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Is It Time for a National Conversation About Eliminating Letter Grades?

ED Surge

As Joshua Eyler was researching a book on what brain science tells us about how to improve teaching , one issue kept coming up as an underlying problem: The way schools and colleges grade student work is at odds with effective teaching. The science says kids need to feel free to try things and fail, and that the deepest learning comes when failure happens and the student figures out how to course-correct, Eyler says.

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World Backup Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

World Backup Day–March 31st Every Year March 31st is called World Backup Day. At least once a year, I remind you to backup your data files to an external drive (like a flash drive). This is one that isn’t connected to your local computer so can’t be compromised if you get a virus. It’s good to always backup data to cloud drives or a different drive on your computer but once a year, do the entire collection of data files to what is called an ‘air gap’ drive–one that is separated from any interne

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Parent & Carer Packs: Amazing Apprenticeships

All About STEM

Amazing Apprenticeships offer monthly downloadable information booklets for parents or carers. If you’re looking to advise your teens about career options, these are perfect for you!

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Math Manipulatives: How Can They Improve Student Learning in Math?

Accelerate Learning

Math manipulatives are a great way to make math more accessible for your students, especially if you know they may struggle with a new concept. While the more complex tools are useful with older students, you can introduce simple math manipulatives with your youngest learners, too.

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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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Researchers Have Identified the Starkest Cases of School District Segregation

ED Surge

Frankenmuth School District has about 1,400 students, nearly 91 percent of whom are white. Its poverty rate is about 5 percent. In contrast, to its west, Saginaw City School District is home to nearly 5,200 students, 81 percent of them students of color. Its poverty rate is 50 percent. This large economic and racial divide between two adjacent districts in Michigan shows that school segregation persists in the 21st century.

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STEM Ambassadors: Join Your Community!

All About STEM

Alongside STEM Learning’s STEM Community for educators, STEM Ambassadors can join their own Community to come together, find support and share ideas! “As a member, you can collaborate, ask for advice, share best practice and discover new ways to inspire young people with other volunteers, wherever they are in the UK.

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Strategies For Building A Math Community In Your Classroom

Accelerate Learning

Discover effective strategies for building a strong math community in your classroom. Explore ways to engage students in Math and enhance their learning experience.

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Most Students Think History Is Boring. Here's How We Change That.

ED Surge

Do you recall Mr. Lorensax from “ Ferris Bueller's Day Off ”? Anyone? Bueller? With his monotone voice and lack of enthusiasm, he could convince anyone that history is incredibly boring. Unfortunately, this portrayal isn't unique and reflects a broader issue with how social studies is perceived. As a high school history teacher, whenever I meet new adults and we talk about our professions, I often find myself being met with a familiar reaction: "I disliked the subject in school, but now I find i

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: 35 Resources for Read Across America Day Starlink–What is it? Why use it? Create Simple Shapes in Excel 13 Tips to Solve Unusual Problems 4 Reasons to use Word Problems and 9 Online Resources How to Automate an MLA Heading Celebrate Pi Day and Maths Day What’s a Backchannel and Is it Right For Your Class?

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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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The Kids Trial (7-12)

All About STEM

“The Kid’s Trial is an online project created with kids for kids to learn about how we do health research.” – University of Galway. Teachers, Parents and Carers: If your children or learners are aged 7 to 12, their brilliant minds can help shape and run a super important science mission called a randomised trial!

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Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly

Middle Web

All students can learn how to pick up the pieces after they face adversity, disappointment, loss, or trauma and go on. They need our guidance to find healthy ways to move forward. Debbie Silver offers six strategies educators can use to create classrooms that foster resiliency. The post Build a Classroom That’s Resilience-Friendly first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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‘My Job, Like the Anaconda in My Dream, Is Consuming Me.’

ED Surge

The original version of this essay was published on Medium. I detest when people talk about their dreams. It’s similar to listening to a 4-year-old tell you about their day. It takes more time than you have and never makes sense. Most of the time, I don’t even remember my dreams. Except for the rare ones that connect to real life. These dreams stick; there’s a logical glue to them that provides insight.

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Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges

Ask a Tech Teacher

Dealing with academic and social challenges in fourth grade can be challenging for parents. There are several strategies parents can use to support their children effectively. Here are ideas from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: Facing Fourth Grade: Tips for Parents Dealing with Academic and Social Challenges As our kids step into fourth grade, it’s a big deal!

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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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LCR Careers Hub: Creating Careers Resources

All About STEM

The Liverpool City Region Careers Hub offers over 80 resources in their employer series, Creating Careers. Creating Careers allows students to explore some of the exciting and interesting career pathways Liverpool City Region has to offer. Each film includes student resources to complete before, during and after each session.

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The 101 On Our Next Eclipse

STEM Education Works

Hello everyone! Remember that thing I told you all about earlier this year ? That big event of “cosmic proportions?” That’s right – the 2024 eclipse is just around the corner. Image from [link] On April 8 th , just six days from now, the Sun and the Moon will align resulting in a total solar eclipse. (Coincidentally, it will happen on a “ Moon day.”) The shadow of the Moon will first appear in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and then pass through North and Central America, finally ending in the

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Teaching Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need

Middle Web

Academic success relies on students taking charge of their learning. To achieve that goal, kids must learn to organize and study effectively. G/T Facilitator Sharon Ratliff shares strategies she uses to introduce and implant essential study skills in the middle school years. The post Teaching Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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22+ Tips on How to Work Remotely

Ask a Tech Teacher

Life often interferes with work. Vacations, conferences, PD–all these take us away from our primary functions and the environment where we are most comfortable delivering our best work. I thought about this when I read an article by a technical subject teacher (math, I think) pulled away from his class for a conference. Often in science/math/IT/foreign languages, subs aren’t as capable (not their fault; I’d capitulate if you stuck me in a Latin language class).

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CREST Awards: Partner Resources & Projects

All About STEM

CREST project resources and challenge packs incorporate a range of science activities and experiments which span numerous themes to suit varying skills and age groups. The CREST resources library is divided into three areas (Primary, Discovery (Primary/Secondary) and Secondary) and each area is packed with fantastic resources.

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Increasing Personalized Learning

Box Light

In this episode of Unbox Innovation , host Amy Chodroff interviews Nick Gearing, Training and Development Specialist at EOS Education by Boxlight , about personalized learning. Nick explains that personalized learning involves tailoring education to individual students' needs, incorporating elements such as choice, diverse assessment methods, and flexible learning formats.

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5 Questions to Help Kids Become Critical Readers

Middle Web

Marilyn Pryle's five crucial questions help students become critical readers in the Age of Disinformation as they learn to look more deeply into any text, in any form, and see the influences around it, the voices and sponsors, the craft and rhetoric, the intent and message. The post 5 Questions to Help Kids Become Critical Readers first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Climate Resilience & Protecting Cultural Resources

Teach Science for All

As climate change ramps up, safeguarding cultural heritage is becoming imperative for communities everywhere. Our cultural treasures, which tell the story of who we are and where we’ve come from, are facing serious threats from the likes of extreme weather, droughts, and wildfires.

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Be an Inspirational Employer!

All About STEM

All About STEM is the Research Placement and Experience Coordinator for the North West, covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Our role is to recruit and support businesses and academic institutions to host Y12 students to undertake research placements or experiences.

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STEM Everyday #261 | Be The Cause | feat. Josh Korb

STEM Everyday Podcast

Josh Korb strives to revolutionize the world of education. Beginning his career as a math teacher, Josh’s innate drive to innovate led him to become a Director of Technology and Innovation. This role allowed him to merge his love for teaching with his profound experience in instructional technology, in hopes of transforming the educational landscape.

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RobotLAB Receives EDTech Chronicle 2023 ‘BESTIE’ Award for Landmark Partnership with American Samoa Dept. of Education.

Robot Lab

The Global Robotics Integrator Earned ‘Best Partnership' for Expanding EdTech Access Across American Samoa American Samoa Department of Education Head of Technology Integration Office Dr. Solomona Tuisamatatele (left) and RobotLAB Director of Customer Success Paul Knaack (right) DALLAS (April 2, 2024) – RobotLAB , an award-winning robotics integrator that delivers impactful technological innovations and solutions for educators and business owners across the globe, has earned ‘Best Partnership’ i

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Pacific Education Institute: FREE Asynchronous Climate Science Course

Teach Science for All

I’m always on the lookout for high quality asynchronous workshops where I can do some professional learning and also get a few clock hours for maintaining my teaching certificate. Pacific Education Institute currently has an asynchronous online workshop titled: Introduction to Climate Education in the Classroom.

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IChemE: Artificial Intelligence – Essay Writing Competition

All About STEM

IChemE Thames Valley Members Group is inviting Y9-11 students to enter their competition by writing an essay on AI! “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative technologies of our time with the potential to revolutionalise our world if used properly.

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STEM Everyday #262 | A STEM Workforce | feat. Nicole Otte of Endress + Hauser

STEM Everyday Podcast

Endress+Hauser is a global company focused on measurement and automation technology for process and laboratory applications, helping to shape the industry’s digital transformation. Nicole Otte is the Director of Workforce Development at Endress + Hauser, and previously spent 11 years as a HS Engineering & Technology teacher, including using Project Lead the Way curriculum.

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Inclusive Spaces: Building a Dynamic Learning Ecosystem

Box Light

S chool decision makers and leaders recognize the evolving needs of educators and students in this fast-paced digital world. They understand how an optimized learning environment can foster dynamic teaching and learning. The traditional classroom setup is transitioning into a vibrant ecosystem where technology plays a significant role in enriching the educational experience.