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5 Innovative Tech Projects for High Schoolers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Great end-of-year projects for high school students, from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: 5 Innovative Tech Projects for High Schoolers Project-based learning has gained significant popularity in recent times. Emerging as a creative and insightful way for youngsters to learn and practically implement their knowledge, the idea of project-based learning has been encouraged and applauded by teachers worldwide.

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Why Healing Affinity Spaces Are Necessary for Black Women Educators

ED Surge

As Black womxn educators, we have a connection with education that is ancestral. Even before enslavement, teaching and learning existed in Africa. African communities built cities, states and kingdoms. Africans were skilled laborers, mathematicians and astronomers. Creativity, learning and innovation flourished in African communities, and that heritage lives in African descendants, especially apparent in the way we teach and radically care for our students.

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ICE: New CityZen Challenge (14-16s)

All About STEM

Alongside the CityZen Award for students aged 16-18, the Institution of Civil Engineers has introduced a new CityZen Pollution Control Challenge for 14-16s. Students can hop online, complete an activity and discover what it’s like to be a civil engineer!

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Assessment Culture: What It Is and Why It Matters

ED Surge

In the post-COVID pandemic educational setting, assessment offers ways to gain crucial insights into student thinking and learning and the areas requiring support for progress toward learning goals. While thoughtful assessment design and implementation are necessary for student success, building a strong assessment culture in schools is often overlooked but equally important.

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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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GCHQ Puzzles: NEW Turing Challenge!

All About STEM

Our friends at GCHQ have shared their toughest puzzle yet! Are your learners up to the challenge? Are you? “To celebrate Alan Turing featuring on the new £50 banknote, we’ve created our hardest puzzle ever in his honour.” – GCHQ We hope our students and teachers across the north west are ready because you’ll need to solve a string of puzzles to crack the #TuringChallenge!

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Celebrating Three Years of STEM Excellence: STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay Marks Milestone Anniversary

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina, and Mobile, Alabama USA 05/20/2024 STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay proudly celebrates their 3 year anniversary and its selection as a finalist in two esteemed categories of the 2024 Nappie Awards. The organization has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to children’s education and entertainment as a finalist for “Best Summer Camp – Day” and “Best Birthday Party Place” in the Kids Category.

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Summer Camp Activities and STEM Challenges for Kids

Carly and Adam

Summer camp is a time of adventure, exploration, and learning. Incorporating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities can take your summer camp to the next level by sparking curiosity and fostering a love for learning among campers. Using Read-Aloud STEM Kits , you can create engaging and educational activities that will captivate young minds.

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Do Alternatives to Public School Have to Be Political?

ED Surge

When Mysa School started about eight years ago, the microschool movement was new. A school with about 40 students in Washington, D.C., and with a second location in Vermont, Mysa stresses mastery-based learning, where students have to show comprehension before advancing. The idea is that having smaller school sizes enables students to develop much deeper relationships at school, says Siri Fiske, founder of Mysa School.

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How to Plan a Family STEM Night

Carly and Adam

Are you ready to plan an engaging Family STEM, STEAM or Science Night ? Imagine an entire evening filled with wonder, excitement, and hands-on exploration, where children and adults alike move from one captivating activity to another as they explore the fascinating world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). That is the magic of a Family STEM Night – an engaging and educational event designed to spark the curiosity of both kids and adults!

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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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Best STEM Summer Camps in Minneapolis 2024

The Maker Mom

Minnesota has a robust STEM environment where businesses, schools, and government promote STEM education. To further this goal, students can attend summer camps to encourage their interest in STEM studies. STEM camps in Minneapolis offer young kids and teens a variety of exciting activities. If your child is fascinated with anything from robotics to video game design and coding, one of these camps is the perfect choice for summer learning.

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