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End of the Year Project for Social Studies! Walk-Up Songs

Active History Teacher

It’s the end of the year and we all need a project that will keep students engaged! This end of the year project creating walk-up songs for historical figures was a huge hit with students. Are your students climbing the walls? It’s all I can do after standardized testing is over to keep my students from going crazy. If I hear “can I go to the restroom” one more time, I might pull my hair out.

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Formative Assessment is Key to Being Responsive

Catlin Tucker

As students move through a lesson, some acquire information and skills more quickly than others. Some students will need additional support, scaffolds, feedback, or reteaching to understand key concepts and apply specific strategies, processes, or skills. We must collect formative assessment data in each lesson to understand our students’ progress and respond to their needs.

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Colleges are now closing at a pace of one a week. What happens to the students?

The Hechinger Report

It was when the shuttle bus stopped coming that Luka Fernandes began to worry. Fernandes was a student at Newbury College near Boston whose enrollment had declined in the previous two decades from more than 5,300 to about 600. “Things started closing down,” Fernandes remembered. “There was definitely a sense of things going wrong. The food went downhill.

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Spring 2024 Higher Education Media Fellows

Institute for Citizens & Scholars

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars announces its seventh class of journalists named to the Higher Education Media Fellowship, supported by ECMC Foundation.

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Announcing the 2024 Ciena Solutions Challenge Sustainability Awards

Digital Promise

The post Announcing the 2024 Ciena Solutions Challenge Sustainability Awards appeared first on Digital Promise.

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How Higher Ed Institutions Are Strategically Managing Change

ED Surge

It is no secret. Higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges that are forcing strategic changes. Since the onset of the pandemic, institutions have grappled with financial sustainability concerns exacerbated by falling enrollment rates and political pressures on academic freedom. As dissatisfaction among higher ed employees rises , there is growing concern about retaining faculty amid widespread burnout.

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PROOF POINTS: Stanford’s Jo Boaler talks about her new book ‘MATH-ish’ and takes on her critics

The Hechinger Report

“I am the next target,” says Stanford professor Jo Boaler, who is the subject of an anonymous complaint accusing her of a “reckless disregard for accuracy.” Credit: Photo provided by Jo Boaler Jo Boaler is a professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education with a devoted following of teachers who cheer her call to make math education more exciting.

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Celebrating Student Creators and Changemakers at Norwalk Public Schools and Richland School District Two

Digital Promise

The post Celebrating Student Creators and Changemakers at Norwalk Public Schools and Richland School District Two appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Fostering Creativity and Inclusion Through Content Creation and Real-World Relevance

ED Surge

This article is part of a three-article series dedicated to harnessing powerful technology for powerful learning. In the articles, we share the perspectives of HP Teaching Fellows. Read the other articles here and here. Educators can harness content creation as a powerful tool to foster creativity and inclusion in the classroom by implementing a variety of strategies that engage students, cater to diverse learning needs and encourage a culture of collaboration and respect.

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Are two teachers better than one? More schools say yes to team teaching

The Hechinger Report

Two years ago, when I visited Westwood High School in Mesa, a suburb of Phoenix, every incoming freshman started the year in a very unusual way. Back when my mom attended Westwood in the early 80s, students made the typical walk from class to class, learning from one teacher in math and another for English or history or science. (My mom was one of two girls in Westwood’s woodworking class.

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The Epochal Shift in Human Evolution: The Emergence of Language 1.6 Million Years Ago

Anthropology.net

In the vast tapestry of human history, certain discoveries emerge as seismic shifts, reshaping our understanding of our origins and the paths we've traversed. One such revelation, echoing from the annals of time, is the groundbreaking book, “ The Language Puzzle: Piecing Together the Six-Million-Year Story of How Words Evolved, ” written by British archaeologist Steven Mithen.

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Navigating the New Frontier: Building AI Literacy in K-12 Education

Digital Promise

The post Navigating the New Frontier: Building AI Literacy in K-12 Education appeared first on Digital Promise.

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ON THE PODCAST: Meaningful Experiences for the Secondary Multilingual Learner

Heinemann Blog

Today, educator Alycia Owen and Heinemann author Andrea Honigsfeld, discuss the great importance of Andrea's newly released Growing Language and Literacy: Strategies for Secondary Multilingual Learners. This book takes the same framework from Andrea's K-8 book and applies it specifically to the secondary setting. Together, they delve into the importance of addressing every level of proficiency through meaningful experiences, creating supportive learning environments, and incorporating visual rep

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OPINION: Community colleges have a lot of work to do helping students overcome learning gaps post pandemic

The Hechinger Report

I grew up in extreme poverty. The ability to access a free, high-quality education in North Texas changed my life. I benefited greatly from the ways community colleges meet students where they are and wrap their arms around them. Classes were small, and I had a clear sense of belonging, despite being the first in my family to go to college. I still remember having deep discussions with my English professor about author Larry McMurtry.

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Marketing from Spanish commercial banks: attracting female customers – Susana Martínez-Rodríguez

Women's History Network

In 1964, just a few months after British fashion designer Mary Quant became the center of controversy with her Bazaar boutique in Chelsea, the irreverent miniskirt arrived in Spanish society. Modernity was making strides. The consumer society was burgeoning in Spain, and advertising was avidly seeking new customers.

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They Started Teaching During the Pandemic Year. Where Are They Now?

ED Surge

Around this time four years ago, a seismic event was rippling across education. In April 2020, teachers were beginning to realize that their schools’ closures would not be all that temporary. They’d need to make do with haphazard plans for distance learning through the end of the school year — perhaps longer. For most educators, the pandemic was a defining moment in their careers, a situation more disruptive than they could’ve imagined.

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Raj Vinnakota on The Daily Bolster Podcast, Ep. 74

Institute for Citizens & Scholars

Raj Vinnakota joins host Matt Blumberg on The Daily Bolster podcast to discuss what to look for when hiring nonprofit senior executives.

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Which colleges offer childcare for student-parents?

The Hechinger Report

Student-parents disproportionately give up before they reach the finish line. Fewer than 4 in 10 graduate with a degree within six years, compared with more than 6 in 10 other students. Search to learn more about childcare availability at colleges and universities nationwide. Enter an institution name to see if child care is available and how many students are over the age of 24.

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Strong Planning, Coaching, and Implementing with Fidelity– A Blended Learning Success Story

Education Elements

As soon as you enter Vogel Elementary School, you are greeted with large smiles. It is no secret that students are excited to show up to school every day and teachers are ready to embrace their kiddos as soon as the bell rings. The reason? Students are at the heart of all choices made at Vogel– a blended learning campus in Seguin Independent School District.

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The Week That Was In 505

Moler's Musing

This week we started state testing. We always begin with the ELA test. As a result, our schedule was a bit weird. Also, I don’t really do anything on class on ELA testing days. Staring at screen, reading, and writing for 2 1/2 hours is daunting. I’m not going to have students come into social studies only to do it all again. This week we focused on social studies for Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

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Power Notes

ShortCutsTV

In the normal course of events Power Notes are a simple way to organise your note-taking. If push-comes-to-shove, however, they can also be a very effective way to re-organise your conventional linear notes to make them more revision-friendly.

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Nurturing New Paths: Students and Teachers Thrive in Cybersecurity Initiative

Digital Promise

Participating in Digital Promise's Cybersecurity Pathways Initiative has expanded what students and teachers thought possible for themselves.

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3 Moves for Crafting Sessions That Integrate Reading and Writing

Heinemann Blog

The following is an adapted excerpt from Ellin Keene’s The Literacy Studio. Ellin is currently running a 3-day workshop based around the text. See more details here !

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Geographical Association Conference 2024 – Some Reflections

Dr. Preece

It’s been a while since the Conference, and I’ve been on some annual leave and playing catch up with work afterwards. But I thought I’d share some reflections and learning – and now that the session downloads are starting to come through, I’ve got time to explore some of the sessions I didn’t get to. First, congratulations to the whole team – from President to Chief Exec and all at HQ.

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AI video explorer

Geography Teacher Sharing

Sign in to school AI [link] Select discover and select Video Explorer. I have chosen a video on pro-poor tourism for the lesson. [link] Enter the YouTube video url. You can also show the video to the class first and allow the students to explore the content of the video by asking questions or getting feedback from the AI. It is all personalised! On the student's device.

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Remedy for Teacher/Parent Anxiety

Maitri Learning

Anxiety is everywhere. But even when we feel it, we can still be of use to the children we're with. When you feel it, when your heart races, when things are elevating, turn your attention to your feet, to how they feel on the ground. Turn your attention to the child you are with, to the entirety of what they are doing/saying. Listen for stillness. This can feel very uncomfortable the first few times we try to do it.

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Supporting Multilingual Learner's Journey of Language and Literacy

Heinemann Blog

With the newly release Growing Language and Literacy, Grades 6-12, Andrea Honigsfeld outlines how this text is a must-have for all teachers with multilingual learners.

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Without William Hartnell, there would be no Dr. Who!

Life and Landscapes

WITHOUT WILLIAM HARTNELL, THERE WOULD BE NO DOCTOR WHO! Jennifer Lawrence is a big Louisville movie star. Oscar caliber talent in “Winter’s Bone.” She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in “Silver Linings Playbook.” But perhaps her most popular roles are in “The Hunger Games” and “X-Men.” Fantasy and science fiction film features.

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AI Coach Featured in Tech & Learning

Edthena

In the news The editorial team at Tech & Learning featured the AI Coach platform as part of their Ed Tech Show & Tell article. Through this feature, the editorial team regularly spotlights intriguing innovations for K-12 teachers and administrators. Here’s what’s on their radar this month: AI Coach by Edthena : An instructional coaching platform that enables schools to provide personalized, timely coaching to all of their teachers.

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RGS Teachmeet - June 26th

Living Geography

Why not join me in late June for the latest RGS-IBG Teachmeet - once again, it's online rather than face to face, but that allows people to join who would not be able to get to Kensington on a weekday evening, so that's fair enough. Free to join. Sign up online here. Speakers Jo Clarke, Queen Anne's School – Using audio and visual feedback Guy Paxman, Durham University - The Greenland StoryMap series Jen Monk, Stretford High School – Windows and Mirrors, ensuring diversity in our curriculum Fion

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Sinking China

O-Level Geography

What caused the land to sink in China? What are the impacts of sinking land in China? Where are the areas most at risk? How does climate change increase the risk to thr people?

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Womens History Today – Spring 2024 Issue

Women's History Network

The Spring 2024 issue of Women’s History Today is now available for purchase or downoad. This is an open issue that has a broad range of feature articles alongside the more conventional academic articles. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.

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Dissertation Defense: Five Years of Recovery

Anthropology 365

On April 30, 2019 , a shooter entered my classroom on my last day of teaching at UNC-Charlotte. I was preparing to move to Texas to begin a doctoral program in environmental anthropology at UTSA. UTSA was so kind, offering to defer my enrollment as I struggled with the aftermath of the shooting. However, I needed to get out of Charlotte and do something to focus my attention as I found my “new normal.” Five years later to the day, I am defending my dissertation, en route to earning m

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Earth Day Doodle

Living Geography

Monday's Google Doodle was for Earth Day - April the 22nd The word Google was made out of satellite imagery of features from space. They included Vatnajokull in Iceland, which provided one of the Os It has now been added to the library, where you can see previous Doodles and search for any that are relevant to topics you are teaching. Check it out - and the story behind its creation - here.

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Traffic hazards

O-Level Geography

Two killed and eight injured in a six-vehicle accident in Tampines on the morning of April 22. Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 136 people in 2023, a 25.9 per cent jump from the 108 deaths in 2022, according to the Traffic Police’s (TP) annual statistics report. Why is traffic accidents a hazard in urban neighbourhood? What was the main cause in the increase of traffic accidents in 2023?

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Beyond the Fragments: 45 Years on

Women's History Network

Beyond the Fragments: 45 Years On A free one-day conference at People’s History Museum, Manchester Friday 28 June 2024 Keynote speakers: Sheila Rowbotham, Lynne Segal, and Hilary Wainwright 2024 marks the forty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the seminal socialist-feminist text Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism.

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Mysteries of the Human Skull Base

Anthropology.net

The Unique Morphology of the Human Skull Base The human species, Homo sapiens , stands apart in the evolutionary tapestry, distinguished by a myriad of anatomical features, including the distinctive shape of the skull base. These evolutionary adaptations were pivotal in facilitating the remarkable expansion of our cranial capacity, culminating in the emergence of our unparalleled cognitive abilities.