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Seattle Wants Its Own No Child Left Behind Waiver - Education Week News (blog)

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Science says: Here’s how to reach every student brain | eSchool News | eSchool News

Science says: Here’s how to reach every student brain | eSchool News | eSchool News | Science Education | Scoop.it
A neuroscience and education expert explains why certain classroom practices work and some don't, and it all has to do with the brain.
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In new course, students will design with microbes - Penn Current

Penn Current In new course, students will design with microbes Penn Current Telhan connected with Karen Hogan, an instructional lab coordinator in the Biology Department who at the time was co-teaching a microbiology course with Mecky Pohlschröder,...
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Biologist and students develop iPad nature app ...

Biologist and students develop iPad nature app ... | Science Education | Scoop.it
"Loyola University New Orleans biologist Aimée K. Thomas, Ph.D., is helping college students teach younger children the wonders of nature through an iPad app they helped create.
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Artistic Education Has 'Real-World' Value - Science News - redOrbit

Artistic Education Has 'Real-World' Value - Science News - redOrbit | Science Education | Scoop.it
While politicians and policy experts seem to be pushing for more students to embrace math and science at the expense of the arts, a new study from Michigan State University supports the notion that an artistic education has so-called ‘real world’...
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The Consequence of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services

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PNAS Early Edition: Tapping unsustainable groundwater stores for agricultural production in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas, projections to 2110

PNAS Early Edition: Tapping unsustainable groundwater stores for agricultural production in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas, projections to 2110 | Science Education | Scoop.it

This is an interesting, OA article.The authors project how agricultural productivity in the American midwest would be affected by various changes in the way water is withdrawn from the High Plains Aquifer. They conclude that more restricted water withdrawals now would have a big, positive effect for food production in the future, in part because of the expected increases in crop water use efficiency.

 

In their words, "Water use reductions of 20% today would cut agricultural production to the levels of 15–20 y ago, the time of peak agricultural production would extend to the 2070s, and production beyond 2070 would significantly exceed that projected without reduced pumping. Scenarios evaluate incremental reductions of current pumping by 20–80%, the latter rate approaching natural recharge. Findings substantiate that saving more water today would result in increased net production due to projected future increases in crop water use efficiencies. Society has an opportunity now to make changes with tremendous implications for future sustainability and livability."

 


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Breeding mutant crops widespread

Breeding mutant crops widespread | Science Education | Scoop.it
Crop breeders increasingly are using radiation and gene-altering chemicals to mutate seeds, creating new plant varieties with better yields - all without regulation.
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48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science

48 iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Geography / Earth Science | Science Education | Scoop.it
After a year or two of tinkering and experimenting with apps for teaching / learning Geography, I have (finally) compiled this list of what I deem to be the most useful iPad apps for teaching Geogr...

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Science students need lab experience, but it's nearly impossible to get - The Guardian

Science students need lab experience, but it's nearly impossible to get - The Guardian | Science Education | Scoop.it
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Science students should be encouraged to experiment and learn through experiments.
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Spain Considers Release Of Genetically Modified Olive Fruit Flies

Spain Considers Release Of Genetically Modified Olive Fruit Flies | Science Education | Scoop.it
The flies, created by the same company that has tested genetically modified mosquitos, are designed to crash local populations of the pest.
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Project-based learning could help attract and retain women in STEM, study suggests | Inside Higher Ed

Project-based learning could help attract and retain women in STEM, study suggests | Inside Higher Ed | Science Education | Scoop.it
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Ofsted | Science teaching must maintain pupils' curiosity

Ofsted | Science teaching must maintain pupils' curiosity | Science Education | Scoop.it
RT @SCORE_news: Ofsted report says support and improve practical sci in schs for best learning outcomes: http://t.co/ZvffQAA6Cr
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National Science Foundation Slowly Turning STEM to STEAM

National Science Foundation Slowly Turning STEM to STEAM | Science Education | Scoop.it
The data points for moving STEM to STEAM are becoming clearer, and the urgency of revisiting the current pedagogy used in pre-schools, K-12, and our universities, obvious.
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Science: The Consequence of Tree Pests and Diseases for Ecosystem Services

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Site '14: STEAM think: how we can save science education - Brown Daily Herald

Site '14: STEAM think: how we can save science education - Brown Daily Herald | Science Education | Scoop.it
The current system for teaching science portrays the subject as opaque, focused on minutiae and intentionally difficult to learn.
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Teaching as a design science in learning and technology

Keynote presentation from the CDE’s Research and Innovation in Distance Education and eLearning conference, held at Senate House London on 19 October 2012. C

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