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 — J. Mark Schwanz (@GPAEdTech) April 6, 2017


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 — 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 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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