Elementary STEM

4 Ways that the Next Generation Science Standards are Different and Why It Matters

We’re changing things up with a video blog (Vlog) this week! But no worries, the transcript is below! Enjoy! Here is the transcript: Hi there! It’s Yen, from Qi Learning Research Group and the STEAM Café. I’m here to talk to you about the Next Generation Science Standards and how they’re different from the standards […]

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How Resourcing Leads to Personalized Learning For Your Students

“Mom, why is the sky blue?” my young son asked. Throughout their lives, I’ve encouraged my sons to ask questions about the world and to pursue the answers. Today was different, however. Rather than my usual response of, “Let’s ask Google,” I handed the iPhone to my son and answered, “Ask Siri.”  Tools like Google,

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Tips for Adding Rigor to Your Elementary Classroom STEM Lessons

A common issue we find in classrooms is the use of STEM-related activities (such as worksheets, learning to code, makerspace builds, video creation, writing blogs, doing crafts, etc.) that are passed off as rigorous STEM projects. The learning of a technology or a skill as an outcome (like video creation, blogs, etc.) needs to be

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A Strategy for Planning Down Time and Accomplishing Your Summer Goals

Before you leave your classroom this summer, use our quick, handy dandy flow chart to get you to the heart of your summer goals with a kick start to the fall. The flow chart is based on a reflection tool called “Plusses and Arrows” that I learned while coaching preservice teachers in grad school. You

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3 Elementary School Experiments with Shaving Cream for the End of the Year

In most areas of the United States, the warmer weather has both teachers and kids thinking about summer. For me, I started thinking about science that can be done outside! For instance, instead of doing our Gummy Bear Dare catapults for gummy bears, why not have kids design them for water balloons?!!! Then recently a

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