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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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

The eleventh hour

We had a great experience participating in the Hour of Code this past week. It was nice to be featured in a couple @lynwoodschools tweets. Our new grade-level (PK-K) touch-screen chromebook cart came in the same day we had some…
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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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Art Bot Fun

This is a sample of the little drawing robots I created with very inexpensive items. The students were involved in design and testing and as you can see they had a lot of fun with the little drawing robots. The…
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Hex Nano Bots

These little HEXbug nano robots are tons of fun! I built a simple course for them with PVC that I cut in half. This center was under $30 and very engaging.

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