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Why is it that students always seem to understand, but then never remember?

Why is it that students always seem to understand, but then never remember? | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Preamble I’ve had a week to think about what direction I’d like to take with this blog, and what questions or issues it should take on.  Do I focus just on mathematics?  Do I look at systemic issue...

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A fascinating read about why students always seem to understand, but then never remember by the excellent @Kris_Boulton

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Seven principles of learning better from cognitive science

Seven principles of learning better from cognitive science | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it

"I just finished one of the best books I’ve read on the science of learning ..."

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Building Mind-Controlled Gadgets Just Got Easier - IEEE Spectrum

Building Mind-Controlled Gadgets Just Got Easier - IEEE Spectrum | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
A new brain-computer interface lets DIYers access their brain waves
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Molecular Workbench - STEM Based Resources | Concord Consortium & NSF

Molecular Workbench - STEM Based Resources | Concord Consortium & NSF | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Molecular Workbench provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science.

 

Visual, Interactive Simulations for Teaching & Learning Science
FREE AND OPEN SOURCEHundreds of Simulations

Explore physics, chemistry, biology,
biotechnology, and nanotechnology.

 

 Embedded Assessments

Real-time reports provide a complete view of student learning progression.

 

 

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Customize any model or create one from scratch with powerful modeling tools.

    


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This "FREE World Class STEM features enables it to support a wide range of instructional strategies such as inquiry-based, discovery-based, and problem-based learning in the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.


Outstanding!

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5 Engaging Educational Apps To Spark Students’ Interest in STEM

5 Engaging Educational Apps To Spark Students’ Interest in STEM | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
  Are secondary school kids ready to study university-level STEM subjects when they graduate? With STEM skills increasingly becoming a requirement amongst certain employers, this question is p...

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"Active learning" in college STEM courses--meta-analysis

"Scott Freeman and his associates (Freeman et al, 2014) conducted a meta-analysis of 225 studies of college instruction that compared “traditional lecturing” vs. “active learning” in STEM courses. (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math.) Student performance on exams increased by about half a standard deviation. Students in the traditional lecture classes were 1.5 times as likely to fail as students in the active learning classes.

Previous studies of college course interventions have been criticized on methodological grounds. For example, classes would experience either traditional lecture or active learning, but no effort would be made to evaluate whether the students were equivalently prepared when they started the class. Freeman et al. categorized the studies in their meta-analysis by methodological rigor, and reported that the size of the benefit was not different among studies of high or low quality. "

 

Link to Freeman et al, 2014:

http://iteachem.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Freeman-S-Proc-Natl-Acad-Sci-USA-2014-Active-learning-increases-student-performance-in-science-engineering-and-mathematics.pdf

 

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Top 50 Science Teacher Blogs | Best Blogs by Science Teachers

Top 50 Science Teacher Blogs | Best Blogs by Science Teachers | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Find the top science teacher blogs that share insights on teaching science, useful classroom resources, and ideas for effective science education.
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The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes"

The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes" | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
What can we learn from people with the genetics to get sick — who don’t? With most inherited diseases, only some family members will develop the disease, while others who carry the same genetic risks dodge it. Stephen Friend suggests we start studying those family members who stay healthy. Hear about the Resilience Project, a massive effort to collect genetic materials that may help decode inherited disorders.
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Giving students a first taste of mathematics research

Giving students a first taste of mathematics research | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
"No one could figure out what a math lab was. Doesn’t a laboratory have Erlenmeyer flasks and things? Where are the flasks? Where’s the equipment in mathematics?” So observes Professor Haynes Mille...
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The Institute of Making

The Institute of Making | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
The Institute of Making is a cross-disciplinary research club for those interested in the made world: from makers of molecules to makers of buildings, synthetic skin to spacecraft, soup to diamonds, socks to cities.
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Games in the Mathematics Classroom

Games in the Mathematics Classroom | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Educational app developer and guest blogger Patrick Feeney looks at what makes a good math gaming app and lists some of his favorite puzzles that engage students while teaching them effectively.

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6 Things To Consider For Online STEM Learning - Edudemic

6 Things To Consider For Online STEM Learning - Edudemic | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
From millions in White House grants to private tech companies’ awareness programs, the push is on to engage students in the critically important fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career possibilities. It’s a hot button issue. The demand for well-educated students, especially in the STEM fields is growing with no signs of slowing …
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11 Vintage Science Charts and Diagrams

11 Vintage Science Charts and Diagrams | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Charts and diagrams have long been used to help visualize various aspects of science, and vintage infographics provide a look at what learning was like a hundred years ago. Students could find these charming illustrations in textbooks, classroom posters, and even inside cigarette packs.
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Some beautiful examples here!

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40 Of The Best Science Podcasts For Mobile Learning

40 Of The Best Science Podcasts For Mobile Learning | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
40 Of The Best Science Podcasts For Mobile Learning

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | MindShift

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | MindShift | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:25 PM

This is a nice infographic on the inquiry learning process.

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10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine

10 talks on the future of stem cell medicine | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Will the next generation think about diseases like Alzheimer’s and diabetes the way we think about polio and the whooping cough? Susan Solomon, the co-founder of the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), certainly hopes so.

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, June 27, 2013 4:11 AM

This is a great collection of talks from TED! Highly recommended!

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 A collection of TED talks highly recommended by Jacob Blumenthal

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This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun

This Is The Physics Lesson Of The Future, And It Looks Insanely Fun | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Local Projects teams up with the New York Hall of Science to build an app that reveals the physics of the playground.
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If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? - Issue 14: Mutation - Nautilus

If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist? - Issue 14: Mutation - Nautilus | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
In less than five milliseconds, a Hydromantes salamander can launch its tongue—including the muscles, cartilage, and part of its…
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IXL Maths | Online maths practice and lessons

IXL Maths | Online maths practice and lessons | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
IXL is the Web's most comprehensive maths practice site. Popular among educators and families, IXL provides unlimited questions in more than 2,500 topics. An adaptive learning system features games and awards, inspiring students to achieve.
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The technology of touch

The technology of touch | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
As we move through the world, we have an innate sense of how things feel -- the sensations they produce on our skin and how our bodies orient to them. Can technology leverage this? In this fun, fascinating TED-Ed lesson, learn about the field of haptics, and how it could change everything from the way we shop online to how dentists learn the telltale feel of a cavity.
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SMART Tests - Specific Mathematics Assessment that Reveal Thinking

SMART Tests - Specific Mathematics Assessment that Reveal Thinking | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
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"A 'smart-test' is a specific mathematics assessment that reveals thinking. These innovative tests, which are accessed through an intelligent on-line environment, provide teachers with an informative diagnosis of their students' conceptual understanding of most of the topics in junior secondary school mathematics. The research-based diagnosis is provided back to teachers immediately. This information is concise enough to be readily useable by teachers, deep enough to make a real difference to lesson content, and is linked to targeted teaching resources."

 

Stacey, K., Price, B., Gvozdenko, E., Steinle, V., & Chick, H. (2011). Specific Mathematics Assessments that Reveal Thinking. Retrieved May 27, 2014 from http://www.smart-test.edu.au/teacher/

 

Also see: http://www.smartvic.com/smart/usesmart/purpose.htm

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STEM Video Game Challenge

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Design and build a video game in in the STEM Video Game Challenge and you could win great prizes for yourself and your school!
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CSIRO Science Image Collection - free to download under a Creative Commons License

CSIRO Science Image Collection - free to download under a Creative Commons License | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
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Science Image is an image library specialising in science and nature images. It is presented by CSIRO, Australia's major science research organisation. All images are free to download under a Creative Commons license.
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Science Matters » Blog Archive » Weather@Home – produce climate model simulations in your own home

Science Matters » Blog Archive » Weather@Home – produce climate model simulations in your own home | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it

Got a computer? An internet connection? You can now run climate model simulations in your own home, and help scientists find the causes of the record temperatures and drought that hit Australia and New Zealand in 2013.

The Weather@Home online climate experiment is created by a group of scientists from the University of Melbourne, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of Oxford, the UK Met Office, the University of Tasmania, and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in NZ.

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Augmented Reality App Allows Museum Audiences To "X-Ray" Artwork | The Creators Project

Augmented Reality App Allows Museum Audiences To "X-Ray" Artwork | The Creators Project | Innovative and engaging practices in Mathematics and Science | Scoop.it
Second Canvas, the new app from Madpixel, allows visitors of the Museo Del Prado to dive beneath the surfaces of masterpieces.
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