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See where women outnumber men around the world (and why)

See where women outnumber men around the world (and why) | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
"A new study maps the population gaps between men and women around the world."
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Laura Lee Smith's comment, September 7, 2015 7:19 PM
This is actually something I discussed a while back with a friend of mine who is from Russia, how there is such a huge lack of marriageable men that women there consider being a mail order bride a good alternative to spinsterhood.
Laura Lee Smith's comment, September 7, 2015 7:19 PM
This is actually something I discussed a while back with a friend of mine who is from Russia, how there is such a huge lack of marriageable men that women there consider being a mail order bride a good alternative to spinsterhood.
Cohen Adkins's curator insight, September 8, 2015 4:59 PM

Its amazing how well balanced some countries are with the ratio of men to women how ever some of the 3rd world countries are off balance but not to an extreme.

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Sensing STEAM: 30+ Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain

Sensing STEAM: 30+ Awesome STEAM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ Kids can feed their senses while they play & learn with these awesome STEAM activities. 30+ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math projects!”
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5 Good Online Educational Resources from the Smithsonian Museums

5 Good Online Educational Resources from the Smithsonian Museums | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it

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A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers - Edutopia

A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers - Edutopia | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
"The reason I'm sharing this is because I want great things for your children and I want to give you every resource to encourage your daughters to get high paying, successful STEM careers if that's their passion. I want you to teach them about facing challenges, standing up to barriers, and to NEVER give up on their dreams. (My doctoral dissertation was rejected three times)."
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Making in the classroom is a political stance - Sylvia Libow MArtinez @smartinez

Making in the classroom is a political stance - Sylvia Libow MArtinez @smartinez | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ When I talk about the maker movement in schools I do talk about tools and spaces, but I try to make the point that it’s about giving agency to kids in a system that most often considers students to be objects of change, rather than agents of change. One of our reasons for writing the book Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom was to try to create momentum for the return of progressive principles of education, principles that have been yanked away from kids and teachers by politicians, corporations, and Silicon Valley gurus who think they know how to fix everything with an app.”
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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.”
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Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 2015 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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#STEM #Education #Teachers #CTE #SkillsGap #Training

Marianne Hart's curator insight, August 29, 2015 8:39 PM

Excellent resource for P-BL.

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Who Owns Antarctica?


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Blake Joseph's curator insight, April 24, 2015 3:48 PM

With Antarctica being the coldest, driest, and most isolated continent on earth, it is surprising that 51 different countries own pieces of land on it. As of now, the lands there can only be used strictly for scientific research, but I presume that treaty will not be in effect forever. Hidden resources yet to be discovered and future technology and is bound to give us some reason to permanently settle in this barren land someday. Discovering oil or minerals would be a good bet, as it was a leading factor in causing Dubai to form in the Arabian Desert, or the city of Perth in Western Australia. A healthy fishing industry could even help support future economies there. While weather has always been an important factor in human colonization, it does not make a place totally inhospitable. If economies can form in places like Barrow, Alaska and Longyearbyen, Norway, I don't see future  settlements in Antarctica as an impossibility.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 25, 2015 5:20 PM

In reality, no one own Antarctica for now. However, it is governed under the Antarctica treaty of 1959.  There are a few reasons why no one has been claimed Antarctica, one being that is has extremely cold temperatures that drop to -122 °F. The continent also has a vast amount of thick ice that is 3 miles deep and covers its surface. In addition, it would be very costly to explore these regions and difficult to build infrastructure and transport food due to the cold temperatures and frozen seas. The Antarctica treaty of 1959 is an international agreement which states that no one cannot own the Antarctica. However, some countries have claimed some part of Antarctica. These designated areas are only to be used for scientific research purposes. Also, since an international agreement has been putted in place, Antarctica cannot be used for military purposes. The agreement also stresses freedom of scientific investigation but prohibits nuclear testing and waste disposal in Antarctica. This research has helped scientists discover new truths about global problems, climate change, and geology. 

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, May 1, 2015 4:16 PM

It will be interesting to see what happens to Antartica as the climate shifts and continues to get warmer.  What is under the frozen tundra?  Will it be something of a natural resource or mineral?  I think this is when the fight will get real about the slice of pie and how much each has.  

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth

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“How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth's core? And what would you see along the way? Discover what lies beneath...”
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 30, 2015 9:56 PM

Check out this interactive graphic that will allow you to see what happens as one moves from the earth's crust to the center of the earth. Learners will discover how far it is to the center as well as discovering just what is under the crust. As you travel down you will notice that scale changes.You will also see what happens as you drop down in the oceans. Consider using this with an earth science class to learn more about our planet on the inside.

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Ripped Apart - An iPad App About the Civil War - iPad Apps for School

Ripped Apart - An iPad App About the Civil War - iPad Apps for School | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ Ripped Apart is a free iPad app from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The app is a game in which students play the role of a Smithsonian intern tasked with examining documents and photographs in order to determine where they came from and what they say about the Civil War. Through the game students will learn learn about significant people in the Antebellum and Civil War eras. Students will learn about leading abolitionists, secessionists, and officers on both sides of the Civil War. As they move through the game students will add notes in the app. Those notes should help them solve the mysteries in the game.”
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The Language of Maps Kids Should Know

The Language of Maps Kids Should Know | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“The vocabulary and concepts of maps kids should learn to enhance their map-skills & geography awareness. Concise definitions with clear illustrations.”
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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 30, 2014 8:54 AM

This article helps give an early start to map skill implementation - even at the earliest levels.

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wereldvak's curator insight, July 6, 2014 2:53 PM

De taal van de kaart: welke  woordenschat hebben kinderen nodig om de kaart te kunnen lezen?

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Free Technology for Teachers: 19 Educational Games About U.S. Civics

Free Technology for Teachers: 19 Educational Games About U.S. Civics | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
"iCivics is an excellent source of educational games that offer lessons in civics. Since its launch a few years ago, iCivics has steadily grown to the point that it now contains nineteen educational games for students. All of the games require students to take on a decision making role. To succeed in the games students have to apply their understanding of the rules and functions local, state, or Federal government. Some games require an understanding of the U.S. court system and or the Constitution."
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iCivics educational games offering lessons in civics

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App #52: USA Illustrated Atlas - teachingwithipad.org

App #52: USA Illustrated Atlas - teachingwithipad.org | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
"Here is a brand new app that both teachers and students will enjoy. USA illustrated Atlas ($1.99, iTunes link) is a USA map app that features six different interactive maps plus four different review fun games the kids can play after the material is learnt."
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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."
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Free Environmental Curriculum from Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation : K-9

Free Environmental Curriculum from Think Earth Environmental Education Foundation : K-9 | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it

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What We Learn from Making - Harvard Graduate School of Education

What We Learn from Making - Harvard Graduate School of Education | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
"What are the real benefits of a maker-centered approach to learning? It’s often described as a way to incubate STEM skills or drive technical innovation — and it is probably both of these. But as a new report from Project Zero’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution. In a white paper [PDF] marking the end of its second year, Agency by Design (AbD) finds that among the benefits that may accrue along the maker ed path, the most striking is the sense of inspiration that students take away — a budding understanding of themselves as actors in their community, empowered “to engage with and shape the designed dimensions of their worlds.”
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5 Great Tips from the MakerSpace Playbook - BAM! Radio Network #makered

5  Great Tips from the MakerSpace Playbook - BAM! Radio Network #makered | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ Our guest literally wrote the playbook on starting and running a MakerSpace. In this segment he shares some inside tips. Follow: @dalepd @travislape @nmhs_lms @bamradionetwork”
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Starting a Makerspace on a Budget? Here’s The Equipment You’ll Need

Starting a Makerspace on a Budget? Here’s The Equipment You’ll Need | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“Most of the things that involve computers are solitary endeavors. Writing. Programming. Building electronics projects. It's not unheard of for creative-minded geeks to lock themselves away for days at a time, isolated from the world, and hack away on their projects. But the problem is, that's not particularly healthy. People are social animals who crave…”
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Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning - Exploratorium | Coursera

Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning - Exploratorium | Coursera | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students' interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities, effective facilitation strategies and environmental organization.”
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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer - TeachThought

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer - TeachThought | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t! When students let their brains take a break over the summer, they can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break.”
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The Smithsonian's Civil War Mystery App - ClassTechTips.com

The Smithsonian's Civil War Mystery App - ClassTechTips.com | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ The Smithsonian has released a new app this year to help students learn about the Civil War. This iPad app is perfect for middle and high school students exploring this time period and using primary source documents in their studies. Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery takes users through the artifacts stored at the Smithsonian and presents information on themes associated with this time period. It’s a great way to introduce students to the Civil War or build upon the knowledge they already have. Whether this app is used to supplement traditional resources in your school or recommended as an at home extension for families with iPads, Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery can boost student engagement.”
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This Louisiana radio station likes their news 'en Franglais'

This Louisiana radio station likes their news 'en Franglais' | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“For more than half a century, one small commercial radio station has been keeping French alive in the bayous of Louisiana.”
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Eden Eaves's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:24 PM

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Since 1953, this small radio station located in Ville Platte has been working to make sure the French speaking population in Louisiana does not deplete anymore; going from about one million in 1960 to less than 200 thousand in 2010. The station is interactive receiving calls from people sharing stories of their childhood and old memories that relate to the word or phrase of the day.

 

I think this is a great way to preserve the culture and common language of a community in a fun, interesting way that will keep listeners "tuned in" for years to come.   

Alex Lewis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:07 AM

This radio station is promoting the cultural history or Louisiana. Louisiana was originally French,  but was given to America in the 1700s. Most people in Louisiana could speak French fluently. Now, only roughly 175,000 native speakers are present. KVPI speaks in French and English, which keeps the French language alive in Louisiana.

                                        -A.L.

Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:47 PM

In Ville Platte, a small, most French speaking town in Louisiana, a radio station, called KVPI (Keeping Ville Platte Informed), is trying hard to keep the language alive. Since French was banned from the classrooms in the 1920s, the decline of the unique Louisiana dialect has increased. KVPI speaks in a combina of English and Louisiana French in hopes to fight the downward trend and pass on the language to many more generations.

 

This is article is related to cultural patterns and processes through folk culture and language, by addressing these issues and the attempts to solve them. The traditional language of the area, which is part of the folk culture, is being replaced by the common language of the country as a whole, English. The English language has been spread with pop culture across the world through globalization and the smaller languages and cultures are often lost in the switch. KVPI has made it their goal to defend against that, so the unique folk culture of Louisiana will continue.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 19 Educational Games About U.S. Civics

Free Technology for Teachers: 19 Educational Games About U.S. Civics | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
"iCivics is an excellent source of educational games that offer lessons in civics. Since its launch a few years ago, iCivics has steadily grown to the point that it now contains nineteen educational games for students. All of the games require students to take on a decision making role. To succeed in the games students have to apply their understanding of the rules and functions local, state, or Federal government. Some games require an understanding of the U.S. court system and or the Constitution."
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iCivics educational games offering lessons in civics

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15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips)

15 Apps for Exploring the World (Virtual Field Trips) | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“One of the fantastic parts about using mobile devices in your classroom is giving students the ability to explore locations that might be difficult for a field trip. Children can access informatio...”
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Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia

Travel the World from Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips - Edutopia | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
“ Not every school has the resources necessary to take their students on an airplane . . . or spaceship. The iPad can bring the world to your students' fingertips in ways never before possible. Many na”
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Mike Dilger's curator insight, May 15, 2014 6:38 PM

Use the iPad as a window on the world. Visit the Louvre or under the ocean.  Possibilities are endless.  If you haven't considered this approach to your classroom then read this post for some ideas.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 16, 2014 9:54 AM

Are you looking for ways to connect your students to various locations around the planet?  Checkout this list of apps compiled by Edutopia that takes you to various historical and geographical locations.  You may even find yourself in outer space too.  

 

Thanks to John Evans for sharing this article from Edutopia.  

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Coast to Coast: Baseball Hall of Fame Geography Lessons

Coast to Coast:  Baseball Hall of Fame Geography Lessons | STEM/Social Studies | Scoop.it
The history of baseball reflects the story of expansion in the United States. New cities have emerged and modern stadiums have been built as a growing population fueled the popularity of our National Pastime. The result is an extensive network of baseball teams at every level - from the major leagues to the little leagues - that represent the communities and environments in which they play. Everything from jersey colors, names, and symbols to the foods served at ballparks reflects the local landscape and culture of baseball teams. A simple game that began with a bat and ball is now a comprehensive case study of how people and geography are interrelated. All of the lessons and activities have been prepared to accompany "Geography: Baseball Coast to Coast." You will find that the curriculum is organized into three levels: Level 1 for elementary school students, Level 2 for middle school students, and Level 3 for high school students.
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