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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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Top Universities Will Help Train STEM Teachers | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network

Top Universities Will Help Train STEM Teachers | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
A group of Tier 1 research universities -- the Stanfords, Harvards and MITs of the world – will join the White House-led effort to train 100,000 ...
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Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom

Going Deep: STEM in the Connected Classroom | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Blending STEM with the connected classroom is a powerful learning model, provided we have innovative thinking, teacher autonomy and flexible scheduling.
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5 reasons less is more when it comes to STEM

5 reasons less is more when it comes to STEM | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it

Schools are missing the boat when it comes to addressing the problem of preparing students to recapture America’s leadership in producing scientists, inventors, engineers, programmers and more through STEM initiatives. The answer has little to do with more teachers, more common graduation requirements, more tests or more school as our policymakersand corporations who stand to profit off this have suggested.

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STEM Education Must Start in Early Childhood

STEM Education Must Start in Early Childhood | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Fostering STEM skills in young children is the best way to ensure that the United States remains competitive in a global economy, writes JD Chesloff.
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Qubits_Toy's comment, March 17, 2013 10:04 PM
This is so important.
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 17, 2013 10:25 PM

The earlier kids start in STEM the more likely they will continue in MS & HS.

Mercor's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:20 AM

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What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift

What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School? | MindShift | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Getty Images Design thinking can seem a bit abstract to teachers. It’s not part of traditional teacher training programs and has only recently entered
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7 Kids Changing Science For The Better

7 Kids Changing Science For The Better | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, 16-year-old Jack Andraka outdid himself: After creating an incredibly cheap, accurate, and easy-to-use pancreatic cancer sensor, the young scientist announced onstage at TED that he is developing a Star Trek-style tricorder along with...
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Why (And How) To Start Learning Video Game Design - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Learning Video Game Design - Edudemic | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Learning video game design is an innovative and interactive way to get students thinking, working, and engaging like never before.
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Mayim Bialik: Blossoming To Science

Web: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Secret-Life-of-Scientists/367919659144 "The Secret Life of Scientis...
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Green STEM Initiatives Spark Innovative Learning

Green STEM Initiatives Spark Innovative Learning | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Today marks the birthday of Thomas Edison, that American icon of innovation. At a time when the U.S.
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Community Colleges Helping to Meet STEM Demand | Education News

Community Colleges Helping to Meet STEM Demand | Education News | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Adults faced with retraining for careers, especially in the critical areas of science, technology, engineering and math, are more frequently heading to community colleges, writes Cherise Lesesne in Diverse.
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Many High Schoolers Giving Up on STEM

Many High Schoolers Giving Up on STEM | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
A new report notes that many high school students lose interest in STEM despite bright job prospects
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Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun | Video on TED.com

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand.
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Path to Innovation: Women, Mentors and STEM Success

Path to Innovation: Women, Mentors and STEM Success | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Industry mentors -- particularly women in positions of influence - are one important link to increasing the pipeline of talent.
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Illustrative Mathematics for K-12 Teaching

Illustrative Mathematics for K-12 Teaching | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it

Illustrative Mathematics provides guidance to states, assessment consortia, testing companies, and curriculum developers by illustrating the range and types of mathematical work that students experience in a faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and by publishing other tools that support implementation of the standards.

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Is Mathematics A Criterion For Truth In The Natural World? : NPR

Is Mathematics A Criterion For Truth In The Natural World? : NPR | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Is math a truth or a human invention? In this age-old question lies an interesting analogy with sports, and perhaps a resolution to the conundrum.
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SimCityEDU Teaches Students STEM Subjects in a Virtual Environment

SimCityEDU Teaches Students STEM Subjects in a Virtual Environment | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
In the near future when you ask your kids what they did at school, they might answer that they played video games.
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Apparently This Matters: The new 'SimCity'

Apparently This Matters: The new 'SimCity' | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini checks out a trial version of the upcoming video game, "SimCity."
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Google: Exploring Computational Thinking

Google is committed to promoting computational thinking throughout the K-12 curriculum to support student learning and expose everyone to this 21st century skill.

What is Computational Thinking?Computational thinking (CT) involves a set of problem-solving skills and techniques that software engineers use to write programs that underlie the computer applications you use such as search, email, and maps. Here are specific techniques.

Decomposition: When we taste an unfamiliar dish and identify several ingredients based on the flavor, we are decomposing that dish into its individual ingredients.Pattern Recognition: People look for patterns in stock prices to decide when to buy and sell.
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Sesame Workshop Wants Your Kid to Design Video Games - Forbes

Sesame Workshop Wants Your Kid to Design Video Games - Forbes | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Joan Ganz Cooney attends the Sesame Street Workshop 10th Annual Benefit Gala Now in its third year, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a competition among middle school and high school kids who design their own video games.
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How to Save Science: Education, the Gender Gap, and the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers

How to Save Science: Education, the Gender Gap, and the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
"The skills of the 21st century need us to create scholars who can link the unlinkable."

"What is crucial is not that technical ability,
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Get Students Excited About STEM With Time Travel - Edudemic

Get Students Excited About STEM With Time Travel - Edudemic | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
It's not easy to travel through time. It's not easy to get students excited about STEM either. Here's how both can help each other!
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10 Amazing Jobs You Could Land With the Right STEM Education

10 Amazing Jobs You Could Land With the Right STEM Education | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering and math have earned a "nerdy" reputation, but these jobs are proof that STEM is a killer career choice.
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Mich. School Chief Focuses on STEM Learning

Mich. School Chief Focuses on STEM Learning | STEM News, Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Linda Hicks' mission became clear when she took the helm of Battle Creek's schools: Ensure that students get the STEM skills they need to land a job with one of the area’s food manufacturers or research facilities.
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