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100Kin10 is a national movement to train 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers over the coming 10 years.
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Does Math Objectively Exist, or Is It a Human Creation? A New PBS Video Explores a Timeless Question

Does Math Objectively Exist, or Is It a Human Creation? A New PBS Video Explores a Timeless Question | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
In a famous scene from Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson, the biographer and his subject come to discuss the bizarre theories of Bishop Berkeley, who posited that everything is immaterial—nothing has any real existence; it’s all just ideal concepts...
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Keep Learning and Making: 10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects | MindShift

Keep Learning and Making: 10 Fun Indoor Summer Projects | MindShift | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
By Jennie Rose Summer's here and along with valuable time spent outdoors learning and embarking on adventures, kids can use downtime at home to keep those br
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A virtual field trip to CERN, via Google Glass | TED Blog

A virtual field trip to CERN, via Google Glass | TED Blog | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Take a bike ride down the 27-kilometer Large Hadron Collider -- thanks to a Google Glass explorer, whose ride-along premiered at TEDxCERN.
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What To Know About The STEM Skills Gap - Edudemic

What To Know About The STEM Skills Gap - Edudemic | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
There is a current STEM skills gap and some are even calling it a dilemma. Here's a primer on what you should know about it all.
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Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard! | Video on TED.com

Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you.
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Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra

Why High Schools Should Treat Computer Programming Like Algebra | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
And 5 other cool ideas from The Atlantic's Technologies In Education Forum.
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Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction

Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
What happens if you give a thousand Motorola Zoom tablet PCs to Ethiopian kids who have never even seen a printed word?
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What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | MindShift

What It Takes to Become an All Project-Based School | MindShift | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
In many schools, project-based learning happens in isolated cases: in certain teachers' classrooms here and there, or in the contexts of specific subjects. Bu
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3rd Annual Intel STEMposium - Quatama Elementary School, Hillsboro, OR - Apr. 26, 2013

3rd Annual Intel STEMposium - Quatama Elementary School, Hillsboro, OR - Apr. 26, 2013 | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
A regional collaboration of public and private organization with a shared goal of transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in local K-12 schools.
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STEM students showcase their talent - Today's TMJ4

STEM students showcase their talent - Today's TMJ4 | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
STEM students showcase their talent
Today's TMJ4
MILWAUKEE - It's a congregation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) minds at the Milwaukee Public Schools STEM Partners Spring Student Showcase.
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STEM: Using the Power of Pro Bono to Drive Tomorrow's Innovators

STEM: Using the Power of Pro Bono to Drive Tomorrow's Innovators | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
'STEM: Using the Power of Pro Bono to Drive Tomorrow's Innovators' blog post by Guest Contributors.
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Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft | MindShift

Game On: Physics Teacher Creates World of Classcraft  | MindShift | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
In creating World of Classcraft, a not-so-subtle nod to the world's most popular online role-playing game, Quebec-based physics teacher Shawn Young has turned
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Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators | Digital Learning Environments

Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators | Digital Learning Environments | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it

By Laura Turner

 

"This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills."

 


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A curted list of 43 web 2.0 tools, most with a brief description

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AP News : Engineering students use dance to solve problems

AP News : Engineering students use dance to solve problems | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it

 Engineering students at Northwestern University are getting a leg up on the competition. They're learning to swing dance in a for-credit class called Whole Body Thinking.

Joe Holtgreive (HOHLT'-greev), an assistant dean at the McCormick School of Engineering, started the class to help future engineers break outside their comfort zone.

Holtgreive says the course, led by Northwestern University Professor of Dance Billy Siegenfeld (SEE'-gen-feld), is teaching students known for left-brain thinking to use more of the right side of their brains.

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Maker and Hacker Activities for Young People

Maker and Hacker Activities for Young People | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
These sites provide ideas for young people to engage in maker and hacker educational experiences.
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Microsoft donates $1 million to help expand ‘blended learning’ in D.C. STEM schools

Microsoft has donated $1 million to help D.C. teachers redesign their classrooms using a “blended learning” approach that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction.Blended learning...
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Global STEMx Education Conference

Global STEMx Education Conference | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Global 2013 STEMx Education Conference, the world’s first massively open online conference for educators focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and more. The conference will be held over the course of three days, September 19-21, 2013, and will be free to attend!

STEMxCon will be a highly inclusive event that will engage students and educators around the globe and will encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching. A call for presentations will be issued the week of May 20, 2013. 

Register as a member of this conference network to be kept informed!  See the conference information and welcome HERE and the menu links to the left and at the top of each page.

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Student invents a way to fully charge a phone battery in one minute | Digital Trends

Student invents a way to fully charge a phone battery in one minute | Digital Trends | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
A teenager created a means to charge cellphone batteries in less than one minute, earning her a large cash prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
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Getting Started with 3D Printing in Education

Getting Started with 3D Printing in Education | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Teachers ask how to get started bringing 3D printing to their classroom. Here are a few considerations and current options available to teachers and school, whether they are well funded or just getting started with a few introductory efforts.
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This App Teaches Kids To Code By Letting Them Make Their Own Games

This App Teaches Kids To Code By Letting Them Make Their Own Games | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Editor’s NoteThis piece is part of Change Generation, our series on inspiring young entrepreneurs. Read more stories here.A common (if pat) critique of video games is that they stifle rather than inspire creativity in children.
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Coding is the new Latin.

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Kids’ Programming Tool Scratch Now Runs In The Browser | TechCrunch

Kids’ Programming Tool Scratch Now Runs In The Browser | TechCrunch | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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This is big, especially for kids who only have browser-based devices to learn and work on. 

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Expanding the Definition of Who Teaches STEM, When and How - Huffington Post

Expanding the Definition of Who Teaches STEM, When and How - Huffington Post | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Expanding the Definition of Who Teaches STEM, When and How Huffington Post In response, The Obama administration and a group of corporate and non-profit organizations have banded together to expand the definition of who teaches STEM, and when and...
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STEM Or STEAM? "Not Your Average Speakers'' Weigh In At MOSI-Tampa

STEM Or STEAM? "Not Your Average Speakers'' Weigh In At MOSI-Tampa | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
The 10th "Not Your Average Speakers'' event hosted by 83 Degrees Media will feature a panel of thought leaders weighing in on priorities in education -- teaching science, technology, engineering, math and the arts.
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Maine School Engages Kids With Relevant Problem-Solving Challenges | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013

Maine School Engages Kids With Relevant Problem-Solving Challenges | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013 | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on a public middle school in Portland, Maine that is taking a different approach to teaching students.
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