Back to the Libratory: Doing STEM/STEAM Online with the Libratory Dance Party

So, how do you do hands-on learning online?

I am going to go down that road. I’ve had one week to try to think about that, and help other teachers as we all figured out how to use new or unfamiliar online resources to transform our classrooms to digital experiences.

For those of you who don’t know, I am our campus Librarian and I also oversee our Makerspace where we do STEAM projects each and every week at all grade levels K-5.

This begs the question: How do we transfer hands-on learning to an online platform?

I’m thinking now of “remote learning” as “At-home learning.” And there are lots of things you can make at home. Tin foil, straws, paper towels, toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes, and ONLINE RESOURCES. So I will rely on these for home-maker projects.

I am going to meet with the kids the first couple of weeks four days a week in real time during Google Meet sessions. I’m calling them “Libratory Dance Parties” where we play music, read or talk about books and then I will give the kids a STEAM challenge or Daily Dare.

I’m learning more about conducting online meetings and Google Slides than I ever have before. It’s a time of learning … and I have to say ….. I love it.

Let’s see how this goes …


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