March, 2023

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Math Strategies For Struggling Students: A New Approach to Challenges

Accelerate Learning

When it comes to math, teaching to a wide range of abilities is never easy. Even when it comes to the basics, some students will move through it more quickly than others.

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Why Hidden Artificial Intelligence Features Make Such an Impact in Education

ED Surge

When classrooms and conference rooms abruptly moved online three years ago, we all experienced moments of technical frustration. Whether dealing with connectivity issues or clumsy virtual interactions, which were sometimes accompanied by awkward background noises, we persisted. Fortunately, the education sector had time to smooth out some of these wrinkles, especially with improved connectivity and advancing technology such as artificial intelligence (AI).

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Practical AI Ideas for the Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in schools around the country. As I kick off Season 12 of the 10 Minute Teacher (after a much-needed break), I'm sharing 21 uses of AI tools, 4 conversation starters (including eight concerns of negative uses of AI), and a lesson plan I used to teach AI.

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6 Ways to Make Classroom Typing Fun

Ask a Tech Teacher

When you teach typing, the goal isn’t speed and accuracy. The goal is that students type well enough that it doesn’t disrupt their thinking. Let me say that again: The goal of keyboarding is students type well enough that it doesn’t disrupt their thinking. Much like breathing takes no thought and playing a piano is automatic (for some), students must be able to think while they type, fingers automatically moving to the keys that record their thoughts.

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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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Book Recommendations for CS People

Computer Science Teacher

tl;dr Book recommendations: Overnight Code: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Overnight Code was recommended to me after I recommended Code Girls on Facebook. Overnight Code is a truly inspiring story of a woman with two strikes against her (female and Black) whose hard work, determination, and talents helped her do some revolutionary work in naval engineering and integrating

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STEM Career Spotlight: Women In STEM

Accelerate Learning

In honor of Women’s International Month, we would like to spotlight some amazing women scientists who have made significant contributions to STEM and our world. Historically, women in STEM are often overlooked, undervalued, and even discouraged from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But today, women in STEM are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and achieving incredible accomplishments that are changing the world.

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As Safety Threats Rise in Schools, Could SEL Programs Help?

ED Surge

Schools are becoming increasingly unsafe for our nation’s students — physically, socially and emotionally. American youth are in crisis. According to one method of defining and tracking gun violence, compiled by The Washington Post, nearly 340,000 students have directly experienced gun violence at school since 1999, with 366 school shootings since then and no sign of this exposure slowing down.

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Generative AI, Chat GPT, and Learning

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter So, I’ve spent this week looking at and testing many AI tools. I know I’m a total beginner, but then again, I guess everyone is a beginner right now. While all of these schools have been rushing to block ChatGPT , many don’t realize that generative AI tools are making their way into Google Workspaces and Microsoft 365.

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5 Skills Graduates Need to Be Successful

Ask a Tech Teacher

The skills required to succeed in your post-High School life, be it college, a vocational training program, the military, or a job, are surprisingly similar. Commitment to the task at hand by doing your best all the time is a great start, but it isn’t all you need. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors came up with a short list of five skills that will make a big difference in whether you succeed or fail in your post-High School endeavors: Communication Adaptability and Flexibility Le

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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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Finding Words With All The Letters Programming project

Computer Science Teacher

Does anyone else lay in bed in the morning thinking about coding projects or is it just me? I’ve been playing around with a Wordle solver helper for a while now. It helps me find words based on what I know after each guess. One of the things like like to do is see how many possibilities there are based on different hints. Yesterday I had most of the letters but not in the right place.

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LCR Gaming Industry Parent & Student Information Session

All About STEM

Event Date: 30 March 2023 Come & join us, click our flyer to book your place! All About STEM (All About Futures) partner with Growth Platform, Career Connect, Elevate EBP, St Helens Chamber, Shaping Futures, Wirral Chamber and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the Careers and Enterprise Company Career Hub for the Liverpool City Region. ‘Connecting schools and colleges with employers.

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Teaching Math Through Art

Accelerate Learning

The connections between art and math aren’t always obvious— one is often taught as a core course, and the other is an elective. One requires the use of pencil and paper, and the other uses a vast assortment of mediums.

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One Idea to Keep Teachers From Quitting — End the Teacher Time Crunch

ED Surge

When a Texas task force set out to draft a plan for attracting and keeping more teachers in the state’s schools, it ran into its first problem before work ever began. The group initially was composed of school district leaders and had no more than one teacher, recalls Zeph Capo, president of the Texas American Federation of Teachers. That didn’t sit well with him or members of the Texas AFT.

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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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8 Ways to Teach Financial Literacy

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I was grading my student’s web pages today, one student’s goals struck me. She said she wanted to earn money, save it, and “create generational wealth.” This eighth grader has been taught financial skills at home, but not all students are so fortunate. April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's the perfect time to teach financial literacy.

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19 Tech Problems Every Student Can Fix

Ask a Tech Teacher

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: 19 Tech Problems Every Student Can Fix Category: Problem-solving Here are the nineteen problems that cause eighty percent of the tech stoppages in your classrooms.

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ChatGPT Gets Its “Wolfram Superpowers”!

Stephen Wolfram

See also: “What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?” » To enable the functionality described here, select and install the Wolfram plugin from within ChatGPT. Note that this capability is so far available only to some ChatGPT Plus users; for more information, see OpenAI’s announcement. In Just Two and a Half Months… Early in January I wrote about the possibility of connecting ChatGPT to Wolfram|Alpha.

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Employer Benefits: Hosting a Nuffield Research Placement

All About STEM

Nuffield Research Placements are engaging, real-life research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. What are the benefits? By hosting a Nuffield Research Placement you can support young people and diversify your workforce while forging strong links with schools and colleges in your local area.

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How Autonomy Can Transform Your Classroom and Empower Students

Accelerate Learning

Giving students autonomy over their learning doesn’t just engage and motivate them; it gives them the skills to achieve academically and in life. Find out how you can empower your students with autonomy.

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Why Every Student Deserves a Robust Arts Education

ED Surge

Arts education belongs in every student’s curriculum — and not just because the arts can improve skills in other content areas. As an instrumental music teacher, I am used to advocating that the arts are essential to all students even though they may not be classified as a core subject. Over the years, I’ve used research about how the arts increase math and reading comprehension to defend their existence in the public school curriculum.

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Should AI be STOPPED?

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some tech titans have co authored a letter “Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter” urging that all AI development past GPT-4 be halted for six months because “…recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict, or reliably control.” Pause

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Celebrate Pi Day and Maths Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Two math celebrations are coming up on March 14th : Pi Day and World Maths Day Pi Day Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. Daniel Tammet, a high-functioning autistic savant, holds the European record for reciting pi from memory to 22,514 digits in five hours and nine minutes.

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Single Point Rubrics: Efficient and Impactful

Middle Web

The single point rubric – a minimalist, stripped-down version of the standard 4-point rubric – provides efficiency for teachers and is impactful for students because the simplified teacher feedback fosters growth, writes Stephanie Farley. She also shares three grading tips. The post Single Point Rubrics: Efficient and Impactful first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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ESA Teach with Space: Online Conference

All About STEM

Educators can register now for the ESA Teach with Space Online Conference, taking place on the 11th and 12th of July 2023! By joining this conference you will have the opportunity to see inspirational talks by Space experts and participate in panel discussions addressing, among others, the future of space exploration and “Space for a green future” Get ideas from the space classroom experiment.

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Math in the Real World

Accelerate Learning

As teachers, you may feel like a broken record telling your students that they’ll use this math, whatever you’re currently teaching, in everyday life. Students will nod, shrug, and maybe even roll their eyes. To them, what’s the point in learning it when their calculator will do the work anyway?

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We Can’t Keep ChatGPT Out of the Classroom, so Let’s Address the ‘Why’ Behind Our Fears

ED Surge

Recently, I was in a meeting with department chairs and administrators at my high school. We were discussing the agenda when the topic of ChatGPT elicited a collective groan. It had only been a few weeks into the semester, and we had already sent dozens of students’ names to administrators to report this new version of plagiarism. After discussing revisions to our existing policies, a colleague added, “We have to go back to old-school methods.

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Gardening Program with SAGE Elementary Students

User Generated Education

Our Title 1 school is lucky enough to have a decent size outdoor garden that is overseen by community volunteers. One of their goals is to teach our students about the garden. Because of the that, I offered gardening as a possible elective for my GT (gifted and talented students). See Offering Electives to Elementary Students for more about why and how I offer electives to them.

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10 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites with activities for different grade levels, different classes: Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle Puzzles and games Physical Education St. Patrick’s Day Activities from Elementary PE Teacher.com Resources for St. Pat’s Day from Education.com by grade and subject St.

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FY24 Budget Recommendations: What Out-Of-School STEM Leaders Should Know

STEM Next

The President’s FY24 Budget Recommendations Are Out: What Out-Of-School STEM Leaders Should Know Photo courtesy of Pixabay On Thursday, March 9th, the President released his budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2024. Additional details have continued to emerge, as agencies post their more detailed congressional justifications. The budget process includes the President’s release of his recommendations to Congress.

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NEW STEM Insights Magazine: Primary & Secondary

All About STEM

STEM Learning’s NEW STEM Insights Magazines are landing in schools this week! STEM Learning has created STEM Insights Magazine based on feedback from teachers and educators. Editions are packed with information, inspiration and articles to support your teaching. Click to take a look at the digital versions & discover relevant, topical content and lots of useful resources too!

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Time Management Tips for Teachers

Accelerate Learning

Ask teachers what resource they need more of, and chances are most of them will say, “Time!” For teachers, managing time effectively is a survival skill that applies to both time in the classroom and time spent before and after class, preparing and planning lessons, grading, assessing and documenting, setting up the classroom, and handling a million other details.

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Students Want More Workplace Skills From Colleges. Will Higher Ed Adjust?

ED Surge

Today’s high school graduates are increasingly questioning whether higher education is worth it, and that’s pushing colleges to rethink the value they bring students. This was a key theme I heard at last week’s SXSW EDU conference, where several panels addressed what today’s generation of students want, and how colleges can respond. It was also a top-of-mind issue for me coming into the conference.

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