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Melizza Cuizon

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25 STEAM Books to Add to Your Library

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Oct 19, 2021

We are in the middle of National Friends of Libraries Week, and at the start of National Book MonthNational Reading Group Month, and International School Library Month! This is definitely a time to enjoy reading amazing stories and books that introduce us to new experiences and ideas. It’s also a reminder that we can find these amazing stories with STEAM concepts. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics should take up more than a couple of baskets or shelves in our classroom library – they should be regular parts of our daily teaching and learning lives. STEAM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and empowers the next generation of innovators. STEAM affects every area of our lives and it's important for our youth to see and understand how they can create a positive impact on how our world operates. By integrating reading and literacy with STEAM, not only do our youth develop as stronger readers, their interests in STEAM education and careers are piqued. 

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Topics: STEM, STEAM

3 Simple STEM Activities for Walking and Biking

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Oct 6, 2021

The first Wednesday of October is National Walk and Bike to School Day! Even if you didn’t walk or bike to school with your students today, don’t worry – I've got you covered. Here are 3 activities you and your students can try today (and beyond): 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, MyStemKits

Boost Hands-On STEM Learning with One Simple-to-Use Tool

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Sep 22, 2021

The drive for integrating more hands-on STEM activities and lessons that tap into and sharpen students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills is high. Educators are trying to find and/or design lessons that students will be motivated by and further their interest in STEM learning. But with limited time and resources, this can also be one of the bigger challenges, and STEM is often limited to what is ‘left over’ after language arts and mathematics has taken the bulk of the focus. 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, STEM education

Top 8 Ways to Use an Interactive Display

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Sep 15, 2021

There are countless rewarding moments in teaching, but we can agree that when we see students totally excited about a new topic, concept, or skill, we are as overjoyed as they are! This is what teaching is all about – seeing the spark of understanding in students’ eyes when they are actively involved in learning something new. We feed off that energy and look for ways to create more of these experiences. Excitement for learning is increasingly associated with educational technology that invites interaction such as a touchscreen or interactive displays. 

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Topics: Education Technology, ProColor, interactive displays

The 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning and Robotics Education

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Fri, Aug 27, 2021

We are living in an age of Gen Z-ers who, as digital natives, are in tune with technological advances in communication such as social media, gaming, and conducting research almost exclusively using the internet. Their avenues for engagement are changing and teachers who are increasing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) instruction in their classrooms are exploring ways to incorporate more hands-on, immersive learning experiences that combine innovative technology with real-world connections. The motivation for doing so? To see their students’ active participation in experiments and projects, as well as strengthening the four Cs to 21st-century skills: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. 

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Topics: STEM, Robotics, Mimio MyBot

Benefits of Using an Interactive Display on Teaching and Learning

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Aug 17, 2021

As many people can attest to, if we aren’t totally keeping up with the basics of technology such as using a PC, reading and sending e-mail, and searching the internet for content, the digital divide – the gap between those who can benefit from using communication technology and those who cannot -- widens and creates a chasm for those who are lacking key 21st-century skills. This is a concern for many education decision-makers since they understand that today’s students need essential technological skills to compete in the future job market. 

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Topics: ProColor, interactive displays

Top 10 Features of an Interactive Display: Reasons to Invest

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Aug 11, 2021

We are living in a time when we can tap, scroll, and swipe through information in a matter of seconds. Decisions can be made easily on our devices – phones, PCs, even large displays that are touch-capable. In more and more classrooms, teachers are moving from throw projectors and whiteboards to interactive displays (also known as interactive flat panel displays, interactive panels, interactive touchscreens, and smart boards) to boost overall engagement in lessons. Just what is an interactive display?  

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Topics: Education Technology, ProColor, interactive displays

Making the Best Use of Google Workspace for Education

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Pre-pandemic and school closures, many teachers implemented Google Classroom for efficient and interactive teaching and learning support. Google Classroom made using technology tools manageable and provided a user-friendly alternative to paper and pencil. How? Google Workspace for Education (formerly G Suite for Education) apps and tools help teachers and learners organize lessons, assignments, and resources. Teachers can also save and share content using their Drive folder, collaborating with colleagues at any time and from anywhere. 

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Google Classroom, Google, Google Workspace for Education

Why an Audio System is Essential in Every Classroom

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Jul 13, 2021

How was your classroom arranged this last school year? How did the arrangement affect your instructional practice? How did it affect student learning? Do you think having an audio system might have made a positive difference for everyone in the classroom? 

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Topics: Education Technology, Classroom Audio, MimioClarity

Professional Learning to Meet Company Needs in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Jul 7, 2021

With much discussion on whether to have employees fully return to offices, incorporate a hybrid model, or allow remote work to continue, the prevailing concern is whether productivity is continuous, smooth, and without major interruption. For companies that are deciding that hybrid and remote will best suit the overall company needs, including safeguarding employee health, then a means for collaboration is necessary. Do companies see employee training to improve collaboration and productivity as essential?

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Topics: Microsoft Teams, Corporate Training

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