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My favorite First Week of School Activity

Active History Teacher

The first week of school is crazy. From the first day of school through at least the first week, we have schedule changes, assemblies and all the chaos! I mean my class is nuts. I needed a first week of school activity I could do with kids that would get them interested in my class in a meaningful way. We all need an activity for the first week of school that goes beyond the normal “get to know you” games.

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What Problem Does Technology Help Schools Solve?

TeachThought

by Terrell Heick Will robots replace teachers? I was asked this in an interview a years ago for Futurism and tried to offer up some abstract nonsense whose lack of clarity represented my own thinking: “Will artificial intelligence replace teachers? Will the students themselves replace teachers through self-directed learning, social/digital communities, and adaptive technology?

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Teaching the Cold War

Passion for Social Studies

Honestly, there are so many topics to teach in any history course. While students are naturally engaged in some, others require more planning to hook them in. Thankfully, that is not the case when teaching the Cold War! Students are also so eager to learn about the rivalry and hostility between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. There is such a fascination when learning how these two competed for political, economic, and ideological superiority.

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High-Altitude Cave Reveals Denisovan Presence and Diet

Anthropology.net

For over a century, the study of Neanderthals has provided significant insights into human evolution, revealing the genetic legacy shared with modern humans. However, the discovery of Denisovans, another close relative, was a surprising revelation that came to light only through DNA sequencing of a small finger bone. Since then, our knowledge of Denisovans has remained limited, with sparse fossil records and few clues about their appearance or lifestyle.

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New curriculum content –  approaches and research methodology

Psychology Sorted

As stated in the subject brief, the content for the new psychology course comprises the three approaches – biological, cognitive and sociocultural – and research methodology. It is important that students are able to apply any of these to each of the four contexts. On Paper 1, Section A contains two compulsory short-answer questions assessing knowledge of content from two of the three content areas (approaches).

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PROOF POINTS: Some of the $190 billion in pandemic money for schools actually paid off

The Hechinger Report

Reports about schools squandering their $190 billion in federal pandemic recovery money have been troubling. Many districts spent that money on things that had nothing to do with academics, particularly building renovations. Less common, but more eye-popping were stories about new football fields, swimming pool passes, hotel rooms at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and even the purchase of an ice cream truck.

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Inspiring Tomorrow's Earth Optimists Today

Smithsonian Voices | Smithsonian Education

An afterschool club in partnership with the Smithsonian and the World Wildlife Fund aims to build environmental leadership skills through hands-on experiences and exposure to a wide range of "green" careers

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One-year Standard Level teaching plan for the new psychology curriculum

Psychology Sorted

Image by Bob McEvoy from Pixabay The IB does not recommend that the Psychology SL course is taught in one year only. However, I am aware that some teachers are in the position of having to do that. Naturally, this will require more hours than the 3 hours weekly that is sufficient for the two-year course. Below, please find a plan for 4.5 hours weekly (approximately three double lessons) and one for 5 hours weekly.

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OPINION: Most preschool curricula under-deliver, but it doesn’t have to be that way

The Hechinger Report

There is a long overdue movement in states and districts across the country to update K-3 reading and math curricula to ensure they adhere to research-proven practices. However, this movement has a big blind spot: preschool. Close to half of all four-year-olds in the U.S. now start their formal education in a public preschool classroom, and this share is steadily growing.

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Sign up for our next seminar featuring Dr Lottie Whalen

Women's History Network

Wednesday, 10 July 2024, at 4pm BST/GMT+1 Sign-up now for our online-only zoom webinar here. Postcards from the Smock Colony: Jessie Tarbox Beals’ photographs of Bohemian Greenwich Village In 1917, Vanity Fair christened New York’s vibrant bohemian Greenwich Village neighbourhood ‘the smock colony’.

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How AI Detects Student Engagement to Transform Classrooms

Digital Promise

The post How AI Detects Student Engagement to Transform Classrooms appeared first on Digital Promise.

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Coastal Eden

Sapiens

A poet interrogates the garden of Eden origin story by reimagining it against the backdrop of East Africa’s coastal environment. Coastal Eden – Listen in the evening, frangipani fronds unfurl their lemon-yellow limbs into a cloud that fills the garden. the coastal breeze lifts palms and verdant leaves as if limp arms. coastal current, not salty brine but telluric, carrying memory thwarting geography, sea becoming alpine. coastal gusts sweet busy with heat, dizzying twisting twisting until

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Do we need a ‘Common Core’ for data science education? 

The Hechinger Report

This is an edition of our Future of Learning newsletter. Sign up today to get it delivered straight to your inbox. I’ve been reporting on data science education for two years now, and it’s become clear to me that what’s missing is a national framework for teaching data skills and literacy, similar to the Common Core standards for math or the Next Generation Science Standards.

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The second American revolution?

Perspectives in Anthropology

Written by Keith Hart Saul Wainwright commented on the previous post in this series, CLR Jamesand the idea of an African revolution:“I have been wondering about how to tie the Egyptian revolution into thelarger world system. I was not aware that CLR thought there would be twomore revolutions, one being Russian and other being American.

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Matilda Crane: Leading the charge for climate action in the East Midlands

Geogramblings

Matilda Crane, the East Midlands Climate Ambassadors Regional Hub Manager, is a passionate advocate for environmental protection and community engagement. Based at the Universities for Nottingham, a partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, Matilda’s role is to inspire and empower individuals and organisations to take action on climate change.

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Pathways to Success: Co-Designing Micro-credentials and LERs for K-12 Learners

Digital Promise

Co-design sessions with Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) & Talladega City Schools around micro-credential and LER implementation

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OPINION: Colleges have to do a better job helping students navigate what comes next

The Hechinger Report

Higher education has finally come around to the idea that college should better help prepare students for careers. It’s about time: Recognizing that students do not always understand the connection between their coursework and potential careers is a long-standing problem that must be addressed. Over 20 years ago, I co-authored the best-selling “ Quarterlife Crisis,” one of the first books to explore the transition from college to the workforce.

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Earliest Known Cave Art Reveals 51,000-Year-Old Storytelling on Indonesian Island

Anthropology.net

A prehistoric painting in Indonesia has been dated to at least 51,200 years ago, making it the earliest known example of "figurative" cave art in the world. This discovery may also represent the oldest known surviving example of a narrative scene, as proposed by a team of researchers in a recent study. Figurative artworks are those that clearly depict real objects such as animals, humans, or other identifiable subjects.

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July 3 Update: New Program Search, Updates to Questions and Labels

TCI

Feature Spotlight: Find Content Easily Using Search Need to find something specific in your TCI program? Use the new search feature to quickly find where people, key events, and vocabulary terms are covered in your program. You can also filter results by language (English or Spanish) or by content type. Updates and Teacher Requests Editable Questions in Video Activities: You can now edit questions in Video Activities.

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Dr Emily Rees Koerner, ‘Transnational Collective Action by Women in Engineering and Applied Science in the 1960s and 70s’

Women's History Network

Calling all Women’s and Gender History enthusiasts. Join us for the first seminar of our Summer Seminar Series THIS AFTERNOON AT 4PM BST. Dr Emily Rees Koerner will be delivering her paper, ‘Transnational Collective Action by Women in Engineering and Applied Science in the 1960s and 70s’ Don’t miss out!

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2024-2025 Placement Service

Society for Classical Studies

2024-2025 Placement Service kskordal Mon, 07/01/2024 - 12:38 Image Annual maintenance for the SCS Placement Service is complete. As of Monday, July 1, the Current Ads page of the Placement Service is publishing job advertisements with application deadlines falling in academic year 2024-2025. Job seekers can subscribe or resubscribe to the service for the 2024-2025 year at any time by visiting the Placement Service for Job Seekers page.

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The Role of Eyed Sewing Needles in the Expansion of Early Humans

Anthropology.net

A hole in a bone awl must have been one of the great drivers of human expansion in its beginnings. For hundreds of thousands of years, early hominid species did not need much shelter; the climate in most of Africa made it unnecessary. However, as they expanded further north, the fossil record shows how they became sheltered. No clothing has been preserved, but an increasing number of tools to make it have been found.

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Immunity, Vampires, and the Apocalypse!

Life and Landscapes

IMMUNITY, VAMPIRES, AND THE APOCALYPSE! In which order should we take them? In reverse? Alright, the apocalypse first! Is it happening? Nope. Different folks have different beliefs about the coming destruction, of which they are all certain. Mine? An asteroid. It has happened before. A two-mile wide asteroid [1998, OR2] just passed by! Remember the dinosaurs?

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Going to the Source

C3 Teachers

This is the third post in a series on sources as the Building Blocks of Inquiry. One of the most innovative features of IDM is its interconnectedness. Yes there are separate questions, tasks, and sources. However, a good IDM will always have questions, tasks, and sources that intertwine and rely on each other. To this end, each of the features of an IDM (including the assessment) should rely on each other, bringing out the essence of the content.

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New from EncounterEdu - Ocean and Climate for KS3

Living Geography

EncounterEdu (formerly Digital Explorer) have produced some excellent resources over the years - I know because I wrote some of them back in the day. One of them even won a GA Award. They have now launched a new free resource. The resources have been created in collaboration with the team behind the Convex Seascape Survey. This comprehensive unit aligns with the KS3 geography programme and introduces important aspects of the ocean and science.

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Mastering Close Reading: A Smart Literacy Strategy for Secondary Students

Leah Cleary

Close reading is a simple and smart literacy strategy for secondary students to use to build understanding and engagement in your content area. This week of the 6 Smart Strategies for Student Success PL Series is all about Strategy 1–Mastering Close Reading. What is Close Reading? Close reading is several readings of a complex text to go beyond comprehension and reach the level of interpretation and analysis.

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Engaging the 2024 U.S. Election: An Experts Roundtable

APSA Educate

June 18, 2024 | How should we interpret the 2024 U.S. election? What are the key factors driving the national campaigns? What is at stake in this election? Check out the recording above to learn how three political scientists understand … The post Engaging the 2024 U.S. Election: An Experts Roundtable appeared first on APSA.

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Read Aloud Podcast: Build Background Knowledge with Digital Text Sets

Heinemann Blog

When you make the decision to move beyond long-used textbooks, you might wonder, what will kids read?

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Will Singapore meet its 30 by 30 food sustainability goal?

O-Level Geography

How does 30 by 30 policy help in food security in Singaore? What are the success of the 30 by 30 strategy? What are the limitations of the 30 by 30 strategy?

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Different Values, Different Consequences

Political Science Now

In the APSA Public Scholarship Program, graduate students in political science produce summaries of new research in the American Political Science Review. This piece, written by Dirck de Kleer , covers the new article by Jae-Hee Jung and Scott Clifford, “Varieties of Values: Moral Values Are Uniquely Divisive.” Values matter in politics. They help explain opinions on topics ranging from homelessness to foreign policy and our political orientations.

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Kicking off our Summer Seminar Series tomorrow – 3 July 2024, 4pm BST

Women's History Network

Join us TOMORROW at 4pm BST as we kick off our Summer Seminar Series with an exciting paper from Dr Emily Rees Koerner.

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RGS Annual International Conference 2024

Living Geography

A cross posting from my new blog. 'At the Home of Geography' will share my work as the Vice President: Education of the Royal Geographical Society. It will also share more of the work that the RGS is doing to support teachers and advance geographical learning. One of the largest events connected with Higher Education is the RGS's Annual International Conference.

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Extreme weather in Eastern China

O-Level Geography

What are the extreme weather experienced by Eastern China? What are the impacts of the extreme weather?

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Economic Inequality and Political Responsiveness: A Systematic Review

Political Science Now

Economic Inequality and Political Responsiveness: A Systematic Review By Mads Andreas Elkjær , University of Copenhagen , and Michael Baggesen Klitgaard , Aalborg University Do political outcomes respond more strongly to the preferences of the rich? In an age of rising inequality, this question has become increasingly salient. Yet, although an influential literature has emerged, no systematic account exists either of the severity of differentials in political responsiveness, the potential driver

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Curating the Female Self: 32nd WHN Annual Conference

Women's History Network

32nd Women’s History Network Annual Conference Hosted with the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender at Royal Holloway University, 5-6 September 2024 Women’s History Network and the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender look forward to welcoming you to Royal Holloway, University of London, which will be celebrating 175 […]

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Reggie’s Realm™ in the Sinks of the Roundstone Cave System!

Life and Landscapes

Reggie’s Realm in the Sinks of the Roundstone Cave System during the Karst-o-Rama caving festival at the Great Saltpeter Cave near Mt. Vernon in the rugged mountains of Eastern Kentucky during June, 2024! Click on the log link below (or paste it into your browser) to see “Markman’s Home.” ………www.vanstockum.blog/lookin Click on the video image or url at the bottom to see the video!

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The Pedagogy Of The Oppressed Freire

TeachThought

by TeachThought Staff Paulo Freire’s “The Pedagogy of the Oppressed” is a foundational text in educational theory. Its enduring significance stems from its profound critique of traditional teaching and learning methods. Written in the 1960s, this influential work remains as relevant today as it was at the time of its publication, offering insights into the nature of oppression and the transformative potential of education.

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