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Climate Change Took a Heavy Toll on the U.S. Last Year. What’s the Cost to Education?

ED Surge

Measuring the effects of extreme weather requires extreme numbers. Climate change racked up an eye-popping $165 billion damages tab in the U.S. last year, as tallied by a recent federal report.

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The Top 7 Elements of a Highly Effective Math Class

Accelerate Learning

Math strategies, regardless of grade, hover around the key principles of conceptual understanding and procedural literacy. Students need to know why 2+2=4 and how you get that answer from those two variables.

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Engineering Virtual Work Experience at WSP

All About STEM

WSP is offering students (14-18) the opportunity to take part in their Engineering Virtual Work Experience! Take a look at the flyer for everything you need to know along with an example week and click here to complete an application form.

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How Did We Get Here? The Tangled History of the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Stephen Wolfram

This is part 3 in a 3-part series about the Second Law: 1. Computational Foundations for the Second Law of Thermodynamics (forthcoming) 2. A 50-Year Quest: My Personal Journey with the Second Law of Thermodynamics (forthcoming) 3. How Did We Get Here?

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5 Tips to Simplify Tech

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Rare Green Comet Visits Earth for the First Time Since Ice Age

Smore Science

Comet C/2022 E3(ZTF), Credit: flickr.com/Edu INAF A rare comet – named the C/2022 E3 (ZTF) – is predicted to pass by Earth on February 1, 2023. Because it takes 50,000 years to orbit the Sun, C/2022 E3 (ZTF) may be classified a long period comet.

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Boxlight Brands Win 10 Best of 2022 Awards from Tech & Learning

Box Light

The Boxlight family has 10 reasons to celebrate early in the year – we won 10 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Five of our solutions earned Best of 2022 in both Primary and Secondary categories – Attention!

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Resources: Celebrate Darwin Day 2023!

All About STEM

Celebrate International Darwin Day on the 12th of February with these inspiring resources for all ages.

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A 50-Year Quest: My Personal Journey with the Second Law of Thermodynamics

Stephen Wolfram

This is part 2 in a 3-part series about the Second Law: 1. Computational Foundations for the Second Law of Thermodynamics (forthcoming) 2. A 50-Year Quest: My Personal Journey with the Second Law of Thermodynamics 3. How Did We Get Here?

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Should CS Be Required in High School?

Codedelicious

Meghan Lund Content Marketing Specialist In order to put on that cap and gown and walk across the stage with a diploma in hand, high school students must work hard to complete a certain amount of credits in various subject areas.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

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A Few Educators 'Going the Extra Mile' Cannot Save the Education System

ED Surge

After gorging ourselves on Chinese takeout, my husband opened his fortune cookie and read the following line: “It is never crowded along the extra mile.” I had a visceral response to this seemingly harmless message. It took me a while to figure out why this banal comment evoked such anger.

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Texas School Safety Standards and Boxlight Campus Communication Solutions

Box Light

School safety continues to be a key priority for many districts, especially considering the changing dynamic of our teaching and learning environments. As students develop emotionally and mentally, their sense of well-being, confidence, and safety can be a factor to their overall academic success.

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My Journey, My Future: CEC Resources

All About STEM

The Careers & Enterprise Company have just launched their new My Journey, My Future resources! The resources have been developed to support young people during the different stages of transition from education to the world of work.

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How We Can Finish This School Year Strong

Middle Web

We’ve accomplished so much this year and we still have another big stretch to conquer, write teachers Maggie and Piers Blyth. We’ve reached the peak – we’re ready for the downhill race. It’s important to chart our path and stay alert for the obstacles and opportunities ahead.

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Book Review–My Secret EdTech diary

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Futurum – inspiration for your Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Futurum

Futurum – inspiration for your Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Tweet Share 0 Skype Reddit +1 Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 0 Email How can people train their brains to manage depression? Can modern technology uncover the secrets of evolution? How is mathematics applied to real world problems?

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How the Substitute Teacher Shortage Is Impacting Teacher Professional Development

ED Surge

It’s 7:00 am, and I’m on my second trek from my car to our centralized district meeting space, lugging snacks, supplies and chart paper as I prepare to lead a workshop on best practices for technology integration for a group of 15 elementary teachers in my district.

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Amazing Plasma Tornadoes on the Sun

Smore Science

At a distance of 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) from the Earth is the Sun – a 4.5 billion-year-old star at the center of our solar system. Without the Sun’s light and energy, life would not exist on Earth. Life is not present on the Sun itself due to its high temperature and radiation.

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National Apprenticeship Week: School & College Guide

All About STEM

National Apprenticeship Week is the biggest week in the Apprenticeships calendar! It is an annual, week-long celebration of apprenticeships and anyone involved with them.

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7 websites to teach fake news

Digital Citizenship News lists

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Moving from “What is the Matter?” to “What Matters to You?”

Defined Learning

The education world is full of smart people. We are not short of innovative and creative thinkers. What I believe holds us back at times is finding a different lens

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Effective First Aid to Quash Teacher Burnout

Middle Web

The 2nd edition of Jenny Rankin’s First Aid for Teacher Burnout offers "realistic strategies teachers can apply to alleviate the major burnout-inducing problems and find sustainable success at work.” Reviewer Anne Anderson shares Rankin's ways to recognize burnout and respond.

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Sal Khan’s New Online School Wants to Make ‘Mastery Learning’ Global

ED Surge

For 50 ninth graders, showing up to school this fall meant taking part in an experiment. The students had enrolled in the latest effort by Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, the online tool he started by making videos on YouTube that is now used by hundreds of districts in the U.S.

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How can place attachment improve scientific literacy?

Futurum

How can place attachment improve scientific literacy?

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6 Tech Activities for Your Summer School Program

After school Lesson plans common core debate summer

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28 Days to Apply: Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements

All About STEM

The official deadline for Nuffield Research Placement applications in the North West region is 28th February 2023 and we don’t want any students to miss out on the chance to apply. Our 2022 feedback has been nothing short of phenomenal and this is an amazing opportunity!

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How can you provide scaffolding for students in PBL?

Defined Learning

“Scaffolding” has become one of those edu-speak terms that catch on and become part of our vocabulary, but what does it really mean? Is it like the scaffolding on a building when it’s being repaired or painted?

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Strengthen Instructional Leadership Teams

Middle Web

We cannot continue to subject students to practices that are clearly not working. In Collective Leader Efficacy, former principal Peter M. DeWitt shows how to move forward in a team effort, empowering educators to center on students, writes district HR leader Brian Taylor.

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What’s Driving the Change in Student-to-Counselor Ratios in Schools?

ED Surge

The ratio of students to school counselors in the United States continues to narrow, with data released this month showing it has reached the lowest point since 1986, the year the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) began tracking student-to-counselor ratios.

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