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Exploring the Engineering Design Process for Kids

Accelerate Learning

Introducing the Engineering Design Process for kids can sound like an intimidating concept. As with any other framework applied to education, it’s less important to follow its steps to the letter and more important to adapt the process to your students’ needs. In young learners, it’s a way to nurture problem-solving skills and tap into their innate curiosity about the world around them.

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How to Automate an MLA Heading

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to Automate an MLA Heading in Word This one is quick–how to create a macro that automatically inserts an MLA-appropriate heading: Have students log in. Macros go with the profile of the user, not the local computer. Open MS Word. Decide what the keyboard shortcut will be for the macro. I use Ctrl+Alt+H. Test it to be sure it doesn’t bring up some other shortcut.

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What Brings Gen Z to the Library?

ED Surge

Gen Zers, born between 1997 and 2012, spend a lot of time online, consuming and creating digital content. Ninety-two percent check social media daily. But they still like print, and they still like to go to the library, according to a survey of Gen Z and Millennial public library use and media consumption released by the American Library Association last fall.

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Unlock the Secrets: Expert Homework Hacks for Busy Parents

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Brian Page, a former Milken National Educator of the Year with 15 years of experience in the education field. Brian is the creator of the Homework Hacks Course , designed to equip students aged 13 to 20 with research-backed homework hacks and independent learning strategies.

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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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British Science Week: STEM Ambassador Webinars for Schools

All About STEM

There’s still time to book your school slot for a British Science Week STEM ambassador webinar! These sessions are perfect to stream in class. BSW 2024: Animals & Fossils! (KS2/7-11) BSW 2024: Met Police present Biometrics – Past, Present & Future (KS3&4) BSW 2024: Engineering Storytime! (EY&KS1/4-7) Don’t forget to check out the upcoming ‘my job as…’ events too.

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We Know How Much Planning Time Teachers Get on Average. Is It Enough?

ED Surge

Given the amount of planning time he has each day, along with the assistance of an AI-powered app, Robert can easily turn a hard copy reading passage and questions into an interactive quiz for the students in his elementary classroom. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. But if he wanted to design something more engaging, where the kids are making cutouts or drawing as part of the lesson, well — there’s just not enough time in his 45-minute conference period to design that.

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How to Create Apps in the Classroom and Inspire Design Thinking

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students can build apps and collaboration skills at the same time. Today's episode features my friend Alefiya Master, the CEO of MAD-Learn, and the sponsor of today's show. We discuss the transformative role of app-building, collaborative learning, design thinking, and the importance of authentic learning experiences.

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CEC: My Learning, My Future – Subject Resources

All About STEM

It’s British Science Week – the perfect time to spotlight scientific careers in school! The My Learning, My Future resources from The Careers and Enterprise Company focus on the relevance of school subjects to future careers. And it’s not just science, there are over 27 subjects covered for KS3, KS4 and Post 16! Packs can be used as homework, in lessons or in extra-curricular sessions.

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13 Tips to Solve Unusual Problems

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Solutions to unusual problems Category: Problem-solving Whether you follow Habits of Mind, Common Core, Depth of Knowledge, IB, or another K-12 learning strategy, every student must

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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 Is the ‘College Is a Scam’ Narrative Influencing Who Chooses to Go to Campus?

ED Surge

The value of college is something that people used to pretty much agree on. In 2013, a little over a decade ago, the number of young people who thought a college degree was very important was 74 percent, according to a Gallup poll. By 2019 that had fallen to just 41 percent. So what is happening here? Of course there are many factors, but in this same period of time there have been a growing number of messages in popular culture giving highly skeptical views of college.

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31 Fun Preschool Themes for STEM Educators

Accelerate Learning

Preschool themes are a fun, creative way to structure the school year with activities that both meet your needs as a teacher and tap into the curiosities of your students. When it comes to STEM, they’re about turning classrooms into a hub of exploration and discovery.

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Using CREST for a Duke of Edinburgh Award

All About STEM

At this time of year, we know that students are signing up for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. But do you know that there are great similarities between the Skills section of a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the criteria for CREST Awards? The good news is that learners can earn both at the same time!

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Why Educational Robots Should Be Part of Every Child’s Learning Journey?

Stem Education News

Did you know that educational robots can transform how children learn, think, and interact with technology? In an era where modern education continually evolves, including educational robots in early curricula is becoming important. Esteemed boards like CBSE and ICSE have begun to emphasize the importance of robotics education from an early age. Under the skill […] The post Why Educational Robots Should Be Part of Every Child’s Learning Journey?

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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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To Make Assignments More Meaningful, I’m Giving Students a More Authentic Audience

ED Surge

This fall, after a restless night overthinking an assignment for my upcoming class and drinking three cups of not-strong-enough coffee, I added the final touch on my latest assignment for students in my World History II class. I was finally satisfied with the plan I had for my 10th graders, when it hit me: none of this actually matters. To be clear, this assignment would require students to analyze documents and write their own responses using evidence, which are important skills of course, but

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Taking a Tech Break and Unplugging From Classroom Technology

Teach Hub

In today’s classrooms, technology is a fundamental component of both teaching and learning. From individual laptops to interactive whiteboards to tablets loaded with educational apps, tech tools have transformed our classrooms. There’s no denying that technology is a powerful tool to have in the classroom, however, despite the numerous benefits, more people are realizing the importance of taking a step back and unplugging from technology.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Summer Term Plan

All About STEM

The Amazing Apprenticeships Team have prepared a planner for the Summer term packed with quizzes, games, guides, clips, posters, and more! The download has all the links you need so there’s no searching required when events or campaigns come around.

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Consistency: the Invisible Backbone of Teaching

Middle Web

Students need to know what to expect when they enter our classrooms, writes teacher Kelly Owens. Consistency on the front end paves the way for more student autonomy and engagement throughout the lesson. Three tips can help teachers achieve "the loyalty to learning we want!" The post Consistency: the Invisible Backbone of Teaching first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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‘A Condemnation’: Under Mental Health Strains, Students Weigh Quitting College

ED Surge

When college students think about quitting, it’s most likely because of mental health strain or stress. That’s according to the recent data from the “ State of Higher Education Study ,” conducted by the analytics company Gallup and the private foundation Lumina. For the study, researchers interviewed 6,015 enrolled students, 5,012 formerly enrolled students who never completed their program and 3,005 adults who never enrolled in higher education.

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Advancing Education: Integrating EdTech and AV Solutions in Private Schools

Box Light

How can private schools blend advanced technology with their personalized approach? Leading in innovation, private schools integrate edtech and AV solutions to optimize teaching and learning, fostering dynamic, engaging classrooms while preserving their distinctive educational ethos. Learn how private schools have utilized technology to enhance hybrid learning and enrich students' educational journey in today's digital era.

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NEW: Destination STEM Website

All About STEM

Destination STEM is STEM Learning’s new sub-brand, designed for young people and centred around STEM careers. “Destination STEM provides support, advice, and opportunities to help you explore pathways into STEM careers, develop your STEM skills, and connect you with STEM employers.

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Unleashing the Learning Potential of Classroom Focus Walls

Teach Hub

Focus walls have emerged as an effective tool in today’s classrooms , and for good reason. They provide a vibrant visual representation that can capture the student’s attention and deepen their understanding of the material. They serve as both an anchor and a reference point for students, offering an interactive and engaging learning experience.

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'As Educators, We Must Tell the Truth'

ED Surge

“As educators, we must tell the truth — to ourselves and then to our students,” writes Deaunna Watson, director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at a Montessori school in Cincinnati. Sometimes, though, the truth can be difficult to face and uncomfortable to talk about. Over the past nine months, our editors have had the privilege of collaborating with a group of eight talented educators and school leaders who bravely reflected on their lived experiences and shared their truths throu

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Transforming Education at Horizon Christian Academy with Boxlight Technology

Box Light

Horizon Christian Academy (HCA) in Cumming, GA, embarked on a journey to integrate interactive technology into its educational framework, enhancing student engagement and learning outcomes.

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The Difference between “Doing Projects” and Project Based Learning

Starfish Education

Learn the differences between just doing projects with your students and implementing project-based learning (PBL) in your classroom.

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Complex Tasks Every Student Can Accomplish

Middle Web

Collaborating on complex tasks builds relationships, a positive classroom culture for learning and a sense of accomplishment for each student. When the team wins, everyone is a winner! Deep learning expert Karin Hess shares tools to create authentic, time-sensitive projects. The post Complex Tasks Every Student Can Accomplish first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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9 St. Patrick’s Day Resources For Your Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

St. Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th to honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to the country. The day is marked by parades, wearing green clothing and accessories, traditional Irish music and dance, feasting, and the symbolic consumption of foods and beverages like corned beef, cabbage, and Irish stout.

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Cultivating Knowledge: The Transformative Power of Planting Activities

Box Light

Finding innovative ways to engage students in meaningful, hands-on activities can make all the difference in the classroom. Let’s explore the immense potential of incorporating planting activities into classroom lessons, particularly for STEM education. As an educator who stumbled upon the joy of gardening during the pandemic, I can attest to the transformative power of cultivating plant life.

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How A Middle School Is Making STEM Careers More Attainable For Its Diverse Students

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, NC USA and Houston, TX USA 3/11/2024 “Our students are primarily African-American and for them, careers in STEM seemed unattainable before we began working with STEM For Kids,” says Cheryl Lawson, the Superintendent of The Lawson Academy in Houston, Texas. The Lawson Academy is a public middle school established in 2002 by Reverend Bill and Mrs.

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