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Creative Fabrica–the Perfect Solution for Teachers, Creators, and Anyone In a Hurry

Ask a Tech Teacher

I–like many teachers–do a lot of prep for my teaching, often requiring digital desktop publishing platforms. Between newsletters for parents, announcements on social media, communications for students and parents, and more, it became a challenge to demonstrate the excitement and engagement of learning through what could be boring tools. Then I got an email from the folks at Creative Fabrica.

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How VR Can Be an ‘Empathy Machine’ for Education

ED Surge

A VR experience created by students at The New School in New York City is designed to take viewers to an almond farm in California and illustrate the effects of pesticides on bee colonies. At first, participants wearing a VR headset can walk around the virtual stands of trees, and hear the sounds of rustling leaves and buzzing bees. Then, with the push of a button, users can choose a different perspective.

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Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

A lot of teacher-authors read my WordDreams blog. In this monthly column, I share the most popular post from previous months: I’ve been blogging for about sixteen years, some professionally (for my tech ed career) and others on topics of interest to me (writing, USNA, and science). That first post– The Edit Block (don’t bother to click through.

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Employers: Inspire Your Future Workforce!

All About STEM

Place bright young people at the heart of your organisation by hosting a 5-day Experience or 2-week Research Placement. You can work with top students to make significant contributions to your research and development projects. Placements are offered to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to increase opportunities to access university courses and STEM-related careers.

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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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Boosting Biology Exam Scores with Spiral Reviews

The Trendy Science Teacher

As educators, one of our primary goals is to ensure our students learn, retain, and apply information effectively. Achieving this can often be a daunting task, particularly when preparing students for comprehensive assessments, like end-of-course exams. In Biology , where concepts are interconnected and complex, finding effective review strategies is crucial.

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AI Guidelines for K-12 Aim to Bring Order to the ‘Wild West’

ED Surge

Education has had a wobbly relationship with the still-evolving presence of generative AI in schools — with some school districts banning it only to reverse course. It can save teachers time by automating tasks , while also causing headaches as an accomplice to cheating students. So how much work would it take to come up with guidelines to help educators manage the challenges of using generative AI tools for their work?

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Green Careers Resources – Earth Month

All About STEM

April is Earth Month, the perfect time for students to learn more about Green careers and apprenticeships! “A green career can be any job, role or occupation that contributes to preserving or restoring the environment and our planet.

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Northeastern Giving Day – Donate to the Center

Northeastern University

Northeastern’s Center for STEM Education Giving Day! Northeastern University is hosting its annual Giving Day today! This is an amazing opportunity to support the Center for STEM Education and help us continue providing nearby communities with fun and exciting STEM activities to encourage a new generation of STEM thinkers. Every year the Center for STEM Education hosts a variety of programs for students to get involved.

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Fight light pollution by embracing the dark

Scientix

CC-BY, provided by the author In today’s fast-paced world, where cities glow brightly even during the night, the concept of a dark sky filled with twinkling stars seems like a distant memory. Light pollution, the excessive and misdirected artificial lighting that obscures our view of the stars, has become a global concern. However, by educating and inspiring the younger generation, we can foster a love for dark skies and empower children to take action against light pollution.

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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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4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m excited about this post from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew–AI Tools for reading comprehension. There are so many directions this could go! 4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools Struggling to grasp the essence of a dense PDF or wishing students could wrestle more effectively with complex texts? The key may reside in AI-powered reading assistants, a broad category encompassing everything from summarizers to intelligent note-taking platforms.

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Fresh Food, Dance Class, and Nap Mats: What's Lost Without Federal Money for Child Care

ED Surge

It’s 5 a.m. and Tiffany Gale is up, as she is every morning, and the first thing she does is check to see if any of her child care staff have called out sick. “They each have kids of their own, and someone is always sick,” she explains. If indeed someone is out, Gale will be the one to step in and take over that classroom at the child care center she owns and runs.

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Earth Day: CREST Resources (All Ages)

All About STEM

Earth Day 2024 takes place on the 22nd of April and this year’s theme is Planet V’s Plastics. Celebrate Earth Day with your students using the official resources and CREST projects below to learn more about protecting our environment.

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Brain Breaks: The Science Behind it and the Benefits

Teach Hub

The Science Behind Brain Breaks Most educators experience students’ glazed eyes, heads down, whispering, texting under the table and disruptive classroom behavior. While frustrating to teachers, these behaviors indicate that students are overdue for a brain break. Dr. Judy Willis, author of “ Research-based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from Neuroscience and the Classroom ” informs educators that the requests for water, bathroom, and behavior flare-ups may not be excuses

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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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Teach the Writer First and the Writing Second

Middle Web

Recognizing the gap between formal curriculum standards and the emotional and organizational hurdles of writing, Matt Renwick shares some of his ideas for student-centered strategies that acknowledge these challenges and equip students with tools they need to overcome them. The post Teach the Writer First and the Writing Second first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Engaging All Learners: Expanding High School Options for Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

High School collects a diverse group of students into a large learning community, but it also prepares teenagers for a future as variable as any we can imagine. How is it possible to accomplish that? The Ask a Tech Teacher team has some ideas on balancing varied learning styles with needs to provide students their best chance at success in college or career–whichever they choose: Engaging All Learners: Expanding High School Options for Success Think about Albert Einstein, who, despite his

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How Data Drives Strategies for Improved Student Outcomes

ED Surge

Data-driven decisions are increasingly recognized as a critical component of K-12 education, enhancing personalized learning, improving assessment and feedback, optimizing resource allocation and fostering early intervention. These decisions are informed by analyzing various types of data, such as academic achievement, non-academic factors, program and systems data, and perception data.

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STEM Ambassadors Activity Competition!

All About STEM

STEM Ambassadors! You could win a 2-night stay for 2 in York and have your resource or activity featured in STEM Learning’s Online Resource Library! To enter STEM Learning’s Competition, all you have to do is share one of your exciting STEM activity ideas or a resource that you have designed. If you have a fun STEM activity you use when volunteering or an activity idea, share it here.

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How to Use Video Games in the Classroom

Teach Hub

The idea of using video games in the classroom may sound like an oxymoron, but it’s clear that when students are engaged, they are learning. Using video games in the classroom as an innovative approach to engage students can work. According to research , game-based learning can motivate learners to be engaged over longer periods as well as develop their social and emotional skills.

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What to Expect from AI in Class and Beyond

Middle Web

After reading Co-Intelligence, Sarah Cooper is newly optimistic about the possibilities of AI in education – and trying to live more like a cyborg. Follow along as she inspects the author’s rules for co-intelligence, ways to personalize AI for educators, and the odds we'll co-exist in the future. The post What to Expect from AI in Class and Beyond first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Tech Tip #90: Don’t Be Afraid of Mulligans

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each week, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Q: Some kids are hard workers, but they just don’t get computers. Their effort deserves a good grade, but their product is nowhere near class requirements.

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It’s Time to Ditch the Idea of Edtech Disruption. But What Comes Next?

ED Surge

COVID-19 was edtech’s big moment, and while digital tools kept learning going for many families and schools, they also faltered. A great deal of edtech purchases went unused , equity gaps widened , and teachers and students were burned out. Combined with sobering reports on the persistent lack of strong evidence for edtech , it’s no wonder why the notion of using technology to “fix broken schools” has fallen out of most startup pitch decks and education TED Talks.

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Teachers! Register with The Schools’ Observatory

All About STEM

Attention, teachers around the world! Are you ready to take your classroom to the stars? Our partners The Schools’ Observatory can provide a free, dedicated portal to unlock the wonders of space within your curriculum! The Schools’ Observatory team are seasoned professionals, deeply passionate about science research and education.

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Amplifying Equity: The Power of Audio in Education

Box Light

To improve inclusive education, it is essential to ensure fair access to learning. Audio technology offers a practical solution, supporting various student needs and enhancing their educational experiences by providing alternative ways to access content and improve language skills.

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Unlocking Potential: Maximizing Student Achievement with HQPBL and Asset-Based Learning

Defined Learning

Learn how High-Quality Project-Based Learning (HQPBL) and asset-based learning create an effective educational environment that fosters student creativity, collaboration, and personalized learning opportunities by focusing on students' unique strengths and talents.

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CoderZ Feeds into the Five Fastest Growing STEM Careers

CoderZ

As industries increasingly rely on technology-driven solutions, many careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields are experiencing a high rate of growth. STEM careers are at the forefront of modern innovation, and new jobs within these disciplines are emerging at rates exponentially higher than the U.S. average. STEM careers as a whole are projected to grow more than 10 percent over the next 10 years , more than three times faster than the projected growth for all o

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2024 Earth Day and Beyond: Activating Earth Stewardship in New Ways

STEM Next

Planet vs. plastics. This year’s Earth Day theme provides many opportunities to take action for a healthier planet. Earth Day is a worldwide campaign that began over 50 years ago. This year, Earth Day is April 22, 2024. We want to go big for Earth Day 2024. Going beyond random acts of conservation on Earth Day, let’s encourage youth to see a brighter future and find a lasting passion for working for the good of the environment.

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The IET: STEM Resources & Challenges

All About STEM

Bring STEM learning to life in your classroom! The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) has FREE curriculum-linked resources to help you deliver inspirational and interactive lessons for science, maths, design & technology and computing. Resources can be filtered by subject, age range, activity duration, Key Stage and even by exam board.

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Advancing Education with Award-Winning EdTech Solutions

Box Light

T he integration of advanced technology has become paramount in driving student engagement and achievement. Case in point, Boxlight's commitment to innovation is evident in its range of solutions designed to address various educational needs. From interactive displays and 3D printers to campus AV solutions, digital signage, and STEM education curriculum, Boxlight offers a comprehensive suite of tools to enhance teaching and learning.

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