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Pearson OpenClass

OpenClass from Pearson is the first full-featured learning environment that's free, easy-to-use and scalable. Visit us at www.joinopenclass.com.
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OpenClass is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS.OpenClass integrates seamlessly with Google Apps for Education, enabling easy setup and single sign-on and includes tools that support the automatic import of content from external sources. Users can launch OpenClass directly from within their Google Apps experience and access their Google applications through OpenClass. Currently optimized for US Higher Ed institutions. Features • Collaborative spaces for students to interact with coursework • Ability to create and edit course content directly from within the platform • Deep integration to Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar Just the beginning Out of the box, OpenClass has all the LMS functionality needed to manage courses. But that’s just the beginning. OpenClass actually advances education by leveraging modern social technology to encourage collaboration and communication for students, faculty, institutions, and administrators around the world.
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Can Engineers and Scientists Ever Master “Complexity”? | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network

Can Engineers and Scientists Ever Master “Complexity”? | Cross-Check, Scientific American Blog Network | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
I'm pondering complexity again. The proximate cause is the December 11 launch at my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, of a Center for Complex Systems & ...
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In my opinion with the integrated use of inquiry-based teaching approaches the "complexity" can be managed. Many more programs are out there for just this task...other wise NASA and several bio-medical research centers would not be around.

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U.S. Students Still Lag Globally in Math and Science, Tests Show

U.S. Students Still Lag Globally in Math and Science, Tests Show | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
American fourth and eighth graders continued to fall behind students in several East Asian countries and some European nations, according to new test results.
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Fourth- and eighth-grade students in the United States continue to lag behind students in several East Asian countries and some European nations in math and science, although American fourth graders are closer to the top performers in reading, according to test results released on Tuesday.

 

Fretting about how American schools compare with those in other countries has become a regular pastime in education circles. Results from two new reports, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, are likely to fuel further debate.

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Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge

Edcanvas | The one place to organize, present and share knowledge | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The one place to organize, present and share knowledge
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Student assignmentsWeb quests, project-based learning and class presentations. Flipped classroomEasily gather and annotate online resources 1:1 environmentsShare content using just one link
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Foreign language immersion improves chances of student success

Foreign language immersion improves chances of student success | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Foreign language immersion programs are on the rise in the U.S. and experts say it helps students do better during and after school years.
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10 Apps that can Enhance your Lessons through UDL - This is a WOW!

10 Apps that can Enhance your Lessons through UDL - This is a WOW! | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

This powerful post from D. Mourlam describes the apps that can not only enhance lessons so they are universally-designed but can also be used by learners to express what they know. He provides a description of each app and what the UDL Connections is with each app. 

 

> Videolicious and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> iMovie and Flexible Methods of Presentation

> Skitch and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Evernote and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Twitter and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Facebook and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Prezi Viewer and Flexible Methods for Presentation

> VoiceThread and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Skype and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Screen Chomp and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 


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Video Games in the STEM Classroom

Video Games in the STEM Classroom | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Is there anything quite so vilified as our students' love of video games? The slightly lame-sounding trope in the teachers lounge is, "If they'd just study and stop playing those games!
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15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps | SpyreStudios

15 Great Mindmapping Tools and Apps | SpyreStudios | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information.
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Math vs Broccoli - Important Message on Math Education

The US is facing a STEM challenge, and math education is the top priority. It's time for curriculum publishers to step up and deliver.

 

Conceptua developed an important message in this video in that we need to change the way we teach math.  They are challenging publishers to deliver math curriculums that are designed to teach math to all learners. 

 

Thank you Conceptua for taking this bold step in math education!


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$120 million for battery research - Energy Harvesting Journal

$120 million for battery research - Energy Harvesting Journal | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Energy Harvesting Journal$120 million for battery research Energy Harvesting JournalU.S.
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School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills : NPR

School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills : NPR | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
At one New York City public school, students not only play in gamelike environments, they also make video games. A Quest to Learn director says the games are integral to 21st century literacy.
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Asana - Product Tour

Asana - Product Tour | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Asana is the shared task list for your team - the place to plan, organize and stay in sync
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I recommend this as a task management program. This can be used with inquiry-based, problem-based and project-based learning themes.Less “work about work”

Forget the weekly status emails and meetings. Do more of what's important.

Clarity on the mission

Get your whole team on the same page about what matters.

Updated in real-time

Keep everyone up to speed on what's going on, as it happens

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About IDEO | IDEO

About IDEO | IDEO | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
IDEO is an innovation and design firm that uses a human-centered, design-based approach to help organizations in the business, government, education, healthcare, and social sectors innovate and grow.
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Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.

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Lekh Diagram: Easily Create All Types Of Diagrams, Flow Charts, & Mind Maps [iPad]

Lekh Diagram: Easily Create All Types Of Diagrams, Flow Charts, & Mind Maps [iPad] | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
In meetings and presentations, the intent of everyone is to communicate their message without being verbose. This is why meetings use various visual aids that deliver some messages far quicker than a speaker could.
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EDCompass blog » Expert Learners with Voice and Choice

EDCompass blog » Expert Learners with Voice and Choice | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

SMART contacted us about reposting a blog that gained attention around the world. We gladly shared this post with the SMART community.

 

"Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey are doing exciting work around personalized learning and we wanted to share their post with the EDCompass community.

 

The post on Expert Learners with Voice and Choice is re-posted from Personalize Learning by Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey. Used with permission.

 

Who is the Expert Learner?
Expert learners take responsibility for their learning. They view learning as something they do for themselves, not something that is done to them or for them." [Source: The Expert Learner]


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Resource Library

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This open, online global community for 21st-century education leaders exists to foster Global Education Transformation--the "GET" in GETideas.org--via virtual collaboration and international dialogue, including the sharing of best practices and resources.

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Urbandale HS hands-on role in learning set own pace in science classes

Urbandale HS hands-on role in learning set own pace in science classes | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it

Instead of giving daily homework assignments to her advance placement students, she created a flow chart for each unit the class is studying. Within the unit are several quests that students can work on until they get 100 percent.

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Foodskey - The Science of Food and Drink

Foodskey - The Science of Food and Drink | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
A series of short videos about the science of food and drink, presented by researchers from the University of Nottingham.
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Technology is king down on the farm - USA TODAY

Technology is king down on the farm - USA TODAY | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Technology is king down on the farmUSA TODAYBrandon Bonk makes an adjustment on his tractor which is equipped with GPS technology, in Dover, Del., on Oct. 16.
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Engineer sector warns on skills shortage - Financial Times

Engineer sector warns on skills shortage - Financial Times | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Engineer sector warns on skills shortage Financial Times Britain needs to treble the number of engineering apprentices, double the number of engineering graduates and ramp up engineering and physics in schools to avoid a skills shortage, according to...
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