October, 2022

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How We Pumped Up Our Math Vocabulary Study

Middle Web

While logic and skill are two important elements in advancing math knowledge, students also need to be immersed in the language of math to succeed. Kathleen Palmieri brainstormed with her fifth graders to develop fun strategies that help them understand and apply math terms. The post How We Pumped Up Our Math Vocabulary Study first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Simple Strategies to Teach Math Through Play

Accelerate Learning

Research indicates that attitudes towards mathematics, especially at a young age, can significantly influence a child’s success in math. The good news is that there are simple strategies for introducing math concepts to play that can foster a positive attitude.

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The Computer Science Professional Development Problem

Computer Science Teacher

Mike Zamansky is stirring up trouble again. OK not really his intent I’m sure but people can get defensive. I have to say that I agree in principle with most of his post at Why PD doesn't work for CS Mike lists four different types of PDs. Teachers sharing practices conferences and meetings that teachers choose to attend PD run by content providers, that is, people selling something PD required by schools and districts It’s as good a break down as any though the fourth kind can really include an

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Teacher Tech Training is Critical

Ask a Tech Teacher

Back when I started teaching tech, teachers loved saying that kids knew more than they did, even defer to students to teach. That doesn’t work anymore which means even the most tech-phobic of teachers must step up. Here’s a good article from Yahoo Finance on that: Why Teaching Tech to Teachers Is More Important Than Ever. “With technology, it’s not all or nothing,” says Williams.

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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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5 Ways to Open Pathways to Imagination and Creativity

Defined Learning

Could you imagine a world where each and every one of us uses our talents and resources to nurture the potential that simmers within? Could we work toward developing an in-depth understanding of our unique talents that are awaiting to be courageously unwrapped and shared with others? What if we strived to build systems that focused more on lifting each other up instead of pushing ourselves and others down?

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Lego’s Parent Company Acquires Edtech Firm BrainPOP

ED Surge

The company that owns Lego is diving headlong into K-12 education’s switch to digital. Kirkbi A/S, the private investment and holding company that owns a controlling stake in Lego, acquired the video animation company BrainPOP for $875 million. The deal was announced Tuesday. Fueled by the digital transformation of K-12 learning, the acquisition is expected to be only the first of many for Kirkbi A/S.

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Bringing NASA’s DART Mission into the Classroom

Accelerate Learning

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is a method of planetary defense against near-Earth asteroids, which changes the direction of a small asteroid by impacting an object sent from the earth as a satellite or space probe.

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A Simple Teacher Habit Tracker

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For each class, I have three things I have to do each day: lesson plans in Chalk , Google classroom assignments updated, and then I have to go back and grade the work for the day. Using a sharpie marker and a simple template I made in Canva , where I am with those habits, is a quick glance away.

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Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. 17-21 2022–Here’s What You Need

Ask a Tech Teacher

Information that will help you teach digital citizenship to your students. Below, you’ll find everything from a full year-long curriculum to professional development for teachers: Resources: Digital Citizenship: What to Teach When (a video). Curricula: K-8 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. More on Digital Citizenship. How to Grow Global Digital Citizens.

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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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Micro:Bit Programming for Grades K to 3 With #MicroCode

Computer Science Teacher

The Micro:Bit is a pretty cool piece of hardware being used in a lot of schools. It’s mostly used in middle school and above but that may be changing. New from Microsoft is Microcode beta. Programming is via a MicroCode web editor at aka.ms/m9. Microcode documentation is at Microsoft MicroCode for micro:bit (beta) Take a look at the intro video below.

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Some of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

Educators Technology

Digital storytelling can be an effective way to engage students in hands-on and creative learning experiences. We all love stories and stories have the potential to intrigue, immerse, and educate in various ways. As teachers and educators, we need to draw on the expressive and communicative strength of digital storytelling to provide students with optimal learning experiences where they get to engage wholly in the learning process: mind, body, and spirit.

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Google Discreetly Acquires Edtech Analytics Company BrightBytes

ED Surge

Google has silently acquired a widely-used K-12 data and analytics company. The tech giant confirmed, in an email to EdSurge, that it's picked up BrightBytes for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition does not appear to have been publicly announced. And Google declined to provide any details, including when the sale had taken place. But an email about the deal sent by Google to a school district in early May, obtained by EdSurge, cites May 17th as the expected date of the transaction.

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There’s Nothing Ordinary About the STEM Everyday Podcast

Accelerate Learning

Host Chris Woods brings fascinating interviews with a fantastic array of authors, makers, educators, and STEM celebrities. There are so many podcasts nowadays that it seems everyone can find something that speaks directly to their specific interests. From lovers of true crime stories to foodies, from pet owners to fans of classic TV, all of us can find many podcasts that pique our interest.

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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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Meet TARA: Your New Teacher Headquarters

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Organizing lesson plans, units, resources, links, IEP’s, and IEP meetings can be cumbersome and stressful. In this blog post, I’ll share my review of TARA, the Teacher HQ for Resources and Administration. Their stated goal is to prevent teacher burnout. In addition to sharing about the tool, you should also check out their 60+ tools for Student Engagement , and I’ll share about their teacher support quiz which will

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100+ Websites on Digital Citizenship

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular resources teachers are using to teach about digital citizenship. Click the titles for more links: Avatars. Copyrights and Digital Laws. Curriculum. Applied Digital Skills –all tech skills. Google’s Be Internet Awesome –abbreviated course. K-8, scaffolded, Ask a Tech Teacher (with projects). Cyberbullying. Cybersecurity. Cyber Patriot program –by the Air Force.

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Share how #YOUbelonginSTEM for National STEM Day, November 8th

STEMx

On October 12th, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten announced the. YOU Belong in STEM. initiative at the. Innovating for the Future Summit. , held by STEMConnector, Million Women Mentors, and the STEMx network. This initiative aims to improve STEM education outcomes by advancing a sense of inclusion and belonging in STEM for all students and teachers and has three primary goals: Ensure all Pre-K-Higher Education students have access to, and benefit from rigorous, relevant, and joyfu

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Best Websites and Apps for Creating Online Quizzes

Educators Technology

The purpose of this post is to share with you a collection of teacher-tested websites and apps for creating online quizzes. These are simple and easy to use applications that will enable you to create different quiz types and formative assessment activities. Some of the features you will have access to include pre-designed quiz templates, numerous question types, multimedia support, instant grading and scoring (some of them not all), performance reports, and more. 1.

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Demystifying Social-Emotional Learning and the Controversy Surrounding It

ED Surge

A few years ago, it seemed like social-emotional learning was rocketing into the mainstream. More people were talking about why it is important and how it can help kids develop. Many schools were adopting social-emotional learning programs and frameworks, weaving practices that support social and emotional development into various parts of the school day and reporting material improvements in student behavior and outcomes.

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Growth Mindset for Kids

Accelerate Learning

Knowing that research backs up the idea that what students believe about their potential has a significant impact on their success, how do we use this to increase achievement?

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New to Teaching and to Teaching MLs? Try This!

Middle Web

First and foremost, writes EL expert Valentina Gonzalez, new teachers need to view multilingualism as a student asset. Learn her five proven strategies to achieve teaching success with multilinguals, who need to be valued, respected and supported to master academic content. The post New to Teaching and to Teaching MLs? Try This! first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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6 Websites that Explain Elections

Ask a Tech Teacher

In about half the world–mostly those where people live under socialism, communism, dictators, or autocracies–law and order is decided for the people. In the 1700’s, when the brand new United States of America, newly liberated from the British aristocratic rule that relied on Kings and Queens, wrote its very first Constitution and Bill of Rights, it decided to establish a system of government by the people.

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Dia de los Muertos & Halloween Displays: A Meow Wolf-ish STREAM Project

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of teaching gifted education in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Two unique characteristics of living and working here is (1) there is a strong Mexican population who have retained their beautiful culture – language, culture, food, and holiday, and (2) it is the birthplace of Meow Wolf, unique and immersive art installations with multimedia elements and a mysterious narrative throughout; whose mission is to inspire creativity in people’s lives through art, exploration, and play s

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The 8 Elements of Critical Thinking

Educators Technology

We live in a world that is increasingly inundated with all types of information. From the moment we open our eyes in the morning till we go to bed at night, our minds are incessantly stimulated and a big part of this stimulation stems from our digital devices. It is true that there has never been a time in human history where information and knowledge are as plentiful and readily accessible as they are today.

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If We’re Serious About Student Well-Being, We Must Change the Systems Students Learn In

ED Surge

Educators and parents started this school year with bated breath. Last year’s stress led to record levels of teacher burnout and mental health challenges for students. Even before the pandemic, a mental health crisis among high schoolers loomed. According to a survey administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2019, 37 percent of high school students said they experienced persistent sadness or hopelessness and 19 percent reported suicidality.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Walter Alvarez's Contributions to STEM

Accelerate Learning

STEM Innovators.

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Bringing Movie Magic into Our SEL Classrooms

Middle Web

There’s nothing wrong with “putting on a movie” after a tough week in class, writes Amber Chandler, but why not make the most of it? The former AMLE educator of the year shares her strategy (with lesson plans!) for using popular films to reach important SEL goals. The post Bringing Movie Magic into Our SEL Classrooms first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Surprisingly, 15-20% of the population has a language-based learning disability and over 65% of those are deficits in reading. Often, these go undiagnosed as students, parents, and teachers simply think the child is not a good reader, is lazy, or is disinterested. Thankfully, the International Dyslexia Association sponsors an annual Dyslexia Awareness Month in October aimed to expand comprehension of this little-understood language-based learning condition.

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How can smart contact lenses monitor and treat eye conditions?

Futurum

How can smart contact lenses monitor and treat eye conditions? Published: More than 3 million people live with glaucoma in the United States, an eye disease that is the world’s second leading cause of blindness. At Purdue University , Dr Chi Hwan Lee is using his skills as a biomedical engineer to develop smart contact lenses that can both monitor the condition and deliver drugs to combat it.