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Unlocking the Future: The Integral Role of Project-Based Learning in Computer Science Literacy

Defined Learning

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, equipping students with computer science skills is crucial. Project-based learning (PBL) emerges as a dynamic educational approach to computer science education, breaking down disparities, fostering an inclusive learning environment, and preparing students for the era of artificial intelligence by cultivating essential skills and promoting engagement at every educational level.

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Pros And Cons of AI in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Artificial Intelligence–AI–has been around a long time, but caught everyone’s attention with the launch of generative AI, ChatGPT, and DALL-E. These made using AI easy enough for anyone and a viable tool for educators and students. Or is it? Let’s see what the Ask a Tech Teacher team says: Pros And Cons of AI in Education Artificial intelligence (AI) is making major inroads into education.

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As Schools Move to Change How Kids Are Graded, Some Families Push Back

ED Surge

When a public school system in the San Francisco Bay Area explored replacing traditional grading practices with a form of “standards-based grading system” meant to eliminate bias, it sparked widespread opposition from parents. They signed petitions and showed up in force at school board meetings to rail against the changes. The proposal, which leaders of the Dublin Unified School District began testing with a cohort of teachers last year, was pitched as a way to shift emphasis from winning point

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Navigating the AI Landscape in Education: Balancing Technology with Personal Touch

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter I do get pretty angry as I go on forums about Artificial Intelligence in Education. It seems often that the attitude is one of “gotcha” in terms of “catching” students using AI to “give them the answers.” The problem with this is that we're missing the whole point of AI.

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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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STEM Ambassadors: I’m A Scientist Webinar

All About STEM

STEM Ambassadors are invited to take part in a 30-minute session to find out more about getting involved with I’m a Scientist. I’m a Scientist is a student-led learning experience engaging school students with people working in STEM. Students connect with a diverse range of scientists from different specialisms and backgrounds. It all happens online and students taking part can explore a range of.

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This Strategy Helped My Students Learn to Disagree Respectfully

ED Surge

“What will you remember about our class?” I asked my English class in May, during the last month of their senior year. My students sat quietly considering the question. “I will remember how we would disagree, but we were still very respectful, and I just loved it. I loved how much respect we hold for one another,” one of them said. I nodded to show that I understood and that this was also important to me.

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Helping Students Master New Content and the English Language 

STEM Discovery Education

How Do You Explain the Mitochondria to Someone Who Doesn’t Speak English? I often joke that one of the first vocabulary terms I teach my students anymore is the word, “no.” As a biology teacher, there are a myriad of words and phrases my students need to know to understand the course content. My true […] The post Helping Students Master New Content <em>and</em> the English Language appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Nuffield Research Placements Feedback – Apply Today!

All About STEM

Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements and Experiences are open for applications! Don’t miss out, take a look at our collection of student feedback and apply via the links below. Nuffield Research Placements & Experiences are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills learned at school and work alongside industry professionals.

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Beyond the Pink: A STEM Gift Guide for Girls

STEM Next

Before you start your holiday shopping this year, we encourage you to think outside the box. Don’t let stereotypes limit your shopping lists and imagination. Toys and games in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are marketed to boys. Yet when given the chance, girls enjoy and benefit from playing with STEM toys and games. Here are 10 ideas that support girls’ creativity and confidence in STEM and expand their options.

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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 Augmented Reality Fosters Student Curiosity and Collaboration

ED Surge

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that enriches the classroom learning experience by overlaying digital content onto real-world content, simply using devices that already exist in most classrooms, like tablets and smartphones. In educational settings, AR can be used in numerous ways to enhance teaching and engage students. It can bring traditional textbooks to life by adding interactive elements like videos, models or supplementary information to printed pages.

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Latest Version PictoBlox 6.1.0 – Updates in Python Environment and New Extensions

Stem Education News

In today’s rapidly evolving world, driven by ever-changing technology and digital advancements, coding has emerged as a formidable skill, driving innovation, problem-solving, and igniting creativity. While conventional teaching methods often make coding appear intimidating, PictoBlox offers a refreshing approach by empowering users to effortlessly craft projects in AI, ML, AR, VR, IoT, and hardware using platforms […] The post Latest Version PictoBlox 6.1.0 – Updates in Python

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Careers & Enterprise Company: NEW Resource Directory

All About STEM

It’s not just a makeover! Visit the NEW Careers & Enterprise Company Resource Directory for activities to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work! The directory has a whole new look, along with new and updated trusted resources that you can find quickly and easily. Click here to take a look. If you’re looking for a specific group of resources, there are plenty to.

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Six Characteristics of a Learning-Focused School

Middle Web

Learning focused schools have a collective growth mindset and a shared belief that every student can learn and grow. Education leaders Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn share six characteristics that define such schools and offer ideas about how to accomplish each one. The post Six Characteristics of a Learning-Focused School first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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 an AI-Powered Tool Accelerated Student Writing

ED Surge

As educators seek innovative methods to engage students and enhance the learning experience, artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be an invaluable asset. For English Language Arts (ELA) teachers, AI-powered writing tools help to provide immediate feedback, guiding students through the writing process and fostering a more personalized approach to learning.

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Honoring Inclusivity: The Importance of National Special Education Day

Box Light

December 2nd is National Special Education Day and it holds a special place in the hearts of educators and advocates alike. On this day in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law, reaffirming the importance of inclusive education for students with special needs. As we commemorate this occasion, it's an opportune time to delve into its history, grasp its significance, and explore how technology, such as interactive displays and learning apps, plays a pivot

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CREST Awards: Tour the Help Centre

All About STEM

CREST Awards projects are fantastic for learners aged 5 to 19! When completing a CREST Award, students can take on the roles of scientists, researchers, engineers and designers to pursue their own ideas. CREST offers comprehensive Getting Started Guides for educators interested in running CREST in school along with the support of the CREST Help Centre.

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Strategies to Integrate AI into Every Classroom

Middle Web

Donnie Piercey's 50 Strategies for Integrating AI offers a comprehensive guide for educators ready to harness the potential of AI. Piercey includes a wide range of practical strategies and insights to enrich the learning experience for K-12 students, writes Kathie Palmieri. The post Strategies to Integrate AI into Every Classroom first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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A New Student Made Me Rethink My Classroom Culture — and the Ways It Marginalizes Students

ED Surge

Though I never had the words for it, I knew I was different from my peers when I was a kid. As the son of Indian immigrants, I looked for ways to push back against the pressure to assimilate and conform while growing up in white schools. There were few role models who looked like me outside of my family, and the only cultural representations I saw were insulting stereotypes that mocked Indian culture.

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Red Planet Day: Simple Lessons for K-12 Exploration

Box Light

Happy Red Planet Day, Educators! Red Planet Day celebrates Mars, encouraging exploration and understanding. Today, let's embark on an exciting journey to explore Mars with your students through simple lessons, 3D printing, and robotics. Get ready to make the Red Planet come alive in your classroom!

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Amazing Apprenticeships: November Parent & Carer Pack

All About STEM

If you’re looking to advise your teens about career options, Amazing Apprenticeships offer monthly downloadable information booklets for parents or carers. The November Parent Pack includes Higher and Degree apprenticeship vacancy listings, details on Higher Technical Qualifications and articles focussing on engineering in preparation for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week and the future of T Levels.

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Getting to Know Students Can Deepen the Learning

Middle Web

Megan Kelly writes about improvements in her student relationships after trying out strategies adapted from Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain. One key insight: talking with kids about their lives and personal interests can boost in-class learning. The post Getting to Know Students Can Deepen the Learning first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How Teacher Prep Programs Are Stepping Up Efforts to Recruit Students

ED Surge

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education launched an unusual marketing blitz. It includes a TV ad that encourages people to go into teaching, especially to promote more diversity in the teaching profession. “Experience the unique joy of helping students thrive,” the public service announcement says as it depicts a range of people working with students.

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Bring Code to Your Classroom: A Guide for Teachers to Implement a Successful Hour of Code for CSEdWeek  

CoderZ

Are you ready to join the tens of thousands of classrooms that participate in the Hour of Code during CSEdWeek every year? This global event is a great way to spark students’ interest in STEM, develop their computational thinking skills, and inspire them to create their own projects. With over a thousand available activities and teacher resources, there’s something for every classroom.

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Holidays Around the World STEM Centers

Carly and Adam

Don’t just learn about Christmas and Holidays Around the World, take your students on an engaging educational journey to experience other cultures this holiday season! Pack your bags and get ready to take your students on a global journey where they will experience holiday traditions in countries around the world! We believe that integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) into holiday-themed activities is the key to fostering an immersive and exciting learning experienc

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The Peak Learning Times for Middle School Kids

Middle Web

Adolescents are particularly susceptible to circadian rhythms – the physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle – writes principal Mike Gaskell. Educators can do more to plan academic lessons and other content to take advantage of peak learning times. The post The Peak Learning Times for Middle School Kids first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness: Nurturing Relationships, Embracing Gratitude

Box Light

November was National Gratitude Month but it’s certainly not the only time we can reflect on how we show our appreciation. As we get ready to close the year, let’s explore the profound connection between gratitude, kindness, and the positive impact they have on our lives, relationships, and communities. While expressing thanks was integral to this month's theme, let's delve into how acts of kindness, both big and small, not only highlight gratitude but also play a crucial role in fostering posit

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Coding: Where Does It Fit In? Integrating CS into ELA and Literacy

CoderZ

It’s no secret that computer science is just about everywhere. We’re using it to create art, push the boundaries of medical science , and even find ancient cities hidden in the jungle. As technology advances, educators are working hard to ensure that our kids can take full advantage of the opportunities coding can give them. But in a school day already crowded with traditional studies, it’s a big ask for teachers to find time for a subject they might not be familiar with themselves.

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Elevate Math Skills with STEAM

PCS Edventures

Mathematics is so much more than just a school subject. It empowers us to solve problems, uncover opportunities and make informed decisions in the real world. However, math lessons often feel disconnected from their use and application. Whether learners struggle to understand real-world connections or have difficulty learning various math concepts, educators are left wondering how to engage them and strengthen their math skills and confidence.

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Functions of Vacuoles

MooMoo Math & Science

If you travel across the US you will notice near many cities a water tower. These are structures that store water for the people in the city. The water is essential for life and needs to be stored for later use. In a similar fashion, plant and animal cells have storage structures called vacuoles. Let’s take a look at the vacuoles found in plant and animal cells.

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The Rarest Diseases in the World: Stories of Humanities Greatest Health Challenges

STEMe

Shrewsbury, MA Have you ever heard of RPI deficiency? Or how about stone man's disease? How about Methemoglobinemia? I bet you have never heard of these names before. These are some of the rarest diseases in the world., that we even have proper treatments for most of these diseases. In this article, let us learn more about these diseases. The disease ranking last in popularity is Ribose-5-Phosphate Isomerase Deficiency also known as RPI deficiency.

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This Month at DE: December

STEM Discovery Education

Dive into December with resources from Discovery Education to honor December holidays, explore digital citizenship, and keep students engaged as you head toward winter break! Pop of Professional Learning What’s New Trending Topics Magic Moment Pop of Professional Learning How do you explain the mitochondria to someone who doesn’t speak English?