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7 Compelling Reasons to Involve Students in STEM – Defined STEM

  • And our students find value and their own individual futures in STEM today.
  • Here are 7 Reasons to Engage Students in STEM Lessons: – – Teaching tip: Students will probably need help at first in recognizing and identifying specific connections between math and science.
  • Teaching Tip: Focus on some STEM community projects to increase the probability that your students will become caring individuals committed to solving community problems.
  • Teaching Tip: Use your STEM classes to help school become a place that feels up-to-date to kids, and a place where they enjoy coming.
  • Whether or not students enter STEM careers, they will be STEM-literate and able to use the skills they learn to be successful in their chosen profession.

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7 Compelling Reasons to Involve Students in STEM – Defined STEM

ISTE, Digital Tracking, and the Myth of Personalized Learning

  • Additionally, this data will allow the ISTE team to further personalize the conference experience now and in the future.
  • The default then is to track attendee data, data which, ISTE acknowledges, we may share … regarding trends and interesting statistics externally, including with sponsors and partners.
  • And while I believe all individuals should have the legal right to explicitly opt-in to data processing rather than having to opt-out, it is more the flawed educational thinking of an organization like ISTE that disturbs me, rather than the actual collection of data itself.
  • The assumption that the ISTE Conference data can be used to create personalized learning experiences is a ridiculous fallacy.
  • So what exactly does this evidence tell us about personalized learning and how instructive will it be to ISTEs sponsors when they receive this data?

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ISTE, Digital Tracking, and the Myth of Personalized Learning

We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change – TeachThought PD

  • Edtech views of big data, cybersecurity, YouTube, social media, texting, smartphones, and the cloud.
  • Among other things, this affects how we think of information itself.
  • And notethere is zero chance that the age of information hasnt been a catalyst for this.
  • There is so much access to so many people and so many networks sharing so much data that we necessarily adjust everything else to fit the urgency of it all.
  • When networks represent knowledge and connectivity is a kind of intellectual potential, the ripples move outwards at the speed of sound, distorting everything.

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We Can’t Teach As Fast As Things Change – TeachThought PD

The future of news can’t be built on a broken view of the past

  • Amidst these shifts, we need to not only reconsider the business models that enable journalism to flourish, but also how we can engage audiences in a way that supports the role journalism plays in our communities and society.
  • But beneath the dust and smoke of disruption, you can see the bright, healthy seedlings of the future of news and how its creating not only new business opportunities, but also a new sense of community.
  • New approaches to audience revenue – Forty years ago, advertising largely supported U.S. newspapers, and subscription revenue was less than 5 percent of revenue.
  • This dual focus on subscriptions and memberships is part of a broader change in how news organizations relate to the communities they serve.
  • News sites are beginning to learn that the value proposition for readers is not always about access to content via a paywall, but more about citizens understanding and supporting the role that a news organization plays in local communities.

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The future of news can’t be built on a broken view of the past

Compulsion, jargon and the case for teaching creativity

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Compulsion, jargon and the case for teaching creativity

Squidgy Unicorn Sensory Toy

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Squidgy Unicorn Sensory Toy

25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do

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25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do

In the News: Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions? – Education Next : Education Next

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In the News: Is This Supreme Court Decision The End Of Teachers Unions? – Education Next : Education Next

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Girls of South Sudan on gunshot wounds, hunger and hope – in pictures | Global development | The Guardian

You can tell how tall or strong a person is by hearing them roar

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You can tell how tall or strong a person is by hearing them roar | New Scientist