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The Future of Online Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Educators

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning offers unmatched flexibility and accessibility, enabling both students and educators to manage their schedules effectively and break down geographical barriers. For example, as an online student, I was able to balance my studies with a full-time job, and as a teacher, multimedia elements and community through discussion forums made my virtual classroom more engaging and interactive.

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Advice To First Timers at #ISTE24 or #CSTA2024

Computer Science Teacher

Summer conference season is coming up. ISTE starts this weekend (without me) and CSTA (with me) is in July. Over the years I have been to scores of conferences and I have learned a few things. I thought I might share some of them. Comfortable shoes. If you are a teacher this should be a no brainer. You'll be on your feet a lot. Plan your day in advance but leave sessions early if they don't match your needs or expectations.

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How Virtual Information Sessions Are Changing K-12 Education

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Virtual information sessions are reshaping K-12 education. How? For starters–making it more inclusive, effective, and dynamic. Read on for more ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: How Virtual Information Sessions Are Changing K-12 Education K-12 education is undergoing a digital revolution. Schools across the USA are embracing virtual information sessions to enhance learning experiences and streamline communication.

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AI Might Save Teachers Time. But What Is the Cost?

ED Surge

As an educator reading headline after headline about AI in education, it’s hard to not get lost in an existential tailspin to the tune of Billie Eilish’s “What was I made for?” (if AI can do all of this.) Integrating generative AI into education is complex. The field of AI is the Wild West right now — we’re working it out as we go. As an assistant professor of edtech, I often think about the implications of AI on teaching and learning, especially as I experiment with implementing various practic

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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School & College Webinar: Planning for National Apprenticeship Week 2025

All About STEM

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the positive impact they make. The annual week-long celebration aims to showcase and celebrate apprentices, employers and training providers.

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What 40 Million Messages Tell Us About Parent-Teacher Communication

ED Surge

Something crucial was missing from classrooms over the past school year: millions of students who were part of the chronic absenteeism crisis that plagued districts large and small. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. Could better communication between schools and parents alleviate the problem? That’s the theory one nonprofit has. It partnered with Google for a massive, AI-powered analysis of 40 million messages in its app to find how parents and teachers are exchanging information

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Boxlight Unveils Next-Gen Solutions for Campus Communication and Interactive Learning at ISTELive 24

Box Light

At Boxlight, we know that modern schools face unique challenges, and our goal is to provide tech that’s easy to integrate and use. This year, we’re thrilled to showcase our latest solutions, including FrontRow Unity , TimeSign , and Xploris at ISTELive 24 in Denver, CO from June 24-26.

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Insect Week: KS2 Online Insect Quiz

All About STEM

Celebrate Insect Week in school with a free 30-minute quiz from STEM Ambassadors London! You and your class (7-11) can hop online to meet a STEM Ambassador who will host a fun quiz on insect facts and knowledge. “The quiz will feature 10 questions based on the theme of Insects that require pupils to use their knowledge and skills to answer.

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Bringing STEM Education to Students Worldwide: Dr. Christine Cunningham on TeacherCast

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YES and EiE Founding Director speaks on podcast about the Museum of Science’s STEM education efforts.

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Harnessing The Power Of Math Manipulatives

Mathematics, a subject steeped in abstract concepts, often poses challenges to students, especially those in grades 5-10. But imagine a bridge that transformed this intricate maze into an interactive adventure.

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How to Teach Financial Literacy Using Real-World Examples

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Teaching financial literacy to teens can be made more effective and engaging by using real-world examples, such as interactive apps and hands-on activities like budgeting classroom dollars or planning events within a fixed budget. For instance, when I was younger, my parents set up a “family bank” where I earned interest on my allowance, helping me understand the value of saving and managing money from an early age.

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Finding the Right Technology for Early Elementary Classrooms

ED Surge

I can still vividly recall the chaotic scene of introducing iPads into Kindergarten classrooms. Picture it: a room bustling with eager five-year-olds unaccustomed to center procedures and five iPads as the hottest commodity amidst blocks, dolls and traditional learning stations. What’s the Kindergarten version of the Hunger Games? Imagine that. Managing a technology rollout for littles felt tough, but the real challenge didn’t hit me until I had to engage with some of the apps intended for our s

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Meeting 19 of the Inclusive science education group

Fiendishly Clever

Dr Audrey Cameron OBE, CChem, HonFRSC Audrey holds the position of Chancellor’s Fellow, where her focus lies at the intersection of science education and British Sign Language research, and she is a Chemistry tutor on the PGDE Secondary Education (Chemistry/ General Science) course.

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CEC Resource Directory: Parents Guide to Post-16 Options

All About STEM

Visit The Careers & Enterprise Company Resource Directory for activities to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work! At this time of year, teenagers are considering their options after GCSE and sixth form. The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teens make the right choices to create successful futures.

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Downloadable Design Briefs for an Integrative STEM Curriculum

These easy-to-use design briefs outline student objectives, challenges, and materials needed to complete each 30-minute to 4-hour lesson. ITEEA’s Integrative STEM curriculum, Engineering byDesign, includes many more standards driven hands-on activities just like these!

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Kindergarten Fine Motor Activities

Carly and Adam

Developing fine motor skills is essential for kindergarten students as it sets the foundation for writing, cutting, and other crucial tasks. Here are some engaging and effective activities to help kindergarteners improve their fine motor skills: 13 Fine Motor Activities for Kindergarten Pattern Stacking Cutting Tracing Lacing Stacking Cutting and Gluing Hole Punching Play Dough Sculpting Taping Line Formation Geoboards Symmetry Cutting Shoe Tying What are fine Motor Skills in Kindergarten?

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Incorporating Monthly Giving Projects into STEM Curriculum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Philanthropists

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Adding monthly giving projects to STEM classes helps students learn important skills like problem-solving and teamwork while also teaching them to care about their communities. For example, my class once built a website to raise funds for a local animal shelter, which taught us web development and the value of helping others. Sound interesting? The Ask a Tech Teacher team has ideas on how to incorporate giving into your STEM curriculum: Incorporating Monthly Giving Projects into STEM Curriculum:

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What Parents and Child Care Providers Want Their Elected Leaders to Know

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Child care concerns have reached a boiling point for parents and providers, and it’s become increasingly difficult for families to afford essentials like health care and housing. Those are among the top findings outlined in a special anniversary report from the RAPID Survey Project at the Stanford Center on Early Childhood, which highlights data from a survey that asked caregivers of young children what they want their policymakers to know about how they are doing and what they need.

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Meeting 20 of the Inclusive Science education group

Fiendishly Clever

Dr Rebecca Ellis Becky has been an Explorify engagement leader for over two years, she is regional mentor for PSTT and a PSQM hub leader. Alongside that she is a Lead PDL for STEM building on over twenty years pf experience as a teacher.

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CREST Awards: Homework & Home Learning

All About STEM

Did you know that CREST offers a full set of low equipment / low resource activities? These projects have been selected specifically to support educators in finding CREST project ideas that require little equipment and can be run outside of a lab or at home. At primary level, learning packs require few resources so they’re perfect to use either in the classroom or at home.

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Cybersecurity in Schools: How to Protect Students Online

Defined Learning

The increased use of technology in education has led to a rise in cyber attacks on school networks, impacting student learning by disrupting access to digital tools. Learn how to mitigate these risks and educate students about cybersecurity.

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How Cloud Security Empowers Online Learning Platforms

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Cloud security boosts online learning by protecting student data while they share their thoughts and submit their assignments. It builds trust so everyone feels safe using the platform. Check out these ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team on how this newest game-changer in education will energize online learning platforms: How Cloud Security Empowers Online Learning Platforms The number of people using online learning platforms nationally is expected to reach over 63 million within the next fi

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STEM Classroom Decor

Carly and Adam

Creating an engaging and inspiring STEM classroom environment is key to fostering creativity, collaboration, and a love for learning. Here’s a guide on how to utilize various decor items in your STEM classroom to create a vibrant and functional space for young learners. Must Have Decor Items for Your STEM Classroom Engineering Design Process Poster Set Team Tub Labels Pencil Cup Labels Hanging Team Numbers Grade Level Labels Class Schedule and Classroom Rules Posters 1.

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Meeting 21 of the Inclusive Science group

Fiendishly Clever

Mary Howell Mary is a Professional Development Leader (PDL) on the education team at STEM Learning – a secondary science and biology specialist. She also does freelance advisory work, including microbiology training for CLEAPSS and supporting schools.

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The Smallpiece Trust: Summer of STEM 2024

All About STEM

Summer of STEM 2024 Are you passionate about science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM)? Do you want to dive deep into the world of coding, robotics, or perhaps explore the mysteries of the human body through biomedical science? If your answer is yes, then now is the time to act!

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Venture Into the Future of Learning at ISTELive 2024: 10 Things You Won’t Want to Miss

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Summer break is here, and the education conference season has just begun! Up next is ISTELive 2024 , one of the most anticipated edtech events of the year. From June 23-26, educators, administrators, education experts, and edtech companies will gather in Denver, Colorado for a dynamic conference and exposition of this year’s biggest edtech trends. For more than four decades, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has built a supportive and engaged community of forward-think

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9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries. That could mean reading, going on field trips, spending time with online PLNs, or taking calls from family members who usually end up at voice mail. For many, it means attending conferences like ISTE June 24th or the NEA Aspiring Ed Conference June 29th to learn the newest ideas in AI, Chromebooks, Robotics, and more.

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Wisdom Teeth: Vestiges of Evolution or Modern-day Problems?

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Have you heard of the term vestigial features? If not, you may still be aware of its definition. Vestigial features refer to parts of the human body that once performed a specific function in the evolutionary past. However, in contemporary times, these features no longer benefit life. Upon hearing its definition, individuals may think of the coccyx, also known as the tailbone, the ear muscle, or the appendix.

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Does your SAT score matter to prospective employers?

Career in STEM

When you’re preparing for college, the SAT exam can become the center of your focus. You put countless hours into revision and practical preparations for the day itself, and it feels like this test is the make or break point of your future. However, things are changing. Particularly since the pandemic, not all colleges require applicants to submit a SAT score , as they recognise that even the most well-rounded student may not perform at their best on one specific day.

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Games in the Liverpool City Region – Online Parent & Carer Information Session

All About STEM

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2024 Following on from the success of our Experience of the Workplace events, teachers and parents/carers can join our Liverpool City Region GameChangers to find out more about exciting opportunities in the games industry – right on our doorstep.

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