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  • Group Building Design Challenge in STEM Class

    (cross-posted with permission from STEMseeds.org) This semester in STEM class¬†as one of our first lessons, I’m using the following “Group Building Design Challenge” to get my 4th and 5th grade students collaborating, designing, communicating, and creatively constructing in groups. This lesson idea originally came from an Oklahoma A+Schools workshop my wife, Shelly Fryer (@sfryer) attended,…

  • Great STEM Conversations About Perimeter in MinecraftEDU

    Today was a great day in our grade 4-5 STEM classroom. Last year I used MinecraftEDU with my students for several different lessons, and I tried a “perimeter and area building challenge,” but this year I’m much more¬†pleased with the quality of conversations I’m having with students about these geometric concepts in a simplified and…