Mon.May 22, 2023

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How to Keep Learning Fresh Over the Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers have known for decades that ‘summer learning loss’ is a reality. Studies vary on how much knowledge students lose during the summer months–some say up to two months of reading and math skills –and results are heavily-dependent upon demographics, but the loss is real. To prevent this, teachers try approaches such as summer book reports, but students complain they intrude on their summer time.

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One Year After Uvalde, a Reminder That ‘Trauma Has Tentacles’

ED Surge

This week marks one year since an unspeakable act of violence was carried out in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. One year since a gunman stole the lives of 19 fourth graders and two teachers at Robb Elementary. One year since the name “Uvalde” came to represent much more than a town, added to a list that no one wants to be on. One year since a community in southern Texas was marked forever.

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Teach Engineering: Engineering projects for kids

Accelerate Learning

Children are natural engineers who are curious, inventive, and ready to create things out of the most unexpected materials!

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Year 5/6: Meet the STEM Ambassadors – Sustainability & Conservation

All About STEM

Event Date: 30 June 2023 Designed for primary classes or groups (Year 5 & 6). Join the STEM Ambassador Hub for Merseyside and Cheshire and STEM Ambassador Colette, an Environmental Data Technician, to explore the topic of sustainability in the environment and how she uses maths in her job. Presentation followed by a Q&A opportunity. Date: 30 June 2023 09:30-10:00 Click to book your place All About.

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Learning to Teach with AI One Small Bite at a Time

Middle Web

If you are an educator trying to explore what AI can do without becoming overwhelmed, edtech expert Shawn McCusker recommends you start small. Jot down some questions or topics to explore. These might include academic integrity, lesson design, or how AI can save precious time. The post Learning to Teach with AI One Small Bite at a Time first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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The Beartown Play: A Play Written, Enhanced, and Performed by 6th Graders

User Generated Education

I often give my students choice and voice which I discussed in my blog post, Giving Students Choice and Voice. This project, written, enhance, and performed by 6th graders, was truly an example of voice and choice along with having them do a Type III enrichment project. Three 6th grade girls began this project last year in their gifted class as a stop-motion animation.

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The Origin of Saturn’s Rings Still a Mystery

Smore Science

Full Set of Rings of Saturn. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Saturn’s rings are one of the most iconic features of the planet, but their origin and age have long been a mystery. A recent study by a team of scientists led by Sascha Kempf from the University of Colorado at Boulder has shed new light on these questions. The researchers used data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to study the rate at which dust accumulates on the rings.

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