July, 2024

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21 SAT/ACT Prep Online Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are popular online resources to prepare for ACT and SAT tests ( click for updated list ): Albert Online — lots of SAT practice exams, including subject areas. College Board Kaplan Test Prep Khan Academy reading-writing-practice Mindsnacks SAT Vocabulary –a big part of succeeding on the SAT essay is knowing the right word Number2.com –for SAT, ACT, GRE Perfect Score Project- -to prepare for SATs Prep Factory –for SATs, ACTs, other Quizlet –hundreds of SAT vocabulary prep flashcards UWorld S

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When Students Are Absent, Do Their Relationships With Teachers Suffer?

ED Surge

Students are missing a lot of classes. Chronic absenteeism, when a student misses at least 10 percent of the school year — which includes missing school for any reason, and not just unexcused absences — nearly doubled from 2019 to 2022. In May, the White House flagged chronic absenteeism as a national “challenge,” pointing toward its connection to lower reading and graduation levels.

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Green Careers Week 2024

All About STEM

National Careers Week has announced that Green Careers Week will return for it’s third year from the 4th to the 9th of November 2024! Green Careers Week is supported by fantastic partners including The Department of Education, STEM Learning, UK Space Agency, National Careers Service, the Department of Education and the Careers & Enterprise Company.

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A Purpose-First Theory of Transfer of Knowledge from Programming

Computing Education Research Blog

One of the persistent research questions in computing education research (CER) is, “If you learn something in programming, can you use that something somewhere else ?” Learning scientists call this “knowledge transfer.” In the first few decades of CER, the question was whether problem-solving skills that you developed in programming could be used elsewhere.

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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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Fun & Effective Strategies for Incorporating Summer STEM

Starfish Education

Most kids forget a lot of what they learned during the summer. Here are some fun, effective things that you can do to engage kids in STEM activities!

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Grade Assignments with PDF Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

I didn’t think PDF annotation grading tools would work, not even a little but, so when my colleague, George, introduced them in his online history class, I watched amazed at how seamlessly George could highlight key points, strike through errors, and add personalized feedback on student assignments. These PDF-based digital grading tools not only streamlined his evaluation process but also enabled him to provide timely, detailed feedback that greatly enhanced his students’ learning ex

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What Future Teachers Can Tell Us About Why People Enter the Profession Today

ED Surge

For the last year, EdSurge has been showcasing students enrolled in teacher preparation programs to understand who is going into teaching today — and why. In each profile, we hand the mic over to an aspiring educator, letting them explain, in their own words, what drew them into this career path and why they’ve stuck with it. The series, called “ America’s Future Teachers ,” comes at a time when the teaching profession is in turmoil.

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Pre-Work Experience: Worksheets & Film

All About STEM

Amazing Apprenticeships has shared a fantastic work experience resource in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company and Hertfordshire Careers Hub. The free downloadable bundle is designed to be used before learners go on work experience so they can self-evaluate their strengths and look at developing their skills. This is also a great activity to run after work experience too.

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Professional Learning: A Teacher’s Best (STEM) Friend

EiE Blog

A chat with YES and EIE about Professional Learning--its history, successes and upcoming events for teachers teaching STEM to students.

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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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Boxlight Wins 8 ISTELive 2024 Best of Show Awards!

Box Light

Boxlight proudly announces that 8 of its solutions earned Best of Show awards at this year’s ISTELive edtech conference in Denver, Colorado. Recognizing edtech excellence, these awards from Tech & Learning spotlight solutions that transform global education. Judges evaluated products based on ease of use, value, market uniqueness, and impact on teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

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8 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom Instruction

STEM Discovery Education

It’s an easy assumption to make that in order to incorporate game elements into your teaching, you need to find a fully functional, ready-made game that fits your topic or objective. But thankfully, this level of investment into game-based learning isn’t necessary. You can elevate your lessons and discover the benefits of gamification without spending […] The post 8 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom Instruction appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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How to Choose the Right Online Tutor for Your Child

Ask a Tech Teacher

With the increased popularity of online tutors, the Ask a Tech Teacher team has come up with some guidelines to help you select the right one for your child: How to Choose the Right Online Tutor for Your Child As many as a third of kids are given a leg up in their learning efforts by professional tutors, so there’s a high chance you’re considering this option for your child.

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Federal Rule Change May Undermine ‘Inclusive Access’ Textbook Models

ED Surge

There’s a new battle raging in the long-running war over costly college textbooks , one that may strike a serious blow to the textbook subscription programs promoted by publishers and criticized by student advocates. The U.S. Department of Education recently started reevaluating financial aid regulations from 2016 that effectively allow colleges to automatically bill students for books and supplies as long as those materials meet criteria that include being sold at below competitive market rates

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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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Monthly Parent & Carer Packs: Amazing Apprenticeships

All About STEM

If you’re a parent or carer looking to advise your teens about career options, Amazing Apprenticeships offer monthly downloadable information booklets and a Parent Zone that is packed with resources. “There are so many options available to your child on leaving school.

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STEM Everyday #267 | A Mobile STEM Lab | feat. Jennifer Dewar

STEM Everyday Podcast

How can kids have access to STEM opportunities no matter where they live? The Oklahoma Connections Academy was able to purchase a bus and are in the process of turning it into a mobile STEM lab! “It’s a world of difference because we’re taking what (the kids) are already exposed to, what they already have, and we’re just elevating it to the next level.

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Schools Must Be Cultures of Thinking for Teachers - Mindset 1

Know Adam's Blog

In his latest book, Dr. Ron Ritchhart gives educators the tools to go beyond understanding what a culture of thinking looks and acts like, to creating them – in our classrooms and in our professional teaching environments. Ritchhart writes that the book, “first and foremost, it is about the “why?” of our teaching… meant to spark self-examination and collective reflection with both oneself and with colleagues.

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Using Active Learning with Middle Schoolers

Middle Web

When asked to help implement the TeenFemm curriculum, the authors decided to focus on active learning strategies that succeeded in exciting and engaging the adolescent girls in their classes. They conclude that well-designed hands-on learning is worth the extra time and effort. The post Using Active Learning with Middle Schoolers first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Subscriber Special: 20% Discount on Foundational Materials

Ask a Tech Teacher

Every month, subscribers to our newsletter get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing details on our blog ( Ask a Tech Teacher ) about Structured Learning resources to get your new school year started. These are often collected into back-to-school survival kits. Purchase one of those with the coupon code: Back-to-school Special Survival Kits 3xar9wzu Get 20% off listed price.

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What All High Schools Can Draw From Career and Technical Education Programs

ED Surge

My colleagues feverishly jotted down notes as one of my students, Ethan, moved through his presentation on how educators can more intentionally use AI in their classes. Ethan, a high school junior studying to become a secondary history teacher in our Academy for Teaching and Learning, was presenting findings from his extensive research to the staff at our school.

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STEM Ambassadors: Royal Society of Chemistry – Got Time to Give?

All About STEM

Calling all STEM Ambassadors! In partnership with STEM Learning, the Royal Society of Chemistry is running a live workshop to show how their resources can be used to engage non-scientific audiences. Join their 45-minute session to find out how to support school students to see that a career working in science could be for them!

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Building a Sustainable Future City

User Generated Education

A group of gifted students, who I have in my classroom for several years, have been building sustainable cities for a number of years as part of their SDGs education, see: Building a Sustainable City [link] Creating a Sustainable City (#SDG 11): A Collaboration Between NM Gifted Elementary Students and PA 10th Graders [link] Future City Competition I knew about the Future City Competition for a while, and was waiting until my students reached 6th grade, the minimum age/grade allowed, to enter.

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From Fidgety to Fascinated

PCS Edventures

Why STEM is the Key to Engaging Reluctant Learners Imagine a space where restless energy is channeled into eager curiosity — where the fidgety child transforms into a captivated learner. Meet Jamie, a fifth grader who could never sit still. Always tapping a pencil or shifting in his seat, direct instruction with paper and pencil activities failed to capture his interest, leaving him disengaged and restless.

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Game-Based Learning Experiences

STEM Discovery Education

While gamification is the art of embedding game mechanics into everyday learning, game-based learning is an experience that is embedded within a game framework. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of game-based learning and how it can amplify learning across the curriculum. What is Game-Based Learning? Discovery Education’s immersive game-based experiences are available […] The post Game-Based Learning Experiences appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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What You Might Have Missed in June–What’s up in July

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are the most-read posts for the past month: The Future of Online Learning: Benefits and Strategies for Educators How to Teach Financial Literacy Using Real-World Examples How Virtual Information Sessions Are Changing K-12 Education Incorporating Monthly Giving Projects into STEM Curriculum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Philanthropists How Cloud Security Empowers Online Learning Platforms How to Help Students Run a Genius Bar June is Internet Safety Month World Environment Day: Living Re

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Sticky Notes: Keynote and Key Ideas

EiE Blog

Brief recap of recent activities from Youth Engineering Solutions and Engineering is Elementary at the Museum of Science, Boston

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Join: Liverpool City Region Employers Network

All About STEM

Let’s inspire our future workforce together! If you’re an employer in our region, join the LCR Careers Hub Employers Network and enthuse the next generation. We can help you develop your talent pipeline, support your CSR ambitions, and inspire your employees of the future.

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New Report: Equity in K-12 STEM Education

Teach Science for All

The National Academies just released a new report titled Equity in K-12 STEM Education: Framing Decisions for the Future. Overview of the Report Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are seen as crucial for maintaining the United States’ global competitiveness, fostering innovation, and ensuring both individual and collective prosperity.

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STEAMagic Boxes – Educational Resources Created by Students

Scientix

CC-BY, Unsplash All the students from our school and kindergarten (aged 3-14 years) are involved in our specific Hands-on Science Program. Kindergarten children are amazing scientists. They observe and explore with an open mind, curiosity and great enthusiasm. Often these wonderful scientists draw conclusions so scientifically accurate that they leave you speechless.