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7 Ways to Promote Equity in Education

Accelerate Learning

Learn about the principles of equity, its impact on learning outcomes, and practical strategies to promote equity in the classroom.

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Tech Tip #25: My Keyboard Doesn’t Work

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions from parents about their home computers, how to do stuff, how to solve problems. Each Tuesday, I’ll share one of those with you. They’re always brief and always focused. Enjoy! You sit down to type, start in on that long project with an imminent deadline, and nothing happens. The cursor blinks… and blinks… and blinks… but goes nowhere.

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Computer Science Course Offerings in High School Spur More Students to Coding Degrees

ED Surge

In recent years high schools across the country have been adding computer science courses, and there is a movement to make them ubiquitous. A new study of an unusually rich dataset in Maryland found that such efforts can have a significant impact when it comes to getting more students to go on to careers in coding, and in bringing more diversity to the field.

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NAW2024: The Apprenticeships Quiz!

All About STEM

If your learners want to know more about apprenticeships, they can try the new 2024 Apprenticeships Quiz! Amazing Apprenticeships has created a Riddle Quiz packed with information about apprenticeships. Students can find answers to these questions and many more: How much do you know about apprenticeships? Is an apprenticeship a real job? How many different apprenticeship roles are there?

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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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20 Best Language and Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

Accelerate Learning

Language and literacy form the bedrock of early learning, crucial for building the skills that children carry throughout their lives.

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How a Holden Caulfield Chatbot Helped My Students Develop AI Literacy

ED Surge

“I think I’m talking to Salinger. Can I ask?” My student stood next to my desk, computer resting on both hands, his eyes wide with a mixture of fear and excitement. We were wrapping up our end-of-book project for “The Catcher in the Rye,” which involved students interviewing a character chatbot designed to mimic the personality and speaking style of Holden Caulfield.

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Safer Internet Day 2024

All About STEM

Safer Internet Day 2024 is just around the corner, don’t forget to download your resource packs from the UK Safer Internet Centre! The resources focus on this year’s Safer Internet Day theme of Inspiring change – making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online. Packs are split into four age groups covering 3-18 years.

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Celebrating Black History: Course Now Available

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, NC USA 2/9/2024 Inspiring diversity in STEM remains an imperative. STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce the newest addition to our industry-leading curriculum portfolio… STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History for kids. As educators celebrate Black History during Black History Month and beyond, check out the plethora of hands-on activities in this course that students can experience… To Infinity And Beyond: A rocket blast off experience for children, a glimpse into the world of aeros

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100th Day of School — It’s about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The 100th day of school is a special milestone celebrated in many educational institutions around the world. It is particularly popular in elementary schools, often filled with fun and educational activities centered around the number 100. How to celebrate Here are activities I like that blend learning into the celebration of the 100th Day of School: Geography As a class, come up with two locations in each state, to total 100.

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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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What If Myths, Metaphors and Riddles Are the Key to Reshaping K-12 Education?

ED Surge

Schools need to tap into the same sense of wonder that led early humans to seek unifying stories to explain their place in the world — and teachers need to do more to incorporate myths, jokes and riddles into curriculum and teaching practices, from the earliest grades up through high school. That’s the argument of Kieran Egan, a Canadian philosopher and longtime professor at Simon Fraser University who passed away in 2022.

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Merseyside Police Cyber Challenge 2024

All About STEM

All About STEM proudly partners with the Merseyside Police Cyber Challenge to encourage cyber skills development among students aged 11-18! “You are invited to compete against other students from Merseyside to test your Cyber skills in this year’s Cyber Challenge. Every student aged 11-18 is eligible to take part online.

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Structure Feedback to Affirm Student Identity

Middle Web

When teachers effectively implement feedback to make success visible to students, achievement increases and stronger relationships result. Educator and author Miriam Plotinsky suggests having a clear, written set of expectations for assignments and avoiding the “feedback hole.“ The post Structure Feedback to Affirm Student Identity first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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#72: How to Check Your Math in a Spreadsheet

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is one of the most popular lessons I teach to Excel beginners. It is relevant, instantly usable and makes sense from the beginning. Before you start this one, you might want to complete Project 7 0 and 71. –from 55 Technology Projects for the Digital Classroom –image credit Deposit Photos Here’s the sign-up link if the image above doesn’t work: [link] Copyright ©2024 worddreams.wordpress.com – All rights reserved.

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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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Teaching Fellows Guide Educators in Integrating AI for Enhanced Student Engagement

ED Surge

Artificial intelligence holds significant potential to address key challenges in education, particularly in enhancing student engagement and facilitating personalized learning. AI's ability to provide instantaneous, tailored feedback can revolutionize how educators evaluate and enhance academic performance. However, as the educational community navigates these innovations, it becomes essential to address ethical considerations to ensure the responsible and effective integration of AI.

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Careers & Enterprise Company: Primary Resources

All About STEM

Is your school taking part in #StartSmallDreamBig? Wave 3 has just begun. Start Small; Dream Big is a £2.6 million programme from the Careers & Enterprise Company targeting 2,250 primary schools and 600,000 pupils from 55 Education Investment Areas (EIAs). The goal is to encourage children from disadvantaged backgrounds to dream big about their future careers.

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Use Failure as a Tool to Empower Kids’ Learning

Middle Web

Embracing failure is a mindset we can weave throughout the curriculum, teaching students that failing isn't the end but a crucial step toward success. STEAM author-educator Kara Ball shares three activities to help students in persevering through and even celebrating failure. The post Use Failure as a Tool to Empower Kids’ Learning first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Meet Pepper the Robot: ‘We recognize that we need to be able to bridge that communication gap’

Robot Lab

By Sydney Dawes Pepper arrived at Stillwater Center in Montgomery County in January. Photo courtesy of Stillwater Center. The newest member of Stillwater Center’s team can speak multiple languages, double-check dosage information for patients and lead story time for children at the facility. This new addition to Stillwater also stands at four feet tall and is made of metal and plastic.

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How My School Chooses Courage Over Fear to Prioritize DEI

ED Surge

As I drove down the lengthy driveway of Mercy Montessori Center, I called my great aunt from Athens, Georgia, whom we lovingly call Aunt Puddien. Aunt Puddien is like another mother to me and I trusted her wisdom. She always introduced me to a relative or friend of the family as the teacher to which they responded with praise and affirmation. To them, loving and teaching our youth was a great honor despite the devaluation educators often experience.

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STEM Ambassador: ‘This Is Me’ Support

All About STEM

This Is Me – I’m A STEM Ambassador Teachers and STEM ambassadors can get involved with the ‘This Is Me’ programme via the STEM Learning website or STEM Ambassadors Community.

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Mathematics for Sustainable Development

Scientix

CC-By provided by the author The Mathematics for Sustainable Development (MaSuD) Erasmus+ project combines two educational issues: math anxiety and raising awareness on environmental issues. Math anxiety is defined as “the panic, helplessness, paralysis, and mental disorganisation that arises among some people when they are required to solve a mathematical problem” (Tobias & Weissbrod, 1980).

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Basketball STEM Challenge – Highly Engaging Projects

Teachers are Terrific

This STEM event is just perfection! Students love it, it is engaging, it is challenging, it is fun, and it is competitive. Plus I have fabulous tasks to pair with the STEM Activity! The first time we tried the basketball challenge I had so much fun watching students use the materials. I also enjoyed how excited they were about the project! Let’s look at each part of the project and ways to add more fun to the event!

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Where the Need for Bilingual Teachers Has Changed Over 20 Years

ED Surge

We wrote recently about some of the reasons that may be keeping teachers from pursuing the bilingual educator route, despite the widespread need for teachers who can instruct English learners. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. The need has gained new urgency as the immigrant population in the U.S. grows. Politicized clashes over the nation’s immigration policy have seen the governor of Texas busing migrants newly arrived across the Mexican border to cities like New York , Chicago

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CREST: Valentine STEM – A Love or Wellbeing Gift!

All About STEM

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is coming and we have a CREST project that can help promote happiness and well-being to learners and their loved ones. Your students can earn a CREST Award and have great fun making their own bath bombs. Take on the challenge and create the best bath bomb with the fizziest eruption! Try different colours, ingredients and blends.

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How Sensory Rooms Help Students with Autism Thrive

Teach Hub

Students with autism often face challenges in the classroom due to their sensory processing issues. Sensory issues are common among children with autism and are one of the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sensory rooms have become an essential tool to help autistic students regulate their sensory experiences in a safe, controlled environment.

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23 Easy STEM Lessons for Elementary Students

STEM Sport

Elementary education is a pivotal time in a child’s education journey. It is when students form preferences, gain confidence, and find a passion for learning. When children are exposed to subjects during early childhood education, they are more likely to feel comfortable continuing to take courses in that subject area. Early implementation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is key to student success in these complex subject areas.

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Innovation at Father Yermo Schools: Tech-Powered Learning

Box Light

Father Yermo Schools in El Paso, TX, faced the challenge of engaging their students, especially in science and technology. To address this, they strategically invested in Mimio by Boxlight educational technology, including award-winning MimioSTEM solutions, aiming to enhance 21st-century skills.

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Employers: Host a Research Placement or Experience – Feedback

All About STEM

Employers or academic institutions can inspire Year 12 learners by hosting Research Placements or Experiences! There are 5-day or 2-week placement options and students are bright, capable and can complete a variety of tasks.

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Keynote Summary: The Future of AI in Education by Dan Fitzpatrick

Robot Lab

Dan Fitzpatrick delivered a keynote address on the future of AI in education, discussing its potential impact and challenges.

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