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Tech Tips to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation. If you have a school device, a lot of the shutdown steps will be done by the IT folks as they backup, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image your device.

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STEM Everyday #266 | SpaceKids Global | feat. Sharon Hagle

STEM Everyday Podcast

There are 3.5 million STEM jobs that need to be filled by 2025 in the United States.* Studies show that if children aren’t exposed to math and science at an age of seven, they’ll lose interest. SpaceKids Global is on a mission to ensure every child is ready to enter the space age. Sharon Hagle, entrepreneur and astronaut, founded SpaceKids Global in 2015 with the mission to inspire STEAM+ Environment Education, with the goal of bringing the possibility of space to children.

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Supporting the Implementation of PBL: An Instructional Coach’s Success Story

Defined Learning

Learn how Lisa Burns, an instructional coach at Dean Rusk Middle School in Cherokee County, effectively fostered a STEM and Project Based Learning (PBL) mindset among teachers and students through leveraging relationships, providing comprehensive training, and introducing Defined Learning, leading to enhancing instruction and student engagement.

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The Importance of Art Class

Teach Hub

In today’s technology-driven classrooms , art remains an important component of student development. Despite often being the first to be cut from the curriculum in some schools, dismissed as a luxury, or merely a source of fridge-worthy projects, art education holds profound benefits. From fostering cognitive abilities and emotional resilience to enhancing academic performance and learning lifelong skills, art class provides much more than just a creative outlet.

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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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How CTeLearning is Helping to Run SkillsUSA State Web Design and Development Competitions

CTE Learning

For the past few years, members of the CTeLearning team have been helping Web Professionals Global in running the national SkillsUSA competition in Atlanta, GA. Last year, we branched out into assisting with state competitions that prepare students for the national competition. Since we started working directly with states in 2022, we have seen the level of competition improve significantly at both the state level and national level.

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Best STEM Summer Camps in Newark 2024

The Maker Mom

STEM is something most children should consider as they advance in their educational journey. There is a strong market for STEM camps in Newark and all over the United States that provide kids with these special learning opportunities. This guide covers prestigious STEM camps across the Newark area in New Jersey. It includes options during break times throughout the year, particularly during the summer when kids are most likely to experience summer learning loss.

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How Do Our Brains Remember Songs?

STEMe

| Phoenix, Arizona Have you ever gotten that one song stuck in your head that you couldn't shake? Or sang a childhood song perfectly during karaoke night despite not hearing it for ten years? If you have, then maybe you thought, "Why can I not remember my test contents as easily as I remember songs?" Well, there's a simple answer: it has to do with brain connections, rhythm, repetition, and a part of your brain called the Auditory Cortex.

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Ideas for Decorating Your Science Classroom

The Trendy Science Teacher

I calculated that I spend approximately 1500+ hours in my classroom in a year; therefore, I want it to be aesthetically pleasing! It’s been a work in progress, but I am finally happy with my high school science classroom and I am excited to share it with you! In case you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your own classroom, I am devoting today’s blog post completely to my classroom wall decor.

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