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Universal Design for Learning: What is it? Why use?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has come a long way since the focus on “reading, writing, ‘rithmetic” In Ask a Tech Teacher posts, we’ve covered many teaching strategies: Behavior Learning Theory Depth of Knowledge (DoK) Flipped Classroom Frayer Model Growth Mindset Habits of Mind Mindfulness Orton-Gillingham Project-based Learning (PBL) Socratic Method Standards-based Grading Understanding By Design Unschool VARK model Visible Learning Whole Brain Teaching Any of these might be perfect for yo

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AI Might Save Teachers Time. But What Is the Cost?

ED Surge

As an educator reading headline after headline about AI in education, it’s hard to not get lost in an existential tailspin to the tune of Billie Eilish’s “What was I made for?” (if AI can do all of this.) Integrating generative AI into education is complex. The field of AI is the Wild West right now — we’re working it out as we go. As an assistant professor of edtech, I often think about the implications of AI on teaching and learning, especially as I experiment with implementing various practic

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National Careers Week 2024: Resources & Skills Builder Posters

All About STEM

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education taking place across the UK from the 4th to the 9th of March. The aim is to provide a focus on careers activities at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

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Advice To First Timers at #ISTE24 or #CSTA2024

Computer Science Teacher

Summer conference season is coming up. ISTE starts this weekend (without me) and CSTA (with me) is in July. Over the years I have been to scores of conferences and I have learned a few things. I thought I might share some of them. Comfortable shoes. If you are a teacher this should be a no brainer. You'll be on your feet a lot. Plan your day in advance but leave sessions early if they don't match your needs or expectations.

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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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From Challenge to Triumph: The Learning Pit Concept Explained

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is the Learning Pit metaphor? How can this illustration be used with students to help them learn? On today's episode, fifth-grade teacher James Nottingham, author of Teach Brilliantly , explains how he uses this example with his students, discusses misconceptions, and explains to students how the learning process works helps them grow and be more successful.

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Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management

Middle Web

When teachers create a welcoming, safe, inclusive learning environment with their students, the chances increase that students will have a sense of belonging and "calm increase," freeing them to learn. NBCT Elizabeth Stein shares ways to use restorative practices and UDL. The post Humanizing Inclusive Classroom Management first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Science Matters: Literacy Research is the Key to Improving Reading Outcomes

STEM Discovery Education

How can we improve reading outcomes for all of our students? Educators have asked themselves this question countless times. They have tried different strategies, software products, and professional development as potential answers. But with only 35% of U.S. fourth-grade students proficient in reading, where does reading instruction go from here? Numerous terms, including the science […] The post Science Matters: Literacy Research is the Key to Improving Reading Outcomes appeared first on D

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Mentoring Matters: Building Social Capital as the Bridge to Success

STEM Next

It’s a New Year and a great time to celebrate the power of role models and mentors. STEM role models help strengthen important outcomes for kids, including increased positive attitudes about STEM, increased positive STEM identities, and increased STEM career knowledge. In fact, role models and mentors are a key pillar of STEM Next’s success with the Million Girls Moonshot , which has reached almost 3 million youth across the country in just three years.

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Advanced micro:bit Projects: Artificial Intelligence and the MakeCode Data Logger Spoon Race

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing refers to the use of tangible, embedded microcontroller-based interactive systems that can sense the world around them and/or control outputs such as lights, displays and motors. Assembling the hardware elements of a physical computer and programming it with the desired behavior provides a creative and educational experience.

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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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Can AI Solve Science?

Stephen Wolfram

Note: Click any diagram to get Wolfram Language code to reproduce it. Wolfram Language code for training the neural nets used here is also available (requires GPU). Won’t AI Eventually Be Able to Do Everything? Particularly given its recent surprise successes, there’s a somewhat widespread belief that eventually AI will be able to “do everything”, or at least everything we currently do.

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World Environment Day: Living Responsibly with Nature

Ask a Tech Teacher

World Environment Day , celebrated annually on June 5th, is designed for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly and first held in 1974, it has grown with participation from over 143 countries. Significance World Environment Day serves as a reminder of our collective responsibility to protect and preserve the environment.

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Latest AI Announcements Mean Another Big Adjustment for Educators

ED Surge

Tech giants Google, Microsoft and OpenAI have unintentionally assigned educators around the world major homework for the summer: Adjusting their assignments and teaching methods to adapt to a fresh batch of AI features that students will enter classrooms with in the fall. Educators at both schools and colleges were already struggling to keep up with ChatGPT and other AI tools during this academic year, but a fresh round of announcements last month by major AI companies may require even greater a

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GSK Regional Online Mentoring – Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside & Manchester

All About STEM

In the Autumn Term 2024, STEM Learning is running a free online student mentoring programme, funded by GSK. All About Futures/ All About STEM is managing school engagement in the Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside and Manchester regions. “We’re requesting that schools express their interest now if they might wish to be involved.

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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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Celebrating Black History: Course Now Available

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, NC USA 2/9/2024 Inspiring diversity in STEM remains an imperative. STEM For Kids® is pleased to announce the newest addition to our industry-leading curriculum portfolio… STEM Icons: Celebrating Black History for kids. As educators celebrate Black History during Black History Month and beyond, check out the plethora of hands-on activities in this course that students can experience… To Infinity And Beyond: A rocket blast off experience for children, a glimpse into the world of aeros

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Hero at the Classroom Door

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Kindness. We need more of it in the world today. Just meeting needs. And sometimes, people just need to be seen. They need to hear their name called. Have someone look them in the eye. Not a passing glance but to really look at them. Not a creepy-stalky weird look – just a normal human being “I see you” kind of look.

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Exploring the Engineering Design Process for Kids

Accelerate Learning

Introducing the Engineering Design Process for kids can sound like an intimidating concept. As with any other framework applied to education, it’s less important to follow its steps to the letter and more important to adapt the process to your students’ needs. In young learners, it’s a way to nurture problem-solving skills and tap into their innate curiosity about the world around them.

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7 Principles of a Heart Centered Classroom

Middle Web

Educator and author Regie Routman considers heart-centered principles that can help us go a long way to ensure that what we do and are asking our students and loved ones to do will result in personal and professional growth, gratitude, generosity, and even sparks of greatness. The post 7 Principles of a Heart Centered Classroom first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM

STEM Discovery Education

Educators, administrators, and corporate leaders all agree: we need to encourage girls to explore STEAM skills and consider STEM careers for their futures. But how? We asked members of the Discovery Educator Network to share content, programs, and ideas they have found to be successful in bringing more girls to the world of STEAM! Infusing STEAM […] The post Strategies for Encouraging Girls to Explore STEAM appeared first on Discovery Education Blog.

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PCAS Expansion, Growth, Research, and SIGCSE 2024 Presentations

Computing Education Research Blog

The ACM SIGCSE Technical Symposium is March 20-23 in Portland (see website here ). I rarely blog these days, but the SIGCSE TS is a reminder to update y’all with what’s going on in the College of Literature, Science, & the Arts (LSA) Program in Computing for the Arts and Sciences (PCAS). PCAS is my main activity these days. Here’s the link to the PCAS website , which Tyrone Stewart and Kelly Campbell have done a great job creating and maintaining.

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FREE K-2 ELA & Science Curriculum: Solid Start

Teach Science for All

SOLID Start, short for Science, Oral Language, and Literacy Development from the Start of School, is a groundbreaking project from Michigan State University dedicated to transforming the educational landscape for early elementary students.

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A Minimal Model for Biological Evolution and Other Adaptive Processes

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen Wolfram explores simple models of biological organisms as computational systems. A study of progressive development, multiway graphs of all possible paths and the need for narrowing the framework space.

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AI and Writing Essays: Pros and Cons, How Will Students Learn to Write if an AI Writes It for Them?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Explore the benefits and drawbacks of AI in essay writing, including its impact on student learning. Unveil the evolving future of writing education with AI through these suggestions from the Ask a Tech Teacher team. AI and Writing Essays: Pros and Cons, How Will Students Learn to Write if an AI Writes It for Them? In the fast-changing digital world, integrating AI into education is both a breakthrough and a problem.

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Teacher Well-Being Depends on Workload, School Climate and Feeling Supported

ED Surge

In the two decades that Jennifer Merriman has been in education, she’s seen a tendency in the field to solve problems by piling more tasks onto teachers who are already straining under the weight of their workloads. That ultimately works against what researchers say is one of the most important pillars of a school’s success: the well-being of its teachers.

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NAW2024: The Apprenticeships Quiz!

All About STEM

If your learners want to know more about apprenticeships, they can try the new 2024 Apprenticeships Quiz! Amazing Apprenticeships has created a Riddle Quiz packed with information about apprenticeships. Students can find answers to these questions and many more: How much do you know about apprenticeships? Is an apprenticeship a real job? How many different apprenticeship roles are there?

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US Military Veteran Pioneers Innovative STEM Education in Africa

STEM for Kids

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 6/14/2024 Ermias M. Hailemariam, a dedicated father, and a US Army veteran, is the proud owner of the STEM For Kids ® franchise in Ethiopia. Hailemariam’s journey from Ethiopia to the United States, coupled with his passion for quality education, has led to his return to his homeland to spearhead the introduction of cutting-edge STEM education for African youth.

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10+ Ways to Use Adobe Express in the Classroom

Cool Cat Teacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In this episode, Jesse Lubinsky, a former classroom teacher and education evangelist for Adobe, shares 10 awesome free ways that teachers can use Adobe Express in their classrooms. From using Animate from Audio to create animated reflections to using Text to Image to create generative AI art, Jesse provides practical tips and ideas for teachers to empower their students through creativity.

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7 Easy Science Experiments for Preschoolers

Accelerate Learning

Explore the world of science with 7 science experiments for preschoolers, promoting curiosity, learning, and skill development through play-based learning.

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Books to Help Students Explore Body Image

Middle Web

As students experience physical and emotional changes as part of adolescent development, body image can become a complex and sensitive topic. Reading books that explore body image can help. Kasey Short shares some favorite titles and questions for reflection and discussion. The post Books to Help Students Explore Body Image first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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