Sat.May 13, 2023 - Fri.May 19, 2023

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Is Online Collaboration Better for STEM Students?

Robot Lab

By Devin Partida The pandemic forced many students to switch to online courses. While virtual learning was a useful stopgap measure in the absence of in-person classes, certain topics proved very difficult to teach remotely, especially hands-on STEM subjects. For physical science, technology and engineering courses, in-person classes work best, but there’s still a place for online learning.

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Summer Reading Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

Thanks to the efforts of many devoted professionals and the financial support of more, there are a wide variety of free/inexpensive sources for books that students can use for classroom activities as well as pleasure. Here are a list of sites that offer digital books for kids to adults: Bookopolis Bookopolis is a large collection of fiction and nonfiction books for ages 7-12.

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What Higher Ed Gets Wrong About AI Chatbots — From the Student Perspective

ED Surge

As a doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles, I was among those who got a recent campus-wide email with an urgent directive: Don’t use AI chatbots like ChatGPT or Bard or Bing, as doing so “is equivalent to receiving assistance from another person.” Upon reading it, I took a pause. I’m a former educator in the process of writing my dissertation for my Doctorate of Education, as part of a part-time program while working a full-time job at Google.

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Data Science Education: Making data work in math and science class

Accelerate Learning

Staying relevant to students while preparing them to be successful in the future is the winning formula that all teachers hope their curriculum achieves.

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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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Better Science: 5 Excellent Ways to Examine Authentic Artifacts from the Natural History Museum of Utah

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students love to examine artifacts and explore. Whether it is dinosaur bones, a phenomenon causing damage to valuable species of trees, or the relationships between predators and prey in the wild, first-hand explorations will engage students. We know this. Authentic experiences are now made possible with the valuable free resource Research Quest , from the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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As Number of Edtech Providers Grow, Some Say Student Privacy Needs a Reset

ED Surge

During the pandemic, schools became more reliant on tech than ever. The number of edtech products schools access in a typical month has tripled since four years ago to more than 1,400 tools, according to a recent estimate by Learn Platform, an edtech company that helps schools manage tech. And the companies that provide these tools aren’t always careful stewards of the sometimes-sensitive information they collect from students.

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Webinar: The Flexibility of Apprenticeships

All About STEM

An apprenticeship is a paid job where the employee can learn and gain valuable experience, but did you know that apprenticeships can be flexible to meet the needs of the apprentice and employer? Alongside on-the-job training, apprentices spend at least 20% of their working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college or university and to increase flexibility.

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April 19, 2023 7:00 AM

Science Buddies

May the 4th be with you! Tie simple science explorations in with Star Wars for Star Wars Day. Great STEM ideas for the classroom or for family science with kids at home. Connect favorite characters, epic movie scenes, Star Wars lore, and more with hands-on learning! May the 4th Be with You (AKA Star Wars Day) May 4th is a day of epic proportions for Star Wars fans.

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10 Online Resources About Geometry

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular online resources to teach about Geometry (for updates to the list, click here ): EquatIO — free for teachers Geoboard –draw angles with rubber bands (web, iOS) Geometry curriculum (pretty thorough but might be dated) T he Geometry of Castles –in Google Earth The Geometry of Sustainable Architecture –in Google Earth Quadrilateral Story–Prezi Quadrilateral Story–video Robocompass –online compass Virtual Manipulatives Virtual Manipulatives

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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 Makerspaces in Schools Can Support Student Mental Health

ED Surge

Makerspaces in schools are a place where the normal rules of classroom learning are tossed aside in favor of just a couple — have fun, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. As schools continue to grapple with a student mental health crisis , could makerspaces also present an opportunity to support students’ well-being overall? And even a creative way for counselors to get their young patients to open up?

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LCR Careers Hub: Student Careers Champions

All About STEM

The Student Careers Champions Programme has been launched by the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub within 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). Find out more here and speak to your Enterprise Coordinator to get involved!

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May 12, 2023 6:00 AM

Science Buddies

Don't throw those out! Save all the empty cardboard tubes! These simple materials can be put to use in fun hands-on science and engineering activities. This roundup highlights 10 free STEM activities you can do with empty cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towel tubes. Recycled materials are great for many hands-on science and engineering activities.

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Simple Steps for Research Paper Writing and the Importance of Samples

Ask a Tech Teacher

This post will introduce you to some quick tips for writing a research paper along with the importance of samples. Simple Steps for Research Paper Writing and the Importance of Samples Research papers are academic writings that offer rigorous analysis, evaluation, assessment, and interpretation of a specific topic. They are similar to essays but usually more detailed and longer.

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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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How Using AI Optimizes Instruction and Learning in Secondary Writing

ED Surge

Inspired by past educators, Aida Hadzovic has built a reputation for innovative teaching strategies for English. Hadzovic earned a degree in English education and later pursued a science degree in part because of the demand for science teachers in Brooklyn, New York. Her diverse background in teaching writing, science and coding positioned her well to participate in the Project Topeka pilot, a multifaceted AI program that gave real-time feedback to students to support the development of argument

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Creating Careers: Allied Health (Ages 13-19)

All About STEM

Introducing your pupils to various careers has never been more important. Likewise, Benchmark 5 ‘encounters with employers’ is an obligation and an important part of a young person’s education. To help you meet these requirements, LCR Careers Hub has partnered with Springpod to bring you a FREE on-demand opportunity for pupils aged 13-19 to learn about careers in the Allied Health Professions.

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April 28, 2023 10:00 AM

Science Buddies

May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Learn more about inspiring AANHPI scientists and engineers! May is Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month.

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Writing Strategies for an Extended Essay in the IB Program

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many students dread IB essays. But with the right approach, you can make the procedure exciting. Read how to draft an IB extended essay below Writing Strategies for an Extended Essay in the International Baccalaureate Program IB is a rigorous two-year project for personal and academic development. In the end, you receive a globally recognized IB diploma.

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How a Little-Known Federal Program Creates Opportunities for Migrant Students

ED Surge

Olga puts on a fleece pullover and wraps her head in a bandana while her husband dons similar garb. It’s four in the morning and still dark outside. They’re off to work in the grape harvest in Napa Valley, California. Olga is a recruiter for the Migrant Education Program (MEP); by working side by side with the farmworkers she hopes to recruit, Olga can talk about the services MEP provides, and hopefully, enroll them in the program.

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Save The Date: Green Careers Week

All About STEM

In 2022, National Careers Week launched an exciting new careers initiative in partnership with The Department of Education, STEM Learning, agencies and private sector employers across the UK. Following the phenomenal success of Green Careers Week, it’s back for 2023 & will take place from the 6th to the 11th of November. We’re excited to share this year’s theme and all of the inspirational.

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Can scientists prevent kidney disease?

Futurum

Can scientists prevent kidney disease? Published: At Duke University Medical Center in the US, Dr Jamie Privratsky divides his time between treating critically ill patients on the hospital wards and uncovering the biological causes of their conditions. In his most recent research project, Jamie has been using mouse models to shed light on the mechanisms behind acute kidney injury (AKI), a serious problem that can occur in the organ that makes urine and manages fluid and blood pressure, and to de

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Robotics as a Catalyst in the Computer Science Classroom

STEM Education Works

Educators and students alike face some difficult and unique challenges in the modern computer science classroom. Especially when it comes to tackling the “meat and cheese” of computer science: computer programming. But robotics can help us overcome these challenges! The Importance of Computer Programming Back when I was in high school, the extent of my computer science education was limited to a simple typing class.

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Are Workplace Benefits a Viable Solution to the Child Care Crisis?

ED Surge

Situated at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, surrounded by old country stores and taffy shops, is a theme park that, for the staff who work there, operates like a self-contained community. Dollywood Parks and Resorts is a destination for families — “guests,” as they are better known by staff — to play, celebrate and be charmed by the Southern hospitality that the park’s namesake, entertainer and icon Dolly Parton, grew up on and has come to embody.

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Celebrate World Bee Day!

All About STEM

Save Our Bees! To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated the 20th of May as World Bee Day. “The goal of World Bee Day is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing.

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May 2, 2023 8:00 AM

Science Buddies

Combine crafty ideas for Mother's Day with STEM for creative gifts moms will love. With a few simple materials, kids can do one of these science activities to make something thoughtful or unique to give mom or another special person. STEM Activities to Make or Do and Give!

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The Science of Summer Camps

PCS Edventures

Create memorable experiences for kids this summer with fun-filled, exhilarating activities. Let’s explore how you can boost your camper’s academic skills in an exciting and engaging way. After all, summer is supposed to be fun, right? You want your learners to have a blast, and at the same time, you want them brimming with confidence when they return to school.

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As Number of Edtech Providers Grow, Some Say Student Privacy Needs a Reset

ED Surge

During the pandemic, schools became more reliant on tech than ever. The number of edtech products schools access in a typical month has tripled since four years ago to more than 1,400 tools, according to a recent estimate by Learn Platform, an edtech company that helps schools manage tech. And the companies that provide these tools aren’t always careful stewards of the sometimes-sensitive information they collect from students.

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Run Your Own Space Week – ESERO UK

All About STEM

Calling all primary schools! Do your students love space? ESERO-UK has a fantastic guide on how to plan and run your own Space Week! This comprehensive guide offers a plethora of activities for EYFS and primary children along with resources to help teachers plan an enriching and engaging timetable of space sessions. And that’s not all. You can also find a host of ideas and top tips to further.

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How Thinking Moves Bring NGSS Storylines to Life

Know Adam's Blog

The idea of using learning tools to think isn’t new, but what storyline pedagogy provides students is a creative place to practice their critical thinking skills. Students who repeatedly work together as a team, speak in front of their class, and provide feedback to their peers – get better at it. Engaging in NGSS storylines in the classroom gives students a chance to take the lead in their own learning process, while practicing hands-on investigation skills and thinking moves in the process.