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The School Has Left The Building: The Making Of A Pandemic Yearbook

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With so many school events canceled because of COVID-19, yearbook editors haven't had much to work with. Here's how one pair of graduating editors chose to document a year of mostly remote schooling.

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Celebrate the Wonders of Space with STEM and Career Exploration Resources

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In celebration of National Space Day, the STEM Careers Coalition has curated a selection of resources that encourage students to think like astronauts with exciting intergalactic activities that explore machine learning, vision software engineering, cosmic combustion and more. Educators can introduce students to out-of-this world people working in exciting careers that support human space exploration and connect students with STEM skills that will build our future beyond this planet.

Career Portal

What kind of problems do your students want to solve? Explore profiles of professionals who are using the skills they learned in school to solve problems through innovation. Help students make the connection from the classroom to careers that will allow them to chart the course for space exploration in the future.

  • Payload Logistics (NASA)
  • Mechanical Engineer (NASA)
  • Computer Vision Software Engineer (Boeing 3D Printouts for Aircraft)- may be a slight stretch from the others

Family Activities

As summer approaches, help students bring the joy of discovery to life in the comfort of their own home with  exciting digital learning explorations that help students put STEM skills into action and get the whole family involved in flexing their STEM muscles.

In Cosmic Commute, students explore how long it would take them to drive to the moon from their hometown! In this Fermi problem, the goal is to emphasize the process of solving the problem over getting the right answer.

Classroom Activities

Access the no-cost, standards-aligned classroom activities available at STEMCareersCoalition.org to support future career success for all students. Each activity gives students the opportunity to practice important STEM skills and includes a step-by-step guide for implementing activities into the classroom. Check out these space-related activities today!

  • Combustion of Hydrocarbons
  • Machine Learning

Find these and other STEM exploration resources on the STEM Careers channel in Discovery Education’s K12 learning platform.

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Curiosity, Creativity and STEM Can Solve Real-World Problems

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Excerpt from the May 12th issue of  THE Journal

By Guest Blogger & 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge Finalist Kyle Tianshi

My passion for STEM has been driven by curiosity, creativity and a desire to improve the world we live in. I love that STEM provides a way to solve problems and improve lives – it’s the inspiration behind my latest invention, a portable Total Suspended Solids (TSS) device that detects invisible particles in water to monitor water quality and contamination levels.

I had the opportunity to bring my invention to the next level during the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, a competition hosted by 3M and Discovery Education, and hope my experience helps encourage other students to pursue their own passion for STEM.

Thinking out-of-the box

In elementary school, one of my favorite books was What If? By Randall Munroe, which uses science and math to explore out-of-the-box, absurd “what if” scenarios. While I didn’t always understand the more technical concepts, it was fascinating to see investigative inquiry play out. Books like What If? kickstarted my passion for STEM, which has continued to grow over the years.

Whether it’s an article about the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines or NASA’s Perseverance, reading helps fuel my curiosity and interest in STEM. I also participate in many STEM extracurriculars, like FIRST LEGO League and MATHCOUNTS at school. Connecting with other people who are passionate about STEM is a great way to learn and an excellent opportunity to collaborate.

Having the opportunity to discuss my projects and ideas with peers and STEM experts, like my 3M mentor Dr. Jonah Shaver, has kept me encouraged and inspired. I looked forward to sharing my progress with Dr. Shaver during a virtual meeting each week, while he showed me the fresh bread he just baked or the wild turkeys that seem to love hanging out in his backyard.

Help students like Kyle explore STEM innovation and think outside-the-box with ready-to-use resources and activities from the 3M Young Scientist Lab to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. For teachers, students and parents seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovations and opportunities, the interactive portal is filled with engaging activities and standards-aligned teaching tools, anchored by the award-winning annual Young Scientist Challenge.

Educators subscribed to Discovery Education’s K12 learning platform can also explore resources on the 3M channel, including Science at Home, a series of ready-to-use videos perfect for summer learning. These videos feature hands-on, fun experiments using common, easy-to-find items to help you cultivate students’ curiosity in any learning environment. Take a look today and check back for more videos coming this summer. 

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Books I read in May 2021

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The Power of PlaceBooks I finished reading (or rereading) in May 2021…

Hope you’re reading something fun too!

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Help Elementary Students Understand Medication Safety with Digital Resources from Dose of Knowledge

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Helping younger students understand the differences between prescription medication and over-the counter medication can be a daunting task, but it’s crucial to preparing them to make healthier decisions about medications. Dose of Knowledge, an expansion of the?Pharmacists Teach?program into classrooms, strives to empower educators and pharmacists to address substance misuse and educate students to make good decisions for the health and well-being of themselves and their community.  

Medication Safety, a new standards-aligned digital lesson bundle for students in grades 3-5 gives educators the tools to teach students about the power of medicine and help them understand what to do in the case of a medicine-related emergency. The lesson bundle provides all of the materials needed to ignite these conversations and help young students Engage, Learn & Reflect! 

Engage 

The engagement activity provides students an opportunity to consider their own experiences with both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Students raise two fingers if they have experienced any of the prompts related to medication usage. Having students think through the times in their lives when they have had to take medicine makes the content more relatable and helps set up the objectives of the lesson. Making it into a game piques the students’ interest and gives them an opportunity to interact. 

Learn 

The primary goals of the lesson are to have students recognize what the already know about medicine and learn new facts that will help them make healthy decisions. Each section of the PowerPoint included in the bundle features a specific theme to guide the conversation: 

  • What is medicine and how does it work?  
  • How can we use medicine safely and treat it with care?  
  • Prescription medication exploration 
  • Over-the-counter medication exploration 
  • Vitamin exploration  
  • Review  
  • Dosage discussion 
  • Medicine storage and safety discussion 
  • What to do in case of emergency 

The educator guide provides key talking points to effectively address each of these topics with slide-by-slide recommendations for how to approach the content. This section also features an opportunity for students to collaborate and then share feedback, either out loud in a classroom setting or via a shared document for remote learners, in response to viewing the Medication Safety video. The embedded video features Kahra, a CVS pharmacist, talking directly to students about medication, its uses and the role of pharmacists. 

Reflect 

Lastly, students have the opportunity reflect on the lessons through a series of review prompts highlighted in the presentation. If more time is available, the educator guide also offers a number of recommendations for extending the learning. 

Find these and more resources at Dose of Knowledge.com or on the Dose of Knowledge channel in the Discovery Education K-12 learning platform. 

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2 hours, up to 200 people, 1 low price

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2 hours... up to 200 people... 1 low price. #4Shifts Protocol PD.[Trying something new here…]

The 4 Shifts Protocol is taking off in schools around the world. We’ve got tens of thousands of educators already using it for instructional redesign. Schools who are trying to focus on deeper learning, greater student agency, more authentic work, and rich technology infusion are finding the protocol to be helpful in their efforts. Our book, Harnessing Technology for Deeper Learning, introduces the protocol, has some lesson redesign examples, and includes some tips and strategies. However, some schools and educators are looking for more interactive professional development.

As we attempt to innovate out of the pandemic and create some new opportunities for students, let’s see if this will be of help:

     2 hours… up to 200 people… for $1,000 (USD).

Online synchronous only. U.S. schools only (for now). Between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm Mountain time (currently GMT-6). No pricing per person and no travel costs! I will provide a quick overview of the protocol, we will redesign two or three lessons together in small groups, I will field questions and concerns, and we will conclude with some suggestions and strategies for usage in your local setting.

Interested? var username = "dr.scott.mcleod"; var hostname = "gmail.com";document.write("" + "Drop me a note" + ""). We’ll find a date and time and I’ll send you the Zoom link. It’s that easy.

And of course we can customize this. For instance, we could do:

  • 1 introductory session for teachers (got a group of innovators?)
  • 1 introductory session for administrators
  • 1 or 2 follow-up sessions to go deeper (e.g., with your own lessons and/or around instructional coaching)

Or we could do:

  • 1 introductory session for elementary school(s)
  • 1 introductory session for middle school(s)
  • 1 introductory session for high school(s)
  • 1 introductory session for instructional / technology coaches and principals
  • 1 or 2 follow-up sessions to go deeper (e.g., with your own lessons and/or around instructional coaching)

Or we could do:

  • 1 session on Section A, Deeper Thinking and Learning
  • 1 session on Section B, Authentic Work
  • 1 session on Section C, Student Agency and Personalization
  • 1 session on Section D, Technology Infusion
  • 1 session with examples of what this looks like in other schools
  • 1 or 2 follow-up sessions to go deeper (e.g., with your own lessons and/or around instructional coaching)

Or whatever else makes sense for you…

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14 Of The Best Tools For Educational Research

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Wikipedia is a surprisingly useful tool for even formal educational research. The 'References' section on each page can be a gold mine.

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'Be Proud Of Where You Come From': An Indian-American Teen's Winning Podcast

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This year's high school winner in the NPR Student Podcast Challenge tackles the complexities of her Indian-American identity.

(Image credit: Olivia Obineme for NPR)

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What Is Necessary For Learning?

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What are the ingredients for '21st Century Learning?' 1. The internet 2. Permission to interact 3. Absence of extrinsic motivation

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Best Practices of State Bullying Policies

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Secretary Duncan issued a technical assistance memo highlighting key components of strong state bullying laws and policies.

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