2023

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5 Strategies to Support Math Thinking for All

Middle Web

When these five strategies are woven throughout a routine, they work in tandem to keep the focus on mathematical thinking, promote student-to-student discourse, and create multi-modal processing opportunities for those with learning disabilities, Kelemanik and Lucenta write. The post 5 Strategies to Support Math Thinking for All first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Overcoming Math Anxiety and the Fear of Math

Accelerate Learning

When you ask kids what they’re afraid of, math is not a common answer. They’re thinking about spiders or monsters or that creepy feeling you can sometimes get when you’re alone. However, the fear of math is very real. According to Public School Review , the national average for math proficiency in public schools is 47 percent. This leaves plenty of room for improvement, including figuring out how to properly address the challenges of math that can lead to anxiety.

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Education and Artificial Intelligence: Navigating the Path to Transformation

ED Surge

In a world where technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace, education stands on the cusp of transformation. Imagine classrooms where teachers are empowered by cutting-edge technology and where students don't just learn from textbooks but co-create their educational journey. Artificial intelligence resides at the nexus of education and technology, where the opportunities seem limitless, though uncertain.

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Research and Out-of-School Time Learning Tips

STEM Next

What is the value of conducting research in out-of-school time learning? What does it tell us? These are some of the questions, STEM Next’s Senior Advisor for Afterschool and Summer Learning, Dr. Holly Miller , recently helped us answer. Published as a Tip sheet for the Engage Every Student initiative, Dr. Miller shares how research can be instrumental in informing funders about the value of afterschool and summer programs, as well as ensure out-of-school program leaders have the data t

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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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Generative AI, Chat GPT, and Learning

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter So, I’ve spent this week looking at and testing many AI tools. I know I’m a total beginner, but then again, I guess everyone is a beginner right now. While all of these schools have been rushing to block ChatGPT , many don’t realize that generative AI tools are making their way into Google Workspaces and Microsoft 365.

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Learning to Teach with AI One Small Bite at a Time

Middle Web

If you are an educator trying to explore what AI can do without becoming overwhelmed, edtech expert Shawn McCusker recommends you start small. Jot down some questions or topics to explore. These might include academic integrity, lesson design, or how AI can save precious time. The post Learning to Teach with AI One Small Bite at a Time first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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How to Make Teaching A Long-Term Career: What Works

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter “In today's episode, we're thrilled to have Jay Schroder, author of “ Teach From Your Best Self, A Guide to Thriving in the Classroom. ” With this in mind, we dive into a critical yet often-neglected aspect of teaching—teacher well-being. Join us as we explore high-impact, low-effort teaching strategies crucial for bringing your best self to the classroom and forging a sustainable, rewarding career.

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This Strategy Helped My Students Learn to Disagree Respectfully

ED Surge

“What will you remember about our class?” I asked my English class in May, during the last month of their senior year. My students sat quietly considering the question. “I will remember how we would disagree, but we were still very respectful, and I just loved it. I loved how much respect we hold for one another,” one of them said. I nodded to show that I understood and that this was also important to me.

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Beyond the Pink: A STEM Gift Guide for Girls

STEM Next

Before you start your holiday shopping this year, we encourage you to think outside the box. Don’t let stereotypes limit your shopping lists and imagination. Toys and games in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are marketed to boys. Yet when given the chance, girls enjoy and benefit from playing with STEM toys and games. Here are 10 ideas that support girls’ creativity and confidence in STEM and expand their options.

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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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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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Online: ASK Apprenticeships CV Masterclass

All About STEM

Event Date: 8 February Create a successful CV and stand out from the crowd! This online session will provide you with everything you need to write a good-quality CV. Whichever path you choose after school, a good CV will be essential for any application. Content will cover CV structure and how to create an impactful CV that sets you apart from the rest!

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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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Harnessing the power of music to improve mental health

Futurum

Harnessing the power of music to improve mental health Published: Engaging with music has proven positive impacts on mental health and well-being, yet musical interventions are rarely used in healthcare settings. Professor Gilles Comeau , from the University of Ottawa in Canada, hopes to change this. He has established the Music and Mental Health Research Clinic to explore the relationships between music and mental health and to develop ways of integrating music into healthcare services.

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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 Gets Its “Wolfram Superpowers”!

Stephen Wolfram

See also: “What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?” » To enable the functionality described here, select and install the Wolfram plugin from within ChatGPT. Note that this capability is so far available only to some ChatGPT Plus users; for more information, see OpenAI’s announcement. In Just Two and a Half Months… Early in January I wrote about the possibility of connecting ChatGPT to Wolfram|Alpha.

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STEM Everyday #238 | Elementary STEAM Teacher Ideas | feat. Andrea Mango

STEM Everyday Podcast

Andrea Mango is currently a STEAM teacher in New York, helping her students and others in her school see that being flexible helps build STEM skills. While teaching STEAM lessons to K-2 students, she started to realize that planning 45 minutes for an activity didn’t work. Kids would get into the lesson, and their excitement for learning ended up making the lesson last all day.

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April 19, 2023 7:00 AM

Science Buddies

May the 4th be with you! Tie simple science explorations in with Star Wars for Star Wars Day. Great STEM ideas for the classroom or for family science with kids at home. Connect favorite characters, epic movie scenes, Star Wars lore, and more with hands-on learning! May the 4th Be with You (AKA Star Wars Day) May 4th is a day of epic proportions for Star Wars fans.

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6 Tips to Integrate STEAM in Your Learning Environment

PCS Edventures

Science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) have become an integral part of discovery, innovation and technological advances. As STEAM continues to gain momentum across the country, educators are tasked with finding ways to incorporate it into their instruction. How do you get started with this considerable, yet rewarding task? Whether you’re looking to fully adopt STEAM or for ways to supplement traditional teaching methods, a STEAM program is a perfect solution.

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What is Chat GPT?

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter People everywhere are asking, “What is Chat GPT?” and “Why does it matter?” I'll admit when I first went into Chat GPT earlier this year, I went in and came away not super impressed. Then again, I didn't really know how to prompt it, so I wasn't getting great results.

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Will Teachers Listen to Feedback From AI? Researchers Are Betting on It

ED Surge

Julie York, a computer science and media teacher at South Portland High School in Maine, was scouring the internet for discussion tools for her class when she found TeachFX. An AI tool that takes recorded audio from a classroom and turns it into data about who talked and for how long, it seemed like a cool way for York to discuss issues of data privacy, consent and bias with her students.

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Single Point Rubrics: Efficient and Impactful

Middle Web

The single point rubric – a minimalist, stripped-down version of the standard 4-point rubric – provides efficiency for teachers and is impactful for students because the simplified teacher feedback fosters growth, writes Stephanie Farley. She also shares three grading tips. The post Single Point Rubrics: Efficient and Impactful first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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5 Tips to Simplify Tech

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher has a book of 169 tech tips to energize your classroom. We’ve added about ten more since publication. Here are some of the tips educators find most useful. The heading will click through to a more detailed article on the tip: Tech Tip #167–How to Evaluate Apps. Here are thirteen tips to evaluate the apps you’ll find useful in your classroom: free or small fee. stand the test of time. positive parent reports. rated ‘for everyone’ or ‘low maturity’. no in-app purchases or

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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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Student and Teacher Motivational Needs in the School Setting

User Generated Education

Motivation is not only important in its own right; it is also an important predictor of learning and achievement. Students who are more motivated to learn persist longer, produce higher quality effort, learn more deeply, and perform better in classes and on standardized tests. It’s commonsense, but it’s also reinforced by hundreds of studies ( An Important Piece of the Student Motivation Puzzle ).

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Modelling minds: can computers mimic human intelligence?

Futurum

Modelling minds: can computers mimic human intelligence? Published: The human brain is often referred to as the most complex device known in the Universe. It gives rise to the amazing abilities of the human mind, including our capacity for intelligence. For many years, psychologists and neuroscientists have sought to uncover how the mind functions, while computer scientists have attempted to reproduce human-like capabilities in machines.

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What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?

Stephen Wolfram

See also: “Wolfram|Alpha as the Way to Bring Computational Knowledge Superpowers to ChatGPT” » It’s Just Adding One Word at a Time That ChatGPT can automatically generate something that reads even superficially like human-written text is remarkable, and unexpected. But how does it do it? And why does it work? My purpose here is to give a rough outline of what’s going on inside ChatGPT—and then to explore why it is that it can do so well in producing what we might consider

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STEM Everyday #255 | National STEM Challenge | feat. Kari Byron

STEM Everyday Podcast

The 2024 National STEM Challenge is a nationwide initiative to foster creativity, critical thinking, and a passion for STEM subjects among middle and high school students. The Challenge invites students in grades 6-12 from across the U.S. and its territories to conceive and submit STEM innovations, inventions, and research. Students will create a 3 page PDF presentation about their project (tested if using the scientific method or constructed physically or digitally if using the engineering desi

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IES Math Summit Keynote: Cindy Marten & Flight Crew

STEM Next

With 34 years of experience in education, Deputy Secretary of Education, Cindy Marten, modeled the importance of listening to youth during a keynote for the 2023 Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) Math Summit. “Whenever I talk with students, I always learn something new. That’s why my keynote today is not a speech. It’s a conversation with five bright, inspiring young women who are deeply engaged in STEM learning,” said Marten.

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Embracing Post-Plagiarism: What It Means for Innovative Educators in the Age of AI

The Innovative Educator

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on education. As AI-powered tools continue to evolve, they are transforming the way we approach learning and teaching. Dr. Sarah Eaton recently published an insightful article titled "6 Tenets of Post-Plagiarism: Writing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence " on her blog. Take a look at the post for the full explanation of each tenant.