Wed.Mar 15, 2023

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Use the SAMR Model to Energize Class Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. How can I blend it into what I already do without taking time I don’t have? When I first addressed this issue fifteen years ago, it was all about replacing traditional classroom tools with one on a computer. For example, book reports were typed on the computer instead of handwritten, or math facts were practiced with a math game instead of flash cards.

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Students Want More Workplace Skills From Colleges. Will Higher Ed Adjust?

ED Surge

Today’s high school graduates are increasingly questioning whether higher education is worth it, and that’s pushing colleges to rethink the value they bring students. This was a key theme I heard at last week’s SXSW EDU conference, where several panels addressed what today’s generation of students want, and how colleges can respond. It was also a top-of-mind issue for me coming into the conference.

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Academic Institutions: Host a Nuffield Research Placement

All About STEM

Are you an inspirational institution? Can you offer a bright, capable young student a real-life experience? Academic Institutions can inspire young people to gain STEM skills by hosting a Nuffield Research Placement! Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented Year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host.

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How Desk Chairs Became a Lesson About What We Deserve in Public Schools

ED Surge

One of my rituals at the start of each school year is to clean student desks and chairs. Year after year, before students arrive for their first day of school, I scrub and shine these desks. My hands, raw from cleaner, fail to remove remnants of short-lived romances tattooed into the laminate. Profanity from past students lives on in the rubber sidings of these desks.

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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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Space Inspirations: Launch!

All About STEM

Buckle up and get ready for blast off because the new Space Inspirations initiative has launched! “Space Inspirations is an initiative to attract more young people into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and the space industry. Supporting STEM Ambassadors to deliver successful interactions with young people, inspiring and encouraging the next generation of space professionals.

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Rational Numbers - Definition and Examples

Basic-Mathematics

To learn about rational numbers, write their decimal expansion, and recognize rational numbers that are repeating decimals and terminating decimals.

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Embedding SEL in the Heart of Middle School

Middle Web

If educators are serious about teaching critical skills and serving the whole child, they need to get serious about SEL education and “make it a core and central organizing principle for middle school programs,” writes teacher, principal and leadership mentor Jason Ablin. The post Embedding SEL in the Heart of Middle School first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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2nd Grade Life Science Activities

Carly and Adam

It’s so important to engage students in hands-on activities that help them learn about the world around them. With so many resources available, it can be hard to know which ones will be the most effective for your students. That's why we've compiled this list of three great read alouds and accompanying resources that you can use to teach your 2nd-grade students about STEM, life science, and habitat building.

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Bioluminescent Algae: Glowing Environmental Warriors

Smore Science

Table of Contents Only ten percent of the ocean has been explored. It is full of mystery and surprises, with beauty at every depth. One mysterious sight in the ocean is bioluminescent algae. Bioluminescence is when an organism glows or shines a bright light. Fireflies are a great example of a bioluminescent organism. Even though they are very different from algae, they shine in a similar way, lighting up the sky as they glow.

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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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Acids vs. Bases: Fun Activities to Teach Kids

STEM Education Guide

Teaching kids about acids and bases doesn’t need to be met with groans and complaints. This is a science lesson that can easily be made fun and exciting with a few simple hands-on activities about acids & bases. Here we’ve provided an intro to acids and bases for kids, as well as five fun projects to reinforce the lesson. What are Acids and Bases?

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Build a Strong Foundation: How STEM and SEL Work Together to Support Growth

EiE Blog

As education evolves, so too does the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and STEM education. While seemingly different areas of focus, STEM and SEL go hand in hand to create a well-rounded learning experience for students. By incorporating STEM learning into your curriculum, you can help students develop essential SEL skills like collaboration, critical thinking, perseverance, empathy, creativity, and a growth mindset.

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PBL Pro Tips from John Larmer: How Can Students Make Their Work Public in PBL?

Defined Learning

In a typical classroom, who sees a student’s work? Who gives them feedback on it? When they complete an assignment, what happens to it? The answer to these questions is usually (a) the teacher (b) the teacher, and (c) the teacher returns it, with a grade/points and (maybe) some comments. It’s an entirely private transaction. And after the work is turned in and then given back to the student, it might go into a notebook or portfolio, but often winds up in the trash.

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How to Make a Metaverse

Career in STEM

How to Make a Metaverse Like you, I am a strong believer in practicing what I preach. As I was preparing for an upcoming talk for the VR AR Association Education forum regarding AR and VR in STEM education, I realized the need to depart from googleslides and Zoom! Seeing as how my work is dedicated to innovative strategies for STEM education, I decided it was time to see what else is out there and model my core belief in innovation.

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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!