Sat.Mar 04, 2023 - Fri.Mar 10, 2023

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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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Promoting Equity in STEM Education

STEM Education Works

STEM is one prominent area in education where there is a significant equity gap among students. This occurs because many students, particularly those from low-income families, aren’t equipped with the opportunities to learn the necessary skills to enter STEM careers upon graduation. This ultimately creates a lack of diversity in STEM fields. As a result, it is important to ensure all students receive meaningful learning experiences.

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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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Bring Digital Robotics Competition to Your Classroom with Spring CoderZ League

CoderZ

Are you ready to introduce computer science in your classroom? Have you been looking to enhance motivation, boost confidence, and provide an exciting hands-on opportunity this semester?   Spring CoderZ League kicks off in less than three weeks (March 27 th ) and the training camp is NOW OPEN! Play, Compete, CODE with Spring CoderZ League We can all agree, gamified learning and learning through play is one of the best ways to engage students.

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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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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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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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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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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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Schools Are Using Voice Technology to Teach Reading. Is It Helping?

ED Surge

A first grade student is trying to read a passage on her iPad. A digital avatar Amira, clad in olive green, is listening. Her face isn’t particularly demonstrative, but she’s trying her best with emphatic pats-on-the-back when the student gets something right. When the reader skips a word, or mispronounces it, Amira displays the kind of dispassionate instruction that only artificially created avatars can.

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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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How to Compare and Contrast Authentically

Ask a Tech Teacher

To students, knowing how to ‘compare and contrast’ sounds academic, not real world, but we teachers know most of life is choosing between options. The better adults are at this, the more they thrive. Common Core Standards recognize the importance of this skill by addressing it in over 29 Standards, at every grade level from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.

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Apprenticeships: Activity Packs Years 7-9

All About STEM

The Apprenticeships website is offering packs of interactive activities for Years 7-9 designed to increase awareness of apprenticeships and T Levels at an early age. Learners can work their way through the pack to begin exploring what apprenticeships are, the different kinds of apprenticeships available and what exciting careers they lead to. There is also a useful T Level activity to promote.

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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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Want to Humanize Classrooms? Take a Page From Youth Organizers.

ED Surge

In the winter of 2020, I participated in a two-day youth organizing retreat in Detroit. Young people from organizations across the city came together to learn about community organizing, build community and develop a city-wide education justice campaign. Throughout the retreat, I watched and participated as youth organizers critically analyzed their school experiences and co-created ideas for school improvement campaigns.

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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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25 Sites to Add Rigor and Authenticity to Word Study

Ask a Tech Teacher

Memorizing word lists and testing on them doesn’t really work very well. Here are lots of websites that will make student academic and domain-specific word study more relevant and sticky. I’ve collected them into various categories–pick what works for you: Context Clues Game Context Clues Millionaire Flashcard Stash –collect words, view sentences and images Friendly Letter Maker Main Idea Battleship The Patchworker Using a table of contents Web-based Mad Libs Word Balloons Word

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Work It Videos: Careers & Enterprise Company

All About STEM

Brought to you by The Careers & Enterprise Company, this series of career talks are from young people to young people. The video collection focuses on the transition from education to work, preparing for work experience and the working world. All clips cover a range of sectors, ages (19-25), experiences and transition points. New videos are added regularly and there are now over 30 clips to choose.

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Take a Math Walk at the Twelve Hills Nature Center!

Talk STEM

We’re excited to announce a new series of MathFinder educational videos featuring and filmed at the Twelve Hills Nature Center , a wonderful blackland prairie restoration project and gardens right here in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas! You can now take an app-guided (in-person) Math Walk or a virtual Math Walk at Twelve Hills Nature Center and enjoy specific aspects of natural life that is thriving there in unique ways.

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A Free Online University Has Grown to 126,000 Students. What Can It Teach Traditional Colleges?

ED Surge

When Shai Reshef started a free online university called University of the People nearly 15 years ago, skepticism was high. Online education was viewed as a poor substitute for in-person study, and anyway, how could something free be financially sustainable? Today, the college has won accreditation. It has grown to serve 126,000 students. And it has some 37,000 volunteers.

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What You Might Have Missed in February–What’s up in March

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the month of February: #WorldReadAloudDay February 1st Groundhog Day and the 100th Day of School 14 Tech Assessment Strategies 72: Check Your Math in Excel Is ChatGPT Writing Your Students’ Homework? New Tech Will Detect It Tech Tip #45 My Screen is Sideways!! 57+ Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When… 3 Projects to Teach 1st Grade Architecture Teach Vocabulary with the Frayer Model Here’s what’s co

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International Women’s Day: Printable Resources

All About STEM

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #EmbraceEquity and all are invited on the 8th of March to get involved and forge a world that’s diverse, equal, equitable, and inclusive. Here are our Top recommended activities and printables that are perfect for home or school: STEM Ambassadors: Don’t.

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5 St. Patrick's Day Read Alouds and STEM Challenges

Carly and Adam

The following is a guest post from Dr. Jacie Maslyk. As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, it is time to gather our books and plan for some fun STEM challenges. Using books from a similar theme like a holiday or special time of year can be a great way to engage learners in STEM. Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Read Aloud Books for Kids: How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace Fiona’s Luck by Teresa Bateman The Story of the Leprechaun by Katherine Tegen The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow by Sean Callahan T

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What Does It Mean to Deliver a ‘Black College Education’ Online?

ED Surge

Jasper Smith did not spend her freshman year at Howard University studying in the red-brick buildings on its campus in Washington, D.C. Instead, due to the pandemic, she logged into virtual classes from her home, in Arizona. Now that emergency health measures have been lifted, Smith, who is currently a junior, does participate on campus in the life of the historically Black university.

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Fun & Easy Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments for Kids

STEM Education Guide

One of the simplest but satisfying DIY science experiments is the baking soda and vinegar reaction. From volcanoes to bottle rockets, this experiment packs a punch. Fun for kids (and adults) of all ages, the baking soda, and the vinegar experiment are fun ways to learn about chemical reactions. How Baking Soda & Vinegar Reaction Works – a Simple Explanation When baking soda and vinegar come together, a chemical reaction occurs.

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CREST Awards: FREE British Science Week Secondary Projects

All About STEM

Have you downloaded the British Science Week FREE activity packs? The British Science Association has created packs for learners of all ages to celebrate British Science Week (10-19 March). The theme for 2023 is ‘Connections’ and each pack provides fun and engaging activities to introduce this theme to children and young people. The BSW Secondary pack has a fantastic selection of projects.

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How can we measure gases dissolved in seawater?

Futurum

How can we measure gases dissolved in seawater? Published: Nitrous oxide (N 2 O) is a greenhouse gas that is 300 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The ocean is a significant source of N 2 O, but there is currently no easy way to measure how much N 2 O is dissolved in and released from seawater. At the University of Washington in the US, Dr Anuscheh Nawaz and her team are developing a technique to measure the concentration of dissolved N 2 O in our oceans directly and more efficiently.

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What’s It Like to Leave the Classroom for a Job in Edtech?

ED Surge

After three years of facing heightened stress since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic — not just the safety worries, but also the political frays that have followed — it’s no wonder that some teachers are leaving the stormy seas of classroom instruction in search of calmer waters. For the technically inclined, pivoting to a job in the education technology industry seems like a natural fit.

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Is Economics STEM – Why Colleges Want Economics to Be a STEM Major

STEM Education Guide

Recently, five of the eight Ivy League universities have reclassified their economics degrees from social science to science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). As opposed to a philosophical change, college departments are utilizing a federal shift implemented in 2012. It allows graduates of quantitative economics and economics to apply for more generous visas compared to those granted non-STEM majors.

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How to host a Nuffield Research Placement

All About STEM

Are you an employer or an academic institution? You can nurture future talent by hosting a Nuffield Research Placement! Year 12 NRP students are bright, capable, and can complete a variety of tasks including data analysis, scoping, and experimental design. Take a look at this quick Q&A to see how you can get involved. What is a Nuffield Research Placement?

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STEM, STEAM, or STREAM? What is the Difference?

Carly and Adam

The following is a guest post from Dr. Jacie Maslyk. Ask a group of educators what they call it and you will likely get a handful of different answers. STEM, STEAM, STREAM (or some other version of this integrated model of learning) is known by many different names. Whether your school chooses to add the A for the arts or an R for reading, robotics, or even religion, these are all great ways to provide hands-on learning opportunities for students.

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