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12 Innovative Digital Tools to Engage High School Students

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High School students will soon move into college and career where digital tools are de rigeur. Knowing the most innovative is a great first step. Here are twelve recommended by the Ask a Tech Teacher team: 12 Innovative Digital Tools to Engage High School Students In the ever-evolving landscape of education, keeping students engaged can be a challenge.

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What Would It Take to Attract Gen Z to Teaching?

ED Surge

With interest in the teaching profession waning and enrollment in teacher preparation programs reaching historic lows, all eyes are on the next crop of students — tomorrow’s prospective educators — to make up the deficit. Today’s high school and college students are part of Generation Z, a group of people who range in age from 12 to 28, and have characteristics, attitudes and aspirations that distinguish them from prior generations.

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Chester Zoo: FREE Virtual Live Lesson!

All About STEM

Our friends from Chester Zoo are all set to spotlight conservation at the IUCN’s first-ever World Species Congress – a global event to inspire action for species conservation. As part of this global event, the Chester Zoo team are hosting a Virtual Live Lesson from 11am on Wednesday the 15th of May to champion some of the world’s most threatened species.

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Integrating Technology via Tailored Professional Development

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Imagine a dimly lit room where adults endure another PowerPoint presentation, disengaged and uninspired. Imagine a brightly lit room with adult learners ready to be inspired by new experiences only for their motivation to be dampened by another static and mundane PowerPoint Presentation. This emphasizes the necessity of captivating and empowering professional development sessions to fully leverage technology's potential.

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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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Key Digital Innovations for Today’s Education Professionals

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6 Key trends in education to be looking at, from the Ask a Tech Teacher team: Key Digital Innovations for Today’s Education Professionals The digital transformation is underway, and while its impact on society is undeniable, education is among the most disproportionately affected areas. It’s not just about ditching blackboards for tablets – education today is undergoing a paradigm shift in teaching methodologies.

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Employer Feedback: Host a Y12 Research Placement or Experience

All About STEM

Employers – You can inspire the next STEM generation and your future workforce by hosting a Year 12 Research Placement or Experience! There are 5-day or 2-week placement options available and students are bright, capable and can complete a variety of tasks. Take a look at the employer feedback below, see the difference your placement could make to young people and get involved!

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Give Students Writing Feedback That Works

Middle Web

Laurie Miller Hornik describes what happened when English department colleagues got together to improve their responses to student writing. The collaboration produced a feedback protocol for reading, coaching and evaluating assignments that's still in use five years later. The post Give Students Writing Feedback That Works first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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8 Time Management Tips For Dissertation Writing

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It’s that time of hear when a lot of college students are writing dissertations as part of academic requirements. This is a daunting task but there are rules–suggestions–that will make it easier. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has a short list: 8 Time Management Tips For Dissertation Writing Embarking on the journey of writing a dissertation is a significant academic undertaking.

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Is Student Absenteeism a Growing Problem at Colleges, Too?

ED Surge

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children regularly miss elementary, middle and high school. Is the same pattern of absenteeism playing out at colleges, too? If so, what’s driving the trend? And what can professors and higher ed leaders do about it? To find out, EdSurge interviewed Terri Hasseler, a professor in the Department of History, Literature, and the Arts at Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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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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LCR Careers Hub – School Online Sessions: Compass+

All About STEM

Careers Leaders: 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. Liverpool City Region Careers Hub is offering four online Compass + training sessions that will take place after school and last under 1 hour.

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Exploring Endangered Species: Unleashing the Superpowers of Wildlife

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As we observe National Endangered Species Day , it's a reminder of the critical importance of wildlife conservation—not just today, but every day. In both school and life, understanding the significance of endangered species is essential for fostering empathy and preserving biodiversity.

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How do you teach the hard to teach class? Watch the video.

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do you teach the hard to teach class? Differentiate This video is from a series I taught for school districts. It is now available for free, here on Ask a Tech Teacher: This series includes videos on: Flipping the classroom Using backchannel devices A focus on strategies Tech tools Alternative tools Collaboration Author doers BYOD Assessment isn’t static The 20% rule Class warm-ups Gamification of education Copyright ©2024 askatechteacher.com – All rights reserved.

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Beyond Devices: A Tech Leader's Advice to Building School Community

ED Surge

As you enter today's classrooms, it's clear: Technology isn't just a tool, it's the driving force behind vibrant communities, shaping how students learn and teachers connect. Many students have access to technology in their classrooms, but the true challenge lies in harnessing resources effectively to enhance learning and build stronger, more resilient communities.

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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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Amazing Apprenticeships: World Environment Day

All About STEM

World Environment Day takes place on the 5th of June 2024, it brings together millions of people from across the globe, engaging them in the effort to protect and restore the Earth. Amazing Apprenticeships has brought together a collection of resources that are perfect for World Environment Day.

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What MATH-ish Can Add to Your Math Classes

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In MATH-ish, youcubed.org co-founder Jo Boaler brings together real-world math, neuroscience, equity awareness, and classroom experiences to forge a powerful multi-faceted tool to encourage students’ collaboration and engagement, says math teacher and NBCT Kathleen Palmieri. The post What MATH-ish Can Add to Your Math Classes first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How to Track My Child’s Location

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now that so many children carry smartphones, do you track your child’s location? If you’re worried that’s akin to spying on them, read on. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has background, pros and cons, and more to help you come to a go-nogo decision: Reasons Techniques Best approaches Emergency readiness Supervising Communication and trust Educating your child Addressing privacy concerns Importance of parental controls How to Track My Child’s Location In today’s world,

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‘College for What?' High School Students Want Answers Before Heading to Campus

ED Surge

ST. PAUL, Minn. — What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question long faced by high school students. But these days, students have access to far more information than in the past about what, specifically, they could do as a job after they graduate. And that is changing the way students are thinking about whether or not they want to go to college — or when they want to go.

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STEM Ambassadors: How to explain your job to an 8 year old!

All About STEM

If you’re a STEM ambassador volunteer, STEM Learning is offering a brilliant online session to help you present your career to youngsters by adapting your language and approach. The session covers the best ways of breaking down a complicated job title into bite-sized chunks that young people can understand.

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Value and Success Can Build Student Motivation

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We cannot make students be intrinsically motivated, writes teaching coach Barbara Blackburn. But we can create a classroom culture that focuses on the building blocks of value and success. When we do, students are more likely to grow resilient and take chances on learning. The post Value and Success Can Build Student Motivation first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Bridging Gaps with Juno Lesson Capture

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Imagine the frustration of a teacher pouring her heart into a lesson, only to have a student absent and miss out on crucial concepts and skills. It's a feeling of helplessness, knowing that despite her efforts, some students may fall behind. But what if there was a solution to bridge this gap?

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This $90M Education Research Project Is Banking on Data Privacy to Drive Insights

ED Surge

With digital education platforms generating data on how millions of students are learning, they are also sitting on veritable information gold mines for researchers who are trying to improve education. An ethical and legal conundrum stands in the way: how to responsibly share that data without opening students up to the possibility of having their personal information exposed to outside parties.

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Celebrate National Numeracy Day with CREST!

All About STEM

Celebrate National Numeracy Day on the 22nd of May with fantastic official resources & CREST Awards! National Numeracy has a huge selection of activities for the big day and there are numerous CREST projects below to excite your learners about maths. Students can join the Big Number Natter too and there’s a whopping £6000 worth of prizes up for grabs this year!

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3 Tips to Help Teachers Make Good Use of Time

Middle Web

It pays to be strategic when managing time, writes teacher Kelly Owens. Without compromising good practice, educators can learn to ditch time drainers and invest those precious minutes in time savers. Reduce, reuse and recycle to work more efficiently and effectively. The post 3 Tips to Help Teachers Make Good Use of Time first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Froggy Fun: STEM Adventures for National Frog Jumping Day!

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Frogs are not just fascinating creatures - they can also be fantastic tools for teaching various subjects like measurement, reading, counting, and STEM concepts. So, why not leap into this theme and make learning an exciting adventure?

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Social Entrepreneurship Unit with Elementary Students (2024): A Perfect STEAM Lesson

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This is my 3rd time doing this project with my gifted learners, grades 4th through 6th. It was one of my favorite units. ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. The first part of this post explains some of the rationale for this project, and the second part describes the unit, itself.

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All About STEM: 6 Week STEM Club Resources

All About STEM

Who said a STEM Club has to run every week? Who said the same students have to attend each session? No-one! That’s why we came up with our Six Week STEM Club Programme! It’s a programme that schools or clubs can repeat every half-term with a different set of learners each time – that means less time needed to plan and resource and more time to engage & excite a wider range of young people!

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How Learning Happens at the Point of Challenge | KnowAtom

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In the book Making Thinking Visible, researchers and authors Karin Morrison, Mark Church, and Ron Ritchhart write, “Learning happens at the point of challenge.” When we think about what is occurring in the highest performing classrooms, we can come to a better understanding of how learning happens at the point of challenge.

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Beyond Monkey Bars: The Vital Role of Recess in Child Development

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Do students need recess? This question has been discussed for years among parents and educators. With the requirements students are expected to meet, some think recess should be the first thing to be shortened or eliminated. However, experts don’t agree. Research has also shown that recess is crucial in child development and can impact everything from physical health to social skills and cognitive abilities.

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