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Project-based Learning vs Problem-based Learning in Science

Accelerate Learning

Crafting a science curriculum that engages students isn’t always easy. While there are plenty of examples of instructional strategies out there, when focusing on a discipline that lends itself easily to hands-on learning, you may want to consider a project-based learning approach. Project-based learning ideas extend beyond that one-off activity, transforming your science classroom into one that centers on collaborative learning.

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Math Instruction Isn’t Working. Could Better Teacher Training Help?

ED Surge

Is 2/7ths larger than 4/11ths? That’s the question the middle school class was struggling to answer. Fractions hadn’t really connected with the students, says John Barclay, a teacher in Richmond Public Schools in Virginia. The concept just wasn’t intuitive. But one student piped up: She’d noticed that if you figure out how much you’d have to add to the numerator to get a whole number, then you can tell which fraction is larger.

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Tech Teacher Appreciation Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

This article got lots of reads last year, so am republishing with updates. I’ve included information about: How tech teachers are different than other teachers Why tech and the teacher who manages it in your school has become more important than ever How to talk to a tech teacher (hint: they’re a little different; heed these suggestions) Gifts tech teachers will love Tech Teacher Appreciation Week: The First Full Week of May (May 7-13, 2023) There’s always been something mystically cerebral abou

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Wolfram Alpha + ChatGPT = Amazing Math Teacher Help

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter As part of 80 days of AI and HI, I've been testing ChatGPT to see what I think of it for math teachers. In this post, I'll talk about how math teachers can get totally accurate math problems (and answers) from ChatGPT. I'd like to add that this will also be a benefit to science teachers and other teachers using statistics and data.

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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 Professional Development: The Benefits of Nano Learning

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The value of teacher professional development cannot be overstated. Quality professional learning experiences content incorporates the latest research and best practices in the field, helping teachers advance their knowledge, skills, and practices. Teacher PD can also provide teachers with opportunities to reflect on their teaching practices, identify areas for improvement, and receive feedback from peers or mentors.

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

From the Ask a Tech Teacher crew, here’s a topical article on how to use AI in your education journey: The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Education Technological innovation is now casting its shadows over the education sector as well, making learning experiences better than ever before. Better engagement, reduced pressure on students, and easy accessibility to learning are some of the many benefits that the education sector is receiving through technology.

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Register: The Great Science Share 2023

All About STEM

The Great Science Share for Schools is coming! “We invite your pupils to ask any scientific question they are interested to investigate and share. Each year we provide an inspirational theme to stimulate curiosity. This year the NEW theme is ‘Science Around Us’ ” – The Great Science Share Get Involved! In the lead-up to the Great Science Share, themed activities and lessons are available to.

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Bolstering Creative Thinking in Science Education

Accelerate Learning

Being a scientist and being told to think creatively automatically sound contradictory. Science is about the facts, the data, and the experiments that prove a hypothesis that’s usually informed by something you already know. But here’s the thing, among all those facts and unchangeable pieces of information, there’s some wiggle room for creative thinking.

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Establishing a Research-Based Framework for Edtech Product Quality

ED Surge

There is no doubt technology has revolutionized most aspects of our lives, including what’s happening in our classrooms. But what are the indicators of quality when it comes to the technology we put in front of students? Educators face a daunting task of keeping up with rapidly evolving edtech products, identifying the best available applications and effectively implementing them in their classrooms.

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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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Embracing Post-Plagiarism: What It Means for Innovative Educators in the Age of AI

The Innovative Educator

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on education. As AI-powered tools continue to evolve, they are transforming the way we approach learning and teaching. Dr. Sarah Eaton recently published an insightful article titled "6 Tenets of Post-Plagiarism: Writing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence " on her blog. Take a look at the post for the full explanation of each tenant.

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CEC: FREE Careers Online Training Modules

All About STEM

Visit The Careers & Enterprise Company Digital Hub to watch free online learning modules. “The training is designed to help key education stakeholders to better understand the value of careers leadership in schools, special schools and colleges.” There are individual modules for Careers Leaders, Education Leaders & Governors. Take a look and discover more about the careers education landscape and.

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Coding Education: What Is Coding For kids?

Accelerate Learning

Learning to speak the language of computers is a vital skill in today’s world. While many professionals aren’t specifically computer programmers, having at least basic coding knowledge, possibly in multiple coding languages, can significantly enhance a person's skills for any job. Because not everyone realizes this in time to take a high school or college coding class, it’s worthwhile to consider introducing coding education to kids early.

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How My Lunch Table Became a Space for Community Among Multiracial Students

ED Surge

Picture of me at seven years old. Photo courtesy of Natasha Akery. I didn’t know I was biracial when I was a kid, but I knew I was different. I grew up on the coast of South Carolina with church steeples on the horizon and Spanish moss hanging from large live oak trees. I wasn’t your typical Southern girl. My father is white and an American G.I. who met my Korean mother while stationed overseas.

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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 food safety across the world?

Futurum

How can we improve food safety across the world? Published: Around 600 million people – which is almost 1 in 10 people worldwide – become ill every year from a foodborne illness. 420,000 of those people die. At the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA, Dr Wei Zhang , a professor of food science, is focusing on improving food safety for everyone.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2024

All About STEM

Apprenticeships.gov has announced that National Apprenticeship Week 2024 will take place from the 5th to the 11th of February! Join the annual apprenticeships celebration by signing up to their official mailing list for the latest news. If you would like to start your preparations early, you can take part in Amazing Apprenticeships planning webinars for schools/colleges & employers.

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How an Ohio school district inspired a 40% increase in STEM engagement in a single year with Thimble.io.

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Caldwell Exempted Village School District is increasing enrollment in STEM electives, strengthening soft skills, and reinforcing student-centered learning by adopting a carefully created robotics and coding curriculum from Thimble.io. The post How an Ohio school district inspired a 40% increase in STEM engagement in a single year with Thimble.io. appeared first on Thimble.io Online STEM Classes.

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Why Teacher Appreciation Matters More Than Ever

ED Surge

Teacher Appreciation Week is a great opportunity to show gratitude and respect for educators committed to serving all students and helping them reach their full potential. During the pandemic, there was an increased appreciation for the teaching profession as educators adapted to new modes of instruction and caregivers took a more active role in their students’ education.

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Bubbles in the Classroom

Teachers are Terrific

A simple guide to having a great time experimenting and designing with bubbles. Students create a bubble wand to blow the largest bubbles possible! Have you ever tried bubbles in your classroom? I mean, inside your classroom? Sounds pretty daunting, I know, but I am about to let you in on some little secrets! Let’s divide the secrets into a few simple categories: You need a procedure.

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National Thank A Teacher Day

All About STEM

On the 21st of June, families and schools across the UK will take time out to thank teachers and support staff for Thank A Teacher Day! We spread the word about Thank A Teacher Day every year because we know how hard our schools work and it’s the perfect time for students to show their appreciation to staff (all are included). The UK Thank A Teacher website offers FREE personalised Thank You cards.

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How Blank Walls Built Community in 7th Grade

Middle Web

How-to articles often tout the idea of starting the school year with blank walls. 7th grade team leader Katie Durkin decided to finally let go of her need to fully decorate things herself and invite students and teachers to fill the empty spaces with community-building visuals. The post How Blank Walls Built Community in 7th Grade first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Effective Teacher Professional Development for Integrated Communication System Integration

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As an educator, ensuring the safety of your students is of the utmost importance. Schools are not only responsible for educating students but also for keeping them safe while on campus. In order to ensure that your school is prepared for any emergency, it's essential to have an integrated communication system in place, provide professional development opportunities for teachers, and utilize digital display solutions to improve communication and safety.

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How Important is Routine and Structure in NGSS Storylines?

Know Adam's Blog

When we talk about storyline pedagogy, we describe the individual lessons, or ‘episodes’ that make up a storyline as unscripted opportunities for student-led discovery. But, without the frameworks and classroom routines in place to prepare students for this next-generation model of instruction, we’re not setting them up for success. In fact, without strong routines and structures in place in the classroom, the idea of ‘unscripted discovery’ may make teachers and their students uncomfortable.

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RAF: Road to RIAT – Activity Booklet

All About STEM

Calling all Key Stage 2 teachers! Check out the NEW ‘Road to RIAT’ Activity Booklet developed in partnership with The Royal Air Force, Accenture UK, RAF Charitable Trust and The Smallpeice Trust. Encourage your learners to get involved and think creatively about air and space! This fun, STEM-themed pack is available to download for free.

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A Phony War: Phonics and Balanced Literacy

Middle Web

Dina Strasser recommends ditching the reading wars that are distracting educators across America. Tracking the changing theories and practices of recent decades, she concludes that phonics, the science of reading, and balanced literacy can work together to benefit students. The post A Phony War: Phonics and Balanced Literacy first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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News You Can Use: How Current Events Connect Classroom Learning to the Real World

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In today’s world, students need to understand various aspects of the social structures, global economy, role of government, and the environment to make informed decisions about their lives beyond high school. Educators play a crucial role in equipping students with the skills necessary to distinguish between fact and fiction, research or evidence-based statements, and exaggeration from reputable journalism.

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Bridging & Democracy Fellow at AmeriCorps (Special Assistant for Bridging & Democracy at AmeriCorps)

STEM Next

LOCATION: Department of the Chief Executive Officer – Immediate Office PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVE: The Special Assistant for Bridging & Democracy executes upon AmeriCorps’ bridge building and civic engagement strategy through research and outreach to other organizations consistent with AmeriCorps’ strategic initiatives, goals, and objectives. In collaboration with the Partnerships Team, including the Senior Advisor for Strategic Partnerships, the incumbent will drive the development and execution

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Online Mentoring: STEM Learning UK

All About STEM

STEM Learning’s national online mentoring scheme can help 14-18 year olds explore their future career options by chatting with trained STEM experts. Find out more – The next cohorts run for 10 weeks from 10th July – 1st September 2023. The deadline for mentee sign-up is 4 pm on 4 July 2023 “It’s important for all young people to have the opportunity to find out more information on the sorts of.

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Working on State Science Assessments

Teach Science for All

Twenty-two years ago I was just wrapping up my first year of teaching. Teaching was my second career- I’d spent almost a decade working in Biotech as a STEM professional.

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