquiry-based lesson created for students. Students are on a quest, or journey, to find information from one or more websites. The websites are predetermined by the teacher or WebQuest creator. Why Create a WebQuest? Students are actively engaged while completing […]
We all want our students to master technology tools and use them to create original works. Digital STEM challenges are designed to allow students to explore digital tools while creating something using the steps of the engineering design process.
The Best STEM Challenge for Primary Grades Improve Student Learning with a STEM Challenge Do you want your students and their families to have fun while learning about the different aspects of S.T.E.A.M? (Yes, we added the “A” for art because one of us is an art teacher!) If you do, then the Sammie STEAM […]
Problem Solving Fun for Kids with the Busy Water App Do you have a student or a child at home who could benefit from a little more perseverance? I think we all know someone who could. Busy Water is an app that teaches problem solving, physics, and grit, all while having a blast. I had […]
Programming for Kids – Hour of Code From the Hour of Code website: The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. The […]
Guest post by Brittany Washburn Regardless of what type of devices you have, (tablets, PC’s, laptops) your students can now learn basic coding for free! This series will outline some great apps and software programs and ideas for their use within the elementary setting. While I have only attempted to use these with 4th and […]
We have been playing with SumoPaint quite a bit recently, and the symmetry tool in particular has sparked a lot of creativity and fun. This is an easy STEAM project that even your youngest students can enjoy. The best part is that you don’t even need to download or install any software! I have tested […]