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Join Us in Collaborative Stories and Art Projects!

SmartSpace@NIU offers engaging, interdisciplinary projects that promote students’ creativity. Our eLearning communities encourage participants to develop community-based online projects that integrate art, literacy, and technology as well as to share and discuss their work. Most of our online activities address STEAM topics (that’s art in the middle of STEM) and help students to meet state and national standards for K-12 learners. We love showcasing exceptional student work and seeing students inspire one another. Let’s get creative!







Participate in fun, interactive educational activities that allow you to express your creativity, experiment with new technologies, and collaborate with peers who have similar interests.

Access valuable resources for teaching and learning, participate in professional development and become a part of our community by sharing ideas and resources with others. Teacher candidates get hands-on experience with teaching and learning in a virtual setting while receiving expert feedback from experienced education professionals.

Take advantage of our library of resources, online modules on a variety of topics, and other educational offerings. One of the key objectives of SmartSpace@NIU is to build a community with virtual learning at its heart. We welcome you to be a part of it.

Visit our new activities blog to play our latest games and access great resources.