While it might have felt like winter was never going to end, spring has finally arrived and summer will be here before we know it. Now that the weather is nicer it's time to start planning outdoor activities for the kids! Here are 15 fun outdoor activities for your classroom or camp group to enjoy. #1: Tie Dye Today's tie dye kits don't require boiling water or expensive dies. The options are … [Read more...] about 15 Outdoor Activities for Your Camp or Classroom
Education is full of lots of acronyms, and one of the most buzzed about abbreviations being used in the last few years is STEAM. That's not a typo! Most everyone is familiar with STEM by now, but STEAM is...uh...catching steam. What do all these letters mean and what what is the difference between STEM and STEAM? Let's find out. What Is the Difference Between STEM and STEAM? STEM is an … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between STEM and STEAM?
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) education is more than just a buzzword. STEAM is shaping what we teach and the way we teach. I recently touched on how STEAM education enhances student learning, and followed that up with ideas for how to budget for STEAM activities. Whether you are new to this style of instruction or a seasoned pro, the hunt for great activities is always … [Read more...] about Top 10 STEAM Focused Blogs for Teachers
I recently shared a post about the importance of STEAM education in the classroom. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. More and more educators are pointing to the need to integrate the arts with lessons as a way to enhance student learning. When I taught in an elementary school I often used art activities as a way to help students better understand concepts. I doubt … [Read more...] about Budgeting for Classroom STEAM Activities
STEM has been an integral part of education for nearly a decade. The letters STEM stand for science, technology, engineering, and math. These subject areas are part of the fastest growing career fields in the world, and educational leaders have wisely chosen to make these topics core areas of study in order to prepare students for the future. Recently there has been a push to expand the focus of … [Read more...] about The Importance of STEAM in the Classroom
School will be in session before you know it! While parents and students might still be enjoying the lazy days of summers, teachers are eagerly getting ready to welcome new faces to their classrooms in the new school year. Technology plays a huge role in education nowadays, and there are many excellent apps that can help teachers bring creativity to their classrooms. Here are some of the top … [Read more...] about Top Creative Apps for Teachers