2019

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

On Feb. 1, 2019, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages. Created by LitWorld , past years have found over 1 million people in 100 countries joining together to enjoy the power and wonder of reading aloud in groups or individually, at school or home, and discovering what it means to listen to a story told through the voice of another.

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An Excellent Web Tool to Create Jeopardy-Like Games

Educators Technology

JeopardyLabs is an excellent web tool that allows you to easily create Jeopardy-like games without the need for PowerPoint. We have already reviewed it in the past, however, if you haven't it.read more.

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Biochemistry Lab: Testing Foods for Organic Compounds.

Amy Brown Science

What types of organic compounds are contained in the foods we eat? Sometimes an old idea is still the best way to teach a concept. That is how I feel about this lab, " Testing Foods for Organic Compounds." I have been doing this lab for over 30 years, and I never tire of doing it. Granted, it is a bit messy and the observed results are sometimes a little subjective, but my students always love these two days in the lab.

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Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

User Generated Education

Readers of my blog know my thoughts and feelings about effective student learning. I have written blogs on: All Lesson Should Be Interdisciplinary Learning – [link]. The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning – [link]. Authentic Learning Experiences – [link]. Intentional Creativity – [link]. The Magic of Making: The Human Need to Create – [link].

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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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Accessibility vs Inclusion. What's the Difference?

The Innovative Educator

The World Report on Disabilities says that 15% of the population today lives with some form of disability. If you're not in that 15% today, chances are you may be In the future. That's because in the years ahead, the prevalence of those with disabilities will rise as the population ages. In fact The Institute on Disability reports that more than 1/3 of those over 65 have a disability.

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Dec 16, 2019, Epic News: Revolutionizing Tech: Girls and Students of Color Code at Maydm Event on Epic’s Campus

Maydm

Revolutionizing Tech: Girls and Students of Color Code at Maydm Event on Epic’s Campus. Students and mentors bring creativity to programming at local tech education non-profit Maydm’s Maker’s Epic Experience event. Original story posted by Epic’s Stories and Snapshots | December 16, 2019. Local students spent the day at Epic on December 7th coding interactive projects at the third Maydm’s Makers Epic Experience event.

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Promoting Your Brand

STEMx

Write about something you know. If you don’t know much about a specific topic that will interest your readers, invite an expert to write about it. Speak to your audience . Take a few moments to plan your post . Don’t forget to add images . Edit carefully before posting . You know your audience better than anyone else, so keep them in mind as you write your blog posts.

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MII-STEM pilot study is implemented in Indonesia

MII-STEM

In December 2019, the MII-STEM curriculum was piloted for the first time in Indonesia, led by R. Ahmad Zaky El Islami. The course was taught to a class of 25 pre-service science teachers at Universitas Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa. The post MII-STEM pilot study is implemented in Indonesia first appeared on MII-STEM.

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58: 5 Blissful Ideas to Make This Holiday Spectacular for Teachers

Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning

Welcome to One Tired Teacher Episode 58: 5 Blissful Ideas to Make This Holiday Spectacular for Teachers. Today we are focusing on our holiday mindset. So often teachers go from frazzled hectic classrooms right before Christmas to frazzle hectic holiday households. So today let’s talk about 5 blissful ideas to help make your holiday spectacular and get you in the holiday mindset.

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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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Let's Code! - Celebrating Computer Science Education Week Dec. 9-15 Vol. 6 #10

Bright and Smart

Our Posterity = Our Children Enhancing our children's S.T.E.A.M education is imperative to their success and will help them become innovators of the future. S. T. E. A. M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Computer programming falls in line with these concepts because learning to code will help children improve their: Creativity.

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Best-in-Class Resources–You Decide

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every year, I review a large number of websites, apps, and resources that help educators blend technology into their classrooms. I get lots of feedback from readers sharing their experiences, asking questions, and clicking through to see if a particular tool will serve their needs. But, I often don’t hear how the product worked in the fullness of time.

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7 Basic YouTube Features Students Should Know about

Educators Technology

YouTube is undoubtedly a great source of educational video content to use with students in class. whether you are looking for subject specific content or generic insights elated to professional.

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Engineering Toy Fun for Young Learners

Start-Engineering

Eric Iversen. A natural fit Young kids are natural engineers. They love to build, knock down, build better, and share the results of their work. In a nutshell, that is what engineering is all about. Early education programs are starting to connect these activities to engineering, but it is still early days. The “E” in STEM, out loud. Get 30 percent off the $4.95 cover price by using the code 30%OFF4YOU.

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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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Authentic Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

Providing authentic learning experiences to all learners should be the highest prior for all administrators, curriculum developers, and teachers. Authentic learning is learning designed to connect what students are taught in school to real-world issues, problems, and applications; learning experiences should mirror the complexities and ambiguities of real life.

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A Guide to Sharing Positive Education Stories in Social Media

The Innovative Educator

Haben Girma , the first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law spoke at an Accessibility Expo to a New York City Department of Education audience about the importance of sharing positive disability stories and services available. At the Expo attendees saw amazing work happening in schools with students. If you did not have the opportunity to attend, you don't have a way to find out about what's happening.

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Possibilities and Limits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Ed

Magic EdTech

Artificial intelligence is here to stay. It’s having a profound impact on education, and that impact will almost certainly expand over time. Is this a positive direction for students and teachers, or is it a slippery slope away from engaged, thoughtful learning? Different stakeholders have very different points of view on this subject, and for good reason.

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Must Have Science Books for Kids of All Ages

Mrs. Harris Teaches

Whether you are a parent or teacher, providing high-quality science books is one of the ways to help kids cultivate a love of science. These recommendations are based on my ten years of teaching experience and student endorsements. Science books for kids make great birthday gifts or holiday gifts. This list of science books for kids is teacher-created and child-approved!

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Technology & Hiring

STEMx

There are so many good reasons to communicate with site visitors. . Tell them about sales and new products or update them with tips and information. Here are some reasons to make blogging part of your regular routine. Blogging is an easy way to engage with site visitors. Writing a blog post is easy once you get the hang of it. Posts don’t need to be long or complicated.

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November 19, 2019, BizTimes: Developing the next generation of coders

Maydm

By Lauren Anderson Nov 19, 2019, updated March 17, 2020. Dulce Martinez didn’t initially think coding was for her. A seventh-grade student at Roger Street Academy in Milwaukee, Martinez thought it seemed kind of boring. But after a two-week coding camp, she’s changed her mind. “I like it a lot more than I did when I first got into it,” she said. “I see myself doing this in the future because it’s really interesting and fun.”.

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57: Christmas Around the World in the Classroom

Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning

57: Christmas Around the World in the Classroom Welcome to One Tired Teacher episode 57: Christmas Around the World in the Classroom. You can probably tell from all the Christmas decor that Christmas is just around the corner. And if by chance you are traveling to work with blinders on I’m 100% positive you can feel it in the energy in your classroom.

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The Importance of Coding with our Kids-Celebrating Computer Science Education Week Dec. 9-15 Vol 6

Bright and Smart

Our Posterity = Our Children Enhancing our children's S.T.E.A.M education is imperative to their success and will help them become innovators of the future. ,,S. ,,T. ,,E. ,,A. ,,M stands for ,Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and ,Math. Computer programming falls in line with these concepts because learning to code will help children improve their: Creativity.

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10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate. In fact, according to Computer Science Education , by 2020 , there will be 1.4 million coding jobs and only 400,000 applicants.

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4 Good Speech to Text Chrome Extensions to Try Out

Educators Technology

Speech to text technologies allow you to transcribe your speech into text in a couple of clicks. Most of the established platforms integrate this kind of technology. For instance Google has it.

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A Guide to The 4 Cs of 21st Century Skills

Kid Spark Education

Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. One of the main aims of the education system is preparing students to fill jobs in the workforce. That workforce has evolved greatly in the last few decades with the advent of the Digital Age. It has become much more technology-driven with a high demand for workers in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world. Physical computing is a creative framework for understanding human beings’ relationship to the digital world. In practical use, the term most often describes handmade art, design or DIY hobby projects that use sensors and microcontrollers to translate analog input to a software system, and/o

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How to Post Like a Role Model

The Innovative Educator

More and more district and school staff are catching on to the advice of Superintendents like, Joe Sanfelippo who encourage staff to take every opportunity to say good things about their school. Never give up the opportunity to say something great about our school. #spsleads pic.twitter.com/kpURivieS7 — Joe Sanfelippo (@Joe_Sanfelippo) July 25, 2017 Sanfelippo's not alone.

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Why Flipped Learning Can’t Replace Good Teaching

Magic EdTech

Flipped learning is a well-established approach to education that has been trending upward for more than a decade. In a flipped learning classroom, students learn basic content at home through videos of lectures and/or reading assignments. This then allows the teacher to have a more flexible classroom time dedicated to in-depth exploration of subject matter through discussions, experimentation and/ or hands-on learning.

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Real Science Experiments Book for Kids

Mrs. Harris Teaches

Here is my book of science experiments for kids! I am proud to announce that I am a children’s science book author! This truly is a dream come true for my science-lovin’, teacher self! Seriously, all the exclamation points!!! This STEAM book has 40 science experiments for older kids ready to take their experiments to the next level! This is perfect for kids who have already read and completed other experiments from other popular science books.

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Engaging with Candidates

STEMx

The new season is a great reason to make and keep resolutions. Whether it’s eating right or cleaning out the garage, here are some tips for making and keeping resolutions. Make a list. . Lists are great ways to stay on track. Write down some big things you want to accomplish and some smaller things, too. Check the list regularly. Don’t forget to check in and see how you’re doing.

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How to play Quizlet Live

The Tech Savvy Science Teacher

Quizlet Live launched several years ago, but it's still one of my favorite games to play with my students. Basically it takes a Quizlet set and turns it into a collaborative game. Once you open the set that you want to use and select the live option a website and code are presented to students. Students are assigned to teams and then they they need to work together to answer the questions.

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56- Hands-On Christmas Science

Trina Deboree Teaching and Learning

Hands-On Christmas Science Today we are focusing on getting our students to love learning and science in a time of year where they just want to play and open presents! In this engaging activity, they can feel like they are playing, opening presents, and learning all about solids, liquids, and gases. Grab my Christmas science freebie below. Enjoy! Links Mentioned in the Show: How to Guarantee Survival the Weeks Before Christmas Vacation Blog One Tired Teacher: Episode 4: Surviving the Weeks Befor

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