November, 2022

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5 Reasons the Productive Struggle Belongs in STEM

Accelerate Learning

It may be hard to watch students struggle, but facing the challenges of learning with the right attitude and seeing how missteps can lead to greater success is the greatest lesson of all. Here are the top 5 reasons why a productive struggle is beneficial to learning and in building resilience in students.

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Preparing Our Students to Be Digital Storytellers

Middle Web

Digital literacy leader Brett Pierce lays out the elements of digital storytelling and shows how students can take the lead in using digital tools to collaborate, think critically, problem solve, and present publicly, creating digital narratives around core curricular goals. The post Preparing Our Students to Be Digital Storytellers first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Best STEM Gifts 2022

Career in STEM

As the Owner of a STEM education company, I frequently get asked for my recommendations for the best STEM gifts for kids. Welcome to the third annual Best STEM Gifts for 2022! If you missed previous years, check out 2020 and 2021 as well, there’s tons of cool STEM gifts there too! Below are my top picks for STEM gifts for kids this year. To me the best STEM gifts are those with staying power, are tons of fun, and are gifts that kids use again and again.

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Another Excellent Online Feature from Jotform–Sign

Ask a Tech Teacher

You may know Jotform as one of the most popular tools in the form builder category, recognized for its simplicity and sophistication in what could otherwise be the complicated process of collecting and analyzing data. It works on all platforms, can be shared via a link or embed (as well as other options), and supports multiple languages. Over the past several years, Jotform has released many features designed to simplify and automate teaching’s more mundane tasks, such as Smart PDF Forms ,

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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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Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class

Educators Technology

The purpose of this post is to share with you a collection of some great web tools for taking students on virtual field trips around the world. With a working Internet connection and a computer you will be able to take your kids and students on virtual tours exploring far-off places, learning about ancient monuments, visiting world museums and discovering other cultures and ways of living.

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What is Mastery Learning and How Do You Implement It Effectively?

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Mastery learning (also called competency-based learning) is being used in some classes and schools. Jon Bergmann, author of the Mastery Learning Handbook talks about how he uses mastery learning in his chemistry and physics classrooms. He discusses common mistakes when teachers implement mastery learning as well as the types of classes that work well with mastery learning.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: T Levels Webinar

All About STEM

Amazing Apprenticeships has produced a new T-Levels webinar! T-Levels are 2-year qualifications created by the government to deliver world-class technical education. They are ideal for students who have finished their GCSEs and want the knowledge and experience to get straight into employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. Amazing Apprenticeships working in partnership with the T-Levels.

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Why is STEM so Important in Early Childhood Education?

Accelerate Learning

STEM education is beneficial for all ages, including preschoolers and kindergartners. Introducing students to STEM provides early access to a lifetime of learning and exploring. In this post, find out more about the benefits of beginning STEM education at an early age, and learn why it's never too early to dive into STEM learning.

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Tech Tip #23 I Deleted a File by Accident

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: I deleted a file by accident. Category: Problem-solving.

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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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7 Popular Science Museums

Educators Technology

We human beings have come a long way towards understanding the world (or probably the worlds) we are living in. Our knowledge of the inner workings of this world is expanding exponentially and in both directions: horizontally and vertically. From the invention of fire to Mars exploration, our insatiable appetite to discover and learn is getting wilder and wilder and with it our scientific knowledge.

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The Digital Divide 2.0: Navigating Digital Equity and Health Equity in Education

ED Surge

More than two years ago, educators around the country began to engage in dialogue regarding the digital divide , as they recognized the reality that many students did not have access and connectivity as once believed. A term originally applied to describe the technology-access split between those living in urban spaces as opposed to rural communities, more recently it’s been used to highlight that only two-thirds of the world’s population has access to the internet, according to the United Natio

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The Art of Slow

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Some things are just better done slowly. In this world of Rush! Rush! Rush! It is time to slow down. It is November 1, and I'm committed to doing things slowly in the areas that matter: Slowly eating dinner with my husband and laughing over the silly little things that happen every day Slowly stir the cookies with the wooden spoon so they come out the way my kids like them when they come home so we can Slowly sit b

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LCR Careers Hub Employers Network: Online Masterclass

All About STEM

Event Date: 15th Dec 2022 Join the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub Employers Network so we can inspire our future workforce together! All types of businesses across all sectors have signed up to help bridge the gap between education and employment and you can too. Our first masterclass was a huge success and our second takes place online and is open for bookings!

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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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9 Outdoor STEM Activities That Bring Science Learning Out Into Nature

Accelerate Learning

Every teacher and parent has seen the benefits of outdoor play for kids. And a lot of adults feel that time spent playing and exploring outdoors was the best part of their childhood! Various research studies have found that outdoor play, whether structured or unstructured, offers benefits to a child’s emotional state, attention span, physical fitness, imagination, and more.

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Geography Awareness Week: November 14-18, 2022

Ask a Tech Teacher

Promoted by National Geographic, here’s what you should know about Geography Awareness Week which occurs November 14-18, 2022: Too many young Americans are unable to make effective decisions, understand geo-spatial issues, or even recognize their impacts as global citizens. National Geographic created Geography Awareness Week to raise awareness to this dangerous deficiency in American education and excite people about geography as both a discipline and as a part of everyday life.

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The 7 Best Secret Santa Generators

Educators Technology

Christmas is around the corner and we definitely are looking forward to it. Family get-togethers and gift exchanges add up to the fun and joy we experience during this wonderful season. If you are like me and are entrusted with organizing a Secret Santa, the gift exchange generators below will help with your gifting assignments. Instead of using the time-honored tradition of drawing names from a hat, you can now do it online and anonymously, saving you the headache of having to figure out who wi

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Can a Group of MIT Professors Turn a White Paper Into a New Kind of College?

ED Surge

A group of professors at Massachusetts Institute of Technology dropped a provocative white paper in September that proposed a new kind of college that would address some of the growing public skepticism of higher education. This week, they took the next step toward bringing their vision from idea to reality. That next step was holding a virtual forum that brought together a who’s who of college innovation leaders, including presidents of experimental colleges, professors known for novel teaching

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CSTA New England Regional Conference #cstaNE2022

Computer Science Teacher

This year’s CSTA New England regional conference is at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) school of Education. It’s a great venue. There are around 150 people here. I can remember when CSTA national conferences were smaller than that. It just shows the growth in CSTA and the growing strength of CSTA chapters over the last several years. I am running into a number of people I know and meeting some new people as well.

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How to Differentiate Instruction in Elementary Math

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Young children have many different ability levels with math concepts. Understandably, kindergarten and elementary teachers need to reach every student where they are on their learning journey, but it isn't always easy. Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, an expert on the topic, gives an overview of how to differentiate math instruction with younger students. . eSpark.

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Promys Europe: Mathematics Programme

All About STEM

Opening for applications soon – save the date! PROMYS Europe is designed to encourage mathematically ambitious students who are at least 16 to explore the creative world of mathematics. Participants tackle fundamental mathematical questions within a richly stimulating and supportive community of fellow first-year students, returning students, undergraduate counsellors, research mentors, faculty.

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Choosing the Right Computer Science Specialization

Ask a Tech Teacher

One of the most popular and in-demand skills is anything related to computers–programming, repair, networking, and cybersecurity to name a few. If you love the challenge of coding computers to do just about anything you can visualize, the hardest part of deciding on a post-High School career may be selecting the right specialty. One of our Ask a Tech Teacher crew has come up with a short list of questions you should ask before getting started: Is your selected specialty right for you?

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Teaching Using News Articles: Helpful Tips and Resources for Teachers

Educators Technology

Our students live in a world saturated with all kinds of news. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of online news stories, especially those circulating on social media sites are fake news, false information, disinformation, misinformation, or downright propaganda. As parents and teachers we need to make sure our kids and students do not fall for such news and that they are empowered with the necessary media literacy skills to help them safely navigate this fake-news-infected world.

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Why I’m Integrating the World Cup Into My English Class, Despite My Disinterest in Sports

ED Surge

In late September, my sophomores were packing up for the day when I noticed a group of boys, heads down, all focusing on what looked to be magazines open on their desks. They lifted each page carefully, with a mix of reverence and deep concentration. ”¿Tengo Andres Guardado?” “Sí… ¿Tengo Mbappe?” The boys burst into rib-busting laughter. I moved closer, trying not to disturb the scene unfolding before me.

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A Chess Class for Elementary Students (with a DIY micro:bit -Driven Chess Clock)

User Generated Education

Each week a master math teacher from Math Amigos comes to my GT classroom for an hour to present conceptual math problems. High ability math students from 4th through 6th grades attend. A few weeks ago he presented a problem that included chess knight moves. One of the students mentioned how much she loves to play chess. I asked her if she’d like to lead a chess class.

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FREE Webinar: 11 Reasons to Love Lumio

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lumio is my go-to exam review tool and it can do so much more. Back in May, I wrote about Lumio and how it makes review and practice easy but now I'd like to share 11 Reasons Why Educators Love Lumio with some fellow educators who are putting Lumio at the center of their instruction.

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Apply for Foundation or Degree Level BP Apprenticeships!

All About STEM

Study and gain hands-on experience at the same time to kick-start your career! An apprenticeship is a great way to gain hands-on experience whilst you earn and learn. BP has foundation & degree-level apprenticeship programmes across the following areas: – Cyber security – Data analytics – Software engineering – Trading & shipping – People & culture (HR) – Finance (coming soon) – Engineering.

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14 Apps and 2 Projects for Thanksgiving

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need a few websites and apps to fill in sponge time? Here are Thanksgiving websites that will keep students busy and still teach them: Berenstein Bears Give Thanks (app). Canadian Thanksgiving. Online/Offline Thanksgiving activities. Plimoth Plantation –a field trip of a Pilgrim’s life. Included on this real-life site is a video of the Pilgrim’s crossing to the New World.

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5 Good Apps to Blur Background on iPhone and Android

Educators Technology

The collection below features 6 helpful blur background apps to use on your iPhone and Android. Whether you want to hide sensitive elements in your images or you want to create an artistic effect by bringing certain elements to the forefront and giving them a pronounced and sharp effect, these blur background apps are great options to consider. If you use Zoom, check out this tutorial on how to blur background on Zoom.

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Reflections on 50 years of Game-Based Learning (Part 2)

ED Surge

Oregon Trail has an extraordinary origin story , illuminating many of the crucial elements that make games engaging and powerful for learning. Given its exceptional start within a favorable early ecosystem, one might expect hundreds—even thousands—of compelling games for learning on the market today. But, as with Oregon Trail, the path has not been straightforward or simple.

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Promoting Student Agency in Learning

Defined Learning

Over the past two school years, educators, students, and their families have experienced learning and living in new ways. There have been many challenges that we have all faced in education. For some educators, it was a necessary push to take risks, try new ideas or bring different technologies into their classrooms. Although those school years may not have gone as we had planned and we may not have covered as much of the content as we had hoped or had opportunities that we wanted for our studen

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Dell Deals Today through November 27, 2022

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Click Here to Look at the Deals. This is where I'm shopping for my husband a laptop right now. Don't tell him! They have the best deals, for sure, in my opinion. But I think you should tell all of the educators you know that you can get special student and educator Black Friday discounts at my special link: [link] now through November 27, 2022.

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