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5 Ways to Be Sure That Lessons Stick in Memory

Middle Web

What makes our lessons memorable? Looking into semantic, episodic, emotional, procedural and automatic memory, teaching consultant Marilee Sprenger shares ways to engage students’ long-term storage systems so that memories take hold. Start with visuals and play based learning! The post 5 Ways to Be Sure That Lessons Stick in Memory first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Subscriber Special: K-5 New Teacher Survival Kit

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. This month: K-5 New Teacher Survival Kit 9 ebooks, 65 digital posters May 31-June 3 A new teacher survival kit–for professionals new to teaching tech or expanding their pedagogy. It includes K-5 tech curriculum (including problem solving, productivity software, critical thinking, share/publish, mouse skills, image editing, Google Earth, Photoshop, web tools, and more), keyboarding and digital

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A New Feature of Teacher Prep Programs? Compensating Future Educators for Their Time

ED Surge

The request came from the students. Those who were enrolled in — or considering enrolling in — American University’s School of Education said they wanted more classroom experience, more opportunities to practice their craft before being released to do it alone every day to a room full of kids. Wish granted. Today, and for the last year or so, aspiring educators at American University are required to spend a minimum of 40 hours tutoring students in Washington, D.C., public schools, in addition to

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Space Education Quality Mark: School Case Studies

All About STEM

The Space Education Quality Mark (SEQM) is designed to support schools and colleges using the subject of space to inspire and engage their students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Take a look at this set of four case studies that demonstrate how different schools have benefitted from achieving the award. ‘We would like to take part, what support will we receive?

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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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Discovery Education’s EdTech News Roundup – May 30

STEM Discovery Education

The month of May has flown by, and we hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Now you can catch up on what’s trending in EdTech news with this edition of the DE EdTech News Roundup. We’ll cover: The Pandemic’s Effects Political Happenings Insights from Experts The Pandemic’s Effects While health mandates have all […] The post Discovery Education’s EdTech News Roundup – May 30 appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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How Augmented Reality Helps Teachers Reach More Students

ED Surge

Augmented reality (AR) continues to gain importance in our everyday lives. In the classroom, AR technology can enhance learning by providing students with interactive and immersive experiences, improving their understanding of complex concepts and enabling them to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. The use of AR can make learning more accessible while increasing the engagement of all students.

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Employers: Inspire Learners – Give an Hour

All About STEM

The Careers & Enterprise Company invite you to Give an Hour, inspire young people, give back to your community, and ignite your team at the same time. By sharing your experience, insights, and unique industry knowledge for one hour, you can make a difference to young people considering their future career options. You can help give students in your area the skills and knowledge that they need.

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Mesmerizing a Captivated World

STEM Education Works

Have you ever found yourself falling down an Alice in Wonderland -level rabbit hole trying to figure out the origin of a word? I definitely have! This particular time started when I stumbled upon an intriguing commercial that had me glued to the screen. Instead of my usual fast-forwarding routine, I watched the whole thing, utterly mesmerized by the clever approach.

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Memorial Day Websites

Ask a Tech Teacher

Memorial Day (May 26, 2023 in America) is the time we remember all of those soldiers who gave their lives in the defense of American freedom. In war and peace, they made the ultimate sacrifice and because of them we are privileged to live the American Dream. Once a year, we honor them, their sacrifice, and those they left behind. Here are some activities to help students understand the import of this day: Difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day Folding the American flag History of Memor

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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 Universal Design Promotes Inclusion of All Students

ED Surge

The goal of inclusive education is to ensure that every student, regardless of their background or abilities, has an equal opportunity to learn and succeed. For teachers, this means providing equal access to educational experiences and ensuring that all students have the support and resources they need to succeed academically, socially and emotionally.

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FREE ASK Apprenticeship Assemblies

All About STEM

Has your school or college booked ASK Apprenticeship Support? From application sessions to awareness assemblies, you can choose from a suite of exciting workshops to inform and inspire your students on apprenticeships, traineeships and T Levels. Watch the explainer film to find out more and download the ASK Guide below. The programme has so much to offer!

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ABCD Diagrams in Science

The Science Penguin

Do your students sometimes draw the tiniest little science diagrams? Do they skip the labels? Do some forget to describe their observations and measurements? Ever had one color a turtle purple? (Let’s hope it’s not actually purple!) Mine did too! So, I taught them the ABCD of Scientific Illustrations. A is for accurate. Drawings should be realistic.

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How to Find Old Elementary School Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Need help finding an old elementary school teacher? Our Ask a Tech Teacher team has several ways to track down your favorite educators from years past: How to Find Old Elementary School Teachers Do you remember the teachers who shaped your educational journey? Whether it was the teacher who taught you how to multiply fractions or the one who fostered your love for literature, many of us can still recall some of our favorite elementary school educators.

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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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The Education Department Outlines What It Wants From AI

ED Surge

OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, predicted last year that it will usher in the greatest tech transformation ever. Grandiose? Maybe. But while that may sound like typical Silicon Valley hype, the education system is taking it seriously. And so far, AI is shaking things up. The sudden-seeming pervasiveness of AI has even led to faculty workshop “safe spaces” this summer, where instructors can figure out how to use algorithms.

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Resources for STEM Clubs: CREST Awards

All About STEM

Inspire your Science or STEM Club members with amazing CREST Awards projects! CREST Awards can be run in schools, clubs or at home with young people aged 5-19. CREST is completely flexible – projects can start whenever you want, and learners can take as long as they need. Encourage your students to become reflective, independent learners through enquiry-based project work.

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8 Great Tips for Bulletin Boards

Teachers are Terrific

Are you ready to decorate your classroom bulletin boards? I love creating eye-catching designs that help students stay engaged! Now, this is a topic that we all have a love-hate relationship with! Bulletin Boards and STEM Decor. I still remember those early days in my teaching career when I changed my boards often. Like at least once a month because I was that annoying new teacher that was full of new-teacher energy and apparently thought pretty bulletin boards were impressive.

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How to Digitize School Historic Videos

Ask a Tech Teacher

Why is it important to preserve historical school video recordings? How about: to preserve old recordings that are degrading with time to make them more accessible to potential viewers and researchers to increase their lifespan But what’s the best way to do this? Ask a Tech Teacher contributor has some ideas: 3 Effective Ways to Digitize and Preserve School’s Historical Video Recordings Each year, schools manage and process all sorts of documents and data, starting with students’ per

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Data Shows Demographics Are Shifting in Fast-Growing Cities. How Are School Districts Impacted?

ED Surge

Education researchers have long kept an eye on the changing demographics of public schools, some looking at the potential for those shifts to shepherd in inequity as ethnic groups migrate or fluctuate in size. Parsing education data into snack-sized servings. As the number of Hispanic students grows, for instance, the education landscape is adapting to meet their particular needs, as well — be it more representation in children’s books or busing a mobile preschool to kids in rural areas.

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Could you survive on a desert island?

All About STEM

STEM Learning’s STEM Club activity sets give you the opportunity to explore and try new things, increasing young people’s enthusiasm and interest in STEM subjects. One of our favourite sets is Could you survive on a desert island? The sessions are aimed at ages 11-14 and are fantastic fun with hands-on builds and investigations. We always start with a quick debate – What are the top 3 survival.

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Could a healthy diet combat multiple sclerosis?

Futurum

Could a healthy diet combat multiple sclerosis? Published: Based in Australia, Professor Lucinda Black has been exploring the links between diet and multiple sclerosis (MS). TALK LIKE A NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGIST Calorie — the units used to describe the amount of energy in food Case-control study — a study that compares two groups of people: one group with the disease and a similar group of people who do not have the disease Cognitive decline — a gradual loss of mental abilities Diet — the types

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Asking Generative AI to Cite Sources - Which Tool Is Best?

The Innovative Educator

In the "6 Tenets of Post-Plagiarism: Writing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence " Dr. Sarah Eaton explains that using generative AI in writing will become normal. The writing process has now shifted, and while AI may do some, or even most, of the writing, humans are responsible for fact-checking, verification, and knowing the source of the information as applicable.

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Building Justice into Exams for Multilinguals

Middle Web

Content-based exams should gauge understanding of discipline-specific skills and concepts. But for many multilingual students exams are a reading and writing test in disguise. Language specialists Tan Huynh and Beth Skelton show how we can engineer justice into the assessment of MLs. The post Building Justice into Exams for Multilinguals first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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School Safety in Georgia: Investing, Innovating, and Impact

Box Light

In light of the growing emphasis on school safety, Georgia is making significant strides to enhance security in its K-12 schools. The state has committed to comprehensive safety plans, increased funding, and advanced technological solutions to ensure the well-being of students and staff alike.

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Lighting up cancer: innovation in paediatric surgery

Futurum

Lighting up cancer: innovation in paediatric surgery Published: Surgically removing cancer tumours can be a risky procedure – bodily tissues that the cancer grows on can be damaged in the process, and leaving any part of the tumour behind can lead to the cancer coming back. Dr Stefano Giuliani and his team at the University College London (UCL) Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Healt h in the UK are developing a ground-breaking technique that literally ‘lights up’ the cancer cells, making r

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Concord Consortium: NGSS Assessment Portal

Teach Science for All

It’s been awhile since I’ve featured any of the incredible science education resources at Concord Consortium…so let’s remedy that. The NGSS Assessment Portal is an online platform developed by the Concord Consortium, an educational research and development organization.

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Here’s How to Get Kids Talking about Literature

Middle Web

Teachers want to create a space for their students to speak with authenticity and agency, writes author and English teacher Marilyn Pryle. She and 7th grade teacher Sharon Ratliff share ways to use Pryle’s Reading Responses strategy to deepen student thinking about literature. The post Here’s How to Get Kids Talking about Literature first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Innovative STEM Curriculum Models: Exploring Different Approaches to STEM Education

STEM Sport

In a rapidly changing world with constant technological advancements, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is constantly evolving and adapting to the new needs of society. This quickly changing landscape emphasizes the need for innovative STEM curricula that teaches students the importance of adaptability, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.

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How can music technology improve the well-being of people living with dementia?

Futurum

How can music technology improve the well-being of people living with dementia? Published: What does music mean to you? Whether you play an instrument or enjoy listening to your favourite band, there are many ways to engage with music. But what happens if you begin to lose your memories of music or ability to play an instrument? Dr Jennifer MacRitchie is a musician and electronic engineer at the University of Sheffield , UK.