Sat.Jul 06, 2024 - Fri.Jul 12, 2024

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My Lord of the Flies Unit: Believing and Doubting

Middle Web

Lord of the Flies by William Golding remains a riveting, relevant book for middle school because of its themes of survival, power, and leadership. Laurie Hornik’s PBL unit also teaches students to appreciate and practice multiple perspectives and be open to changing their minds. The post My Lord of the Flies Unit: Believing and Doubting first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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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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Personal Safety and Legal Rights: A Student’s Guide to Understanding Personal Injury Law

Ask a Tech Teacher

When a student at my school was injured in a sports event, it became painfully clear how little she and her family understood what their next steps should be. A friend put together this “A Student’s Guide to Understanding Personal Injury Law” to provide other students in similar situations with an overview of the essential concepts and real-world applications of personal injury law: the basics recognizing unsafe conditions Insurance Policies more Personal Safety and Legal Right

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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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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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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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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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Preparing Students for Future Careers with Soft Skills Training on Financial Decisions

Ask a Tech Teacher

Last summer, I helped my niece create a cookie stand. She learned not only about baking but how to budget for supplies, manage earnings, and communicate with customers, which taught her money management while boosting her confidence in handling real-life business scenarios. These are the soft skills associated with financial literacy. The Ask a Tech Teacher team has put them together into an article to remind students–and teachers what students should know when they leave high school: Pre

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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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IMechE: Virtual Work Experience Programme

All About STEM

The 2024 Institution of Mechanical Engineers Virtual Work Experience programme is now live! This fantastic programme is on-demand and available until June 2025.

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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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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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16 Online Resources to Promote Financial Literacy

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m going to share a story with you I heard from a colleague about Jessica, one of her star students in high school. This is a powerful reminder that academic success doesn’t translate to financial acumen. Jessica excelled in math and science, was the captain of the debate team, and had her sights set on attending a prestigious university.

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Future Power Day! (15-21)

All About STEM

Are you ready to take the first step towards an exciting career in the power generation sector? Join Pleavin Power for the day and immerse yourself in the dynamic world of engineering! This exclusive opportunity provides a unique glimpse into what it takes to be a successful engineer at Pleavin Power. Open to learners aged 15-21. (Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

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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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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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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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CREST & BSA: Summer Holiday Fun!

All About STEM

The holidays are coming! Did you know that CREST Awards & The British Science Association offer a selection of activity packs designed especially for community groups and families? Whether you’re new to science, a regular pro, or just looking for something to try out during the break, these activities can be completed as a family, with a group of friends or on your own.

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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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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.

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Springpod: STEM Virtual Work Experience

All About STEM

It’s the time of year when learners are looking to boost their CV (and their confidence) with work experience on subjects they enjoy. Springpod has a phenomenal selection of virtual work experience opportunities with prominent companies and organisations.

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Gamification in the Classroom: Learning through Play

STEM Discovery Education

It’s news to no one that kids like gaming. Say the word ‘game’ in an elementary school classroom and watch children’s ears collectively prick up, suddenly interested. Historically, games may have been reserved for the end of the school day or otherwise ‘bonus’ time. Nowadays, however, they are becoming a fundamental part of everyday instruction. […] The post Gamification in the Classroom: Learning through Play appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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Jul 11, SAT Math Resources (Videos, Concepts, Worksheets and More)

Online Math for All

SAT Math Resources (Videos, Concepts, Worksheets and More)

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