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Subscriber Special: Common Core Math Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Common Core–Math Lesson Plans 160 pages, 20 projects, over 114 Common Core standards, for 9 grades (K-8). On sale until February 4, 2023 How to Achieve Common Core with Tech is a four-volume series that focuses on using technology to meet Common Core standards in Language, Writing, Reading, Speaking/Listening (not yet available), and Math.

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Climate Change Took a Heavy Toll on the U.S. Last Year. What’s the Cost to Education?

ED Surge

Measuring the effects of extreme weather requires extreme numbers. Climate change racked up an eye-popping $165 billion damages tab in the U.S. last year, as tallied by a recent federal report. And back in September, around 82 percent of Florida school districts closed for at least one day — keeping roughly 2.5 million students out of school. With experts predicting more extreme weather in 2023, that undoubtedly means schools will suffer more disruptions in a K-12 education era already defined b

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#WorldReadAloudDay February 1st

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 1st, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages. Created by LitWorld , past years have found over 1 million people in 100 countries joining together to enjoy the power and wonder of reading aloud in groups or individually, at school or home, and discovering what it means to listen to a story told through the voice of another.

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A Few Educators 'Going the Extra Mile' Cannot Save the Education System

ED Surge

After gorging ourselves on Chinese takeout, my husband opened his fortune cookie and read the following line: “It is never crowded along the extra mile.” I had a visceral response to this seemingly harmless message. It took me a while to figure out why this banal comment evoked such anger. The phrase “going the extra mile” turns up frequently in schools.

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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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Resources: Celebrate Darwin Day 2023!

All About STEM

Celebrate International Darwin Day on the 12th of February with these inspiring resources for all ages. “International Darwin Day will inspire people throughout the globe to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin.” Discover the official resources on offer from the International Darwin.

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My Journey, My Future: CEC Resources

All About STEM

The Careers & Enterprise Company have just launched their new My Journey, My Future resources! The resources have been developed to support young people during the different stages of transition from education to the world of work. The two key learning outcomes for My Journey, My Future are: My Journey – identify, recognise and develop self-awareness of current employability skill level.

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Protected: Discovery Education’s Latest Updates to the Award-Winning Learning Platform

STEM Discovery Education

This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Discovery Education’s Latest Updates to the Award-Winning Learning Platform appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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National Apprenticeship Week: School & College Guide

All About STEM

National Apprenticeship Week is the biggest week in the Apprenticeships calendar! It is an annual, week-long celebration of apprenticeships and anyone involved with them. The week brings together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefits and opportunities that apprenticeships bring. Amazing Apprenticeships has created a comprehensive guide to support schools and.

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How to Catch a Loveosaurus STEM Challenge

Carly and Adam

Integrate STEM in your classroom this Valentine’s Day with How to Catch a Loveosaurus STEM Challenge! Looking for a fun February Read Aloud STEM Challeng e for Kids?! This challenge is a great activity to complete and an excellent companion activity after reading How to Catch a Loveosaurus by Alice Walstead and Andy Elkerton. The activity can stand alone, but it is best if students are familiar with the book.

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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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28 Days to Apply: Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements

All About STEM

The official deadline for Nuffield Research Placement applications in the North West region is 28th February 2023 and we don’t want any students to miss out on the chance to apply. Our 2022 feedback has been nothing short of phenomenal and this is an amazing opportunity! During a Nuffield Research Placement, students can apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers.

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How We Can Finish This School Year Strong

Middle Web

We’ve accomplished so much this year and we still have another big stretch to conquer, write teachers Maggie and Piers Blyth. We’ve reached the peak – we’re ready for the downhill race. It’s important to chart our path and stay alert for the obstacles and opportunities ahead. The post How We Can Finish This School Year Strong first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Schools: FREE Sci-Tech Daresbury Open Week

All About STEM

Sci-Tech Daresbury Open Week happens once every four years and is a unique opportunity for schools to visit the innovative and inspiring Daresbury Laboratory here in the North West! Daresbury Laboratory is one of three Research Council run National Laboratories where children will come face to face with staff including real scientists, engineers and technicians working in cutting edge facilities.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Game Design with a NJ High School

CTE Learning

West Morris Central High School in New Jersey first deployed our Video Game Design course back in 2013. Two teachers later, they are still a powerhouse in game design. We recently caught up with John Takacs, who teaches the Web and Mobile Game Design course at West Morris Central. West Morris Central is the home of a high-performing STEM and CTE program including Coding and Computer Science, Robotics, Music Production, 3D Modeling, and Computer Programming and Game Design.

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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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Curley K-8 School – STEM Field Trip (01.27.2023)

Northeastern University

Last Friday on January 27th, the Center for STEM Education welcomed Curley K-8 School to Northeastern University where they were able to learn more about rockets with AerospaceNU, Zombie Ants with Professor Henzy’s Lab and about the college experience at Northeastern University with the Center for STEM Education volunteers. The Center for STEM Education partnered up with AerospaceNU for the first activity.

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Celebrating Ten Years of Game Design with a NJ High School

CTE Learning

West Morris Central High School in New Jersey first deployed our Video Game Design course back in 2013. Two teachers later, they are still a powerhouse in game design. We recently caught up with John Takacs, who teaches the Web and Mobile Game Design course at West Morris Central. West Morris Central is the home of a high-performing STEM and CTE program including Coding and Computer Science, Robotics, Music Production, 3D Modeling, and Computer Programming and Game Design.

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A Monarch Butterfly Emerging from Its Chrysalis – A Time Lapse

Smore Science

The life cycle of a butterfly involves four stages – egg, larva, pupa, and adult. These stages are a part of a process known as metamorphosis. In Greek, the word metamorphosis means transformation or a change in shape. Many insects show the process of metamorphosis. However, metamorphosis itself is of two types: incomplete metamorphosis and complete metamorphosis.

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7 Best Animation Classes For Kids

The Maker Mom

Animation classes are the ultimate playground for children’s creativity and self-expression. Giving your children skills in different hand-drawing and computer animation processes is like putting a magic wand in their hands. Animation serves as a unique medium that blends the principles of engaging storytelling with the cornerstones of art. And the best part about these classes?

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Celebrating Ten Years of Game Design with a NJ High School

CTE Learning

West Morris Central High School in New Jersey first deployed our Video Game Design course back in 2013. Two teachers later, they are still a powerhouse in game design. We recently caught up with John Takacs, who teaches the Web and Mobile Game Design course at West Morris Central. West Morris Central is the home of a high-performing STEM and CTE program including Coding and Computer Science, Robotics, Music Production, 3D Modeling, and Computer Programming and Game Design.

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Enhance Learning of Science through Reading Integration

The Science Penguin

Whenever I transitioned from being a 3rd grade teacher who taught all subjects (including ELAR) to just 5th grade science, it shifted my instructional day. I had devoted so much time to reading instruction to guide my students toward becoming successful readers that l wanted to continue to see the same growth and success with my students in science.

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STEAM in History: Xóchitl Guadalupe Cruz López

PCS Edventures

They say children are our future, but the world’s youngest inventors are making an impact right now. Scientists are boiling over with excitement after Xóchitl (soh-chee) Guadalupe Cruz López, who has competed in STEM competitions since she was four, was recognized for a scientific award at only eight years old. Her solar-powered, rooftop water heater is an impressive modern-day innovation that could soon help even low-income communities alleviate the harmful effects of climate change.

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Edible Engineering

Get Caught Engineering

Edible Engineering Who doesn’t enjoy popping some M&Ms ® into their mouth or munching on a candy cane or crackers? Although some feel that these goodies have no place in the classroom, food can adds playfulness and fun to serious learning. Our students are more focused and engaged when they know that they are able to eat their yummy manipulatives when the work is completed.

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The Floating Wire Challenge

Smore Science

Credit: Wikimedia/Johan How to do The floating wire challenge Challenge criteria: Iron objects sink in water, right? However, this challenge involves using science to make a small piece of iron wire float on water. Materials needed : Iron wire and a bowl of water. Challenge tips: Water acts like a stretched membrane, like Saran wrap. The trick is to keep the piece of wire on the water surface for a long time, with some support that can be removed without your intervention.

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Curley K-8 School – STEM Field Trip (01.27.2023)

Northeastern University

Last Friday on January 27th, the Center for STEM Education welcomed Curley K-8 School to Northeastern University where they were able to learn more about rockets with AerospaceNU, Zombie Ants with Professor Henzy’s Lab and about the college experience at Northeastern University with the Center for STEM Education volunteers. The Center for STEM Education partnered up with AerospaceNU for the first activity.

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Protected: Discovery Education’s EdTech News Roundup

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This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Discovery Education’s EdTech News Roundup appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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STEM Sports February Newsletter

STEM Sport

See what STEM Sports has been up to this month.

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Feb 1, Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Worksheet

Online Math for All

Solving Linear Equations in One Variable Worksheet

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How can marine invertebrates help prevent organ transplant rejection?

Futurum

How can marine invertebrates help prevent organ transplant rejection? Published: A major challenge surrounding organ transplants is the body’s recognition of the new organ as ‘other’, which often leads to a dramatic immune response and rejection of the organ. To address this issue, Dr Fadi Lakkis of the University of Pittsburgh in the US is examining the mechanisms behind this response, using some interesting little invertebrates with their own unique traits to test his theories.

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Building a specifications grading course, part 1

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

In this recent letter to the ungrading community , I challenged ungraders to share their processes through consistent, honest blogging. Being transparent about what's working, what isn't working, and how you're adapting will clarify ideas in your mind and demystify them for everyone else. I never ask somebody to do something I'm unwilling to do myself, so in the same spirit, today I wanted to share my grading setup and initial experiences in the class I'm teaching now, w

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