December, 2023

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Looking Forward to Computer Science Education in 2024

Computer Science Teacher

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future!” --Niels Bohr My track record at looking forward in CS education is a mixed bag. I kept expecting a big jump in internet of things courses and those never developed. Sad really. I think it would be a good idea. I keep predicting growth in cybersecurity courses and the past year seem to show a lot of growth there.

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Education and Artificial Intelligence: Navigating the Path to Transformation

ED Surge

In a world where technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace, education stands on the cusp of transformation. Imagine classrooms where teachers are empowered by cutting-edge technology and where students don't just learn from textbooks but co-create their educational journey. Artificial intelligence resides at the nexus of education and technology, where the opportunities seem limitless, though uncertain.

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How to Make Teaching A Long-Term Career: What Works

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter “In today's episode, we're thrilled to have Jay Schroder, author of “ Teach From Your Best Self, A Guide to Thriving in the Classroom. ” With this in mind, we dive into a critical yet often-neglected aspect of teaching—teacher well-being. Join us as we explore high-impact, low-effort teaching strategies crucial for bringing your best self to the classroom and forging a sustainable, rewarding career.

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12 Ways to Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll post updated suggestions to get your computers and technology ready for the blitz of projects you’ll accomplish in the New Year. Here’s what you’ll get ( links won’t be active until the post goes live ): 12 Ways to Update Your Online Presence — December 11th (today) 8+ Ways to a Speedier Computer — December 12th Backup and Image your computer — December 13th Regular readers of Ask a Tech Teacher know these are updated each December.

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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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Enter The All About STEM Competition!

All About STEM

Open for entries: The All About STEM Competition! (Ages 9-16) The All About STEM Competition, sponsored by Unilever aims to open up the world of STEM to young people across the North West by inviting them to ‘develop a new product, item, idea or approach which solves a problem facing our world or the people in it.’ And this year it’s all about FOOD!

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How Much Hardware Knowledge to CS Students Need

Computer Science Teacher

Back to the basics! Get students close to the hardware! Really? Just how much hardware knowledge to students need today? This post was prompted by a post getting some attention in Facebook this weekend. The Decline of Hardware Knowledge in the Era of Cloud Native Compute Now I have been around for a while. I programmed using punch cards and paper tape.

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Diversity in College Classrooms Improves Grades for All Students, Study Finds

ED Surge

This year has seen ample debate about the value and fairness of colleges prioritizing diversity among the students they serve. New research suggests one way to consider the question: by looking at how the mix of students in a given course affects their grades. A study published in the journal AERA Open found that students earn better marks in college STEM courses when those classrooms have higher percentages of students who are underrepresented racial minorities or the first in their families to

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development Now

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant professional development. A 2014 Gates Foundation study shows only 29% of teachers are satisfied with current teacher PD. Another 2015 study shows that only 30% of teachers improve substantially with PD. So, what we have doesn't seem to be working.

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Have Santa Call Your Kids!

Ask a Tech Teacher

DialMyCalls (an AATT sponsor) has a special Christmas offer for kids: Free Santa Calls To Your Family This Christmas This Christmas we have a great gift for everyone! Whether you’re an existing DialMyCalls user or not, you can take advantage of our completely free phone call from Santa. Imagine the look on your child’s face when they receive a personalized phone call from Santa with his or her name on it!

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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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STEM Ambassadors: Play for the Planet

All About STEM

Play for the Planet will take place on the 22nd April 2024 and STEM Ambassadors are invited to get involved. Do you have experience in game research or design? Are you interested in engaging people with environmental issues through games? Play for the Planet brings together educators, researchers and game developers to engage playfully with games.

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7 Solid Strategies To Improve Math Test Scores

Accelerate Learning

There is no single strategy when it comes to how to improve math test scores in the classroom. A classroom full of students comes with a classroom full of unique learning styles, so leveraging a few different strategies will typically yield more impressive results. That all said, there are a few evidence-based methods proven to improve math scores, even among diverse learners or students who struggle in math.

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Looking Back on Computer Science Education 2023

Computer Science Teacher

I’m posting this early this year. My thinking is clear so why wait? For many, 2023 was the year that Artificial Intelligence, ChatGPT and other tools, really toss a stick in the wheel of CS education. Suddenly students could use an AI to write code for their programming assignments. People were in a tizzy. The CollegeBoard made last minute changes to AP CS Principles and teachers online could talk about little else for a while.

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To Get Serious About Games, Teachers Experiment With Play in the Classroom

ED Surge

Every week at the Nysmith School in Herndon, Virginia, Philip Baselice breaks out a game to teach his class about key world events. Baselice teaches history to middle schoolers, and game-based simulations have been part of his teaching arsenal for the last nine years, ever since he first tried it. “I used a game to teach my students about the causes behind the start of the First World War.

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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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Lessons from My Classroom: What Works, What Doesn’t and What I’m Doing Now

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Welcome to today's episode, where I will bridge the gap between AI in my classroom and your ears! If you've been following my blog, you know I want to bring practical, innovative teaching strategies to life. But today, I'm doing things a bit differently on the show for an extended episode with me, your host, Vicki Davis.

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Here’s Why Your Kids Should Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s Why Kids Should Participate in Extracurricular Activities Most parents ignore this, but playtime activities significantly contribute to a child’s overall development. The key to raising children successfully is acknowledging that learning doesn’t take place only within the classroom environment. Similarly, academics aren’t the only key to success in the future.

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STEM Learning: New Connected Community App

All About STEM

You can download the new Connected Community App on Google Play or App Store. The app allows you to access STEM Learning’s STEM Community and/or STEM Ambassadors Community on the go!

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How To Teach Math To Kids: Simple Strategies To Teach Math Through Play

Accelerate Learning

Learning mathematics through play is a fundamental aspect of early childhood education. It's a powerful approach that blends the natural curiosity and playfulness of young children with foundational math concepts.

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Observer Theory

Stephen Wolfram

The Concept of the Observer We call it perception. We call it measurement. We call it analysis. But in the end it’s about how we take the world as it is, and derive from it the impression of it that we have in our minds. We might have thought that we could do science “purely objectively” without any reference to observers or their nature. But what we’ve discovered particularly dramatically in our Physics Project is that the nature of us as observers is critical even in determining the most funda

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Professional Development Is Dying — and It's Most Evident in My Local Teacher Community

ED Surge

In early spring this year, the local chapter of my teacher professional development organization held our first in-person conference since the pandemic. In the weeks leading up to the conference, I obsessively checked our registration platform almost hourly to see if the confirmed attendee numbers had increased beyond the low double digits. Sadly, I never received the confidence boost I had hoped for as our attendance numbers remained, and were, embarrassingly low.

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How to Use AI to Help You Make Substitute Teacher Lesson Plans in a Snap

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Substitute teachers, like teachers, are heroes. As I wrote in “ There is No Substitute for Great Substitute Teachers ,” when we need a substitute, it is rarely planned. I'm so grateful for those who are flexible enough to fill in with limited notice. But when you're sick, it can be hard to write great lesson plans.

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Using ChatGPT to Revolutionize PE Teaching: 5 Expert Strategies!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Chat GPT is popular among teachers for lots of reasons. For example: to explain concepts, demonstrate ideas, answer specific questions, and assess knowledge. When we asked the Ask a Tech Teacher team to apply it specifically to teaching physical education–not something we usually think of with tech tools–they came up with these great ideas: Using ChatGPT to Revolutionize PE Teaching: 5 Expert Strategies!

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Digital Display Bundle

All About STEM

The Amazing Apprenticeships team are offering a new downloadable digital display bundle for schools, colleges, libraries or community groups. “You can use the materials in this pack to create a dedicated apprenticeships display in your classroom, common room or careers space, and start opening minds and broadening horizons.

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10 Quick Ways To Do Formative Assessment

Accelerate Learning

Discover 10 quick and effective ways to implement formative assessment in your classroom. Enhance your teaching with these valuable tools!

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Encouraging Career Exploration in the Classroom 

STEM Discovery Education

What kind of skills are needed for your career? Does your position require strong communication skills, knowledge of software, efficient teamwork, or an understanding of machinery? While these skills are strengthened over time, the journey starts with exploring career options and considering which path is most interesting! Here to share how she introduces career skills […] The post Encouraging Career Exploration in the Classroom appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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As a Paraprofessional Working in the Classroom, I’ve Learned That Relationships Come First

ED Surge

What have we been conditioned to think an effective classroom looks like? For many, it’s a vision that includes tables of students sitting quietly, working diligently as the teacher walks around or pulls small groups. But when I reflect back on my own childhood and on what I’ve learned in my career as a paraprofessional, it’s clear that the most effective classrooms aren’t necessarily the ones that are most quiet or still, but the ones that prioritize relationships and community building.

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Charting New Territories in PD: The Whitsby Story with ASCD

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Welcome to a treasure from my ISTE 2023 vault. This is a podcast for all education trailblazers seeking the cutting edge of professional growth. As a teacher committed to improving teaching and improving our professional development, I'm thrilled to share this conversation about how professional development can and is improving.

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What You Might Have Missed in November–What’s up in December

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of November: ASCII Art–Computer Art for Everyone 25 Online Resources About Brainstorming and Mindmapping Tech Tip #26: My Mouse Doesn’t Work Left-brain or Right-brain Dominant? Explore the Ideal Subjects to Nurture your Strengths Geography Awareness Week: November 13-17, 2023 Understanding Behavioral Learning Theory & Its Applications In The Classroom 14 Apps and 2 Projects for Thanksgiving Pros And Cons of AI in Education Here’s a preview of

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Nuffield Research & Experience Placements: North West Information Sessions

All About STEM

Nuffield Research Placements & Experiences are a fantastic opportunity for Year 12 students to apply knowledge and skills learned at school and work alongside industry professionals. Although a national programme, Nuffield Research and Experience Placements are managed by a network of regional coordinators.

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