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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

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Tom Sargent, the information technology administrator at the King David School outside of Melbourne, had seen students try to tweak the school’s technology systems before. Students will try nearly anything to get around the systems,” says Sargent. “I

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

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Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors. Video study guides, he says, were a natural next step. “We

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Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week

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For one week in October, students in Boston’s public middle schools—6,500 students in 36 schools–set aside their regular lessons and participated in Boston STEM Week , a hands-on, in-depth program connecting students with real-world examples of STEM in action.

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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL). Students can see examples.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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The anxiety it created for parents and students—and even teachers, because it was something new—was awful. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My

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Using Games to Teach Core Science Concepts

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Faced with students struggling to learn complex science ideas in traditional ways, middle school teacher John Coveyou turned to classroom gaming as a solution.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

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A 2016 study of 3rd to 8th grade educators found that only 55% of teachers said they enjoy teaching writing. The lack of practice adds up; by 8th grade, just 27% of students are at or above a proficient level of writing. In a rigorous analysis of employee performance, Google found STEM skills have the lowest impact on employee success. Instead, the organization values traits like critical thinking, empathy, and thoughtful communication—above STEM competencies.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

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students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Now a soon-to-be released study from Vanderbilt University demonstrates the impact of rigorous, peer reviewed research into curricular tools, in this case showing that students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies.

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology

EdTech Magazine

5 Considerations for Buying Classroom Technology. MORE FROM EDTECH: Read more about how investments can improve equity in STEM education. Alignment with Student Learning Goals and Standards. Looking for technology that will bridge learning beyond the classroom in a secure system?

Indiana students GEAR UP with STEM

eSchool News

Let students choose their favorite topics to study and then seek out the best hands-on STEM curriculum and activities that meet the students’ interests. We surveyed our students to get feedback from them,” Bolshakova said.

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Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

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And how do we know which approaches in what context are effective in the classroom? As technology use has increased in schools, so has the breadth of innovations aimed at improving learning—for example, by personalizing to the needs of each student. In order to fully leverage research to improve learning outcomes for all students, we must fundamentally shift the relationship between learning research and educational practice.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

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Today, NewSchools and Transcend released a case study that looks at the first Collaborative. EdSurge talked to Benson about some of the findings in that study. They had already begun a process of designing a new middle school, called Nexus Middle School, to be a STEM-based school that incorporated personalized learning. And a lot of their focus was on making sure that they listened to their students, teachers, families and their community in an authentic way.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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They highlighted that soft skills critical to student success in future fields of study such as logic, problem-solving and creativity are integral components of computer science curriculums. Coding can be an abstract concept and difficult for some students to comprehend.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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Visual Math Brightens the Future of the STEM Workforce

MIND Research Institute

As a father who’s watched three daughters grow and learn, I’ve realized that qualities like rigor and perseverance are not only for preparing students to take tests. This neuroscience and social benefit organization is transforming the way students engage with mathematics and support their interests in other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields — the industries that are building a brighter future for us all.

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How can teachers use VR in the classroom?

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If you are as old as I am then you will remember the thrill of watching your teacher wheel the TV trolley into the classroom. Naturally, the Internet is far and away the richest and most radical change from the days I was a student, and education will, frankly, never be the same again.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

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That’s a tall order for students used to sitting quietly in a math classroom passively receiving instruction. Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft.

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Top STEM Schools in Georgia Host High-Tech Personalized Classes Without Hours of Screentime

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I asked the group of goggle-wearing students as one places a beaker into the microwave. If we did everything right, then hopefully not,” one student replies. Things don’t usually explode in Biology,” chimes another goggle-wearing student with long blond hair to my left. It got the students engaged and doing something as opposed to saying, ‘Well I can’t do that because I don’t have an autoclave.’. I am learning with the students. “Is it going to explode?”

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Experts offer black and Latino college students 8 tips for success, from studying together to becoming a tutor

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Find — or form — a group of students to study with so you can master the material. But students who excel in high school are accustomed to being by themselves, working alone in their room. Treisman says he’s seen this racist phenomenon undermine students of color.

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Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

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We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Providing STEM for All Is the Path to the Future. The idea that STEM education is only for the most gifted students on track for graduate degrees is a falsehood. million STEM jobs needed nationwide will require sub-baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.

Learning Technologies and Creativity in the Classroom

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If newer technologies can foster creativity in students then educators must seriously think about how they can incorporate them into their classroom teaching strategies. Creativity and the classroom. When students don’t feel engaged, their education suffers.

The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

eSchool News

A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Berrien Springs Public Schools in rural Michigan started off with a modest enough goal: to add an engineering component to their curriculum in order to draw out-of-district students to their schools and to meet anticipated state standards. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. We looked at a couple of other programs, but this was the most engaging.

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Why Taking Risks in the Classroom Pays off for Students—and Teachers

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It was my first experiment flipping our classroom. As the groans from my students got louder, I knew something wasn’t right. Doe Zantamata Hands immediately went up and my students began to get defensive. For the past 13 years, I have been a social studies teacher at the middle school level. To build a classroom culture where risk-taking is encouraged for students, a teacher also needs to be willing to try new things. My students deserve more.

NCAA Basketball Bracketology 2019: Classroom Lessons Never Taught…. It’s Madness… Plus 34 BB Lesson Links

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Please let me share this special story and dream about educational transformation possibilities based on authenticity, relevance, and student centered learning. Students were beginning to enter and fill the classroom. The Art of the Free Throw – It really is about STEM!

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Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Having traveled the nation and spent extensive time in schools throughout 2015, there’s one thing I can say for sure: Many of today’s classrooms have amazing 21st century tools sitting in 20th century learning environments. Today’s students must be able to: Problem solve.

STEAM Learning in Action

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The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. This two-year study featured data from 204 teachers in 19 states.

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

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But in reality, it’s not always happening: Fewer than half of K-12 teachers told us that they talk about climate change with their children or students. Joseph Henderson teaches in the environmental studies department at Paul Smith’s College in upstate New York.

NCAA Bracketology: Classroom Lessons Never Taught…. It’s Madness… Plus 30 BB Lesson Links

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Please let me share this special story and dream about educational transformation possibilities based on authenticity, relevance, and student centered learning. Students were beginning to enter and fill the classroom. The Art of the Free Throw – It really is about STEM!

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Why Science?

Digital Promise

Amid STEM Enthusiasm, Stepping Back to Consider the Broader Purpose of Teaching and Learning Science. As STEM enthusiasm percolates, the teaching of science — its importance, its challenges — isn’t always part of the conversation. Fostering Engaged Learners .