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What Does Engineering Look Like in Early Childhood

EiE Blog

In Pre-K education through the first years of elementary school, engineering skills may not be top of mind for parents or educators, but a solid foundation of problem-solving practice familiarity with the engineering design process will serve learners long beyond their early learning years. Though engineering in the early years looks different than the experiments and calculations students learn later in their education, hands-on learning for young kids builds on the same skills!

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Why Great Teachers Can’t Be Replaced by a Bot

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tonight was indeed a highlight of my educational career. My student, Eric, named me his STAR Teacher. He is a fine young man, and going on this journey with him has been an honor. Such a joy! But as I listened ( and live Tweeted ) the comments made by students about their STAR teachers, some common elements kept coming up about the STAR Teachers as being: Passionate about their subject A person who sees students as p

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Human Body Websites for 2nd-5th Grade

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my school, 2nd grade and 5th grade have units on the human body. To satisfy their different maturities, I’ve developed two lists of websites to complement this inquiry. I put them on the class internet start page so when students have free time, they can visit ( check here for updates) : 2nd-3rd Grade Place organs where they belong Blood Flow Body Systems Build a Skeleton Can you place these parts in the correct place?

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What Is RTI (Response To Intervention) In Education?

Accelerate Learning

Let’s explore the key features of Response to Intervention (RTI), a proactive multi-tiered approach to providing academic and behavioral support and intervention for identifying and addressing student needs before they escalate to more serious concerns.

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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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This Student Saw Teachers Lacked a Place to Share Digital Resources. So He Created One.

ED Surge

In his former school district in California, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Rahul Bir noticed that the schools seemed inundated by technology. It pointed back to something he’d noticed before. Schools have picked up all these new tech tools but it’s not always clear how teachers should actually use them. Lightning struck: There didn’t seem to be a place where teachers could share educational resources with each other, which might help them sort through it all.

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#32: How to Use Art to Teach Grammar

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great lesson that uses every child’s innate love of color to learn grammar. All you need is MS Word or Google Docs), a quick introduction to the toolbars and tools, and about 25 minutes to complete. If you’re the tech lab teacher, this gives you a chance to reinforce the grammar lesson the classroom is teaching and teach tech skills students need (click to enlarge): From Structured Learning’s Tech Lab Toolkit Volume I Copyright ©2023 askatechteacher.com – All rig

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LCR Careers Hub: SEND Resources – Maths in the Working World

All About STEM

ASDA and Merefield School: Maths in the Working World Bringing the curriculum alive through the world of work, this resource is designed to support entry-level SEND students to understand how supermarket employees use maths in their everyday work. View the lesson resources here. This is part of Creating Careers in the Curriculum, a series of lesson resources that use the world of work to explain.

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I Need My Professional Goals to Matter to My School Leaders. Without It, It Is Hard to Stay in the Classroom.

ED Surge

The relationship between teachers and administrators is crucial, especially during times of high stress and burnout. A strong connection with an administrator can help a teacher feel supported, find balance and discover growth opportunities. However, administrators often face numerous competing priorities, which can make it challenging to prioritize their relationships with teachers.

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Grammarly Go Helps You Write Better Everywhere On the Web

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Does Grammarly use AI? It does now! I logged into Grammarly today and started seeing writing suggestions from the new Grammarly Go button. In fact, as I'm writing this post, the GO button is there and ready to offer suggestions. The Grammarly GO button will offer suggestions and, according to Mashable , uses the ChatGPT Generative AI Model.

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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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Tech Tips #170: Cover your webcam!

Ask a Tech Teacher

This is part of the 169 tech tips for your class-but this is a bonus, not included in the ebook, just for readers of Ask a Tech Teacher. If you follow this blog, you’ve seen it before, but it’s worth repeating. Feel free to grab the image and use it in your classroom: Tech Tip #170: Cover your webcam when you aren’t using it! I used to do this and forgot about it.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Youth Voice Census

All About STEM

Have your say in Britain’s biggest youth survey! Aged 11-30? Tell Youth Employment UK what you think about study, work and life. Your answers could make a big difference in how the UK government, employers and educators support young people. All your answers will remain anonymous. The Youth Employment UK Youth Voice Census is supported by Amazing Apprenticeships, Edge Foundation & Pearson.

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How Students Use AI to Design Solutions for Their Community

ED Surge

Youth voice is vital in the development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools. Youth today are significant users of technology and have dominated AI-related conversations, so it’s essential to provide opportunities for them to design and problem solve the tools that are shaping their future. How can we empower youth to become key voices and leaders who actively shape and improve emerging AI technology, ensuring it positively impacts their communities?

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How to Create Differentiated NGSS Science Lessons using Propello

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter NGSS Science Standards lessons require a high level of excellence. Additionally, science teachers often miss out on extra support for reaching their students who learn differently. For example, support to create leveled texts or differentiated experiences with science textbooks and materials can often be limited.

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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 to Stop Hating Your Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Believe it or not, most computer problems are simple. I can say that because I’ve run a computer lab for almost ten years. I’ve seen just about every problem there is and have learned this: If you believe your life with computers is a constant state of civil unrest, you’d be right. Hardware The computer/monitor/keyboard/mouse doesn’t work Is the power cord plugged in?

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ESERO UK: STFC Borrow The Moon Resource

All About STEM

If your students love space and you’re looking for activities, it’s time to deep-dive ESERO’s resources! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be on a mission to explore their primary/secondary collections and each week we’ll showcase a resource that we land on (in case you haven’t seen it). Our clicks for this week led us to… STFC’s Borrow the Moon Box!

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Educators Need More Than Self-Care. They Need Self-Compassion.

ED Surge

It’s no secret that educators and school leaders endure a lot of stress, from managing classroom and school communities to monitoring staff and student morale. When that stress mounts, negative feelings can shift inward. Educators may even shoulder the expectation that they must solve every problem on their own. But there’s a way to handle that stress, and it begins with self-compassion.

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AI Productivity: Using the AI Assistant in Todoist

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Todoist has a new AI Assistant built into the tool that you can add to the program. After I installed the Todoist AI Assistant , I opened up the task “clean out the car” and asked it to generate subtasks. It specified subtasks which I added with a click. Then, I could assign dates or even set them up for habits.

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Online Reading for National Library Week

Ask a Tech Teacher

National Library Week is April 23-29, 2023. It allows us to promote our local libraries and their workers. Find more about here at the American Library Association. Because I know most of you online only, I thought I’d share my favorite online libraries with you (click here for updates to the list): For Children Aesop for Children –collection of fables Actively Learn –add PDFs of your choice to a library that can be annotated, read, and shared.

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The All About STEM Competition: CREST Resources

All About STEM

We recommend CREST Awards on our All About STEM Competition Resources page alongside a host of partner activities – there are so many projects to choose from for all ages. Our competition is all about designing a new product, idea, item, or approach that solves a problem and you can use a CREST project that fits the bill as a starting point or submit your work to CREST towards an award after.

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Do Chatbot Tutors Work Better When They're Upbeat — and Female?

ED Surge

Since the sudden arrival of ChatGPT just a few months ago, there’s renewed interest in using AI chatbots as tutors. The tech itself raises a host of challenging questions. Some researchers are exploring one that might sound trivial but actually could be quite thorny: What should these computer-generated educational assistants look and sound like? It turns out, one of the world’s most-cited educational researchers, Richard Mayer , is working on a series of studies looking at what kind of computer

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Education at Home (Homeschooling) is the BEST

Chillax Science

I have been in the world of science education for over two decades, but it wasn’t until I became a mother that I started thinking that homeschooling is best. Homeschooling is one of the best methods of educating children because it allows for a safe, personalized and flexible learning experience. Schooling at home offers a wide range of benefits, such as the ability to tailor the curriculum to suit the individual needs and interests of students, control of the educational environment, and

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Instant Plugins for ChatGPT: Introducing the Wolfram ChatGPT Plugin Kit

Stephen Wolfram

This is the first in a series of posts about new LLM -related technology associated with the Wolfram technology stack. Build a New Plugin in under a Minute… A few weeks ago, in collaboration with OpenAI , we released the Wolfram plugin for ChatGPT , which lets ChatGPT use Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha as tools, automatically called from within ChatGPT.

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Save The Date: STEM Clubs Week!

All About STEM

STEM Learning’s STEM Clubs Week will take place from the 3rd of July 2023 and the theme this year will be Artificial Intelligence. STEM Learning have an exciting schedule of activities and sessions planned, here’s an overview of how the week will run – there’s so much more to come too!

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OTT 208: Teachers Speak Out: How Do They Cope With Administrators' Unfair Treatment?

Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning

There are plenty of ways to create a meaningful makerspace on a shoestring budget. All you need is some creativity and a little bit of elbow grease. Keep listening for tips on how to get started.

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Some Stats Activities for Middle School Math

Middle Web

Math teacher Michelle Russell remembers her own anxiety each year when the time came to teach statistics to middle schoolers. She shares two fun activities she’s discovered that address 6th and 8th grade standards: cup stacking and the candy grab! Student handouts included. The post Some Stats Activities for Middle School Math first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How Important are Generative Questions in NGSS Storylines?

Know Adam's Blog

Storyline pedagogy gives students a chance to decide what they want to learn more about. To take the lead in the classroom, our students need to know how to ask good questions. Teachers can model intellectual curiosity to help students learn how to think more critically. Asking authentic questions, ones that we don’t know the answer to, is an important part of storyline pedagogy.

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National BSL Day & Deaf Awareness Week

All About STEM

In support of National British Sign Language Day & Deaf Awareness Week, we’ve created a video of our team sharing some BSL Basics. We encourage everyone to learn as many signs as they can and get involved. You can find out more below, share how you’re celebrating and raising awareness on social media and start learning. Be a #BSLAlly!

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Cast your Android device to your computer

The Tech Savvy Science Teacher

Vysor is a program I like because it works with Android and iOS and has wired and wireless options. Of course, what I like most is that there is a free option. You are limited to the wired option in the free version, but I actually like that because it glitches less. Plus you don't have to worry about the devices being on the same wifi network. I also like that can use your computer mouse and keyboard to control your phone.