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An Innovative Journey to Scalable Computer Science Programs

ED Surge

In a time when technological advancements shape our daily lives and drive economic growth, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education in K-12 schools is not just a trend but a necessity. Initiatives like the U.S. Department of Education's YOU Belong in STEM and the National Science Foundation's vision for the STEM Education of the Future underscore a national commitment to equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a tech-centric world

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. This year, that’s May 14th. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers ( click for updates to the list ): Mother’s Day activities Mother’s Day Activities fro

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‘Why Maths?’ AMSP Videos – CEC Resources

All About STEM

“Maths – when will I ever need this?” “Where can maths take you?” “Will I need this in a job?” “Why can’t I do it?” If your students have asked these questions, visit The Careers & Enterprise Company Resource Directory to access these inspirational AMSP Why Maths? videos! These short videos are aimed at Year 9-11 and are designed to showcase the relevance and practical applications of maths.

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How Can Future Tech Education Ignite Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indian Students?

Stem Education News

In today’s rapidly evolving world, future tech education serves as a vital force. But how can this impact a country like India, where over 1.5 million engineers graduate annually? Technology in education is not just about coding and robotics; it’s about igniting minds with innovation and entrepreneurship. Imagine the journeys of successful Indian entrepreneurs like […] The post How Can Future Tech Education Ignite Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Indian 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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Teacher Well-Being Depends on Workload, School Climate and Feeling Supported

ED Surge

In the two decades that Jennifer Merriman has been in education, she’s seen a tendency in the field to solve problems by piling more tasks onto teachers who are already straining under the weight of their workloads. That ultimately works against what researchers say is one of the most important pillars of a school’s success: the well-being of its teachers.

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Online Teacher Session: Women In Engineering Day

All About STEM

Get the Inside Scoop each month – just join us online for a snappy-session of STEM inspiration! Join Joanna in June for Women In Engineering Day ideas, grab some STEM Club Week resources and learn more about CREST Awards.

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What Picture Books Add to a Middle School Class

Middle Web

Katie Durkin has begun adding picture books and read alouds to her seventh grade classes. She finds that in units like historical fiction and social justice, they bring students a sense of nostalgia, help them grasp difficult abstract concepts, and create a shared experience. The post What Picture Books Add to a Middle School Class first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Can ‘Linguistic Fingerprinting’ Guard Against AI Cheating?

ED Surge

Since the sudden rise of ChatGPT and other AI chatbots, many teachers and professors have started using AI detectors to check their students’ work. The idea is that the detectors will catch if a student has had a robot do their work for them. The approach is controversial, though, since these AI detectors have been shown to return false positives — asserting in some cases that text is AI-generated even when the student did all the work themselves without any chatbot assistance.

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Tech Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10, 2024

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech Teacher Appreciation Week If you wonder what’s so hard about being a teacher, what with technology, computers, AI assistants, look at this list of challenges they faced just last year: Transition to remote learning Technology and connectivity issues for students who might not have equal access to technology or internet at home Social and emotional support for students who regularly received it and now it was gone Balancing work and personal life as teaching remotely blurred those boun

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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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CREST: NEW British Science Week Theme 2025

All About STEM

The British Science Association has just announced the theme for British Science Week 2025! BSW 2025 will take place from the 7th to the 16th of March and the theme will be ‘Change & Adapt’ During the week, schools are encouraged to celebrate with STEM events and activities.

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A Guide to Supporting Students with Bad Grades

Teach Hub

Supporting students who are struggling academically as an educator can be challenging. Poor grades often signal an underlying issue that may go beyond the student’s understanding of the material, such as an external stressor or lack of motivation. It can also signal something more like a learning disability. Whatever the case, low grades can impact a student’s motivation and self-esteem leading to a cycle of poor performance.

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To Serve Bilingual Students, This Future Teacher Will Draw on Her Own Experience

ED Surge

Viridiana Martinez’s family immigrated twice when she was in elementary school — once, from Mexico to Canada, and a second time to the United States. With each move, she had to learn a new language and adjust to a different culture. During those transitions, Martinez was both challenged and uplifted, often by kind teachers and mentors whom she met at school.

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Why Use SplashLearn in Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher occasionally reviews an education website that caught our eye and seemed to have excellent value for readers. Today, it’s SplashLearn. Here’s an easy-to-read bullet list of what we found: Platform : Android iOS Web Overview: SplashLearn is an innovative online learning platform tailored for PreK through Grade 5 kids. With a global reach engaging over 45 million children and 446k teachers, it ingeniously blends the excitement of gaming with the rigor of academic le

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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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Employers: Provide a Project for a Y12 Learner!

All About STEM

89% of Research Placement providers said the experience developed their coaching, mentoring and management skills. You can inspire your future workforce or the next generation of STEM experts by hosting a Research Placement or Experience! The Research and Experience Placement Programme has been around for more than 25 years and is managed nationally by STEM Learning.

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Boxlight Ranks #28 of Top EdTech Companies by TIME Magazine

Box Light

TIME Magazine has recently unveiled its inaugural list of the World's Top EdTech Companies of 2024 , developed in collaboration with Statista, a renowned provider of market and consumer data. This groundbreaking study spotlights 250 companies leading the charge in revolutionizing educational technology on a global scale. Boxlight proudly ranks 28 th on this trailblazing list, standing among the distinguished names of its kind.

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10 Steps Every K-12 Leader Must Take to Implement Standards-Based Grading [Infographic]

ED Surge

Standards-based grading is an educational assessment approach that focuses on evaluating students’ mastery of specific learning objectives. Grades are assigned based on a student’s understanding and proficiency of essential skills and knowledge outlined in predetermined standards. Standards-based grading promotes transparency, fairness and individualized learning experiences.

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May Is Homeschool Awareness Month–Check our Subscriber Special

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May is Homeschool Awareness Month. To support homeschoolers all over the world, this month’s Subscriber Special is for them: Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. 40% OFF HOMESCHOOL PRODUCTS FOR HOMESCHOOLERS May 7-10, 2024 use code SPWNKEK7 Select your product from this link. Verify via an email to us (admin@structuredlearning.net) that you are a homeschooler (we trust you–just send us a note) and we’ll send you

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Save The Date: National Apprenticeship Week 2025

All About STEM

Apprenticeships.gov has just announced that National Apprenticeship Week 2025 will take place from the 10th to the 16th of February! National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy.

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Using Thinking Routines to Teach Students How to Learn Science

Know Adam's Blog

All teachers have experienced the dreaded silent ‘no response’ from students when you ask them ‘what do you think about this?’ If this is a challenge you know about firsthand, ask yourself – what am I expecting from my students when I ask them to think ? Thinking routines are used to help students understand what’s expected of them and to learn how to think critically.

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Why Is Child Care So Expensive?

ED Surge

This was originally published by Early Learning Nation.

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Tech-Enabled Learning Environments: Empowering Education

Box Light

In the heart of every progressive school district, a transformation is underway. It is the shift towards tech-enabled learning environments, spaces where technology and education converge to enhance the learning experience for students and teachers alike.

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STEM Ambassadors: Volunteering Tips & Tricks

All About STEM

Calling all STEM Ambassadors! If you’re looking for tips and tricks for volunteering or want to brush up on your presentation skills, head over to STEM Ambassadors Community. STEM Learning has listed two fantastic online sessions that are quick, free and packed with inspiration and information.

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Try This UDL Higher Order Thinking Strategy

Middle Web

Teachers Samantha Layne and Susanne Croasdaile introduce a new UDL-friendly tool to promote higher thinking, using a model-building strategy. TPRY helps students break down visual content, analyze it, and even build their own visual texts. See a food web modeling example. The post Try This UDL Higher Order Thinking Strategy first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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STEM Everyday #265 | The Science of Sport | feat. Daren Heaton

STEM Everyday Podcast

The leaders behind Science of Sport use the familiarity of athletics to make STEM education more approachable and inclusive to all learners. The nonprofit organization partners with professional sports teams to provide exciting hands-on, minds-on learning experiences for elementary and middle school students across the county, creates interdisciplinary programming that translates the concepts of sports into an understanding of the underlying science and mathematics, and hosts training events f

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Streamline Outdoor Procedures and More with Lyrik

Box Light

Effective communication on a school campus is key to ensuring smooth operations and student safety throughout the day. For those responsible for conveying important information, a portable audio system is a flexible asset, facilitating clear communication despite ambient noise. A powerful and versatile portable audio system is Lyrik from FrontRow by Boxlight.

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All About STEM Partners with ScottishPower to Promote Renewable Energy in Schools

All About STEM

All About STEM and ScottishPower have joined forces as corporate partners. Utilising the valuable skill sets from each company and their shared values, they plan to engage learners in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths of energy!

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Implementing the Moving Parts of GT Coaching

Middle Web

Coaching in Gifted Education by Emily Mofield and Vicki Phelps is a rich resource for educators looking for ways to meet the needs of exceptional learners. The authors are the partners GT coaches need to be the partners that classroom teachers need, writes NBCT Kim Rensch. The post Implementing the Moving Parts of GT Coaching first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Preparing for the Future: Exploring Careers

Defined Learning

Career-connected learning is essential to prepare students for future jobs, especially in STEM-related fields. Strategies such as career days, interest surveys, community projects, mentoring programs, and work-based learning experiences help students gain awareness, experience real-world connections, gain future-ready skills, and network-building skills to make informed decisions about their future careers.

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