Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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We Need More Math Teachers. Here’s How to Prepare Them for Life in the Classroom.

ED Surge

During the day, I teach Algebra I classes to high school freshmen in Springfield, Missouri. One night per week, I teach preservice elementary school teachers who serve as paraprofessionals at K-12 schools in Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and California through Reach University. Reach University offers adults employed in schools and other workplaces the opportunity to earn a unique bachelor’s degree that embraces work experience as part of the learning process.

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Invention Convention 2024 is coming

Ask a Tech Teacher

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life. Signups for the annual Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals start March 29, 2024 (that’s today–publication day for this article).

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Pangrams Anyone?

Computer Science Teacher

Regular readers of this blog know that I have been doing the New York Times Spelling bee ( Computer Science Teacher: Spelling Bee Solver Project ). Actually, I do it with my wife who gets most of the words. Anyway, one of the special types of words in the puzzle is called a pangram. Now officially, a pangram is a sentence that includes all of the letters in the alphabet.

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How To Make Math Fun: 8 Ways To Teach Math Through Play

Accelerate Learning

Welcome to a space where math is not just about right answers but about sparking joy and curiosity. As we blend play with equations and algorithms with creativity, we lay the groundwork for a math class that students look forward to. In this blog, we'll uncover the importance of making math engaging and the long-term impact of a joyful math class. We'll navigate through student perceptions, understanding their diverse experiences and attitudes towards math.

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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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Could AI Give Civics Education a Boost?

ED Surge

When longtime educator Zachary Cote first read about the release of ChatGPT about 15 months ago, he says his first instinct was to be “concerned” about its impact in the classroom, worried that students might simply ask the AI tool to do work for them. He still has that concern, but as he stepped back to think about it, he also saw a way to “leverage” the tool for a goal he had long fought for — to help bring social studies education, and especially the teaching of civics, to broader prominence

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Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM

STEM Discovery Education

Educators, administrators, and corporate leaders all agree: we need to encourage girls to explore STEAM skills and consider STEM careers for their futures. But how? We asked members of the Discovery Educator Network to share content, programs, and ideas they have found to be successful in bringing more girls to the world of STEAM! Infusing STEAM […] The post Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Why Is Storytelling Important in Early Childhood Education?

Accelerate Learning

Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication as a way to share experiences, understand others, and entertain. It can also be a powerful learning tool, especially in early childhood education.

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How Education Service Agencies Transform Data Fragmentation to Data Integration

ED Surge

Ever wonder what the buzz around interoperability is all about? Interoperability is not just jargon; it's the key to unlocking seamless communication among different data systems, applications and devices. In the realm of education, it means breaking down barriers so that educational technologies and data systems can collaborate effectively, ultimately enhancing the educational experience for leaders, staff, specialists, teachers, students and parents.

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35+ Easter Websites and Apps

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many Christians celebrate Jesus Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. To non-Christians (or non-traditional Christians), that event signifies a rebirth of spring that is filled with joy and gifts — and chocolate! Overall, it is America’s most-popular holiday with Christmas a close second. The date depends on the ecclesiastical approximation of the March equinox.

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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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How Teacher Notebooks Can Help Students Learn

Middle Web

When we have students watch us write in our teacher notebooks about what we're reading, we not only share our expectations for their notebook-keeping, we give them a mental model for writing critically and analytically about what they read, says literacy leader Laura Robb. The post How Teacher Notebooks Can Help Students Learn first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Engaging Middle School Students in Deeper Learning with Career-Connected PBL

Defined Learning

In today's digital age, student engagement is more of a challenge than ever before. Elizabeth Kreutzer, middle school s cience teacher and science department chair at Loch Raven Technical Academy in Baltimore City Public Schools , discusses her experience incorporating project-based learning into her classroom.

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This Future Teacher Found a Path That Brings Together His Love of Language and Learning

ED Surge

When he was in high school, Zachary Farley latched onto the idea of becoming a teacher. Then in college, when he started learning Mandarin, a deep love of languages took hold, and he began to make new plans. After graduating, Farley entered a program to become a speech-language pathologist. This path seemed like the best way to blend his love of linguistics with his interest in teaching — that is, until he took a job as a paraprofessional at an elementary school in his hometown of Corona, Califo

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Websites that add sparkle (and learning) to Spring

Ask a Tech Teacher

A few 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 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 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Bo

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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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Making the Solar Eclipse 2024 a Classroom Learning Opportunity

Teach Hub

A total solar eclipse is coming this April 2024. This rare, astrological event is a perfect classroom learning opportunity, offering a way to ignite students’ curiosity and stimulate their interest in science and the universe. Utilize this impending eclipse as an opportunity to spark a heightened interest in scientific exploration and create an enriching learning experience filled with exciting, interactive activities.

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Taking Small Steps to Build Research Skills

Middle Web

Research is a muscle Megan Kelly’s 6th grade social studies students are still building, and just like muscles, their skills get stronger with repetition. The goal is to make sure that the repetition isn’t tedious. Here are some ways she's improving students’ research savvy. The post Taking Small Steps to Build Research Skills first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Teacher Layoffs Are Coming as Pandemic Relief Money for Schools Dries Up

ED Surge

As school boards prepare to approve their budgets for the fall, many are grappling with how to make up for the yawning chasm left by the loss of federal pandemic-relief dollars. In many cases, that means educator layoffs are coming. But the ESSER “funding cliff” — the fall deadline for districts to allocate money from the final disbursement of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief grants — isn’t a singular culprit behind the staff cuts that are rolling out around the country.

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The Educator's Virtual Escapes: Nurturing Well-being Through Digital Adventures

Box Light

In schools and classrooms where interactive learning solutions and the digital realm compete for focus, the significance of self-care can easily fade into the background. As we approach the midpoint of the academic year, burnout becomes a real concern for educators. Educators, ever considered the value of self-care? Let's explore Virtual Vacation Day - its roots, importance, and how it can be a wellness beacon for you and your students in the classroom.

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Creating a Makerspace in Your Classroom

Teach Hub

In today’s classrooms, there’s a growing trend towards creating a more interactive learning experience for students. Teachers are adopting new innovative approaches, such as integrating a makerspace in the classroom. This is a designated area for hands-on learning that helps to foster creativity and other essential skills among students. This concept has grown dramatically since educators are seeing how well it fosters student engagement and social interaction.

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The Democratic Roots Essential to Literacy

Middle Web

In Literacy’s Democratic Roots: A Personal Tour Through 8 Big Ideas, Thomas Newkirk brings his enormous experience and wisdom from writing and teaching over many decades to his exploration of the connections between literacy education and democracy, writes Laurie Miller Hornik. The post The Democratic Roots Essential to Literacy first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How AI Can Address Critical Challenges Facing Higher Education

ED Surge

Artificial intelligence is increasingly being integrated into higher education to address challenges such as personalized learning and operational efficiency. AI-powered tools are streamlining administrative tasks like scheduling, registration and financial aid management , freeing up valuable staff time and reducing errors. AI-enhanced learning analytics provide more comprehensive data analysis, enabling professors to understand student behaviors and needs while identifying at-risk students ear

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The Five Question Summary revisited

Robert Talbert, Ph.D.

Some time ago , I reached a point where my patience with student evaluations of teaching (SETs) ran out, and I decided to create my own evaluation form rather than try to make something useful out of what we use at my university. The result was something I called the Five Question Summary : a simple evaluation that consists of just five questions, developed using the science of motivation, and which can be administered in less than 5 minutes and which was designed to be given multiple times thro

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Top Engineering Internships

Career in STEM

In this third blog post in our series (also check out Top Science Internships and Top Technology Internships ), we will take a look at the top engineering internships in the USA. These programs are ideal for students who want to work in engineering fields such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering: 1. NASA Internships NASA has a handful of internships available to students in high school all the way through graduate school who are taking part in “full-time accre

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How to Differentiate the Teaching, Not the Task

Middle Web

Mona Iehl once labeled her math students high, medium or low and gave them different problems. Now she thinks about differentiation as the amount of support she offers so that every student gradually reaches grade level expectations working the same problems. Here's how. The post How to Differentiate the Teaching, Not the Task first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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In Coastal Alaska, 2 Visions for the Future of Higher Education

ED Surge

For James Singewald, a typical week goes something like this: Learn about the history of boarding schools in an Indigenous Studies class. Apply a fresh coat of paint at Southeast Alaska Independent Living, a nonprofit that serves people with disabilities. Cook breakfast for a classmate celebrating a birthday. Meet with a professor on Zoom to talk about academic plans.

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No Prep Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids (Creativity Challenges)

Carly and Adam

The solar eclipse, a celestial event where the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily obscuring the Sun's light, presents a unique teaching opportunity. Engaging students in understanding this phenomenon can be enhanced by incorporating no prep creativity challenges that foster imaginative thinking and problem-solving skills. These activities are designed to be short, accessible, and adaptable to various educational settings, making them ideal for busy educators looking for effec

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Computing the Eclipse: Astronomy in the Wolfram Language

Stephen Wolfram

Basic Eclipse Computation It’s taken millennia to get to the point where it’s possible to accurately compute eclipses. But now—as a tiny part of making “everything in the world” computable—computation about eclipses is just a built-in feature of the Wolfram Language. The core function is SolarEclipse. By default, SolarEclipse tells us the time of the next solar eclipse from now: It can also tell us the next solar eclipse from any time more than 10,000 years in the past and future: By default, So

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My STEAMclipse 2024: a video template for all students

Talk STEM

At talkSTEM, like many other STEM educational organizations, we are excited for the phenomenal learning opportunity that we all get to participate in on Monday, April 8. Our planet is so dominated by water that, during most total solar eclipses , the path of totality barely touches land. This one will surge through parts of six Mexican states, 15 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.

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Ellipsis Education Named 2024 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist

Ellipsis Education

Ellipsis Education Named 2024 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist March 28, 2024 Katie Noe Director of Growth Marketing Ellipsis Education curriculum recognized by peers as a Market Leader in the “Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades K – 12” category. Indianapolis, IN (March 28, 2024) – Ellipsis Education today announces that their computer science curriculum was named a 2024 SIIA CODiE Award Finalist in the “Best STEM Instructional Solution for Grades K – 12” category.