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10 Student Learning Objectives For The Teacher Not So Sure About This Hour Of Code Thing

10 Student Learning Objectives For The Teacher Not So Sure About This Hour Of Code Thing | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST 10 Sample Student Learning Objectives For The Teacher That’s Not So Sure About This Hour Of Code Thing by TeachThought Staff You keep hearing about this hour of code thing, but you’re not a “hacker,” and aren’t real comfortable with teaching...
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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST 25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube
by TeachThought Staff
As both hardware and software design improve, the possibility of mobile learning is increasingly accessible.
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A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014

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TEST A Quick Guide To Teaching Hour Of Code 2014
by TeachThought Staff
What is Hour of Code?
Hour of Code is a week-long promotion of the teaching and learning of computer coding.
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Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On

Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education I recently visited Thetford Academy in Vermont (one of the few and interesting public-private academies in New England) where...
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Moving Beyond the Textbook

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Welcome to the days of OER, PLCs, and student-supported tech as education transitions from static textbooks to connect students' learning with the world around them.
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Most of Earth's carbon may be hidden in the planet's inner core, new model suggests

Most of Earth's carbon may be hidden in the planet's inner core, new model suggests | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
ANN ARBOR—As much as two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in the inner core, making it the planet's largest carbon reservoir, according to a new model that even its backers acknowledge is 'pro
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Graphene body armor: Twice the stopping power of Kevlar, at a fraction of the weight

Graphene body armor: Twice the stopping power of Kevlar, at a fraction of the weight | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Graphene, the wonder material that should rejuvenate almost every sphere of science and technology in the next decade or so, can add another application to its already exceedingly long list: bulletproof armor. US researchers have found that, by stacking sheets of graphene on top of each other, it has between eight and 10 times the stopping power of steel.


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Graphene, the wonder material that should rejuvenate almost every sphere of science and technology in the next decade or so, can add another application to its already exceedingly long list: bulletproof armor. US researchers have found that, by stacking sheets of graphene on top of each other, it has between eight and 10 times the stopping power of steel.


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The changing shape of world demographics

Animating the changing shape of the world population pyramid. For more multimedia content from The Economist visit our website: http://econ.st/1xqEZhX.


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Até a pirâmide demográfica está em crise!

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Spectacular changes in global demographics, a bit scaring to be honest

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Growth of the ageing population, population change as a whole

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The Living, Breathing Ocean

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Phytoplankton play an important role in governing elements contributing to the Earth’s ocean carbon cycle
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Evolving bacteria to produce more of all sorts of useful chemicals

Evolving bacteria to produce more of all sorts of useful chemicals | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Pushing evolution to get cells to make more of specific chemicals.
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Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards For

19 Free List of Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards For, #introduction #next #generation #science http://t.co/FRkuHJ9erq
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The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
I've just posted The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners, and thought I'd publish this companion post, too. Just as I'm interested in interviewing teachers who...
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A New Era for Student Assessment

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Standardized assessments, even when they include open-ended questions and are performance-based, only give us part of the picture of a student's readiness for college and career success.
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I think science will lead the way with developing a more comprehensive assessment system that is built from the classroom level out.

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4 Coding Resources From The Khan Academy

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TEST 4 Coding Resources From The Khan Academy by TeachThought Staff The Hour of Code–or rather, week of code that is itself composed of hours–began yesterday. There are, according to the HoC website, 75004 individual events happening worldwide,...
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New from NSTA: Quick Reference Guides to the Next Generation Science Standards

New from NSTA: Quick Reference Guides to the Next Generation Science Standards | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

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Three Connections to Aid in Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards

Three Connections to Aid in Understanding the Next Generation Science Standards | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
By Rebecca McLelland-Crawley The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) bring a new level of rigor and scientific problem solving to our classrooms.
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Obama Administration to Launch Global Warming Education Initiative - U.S. News & World Report

Obama Administration to Launch Global Warming Education Initiative - U.S. News & World Report | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The administration wants students and teachers to toe the line on climate change.
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Don't think toe the line is the correct description. What about become discerning consumers of information in order to reach justifiable conclusions?

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Old World Fruit Bats Use Unique Form of Echolocation, Click Sounds From Wings

Old World Fruit Bats Use Unique Form of Echolocation, Click Sounds From Wings | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

Old World fruit bats, also known as the flying foxes or megabats, are members of the family Pteropodidae, which contains 41 genera and about 170 species. These bats are restricted to the Old World in a tropical and subtropical distribution, ranging no further than the eastern Mediterranean and South Asia, and are absent from northwest Africa, southwest Australia, a majority of the Palearctic region, and all of the Western Hemisphere.


In search of the origin of bat echolocation, Dr Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University and his colleagues studied how Old World fruit bats, long classified as non-echolocating, orient in darkness.


They selected a total of 19 wild individuals representing three fruit bat species to find that all of them used click-based echo sensing.


“I was surprised by the fact that all of the fruit bats we recorded clicked and by the fact that clicks are produced by the wings,” said Dr Yovel, who is the senior author of the paper published in the journal Current Biology.


“We did all we could to prove it wrong, including sealing the bats’ mouths and anesthetizing their tongues, but nothing stopped them from clicking, except for when we interfered with their wing flaps.”


Further study showed that two of the three species – the Cave nectar bat (Eonycteris spelaea) and the Lesser short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) – increased their clicking rate by a factor of three to five or even more when placed in a dark tunnel, implying that the clicks are a natural behavior for the bats.


Tests of the bats’ ability to find their way in the dark showed that they do have echolocation abilities, although they are poorer than those of other echolocating species.


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The human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light - ScienceBlog.com

The human eye can see 'invisible' infrared light - ScienceBlog.com | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
December 2, 2014 Brain & Behavior, Health Any science textbook will tell you we can’t see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual […]
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Cows with human chromosomes can now produce large amounts of human antibodies

Cows with human chromosomes can now produce large amounts of human antibodies | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

Humans have been using antibody therapies to treat infectious disease for more than 100 years. Blood plasma from influenza survivors administered to sick patients in 1912 may have contributed to their dramatic turnaround. In the years since, immune proteins from survivors have been administered to infected individuals in an attempt to combat diseases like Lassa fever, SARS, and even Ebola. 


It’s hard, however, to find survivors who can donate plasma containing these lifesaving immune proteins. Now, a team led by researchers at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in Frederick, Maryland, has used genetically engineered cows to produce large amounts of human antibodies against hantavirus, an often deadly disease mainly transmitted from rodents to people. In animal models, at least, these antibodies provided robust protection against the virus, opening the door to therapies to treat and prevent hantavirus, for which there is no cure. The bioproduction technique also holds promise for generating antibodies against other infectious agents.  


The work is preliminary and needs to be tested in people, but the team calls it a “proof-of-concept” that human antibodies can be grown in animals and retain their activity against disease. “I’m personally very excited about it. I think that this offers potential for treatment of patients with hantavirus infection,” says Greg Mertz, an infectious disease specialist at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, who was not involved in the research. “If you extrapolate this to other diseases, there are some where this approach might be promising.”


The USAMRIID researchers, led by virologist Jay Hooper, teamed up with SAB Biotherapeutics in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to use genetically engineered cows that, when presented with an antigen, could produce fully human polyclonal antibodies against both the Sin Nombre hantavirus strain, first isolated from the Four Corners region of the southwestern United Sates, and the Andes hantavirus strain, which is prevalent in Chile. There, it infects an average of 55 people annually and kills about a third of them. After a lengthy incubation period and a few days of fever and muscle aches, the virus attacks the lungs and often causes acute respiratory failure leading to death. There is no cure, and the experimental vaccines would be logistically challenging to use even if they passed clinical trials.


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These Engineered Monsters Teach Us About How Evolution Works--And Where It Fails

These Engineered Monsters Teach Us About How Evolution Works--And Where It Fails | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

By altering the genes that control how a body grows, scientists are examining which mutations can change a species, and which will just destroy it.


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Smithsonian Science Education Center - Middle School Teaching Resources

Smithsonian Science Education Center - Middle School Teaching Resources | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
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Nice collection of resources for teaching MS science from the Smithsonian Science Education Center

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Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Find a new dimension to maker education with an un-makerspace, a classroom set up for dismantling obsolete technology to investigate how it works.
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Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Explore this educator's guide to open educational resources (OER) for information about online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open alternatives to textbooks.
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New from NSTA: Quick Reference Guides to the Next Generation Science Standards

New from NSTA: Quick Reference Guides to the Next Generation Science Standards | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
RT @bethbonvie: New from @NSTA: Quick Reference Guides to the Next Generation Science Standards #NGSS http://t.co/EYL0cYJWCK #scichat
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