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Practical AI Ideas for the Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic in schools around the country. As I kick off Season 12 of the 10 Minute Teacher (after a much-needed break), I'm sharing 21 uses of AI tools, 4 conversation starters (including eight concerns of negative uses of AI), and a lesson plan I used to teach AI.

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Inside the Quest to Detect (and Tame) ChatGPT

ED Surge

Since the release of ChatGPT, which can generate original text that seems like it was written by a human, educators have expressed concern about students using the tool to write their essays for them. So naturally, companies are rushing to create tools that they say can help detect when text is written by a bot. But will these tools work? And even if they do at first, will this approach continue to be effective as AI gets more sophisticated?

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Matching Digital Tools to a Range of STEM Skills

Middle Web

As the world becomes increasingly digital, teachers want their STEM students to be comfortable using technology and digital tools skillfully and with purpose. STEM curriculum expert Anne Jolly identifies five specific STEM skill sets and relates them to dozens of current apps. The post Matching Digital Tools to a Range of STEM Skills first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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STEM Learning: Rolls-Royce Schools Prize

All About STEM

The Rolls-Royce Schools Prize is open to all schools in the UK and helps teachers increase science, mathematics and technology engagement in their schools and colleges. The Schools Prize supports teacher CPD through a partnership with STEM Learning and Project ENTHUSE. To enter the Rolls-Royce Schools Prize for Science & Technology teachers are invited to submit a Stage 1 application outlining an.

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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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FY24 Budget Recommendations: What Out-Of-School STEM Leaders Should Know

STEM Next

The President’s FY24 Budget Recommendations Are Out: What Out-Of-School STEM Leaders Should Know Photo courtesy of Pixabay On Thursday, March 9th, the President released his budget request to Congress for fiscal year 2024. Additional details have continued to emerge, as agencies post their more detailed congressional justifications. The budget process includes the President’s release of his recommendations to Congress.

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We Can’t Keep ChatGPT Out of the Classroom, so Let’s Address the ‘Why’ Behind Our Fears

ED Surge

Recently, I was in a meeting with department chairs and administrators at my high school. We were discussing the agenda when the topic of ChatGPT elicited a collective groan. It had only been a few weeks into the semester, and we had already sent dozens of students’ names to administrators to report this new version of plagiarism. After discussing revisions to our existing policies, a colleague added, “We have to go back to old-school methods.

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Teaching Math Through Art

Accelerate Learning

The connections between art and math aren’t always obvious— one is often taught as a core course, and the other is an elective. One requires the use of pencil and paper, and the other uses a vast assortment of mediums.

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8 Ways to Teach Financial Literacy

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I was grading my student’s web pages today, one student’s goals struck me. She said she wanted to earn money, save it, and “create generational wealth.” This eighth grader has been taught financial skills at home, but not all students are so fortunate. April is Financial Literacy Month, so it's the perfect time to teach financial literacy.

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13 Websites with Online Stories

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular resources teachers are using to share stories: Aesop Fables —no ads Aesop’s Fables Audio stories Childhood Stories Classic Fairy Tales Fairy Tales and Fables Listen/read–Free non-fic audio books Owl Eyes (classics) Starfall Stories read by actors Stories to read for youngsters Storyline Unite for Literacy Click for more online story resources (or to update this list) Copyright ©2023 Askatechteacher.com– All rights reserved.

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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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Adolescents Need More Proactive, Preventative Mental Health Supports in School

ED Surge

Enough is enough. We feel this with each school shooting we endure. We feel this with each suicide that takes a loved one from us far too soon. More lives lost, more families devastated, more educators operating in fear. Each time, we’re left wondering if there’s anything else we could have done to prevent another tragedy. It’s no question that American youth are facing an urgent mental health crisis.

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Finding Words With All The Letters Programming project

Computer Science Teacher

Does anyone else lay in bed in the morning thinking about coding projects or is it just me? I’ve been playing around with a Wordle solver helper for a while now. It helps me find words based on what I know after each guess. One of the things like like to do is see how many possibilities there are based on different hints. Yesterday I had most of the letters but not in the right place.

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North West STEM Club Network: Teacher Session

All About STEM

Calling all North West STEM Club leaders! You can join forces as part of the new North West STEM Club Network! Celebrate your successes, share best practice and learn from other club leaders, teachers, technicians and STEM ambassadors. The session will feature: • Information on applying for a STEM Club Quality Mark. • Feedback and tips from teachers who have gone through the STEM Club Quality Mark.

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Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

Spring websites, lesson plans, printables, activities: 7 Science Experiments that Teach About Spring Books from Scholastic about Spring Life cycle of a snake Life Cycle Lesson Plans Life Cycle resources Life Cycles Life Cycle Symbaloo Plant life cycle Spring Puzzle Spring Garde n–click to find flowers Spring Games Spring Vocabulary (video) Spring Word Scramble Spring Word Search What Happens in Spring (video) What Happens in Spring –PS (video) Ideas from TeacherVision : Printables Th

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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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The Power of Microcredentials and America’s Higher Education Dilemma

ED Surge

This semester, the Community College of Aurora rolled out the first microcredentials in its history. These short courses offer students the opportunity to study behavioral health, which aligns with jobs in our region related to human services, sociology, counseling, psychology and social work. Community colleges, which have historically served as comprehensive institutions offering associate degrees with transfer articulation agreements to four-year colleges, have also served as workforce driver

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ChatGPT Gets Its “Wolfram Superpowers”!

Stephen Wolfram

See also: “What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?” » To enable the functionality described here, select and install the Wolfram plugin from within ChatGPT. Note that this capability is so far available only to some ChatGPT Plus users; for more information, see OpenAI’s announcement. In Just Two and a Half Months… Early in January I wrote about the possibility of connecting ChatGPT to Wolfram|Alpha.

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British Science Week: 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! ScottishPower is the first company to produce power through 100% renewable sources and they are always keen to engage the community and schools to who they.

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Math+Tech–a Good Partnership

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology has been part of math education for decades, mostly as rote drills and a replacement for worksheets, often to assist in memorizing tables. But it’s grown up since those early days. Check out this article from one of our Ask a Tech Teacher contributors addressing why tech+math are good partners and where that will go in the future: The Future of Math Education: Integrating Technology in the Classroom Introduction In today’s digital age, it is increasingly necessary to integ

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Breaking Barriers to Literacy: Using Audiobooks to Overcome Reading Challenges

ED Surge

Literacy is the foundation of overall educational success. Reading skills are the gateway to success in every classroom subject. The need to read is not limited to English Language Arts classes; literacy skills are essential in math, history and all other content areas. Beyond the classroom, literacy is an essential daily life skill. Not being able to read has a profound effect on our self-esteem, social-emotional skills and imagination.

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Parrot Imitation: Why?

STEMe

Ridgefield Park, NJ Psittaciformes, otherwise known as parrots, have an uncanny ability to mimic sounds and voices around them, though the idea of parrots mimicking at all is strange in an anatomical sense; these animals have no vocal cords and instead, a syrinx. Common vocalizations consist of squawks and chitters, but every once in a while, a parrot, typically a cockatoo or African gray, will go viral for their ability to speak.

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North West STEM Club Network: Teacher Session

All About STEM

Calling all North West STEM Club leaders! You can join forces as part of the new North West STEM Club Network! Celebrate your successes, share best practice and learn from other club leaders, teachers, technicians and STEM ambassadors. The session will feature: • Information on applying for a STEM Club Quality Mark. • Feedback and tips from teachers who have gone through the STEM Club Quality Mark.

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How to teach creativity to kids

Carly and Adam

In today's fast-paced world, creativity is a crucial skill that can empower children to be innovative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and successful individuals. As elementary teachers, we play a pivotal role in fostering creativity in our students. This blog post explores strategies for teaching creativity and offers tips for incorporating these techniques into your classroom. 7 Tips for Teaching Creativity to Elementary Students: Encourage Curiosity and exploration.

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How Writing ‘Letters to Strangers’ Helps Students Who Need Mental Health Support

ED Surge

For a young person struggling with mental health, what kind of difference would it make to know they aren’t alone? To know that someone else at school feels the same loneliness or heartache or has the same problems at home? In Diana Chao’s case, it turned out to be lifesaving. At 14 years old, she put all of her pain into letters addressed to no one in particular — pouring out the feelings that led her to attempt to end her own life.

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How Can AI Help Teachers? – An Interview with ChatGPT

STEM Education Works

It seems like everyone is talking about ChatGPT, the open-source artificial intelligence (AI) platform that is taking the world by storm. If you haven’t had a chance to try it out, you may want to do so soon, as OpenAI intends to make it a premium service in the future. For now, you can create a free account to try out all the possibilities. So is ChatGPT as amazing as it sounds?

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Careers & Enterprise Company: Ready for the Future Report

All About STEM

Fantastic news! A new report states that young people say they are better prepared than ever before to move into jobs after school as a result of careers education. Young people’s career readiness rising as a result of careers education: Careers is now becoming more embedded in day-to-day lessons as careers education moves into the mainstream of school and college life. “Careers Hubs are having a.

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Synthetic biology: the power of modified microbes

Futurum

Synthetic biology: the power of modified microbes Published: Microbes are the world’s most brilliant chemists, able to turn simple sugars and other compounds into a vast array of complex chemicals. Nowadays, scientists like Professor Ian Paulsen and his team at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology in Australia are uncovering not just how these processes work, but how to modify them to get microbes to produce chemicals that no natural microbe makes.

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5 Key Considerations for a Professional Development Program

Box Light

What do you think of when you see or hear “teacher professional development”? Do you envision lively discussions where everyone in the room is totally engaged and participating in the trainer’s presentation? Or perhaps you picture teachers sitting passively, flipping through pages of materials, and checking the time. Why is the latter the typical reaction?

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What are they thinking? 5 Reflective Practices for Spring

Defined Learning

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Amazing Apprenticeships: March Parent & Carer Pack

All About STEM

If you’re a parent or carer looking to advise your teens about career options, Amazing Apprenticeships offer monthly downloadable information booklets and a Parent Zone that are packed with resources. The March Parent Pack recaps the exciting activities and events that took place during National Apprenticeships Week. There is also information on the new Career Starter Apprenticeships.

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