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7 Simple Machine Projects For Kids To Try

The Maker Mom

Before the age of power tools and complex machinery, simple machines were used to make work easier and move heavy objects from one location to another. Using leverage, these simple machines can multiply force with few, if any, moving parts. Simple machines are a great way of introducing children of all ages to fundamental engineering and scientific concepts.

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How to Use Excel to Teach Math Arrays

Ask a Tech Teacher

Grade Level: 5th (or whichever grade you are teaching arrays) Background: None. This is an intro to MS Excel or spreadsheets Vocabulary: Excel, cell, rows, columns, paint bucket, borders, arrays, resize, formulas Time: About 30 minutes Steps: Open Excel or your preferred spreadsheet program. Review the basics–how to identify a cell (where the column and row intersect), what’s on the toolbars, especially where the paint bucket and border tools are found Resize the cells so they are sq

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Under the Right Conditions, Can Remote Learning Be an Asset?

ED Surge

During the first week of the new year, parts of Minnesota were deluged by a winter storm , blanketing the Twin Cities and surrounding areas with almost a foot-and-a-half of snow. Those conditions were enough to prompt school closures, and on Wednesday, Jan. 4, students in Minnetonka School District got a proper snow day. Many students, no doubt, built snowmen, went sledding and delighted in the unique childhood experience of an impromptu day out of school.

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How can we make STEM subjects more engaging for students?

Futurum

How can we make STEM subjects more engaging for students? Published: At Point Park University in Pittsburgh in the US, education researchers Dr Ginny Chambers , Dr Kamryn York and Dr Mark Marnich are helping pre-service teachers develop their skills in STEM subjects to make learning more enjoyable and effective for their future students. The team is using the principles of maker education to create hands-on, interactive STEM and maker experiences.

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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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10 Must-Have Building Materials for Your STEM Lab

Carly and Adam

The following is a guest post from Dr. Jacie Maslyk. Whether you are just getting started with a new STEM lab or you’ve been facilitating hands-on learning for a while, there are many different materials that students will enjoy using in your space. Sometimes students are looking to tinker with materials to see how they work and other times they want to build magnificent structures.

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Tired of the Same Old Professional Development? Let Students Lead.

ED Surge

I love learning. As a classroom teacher, I always tried to improve my practice by reading academic and practice-based articles, attending trainings and connecting with fellow educators to share resources and troubleshoot challenges. The ability to learn and grow is part of what made teaching dynamic and energizing for me. Despite my love for learning, I strongly disliked most professional development sessions.

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Game-Based Learning vs. Gamification: How To Use Both In The Classroom

Accelerate Learning

Games are highly motivating for everyone, including students. But you don’t have to turn your classroom into a game show or a video arcade to reap the benefits. Learn about the benefits of using both Game-based learning and Gamification in your classroom.

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What Jobs Are Safe From Automation?

Computer Science Teacher

“It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” – Yogi Berra That doesn't mean people don't try. Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have a lot of people predicting what jobs are an are not likely to be replaced by computers. Technology is challenging the ideas about what jobs can and cannot be replaced by technology. Doug Peterson, who shares a lot of interesting articles, recently share this one predicting that leaders will not be replace.

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Should You Adopt Purpose Driven Learning?

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I published this several years ago, but with the current dissatisfaction of many parents with traditional education, it’s worth revisiting. Purpose Driven Learning (or PDL) is a concept coined by Michael Matera and Adam Moreno to summarize the philosophy that each learner’s inner strengths can be unlocked by focusing with purpose and drive.

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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 the Substitute Teacher Shortage Is Impacting Teacher Professional Development

ED Surge

It’s 7:00 am, and I’m on my second trek from my car to our centralized district meeting space, lugging snacks, supplies and chart paper as I prepare to lead a workshop on best practices for technology integration for a group of 15 elementary teachers in my district. It’s September 2021 and as one of the district’s instructional technology content leaders, I have finally been given the green light to host in-person professional development (PD) for this group of eager teachers after months of mee

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THE TOP 8 TIPS FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW

Accelerate Learning

Whether fresh out of college or entering teaching as your second career, these tips will guide you in making the most of your first year of teaching and help you carve out your place in your new career. We polled some of our teachers and former teachers on what important information they would share with those just beginning their careers. Here are the top 8 tips that every first-year teacher should know.

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ChatGPT with My Students

User Generated Education

I love educational technology. When technologies were first available online, I was an early adopter, and often got brutally criticized by administrators and colleagues in my K-6 settings for having students use the internet for research, use web tools, create webpages in wikis, and work virtually with schools in other states and countries (for example, see their work from 2008 at [link] ).

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7 Online Resources to Teach About Vehicles

Ask a Tech Teacher

Do your first graders love vehicles? Here are a few of the popular resources teachers are using to teach about them: Build a car–abcya Design your very own vehicle with ABCya’s Create a Car! Choose from cars, trucks, buses, and even construction vehicles. Customize your vehicle with different wheels, engines, and more. Enjoy the ride! Vehicle Puzzle –click and drag puzzle pieces into place for this picture Freight Train Cars –video about all the cars in the freight train from Railway

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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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ChatGPT Has Colleges in Emergency Mode to Shield Academic Integrity

ED Surge

Colleges around the country have been holding emergency meetings of their honor code councils or other committees that govern student cheating. The reason: a whole new kind of cheating that is suddenly possible, thanks to a new AI tool called ChatGPT. The technology, which emerged just a couple of months ago, can answer just about any question you type into it, and can adapt those answers into a different style or tone on command.

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Rhode Island Computer Museum

Computer Science Teacher

I spent some time looking at the Rhode Island Computer Museum web page today. A lot of interesting stuff. Some great information under the Education and Activities page. If you teach the history of computers this is a great resource with text and pictures. The Collections gallery has a huge collection of images and descriptions of items they have as well.

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Apply: Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements

All About STEM

Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements are open for applications! Don’t miss out, take a look at our collection of student feedback and join our Information & Application Session to find out more. Nuffield Research Placements are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply knowledge and skills learned at school and work alongside industry professionals.

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THE TOP 8 TIPS FIRST-YEAR TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW

Accelerate Learning

Whether fresh out of college or entering teaching as your second career, these tips will guide you in making the most of your first year of teaching and help you carve out your place in your new career. We polled some of our teachers and former teachers on what important information they would share with those just beginning their careers. Here are the top 8 tips that every first-year teacher should know.

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How Building Bonds in the Classroom Can Motivate Better Teaching

ED Surge

It’s accepted wisdom that good relationships between teachers and their students lead to students who are willing to work harder in the classroom. Could those positive feelings also have an impact in the other direction, leading teachers to up their instructional game? As it turns out, yes. A University of Missouri study found that students who feel their teachers care about them also report receiving better instruction.

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8th Grade Insights Into ChatGPT and the Future

Middle Web

Like much of the current K-12 universe, Sarah Cooper is both excited and concerned about the impact of ChatGPT’s disruptive technology. Recently she checked in with her 8th graders for insights into how they might use it and how they think AI may impact their lives in the future. The post 8th Grade Insights Into ChatGPT and the Future first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2023: Student Pack

All About STEM

National Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn more about apprenticeships and how they might be an exciting option when leaving school or college. Students can work their way through this activity pack to explore what apprenticeships are, which apprenticeships are available and the exciting careers apprenticeships can lead to.

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Game-Based Learning vs. Gamification: How To Use Both In The Classroom

Accelerate Learning

Games are highly motivating for everyone, including students. But you don’t have to turn your classroom into a game show or a video arcade to reap the benefits. Learn about the benefits of using both Game-based learning and Gamification in your classroom.

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Encouraging Black Girls to Bring a Bold Voice to Mathematics

ED Surge

One day, when Nicole M. Joseph was in the third grade, she raised her hand in class to answer a math question. The teacher did not call on her. Her mother happened to be standing outside the door observing the classroom and was unhappy about what she saw. It seemed to her that Nicole, a Black girl, was being ignored by her teacher, a white woman. So she saw to it that her daughter moved to a different class — an advanced class.

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Classroom Lessons from Learning Six Languages

Middle Web

As language specialist Tan Huynh learns Khmer, his 6th language, he looks into language acquisition as a skill, not a superpower. He suggests teachers support students’ multilingualism by maximizing translanguaging, learning in context, and integrating all language domains. The post Classroom Lessons from Learning Six Languages first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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FREE Tool: 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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Bringing the World of Animation to a Wisconsin High School

CTE Learning

Doug Devine is a career and technical education teacher at North High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We caught up with Doug when one of his students, Lindsey, became the first high school student in Wisconsin to receive the Web Animator industry certification from Web Professionals Global. We asked Doug if we could do a quick article on him, and he thought it would be nice to include Lindsey’s point of view.

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Are Relationships the Key to Solving America’s School Absenteeism Crisis?

ED Surge

The number of students who’ve gone missing from the classroom has only climbed since the pandemic. These days, 16 million students may be “chronically absent,” according to Hedy Chang, executive director of the nonprofit Attendance Works. That means those students are missing 10 percent of a school year—or more. Why kids don’t show up to school is a thorny problem, Chang says.

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The Broad Field of Engineering — Interview w/ Jesse Burton

STEM Education Works

The “E” in STEM, “Engineering”, is a lot more diverse than it’s perceived to be. This week I was able to have a conversation with Jesse Burton, a very dear friend of mine and an Analysis Engineer at ThyssenKrupp. We discussed his journey in engineering, and how his career took its necessary twists and turns to end up in the job he has been waiting for.

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School Support: ESERO One Million Interactions (Space)

All About STEM

“One Million Interactions is an initiative to attract more young people into science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the space industry. Supporting STEM Ambassadors to deliver successful interactions with young people, inspiring and encouraging the next generation of space professionals. The overall aim of the initiative is to help create 1 million interactions between young.

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