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35 Resources for Read Across America Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many people in the United States, particularly students, parents and teachers, join forces on Read Across America Day , annually held on March 2nd to coincide with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Let’s celebrate with this take-off of his writing style, but about technology, reprinted with permission of Gene Zigler at Cornell University: If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, t

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Many Students Don’t Inform Their Colleges About Their Disability. That Needs to Change.

ED Surge

In summer 2012, my life changed. I was a 20-year-old college student with a bright future. I was fearless and ready to take the world by storm. All of my hopes and dreams came crashing down when I began experiencing what felt like a black curtain within my field of vision in my right eye. I went to my eye doctor and learned I was suffering from a retinal detachment that required surgery.

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5 Simple Ways to Give a Genuine Compliment

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today's episode, we're celebrating World Compliment Day; I find myself reflecting on the profound impact that giving compliments can have—not just on the recipients but on us as givers. It's a journey of noticing the beauty in everyday interactions, whether the strength we see in others, like the resilience Johnny Cash found through June Carter's encouragement or the wisdom in Martin Luther King Jr.

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The Importance of Career and Technical Education

CTE Learning

In today's rapidly evolving world, the traditional model of education faces increasing scrutiny for its effectiveness in preparing students for the workforce. While the education system emphasizes subjects like history, math, and science, many students find themselves ill-equipped to navigate the complexities of the job market upon graduation. Many students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs end up changing their majors, some multiple times, highlighting a fundamental disconnect between clas

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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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March Mathness 2024 is here!

Talk STEM

We’re happy to announce that the 2024 March Mathness challenge has officially begun! Join us as we explore the greater Dallas – Fort Worth area and discover the mathematics of the everyday world around us. Adding to the fun, each week we’ll be giving away two $50 prizes – one for visiting locations in our March Mathness walks, and one for sharing images and videos of your own #MarchMathness discoveries on Instagram.

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AI Academy offering spring & summer introductions to AI

Newton STEM

This spring and summer, AI Academy is offering a hands-on introduction to AI for Grades 6-12, in two levels: beginner cohorts for students with no past experience, and advanced cohorts for experienced students. Student-teacher ratios are kept to 5:1. Instructors are experienced student researchers (see bios ). Students will learn Python coding and AI fundamentals and build an AI project applying these skills to a real-world problem based on their interest in Art, Finance, Healthcare or Robotics.

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Mar 1, Finding the Slope of a Tangent Line Using Derivative

Online Math for All

Finding the Slope of a Tangent Line Using Derivative

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Girls STEM Summit, Apr. 7 at UMass Lowell

Newton STEM

Registration is open Grades 8-12 for Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2024 on April 7 , 8AM-4PM at UMass Lowell. The cost is $75, which includes activities, continental breakfast, lunch, and giveaways. Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2024 is open to all persons who identify as female, non-binary, or other gender identity or expression. For more information, email rachel@juniortech.org.

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Mar 1, Logarithmic Differentiation

Online Math for All

Logarithmic Differentiation

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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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Blue Hill Observatory: Solar Eclipse Webinar, Mar. 5 (or Mar. 12?)

Newton STEM

Blue Hill Observatory will offer a free webinar, Solar Eclipse 2024 , on March 5 (or March 12? ) at 6:30PM, about the solar eclipse coming on April 8. The webinar features host Tim Kelley and climate scientist Dr. Tamara Ledley. The information page says March 5 , and the Registration page says March 12.

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