Bending the Arc of Human Potential – Education Article

“Talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not,” said Michael Moe (above) in his kickoff address to the GSV Leadership Summit at MIT. GSV is a new economy venture fund, accelerator and convenor. Over the last 10 years, the ASU-GSV Summit has become the most important meeting focused on innovations in learning. They hold several smaller meetings during the year, like the one in Cambridge last week, for edtech CEOs and investors. The summit kicked off with a design thinking exercise on strategies…

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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” – Blaise Pascal Valentine’s Day is around the corner! This holiday is a great time for students to be creative and share how much they appreciate and care for others. You can also get students to think and problem solve with the fabulous STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) activities and resources below. All are free! You can also download the slides from my webinar, Valentine’s Day Activities Students of All…

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Learning and Teaching Math with Confidence – Education Article

By Jerry Burkhart When math teachers talk about what they do for a living, the reply is often something like “Oh, I was never very good at math.” In fact, this lack of confidence in math ability seems so pervasive as to be more cultural than personal. As an experiment, try typing “I used to be good…” into a search engine. “I used to be good at math” will probably show up high (maybe even first) on the list of…

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8 Math and Science Simulation Resources For Any Classroom – Education Article

“Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It’s posing questions and coming up with a method. It’s delving in.” -Sally Ride I was a Middle School Science and Math teacher. When I started in college I didn’t set out to teach those subjects but found myself there after discovering my love for both. Science and Math form the foundation of our known knowledge about how the universe works, what happens…

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Transform Your Math Block With Math Talk – Education Article

This post originally appeared on the blog Mix and Math. Kids love to talk – did you know that? I love to just listen to them talk. The things that come out of their little mouths can be downright hilarious. If you listen close enough, you’ll also notice kids have such a unique (and sometimes surprising) perspective on everything.  So how can we as teachers tap into this to improve math learning in our classroom? We do this by making…

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Fun ways to teach angles – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

We have just concluded our maths unit on angles and it occurred to me how much fun we’ve had over the last few weeks! Here are a few learning engagements for teaching angles that I have found to be very fun and highly beneficial. Keep in mind that I used these with Year Four students and not always with the whole class. Keep your students’ individual needs in mind before choosing to adopt any of these. Scratch animations An angles…

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⛄ Winter Math Games – Classroom Math Activities – Education Article

Snowball fight is a fun game for 2 -4 players. I have included differentiated packs working on adding number 1-5 and then working on number 10-15. This winter math games is perfect for kindergarten and 1st graders. Once all the cards are printed and cut, make a pile of the cards with addition facts and the Snowball FIGHT cards face down. The cards with number 1-5 or if you are playing the teen number game the number 10-15, should be…

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Mock It Up! 9 Tools for Learners to Design, Blueprint, and Visualize Their Innovations – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

“Proper perspective brings about clear direction.” – Mike Anthoni, Author of The Blueprint One way to truly inspire innovation is to send students on learning missions or challenges to invent or imagine a new app, vehicle, machine, building, or system that solves a problem. I’ve sent students on missions to imagine a house or vehicle for people to live on in space. I’ve challenged them to invent apps to solve real world problems they face or to help a superhero. I’ve gotten…

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Using Numbers in the News to Teach Media Literacy – Education Article

Some years ago a survey revealed the news themes that relied most on numbers to generate reader interest. Among top stories were those about the monthly Consumer Product Index, the stock market ups and downs, and seasonal sports statistics. If you’re a math educator, perhaps you’ve already used some of these data sources, or others, to hook your students with “real world applications.” As a media educator, I found that list of the most “number-focused” news stories to be lacking…

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

Today is World Emoji Day and to celebrate I’m sharing 20 emoji activities, my slide presentation, and resources to engage your learners. Emojis are an important part of our students’ digital culture and the way students humanize time spent communicating with others constantly through a machine. Emojis allow students to express themselves, share their personalities, and add emotion to their messages. Emojis also represent an international language. Around the world we understand with symbols like a smiley face, angry face,…

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A Look Inside a Teacher Fellowship Program – Education Article

Listen to my interview with Megan Roberts and Ashraya Gupta (transcript): Sponsored by Microsoft Teams and 3Doodler   In our work as educators, we have dozens of different ways we can grow, and there’s really no limit to how much better we can get. So it’s no wonder there are so many different models of professional development available to us. In a recent post, I went through nine fresh alternatives to the traditional sit-and-get model of PD. Now I’d like to look…

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A Reminder About Teaching Students Math in NYC (And Beyond) – Education Article

“So what you’re saying is that the statement at the top of this paper is for me to prove using these equations?” I nod. “OK, but I don’t get what f and g actually do. That’s making like no sense.” [scribbles a bunch of notes on a board and, over the course of five minutes, gets to why mathematicians decided to write “f of g” with a dot but not explain how it actually works] “OK, that was really good.”…

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Collaboration in the Math classroom – Education Article

Collaboration in the Math classroom Event Date(s) and Time: December 5, 2018 , 11:00 AM EST Join us for this virtual workshop and we’ll talk about increasing mathematical discourse and discussion in math class, as well as increasing true collaboration to build math understanding. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, discussion, Math, mathematical discourse, Oral Communication, Scaffolding !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=’2.0′; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Krista Read Full Article

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Math in the Elementary Classroom – Education Article

Let’s talk about math in the elementary classroom! In this virtual workshop, we’ll experience tasks that promote math talk in an equitable manner. In addition to the tasks themselves, we’ll examine specific ways to incorporate more visible math thinking, leading to productive mathematical discussions. Click Here to Register Related Tags: Collaboration, Cross-discipline, Discourse, discussion, Elementary, Math, mathematical, PrBL, Problem solving, Scaffolding, Skill development, Virtual Workshop !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; … This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by…

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