Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to to a broader audience. The concept is simple, but the impact is profound.
At STEM Village, we love finding the best STEM education resources available and sharing them in our Science, Math, Technology, and Discovery units. This week, we celebrated National Engineers Week across North America, so we shared our favourite engineering resources all week on our Twitter and Facebook feeds! Engineering education intersects so many wonderful STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) topics – from physics, to robotics, to biology and chemistry, and even software design! Engineering also teaches students to think deeply, make connections, and become the future problem-solvers we need to develop in our future generations. Here’s a list of the Top 6 Engineering Education Resources we love at STEM Village:
"As a professional photographer I have been using my iPhone more and more, and my DSLR less in the pursuit of my personal photography.
However being used to lots of control over my photography with my DSLR, I have found it hard to completely move to using just my iPhone for my family photos however, @Billfrakes, recommended three apps to improve my iPhoneography. Having had a month of using the apps, my iPhone photos have improved beyond recognition, and these are apps I will bringing into the classroom and my photography workshops.
These are now my apps of choice for using iPads in the classroom for photography:"
If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.
It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.
Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.
Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.
" Technology can make life a lot easier in the classroom. In the past criticism was often aimed at new technology coming into the classroom, recent advances in tech have made drastic changes to the learning environment.
This has actually been the case for numerous generations. When televisions were introduced to schools and kindergartens, many people were outraged at the invasion of technology into the educational process but of course, television became an integral part of the learning process. It is therefore fair to say that when used properly, tablets such as the iPad can be used effectively in the classroom."
There’s simply no magic pill – whether it’s the laptop, smartboard, iPad or the next device that comes along in a year or two. Technology alone won’t ever have the capacity to improve education unless it’s woven into a holistic vision that meets the very real and urgent educational objectives that prepare our students for life outside and after school. Well-planned technology deployments can however have a transformative impact on learning.
Here’s a list of ten requirements for a successful iPad implementation in schools."
"A few of the following iPad Centers/Stations I have posted before, however I thought it might be useful to post them again, at the beginning of the year so you know they are here if you want to try something new during your literacy or math block. All of the centers can be done using one or two iPads at the center and are actual centers that my students used last year. I hope you find them useful or they spark new ideas to try with your students."
If it takes unplugging to learn how better to live plugged in, so be it. But let’s not mistake such experiments in asceticism for a sustainable way of life. For most of us, the modern world is full of gadgets and electronics, and we’d do better to reflect on how we can live there than to pretend we can live elsewhere.
"In episode 36 of the TeachThought Podcast, Terry Heick steals the microphone back from Drew and talks with Conrad Wolfram of the Wolfram Knowledge Engine fame. Heick and Wolfram discuss knowledge and how technology is changing how we think about it, including the concept of ‘content areas.’"
"When companies create tools that help educators teach students, parents can find themselves stretching to catch up. And when kids find, adopt, and even create their own technologies, well, that stretch can quickly become a scramble."
Peterborough Telegraph Udacity for iPhone and iPad Gives You Free Online Courses On the Go Lifehacker iOS: Udacity is already well known for hosting free, useful online classes in topics from robotics to computer science to mobile development.
By Larry Ferlazzo: An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, and Building Parent Engagement In Schools.
"Mobile learning is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. There are a variety of reasons for this, but many have to do with the accessibility of mobile devices, the savings associated with a mobile enabled learning program, and the convenience mobile learning affords the learner. In fact, today if there is a learning management system (or courses) that do not perform on mobile devices, it is borderline in-excusable. In five years time, it will be flat-out archaic."
"iPad apps are, and have always been, a big part of what makes the iPad such a powerful device. Great apps, and unique apps that you just don’t find anywhere else, are one of the hallmark features of the iPad. They have been since Day 1, and scores of great developers and publishers continue to produce apps that are exclusively for the iPad. Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday.
This week’s pick is Ziner – RSS Reader that believes in simplicity, supports Feedly. That’s way too long a name, so I’ll call it Ziner RSS Reader or just Ziner for the remainder of this post."
"When teaching, one of the great practical ways to inspire discussion, debate and higher order thinking skills is by categorisation/card sort exercises, ideally where a student can decide to put things in a certain order, and change their mind by moving their idea about depending on the discussion. Back in the ‘good old days’ (pre-iPad), I would spend ages making a card sort exercise – writing it out in Word, printing it, maybe laminating it (or if I was feeling lazy not bothering), cutting out all the cards and placing them in envelopes with paper clips on so they didn’t get lost. I’d then repeat this for however many sets I needed for the class. I’d feel my life force drain away in front of my eyes as I repeated this tortuous process for each of my classes, with the realisation that I still had a ton of stuff to mark and plan, but knowing that it would generate a good lesson of discussion, argument and discovery"
"Many of us using technology in the classroom find ourselves caught between two worlds: Apple and Google. Apple’s iPad is a fantastic tool in the classroom which provides students with various opportunities to consume, create, and communicate. Similar to a swiss-army knife, it is only limited by how we choose to use it. At the same time, Google apps provide students with cloud-based services, from search to document creation and sharing, that work seamlessly on iPad."
"Software, apps and more: Many schools that decide to adopt a 1:1 technology program may decide to invest in iPads or tablets for their students. Not only are these devices smaller than PCs, but there are many creative apps available for educators, many of them are even free. According to the blog, “Learning and Innovation,” here are some of the top ones you may want to check out."
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