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How to Support Multilingual Learners in Math

Accelerate Learning

If you’re a curriculum leader or math teacher, you are probably facing the challenge of how to support multilingual learners in math class. You are not alone. In fact, 10.4 percent of public school students in the United States were English learners (ELs) in the fall of 2019. These students are not only tackling math skills and learning to think through math problems like your other students but also doing it in a new language.

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Top 6 Reasons Classroom Sound Can Accelerate Learning

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Spend some time in an engaged classroom and you will most likely hear the buzz of teacher and students’ voices, multiplication tables being explored, pencils and crayons slide-tapping across paper, and a variety of devices whirring in the background (printer, tablets, 3D printers, science equipment, etc.). The classroom can be an incredible and dynamic space of active learning, but for some it can also be a cacophony of sound that makes learning difficult and communicating a challenge.

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4 Approaches to Detect AI Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

AI-generated writing, currently centered around ChatGPT, already is a disruptive force in education. Check out these articles: How ChatGPT Can Improve Education, Not Threaten it –from Scientific American ChatGPT threatens education at all levels – here’s how it can be stopped –from Tech Radar ChatGPT: The Next Firestorm in Education –from AACSB ChatGPT has this to say about itself being a threat to student writing skills: Detecting AI writing can be a difficult task

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Building Effective Reading Instruction Through the Science of Reading

ED Surge

“If you are just able to decode the words, but you don’t have the context to understand them, you’re not getting to that effective, efficient, purposeful reading for meaning,” explains Dr. Molly Ness , a reading researcher, author, and vice president of academic content at Learning Ally , a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the reading gap.

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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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Feb 19, Piecewise-Defined Functions

Online Math for All

Piecewise-Defined Functions

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57+ Kindergarten Websites That Tie into Classroom Lessons

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s the list of Kindergarten websites I use most often during the school year. Notice that many of the headings are links to more websites under that theme: Animals Art Coloring Books Drawing Coding Critical Thinking Digital Citizenship Bullying –a read-along book Cybersmart Hero Hector’s World–Cyberbullying Farms Gamify Kahoot Holidays Keyboarding Learn to Type—Big Brown Bear Turtle Diary –audio prompts as well as visual for learning keyboarding Letters Math Math for K Math Games Shape

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As Student Need Rises, More College Faculty Set Up Emergency Aid Funds

ED Surge

When Karli Hinman enrolled at Stony Brook University in fall 2018, she knew her family couldn’t help her pay to continue her education. And during her first two years of college, she didn’t have much trouble affording her in-state tuition, thanks to financial aid and scholarships. But during her junior year, the expenses started to add up. Hinman happened to move into an apartment-style dorm on campus that cost her more than her previous residence halls had.

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National Schools’ Observatory: Learn About Space Resources

All About STEM

Learning about space? Looking for things to do? Use the National Schools’ Observatory! More than 80 free resources, all made by space professionals. Whether you’re a teacher, a student, or a home educator you’ll find something on their new Things To Do webpage. View the resources! About the National Schools Observatory: “We use the wonders of space to inspire the next generation of scientists.

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Does It Run in the IDE?

Computer Science Teacher

I was reading a tweet from a person saying they lost points a program written with pen and paper because the teacher thought the code would not run. When the student asked the teacher to write the code on the computer it ran. The Twitter discussion was on the wrongness of code assignments on paper but I am not sure that paper coding assignments are necessarily wrong.

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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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You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When…

Ask a Tech Teacher

I have to reblog this wonderful post by my efriend, Lisa. How many of these fit you? Can you add to this list? You Know You’re a Techy Teacher When… You can’t remember the last time you printed a classroom document. Plurking, tweeting, and playing with your wiki in public are acceptable behaviors. Your Notebook isn’t spiral bound – it plugs into the wall.

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We Must Teach Black History Like Our Lives Depend on It

ED Surge

It took me many years to love my Blackness. Much of that had to do with the fact that I was learning about Black histories for the first time. These stories of resilience and triumph allowed me to see my own humanity as a Black person, something I later realized I desperately needed. It helped me shape and define who I was, who I am and who I am becoming.

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Creating Careers: A Step Ahead (NHS) 14+

All About STEM

Calling all 14+ students! “Build your skills, knowledge and experience in health and care with support from a team of experts, taking you a step ahead!” Take a look at the fantastic selection of sessions below from the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub and scan any QR code or click an image to find out more. Find out more about Creating Careers All About STEM (All About Futures) partner with.

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Can gardening help children grow?

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Can gardening help children grow? Published: Founded by Professor Sallie Marston and led by former school counsellor Moses Thompson , the University of Arizona ’s School Garden Workshop creates and maintains gardens for schools in Tucson. Not only do gardens provide sites for practical learning, but Sallie and Moses believe they help children improve their social competencies and emotional well-being.

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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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Tech Tip #29 I can’t find a file

Ask a Tech Teacher

In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Today’s tip: Find a file Category: Problem-solving Q: I saved my document, but I can’t find it.

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Federal Government Launches First-of-Its-Kind Center for Early Childhood Workforce

ED Surge

While the national labor force has long since rebounded from the pandemic, the child care sector has lagged behind , experiencing a slow recovery that continues to this day. In the three years since the arrival of COVID-19, families have struggled to find high-quality, affordable child care for their children. Child care providers have been hard-pressed to find qualified workers to fill their open positions, often because retail and service industry employers have emerged as better-paying compet

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North West STEM Club Network: Teacher Session

All About STEM

Calling all North West STEM Club leaders! You can join forces as part of the new North West STEM Club Network! Celebrate your successes, share best practice and learn from other club leaders, teachers, technicians and STEM ambassadors. This online session for the North West STEM Club Network will provide you with the opportunity to meet like-minded peers from schools across the North West region.

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What is AR?

Career in STEM

What Is AR? AR, an abbreviation for augmented reality, is a technology which adds imaginary elements into the real world for you to interact with. Augmented reality is sweeping across all industries including education, manufacturing, retail, sports, medical fields – it’s the future. To give you a sense of how AR can transform your surroundings into a virtual experience mixed with physical, check out this video from the Italian company Dillium: While it may seem like science fiction, AR te

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National Engineers Week and Industry 4.0

STEM Education Works

National Engineers Week Pull out your graph paper and put on your hard hats, folks; it’s National Engineers Week! National Engineers Week is observed by more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies and more than 50 corporations and government agencies across the country. The purpose of this week is to celebrate the field of engineering and the contributions made to society by engineers both in the present and throughout history.

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How Educators Save Time and Energy in Their Content Creation and Feedback Loops

ED Surge

How many hours each week do you spend on creating, sharing, monitoring, evaluating and providing feedback on student activities? One survey found teachers average more than 10 hours weekly on planning and grading , and another study reported that about a third of teachers spend at least 2 hours daily on pre- and post-instruction activities. It is not uncommon for teachers to spend hours searching through edtech tools to customize and differentiate for individual student needs.

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Amazing Apprenticeships: Parent Perspective Podcast

All About STEM

Have you listened to Series 2 of the Parent Perspective podcast yet or shared it with parents at school? It’s an eight-part series and in each podcast, Amazing Apprenticeships cover all of the questions that parents & carers have about the options available to their children. Episodes include: 1 – The Choice 2 – The Support 3 – The Money 4 – The Open Mind 5 – The Emotions 6 – The Versatility 7.

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STEM Resources for Budding Engineers

Robot Lab

By Katie Brenneman There’s a dearth of good engineers out there. As technology evolves, so does its complexity. Just as important as maintaining the momentum of technological progress is equipping the next generation to pick up where the last one left off. Part of our obligation today is creating and compiling keystone resources that will aid young engineers in their journey to achieve new breakthroughs.

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ChatGPT & PBL: How Project Based Learning Can Help Teachers Battle (or Befriend) the Bots

Defined Learning

In a remarkably short time - since it was released by OpenAI on November 30, 2022 - the artificial intelligence-driven writing tool ChatGPT has sent shock waves through the education world. You can enter a prompt and voila–in mere minutes the chatbot produces a reasonably well-written, if voiceless, essay or some other form of writing.

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One County Is Making Tutors ‘Co-Teachers.’ Will That Help With Teacher Burnout?

ED Surge

Teacher exhaustion is high. So is the need to help students get back on track with their studies after several years of pandemic disruption. But providing structural support for teachers has proven tough for schools. “We’re incredibly good at delivering instruction and being empathetic to our students,” says Frederick Heid, superintendent of Polk County Public Schools in Florida.

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LCR Employers Network: Join us!

All About STEM

Join the Liverpool City Region Careers Hub Employers Network so we can inspire our future workforce together! Find out about how you can get involved, and how we can help you develop your talent pipeline, support your CSR ambitions, and inspire your employees of the future. All types of businesses across all sectors have signed up to help bridge the gap between education and employment and you can.

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Infusing More Math into Our Thematic Teaching

Middle Web

5th grade teacher Kathie Palmieri has been exploring ways to better infuse mathematics in other subject areas and help students gain a more positive attitude about math’s central place in their lives. She shares some ideas about SEL and two examples from her science lessons. The post Infusing More Math into Our Thematic Teaching first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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MimioStudio Version 12 is Here!

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Since its introduction to the classroom technology market, MimioStudio™ educational software has helped teachers create engaging, interactive lessons and activities to support learning. To further advance teaching and learning in the classroom, innovative updates have been included in MimioStudio version 12.

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Why All of Us Could Use a Lesson in ‘Thinking 101’

ED Surge

Research in psychology has led to a clearer picture of common pitfalls in human reasoning — instincts people are wired to make that may have helped our caveman ancestors but that now lead people to make biased decisions or incorrect assumptions. Woo-kyoung Ahn, a psychology professor at Yale University who directs the Thinking Lab there, decided to teach an introductory class called “Thinking” that lays out the most common mistakes of human reasoning and strategies to correct them.

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ESERO: Moon Camp Discovery!

All About STEM

An exciting opportunity from the European Space Agency for 6-19 year olds! ‘In the future, to enable astronauts to stay on the Moon for long periods of time, new infrastructures must be developed to overcome important challenges. Such challenges include protection from radiation and meteorites, energy production, the extraction and recycling of water, food production and much more.

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15 Ways to Teach and Learn with Sticky Notes

Middle Web

“In my classroom, sticky notes earn top honors for Best Multipurpose Teaching Tool,” writes literacy teacher Kelly Owens. She displays 15 ways to use the tacky squares to chunk large tasks into manageable clusters and empower students to contemplate, coordinate, and connect. The post 15 Ways to Teach and Learn with Sticky Notes first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Nurturing Social Emotional Learning Through STEM

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There is a growing demand for Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the classroom, and for good reason as extensive data supports the evidence and importance of SEL for long-term success. But we also see a growing demand for STEM and Computer Science in the classroom, too, as gaps in STEM and technical ability continue to exist. The various needs in the classroom, while necessary and important, can feel like a lot to balance.

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U.S. Education Department Increases Oversight of How Colleges Work With Outside Companies

ED Surge

The U.S. Department of Education made its move to strengthen oversight of revenue-sharing agreements between colleges and companies that help operate online courses — in steps that could have a big impact in the edtech sector, as well as for the many students enrolled in online degree programs. Last week, the department issued new guidance about how higher ed institutions work with companies that offer a bundle of support for online programs, including student recruitment.