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10 Awesome 5-Minute Science Experiments

STEM Education Guide

Sometimes you don’t have enough time to do a full experiment during class. But, you still want to be able to demonstrate the lesson! All of these science experiments can be done in about 5 minutes! Plus, you likely already have everything you need to do them. If you don’t have everything you need, all of these ingredients can be easily found at a grocery store.

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Use the SAMR Model to Energize Class Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a question I get often from teachers: Technology is always an extra layer of work in my classroom. How can I blend it into what I already do without taking time I don’t have? When I first addressed this issue fifteen years ago, it was all about replacing traditional classroom tools with one on a computer. For example, book reports were typed on the computer instead of handwritten, or math facts were practiced with a math game instead of flash cards.

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One Idea to Keep Teachers From Quitting — End the Teacher Time Crunch

ED Surge

When a Texas task force set out to draft a plan for attracting and keeping more teachers in the state’s schools, it ran into its first problem before work ever began. The group initially was composed of school district leaders and had no more than one teacher, recalls Zeph Capo, president of the Texas American Federation of Teachers. That didn’t sit well with him or members of the Texas AFT.

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Are you ready for the robot revolution?

Futurum

Are you ready for the robot revolution? Published: Transportation is about to go electric and drive itself, meaning every car technician will need to understand how artificial intelligence works. Bringing us up to speed are Dr Justin Starr and Robert Koch, professors at the Community College of Allegheny County in the US. TALK LIKE A ROBOTICS ENGINEER Artificial intelligence (AI) — computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence Autonomous vehicle — a vehicle that is

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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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ChatGPT Is No Threat to a Learning Community

Middle Web

If we teach writing right, we’ll be fine with our kids having access to ChatGPT, says ENL/ELA teacher Dina Strasser. ChatGPT is a machine, following a formula. “It is not a student in a learning community.” She shares several instructional strategies to AI-proof your classroom. The post ChatGPT Is No Threat to a Learning Community first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Students Want More Workplace Skills From Colleges. Will Higher Ed Adjust?

ED Surge

Today’s high school graduates are increasingly questioning whether higher education is worth it, and that’s pushing colleges to rethink the value they bring students. This was a key theme I heard at last week’s SXSW EDU conference, where several panels addressed what today’s generation of students want, and how colleges can respond. It was also a top-of-mind issue for me coming into the conference.

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STEM Career Spotlight: Women In STEM

Accelerate Learning

In honor of Women’s International Month, we would like to spotlight some amazing women scientists who have made significant contributions to STEM and our world. Historically, women in STEM are often overlooked, undervalued, and even discouraged from pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. But today, women in STEM are breaking barriers, shattering glass ceilings, and achieving incredible accomplishments that are changing the world.

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Book Recommendations for CS People

Computer Science Teacher

tl;dr Book recommendations: Overnight Code: The Life of Raye Montague, the Woman Who Revolutionized Naval Engineering Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II Overnight Code was recommended to me after I recommended Code Girls on Facebook. Overnight Code is a truly inspiring story of a woman with two strikes against her (female and Black) whose hard work, determination, and talents helped her do some revolutionary work in naval engineering and integrating

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10 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Try these fun websites with activities for different grade levels, different classes: Puzzle–St. Pat’s Puzzle Puzzle–St. Pat’s drag-and-drop puzzle Puzzle–St. Pat’s slide puzzle Puzzles and games Physical Education St. Patrick’s Day Activities from Elementary PE Teacher.com Resources for St. Pat’s Day from Education.com by grade and subject St.

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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 Are the Odds Your Superintendent Is Named Michael, John or David?

ED Surge

Several years ago, when Rachel S. White was compiling a list of every public school district superintendent in the country, she began to notice something peculiar. As she flitted from one district website to the next, manually — and painstakingly — entering each superintendent’s first and last name into her database, White saw a pattern emerging. “There were a lot of Marks and Scotts and Daves,” she says.

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ASK Apprenticeships Support 2023 – Schools & Colleges

All About STEM

The ASK programme offers a variety of engaging activities and workshops that can be delivered by local experts to help your students, teachers and parents to understand apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels. From awareness assemblies to application workshops or mock assessment centres, you can pick from a suite of exciting workshops to inform and inspire your students.

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Will AIs Take All Our Jobs and End Human History—or Not? Well, It’s Complicated…

Stephen Wolfram

The Shock of ChatGPT Just a few months ago writing an original essay seemed like something only a human could do. But then ChatGPT burst onto the scene. And suddenly we realized that an AI could write a passable human-like essay. So now it’s natural to wonder: How far will this go? What will AIs be able to do? And how will we humans fit in? My goal here is to explore some of the science, technology—and philosophy—of what we can expect from AIs.

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Does Flipped Classroom Work? Check out this Article

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve used flipped classrooms in my Middle School classes. After the initial excitment that somthing changed, it fell into a routine with not much better results than any other teaching method. But not worse, either. I tossed it into the category of something to try when whatever I was using didn’t work. That’s why this article from EdSurge caught my attention: Does ‘Flipped Learning’ Work?

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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 Desk Chairs Became a Lesson About What We Deserve in Public Schools

ED Surge

One of my rituals at the start of each school year is to clean student desks and chairs. Year after year, before students arrive for their first day of school, I scrub and shine these desks. My hands, raw from cleaner, fail to remove remnants of short-lived romances tattooed into the laminate. Profanity from past students lives on in the rubber sidings of these desks.

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Careers & Enterprise Company: Resources Directory

All About STEM

You can inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work, with the help of the Careers & Enterprise Company Resource Directory. The Directory is comprehensive and has been carefully curated to easily find trusted, high-quality resources quickly. You can search the Resource Directory here or browse all available resources. If you’re looking for a specific group of resources.

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Super EASY Slime Recipe With Just 2 Ingredients!

STEM Education Guide

This is perhaps the most classic science experiment that kids love – making slime. I honestly can’t believe in the two years since starting STEM Education Guide , and I haven’t once done a slime recipe! I was looking for some quick 5-minute science experiments we could do, and this easy slime recipe was the answer. All you need is borax, glue, and water (so technically it requires 3 ingredients, including the water.

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AI and ChatGPT in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is a topic every teacher I know is talking about. BAM Radio has a couple of podcasts you’ll enjoy: Why Some Educators Are Convinced Artificial Intelligence Can Make Teaching Less Stressful Millions of schoolchildren walked into their classrooms at the start of the academic year missing one crucial element that should have set them up for success: the prior knowledge they needed to take on a new grade level.

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Lessons From This 'Golden Age' of Learning Science

ED Surge

Experts have described this as a 'golden age' of discovery in the area of learning science, with new insights emerging regularly on how humans learn. So what can educators, policymakers and any lifelong learner gain from these new insights? To find out, last week we gathered a panel of experts at the intersection of brain research and teaching practice to hear their latest thinking for a live taping of the EdSurge Podcast.

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Academic Institutions: Host a Nuffield Research Placement

All About STEM

Are you an inspirational institution? Can you offer a bright, capable young student a real-life experience? Academic Institutions can inspire young people to gain STEM skills by hosting a Nuffield Research Placement! Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented Year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host.

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Innovation: Netflix vs. Blockbuster

STEMe

Houston, Texas In September 2000, a minor start-up called Netflix proposed to be sold for 50 million dollars, to have a partnership with Blockbuster, one of the most successful entertainment companies. Netflix’s company was a mere fraction compared to Blockbuster's domination over the video rental market. What Blockbuster’s CEO, John Antioco, believed was a joke, was the very trigger of their tumble.

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Messy STEM Science Experiments for Kids

STEM Education Guide

Don’t be afraid to get down and dirty with some hands-on learning! Fun, messy science experiments are sure to please kids of all ages. Kids enjoy getting into hands-on activities where they get to touch, play, and explore. When kids have fun with learning, they learn more because they are engaged in the learning process. Kids will enjoy messy STEM experiments, which will make them want to learn more.

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Using a Student-Centered Approach to Promote Computational Thinking

ED Surge

How can teachers engage students to learn problem-solving skills across the curriculum? One program has set out to teach computational thinking (CT) and coding skills in a problem-centered approach, fostering a student-driven learning design. In the process, students develop persistence and creativity while teachers connect their learning with professional standards aligned with ISTE micro-credentials.

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Space Inspirations: Launch!

All About STEM

Buckle up and get ready for blast off because the new Space Inspirations initiative has launched! “Space Inspirations is an initiative to attract more young people into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and the space industry. Supporting STEM Ambassadors to deliver successful interactions with young people, inspiring and encouraging the next generation of space professionals.

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Are Your DEI Initiatives Set up for Success?

Magic EdTech

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (“DEI”) is not, holistically speaking, a new subject within education. However, social and political changes in recent years – particularly those catalyzed during the height of the pandemic in the U.S. – have prompted organizations and institutions to try to bolster the profile of their DEI posture and reassert their public commitment to the cause.

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Top 10 STEM Activities for Spring

Vivify Stem

Top 10 Activities for Spring March 16, 2023 Spring is in the air and the perfect time to dive into STEM activities that will challenge your students to think critically, problem-solve, and work collaboratively as they learn about the importance of caring for the environment and its inhabitants. This season offers a wealth of opportunities to explore the wonders of the natural world and teach important skills through hands-on activities.

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Teaching Through the Trauma of Student Loss

ED Surge

The original version of this essay was published by the TRiiBE. In my 16 years teaching in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), I have lost more students than years I have taught. During my teacher preparation in college, I had fears about how to create engaging lesson plans, how to make connections with students and how to help students who needed more support.

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CREST Awards Projects: World Water Day

All About STEM

Celebrate World Water Day on the 22nd of March with Practical Action & CREST Awards! This World Water Day is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. You and your family, school and community can make a difference by changing the way you use, consume and manage water in your lives. The best way to start is to make your action list and spread the word!

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Rational Numbers - Definition and Examples

Basic-Mathematics

To learn about rational numbers, write their decimal expansion, and recognize rational numbers that are repeating decimals and terminating decimals.