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SPRK Sphero is a robot that can be dynamically reprogrammed via your smartphone or tablet. And as much fun as SPRK Sphero is, as home educators we find ourselves primarily interested in its two free programming apps - Macrolab and OrbBasic.

SPRK Sphero is a robot that can be dynamically reprogrammed via your smartphone or tablet. And as much fun as SPRK Sphero is, as home educators we find ourselves primarily interested in its two free programming apps - Macrolab and OrbBasic.

Robot snack It was a good alternative to cupcakes or cookies for a birthday snack :) I have found that if you want kids to get excited aboutk something, just put googley eyes on them! :) Materials Needed: Individual applesauce containers Individual juice boxes mini raisin packs (you could also use nerd packs) Tootsie rolls Plastic spoons Googley eyes Just hot glue it all together.

what to bring for school birthday INSTEAD of cupcakes (made up of applesauce, juice box, raisin box, nerds and tootsie rolls)

Lego letter for boys room :) O-Oh! The boys would love to create this...

26 Unbelievable Fun DIY Lego Crafts

personalized lego wall letter for a little boy's room - just hot glue legos to a wooden letter. Or build it out of legos

How do you build community in your classroom? Have you tackled STEM Challenges yet? How do you prepare your students for the fabulous collaboration that can occur when they work in groups to solve …

Team Building for STEM Challenges

How do you build community in your classroom? Have you tackled STEM Challenges yet? How do you prepare your students for the fabulous collaboration that can occur when they work in groups to solve a STEM problem? Stay tuned and I will give you a great ide

LEGO Building Challenge: Machines + Paper. How to build a working LEGO paper crimper and a machine that draws circles. Great STEM challenge!

LEGO Building Challenge: Machines + Paper

How to Make a DIY Ribbon Tutu  with left over crafts, easy and fun, girly and glam

How to make a ribbon tutu tutorial

How to Make a DIY Ribbon Tutu with left over crafts, easy and fun, girly and glam. idea for adding layers?

Want to inject some life into your home interior but aren't sure how to do it? Don't worry you don't need to be an interior designer or a style expert to liven up your environment. You don't even need to spend lots of money to do that! Anything from sewing supplies to leftover plastics to balloons to books to even fruit can be used for some simple yet ingenious DIY crafts. These projects are not only aesthetically pleasing but they can be also useful in your everyday life and make your…

14 DIY Projects That Will Liven Up Your Home

Want to inject some life into your home interior but aren't sure how to do it? Don't worry you don't need to be an interior designer or a style expert to liven up your environment. You don't even need to spend lots of money to do that! Anything from sewing supplies to leftover plastics to balloons to books to even fruit can be used for some simple yet ingenious DIY crafts. These projects are not only aesthetically pleasing but they can be also useful in your everyday life and make your…

Invention kit party bags:  Apparently in some places it is the norm to bring in treat bags for your class when it is your birthday.  This 7-year old wanted to put together an "invention kit," so with odds and ends from home 4. for bags and candy and 10. at the Dollar Tree  they put together 30 bags containing the following (please note the cute "marketing job they did with the label!):    •Craft foam  •card (coloured index card)  •Goggly eyes  •Rubber bands  •A balloon  •Metallic tie tags…

Filth Wizardry: Invention kit party bags Much better idea than buying random cheap junk for party favors.

I’m going to use this card a lot…

Funny pictures about I’m going to use this card a lot…. Oh, and cool pics about I’m going to use this card a lot…. Also, I’m going to use this card a lot… photos.

Tin Man  Wizard of Oz Tin Man  Ships within 24 hours by BirdysNest, $45.00

Tin Man Wizard of Oz Tin Man Ships within 24 hours by BirdysNest

Since I learned how to create pictures and display them on these wonderful OLED displays I wanted to build something useful with it. Once you know about a

Do you know these wonderfully cheap based OLED displays with the crispy display? For a while now the NodeMCU Lua firmware for the supports them and has a rich feature set to draw lines, circles and even bitmaps. One way to draw bitmaps

in fourth grade. If you would like early finisher activities for your middle/lower ability

Early Finishers: Fourth Grade Early Finisher Activities for Fast Finishers

in fourth grade. If you would like early finisher activities for your middle/lower ability

This post is FABULOUS!!!! For those of you wanting to learn anything about Twitter, starting with the very basics: "Twitter for Beginners" on somewhatsimple.com

Twitter for beginners

Surviving and Thriving: Teaching Middle School Social Studies: 3 Cool Web Tools to Use in YOUR Classroom!