Here's a surprise: middle schoolers aren't very confident in the education system. That's according to Lego Education, anyway, which today announced the Spike Prime kit to help encourage middle schoolers to care about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).
“Power with people leads to commitment, dedication, and ownership. Power over people leads to resentment, compliance, and buy-in. Future Ready principals know how to use their influence to share the leadership role with others.”
Code with Google brings together Google's free curriculum and programs that build coding skills - from beginner level to advanced - to help students succeed.
As the summer heat seems to be wafting through the land, many of us are recharging our batteries. As we do that and prepare for the return of students in the fall, the need for good professional development options often comes to mind. Historically, I have presented a summer reading list. This time, I have identified a few podcasts worth considering. Education 4.0 has a new series on the Edtech Podcast about the future for education. The June 26 podcast was about the personalization of curriculum and the potential of AI to assist with personalization.
Students can view a collection of 41 artifacts thematically organized: Early Civilisations, Human Body, Faith, Encounters, and Progress and Modernity.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
It took all of human history until 1802 for the human population to reach its first billion. It took just 12 years for it to acquire its most recent billion. A recent estimate by the United Nations estimates that 10.1 billion people will be here by the end of the century. For World Population Day (7/11) examine charts on the rate of growth and watch a National Geographic video titled 7 billion.
For a while now, I’ve hung around over at RealClearPolitics. For a poly sci junkie, it’s a great place to spend a few minutes or a hundred, digging into polls, commentary, and election gossip. But it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that realized that the RealClear network of sites also has a History version.
The projects offer well-crafted tutorials, guides, and videos, which are tremendously easy to follow.