Sat.Sep 02, 2023 - Fri.Sep 08, 2023

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The Math Revolution You Haven’t Heard About

ED Surge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Math professor Martin Weissman is rethinking how his university teaches calculus. Over the summer, the professor from the University of California at Santa Cruz, spent a week at Harvard to learn how to redesign the mathematics for life sciences courses his institution offers. Called Math 11 A and B, these classes, which students take as freshmen and sophomores, constitute a “leaky pipeline,” Weissman says.

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9 Online Resources to Assist with ESL and ELL

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a short list of good ESL and ELL resources. For updates, click here : Digital Storytelling for Language and Culture Learning (PDF) – National Writing Project [link] L2 Digital Storytelling MCC ESL Digital Stories Teaching English – Digital Storytelling [link] Web English Teacher – Digital Storytelling [link] ESL English Tools- -digital tools to assist learning English as a second language Resource Guide for ESL SuperProf –private ESL online tutoring The TEFL Academy –cou

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Celebrate National Coding Week!

All About STEM

Happy 10th Anniversary National Coding Week! National Coding Week begins on the 18th of September 2023 and this year, the theme is artificial intelligence (AI). The week aims to build confidence by discussing the benefits, concerns and implications of AI along with inspiring children and adults to learn new digital skills, cyber security and coding.

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New Podcast: Project-based Learning with A.I. and Improving Friendships

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, we dive deep into the transformative world of project-based learning! Our special guest, Or-Tal Kiriati from Tel Aviv, Israel, shares her innovative approach to integrating artificial intelligence and human experiences into multidisciplinary projects. From exploring the duality of human nature through literature (and a super amazing way to teach Dr.

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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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How Students Use Unofficial Online Backchannels for Classes

ED Surge

As college classes start up this fall, instructors are handing out syllabi and pointing students to official platforms for turning in assignments and participating in class discussions. Meanwhile students are setting up unofficial online channels of their own, where they can ask questions of classmates, gripe about the professor and sometimes share homework and test answers.

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ASK Programme Support for Schools & Colleges – FREE Full Day!

All About STEM

We’re looking forward to visiting our schools and colleges to offer ASK support! The ASK Programme is available again this year and we are eager to continue to support apprenticeship and T Level education for students. ASK is fully funded by the Department for Education so there is no cost to schools or colleges to access the support, and the programme is also a PAL compliant provider.

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8 Ways to Help Tweens Take Academic Risks 

Middle Web

Students in the middle grades think in polarities and will go to great lengths to avoid embarrassment, writes author and school counselor Phyllis Fagell. But with the right supports, they can learn to take risks – asking questions, joining discussions and learning more. The post 8 Ways to Help Tweens Take Academic Risks first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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When Affordable Housing Is Scarce, So Are Educators

ED Surge

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Carrie Rodgers gestures toward the silver medallion sitting atop her fridge, then waves it off. It’s nothing really, she shrugs. Still, she reaches for the disc and sets it on the kitchen counter for a closer look. Two roofs and a pair of windows are etched into its center. Encircling the outline of those homes, the badge reads, “MAKE COLORADO AFFORDABLE 2022,” and below it, “IN GRATITUDE FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

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#6: Photoshop for Fifth Graders–Auto-fixes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before starting on Photoshop lessons for fifth grade and up, teach preparatory basics covered in this lesson plan here (reprinted in part below). If you have a newer version of Photoshop, adapt these instructions to yours: Open Photoshop. Notice the tool bars at the top. These will change depending upon the tool you choose from the left side. These are the crux of Photoshop.

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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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Primary Careers Resources: CEC

All About STEM

Is your school taking part in #StartSmallDreamBig? Start Small; Dream Big is a new £2.6 million pilot programme from the Careers & Enterprise Company targeting 2,250 primary schools and 600,000 pupils from 55 Education Investment Areas (EIAs). The goal is to encourage children from disadvantaged backgrounds to dream big about their future careers.

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Independent Reading Helps Build Endurance

Middle Web

When we give students time to read a book they’ve chosen, time to practice skills and strategies they’ve been taught, time to read for pleasure and intellectual growth, time to talk about what they’ve read, they build reading stamina and endurance, write Dorfman and Krupp. The post Independent Reading Helps Build Endurance first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Today’s Kids Are Inundated With Tech. When Does it Help — and Hurt?

ED Surge

The pandemic has largely changed public perceptions about the appropriate use of technology for young people, argues Katie Davis, associate professor in the information school at the University of Washington. “The pandemic forced us to confront the fact that technology is absolutely essential in our lives, and especially during crises,” she says. Now, she says, discussion is shifting to questions of “When is technology good?

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Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Coaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’ll take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, by tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do. All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, wi

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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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‘Fantastic Numbers & Where to Find Them’ 16+

All About STEM

Register today for the Liverpool Mathematical Society Autumn Popular Lecture, suitable for all aged 16 and above. ‘Fantastic Numbers and Where to Find Them’ by Numberphile’s Tony Padilla – Wednesday 18th October, 5pm – 6pm, Liverpool City Centre What is the biggest number you’ve ever heard of? A trillion? A quadrillion or even a quintillion?

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Remembering Doug Lenat (1950–2023) and His Quest to Capture the World with Logic

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram shares memories of Doug Lenat, early AI pioneer and developer of the CYC system. Their discussions around AI & logic and the potential combined uses of their respective discoveries.

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How Do Kids View Themselves? This Survey Shares the Answers

ED Surge

There are likely droves of educators who find themselves wishing they could take a peek inside their students’ minds to find out, “What the heck are you thinking?” Some of those answers were made available last month when the Boys & Girls Clubs of America released its annual survey of kids and teens ages 9 to 18. The organization says that more than 130,000 young people at nearly 3,500 clubs around the country took part in the survey.

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Tech Tip #14: Desktop Icons Disappear?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As a working technology teacher, I get hundreds of questions about computers. As often as possible, I’ll share those with you as well as my solutions. They’re always brief and focused. Enjoy! Q: My desktop icons disappeared for no known reason. What do I do? A: This is a question I get more often than you’d think. One moment, they’re all there, lined up like little soldiers.

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Roald Dahl Day: CREST Resources & More!

All About STEM

Celebrate Roald Dahl Story Day on the 13th of September with NEW official lesson plans, fantastic CREST activities and sensational STEM projects! Combine literacy, science and more to commemorate Roald’s unforgettable stories and characters. Are you ready for exciting experiments and lots of slimy, fizzy fun! Roald Dahl: NEW Official Lesson Plans “Add a touch of Roald Dahl magic to the curriculum.

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New Beginnings: Tony Oran’s First 100 Days as CEO of CoderZ 

CoderZ

In the dynamic world of technology and education, there is an ever-present desire to adapt, grow, transform, and improve. We’re constantly looking for ways to reshape the STEM learning landscape and apply new approaches to enhance the teaching and learning experience. While change is typical in EdTech, one such transformation has taken center stage here at CoderZ, where we’ve worked hard to pioneer a legacy at the crossroads of coding education and innovation.

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7 Science Project Ideas for School Students

Stem Education News

Science projects for school students are more than just educational exercises; they are gateways to curiosity and hands-on learning for students. By engaging in these projects, students get a chance to explore scientific concepts firsthand, fostering critical thinking and creativity. In this blog, we present seven captivating science project ideas that will spark curiosity and […] The post 7 Science Project Ideas for School Students appeared first on STEMpedia.

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Our school approach in teaching sustainability

Scientix

CC-By , provided by the author Betim Muço is a co-educational school located in the capital city of Tirana, Albania, a country situated in the south-eastern part of Europe. It serves a community of medium socio-economic status and has been recognized on the national and international arena for its various projects and activities, both online and in-person.

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Primary: Mission to the Moon – ESERO UK

All About STEM

This collection of ESERO activities, investigations and games is based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to areas of the curriculum including earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils. Projects can be used individually using a mission to the moon as a context for science learning, or as part of.

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How we read: the neuroscience behind literacy

Futurum

How we read: the neuroscience behind literacy Published: Reading and writing are essential skills for modern life, but how often do you think about how your brain processes written information? Based at the University of Alberta in Canada, Professor Jacqueline Cummine is helping decode how we read – in particular, the important role of our senses – and using these findings to help people who struggle with literacy skills.

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Connecting Literacy and Engineering: Empowering Students in K-12 Education

Box Light

As educators strive to offer students a comprehensive learning experience, combining diverse subjects is a compelling choice such as integrating literacy and engineering. This dynamic integration fosters creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills among others. Let's explore some benefits and examples of combining literacy and engineering, offering educators and students opportunities to venture into these domains.

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Why STEM is Important for All Students

Starfish Education

LaneLane specializes in STEM curriculum design and professional development for K-12 stakeholders and enjoys making teachers’ lives easier through innovative, standards-based STEM lessons.

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Green Careers Week 2023

All About STEM

In 2022, National Careers Week launched an exciting new careers initiative in partnership with The Department of Education, STEM Learning, agencies and private sector employers across the UK. Following the phenomenal success of Green Careers Week, it’s back for 2023 & will take place from the 6th to the 11th of November. We’re excited to share this year’s theme and all of the inspirational.

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Can we engineer bacteria to regenerate tissues?

Futurum

Can we engineer bacteria to regenerate tissues? Published: Dr Christopher Contag , a biomedical engineer and microbiologist at Michigan State University in the US, is creating engineered endosymbionts – bacterial cells that can be delivered into cells of other organisms where they can persist and control cellular functions. Since these engineered endosymbionts have the potential to guide the regeneration of our organs and tissues, Chris hopes his work will help to rebuild tissues in patients wit

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Connecting Students with Native Stories 

STEM Discovery Education

Lesson planning involves many steps—reviewing and matching standards to content, selecting strategies, writing activities—but a very important step is reflecting on the perspectives that are presented and whether they are relatable and authentic. For one Arizona teacher, Jillian Hernandez, the opportunity to help the Discovery Education team curate a channel highlighting Native Arizona stories and […] The post Connecting Students with Native Stories appeared first on Discovery Education B