3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher

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Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing. Schools and teachers have the daunting task of lining up the needs of today’s workforce with what is being taught. Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. He says schools should focus less […]

How to Make Math Moments That Matter

Kyle Pearce shares how to inspire math learning

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Math shouldn’t break your heart. It should excite you and your students. But how? Let’s move from boring, rote, repetitive math to a math class that sparks curiosity, makes sense and ignites joy. Kyle Pearce, co-creator of mathmoments.com gives us a high-level view of how every math teacher can make math moments that matter. Then, […]

How to Teach Presentation Skills, New Technology and Research Using CES

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The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this upcoming week, January 7-10, 2020. In the fall semester, students present about historical figures in computing. However, in January, we turn the spotlight on analyzing new technologies with a critical but futuristic eye. The media, videos, and press releases give us an excellent opportunity to move […]

Behind the Magic of Disney Education

Aaron Joyner on episode 594

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Education needs to be relevant and exciting to students. The Disney Youth Education program hosted me at the end of this past summer to experience three of their programs first-hand. In today’s podcast, I interview the director of the program Aaron Joyner to talk about the philosophy behind Disney’s education magic. I also share some […]

How to Help Everybody Do Math

Vanessa Vakharia gives us the language to help kids overcome adversity in learning

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Learning can be hard. Many students struggle. Teachers can struggle to help students learn content but what do we do when students have thinking that is limiting their ability to learn. In today’s show, we talk about math, but the language and metaphors that Vanessa Vakharia shares today can be used in any subject. These […]

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips

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Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features. It syncs and works on all platforms. It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. Simply put, Adobe Premiere Rush leads my students to […]

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest

STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts. Definitely, download […]

Using Comics to Teach Chemistry (and more!)

C.A. Preece shows us how to do this.

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Science can be difficult for low to average readers. Today, we’ll dig into the power of comic books to help us teach difficult subjects to students by making learning reachable and approachable. C.A. Preece works to reach every learner by working to make science approachable and understandable. Sponsor: The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest invites […]

Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

Robert Kaplinsky, Open Middle Math pioneer, talks about effective math teaching

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Filled with dread, some math teachers have a problem. As they give problems to students to work their students become problems. Behavior problems. Boredom problems. Sometimes the problem is that students aren’t excited by the problems. However, math can be exciting. The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although […]

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577

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Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year […]