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5 Innovative Tech Projects for High Schoolers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Great end-of-year projects for high school students, from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: 5 Innovative Tech Projects for High Schoolers Project-based learning has gained significant popularity in recent times. Emerging as a creative and insightful way for youngsters to learn and practically implement their knowledge, the idea of project-based learning has been encouraged and applauded by teachers worldwide.

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What Brain Science Says About How to Better Teach Teenagers

ED Surge

Ellen Galinsky has been on a seven-year quest to understand what brain science says about how to better teach and parent adolescent children. The past few years have seen advancements in our understanding of this time — where the brain is going through almost as much change as during the earliest years of a child’s life. In the past, Galinsky says, researchers and educators have focused too much on portraying the emotional turmoil and risky decision-making that is typical in adolescence as negat

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CREST Awards: Apprenticeships, University & Job Applications

All About STEM

CREST Awards are a tangible recognition of success and are well-regarded. You can stand out from the crowd by including the experiences and skills you have gained through CREST in your personal statement! Enhance your applications for university, a job or an apprenticeship and show educators or employers how you think, what you have learned and your skills by discussing your CREST project.

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What Makes Some Teachers So Memorable?

Middle Web

Education professor and researcher Julie Hasson has spent years interviewing people about their memorable teachers. Read what three former middle school students told her about the teachers whose actions and interactions in the classroom made a lasting impact on their lives. The post What Makes Some Teachers So Memorable? first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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AI has potential to upend student testing

Ask a Tech Teacher

AI has the potential to revolutionize education for better or worse–jury’s still out on that. No one denies it can make student testing more efficient, faster, possibly leading to better educational outcomes for all learners. Key positives: Tailor personalized learning paths Adapt testing to challenge students at their appropriate level of knowledge Provide instant feedback Reduce bias Analyze data quickly to find learning patterns and trends.

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How to Host a Research Placement or Experience

All About STEM

Are you an employer or an academic institution? You can nurture future talent by hosting a Research Placement or Experience! Year 12 placement and experience students are bright, capable, and can complete a variety of tasks including data analysis, scoping, and experimental design.

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Celebrating Three Years of STEM Excellence: STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay Marks Milestone Anniversary

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina, and Mobile, Alabama USA 05/20/2024 STEM For Kids Alabama Mobile Bay proudly celebrates their 3 year anniversary and its selection as a finalist in two esteemed categories of the 2024 Nappie Awards. The organization has been recognized for its exceptional contributions to children’s education and entertainment as a finalist for “Best Summer Camp – Day” and “Best Birthday Party Place” in the Kids Category.

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A Typing Website With a Twist

Ask a Tech Teacher

This how-to-type website doesn’t get enough exposure so I’m doing a quick overview of pros and cons and how to use it. If you’re looking for a good typing program to engage your students during summer school or next school year, this is an excellent choice: KidzType is a free comprehensive approach to learning keyboarding. The ad- and distraction-free interface provides not only practice drills but quick links to grade-appropriate keyboarding games (including popular ones from

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Early Educators Deserve Better, Starting With Health Care and Retirement Benefits

ED Surge

About two years ago, I had a health crisis that not only jeopardized my well-being, but also threatened the continuity of care for the families I serve as the owner of a home-based child care program. One day when I was cleaning up at the end of a work day, I began experiencing heart palpitations and difficulty breathing. After a number of medical visits, I was hospitalized and eventually diagnosed with atrial fibrillation (AFIB) — a condition which can lead to blood clots and a risk of stroke o

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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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Amazing Apprenticeships: May Parent & Carer Pack

All About STEM

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

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Using Google Workspace: 10 Tips for Year-End and Summer Prep

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As the school year ends, it’s important to organize, celebrate, and plan for the summer session efficiently. Recognized as a go-to resource for teachers, especially following the COVID pandemic, Google Workspace offers a robust set of tools tailored education. This suite is designed to support and enhance what both teachers and students can do to enrich educational experiences.

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3 Creative Teaching Resources That Save You Time and Money

Ask a Tech Teacher

Would you like innovative tech apps, DIY classroom materials, and budget-friendly solutions that save time and cut costs? Here are three from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: 3 Creative Teaching Resources That Save You Time and Money Educators are increasingly expected to do more with less – ensuring that the next generation gets the quality of teaching they deserve while keeping budgets in check and making up for shortfalls in classroom resource availability.

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Teachers Are Introducing Young Learners to Climate Consciousness. Hope Is Key, They Say.

ED Surge

Extreme weather events are on the rise around the globe, from historic floods to unseasonable heat waves and raging wildfires. One doesn’t have to reach far to find fuel for climate-related fear and anxiety. Heidi Rose, an elementary school teacher in Denver, Colorado, knows that all too well. She experienced years of what she describes as “pretty intense” climate anxiety, beginning around 2015, as she watched natural disasters unfold in the news and up close.

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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 Video: Student Careers Champions – 11-19s

All About STEM

The Liverpool City Region Careers Hub Student Careers Champions Programme is aimed at 11-19-year-olds in Secondary Schools and Further Education Colleges. The Programme is designed to improve pupil, staff and parents’ understanding of growth sectors and a wider understanding of local labour market information (LMI).

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All the Tools You’ll Need for Differentiation

Middle Web

In Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau offer new teachers and classroom veterans the rationale for designing instruction to meet diverse student needs – and the means to manage it in the real world, says Cathy Gassenheimer. The post All the Tools You’ll Need for Differentiation first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Tech Tips to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. There are endless backups, shares, cleanings, changed settings, and vacation messages that — if not done right — can mean big problems when you return from summer vacation. If you have a school device, a lot of the shutdown steps will be done by the IT folks as they backup, clean, reformat, and maybe re-image your device.

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Why Healing Affinity Spaces Are Necessary for Black Women Educators

ED Surge

As Black womxn educators, we have a connection with education that is ancestral. Even before enslavement, teaching and learning existed in Africa. African communities built cities, states and kingdoms. Africans were skilled laborers, mathematicians and astronomers. Creativity, learning and innovation flourished in African communities, and that heritage lives in African descendants, especially apparent in the way we teach and radically care for our students.

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Online Session: Become a STEM Ambassador!

All About STEM

Do you work in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths or have a STEM background? You could make a real impact by becoming a STEM Ambassador! Join STEM Learning’s 45-minute online introduction to the STEM Ambassador Programme to find out how you can get involved in valuable STEM outreach with young people.

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STEM Everyday #266 | SpaceKids Global | feat. Sharon Hagle

STEM Everyday Podcast

There are 3.5 million STEM jobs that need to be filled by 2025 in the United States.* Studies show that if children aren’t exposed to math and science at an age of seven, they’ll lose interest. SpaceKids Global is on a mission to ensure every child is ready to enter the space age. Sharon Hagle, entrepreneur and astronaut, founded SpaceKids Global in 2015 with the mission to inspire STEAM+ Environment Education, with the goal of bringing the possibility of space to children.

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Beyond Today’s False Head/Heart Dichotomy

Middle Web

Facing current education’s false head/heart dichotomy and with the concept of what it means to be a teacher – so stressed in recent years – now stretched to the breaking point, veteran educator Dina Strasser is searching for truths toward which she can strive. The post Beyond Today’s False Head/Heart Dichotomy first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Assessment Culture: What It Is and Why It Matters

ED Surge

In the post-COVID pandemic educational setting, assessment offers ways to gain crucial insights into student thinking and learning and the areas requiring support for progress toward learning goals. While thoughtful assessment design and implementation are necessary for student success, building a strong assessment culture in schools is often overlooked but equally important.

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ICE: New CityZen Challenge (14-16s)

All About STEM

Alongside the CityZen Award for students aged 16-18, the Institution of Civil Engineers has introduced a new CityZen Pollution Control Challenge for 14-16s. Students can hop online, complete an activity and discover what it’s like to be a civil engineer!

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Why is Tracking Students a Problem? (Part 1 in a series)

Wisconsin Science and STEM Education

Three experiences in my life stand out in my personal pathway to discouraging schools from tracking students into different levels of classes (such as “honors” vs. “regular”). In conjunction with reflecting on these experiences, I’ve also dug through the research on tracking – turns out it doesn’t support typical school and district practices either.

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Boosting Student Comprehension with High-Quality Audio in the Classroom

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Imagine a student struggling to hear instructions clearly during a lesson on long division, leading to confusion and misunderstanding about the new skill. This initial confusion can result in a lack of foundational understanding, causing the student to fall behind in more advanced math topics over time. Because learning environments need to adapt to the unique needs of learners, education decision-makers are continually exploring tools to enhance student comprehension and active learning.

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Choosing Wisely: Lessons for Leaders in AI Integration

ED Surge

When it comes to AI in education, one edtech company stands out as a sage leader and trailblazing pioneer. Amid the chaotic deluge of new generative AI tools, claims and calamities inundating school leaders, Carnegie Learning has been all in on AI for nearly 25 years. After starting with MATHia , an adaptive AI tutor that personalizes instruction for middle and high school students, Carnegie Learning branched out last year into AI-based tools for literacy, languages, tutoring and even profession

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GCHQ Puzzles: NEW Turing Challenge!

All About STEM

Our friends at GCHQ have shared their toughest puzzle yet! Are your learners up to the challenge? Are you? “To celebrate Alan Turing featuring on the new £50 banknote, we’ve created our hardest puzzle ever in his honour.” – GCHQ We hope our students and teachers across the north west are ready because you’ll need to solve a string of puzzles to crack the #TuringChallenge!

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Continuous Learning: Develop Your Own PLN

Middle Web

Whether school leaders network using traditional methods like books and conferences or virtual solutions using social media tools and platforms, it’s vital to be a learner and to model learning in your organization. Ron Williamson and Barb Blackburn explore the PLN option. The post Continuous Learning: Develop Your Own PLN first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Equipping Students with 21st Century Skills via Makerspaces and 3D Printing

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Incorporating 3D printing technology and enhancing makerspaces can be challenging due to the need for adequate training, resources, and curriculum alignment. Despite these hurdles, more schools are creating makerspaces to provide students a space for creative design. These collaborative workspaces give students dynamic opportunities to unleash their creativity and develop key skills needed to deal with real-life challenges.