Tue.May 23, 2023

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5 Surprising Ways Homeschoolers Use Canva for Learning and Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

5 Surprising Ways Homeschoolers Can Use Canva for Learning and Fun Explore how your homeschoolers can use Canva to enhance their learning, graphic design, and tech skills to level up their assignments. We’ll cover tips and specific examples of how your children can create infographics, videos, websites, posters, and more using this useful tool for free at home.

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Will AI Chatbots Boost Efforts to Make Scholarly Articles Free?

ED Surge

When it comes to getting access to the latest scholarly articles, there’s a stark digital divide. Students and professors affiliated with most colleges have unlimited access to large collections of scholarship such as JSTOR and HeinOnline, because their institutions subscribe to site licenses. To everyone else, though, those and many other scholarly publications are locked, or can only be read by paying hefty per-article fees.


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How do the head, neck, and heart develop?


How do the head, neck, and heart develop? Published: Birth defects affect one in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. A developmental biologist at Howard University in the US, Dr Janine M. Ziermann is studying the head, neck, and heart to find out how head and heart birth defects form. TALK LIKE A DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGIST Cardiac — relating to the heart Cardiopharyngeal — relating to the heart and the pharyngeal arches Cephalic — relating to the head Congenital — present from birt

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3 Simple Plastic Bag STEM Challenges

Stem Activities for Kids

Plastic Bag STEM Challenges While plastic bags are not an ideal material to seek out due to their impact on the environment, it is inevitable that there are likely plenty of plastic bags that you can make use of first! Three STEM challenges that you can easily try with plastic bags are: parachutes wind-powered cars kites These all happen to be great activities for outdoors as well!

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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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The New World of LLM Functions: Integrating LLM Technology into the Wolfram Language

Stephen Wolfram

This is part of a series about our LLM technology. Other parts of this series: ChatGPT Gets Its “Wolfram Superpowers”! Instant Plugins for ChatGPT: Introducing the Wolfram ChatGPT Plugin Kit Turning LLM Capabilities into Functions So far, we mostly think of LLMs as things we interact directly with, say through chat interfaces. But what if we could take LLM functionality and “package it up” so that we can routinely use it as a component inside anything we’re doing?

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First Foods

Teach Science for All

I recently took an online course that featured this thoughtfully designed interactive article by the Seattle Times on First Foods.

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Walking Water Rainbow Science Experiment

The STEM Laboratory

Let’s make a walking water rainbow! There’s no better way for little scientists to learn about capillary action and color mixing than by making water walk (yes – walk!) in this colorful rainbow science experiment. This science experiment is a favorite of ours because it’s so easy to set up and the results are almost immediate.

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STEM Competitions & Challenges to Engage Students

STEM Sport

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning is essential to a student’s education. As educators and school administrators, it is our job to find innovative, engaging ways to introduce students to STEM concepts. Because of the nature of STEM subjects, these lessons are often hands-on and connect to real-world examples. An effective way to facilitate STEM in the classroom is through competitions and challenges.

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In School, Girls Rule. Where Does That Leave Boys?

ED Surge

College began as a nearly all-male world, and that long trickled down through the education system. Then, 50 years ago, the U.S. government prohibited discrimination in education on the basis of sex. Now, women earn more than 57 percent of all bachelor’s degrees. It’s evidence that “in the space of just a few decades, girls and women have not just caught up with boys and men in the classroom — they have blown right past them.

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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.