May, 2024

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AI has potential to upend student testing

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AI has the potential to revolutionize education for better or worse–jury’s still out on that. No one denies it can make student testing more efficient, faster, possibly leading to better educational outcomes for all learners. Key positives: Tailor personalized learning paths Adapt testing to challenge students at their appropriate level of knowledge Provide instant feedback Reduce bias Analyze data quickly to find learning patterns and trends.

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Teacher Well-Being Depends on Workload, School Climate and Feeling Supported

ED Surge

In the two decades that Jennifer Merriman has been in education, she’s seen a tendency in the field to solve problems by piling more tasks onto teachers who are already straining under the weight of their workloads. That ultimately works against what researchers say is one of the most important pillars of a school’s success: the well-being of its teachers.

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GSK Regional Online Mentoring – Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside & Manchester

All About STEM

In the Autumn Term 2024, STEM Learning is running a free online student mentoring programme, funded by GSK. All About Futures/ All About STEM is managing school engagement in the Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside and Manchester regions. “We’re requesting that schools express their interest now if they might wish to be involved.

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Is Math A Language: Exploring the Relationship of Language and Math

Accelerate Learning

Perhaps you’ve heard someone make the claim that “math is a language.” Maybe you’ve made that statement yourself because you truly believe it. On the other hand, you might never have considered the idea before. No matter which of these describes you, it's a question math educators should think about since the answer is bound to affect how we approach teaching math.

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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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Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management

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When teachers create a welcoming, safe, inclusive learning environment with their students, the chances increase that students will have a sense of belonging and "calm increase," freeing them to learn. NBCT Elizabeth Stein shares ways to use restorative practices and UDL. The post Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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10 Tips of Mastering Time Management as a Student

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Effective time management will not only lead to success in achieving your goals, but also help you maintain your mental well-being. So, let’s learn more about it from the Ask a Tech Teacher team. Some of these tips you may already know, but others–never a bad time to save time. 10 Tips of Mastering Time Management as a Student Introduction Finding a proper balance between extracurricular activities, academics, social life, and personal interests can feel overwhelming.

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What Would It Take to Attract Gen Z to Teaching?

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With interest in the teaching profession waning and enrollment in teacher preparation programs reaching historic lows, all eyes are on the next crop of students — tomorrow’s prospective educators — to make up the deficit. Today’s high school and college students are part of Generation Z, a group of people who range in age from 12 to 28, and have characteristics, attitudes and aspirations that distinguish them from prior generations.

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Chester Zoo: FREE Virtual Live Lesson!

All About STEM

Our friends from Chester Zoo are all set to spotlight conservation at the IUCN’s first-ever World Species Congress – a global event to inspire action for species conservation. As part of this global event, the Chester Zoo team are hosting a Virtual Live Lesson from 11am on Wednesday the 15th of May to champion some of the world’s most threatened species.

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Play-based Learning in Preschool: Learning Through Play

Accelerate Learning

Play is a natural part of early childhood development, making play-based learning a perfect fit for preschool education. This approach supports learning across all developmental areas and builds cognitive, emotional, social, and physical skills.

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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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What Makes Some Teachers So Memorable?

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Education professor and researcher Julie Hasson has spent years interviewing people about their memorable teachers. Read what three former middle school students told her about the teachers whose actions and interactions in the classroom made a lasting impact on their lives. The post What Makes Some Teachers So Memorable? first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Celebrating Three Years of STEM Excellence: STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay Marks Milestone Anniversary

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina, and Mobile, Alabama USA 05/20/2024 STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay proudly celebrates their 3 year anniversary and its selection as a finalist in two esteemed categories of the 2024 Nappie Awards. The organization has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to children’s education and entertainment as a finalist for “Best Summer Camp – Day” and “Best Birthday Party Place” in the Kids Category.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 14th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers ( click for updates to the list ): Mother’s Day activities Mother’s Day Activities fro

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What Brain Science Says About How to Better Teach Teenagers

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Ellen Galinsky has been on a seven-year quest to understand what brain science says about how to better teach and parent adolescent children. The past few years have seen advancements in our understanding of this time — where the brain is going through almost as much change as during the earliest years of a child’s life. In the past, Galinsky says, researchers and educators have focused too much on portraying the emotional turmoil and risky decision-making that is typical in adolescence as negat

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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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‘Why Maths?’ AMSP Videos – CEC Resources

All About STEM

“Maths – when will I ever need this?” “Where can maths take you?” “Will I need this in a job?” “Why can’t I do it?” If your students have asked these questions, visit The Careers & Enterprise Company Resource Directory to access these inspirational AMSP Why Maths? videos! These short videos are aimed at Year 9-11 and are designed to showcase the relevance and practical applications of maths.

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Empowering Education: Indian River County Schools’ STEM Journey

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Indian River School District in Vero Beach, FL faced the challenge of engaging students in hands-on, interactive learning. Traditional teaching methods often left students disengaged, and teachers struggled to integrate new technology into their existing curriculum. Kerri Wall, the Lead Sparkologist for Instructional Technology, took the initiative to bring more STEM equipment into classrooms.

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All the Tools You’ll Need for Differentiation

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In Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau offer new teachers and classroom veterans the rationale for designing instruction to meet diverse student needs – and the means to manage it in the real world, says Cathy Gassenheimer. The post All the Tools You’ll Need for Differentiation first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How Can Future Tech Education Ignite Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indian Students?

Stem Education News

In today’s rapidly evolving world, future tech education serves as a vital force. But how can this impact a country like India, where over 1.5 million engineers graduate annually? Technology in education is not just about coding and robotics; it’s about igniting minds with innovation and entrepreneurship. Imagine the journeys of successful Indian entrepreneurs like […] The post How Can Future Tech Education Ignite Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indian Students?

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Harley Wade from State of Writing created 7 Tips for Creating a Budget in High School

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It’s graduation time for High School seniors, that moment when they take over their own bills, budgets, and balancing income with outcomes. The Ask a Tech Teacher crew has some great times from Harley Wade on that subject: Harley Wade from State of Writing created 7 Tips for Creating a Budget in High School High school is the best time to start learning responsible financial management.

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Professors Try ‘Restrained AI’ Approach to Help Teach Writing

ED Surge

When ChatGPT emerged a year and half ago, many professors immediately worried that their students would use it as a substitute for doing their own written assignments — that they’d click a button on a chatbot instead of doing the thinking involved in responding to an essay prompt themselves. But two English professors at Carnegie Mellon University had a different first reaction: They saw in this new technology a way to show students how to improve their writing skills.

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Online Teacher Session: Women In Engineering Day

All About STEM

Get the Inside Scoop each month – just join us online for a snappy-session of STEM inspiration! Join Joanna in June for Women In Engineering Day ideas, grab some STEM Club Week resources and learn more about CREST Awards.

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Using Google Workspace: 10 Tips for Year-End and Summer Prep

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As the school year ends, it’s important to organize, celebrate, and plan for the summer session efficiently. Recognized as a go-to resource for teachers, especially following the COVID pandemic, Google Workspace offers a robust set of tools tailored education. This suite is designed to support and enhance what both teachers and students can do to enrich educational experiences.

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Link Grammar Instruction to Real-World Situations

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Grammatical concepts don’t just exist in textbooks and on worksheets. They are part of life beyond the classroom. Sean Ruday shows how – by taking an inquiry-based approach to grammar instruction – we can help our students prioritize their authentic experiences with language. The post Link Grammar Instruction to Real-World Situations first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Chill Out & Tune In: The Ultimate Summer Guide to Books & the Best Education Podcasts

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Summer is the perfect time to unwind and recharge for the upcoming school year. Whether you’re lounging on a beach, traveling with your family, or just enjoying your summer break, diving into a good book or podcast can be both relaxing and inspiring. Here are some top recommendations to help you unwind and stay inspired this summer. Books for Growth and Insight Summer is a great time to catch up on some reading.

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A Typing Website With a Twist

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This how-to-type website doesn’t get enough exposure so I’m doing a quick overview of pros and cons and how to use it. If you’re looking for a good typing program to engage your students during summer school or next school year, this is an excellent choice: KidzType is a free comprehensive approach to learning keyboarding. The ad- and distraction-free interface provides not only practice drills but quick links to grade-appropriate keyboarding games (including popular ones from

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Talented Students Are Kept From Early Algebra. Should States Force Schools to Enroll Them?

ED Surge

One California family had a tough choice to make. Julie Lynem’s son had taken algebra in eighth grade, but hadn’t comprehended some of the core concepts. That left the family to decide whether to make him repeat the class in ninth grade — and potentially disadvantage him by preventing him from taking calculus later in high school — or to have him push through.

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CREST Awards: Apprenticeships, University & Job Applications

All About STEM

CREST Awards are a tangible recognition of success and are well-regarded. You can stand out from the crowd by including the experiences and skills you have gained through CREST in your personal statement! Enhance your applications for university, a job or an apprenticeship and show educators or employers how you think, what you have learned and your skills by discussing your CREST project.

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Integrating Technology via Tailored Professional Development

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Imagine a dimly lit room where adults endure another PowerPoint presentation, disengaged and uninspired. Imagine a brightly lit room with adult learners ready to be inspired by new experiences only for their motivation to be dampened by another static and mundane PowerPoint Presentation. This emphasizes the necessity of captivating and empowering professional development sessions to fully leverage technology's potential.

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Give Students Writing Feedback That Works

Middle Web

Laurie Miller Hornik describes what happened when English department colleagues got together to improve their responses to student writing. The collaboration produced a feedback protocol for reading, coaching and evaluating assignments that's still in use five years later. The post Give Students Writing Feedback That Works first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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