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This Is Your Brain on Math: The Science Behind Culturally Responsive Instruction

ED Surge

As a math educator at the high school and middle school levels, I lived for the moments when students’ furrowed brows ever-so-slightly began to unfold and smiles emerged. Those “aha” moments were often accompanied with a gleeful, “I get it!” I refer to those epiphanies, when the metaphorical light bulb above a student’s head switches on, as “luminations.

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The Sound Of The Future: My Experience Piloting ChatGPT Voice In The Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators constantly seek new ways to engage our students and enhance their learning experiences. Recently, I introduced voice interactions with ChatGPT in my classroom using a Custom GPT that I made. (Note: If you’re new to ChatGPT, start with my blog post on What is ChatGPT ?

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STEM Challenges with a Candy Cane

Teachers are Terrific

Perfect for the holiday season and a unique, highly engaging STEM Activity! This unique STEM Challenge came about because I grabbed some boxes of candy canes at a really low price and then had to decide what to do with them. I thought about it briefly and then had a great brain pop! At first, I was thinking of giving each team 5 or so candy canes, but I decided that was not going to be cost-effective for me.

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Voice ChatGPT: A New Dimension in the Educators’ Toolkit

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In my recent experiments with Voice ChatGPT during my daily commutes, I've discovered some fascinating insights and practical applications for educators. Before I dig into the nuts and bolts of this experience, here's an overview into of the journey of using this tool for drafting blog posts and planning lessons: The Microphone shows on my phone app.

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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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Celebrating Substitute Teachers: Where Would We Be Without Them?

Box Light

Ever thought about those amazing folks who step in for our regular teachers and keep the learning going smoothly? Let's talk about those dynamic “Guest Educators” and recognize their efforts on Substitute Teachers Day (November 17, 2023).

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American Education Week: Supporting Educators Through Change

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As we wrap up American Education Week , we applaud the relentless dedication of educators and their pivotal role in enriching the lives and learning experiences of their students. The education landscape is constantly evolving, and learning to navigate change is vital. As we continue to appreciate educators, let's explore how change management, professional development, and ongoing support are empowering educators to be even more amazing than they already are.

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DIY Robotics and Teamwork: Collaborative Learning Opportunities for Children

Stem Education News

In the dynamic landscape of modern education, robotics has emerged as an enthralling and effective tool to captivate the imagination of children and students alike. The surge in popularity of robotics education for young learners underscores its potential to cultivate ingenuity, critical analysis, and technical prowess. However, beyond its technological allure, the true strength of […] The post DIY Robotics and Teamwork: Collaborative Learning Opportunities for Children appeared first on S

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The Mere Exposure Effect: Practical Psychology

STEMe

Newnan, GA Have you ever noticed how you tend to enjoy things more after you encounter them a few times? Whether it's a song, a classmate, or even a particular brand at the supermarket, there is a link between familiarity and preference. This occurrence is a psychological phenomenon called the mere exposure effect. In this article, we'll look at the mere exposure effect, explore its real-life applications, and investigate the science behind why familiarity increases preference.

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3 Ways to Increase Critical Thinking at Your School

Carly and Adam

The following is a guest blog post by Jed Dearybury ! A few weeks ago, I was working with the amazing faculty at Belton Early Childhood School (BECS in Belton, TX. This is my third school year delivering play-based professional learning to the teachers there, and the administrators asked that I focus our day of learning on critical thinking. “Critical Thinking” a buzzword we hear often in the EDU world, especially in STEM spaces.

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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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The Stock Market Crash of 2008

STEMe

Ashburn, VA America’s economy forever changed following a disastrous event taking place on September 29, 2008. To comprehend the events of the situation, the primary logic of banking requires initial understanding. The system in which loans were distributed was that someone would require a loan from a bank, and the bank would ensure they are a good candidate by referencing their credit score and job history for reliability of payment.

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7 Elementary STEM Activities for Fall

Kid Spark Education

Fall into STEM with seven new interactive elementary STEM activities by Kid Spark Education for kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Best LEGO Creator Sets – Take Your Pick From These 7 Gems!

Stem Geek

LEGO Creator sets are some of the most versatile out there. With more generic designs and fewer specialty pieces than many other sets, they are intended to spark creativity and fit seamlessly into your existing. The post Best LEGO Creator Sets – Take Your Pick From These 7 Gems! appeared first on STEM Geek.

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Nov 17, Modeling Equations

Online Math for All

Modeling Equations

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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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7 Best LEGO Star Wars Sets | Our Top Picks of All Time!

Stem Geek

LEGO has been one of the top STEM toys for decades. Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises in history. So it makes sense that they’d come together to make LEGO Star Wars sets. The post 7 Best LEGO Star Wars Sets | Our Top Picks of All Time! appeared first on STEM Geek.

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Nov 17, Word Problems on Digits and Numbers

Online Math for All

Word Problems on Digits and Numbers

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Nov 17, Decimal to Fraction Calculator

Online Math for All

Decimal to Fraction Calculator

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