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Why Schools Should Teach Philosophy, Even to Little Kids

ED Surge

Little kids make better philosophers than most adults. That’s the surprising argument made by Scott Hershovitz, a professor of philosophy and law at the University of Michigan. And he worries that too often, teachers and other adults brush off or ignore kids when they ask things like, “Are we all just a figment of someone else’s dream?” “Kids are new to the world, and they're constantly puzzled by it,” says Hershovitz.

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What You Might Have Missed in May–What’s up in June

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of May: School and Job Tips for Young Adults The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education Tech Teacher Appreciation Week Teacher-Authors: What’s Happening on my Writer’s Blog Tech Tips to End the School Year Summer Reading Online How to Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer 5 Surprising Ways Homeschoolers Use Canva for Learning and Fun 33 Online Research Resources 7–no 10–OK, 13 Skills I Teach With Blogging Here’s a preview of what’s comin

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Conversations on AI in Education

Computer Science Teacher

Pat Yongpradit from Code.Org tweeted an image of what they are seeing in conversations about AI and Education. (The link on the image below goes to that tweet) Now I am not having the detailed conversations with policy makers that Pat is but these boxes pretty much match what I am seeing in my social media these days. That bottom right hand box is where I’d like to see myself and others but it feels like people in power are more on the left hand column.

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Why This Future Teacher Has Always Viewed School as a Home

ED Surge

School has always been a source of comfort for Pricila Cano Padron — so much so, in fact, that she describes it as a “second home.” She’s not kidding. Growing up, the Texas native would voluntarily sign up for summer school and extra credit classes, just to spend more time in that environment. “I always did something to be in a school because I just felt like myself there,” she explains.

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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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STEM Clubs Week: Activities Revealed!

All About STEM

STEM Clubs Week takes place from the 3rd to the 7th of July 2023 and STEM Learning has an exciting schedule of online activities and sessions planned around the theme of Artificial Intelligence, the World and You. “The programme provides a series of learning opportunities for students, educators, families and friends to participate in, from live webinars to pre-recorded video premieres.

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World Ocean Day: CREST Resources

All About STEM

Celebrate World Ocean Day with your students on the 8th of June with sensational STEM projects from CREST! Encourage your children to think about the importance of water, sustainability, sanitation, health and our planet by downloading free CREST activities. Your learners can work like real scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own ideas (ages 5-19).

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ChatGPT and Language Arts – Do’s, Don'ts, and Teacher Tips

Box Light

In the fast-changing world of technology today, it's important to use new and creative teaching tools to foster creativity and engage young minds. ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, is an amazing language model that has completely transformed the way students learn in the classroom. It can help you with your Language Arts lessons and make the teaching process even better.

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Free Units from Climate Generation

Teach Science for All

Climate Generation recently released two free climate science units: You need to create a FREE account to log in. You will also be asked to “add to cart” but you do not have to pay for the resource.

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How to Teach Artificial Intelligence (AI) in School?

Stem Education News

In a rapidly evolving world driven by technology, it is imperative to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive. Teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) in schools has emerged as a vital component of preparing students for the future. Artificial Intelligence in classrooms helps students in learning 21st century skills and prepares them for […] The post How to Teach Artificial Intelligence (AI) in School?

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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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What Color Is A Giraffe’s Tongue?

Smore Science

Table of Contents Meet the giraffe: Nature's skyscraper You’ve probably seen a giraffe before. They’re very tall, with long necks that seem to touch the sky. But there’s another part of the giraffe that’s also long. Can you guess? It’s the tongue! A big question: What color is a giraffe's tongue? Most animals have pink tongues, but not giraffes.

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Challenging Common Misconceptions: Criminal Justice Reform

Informed K12

Why did we have this meeting? Our CTO, Qian Wang, is part of the Homecoming Project , a program of Impact Justice that connects formerly incarcerated people with immediate, stable housing when they exit the prison system. By matching formerly incarcerated people with this form of safe and stable housing, the project not only bridges a gap in services but also bridges a social divide.

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How to Create & Use a Middle School STEM Curriculum Map

STEM Sport

In the constantly evolving education landscape, educators need to design effective STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) curricula that engage and inspire their middle school students. One powerful tool that can help achieve this is a STEM curriculum map. By creating a well-structured roadmap of concepts, skills, and activities targeted toward a clear goal, educators can ensure a comprehensive and cohesive learning experience for their students.

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What causes problems with the lower urinary tract?

Futurum

What causes problems with the lower urinary tract? Published: Our bodies are fascinatingly interconnected. Did you know that urinating a lot at night might be due to a heart problem? Or that a condition such as diabetes might affect urination? In the US, a team of doctors and researchers, including Professor Cindy L. Amundsen from Duke University School of Medicine , have come together to study lower urinary tract dysfunction, which affects almost 70% of people over 60 years old.

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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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STEM Sports June Newsletter

STEM Sport

See what STEM Sports has been up to this month.

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Fun Facts About Pandas

Smore Science

Table of Contents Giant pandas are stars of the animal kingdom. They definitely have the looks of a celebrity, with their unique black and white fur coat drape, and the ears to match. It’s no wonder there are entire movie franchises dedicated to them! Giant pandas are some of the rarest animals on earth. Credit: Wikimedia/Gzen92 While they might be easy to spot on the big screen, they are some of the rarest animals on planet Earth.

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