January, 2024

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Why Some Students Feel Like They Can’t Excel In Math

ED Surge

Sabrina Colon, a first-year student at University of California, Merced, remembers when math first became a problem. She says she’s not a math person, but she was able to pass her high school math classes without too much trouble, earning Cs. But in college, where she’s a business major, calculus is proving insurmountable. It’s given her severe anxiety.

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How STEM Helps Preschoolers Prepare for Kindergarten

Accelerate Learning

STEM, representing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is more than an educational buzzword; it's a crucial framework in early childhood education, particularly for preparing preschoolers for the transition to kindergarten. It lays a solid, multifaceted foundation that goes beyond traditional learning methods, offering a more enriching educational experience.

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Empowering Kids to Help Make School Decisions

Middle Web

If schools are always being "held" accountable, asks leadership coach and veteran principal Matt Renwick, how will students ever learn to "be" accountable? When do they get to make important choices that affect others and themselves? Three shifts can change the paradigm. The post Empowering Kids to Help Make School Decisions first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Happy New Year! And Public Domain Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Also on January 1st: It’s Public Domain Day! Every year, January 1st is P ublic Domain Day. This is an observance of when copyrights expire and works enter into the public domain–free for all to use. According to Public Domain Review, here are some of the newly-available artistic works you might like a/o January 1, 2024: The picture above is interactive on the website.

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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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Hero at the Classroom Door

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Kindness. We need more of it in the world today. Just meeting needs. And sometimes, people just need to be seen. They need to hear their name called. Have someone look them in the eye. Not a passing glance but to really look at them. Not a creepy-stalky weird look – just a normal human being “I see you” kind of look.

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A Technologist Spent Years Building an AI Chatbot Tutor. He Decided It Can’t Be Done.

ED Surge

When Satya Nitta worked at IBM, he and a team of colleagues took on a bold assignment: Use the latest in artificial intelligence to build a new kind of personal digital tutor. This was before ChatGPT existed, and fewer people were talking about the wonders of AI. But Nitta was working with what was perhaps the highest-profile AI system at the time, IBM’s Watson.

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22 Best Social-Emotional Activities for Preschoolers

Accelerate Learning

Children learn by doing and observing. When it comes to social-emotional learning (SEL), they learn by observing healthy norms and following classroom rules around the treatment of others.

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Advanced micro:bit Projects: Artificial Intelligence and the MakeCode Data Logger Spoon Race

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing refers to the use of tangible, embedded microcontroller-based interactive systems that can sense the world around them and/or control outputs such as lights, displays and motors. Assembling the hardware elements of a physical computer and programming it with the desired behavior provides a creative and educational experience.

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Choosing Tech That Grows From Your Schooling Into Your Career

Ask a Tech Teacher

Choosing Tech That Grows From Your Schooling Into Your Career Starting a career is an exhilarating journey, and in today’s tech-driven world, the technology you choose during your school years can be a foundational step toward your professional tech arsenal. Having the right gadgets and tools plays a pivotal role in academic success and setting a strong foundation for your professional life.

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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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How Do I Know What Is Real? How to Fight Misinformation in An Age of Lies

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Yesterday, the World Economic Forum's “ Global Risks Report 2024 ” ranked AI-derived misinformation as a top global risk ahead of climate change, war, and economic weakness. NPR reported this morning that Taiwan is struggling with misinformation as its presidential election happens this Saturday.

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STFC Daresbury Laboratory Apprenticeship Open Evening 2024

All About STEM

Event Date: 8 February 5-8pm Visit the STFC Daresbury Laboratory Apprenticeship Open Evening to learn about the range of apprenticeship opportunities available as well as the chance to meet their apprenticeship team, supervisors and current apprentices. STFC are running Open Evenings at Daresbury Laboratory and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

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My Students Can’t Meet Academic Standards Because the School Model No Longer Fits Them

ED Surge

One morning, my students were getting ready for a math test and working through a set of review problems. For many of them, the biggest challenges weren’t the questions on the paper in front of them, but their ability to attend to it. As I checked in with one student who appeared to be working quietly, it turned out he had carefully solved the first problem, only to write guesses down for the rest.

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25 Preschool STEM Activities: Inquiry-Based Learning

Accelerate Learning

Preschool STEM activities and play-based learning are a great way to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math. These activities introduce foundational concepts for cross-curricular connections and deepen students’ interests in STEM.

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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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Mentoring Matters: Building Social Capital as the Bridge to Success

STEM Next

It’s a New Year and a great time to celebrate the power of role models and mentors. STEM role models help strengthen important outcomes for kids, including increased positive attitudes about STEM, increased positive STEM identities, and increased STEM career knowledge. In fact, role models and mentors are a key pillar of STEM Next’s success with the Million Girls Moonshot , which has reached almost 3 million youth across the country in just three years.

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Tons of Online Resources About Classroom Management

Ask a Tech Teacher

Classroom management tools are useful for teachers to create an organized, productive, and conducive learning environment. Some reasons why you may find these tools beneficial are: Organization: organize lesson plans, assignments, and resources efficiently Communication: between teachers, students, and parents to foster a collaborative relationship, keep everyone informed Student Engagement: to make learning more interesting and interactive Time Management: schedule reminders, notifications, and

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How I Start Teaching AI to Middle and High Schoolers

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter When we start discussing AI, they don't know it. Some teachers are curious about how to teach about AI. Maybe this glimpse into the resources and methods I use with my 9th graders (and later in the semester, 8th grade) will give you some ideas. You won't find this in a textbook (yet), but there are some excellent resources if you're looking.

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GSK Mentoring Programme: Ages 13-19

All About STEM

GSK Regional Online Mentoring (Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside & Manchester) STEM Learning are running free online mentoring, funded by GSK, to support disadvantaged students, aged 13-19, who would like to explore their future career options with trained and experienced STEM professionals.

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Smartphones Have Changed Student Attention, Even When Students Aren’t Using Them

ED Surge

When teachers think their students aren’t paying attention in class, they’re probably right. And that’s true even when instructors force students to put away their smartphones. That’s what Georgetown University professor Jeanine Turner found in her research about how tech has shaped social relationships. Her argument is that our internet-connected devices have changed the way people relate to others, even when devices are temporarily removed.

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Stop Using These Four Words in Math Class

Middle Web

To reduce confusion, math professor Dan Ilaria recommends: Stop saying “cancel” and use “name the operation.” Stop saying “plug in” and use “substitute.” Stop saying “reduce” and use “rewrite.” Stop saying “cross-multiply” and allow students to make sense of what they are solving. The post Stop Using These Four Words in Math Class first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Free Valentine's Day Activity

Carly and Adam

Free Valentine’s Day Activity (Creativity Challenge) Teachers, are you looking for a free resource for Valentine’s Day? Spark your students’ creativity this Valentine’s Day with the 6 Hearts Creativity Challenge. These hearts serve as a canvas for students to transform them into various objects, unleashing their imagination. What are creativity challenges?

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Tech Tip #8–Print a selection off a webpage

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Print a selection off a Webpage Category: Printing Q: I only want to print part of the webpage, not the entire thing.

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4 Entrepreneurial Mindset Secrets Every Teacher Needs to Empower Learning

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter The entrepreneurial spirit isn't confined to the world of business – it can thrive in every classroom, every day. It aligns seamlessly with dynamic project-based learning and captivates students through engaging classroom projects. In this episode, we're joined by Stephen Carter, author of ‘ Teaching the Entrepreneurial Mindset.

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FREE: British Science Week Activity Packs 2024

All About STEM

Exciting news! The NEW British Science Week Activity Packs have just been released! The British Science Association has created these packs in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The theme for 2024’s packs is ‘Time’, and the packs provide fun and engaging ways to introduce this theme to the children.

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How Trauma Impacts the Well-Being of Black Women Educators

ED Surge

Navigating school spaces is a journey and students’ needs are ever changing. While educators are leaving the field at unprecedented rates , many districts are scrambling to meet the needs of all their students. As a parent, I felt the impact of the departures when I had to guide my then seventh-grader through math without a consistent teacher after a mid-year exit.

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5 Fun, Ethical Uses of AI I’ve Shared with Students

Middle Web

As she describes some ways she’s begun to work fun, ethical AI components into major assignments, Sarah Cooper wonders how the nature of learning and teaching will evolve in tandem with the evolution of Large Language Models. How do we best prepare our students for the future? The post 5 Fun, Ethical Uses of AI I’ve Shared with Students first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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10 Strategies to Evolve as a Pedagogical Leader

Defined Learning

This article details ten specific strategies for principals to prioritize creating a positive learning culture aimed at boosting academic achievement as a pedagogical leader.

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What You Might Have Missed in January–What’s up in February

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: Top Ten Articles, Tips, and Reviews for 2023 Tech Tip #8–Print a selection off a webpage Free MLK Lesson Plans Tons of Online Resources About Classroom Management Implementing Mindfulness Practices in Schools 13 Websites to Learn Everything About Landforms National Handwriting Day 5 Internet Safety Tips for Teachers What Happens When Technology Fails?

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The Rise of eSports in Education: Breaking New Ground

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter If you want to know how to start an eSports program in your school. Or if you want to know why so many schools are getting eSports programs, this episode is a must-listen for you. Welcome to another episode of the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast, where today we're diving into the game-changing world of scholastic esports.

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