Fri.Dec 08, 2023

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5 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Over the next weeks, I’ll share ideas that will get you ready for Hour of Code. This includes (links are live on publication day) : An Overview of This Week — Dec. 5, 2023 Long list of websites by grade — Dec. 6, 2023 9 Unusual Projects — Dec. 7, 2023 5 Unplugged Hour of Code Activities — (this post) Dec. 8, 2023 These unplugged activities go back to the roots of coding.

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How to Use AI to Help You Make Substitute Teacher Lesson Plans in a Snap

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Substitute teachers, like teachers, are heroes. As I wrote in “ There is No Substitute for Great Substitute Teachers ,” when we need a substitute, it is rarely planned. I'm so grateful for those who are flexible enough to fill in with limited notice. But when you're sick, it can be hard to write great lesson plans.

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Writing a College Essay That Stands Out

ED Surge

As the college essay program manager for Write the World, a nonprofit writing organization for teens, I oversee a group of advisers who guide students through the essay writing process. I have seen firsthand the anxiety that students experience when it comes to writing their college essays. Many of the students we serve say they lack confidence in writing their college essay, sharing that they feel uneasy and unprepared.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Spring Term Planner

All About STEM

Get ready for Spring with Amazing Apprenticeships! You can use their resources to celebrate events and campaigns that engage students, staff, parents and carers in the world of apprenticeships. The planner runs from January to March and includes resources to support National Apprenticeships Week, British Science Week, International Women’s Day, Careers Week and more!

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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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Teaching Tales: Time Traveler Day Sparks Classroom Time Capsules

Box Light

When I embarked on my teaching career as a 4th-grade teacher in Verrado, Arizona, the vast desert landscape was a far cry from the familiar surroundings of my hometown in Detroit, Michigan. Transitioning from a state surrounded by lakes to the sparse desert evoked a deep appreciation for the resilience of the land and the communities flourishing in this seemingly inhospitable terrain.

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Prioritizing participation

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

This post originally appeared at Grading For Growth on December 4, 2023. It's been slightly edited and I have included some additional thoughts at the end. What does your ideal classroom meeting look like? Take a moment to visualize it. If you're like me, you envision students energetically focused on some learning task, either by themselves or in small groups or as an entire class.

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Christmas STEM Activities: Recommended!

All About STEM

Visit All About STEM on Pinterest for our recommended (and favourite) Christmas activities! Our Pinterest boards are packed with fun projects with categories ranging from subject to season. All of our boards are regularly updated and you can view them all here. Christmas is coming up, take a scroll through our latest finds – there’s everything from Salt Crystal Snowflakes to Spinning Christmas.

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Aligned Science Curriculum, Better Scores? Research Finds a Connection

ED Week

A WestEd evaluation of the Amplify Science curriculum found it raised student performance on NGSS-aligned assessment questions.

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The Impact of Mechanical Failure in Aviation Accidents

STEMe

Bangalore, India Ever wondered how even the most advanced planes, flown by skilled pilots, can tragically crash due to mechanical failures? Every part of a safe flight conceals potential risks. In heartbreaking instances, these failures result in devastating outcomes and claim numerous lives. Today, let's delve into a detailed case involving three planes: two facing the same fate and one miraculously escaping, revealing the hidden threats within aviation technology.

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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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Meeting 17 of the Inclusive Science Education group

Fiendishly Clever

Notes from the Inclusive Science Education group 2nd October 23 This was the 17th meeting of the group which is approaching 400 members now. Points arising from the discussion Rob shared with the group that he had recently watched a video shared on social media by Lynn McCann from ReachoutASC.

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The Impact of Mechanical Failure in Aviation Accidents

STEMe

Bangalore, India Ever wondered how even the most advanced planes, flown by skilled pilots, can tragically crash due to mechanical failures? Every part of a safe flight conceals potential risks. In heartbreaking instances, these failures result in devastating outcomes and claim numerous lives. Today, let's delve into a detailed case involving three planes: two facing the same fate and one miraculously escaping, revealing the hidden threats within aviation technology.

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Meeting 18 of the Inclusive Science Education group

Fiendishly Clever

Notes from the Inclusive Science education group on 15th November 2023. This was the 18th meeting of our group. A summary of the presentation. Adam Wray gave a presentation to the group on predictive brain theory – application to teaching autistic students.

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The Biology Behind Fear

STEMe

Nashua, NH Fear is an essential emotion deeply ingrained in the human experience. It has played a pivotal role in the survival and evolution of our species by alerting us to potential threats and dangers. Understanding the biology of fear is crucial for unraveling the intricacies of our survival instinct and how it influences our behavior and overall well-being.

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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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Thank you, Informed K12

Informed K12

It’s been over 4 years that I’ve been working at Informed K12; I started October 2019 and have my last day in December. I have spent the last few months reflecting upon my time, my growth, and my development at Informed K12 and realized that these years have been both personally and professionally some of the biggest changes and challenges of my life.

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The Impact of Mechanical Failure in Aviation Accidents

STEMe

Bangalore, India Ever wondered how even the most advanced planes, flown by skilled pilots, can tragically crash due to mechanical failures? Every part of a safe flight conceals potential risks. In heartbreaking instances, these failures result in devastating outcomes and claim numerous lives. Today, let's delve into a detailed case involving three planes: two facing the same fate and one miraculously escaping, revealing the hidden threats within aviation technology.