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Simple STEM

Simple STEM Activities from Home with Kerry Tracy

Right now, there are tons of educational resources being shared about distance learning and we are spending our time going through some of this content. Yen actually took a deep look at 5 resources that were hyped up as good “at-home” learning tools. Out of 5 pieces she looked at, only 1 really made the grade, the rest were either

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Home STEM

15 Online STEM Activities At Home

As more districts have started closing, we’ve had a lot of parents and educators looking for “home STEM” distance learning ideas. Here are 15 resources, gathered by the STEAM Café team and from our beloved Facebook group that you can use. Please keep in mind that while these are fantastic resources for doing STEM at home, many of these activities

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Elementary Literacy

Elementari Walkthrough – Create and Code Interactive Stories

This week, we’re partnering with Nicole Kang, a co-founder and educational lead for Elementari, to walk you through how to get started with this awesome literacy software! Elementari can be accessed using a web browser from a variety of devices including desktops, laptops, and tablets. Elementari was created because so many students struggle to enjoy reading and writing. The creators

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Elementary Literacy

3 Ways to Bring Up Test Scores with Reading Apprenticeship

Last week we talked about ways you can start using Reading Apprenticeship in your classroom. Today, we’re going to cover three instructional “plug-and-play” strategies you can use with both STEM and ELA and how to modify them to fit the grades and reading levels of your students. All three of these strategies can be used at once, or in different

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Elementary STEM Activities

STEM Mystery Bag Challenge

STEM Mystery Bag Challenge If you are looking for an activity that is easy to set up for elementary aged pupils, but still incorporates authentic

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Elementary Engineering

Engineering…It’s Everywhere!

As an elementary teacher, you might be intimidated by incorporating engineering into your classroom. Engineering feels so exotic, different, and overwhelming. But, if you know

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