September, 2023

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The Math Revolution You Haven’t Heard About

ED Surge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Math professor Martin Weissman is rethinking how his university teaches calculus. Over the summer, the professor from the University of California at Santa Cruz, spent a week at Harvard to learn how to redesign the mathematics for life sciences courses his institution offers. Called Math 11 A and B, these classes, which students take as freshmen and sophomores, constitute a “leaky pipeline,” Weissman says.

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Diving into STEM

Defined Learning

Integrating STEM activities into the classroom at the beginning of the year helps students get to know each other, promote collaboration, and develop essential 21st-century skills. Here are a few engaging ways you can incorporate STEM into your classroom.

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Research Quest: Free Middle School Science Project-Based Learning

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Are you a middle school science teacher looking to ignite your students' curiosity? Look no further than ResearchQuest, a treasure trove of free investigations that immerse students in the steps of the scientific method. From analyzing real-world artifacts to drawing their own conclusions, your students will become budding scientists.

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What do Parents Ask About Technology in Education?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have written in the past about parent questions concerning technology in education , but always from the perspective of a teacher at the classroom. Now, I teach grad school classes online to practicing teachers and want to see if those questions are the same. So I asked my grad school students: What questions do parents ask you about technology and education ?

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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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Celebrate National Coding Week!

All About STEM

Happy 10th Anniversary National Coding Week! National Coding Week begins on the 18th of September 2023 and this year, the theme is artificial intelligence (AI). The week aims to build confidence by discussing the benefits, concerns and implications of AI along with inspiring children and adults to learn new digital skills, cyber security and coding.

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Will Teachers Listen to Feedback From AI? Researchers Are Betting on It

ED Surge

Julie York, a computer science and media teacher at South Portland High School in Maine, was scouring the internet for discussion tools for her class when she found TeachFX. An AI tool that takes recorded audio from a classroom and turns it into data about who talked and for how long, it seemed like a cool way for York to discuss issues of data privacy, consent and bias with her students.

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Reimagining CS Pathways: High School and Beyond

Computer Science Teacher

This looks like a great opportunity to make a difference in CS education. We are seeking community involvement in a new project called Reimagining CS Pathways: High School and Beyond, led by CSTA, CSEdResearch.org, ACM, Code.org, College Board, CSforAll, and the ECEP Alliance. Please consider applying to join us. We particularly need diverse voices from post-secondary as well as industry representation.

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The Future is Now: Preparing Our Youngest Scholars for a Digital World

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Early exposure to technology can help children develop digital literacy skills. Around 70% of kindergartners can use educational apps on tablets or smartphones. But it stands to reason that we must help students know how to effectively use these tools so they do not hinder and that they help But do they know how to use technology effectively?

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9 Online Resources to Assist with ESL and ELL

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a short list of good ESL and ELL resources. For updates, click here : Digital Storytelling for Language and Culture Learning (PDF) – National Writing Project [link] L2 Digital Storytelling MCC ESL Digital Stories Teaching English – Digital Storytelling [link] Web English Teacher – Digital Storytelling [link] ESL English Tools- -digital tools to assist learning English as a second language Resource Guide for ESL SuperProf –private ESL online tutoring The TEFL Academy –cou

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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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CREST Awards: Engage Grants

All About STEM

CREST Engage Grants are open for applications! These grants help teachers in schools in challenging circumstances run CREST Awards with their students. How much can I apply for? Applicants can request up to £600 in total towards running CREST Awards – this breaks down into two categories: Grant applications close on the 30th of October, so don’t miss out and get involved.

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Tips for Teaching Cells

Amy Brown Science

I get a lot of questions about teaching cell structure and cell organelles, so I thought I would take this opportunity to offer up some tips and suggestions for teaching a GREAT unit on cells. In many of the questions I get, teachers admit to being bored when teaching their cell unit. I absolutely LOVE teaching about cells, and that brings me to my first tip.

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Students Know What They’re Looking for Online. Are Colleges Delivering What They Want?

ED Surge

Most of us know what to expect in a face-to-face classroom: Students sitting in rows, facing instructors and listening to lectures, watching videos displayed on screens up front, or, in smaller classes, participating in lively discussion. Altogether, a modest set of conventional choices we’re all familiar with as students and faculty on campus. But in the last couple of decades, since the introduction of online instruction in higher ed, students now expect a much wider range of options — a colle

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Types of Learning: All About Learning Styles

Accelerate Learning

Anyone who’s ever stood before a classroom to teach quickly understands that not all students are created the same. This is true regarding your students’ behavior, their style, and even how they learn. Even though learning styles may differ, your ability to meet students where they’re at, to get them interested in what you’re teaching, is always possible.

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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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Teach Reading with WORD Force: Fun Games Kids Love

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter WORD Force: A Literacy Adventure i s an excellent tool to help improve reading. These fun, free reading games give students the foundational reading skills they need in a fun, engaging practice that you can use as an enrichment or alongside your current reading program.

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Autumn Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Autumn Facts for Kids Don’t “Leaf” Out Fall’s Most Valuable Lesson EEK! A Tree’s True Color Fall Bucket List For Families Printable Fall Crafts, Decorations, and Printouts Fall Books & Short Stories For Kids about Autumn Primary Games’ Fall Fun Science Made Simple: Why Do Leaves Change Color in Fall? Why Leaves Change Color Click for an updated list Copyright ©2023 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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Mayor Rotheram announces GameChangers pledge to tackle video games talent shortage

All About STEM

A new initiative from the Combined Authority’s Careers Hub brings together studios, educators and industry organisations to pave the way for the next generation of video game creators. Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram has announced his pledge to develop a new generation of creators who can take the region’s video game industry to the next level.

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How can we combat ageism in society and healthcare?

Futurum

How can we combat ageism in society and healthcare? Published: Whether we realise it or not, we all hold stereotypes about older people. Whether we view them as cute, forgetful, bad with technology or unproductive, these stereotypes are harmful to older people and ourselves. What is more, ageism in healthcare environments impacts the quality of care that older people receive.

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Colleges Are Missing Out on Students Who Start — But Don’t Finish — Their Applications

ED Surge

Twice a week, Rofiat Olasunkanmi, 22, heads back to Brooklyn to her alma mater, Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School. Now a senior at New York University, Olasunkanmi helps high school seniors navigate applying to college, a process she personally recalls being dominated by concern about finances and a general sense of anxiety because no one in her family did it in the United States before her.

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Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom 

STEM Discovery Education

Educators have an extraordinary opportunity to ignite a passion for learning by embracing the dynamic world of STEAM learning. Incorporating STEAM isn’t just about teaching science or math—it’s about nurturing a mindset of curiosity that empowers students to question, experiment, and grow. The beginning of the school year is a great time to help students […] The post Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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The IEP Journey: The Heart of Special Education Planning

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today's episode, we sit down with Stephanie DeLussey, a dual-certified veteran special education teacher, IEP coach, and author of the upcoming book “The Intentional IEP.” Stephanie shares her unique insights into the often daunting process of writing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

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How to Find Reliable Internet Sources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Reliable internet sources are the same as those you would search for in the library. You want: primary sources unbiased sources sources with the background and training to understand the topic Young students have difficulty understanding these rules. They have barely learned about ‘primary sources’ and have no idea how to select unbiased ones.

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NEW: ASK Support 2023/24 for Schools & Colleges

All About STEM

The NEW Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools & Colleges (ASK) Brochure is out now! Click to take a look and discover the fantastic activities and assemblies available, they’re FREE! We’re looking forward to visiting our schools and colleges to offer ASK support! The ASK Programme is available again this year and we are eager to continue to support apprenticeship and T Level education for.

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8 Ways to Help Tweens Take Academic Risks 

Middle Web

Students in the middle grades think in polarities and will go to great lengths to avoid embarrassment, writes author and school counselor Phyllis Fagell. But with the right supports, they can learn to take risks – asking questions, joining discussions and learning more. The post 8 Ways to Help Tweens Take Academic Risks first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How We Can Honor Indigenous Values in Our Teaching Without Appropriating the Culture

ED Surge

I have always felt connected to Indigenous peoples. Perhaps it is because I am Mexican American and colonization is a part of my ancestry. Perhaps it is because the virtues of Mexican and Indigenous spiritualities in Texas and Minnesota, where I’ve split my whole life, are so universal that it’s hard to not be drawn to their teachings and practices.

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Should universities use differential treatment to admit students?

Futurum

Should universities use differential treatment to admit students? Published: At first glance, a student’s exam scores might seem like an uncomplicated way to measure academic ability. However, Dr Emil Temnyalov , an economist at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia, highlights the effects of socio-economic influences on these scores. The idea that exam results should be assessed differently based on a student’s socio-economic background is known as differential treatment, and Emil is

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8 Important Generative AI Use Cases in the Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In Part 1 of “ Why Every School Needs and AI Policy Right Now ,” I shared the empirical evidence about Artificial Intelligence and how it is impacting our world and schools. As I said in the first article, with so many things grabbing the attention of administrators, AI seems to be taking a back seat in the minds of many.

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Easy Photo Editing in MS Word

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before teaching students Photoshop (or GIMP), acclimate them to photo editing with a program they are likely comfortable with: MS Word. For basic image editing, Word’s pallet of tools do a pretty good job ( Note: Depending upon your version of Word, some of these tools may not be available; adapt to your version ): Open a blank document in MS Word.

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30th Anniversary: British Science Week 2024!

All About STEM

Congratulations to the British Science Association and UK Research & Innovation as 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of British Science Week! British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The theme for 2024 is ‘Time’ which opens the door to a huge range of.

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