Wed.Sep 13, 2023

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Subscriber Special: Back to School Survival Kits

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month ( Sept. 13-23, 2023 ), we’re offering a 20% discount on any of our Survival Kits. Find them at this link: [link] Pick one and use this code: 3XAR9WZU Click through for additional hidden discounts! Questions? Email us at askatechteacher@gmail.com Copyright ©2023 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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How We Can Honor Indigenous Values in Our Teaching Without Appropriating the Culture

ED Surge

I have always felt connected to Indigenous peoples. Perhaps it is because I am Mexican American and colonization is a part of my ancestry. Perhaps it is because the virtues of Mexican and Indigenous spiritualities in Texas and Minnesota, where I’ve split my whole life, are so universal that it’s hard to not be drawn to their teachings and practices.

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Unboxing the Lenovo Flex 5i: The Best Chromebook for Teachers

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve used many Chrome­books and pur­chased quite a few. I’ve al­ways pur­chased Leno­vo for one reason — they last. Now, I have a new, even more, durable Chrome­book with a touch screen, which has become my go-to for Chrome­book ex­cel­lence: The Leno­vo Flex 5i Chrome­book.

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When Student Anxiety Gets in the Way of Attending School

ED Surge

Since the pandemic, mental health strains on youth have been put in the spotlight. Pandemic closures provided some students with a chance to notice how stressed they are at school, says Jayne Demsky, founder of School Avoidance Alliance, an advocacy group that provides professional training to schools. The time away from physical classrooms gave children and teens an experience with which to contrast the regular anxiety of being at school.

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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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30th Anniversary: British Science Week 2024!

All About STEM

Congratulations to the British Science Association and UK Research & Innovation as 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of British Science Week! British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The theme for 2024 is ‘Time’ which opens the door to a huge range of.

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Save the Date: Great Science Share 2024

All About STEM

The Great Science Share for Schools is the award-winning campaign that invites 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific questions and investigations, to raise the profile of science in schools and communities, and inspire young people into science and engineering.

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What Is Your Teacher Superhero Origin Story?

Middle Web

Like superheroes, every teacher has an origin story that imbues them with powers, prowess and, most important, purpose. Reminding ourselves not only why but HOW we came to be teachers can help us better see the struggles and potential of our students, writes Dr. Daniel Bergman. The post What Is Your Teacher Superhero Origin Story? first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Empowering Tomorrow's STEM Leaders: The Role of Coding in Grades K-5

Box Light

September 13th is Programmers Day which celebrates the diverse contributions of programmers across fields like technology, science, and entertainment, employing languages like Python and Java. In today's tech-centric world, early coding instruction from K-5 has gained prominence because knowledge and skills go beyond the classroom and help shape future STEM success.

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How AI Can Promote Equity in STEM Students

Robot Lab

By Devin Partida Photo by : Unsplash Pursuing equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is an ever-evolving conversation around representation and diversity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) — a frontier within STEM itself — emerges not just as an object of study but as a tool to promote equity among students who want to pursue a career in this field.

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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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Update for Educators: Changes to MimioPad

Box Light

In the world of educational tools, things evolve. The MimioPad wireless slate has retired, and it's no longer available. However, there's something new in development to fill its shoes.

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Behind the Data: Uncovering New Truths in School Librarian Employment

ED Surge

Keith Curry Lance of RSL Research Group has been studying school librarian employment for a long time, roughly 30 years since his first study came out. In that time, he has seen a lot of changes. But when he sat down a decade or so ago to sort out which states had gained librarians overall that year and which had lost, he was shocked to find no states in the “gained” column.

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Alternatives to Standardized STEM Testing

STEM Sport

In the current education landscape, especially in relation to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the tools we use to measure proficiency and understanding have become pivotal points of discussion. For many years, standardized testing has been the go-to method. However, its capacity to capture the multifaceted nature of a student’s knowledge, skills, and creativity is increasingly questioned.

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