Sat.Nov 04, 2023 - Fri.Nov 10, 2023

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Students Are Busy but Rarely Thinking, Researcher Argues. Do His Teaching Strategies Work Better?

ED Surge

Students can be excellent little actors in a traditional classroom, going through the motions of “ studenting ,” but not learning much. At that critical moment when a teacher chalks a problem on the board and asks everyone to write out an answer, for instance, one kid might stall by sharpening a pencil, another might doodle or feign writing, and another might stare into space — though not thinking about the problem at hand.

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25 Online Resources About Brainstorming and Mindmapping

Ask a Tech Teacher

A mind map is a visual representation of information and ideas that helps organize and connect various concepts, making it easier for individuals and groups to understand, remember, and communicate complex topics. Some reasons why people use mind maps: Organizing Information : allow you to break down a topic into key components and show how they relate to each other.

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How to Make Your Own GPT: A Step-by-Step Guide

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As I listened to the keynote by Sam Altman of OpenAI, they unveiled some amazing things three days a go, one of which is the ability to make your own GPT. So I did. Did what? I made DIVAA, the Digital Interactive Virtual AP Assistant to help my AP Computer Science Principles with Python and AP Content.

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LCR Employers Network: Join Us!

All About STEM

Join the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub Employers Network so we can inspire our future workforce together! Find out about how you can get involved, and how we can help you develop your talent pipeline, support your CSR ambitions, and inspire your employees of the future. All types of businesses across all sectors have signed up to help bridge the gap between education and employment and you can.

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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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Teachers Feel the Strain of Politics. Can Better Political Engagement Help?

ED Surge

In September, a teacher in the Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District, in Southeast Texas, was fired when district leaders learned that an eighth grade class was reading a graphic novel based on the diary of Anne Frank. The novel had not been approved and was deemed inappropriate, and the firing made headlines. It was an extreme example of the political strain public school teachers are under from parents and activists.

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The Cycle of Experimentation: A New Approach to Educational Innovation

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In today's episode, we're joined by Justin Reich, an associate professor at MIT and the author of ‘Iterate: The Secret to Innovation in Schools.' We dive deep into teachers' crucial role in driving innovation and improvement in education. Suppose you've wondered how to bring meaningful change to your school or classroom.

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Unilever: Year 12 Work Experience

All About STEM

All About STEM manages the Unilever R&D Port Sunlight Work Experience Programme. The programme offers Year 12 students a week’s placement during the second half of the Summer Term. This programme is extremely popular so we are sharing information and a preparation sheet before applications open on the 1st of December. Read on to find out how you can get involved!

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How to Keep Teaching When Your Students Keep Dying

ED Surge

In her memoir, “Men We Reaped” , Jesamyn Ward discusses the young men she’s lost in her life — five in the span of four years. After naming the young men and the months in which they died, she said, “That’s a brutal list that silences people. It silenced me for a long time…But my ghosts were once people, and I cannot forget that.” I, too, have a brutal list.

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Left-brain or Right-brain Dominant? Explore the Ideal Subjects to Nurture your Strengths

Ask a Tech Teacher

Left-brain or Right-brain Dominant? Explore the Ideal Subjects to Nurture your Strengths Choosing what to study after high school can be tough. A popular theory that aids some students in their decision-making process is the left-brain vs right-brain theory. It suggests that people have a dominant side of their brain, which influences their thinking and learning styles.

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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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Modelling minds: can computers mimic human intelligence?

Futurum

Modelling minds: can computers mimic human intelligence? Published: The human brain is often referred to as the most complex device known in the Universe. It gives rise to the amazing abilities of the human mind, including our capacity for intelligence. For many years, psychologists and neuroscientists have sought to uncover how the mind functions, while computer scientists have attempted to reproduce human-like capabilities in machines.

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Green Careers Week: STEM Ambassadors – A Day in the Life

All About STEM

Celebrate Green Careers Week with this free ebook from STEM Learning – it’s packed with inspiration for your learners! Students can explore a collection of STEM Ambassador interviews to discover their daily lives and career paths, they’ll also find advice and tips from people whose jobs, roles, and careers are green careers. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from industry and academia who work.

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Facing Pressure on Enrollment, Will Colleges Support More Transfer Students?

ED Surge

During his yearslong quest for a bachelor’s degree, José Del Real Viramontes encountered trials at four different California community colleges. At his first college, right out of high school, the young man born in Zacatecas, Mexico, hoped to play for the football team. But Del Real Viramontes never made it to tryouts, he says, and when his best friend left the college, he decided to leave, too.

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Tech Tip #26: My Mouse 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! Q: My mouse stopped working. Do I need to buy a new one? A: Maybe, but try a few things first: Check the plugs. Is it still plugged in?

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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 can we improve cranberry production?

Futurum

How can we improve cranberry production? Published: Indigenous Peoples have been using cranberries in food, medicine and fabric dye from as early as the 1500s, and these fruits are still widely used and produced across the US today. However, fruit rot diseases can cause tremendous damage to these plants, leading to substantial yield losses if they are not properly managed.

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Year 12: Apply for a Nuffield Research Placement!

All About STEM

Applications for Nuffield Research Placements (NRPs) are now open! STEM Learning is now in its third year of delivering this highly regarded and prestigious programme thanks to ongoing funding from the Nuffield Foundation and support from UK Research and Innovation. The Nuffield Research Placements programme provides engaging, hands-on research projects, where Year 12 students have the opportunity.

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How to Navigate the Nuances of Anonymous and De-Identified Data in AI-Driven Classrooms

ED Surge

As the Director of Quantitative Research and Data Science, as well as the Data Privacy Officer at Digital Promise, I aim to demystify the complex world of data privacy, particularly in the realm of education and AI tools. Having begun my journey as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) committee member during my graduate school years, I've been committed to upholding ethical principles in data usage, such as those outlined in The Belmont Report.

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Embed These 7 Skills to Assure Comprehension

Middle Web

While most middle schoolers can decode text, the crux of any worthwhile lesson is assuring they understand what they’re reading and how it might impact them or the world around them. Peg Grafwallner shares strategies to help embed these literacy skills across the content areas. The post Embed These 7 Skills to Assure Comprehension first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Empowering Students with Computer Science

Defined Learning

Considering today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, integrating computer science education in the classroom is essential to prepare students for future careers. Here are some ways for educators to incorporate computer science into teaching, leading to enhanced analytical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving skills.

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National Apprenticeships Week 2024: Schools Webinar

All About STEM

Date: Friday 10 November 2023 12:00 Join Amazing Apprenticeships for this exciting webinar to find out how you can get involved and begin preparing for National Apprenticeship Week 2024! National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) takes place from the 5th to the 11th of February 2024 and is an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country.

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This Obscure College Major Commands $100K Within Four Years

ED Surge

For high school students in search of a career pathway that combines the challenges of building a floating city with the difficulty of launching a rocket into space, there’s a relatively little-known college major that might float their boat — naval architecture. Naval architecture first caught our attention in 2022, when it appeared in an EdSurge analysis of federal data about high-earning college majors.

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Unbox Innovation: Cultivating Creativity in the Classroom, Part 1

Box Light

In the first official episode of Unbox Innovation , Boxlight’s newest podcast series, Host Gabrielle Bejarano had a chat with Preston Trebas, STEM Training and Development Specialist, to discuss the challenges teachers face in today's educational landscape, with a special focus on fostering creativity in the classroom.

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3 Shifts Can Invigorate Our Grammar Instruction

Middle Web

Ready to leave Granny’s snooze-inducing grammar lessons behind? Three simple yet powerful changes in grammar instruction can make a big difference in how students use grammar as a creative tool to shape their writing, says literacy coach and teaching consultant Patty McGee. The post 3 Shifts Can Invigorate Our Grammar Instruction first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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CREST Awards: Design a Game Controller!

All About STEM

If your students love gaming, check out this awesome Bronze Award from CREST Awards! Your students can use ergonomics to design a game controller as a CREST Awards project. This CREST activity covers everything from choosing a console and drafting a design to modelling and marketing. Whether your pupils prefer their PlayStation or opt for an Xbox, this is the perfect opportunity for them to.

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Why Professional Learning Is a Crucial Piece of a 1:1 Program

ED Surge

Paula Stamey, a seventh-grade social studies teacher in Benton, Tennessee, taught for 20 years before her school became a Verizon Innovative Learning School and adopted one-to-one technology in 2017. Initially, she resisted this change, feeling it was unnecessary and distracting. “I felt I had a system that worked, and introducing this ‘nonsense’ wouldn’t add anything to my classroom and would only create more work for me and be a distraction for my students,” she said.

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Boxlight Presents Unbox Innovation, a Transformative Podcast Series

Box Light

Boxlight is excited to launch its new podcast series, Unbox Innovation , a gateway to transformative insights and thought-provoking discussions. In alignment with the company mission to improve communication and engagement, this podcast series will empower viewers and listeners with content that addresses the latest trends and strategies in your industry, whether it's K-12 education, Higher Education, or Enterprise.

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Balloons Over Broadway with Ozobots

Carly and Adam

Bring the magic of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to your elementary classroom with Ozobots! The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a beloved American tradition. Image the excitement on your elementary students’ faces as they experience the thrill of creating their own miniature Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your classroom! To create a mini Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in your classroom, you’ll need the right tools.

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Taming the snowball

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

This post first appeared at Grading For Growth on November 6, 2023. In alternative grading systems that follow the Four Pillars framework , students have clearly defined standards for what they need to learn and how to demonstrate that they’ve learned it; and reattempts without penalty so that they can take the helpful feedback they receive from us, process it, and iterate on it.

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A Playbook for Student and Teacher Well-Being

Middle Web

Grounded in research and real-world situations, The Social-Emotional Learning Playbook by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher and Dominique Smith supports the social-emotional growth in you, your students and your community, writes Anne Anderson, calling the book “a great PD resource.” The post A Playbook for Student and Teacher Well-Being first appeared on MiddleWeb.