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3D Printer Launching to Space Station in 2014

3D Printer Launching to Space Station in 2014 | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

A 3D printer is slated to arrive at the International Space Station next year, where it will crank out the first parts ever manufactured off planet Earth.

 

The company Made in Space is partnering with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on the 3D Printing in Zero G Experiment (or 3D Print for short), which aims to jump-start an off-planet manufacturing capability that could aid humanity's push out into the solar system.

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This has very interesting applications...first generation replicator?

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Putting the FL in STEM: the Link Between Foreign Languages and the STEM Fields | Language News

Putting the FL in STEM: the Link Between Foreign Languages and the STEM Fields | Language News | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
An expert in the field explains why foreign languages are an integral part of the STEM subjects.
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Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning

Four Essential Principles of Blended Learning | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

The single biggest piece of advice offered by most blended learning pioneers is to have a cohesive vision for how the technology will enhance specific learning goals, how it will ease the burden on teachers, and how it can make both teachers and students more creative learners.


Via Nik Peachey
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 1, 2013 2:32 PM

As schools become more savvy about blended-learning tactics– the practice of mixing online and in-person instruction — guidelines and best practices are emerging from lessons learned. Here are four crucial factors to keep in mind as schools plunge in.

Mrs. B's curator insight, September 11, 2013 7:01 AM

The emphasis is not on technology but what technology can enable: creativity and innovation in an ever-changing world. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 27, 2014 2:09 AM

This article basically explains what blended learning is, and how to incorporate technology in a meaningful way. Also has useful advice on how to introduce blended learning within a school.

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Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM

Creativity is the Secret Sauce in STEM | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Humans have a few basic needs: air, food, water, clothing, shelter, belonging, intimacy and Wi-Fi. (OK, the last one is not really on the list.) Regardless of my attempt to be funny, what is no laugh
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Teaching and learning is messing...enjoy it!

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An Inventor Wants One Less Wire to Worry About

An Inventor Wants One Less Wire to Worry About | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
In college, Meredith Perry wondered why wireless devices needed wires for recharging. That question has led to her work on a way to transmit electrical power via sound waves.
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Check on Nikola Tesla on this...

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New math curriculum aims to boost reasoning skills, problem solving | news10.net

New math curriculum aims to boost reasoning skills, problem solving | news10.net | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

"As a student articulates his or her reasoning, they kind of self correct errors in reasoning that previously might have led to miscalculations," Elk Grove United Director of Curriculum and Professional Learning Dr. Anne Zeman said.

 

And that's really the key with the curriculum, identifying multiple approaches can give students an early sense of confidence at problem solving.

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming.  With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the...

Via Felix Jacomino, Vernon Myers II, Sheila Fredericks
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Special report: Let kids believe they can contribute to our society

Special report: Let kids believe they can contribute to our society | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Graduating fifth-graders at a school in one of Tucson's poorest areas gave a common response when asked to draw their most memorable moment of the year.

 

The artwork is testament to a citizen-school partnership at John B. Wright Elementary School in midtown Tucson that brings leading local scientists into the classroom and exposes students to real-life possibilities they wouldn't normally see. Those scientists have included an international tree-ring expert, a solar power researcher, an astronomer and a neurosurgeon.

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This provides positive and progressive forward thinking approaches within STEM-based learning.

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This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized...
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Interesting read, I do support Gooru for STEM based learning.

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Are You STEM-Ready This Year?

Are You STEM-Ready This Year? | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Just in time for a new school year, science educator Anne Jolly has a checklist for schools that are about to launch themselves into the STEM universe.

 

First things first: Prepare yourself for noisy, exuberant classrooms where multiple right answers abound and failure is regarded as a positive step toward discovery and a successful solution.  Get ready for kids to work closely together, using hands-on methods to solve real-world problems.  Be willing to step back and give students enough room to kick off their journey toward becoming creative, innovative, critical thinkers.

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Amazing Science: Green Energy Postings

Amazing Science: Green Energy Postings | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

Green energy is the sustainable provision of energy that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Green energy includes natural energetic processes that can be harnessed with little pollution. Anaerobic digestion, geothermal power, wind power, small-scale hydropower, solar energy, biomass power, tidal power, wave power, and some forms of nuclear power which are able to "burn" nuclear waste through nuclear transmutation and therefore belong in the "Green Energy" category.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Aulde de B's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:44 AM

great posts with alot of little known information. Worth reading.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 10, 2013 7:24 PM

Sustainability - options for energy

Steve Mattison's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:55 PM

Green is the future!

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Exclusive: Zombie apocalypse? Students use ‘zombie science’ to learn about disease spread

Exclusive: Zombie apocalypse? Students use ‘zombie science’ to learn about disease spread | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

Students around the country can now immerse themselves in “zombie pandemics” in order to learn about how diseases spread and affect the body. It’s all part of the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Behind Hollywood Program, which teachers and students can download for free online to use at home or in the classroom.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/08/zombie-apocalypse-students-to-use-zombie-science-to-learn-about-disease-spread/#ixzz2bWUGwVWh

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A cool way to engage students learning...

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NASA's Massive Free E-Book Collection

NASA's Massive Free E-Book Collection | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Who could resist Exploring Space With a Camera? Or Rockets and People, the autobiography of rocket designer Boris Chertok?
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Very cool Space history and it is FREE!

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MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science

MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
A group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians.
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Worth a look for young adult integrated learning...

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Learning Toolkit | CSLP

Learning Toolkit | CSLP | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

Established in 1988 and based at Concordia University, the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) is a research centre consisting of over 100 full members and collaborators, 20 support staff, and over 200 graduate students. Researchers are from Concordia (Education and Psychology), McGill, Université de Montréal, UQAM, UQAC, Bishop's, Johns Hopkins, Simon Fraser, UBC, Queen’s, Guelph, and McMaster universities, and John Abbott, Vanier and Dawson Colleges.

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Electronic Portfolio Encouraging Active Reflective Learning (ePEARL)/Portfolio Électronique Réflexif pour L'apprentissage des Éleves (PERLE)


A Balanced Reading Approach for Canadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All (ABRACADABRA)


Inquiry Strategies for the Information Society in the Twenty-First Century (ISIS-21)


Emerging Literacy in Mathematics (ELM)/Orienter la réussite des mathématiques émergentes (ORME)


All excellent resources to review!

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MIT: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 you should know about

MIT: 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2013 you should know about | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

MIT's definition of a breakthrough is simple: an advance that gives people powerful new ways to use technology. It could be an intuitive design that provides a useful interface (e.g., “Smart Watches”) or experimental devices that could allow people who have suffered brain damage to once again form memories (“Memory Implants”). Some could be key to sustainable economic growth (“Additive Manufacturing” and “Supergrids”), while others could change how we communicate (“Temporary Social Media”) or think about the unborn (“Prenatal DNA Sequencing”). Some are brilliant feats of engineering (“Baxter”), whereas others stem from attempts to rethink longstanding problems in their fields (“Deep Learning” and “Ultra-Efficient Solar Power”). As a whole, this annual list not only tells you which technologies you need to know about, but also celebrates the creativity that produced them.

 


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Jean HAGUET's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:56 AM

Very eclectic and enlightening!

Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 30, 2013 11:28 AM

technology - the great equalizer 

wallemac's comment, August 30, 2013 5:08 PM
great to see two solar verticles included in the top 10 - PV Solar and Supergrids
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What is RED | Critical Thinking Examples | ThinkWatson.com

What is RED | Critical Thinking Examples | ThinkWatson.com | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

What is RED? The RED model lays out a path for understanding how critical thinking works and for developing each of the essential skills. Let's take a look at each critical thinking skill.

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Great critical thinking resources.

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Personalize Google Search Results With Information From Gmail, Google Calendar or Google Plus [Updates]

Personalize Google Search Results With Information From Gmail, Google Calendar or Google Plus [Updates] | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
In an effort to give us instant answers, Google Search is rolling out a feature that allows it to tap into your Gmail, Google Calendar, or Google Plus account. This feature is best illustrated with an example.
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New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates | Inside Higher Ed

New form of competency-based learning's first batch of graduates | Inside Higher Ed | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

A groundbreaking form of competency-based education now has its Patient Zero. Zach Sherman, a 21-year-old sanitation worker in Ohio, earned a self-paced associate degree from College for America in early June -- just shy of 100 days after he enrolled in the online program.

 

Sherman is the first completer among a group of five College for America students who have successfully earned its competency-based general studies degrees. Southern New Hampshire University launched the college in January. It is one of three institutions now offering “direct assessment” academic tracks, which are not based on the credit hour standard.



Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/08/16/new-form-competency-based-learnings-first-batch-graduates#ixzz2cHYGfpOV ;
Inside Higher Ed 

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Compentency Based Learning = 21st Century based Learning?

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11 Ways to be an Inquiry-based Teacher

11 Ways to be an Inquiry-based Teacher | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
It's hard to run an inquiry-based classroom. Don't go into this teaching style thinking all you do is ask questions and observe answers. You have to listen with all of your senses, pause and respon...
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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, August 16, 2013 7:34 AM

add your insight...

 

 
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45 Design Thinking Resources For Educators

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45 Design Thinking Resources For Educators

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davidconover's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:40 PM

This is a great list for those that are interested in design thinking. This resource is ideal for those that are teaching video game design.

Knowledge Edge Education's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:32 AM

A world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completio and where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries.....

Warren Williams's comment, September 8, 2013 1:29 AM
very interesting, thank you
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Curriculum Center - DiscoverySchool.com

Curriculum Center - DiscoverySchool.com | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

Here you will find classroom activities supporting core curriculum topics. The correlated Discovery Education videos and CD-ROMs provide a wealth of knowledge.

 Bacteria, Oceans,  Chemistry, Solar System,  Electricity,

The Universe,  Genetics, Weather & Climate,  Magnetism, Viruses 

 

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Excellent teaching and learning classroom supplemental resources.

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Teachers Trained on New STEM Learning Technologies

Teachers Trained on New STEM Learning Technologies | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it

The action center is designed to coordinate best practices in the state, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, which are collectively known as STEM.

 

"I think it’s critical to our state to be seen as a player and to be seen as an innovator in STEM education and STEM technology, because everybody across the country is focusing on this," Mannebach said. "In our global economy, we need to focus on STEM if we want to fill the jobs of tomorrow."

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San Francisco schools expanding outdoor classroom program

San Francisco schools expanding outdoor classroom program | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Thousands of students in 22 San Francisco elementary schools will return to class this fall with a new piece of curriculum: outdoor education.
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This programs have many appilcations within STEM-based learning.

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Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time

Competency-Based: It's All about Learning NOT Time | 21st Century STEM Resources | Scoop.it
Fred Bramante explains why a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:56 PM

Be inspired by Fred Bramante who leads the fight to move to a competency-based system. In a recent TedTalk, he demonstrates the passion he has for competency-based learning and extended learning opportunities (ELO's). He wants every learner to find their passion and have a mentor that can help them realize their hopes and dreams.

 

When asked what personally drives him to want to change education as we know it, he shares a personal experience that may can identify with: "School taught me that I wasn't very bright. Life taught me that school was wrong."

 

As a co-author of "Off the Clock" with Rose Colby, he believes that "a good competency-based system will make a difference for all learners because they will be learning what they love instead of trying to jump through traditional school hoops."

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:34 AM

This recent TEDTalk by the author of Off the Clock. Fred Bramante is one of the fiercest advocates for a competency-based system, arguling that school will work best when it is personal for each learner.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, July 27, 2015 10:59 AM

This recent TEDTalk by the author of Off the Clock. Fred Bramante is one of the fiercest advocates for a competency-based system, arguling that school will work best when it is personal for each learner.