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Kristen Owen Beck
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An Educator and Life Long Learner
An Educator and Life Long Learner

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Makey Makey Sprinkler Simulation
One of our school sites has had sprinkler issues in their campus garden for nine months.  I had recently introduced Makey Makeys to four of the classes ranging in grades 1 - 4.  The awesome principal who has her contractors license and knows a thing or two ...

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Covered Wagon Maker/Design Challenge
Last week one of the STEAM teachers I work with weekly texted me and asked if I could find a Covered Wagon maker activity.  The great part of being an instructional coach is that the teachers call on me to do the leg work and research they do not have the t...

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Introducing Makey Makeys
This week I will be working in many classrooms introducing Makey Makeys to our elementary students.  When introducing, I like to hand the student groups the Makey Makeys and then have them explore and figure out what to do or not do.  I like to force them t...

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Failure and Perseverance on the Ski Slope
It's spring break and instead of heading to the coast and our great California beaches, we (Skyler, his buddy J, and I) headed up to the Sierra for a day of spring skiing on  the 400+ inches of snow that are still on the ground in April.  I was looking forw...

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If You Hopped Like a Frog - Fractions
The next few weeks I will be co-teaching a third grade fractions unit with one of the teachers I "coach".  Actually, I think she is now my coach.  I have created this document: click here  as a Multi-Media Text Set.  Our goal is to create some enrichment le...

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If You Hopped Like a Frog - Fractions
The next few weeks I will be co-teaching a third grade fractions unit with one of the teachers I "coach".  Actually, I think she is now my coach.  I have created this document: click here  as a Multi-Media Text Set.  Our goal is to create some enrichment le...

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This is one of my favorite bloggers. Great STEAM activities and/or makerspace ideas.

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902 CUE Workshop - Hour of Code
This month is Hour of Code month.  My Google Calendar is filled to the brim with teachers who have requested me to come in and coach them and their students in coding.  I began coding coaching last year and I have learned many valuable tidbits that will hel...
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