Sat.Sep 09, 2023 - Fri.Sep 15, 2023

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How AI Can Promote Equity in STEM Students

Robot Lab

By Devin Partida Photo by : Unsplash Pursuing equity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is an ever-evolving conversation around representation and diversity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) — a frontier within STEM itself — emerges not just as an object of study but as a tool to promote equity among students who want to pursue a career in this field.

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What do Parents Ask About Technology in Education?

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have written in the past about parent questions concerning technology in education , but always from the perspective of a teacher at the classroom. Now, I teach grad school classes online to practicing teachers and want to see if those questions are the same. So I asked my grad school students: What questions do parents ask you about technology and education ?

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Colleges Are Missing Out on Students Who Start — But Don’t Finish — Their Applications

ED Surge

Twice a week, Rofiat Olasunkanmi, 22, heads back to Brooklyn to her alma mater, Kurt Hahn Expeditionary Learning School. Now a senior at New York University, Olasunkanmi helps high school seniors navigate applying to college, a process she personally recalls being dominated by concern about finances and a general sense of anxiety because no one in her family did it in the United States before her.

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The Future is Now: Preparing Our Youngest Scholars for a Digital World

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Early exposure to technology can help children develop digital literacy skills. Around 70% of kindergartners can use educational apps on tablets or smartphones. But it stands to reason that we must help students know how to effectively use these tools so they do not hinder and that they help But do they know how to use technology effectively?

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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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Reimagining CS Pathways: High School and Beyond

Computer Science Teacher

This looks like a great opportunity to make a difference in CS education. We are seeking community involvement in a new project called Reimagining CS Pathways: High School and Beyond, led by CSTA, CSEdResearch.org, ACM, Code.org, College Board, CSforAll, and the ECEP Alliance. Please consider applying to join us. We particularly need diverse voices from post-secondary as well as industry representation.

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How We Can Honor Indigenous Values in Our Teaching Without Appropriating the Culture

ED Surge

I have always felt connected to Indigenous peoples. Perhaps it is because I am Mexican American and colonization is a part of my ancestry. Perhaps it is because the virtues of Mexican and Indigenous spiritualities in Texas and Minnesota, where I’ve split my whole life, are so universal that it’s hard to not be drawn to their teachings and practices.

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Teach Reading with WORD Force: Fun Games Kids Love

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter WORD Force: A Literacy Adventure i s an excellent tool to help improve reading. These fun, free reading games give students the foundational reading skills they need in a fun, engaging practice that you can use as an enrichment or alongside your current reading program.

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30th Anniversary: British Science Week 2024!

All About STEM

Congratulations to the British Science Association and UK Research & Innovation as 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of British Science Week! British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The theme for 2024 is ‘Time’ which opens the door to a huge range of.

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12 Online Resources About 3D Printing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular online resources to teach about 3D Printing ( click here for updates on links ): 3D Bear Cricut Machine –to cut materials Create 3D Printing Designs 3D Doodler Pen MakerBot PrintShop Onshape SculptGL Sketchup Tinkercad –create your own 3D print designs Download 3D Printing designs GrabCad Smithsonian X3D –download 3D print designs of Smithosonian artifacts Thingiverse –download lots of 3D designs, like an iPhone case Youmagine –find 3D print designs –image credit Deposit P

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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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When Student Anxiety Gets in the Way of Attending School

ED Surge

Since the pandemic, mental health strains on youth have been put in the spotlight. Pandemic closures provided some students with a chance to notice how stressed they are at school, says Jayne Demsky, founder of School Avoidance Alliance, an advocacy group that provides professional training to schools. The time away from physical classrooms gave children and teens an experience with which to contrast the regular anxiety of being at school.

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Unboxing the Lenovo Flex 5i: The Best Chromebook for Teachers

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I’ve used many Chrome­books and pur­chased quite a few. I’ve al­ways pur­chased Leno­vo for one reason — they last. Now, I have a new, even more, durable Chrome­book with a touch screen, which has become my go-to for Chrome­book ex­cel­lence: The Leno­vo Flex 5i Chrome­book.

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Channel 5: Tim Peake – Secrets of Our Universe

All About STEM

Tim Peake’s new TV show launches on Channel 5 from September 19th and it promises to be a fun, family-friendly exploration of our universe! Over three episodes, our iconic UK astronaut will investigate three iconic subjects: The Planets, Stars & Black Holes, and Space Missions. If your learners are tuning in, download the invaluable resources from ESERO UK below.

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Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom 

STEM Discovery Education

Educators have an extraordinary opportunity to ignite a passion for learning by embracing the dynamic world of STEAM learning. Incorporating STEAM isn’t just about teaching science or math—it’s about nurturing a mindset of curiosity that empowers students to question, experiment, and grow. The beginning of the school year is a great time to help students […] The post Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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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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Mockumentary Explores College Admissions — and Post-Pandemic Student Life

ED Surge

The college students who give campus tours for the admissions office may sound like confident ambassadors, but they sometimes have their own doubts about whether they’ve made the right college choice or are on the right life path. That dramatic tension drives an independent mockumentary called “ Admitted ,” created by a group of undergraduates at Boston University.

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Empowering Future STEM Innovators: Cultivating Interest and Inclusivity

Robot Lab

By Katie Brenneman A robust STEM education is key to student success in the digital age. A strong grasp of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ensures that the pupils of today have the skills they need to find personal and professional success in the future. However, many students find STEM classes dull and unengaging. This is largely due to misconceptions about the purpose of STEM classes and outdated lesson plans that fail to capture the student’s imagination.

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Apprenticeships Activities: Years 7-9

All About STEM

The Apprenticeships website is offering packs of interactive activities for Years 7-9 designed to increase awareness of apprenticeships and T Levels at an early age. Learners can work their way through the pack to begin exploring what apprenticeships are, the different kinds of apprenticeships available and what exciting careers they lead to. There is also a useful T Level activity to promote.

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Career and Technical Education’s Impact on the Workforce

STEM Discovery Education

What do you want to be when you grow up? What a bold question for young people to answer! We always hope that students graduate ready to tackle their futures. But how can they be prepared without knowing what their career goals are? Part of preparing for the future is setting goals, and Career and Technical Education […] The post Career and Technical Education’s Impact on the Workforce appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Barricade Yourself from Burnout Starting Now

Middle Web

Where there are challenges, there are also opportunities for creativity, novelty, and adventure to put a barricade between us and burnout. Stephanie Farley offers strategies to help teachers avoid or at least soften the sense of emotional exhaustion that leads to collapse. The post Barricade Yourself from Burnout Starting Now first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Unlocking STEM Excellence: Liberty Local School District's Innovative Journey

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Liberty Local School District (Youngstown, OH) is redefining STEM education, even in the face of unique challenges, with nearly 70% of students on free or reduced lunch programs. The district’s secret to success? A dynamic blend of cutting-edge technology, featuring Mimio interactive panels, Robo 3D printers, Mimio MyBot robots, Labdisc All-in-One Science Lab, and MyStemKits STEM curriculum.

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Schools: Upgrade to Compass +

All About STEM

Compass + is a FREE tool from The Careers & Enterprise Company to help you benchmark, manage, track and report on your school’s careers provision. It’s available to all secondary schools, special schools, sixth-forms and PRUs in England. All eligible schools can upgrade to Compass+ and The Careers & Enterprise Company offer comprehensive video guides to walk you through the new platform.

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How philosophers have influenced the way you think about race

Futurum

How philosophers have influenced the way you think about race Published: Problematic perceptions about race damage our society. These attitudes can seem impossible to overcome, but philosophers Dr Jennifer Mensch , at Western Sydney University in Australia, and Dr Michael Olson , at Marquette University in the US, beg to differ. They are compiling a collection of 18th-century philosophical and scientific texts that helped shape the way people saw race across the Western world, and were used to j

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What Is Your Teacher Superhero Origin Story?

Middle Web

Like superheroes, every teacher has an origin story that imbues them with powers, prowess and, most important, purpose. Reminding ourselves not only why but HOW we came to be teachers can help us better see the struggles and potential of our students, writes Dr. Daniel Bergman. The post What Is Your Teacher Superhero Origin Story? first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Empowering Tomorrow's STEM Leaders: The Role of Coding in Grades K-5

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September 13th is Programmers Day which celebrates the diverse contributions of programmers across fields like technology, science, and entertainment, employing languages like Python and Java. In today's tech-centric world, early coding instruction from K-5 has gained prominence because knowledge and skills go beyond the classroom and help shape future STEM success.

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IET Faraday® Challenge Days!

All About STEM

We are overjoyed to announce that we are an IET regional delivery partner offering IET Faraday® Challenge Days! In September 2023, The Institution of Engineering and Technology announced a new model for their IET Faraday® Challenge Days programme, working with regional delivery partners to offer IET Faraday® Challenge Days across the UK. “This new approach will allow us to increase participation.

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How can first-year STEM university students be better supported?

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How can first-year STEM university students be better supported? Published: Going to university is a huge change from going to high school. At the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in the US, biologists Barbara Barnhart and Dr Olivia Long are using their Science Seminar programme to ease this transition for first year students studying biology, chemistry and biochemistry degrees.

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6 Ways School Leaders Can Grow Teacher Trust

Middle Web

When trust is present, people are generally more productive, more satisfied with their work, and less likely to search for a new job. Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn share six research-based strategies leaders can use to build a trusting, collaborative school community. The post 6 Ways School Leaders Can Grow Teacher Trust first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Mimio News: MimioPro 4 Update Incoming!

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Hello, MimioPro 4 users! We've got important news regarding the latest update to our award-winning display solution. We are confident that the update will help to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted experience for teachers and students.

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Try the CREST Question Generator!

All About STEM

CREST Awards encourage students to work like scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to investigate and explore their own ideas. To earn CREST Awards, learners are welcome to create their own STEM projects to investigate but if they need a little inspiration, why not try the CREST Question Generator? The CREST Question Generator is intended to help secondary students who may be struggling.