July, 2023

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6 Ways to Tackle Volume in STEM Class

Teachers are Terrific

Your students love to measure things, right? Well, let’s take advantage of that and explore some STEM Challenges all about volume and math skills! The first time I tried a STEM Challenge that involved volume I discovered students did not understand it at all! So, I have a fun way to help them visualize it! Try telling your students this: If we measure around the edge of our classroom and put up a fence, we use perimeter.

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5 Ways for Teachers to Streamline Their Workload

Ask a Tech Teacher

Streamlining teacher work means finding (more) efficient ways to manage tasks, improve productivity, and enhance the teaching experience. Here are strategies to achieve this from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew: 5 Ways for Teachers to Streamline Their Workload It’s not easy being a teacher considering the amount of work you deal with every day. On the surface, you prepare lesson plans and determine the series of activities you will give for your next class.

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Making Children's Media about STEM More Inclusive

ED Surge

Kareem Edouard has been doing research for years on how to make children’s media more inclusive. And these days he’s putting those ideas into practice — on a big platform. He’s applying his research as a creative producer for a new show on PBS called Work It Out Wombats! , aimed at teaching concepts of computational thinking to kids ages 3 to 6. Edouard is no stranger to making media.

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Diversity in Tech: How Coding is a Social Equalizer

Accelerate Learning

Technology is all around us, and its capabilities are becoming more and more impressive. As the tech industry continues to create and innovate new technologies, it’s important to consider the people behind the latest robots, gadgets, and computers. The tech industry has a glaring issue: it’s not very diverse. The answer to this problem might just lie in expanding coding education.

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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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LCR Careers Hub: National Careers Service – Get the Jump

All About STEM

A new campaign ‘Get the Jump’ has been launched by the National Careers Service to help young people aged 14 to 19 to understand their education and training choices. The campaign will aim to raise awareness and understanding of all the different education and training pathways aimed at post-16 and post-18 including T Levels, traineeships, apprenticeships and higher technical qualifications.

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Thoughts on CSTA Conferences Past and Present

Computer Science Teacher

I am at tending the 2023 CSTA Conference online. I’m not writing blog posts about it the way I normally do. Lots of reasons for that but I will post some learnings from it later. I am downloading lots of presentation slides as notetaking. But I wanted to take a few minutes to ramble about what has been going through my mind as I watch. One question I get a lot is: Why are your as a retired person still attending CSTA conferences and events.

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How To Boost Student Engagement: Modern Tools for Math Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wondering how to get your students upbeat about learning math? Read how math teachers use modern tools, technologies, and techniques to teach the subject, from one of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors: How To Boost Student Engagement: Modern Tools for Math Teachers Prospective teachers researching online teaching certification and hoping to learn all they can about being a math teacher will do well to include tech tools in their quest for knowledge.

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Youth Mental Health and Safety Don't Take a Summer Break

ED Surge

Just because this school year has ended doesn’t mean the crisis facing our nation’s youth is over. In fact, the data suggests the exact opposite. During the 2022-23 school year, suicide skyrocketed to the second leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14 in the United States. Research shows some youth are more affected than others. Nearly 1 in 3 high school girls said they had considered suicide.

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Professional Development For Teachers: Leveraging PD At Your School

Accelerate Learning

The value of teacher professional development in facilitating student achievement cannot be overstated. Here we discuss the importance of thorough planning, evaluation, and a holistic approach to professional learning and the concept of educative curriculum to promote ongoing growth and excellence in education.

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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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My Learning My Future: KS3/4 Subject Resources

All About STEM

If you’re a curriculum teacher looking to connect your subject to careers, these are for you! The My Learning, My Future resources from The Careers and Enterprise Company are designed to help support work towards Gatsby Benchmark 4, highlighting the relevance of subjects to future careers. Packs can be used as homework, in lessons or in extra-curricular sessions and there are 27 subjects covered.

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Revolutionizing Classrooms: How Microsoft’s AI is Changing Education

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Artificial intelligence is the top conversation among educators everywhere. It was truly a thrill for me, as a classroom teacher, for Lydia Smyers, the Vice President of US Education for Microsoft, to sit down with me at ISTE. As educators, we're at the forefront of this exciting (and scary) change with unprecedented learning opportunities (and threats.

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Digital Detectives: Teaching Students to Verify Online Information In the Age of Generative AI

The Innovative Educator

The popularity of generative AI has made it more clear than ever that educators must take on the responsibility of helping students understand how to verify information and determine what sources are credible and reliable. Organizations like Common Sense Education are doing their part by empowering students with strategies and techniques to examine the legitimacy of online content.

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3 Fun Tech Classroom Projects for Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are great ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew on how to keep tech fresh this summer. 3 Fun Ways to Use Tech in the Classroom in the Run-Up to Summer Summer is right around the corner and as a teacher, you might be in search of creative ways to leverage technology to ensure your classroom remains an entertaining, engaging and educational space.

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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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Teachers Leaving the Classroom: An EdSurge Summer Reading List

ED Surge

School’s out for summer. School’s out … forever? When we started to devise a summer reading list of EdSurge articles from 2023 that have been most popular so far this year, we couldn’t help but notice a pattern: Readers are hungry for stories about teachers leaving the profession. In fact, our top pieces all address the reality that plenty of educators are thinking of leaving the classroom behind.

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Digital vs Traditional: How Digital Education Is Changing the Educational Landscape

Accelerate Learning

Schools and institutions everywhere experienced an abrupt transformation due to the global pandemic as they quickly adapted to remote learning environments. This fundamental paradigm shift cleared the path for the emerging trend of digital education, which has permanently changed how students learn and teachers teach. Giving kids the necessary 21st-century skills and digital literacy has become crucial in this brave new world.

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Careers & Enterprise Company: Resources

All About STEM

You can inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work, with the help of the Careers & Enterprise Company Resource Directory. The Directory is comprehensive and has been carefully curated to easily find trusted, high-quality resources quickly. You can search the Resource Directory here or browse all available resources. If you’re looking for a specific group of resources.

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Promoting Real World Change and Success in Schools Today

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, we spotlight Misa Sato, an award-winning assistant principal who recently earned the prestigious NASSP Assistant Principal of the Year title. Serving at Reagan High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Misa has made a profound impact through her dynamic approach to educational leadership.

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Practical Professional Learning for Teachers

STEM Discovery Education

Education is constantly changing—from how to engage today’s students to updated technology in the classroom, there’s always something new to learn. So how can professional learning help keep educators up to speed with all these changes? Flexible, practical professional learning options are easier to manage over traditional, hour-long sessions (or even webinars), so the learning […] The post Practical Professional Learning for Teachers appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Edit a Video

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many educators–and students–would like to use video to share ideas, but can’t master the skills required to edit out parts they don’t want. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors has a simple way to accomplish this: How to Cut Unwanted Parts of a Video: a Step-By-Step Guide Video editing is a powerful tool that enables you to refine your footage, eliminate unwanted sections, and produce professional-looking content.

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American Students Deserve a Multilingual Education

ED Surge

As an English language teacher in an international primary school and a language learner myself, I often think about how many K-12 students in the United States are given the opportunity to study another language in school. The answer? Not enough. There are a number of research organizations collecting data about foreign language study and multilingualism in the U.S., however, with insufficient and lagging data from schools, this research has its limitations.

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How To Use Cooperative Grouping In Science

Accelerate Learning

Small-group instruction in science gives students the chance to take new skills and apply them in a collaborative setting that is also fun and engaging.

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Apprenticeship Arcade: Amazing Apprenticeships

All About STEM

Have you visited the Apprenticeship Arcade? The Amazing Apprenticeships arcade is packed with interactive fun games and quizzes to help young people explore and learn about apprenticeships. Match jobs to roles, guess the apprenticeship emojis, identify real apprenticeships, name the logos and more! There are so many activities to choose from, try some of our favourites: Whack-a-mole Game Balloon.

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Soaring through Obstacles: The Journey of Bessie Coleman

STEM Education Works

image credit Cradle of Aviation Museum Hey there, everyone! Get ready to buckle up and prepare for a fun-filled flight as we delve into the extraordinary life of Bessie Coleman , the first woman of African American and Native American descent to earn her pilot’s license in the United States. With nicknames like “Brave Bessie” and “Queen Bess,” she fearlessly defied societal expectations and performed jaw-dropping flying tricks thousands of feet above the ground.

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STEM Everyday #250 | Literacy & Elementary Engineering | feat. Ekuwah Moses

STEM Everyday Podcast

Ekuwah Moses is an Elementary Engineering teacher in Las Vegas, NV. She uses a variety of techniques to help over 700 students engage with STEM concepts and build a STEM culture in her school. Ekuwah shares how her previous teaching positions in Literacy allow her to help kids improve communication skills while doing STEM. Ekuwah is also the author of two children’s books that build upon her Ghanaian heritage.

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Tech Tip #108: Three-click Rule

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! Some websites/blogs are confusing. I have to click through from one site to the next to get the information I wanted until I’m nowhere near where I started.

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Ensuring Effective Integration of Technology and Curriculum to Maximize Learner Potential

ED Surge

The right team, professional development and buy-in are essential to transformative digital learning, according to leaders of some of the largest K–12 school districts in the U.S. During a panel discussion at 1EdTech’s Learning Impact Conference in Anaheim this summer, distinguished educators shed light on their districts' digital transformations and emphasized the crucial role of collaboration, professional development and buy-in to ensure the effective integration of technology and curriculum.

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Collaborative Learning in Science

Accelerate Learning

Collaborative or Cooperative? Learn more about collaborative learning and strategies to help you implement it in your class.

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My STEM Friend: STEM Ambassador School Letters

All About STEM

With our schools now on their Summer holidays, we’ve wrapped up our My STEM Friend project here at the STEM Ambassador Hub in Merseyside and Cheshire for 2022/2023! Through the project, we asked classes to write letters to a STEM Ambassador pen pal – to get to know them, what they do and increase their science capital. With hundreds of letters shared between young people and STEM Ambassadors (I.

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Innovative Curriculums That Spark Enthusiasm in STEM and Robotics Students

Robot Lab

By Katie Brenneman Image Sou rce: Pexels The continued rise of the digital landscape has revolutionized the world we live in. A range of day-to-day interactions are influenced by advanced tools and technical ideas. It is, therefore, essential to ensure that students today benefit from a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education , alongside an understanding of robotics.

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Social solutions for socio-economic issues

Futurum

Social solutions for socio-economic issues Published: Extreme poverty is a global issue that affects hundreds of millions of people. Even in developed countries, many people struggle to make ends meet. In New England, a region in Northeastern USA, many rural communities face high levels of poverty. In large part, this is due to high unemployment rates and a lack of suitable education and training programmes.

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How to Become a Citizen Scientist

Ask a Tech Teacher

Citizen scientists come from all walks of life and have made invaluable contributions to scientific knowledge and understanding. Consider: Charles Darwin: Darwin often relied on the observations of amateur naturalists and enthusiasts during his research Mary Anning: a fossil collector in the early 19th century William Herschel: an astronomer who discovered the planet Uranus E.