April, 2024

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It’s Time to Ditch the Idea of Edtech Disruption. But What Comes Next?

ED Surge

COVID-19 was edtech’s big moment, and while digital tools kept learning going for many families and schools, they also faltered. A great deal of edtech purchases went unused , equity gaps widened , and teachers and students were burned out. Combined with sobering reports on the persistent lack of strong evidence for edtech , it’s no wonder why the notion of using technology to “fix broken schools” has fallen out of most startup pitch decks and education TED Talks.

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AI and Writing Essays: Pros and Cons, How Will Students Learn to Write if an AI Writes It for Them?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Explore the benefits and drawbacks of AI in essay writing, including its impact on student learning. Unveil the evolving future of writing education with AI through these suggestions from the Ask a Tech Teacher team. AI and Writing Essays: Pros and Cons, How Will Students Learn to Write if an AI Writes It for Them? In the fast-changing digital world, integrating AI into education is both a breakthrough and a problem.

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Apprenticeship Support for Schools & Colleges

All About STEM

The Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools & Colleges (ASK) Brochure is out now! Click to take a look and discover the fantastic activities and assemblies available, they’re FREE! We’re looking forward to visiting our schools and colleges to offer apprenticeship and T Level support.

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Math Manipulatives: How Can They Improve Student Learning in Math?

Accelerate Learning

Math manipulatives are a great way to make math more accessible for your students, especially if you know they may struggle with a new concept. While the more complex tools are useful with older students, you can introduce simple math manipulatives with your youngest learners, too.

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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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7 Principles of a Heart Centered Classroom

Middle Web

Educator and author Regie Routman considers heart-centered principles that can help us go a long way to ensure that what we do and are asking our students and loved ones to do will result in personal and professional growth, gratitude, generosity, and even sparks of greatness. The post 7 Principles of a Heart Centered Classroom first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Is It Time for a National Conversation About Eliminating Letter Grades?

ED Surge

As Joshua Eyler was researching a book on what brain science tells us about how to improve teaching , one issue kept coming up as an underlying problem: The way schools and colleges grade student work is at odds with effective teaching. The science says kids need to feel free to try things and fail, and that the deepest learning comes when failure happens and the student figures out how to course-correct, Eyler says.

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Most Teens Think AI Won’t Hurt Their Mental Health; Teachers Disagree

Ask a Tech Teacher

Generative AI is an exploding influence in education with lots of potential but unknown outcomes. Most people focus on its impact on school research, lesson plans–that sort–but another piece isn’t considered often enough: its impact on student mental health. This next article from but we’ll do in this article from Education Week does Educators, teens differ on AI’s mental health effects Teens and educators hold divergent views on its mental health effects of AI, wit

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InnovateHer Survey: Win a PlayStation 5!

All About STEM

Calling all students aged 11-16! You can help InnovateHer gain valuable insights into your career aspirations by filling out their short survey. By participating, you have the chance to win a PlayStation 5! Complete InnovateHer Survey “At InnovateHer, we’re passionate about empowering young individuals to pursue careers in technology and innovation.

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Strategies For Building A Math Community In Your Classroom

Accelerate Learning

Discover effective strategies for building a strong math community in your classroom. Explore ways to engage students in Math and enhance their learning experience.

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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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Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly

Middle Web

All students can learn how to pick up the pieces after they face adversity, disappointment, loss, or trauma and go on. They need our guidance to find healthy ways to move forward. Debbie Silver offers six strategies educators can use to create classrooms that foster resiliency. The post Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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The 101 On Our Next Eclipse

STEM Education Works

Hello everyone! Remember that thing I told you all about earlier this year ? That big event of “cosmic proportions?” That’s right – the 2024 eclipse is just around the corner. Image from [link] On April 8 th , just six days from now, the Sun and the Moon will align resulting in a total solar eclipse. (Coincidentally, it will happen on a “ Moon day.”) The shadow of the Moon will first appear in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and then pass through North and Central America, finally ending in the

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Bringing Better STEM Education to the Rural South

ED Surge

The threat of climate change has exposed more homes to flooding and wildfires, and it has intensified heat waves that prompt farmers to lose crop yields and a way to sustain a living. Climate change, among many issues, worries Barbara Schneider as she thinks about whether younger generations will be prepared to face scientific challenges altering the world.

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The psychology of motivation: Strategies for engaging students

Ask a Tech Teacher

The psychology of motivation: Strategies for engaging students Motivation plays a role not only in people’s choice to get involved in their goals but also in their behavior, persistence, and, ultimately, success. It is imperative for educators to be aware of the essence of motivation in education in order to create a stimulating environment where students can learn and develop.

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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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Amazing Apprenticeships: Higher Technical Qualifications Resources

All About STEM

If you’re looking to find out more about the new Higher Technical Qualifications, the team from Amazing Apprenticeships have everything you need! You can visit their website for quick facts, guides and resources and to book a place on their latest webinar. Don’t miss their Poster Bundle for your displays! They’re great for inspiring learners to consider HTQs as a post-18 option.

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A Beginner’s Guide for Junior Blocks in PictoBlox: A Revolutionary Way to Teach Block Coding for Kids

Stem Education News

In the digital age, technology has become an essential part of our everyday life. From the toys we play with to the cartoons we watch, technology is everywhere. It’s like having a magic wand that can do almost anything! But to make this magic work better, even the youngest among us need to learn how. […] The post A Beginner’s Guide for Junior Blocks in PictoBlox: A Revolutionary Way to Teach Block Coding for Kids appeared first on STEMpedia.

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Most Tested, Least Taught: Silent Reading Fluency

STEM Discovery Education

Starting the Journey: Learn to Read Through Oral Reading Fluency Before we define silent reading fluency, it may be helpful to understand that before students can approach silent reading fluency, they begin their reading journey with oral reading. Oral reading is generally the focus of grades K – 2. Students build foundational skills, such as […] The post Most Tested, Least Taught: Silent Reading Fluency appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Introducing a new Math Walk at Dallas’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

Talk STEM

We’re always excited to see STEM discoveries and curiosity from the community, and as such are happy to highlight a brand new series of videos from students at the GEMS Camp – Girls interested in Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. Middle school girls participating in The GEMS Camp STEM club explore ratios and proportionality at the Martin Luther King, Jr.

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How VR Can Be an ‘Empathy Machine’ for Education

ED Surge

A VR experience created by students at The New School in New York City is designed to take viewers to an almond farm in California and illustrate the effects of pesticides on bee colonies. At first, participants wearing a VR headset can walk around the virtual stands of trees, and hear the sounds of rustling leaves and buzzing bees. Then, with the push of a button, users can choose a different perspective.

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Chronic Absenteeism has become a big problem in schools

Ask a Tech Teacher

School absenteeism has been one of the small but chronic problems in the past. Since the pandemic, it is so much more, to the point it is a front-of-mind issue that schools scramble to address. Here’s a good discussion from the US Department of Education on the problem and solutions: Ed Dept: Districts should start now to improve 2024-25 attendance Schools must plan now to address chronic absenteeism The US Department of Education is calling on state leaders to address chronic absenteeism,

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STEM Ambassadors Activity Competition!

All About STEM

STEM Ambassadors! You could win a 2-night stay for 2 in York and have your resource or activity featured in STEM Learning’s Online Resource Library! To enter STEM Learning’s Competition, all you have to do is share one of your exciting STEM activity ideas or a resource that you have designed. If you have a fun STEM activity you use when volunteering or an activity idea, share it here.

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Teaching Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need

Middle Web

Academic success relies on students taking charge of their learning. To achieve that goal, kids must learn to organize and study effectively. G/T Facilitator Sharon Ratliff shares strategies she uses to introduce and implant essential study skills in the middle school years. The post Teaching Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Climate Resilience & Protecting Cultural Resources

Teach Science for All

As climate change ramps up, safeguarding cultural heritage is becoming imperative for communities everywhere. Our cultural treasures, which tell the story of who we are and where we’ve come from, are facing serious threats from the likes of extreme weather, droughts, and wildfires.

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Financial Literacy IS Literacy

Defined Learning

It is important to start teaching financial literacy at a young age, integrating it throughout student's educational journies. Learn how combining essential financial knowledge with project-based learning and real-world applications allows students to develop strong financial management skills and feel prepared to navigate life's financial challenges and opportunities.

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Researchers Have Identified the Starkest Cases of School District Segregation

ED Surge

Frankenmuth School District has about 1,400 students, nearly 91 percent of whom are white. Its poverty rate is about 5 percent. In contrast, to its west, Saginaw City School District is home to nearly 5,200 students, 81 percent of them students of color. Its poverty rate is 50 percent. This large economic and racial divide between two adjacent districts in Michigan shows that school segregation persists in the 21st century.

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4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m excited about this post from the Ask a Tech Teacher crew–AI Tools for reading comprehension. There are so many directions this could go! 4 Innovative Ways to Enhance Reading Comprehension with AI Tools Struggling to grasp the essence of a dense PDF or wishing students could wrestle more effectively with complex texts? The key may reside in AI-powered reading assistants, a broad category encompassing everything from summarizers to intelligent note-taking platforms.

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Parent & Carer Packs: Amazing Apprenticeships

All About STEM

Amazing Apprenticeships offer monthly downloadable information booklets for parents or carers. If you’re looking to advise your teens about career options, these are perfect for you!

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Equity for MLs Begins with Equitable Schedules

Middle Web

Equity can be found in many places in the school – on the walls, on bookshelves, and in policies. The best place to check for equity for multilingual learners is by examining teacher and student schedules. Tan Huynh describes the practices that lead to equitable scheduling. The post Equity for MLs Begins with Equitable Schedules first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Pacific Education Institute: FREE Asynchronous Climate Science Course

Teach Science for All

I’m always on the lookout for high quality asynchronous workshops where I can do some professional learning and also get a few clock hours for maintaining my teaching certificate. Pacific Education Institute currently has an asynchronous online workshop titled: Introduction to Climate Education in the Classroom.

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