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How to Help Students Run a Genius Bar

Ask a Tech Teacher

How to Help Students Run a Genius Bar Modeled after Apple’s popular tech support stations, a Genius Bar in a school setting is a student-run help desk where peers provide tech support, advice on digital tools, and assistance with various tech-related issues. Teachers play a crucial role in guiding students to run this service effectively, ensuring it becomes a valuable resource for the entire school community.

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Should College Become Part of High School?

ED Surge

Last year, when Jayla Arensberg was a sophomore at Burnsville High School near St. Paul, Minnesota, a teacher showed her a flier saying that a program at the school could save her $25,000 on college. “I said, ‘I really need that,’” the student remembers. She was interested in college, but worried that the cost could keep her from pursuing higher education.

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Get Results Day Ready!

All About STEM

Amazing Apprenticeships has released a new resource collection to help students explore their options. There are so many opportunities available! If your learners are considering technical qualifications, T Levels, HTQs, further education or apprenticeships, they can find answers to their questions with a click. What are my options? What’s an apprenticeship?

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Team Building STEM Activities and Challenges

Carly and Adam

Building a strong, cohesive team is essential for successful collaboration, problem-solving, and innovation. Team building STEM activities offer students opportunities to develop these skills through engaging, hands-on challenges. Here are ten STEM centers that provide fun and educational team-building experiences: 10 Team Building STEM Activities and Challenges Span the Gap Block Masterpiece Piece by Piece Tower of Power Marble Madness Mission Safe Ground Domino Dynamics Save Sam Maze Craze Pre

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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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Reimagining Student Engagement: Embracing EdTech Advancements

Box Light

Student engagement remains a critical aspect of effective education, especially post-COVID-19 where many students struggle with reaching grade-level goals and expectations. Teachers are finding that fostering and maintaining student engagement is a formidable challenge. Let's explore why student engagement is vital, how COVID-19 has affected teachers and students, and the pivotal role technology plays in improving it.

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Employers & Academic Institutions: Host a Research Placement or Experience

All About STEM

You can inspire your future workforce or the next generation of STEM experts by hosting a Research Placement or Experience! All About STEM is your Research Placement and Experience Coordinator for the North West, covering Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.

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Mental Time Travel for Student Well-Being

Middle Web

If we can teach kids to think about their futures with more specificity and positivity, then we can have a significant impact on not only their self-image but their well-being – critical work in our anxiety-ridden, social media-saturated times, writes teacher leader Stephanie Farley. The post Mental Time Travel for Student Well-Being first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Enhancing Learning with OptiVoice+ Technology

Box Light

One common challenge in education is ensuring students can clearly differentiate sounds, especially young learners, English language learners (ELLs), and students with hearing challenges. Poor audio quality can hinder students' ability to develop listening and reading comprehension skills. Advances in audio technology, such as the ELEVATE system powered by OptiVoice+ ( FrontRow by Boxlight ), are transforming classrooms by delivering crystal-clear sound that supports effective teaching and learn

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How One District Takes STEM Learning to the Next Level

ED Surge

This is part of a three-article series covering key principles to consider when building out computer science programs in your academic setting. Read the other articles here and here. At the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) , one of the largest and most diverse school districts in the United States, we constantly plan new educational programs, prioritizing equitable access and ensuring students graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.

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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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Online: CEC Careers Excellence Seminars

All About STEM

Explore the importance of driving impact in careers education with an expert panel at the Careers & Enterprise Company Careers Excellence Seminars. “Linking careers strategically to overall school and college improvement planning, pushes careers provision up the agenda, and helps everyone see their role in the distributed leadership of careers.

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Strategies for Effective Teacher-Parent Communication

Teach Hub

Communication between parents and teachers is essential for a child’s academic success. It ensures everyone is on the same page and working together to support the child’s academic career. Here we’ll discuss why parent-teacher relationships are so important as well as a few effective strategies that can enhance parent-teacher communication and help to build a strong, supportive relationship.

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Inclusive Education: Bridging the Gap with Technology

Box Light

Imagine a bustling classroom with students of varying abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds. Here, the challenge lies in creating an environment where every student feels valued, respected, and empowered. Inclusive education goes beyond mere integration - it’s about ensuring that all students, regardless of their unique circumstances, have equal access to educational opportunities.

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How I Used Basketball to Help Black Boys Embrace Emotional Wellness

ED Surge

"It would be amazing if the boys were able to find their voices and develop confidence before they go into high school," my supervisor remarked during a meaningful conversation about Black boys in our school. She expressed genuine concern about the challenges many staff members faced in effectively relating to and supporting Black boys. She noted that the boys would often have emotional outbursts in class, and when confronted about their behavior, they would become unresponsive and disengaged.

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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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Celebrate National Thank A Teacher Day!

All About STEM

On the 19th of June, families and schools across the UK will take time out to thank teachers and support staff for Thank A Teacher Day! We spread the word about Thank A Teacher Day every year because we know how hard our schools work and it’s the perfect time for students to show their appreciation to staff (all are included).

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My Sis is Visiting–I’ll be Dark June 8th-17th

Ask a Tech Teacher

My wonderful sister is coming to visit from Indiana. Our plans: walk, read, cook, talk, Peloton tread, pet the dog–sounds fun, doesn’t it? I can’t wait. See y’all in ten days !

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The Importance of Student Planning in STEM Instruction

Know Adam's Blog

The most basic building block of successful student interaction with STEM instruction in the classroom is students planning their own investigations. This doesn’t mean that you as the teacher never intervene to help redirect or monitor – after all, it is your responsibility to ensure students are meeting minimum expectations. However, when students independently or in teams interact with the materials to answer a question or solve a problem, they are developing higher order thinking skills that

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How Genetic Genealogy Can Help Solve Cold Cases

STEMe

What if the key to unraveling decades-old mysteries lies within our very DNA? That's precisely the aim of Genetic Genealogy. This emerging field utilizes DNA analysis and genealogical research to trace family relationships and ancestral origins. Genetic testing companies collect DNA samples, analyzing them to determine relatedness between individuals and uncover hidden branches in their family tree.

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CREST Discovery Project: Wild Creations

All About STEM

This is a sensational STEAM project! Your students can design and build a prototype for an art installation celebrating their local culture. Wild Creations!

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Eco Club

Scientix

CC-BY, provided by author The Eco Club project was implemented with the children of the 3 rd grade of Abovyan Primary School No. 10 (named after V. Hambardzumyan), from 2022 to 2023. There is a problem of waste sorting all over the world, including Armenia. It is difficult to separate paper, plastic, glass and metal from a huge amount of garbage in landfills.

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KnowAtom's Blog Students Learning as Scientists and Engineers

Know Adam's Blog

Given the right classroom framework and stimulus, students can become scientists and engineers in any setting. Whether it’s an urban environment, a suburban environment, or a rural environment, it is equally possible assuming students have the support they need and curriculum effectively scaffolds on previous learning.

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The Magic of Alignment: Building Community and Learning Together

Teach Science for All

In my decades as a working adult I’ve experienced many different communities of workers and learners. I’ve worked on biotech research teams, and with science education leaders from around the state, with groups of teachers, and with cohorts of 4th graders, and 5th graders, and now college students.

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Destination STEM Week!

All About STEM

Sustainability for a Greener World 1-5 July 2024 “Destination STEM is excited to be exploring the world of sustainability through the knowledge and expertise of those seeking to effect change and make a difference.

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Saving Sam: A Team Building STEM Challenge

Carly and Adam

The Saving Sam STEM challenge is a delightful and educational activity designed to foster teamwork, problem-solving, and critical thinking among students. Traditionally, this challenge uses a gummy worm (Sam) and life savers candy to create an engaging scenario. However, we propose a twist by using a LEGO minifigure and a pipe cleaner instead. This approach not only reduces the use of consumables but also enhances the reusability and sustainability of the materials.

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An Introduction to Tribal Leadership, Part 1

Know Adam's Blog

In 2008, Dave Logan and John King published the book, “Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization.” This book summarized their research into the different “tribes” that make up every organization, and described how leaders can “assess, identify, and upgrade their tribes’ cultures, one stage at a time.

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STEM Teaching Strategies for Elementary & Middle School

Kid Spark Education

The demand for high-quality STEM education continues to grow, but, for many STEM educators, providing students with an effective STEM education can be challenging. In order to navigate the world of STEM education, we gathered the leading STEM education strategies and STEM education best practices in this guide.

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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2024

All About STEM

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2024 will take place from the 11th to 15th of November 2024, bringing together the engineering community to shine a spotlight on engineers, technicians and careers in the industry. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase the work of engineers and how they make a difference.

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Building Teamwork and Leadership Through eSports

STEM Minds

In the rapidly expanding world of digital sports, eSports has emerged not just as a form of entertainment but as a powerful medium for cultivating vital social skills among youth. This blog explores how participating in eSports fosters teamwork skills and Building Teamwork Through eSports development, transforming players into collaborative and strategic leaders in dynamic environments.

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Jun 11, Parametric Equation of a Circle

Online Math for All

Parametric Equation of a Circle - Concept - Solved Problems on Converting Rectangular Equation of a Circle in Parametric Form

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