TK TinkerSpace

Help for young inventors, tinkers, entrepreneurs

A board meeting

I have been experimenting with different kids of display boards since I started doing TK TinkerSpace last summer. It has been more interesting than I thought it would be. I started making frames of different types and sizes because I…
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Toddler tech

This article ventures into the findings of some recent research into 6 – 36 month old children using touchscreen devices.  The only benefits listed by proponents seem to be: Cognitive development Fine motor skills To keep them occupied Compare this list…
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Science Fair 2017

Here’s some resources to start | He aquí algunos recursos para iniciar Here’s a few ideas I found from a parent. Click here for some ideas from my sample videos

A new home for Dash and Dot

Dash and Dot’s new home in our #icancode #tk classroom. @LynwoodUSD @LUSDidea2 pic.twitter.com/49nrh6U1nR — J. Mark Schwanz (@GPAEdTech) April 6, 2017

PBL

Project-Based Learning: Taking Students to a Deeper Level | Getting Smart

EdTech proponent

8 Ways Technology Can Improve Education

Are we looking at screen addiction?

‘Irresistible’ by design: Why you can’t stop looking at the screen | @scoopit https://t.co/LtXFdfB3mI — J. Mark Schwanz (@GPAEdTech) March 22, 2017

Lincoln’s legacy

A good friend and fellow church overseer, Regan Read, highlighted these words from Lincoln’s second inaugural address in a cameo yesterday: With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right as God gives us to see…
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It’s a baby care center

The baby care center, a themed area of dramatic play in my TK classroom, provides an opportunity for directed and free-choice play to develop. It has been a week or so for me to test out some of these activities and…
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9 cool coding projects for kids using Dot and Dash

http://coolmomtech.com/2015/08/dot-and-dash-coding-projects-wonder-workshop/ Even though there are plenty of affiliate links this article has some examples of creative ways to use Wonder Workshop for STEM. I will adapt for TK and share what we do.

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