TK TinkerSpace

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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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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

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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Where do we begin? Perspectives on STEM for TK

As a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) teacher I find myself in a common quandary in relation to classroom Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities. Administrators, parents, advocates, and policy makers expect more STEM in our 21st century classrooms and our…
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Let’s get coding

This video is in line with the goal of our #icancode iPad initiative.  

Summer blaze

Who said summer break is supposed to be a time of rest? I’m thankful for a number of opportunities I’ve had to grow and stretch this summer. enrolled in more courses towards my certificate in Early Childhood Education to help…
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A new space for tinkering

Introducing TK TinkerSpace My new Etsy store TK TinkerSpace has been a the result of a new idea on an old theme. For me it is the convergence of various streams in my life. When I was growing up my…
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