Using Collage to Teach Math

By | 2018-01-20T08:30:03+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

Collage seems like such a simple artistic medium.  Everyone remembers creating a collage in elementary school using old magazines, scissors, and a lot of glue. In reality, true collage is fairly complex and requires quite a bit of critical [...]

Celebrate the Hour of Code

By | 2017-11-16T08:59:13+00:00 December 1st, 2017|

  Coding. Before I really knew much about it, I pictured it as programmers sitting behind individual computer screens, feverishly thinking and creating software and apps. Once I began to explore its possibilities in the classroom, I realized that that [...]

The Sounds of Science

By | 2017-09-26T11:17:04+00:00 October 1st, 2017|

Being a musician and a STEAM teacher, I bet you'll never guess what my favorite unit of study is...  yep, you got it - the science of sound.  Every since I first laid eyes on an oscilloscope during my [...]

3 Ways to Integrate Literacy and STEAM

By | 2017-08-24T13:49:20+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

One of the things that confounds teachers about STEAM is whether or not literacy is a part of the approach.  After all, STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math.  What about reading and writing?  Do we [...]

School Spotlight: Fundraising with STEAM

By | 2017-06-09T10:15:42+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

As most of us know, schools often need fundraisers throughout the year to support various programs and purchase much needed supplies for their classrooms.  These typically involve parents selling various candles, bags and wrapping paper to help support the [...]

20 Education 3D Printing Resources

By | 2017-06-09T10:17:38+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

3D Printing is a rapidly changing technology.  So it's no wonder that teachers are sometimes intimidated by this medium.  To help make this all a little more manageable, I've curated a list of 3D printing resources specifically for education. [...]

40 STEAM Apps and Websites

By | 2017-09-20T10:48:12+00:00 May 1st, 2017|

We're dubbing 2017 the Year of Creativity and we want you to join in.  What better way to do that than with some new STEAM apps and websites to explore?  We've found 20 apps and 20 websites that you [...]

Stained Glass Solvents STEAM Lesson

By | 2017-11-16T12:57:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|

In this STEAM lesson for grades 4-5, students will be connecting science and art using a variety of solvents and oil pastels.  This is a wonderful way to begin studying chemistry and understanding how science is applied in [...]