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DoodleBook - Drawing to Learn in Science

Bring science to life by creating drawings, comics, and doodles
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Check this out!!! What a terrific project!!

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Quiver - 3D Coloring App

Quiver - 3D Coloring App | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Formerly colAR Mix, the original augmented reality coloring app!
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I want to play with this idea!

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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning
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There are some great resources on this list. Some are familiar and others are ones I'll definitely be checking out. 

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Technology Outlook > STEM+ Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium

Technology Outlook > STEM+ Education 2013-2018 | The New Media Consortium | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

The Technology Outlook for STEM+ Education 2013-2018: An NMC Horizon Project Sector Analysis was released as a collaborative effort between the New Media Consortium (NMC), the Centro Superior para la Enseñanza Virtual (CSEV), Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica y de Control at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Education Society (IEEE). This report will inform education leaders about significant developments in technologies supporting STEM+ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.

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This is on my definite to check out list. 

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- Top 50 Math Sites and Apps

- Top 50 Math Sites and Apps | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

July 12, 2013 By: David Kapuler 

 Recently my lists have started to change and instead of focusing on sites I've been focusing more on apps, as "mobile learning" has really taken off.  I decided to start posting my favorite apps and sites for different subjects.  Below are my favorites for math. This list is in alphabetical order. -

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For those of you who like to have a variety of apps and sites on hand!

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Bringing LEGO into the classroom…

Bringing LEGO into the classroom… | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
If you are a teacher who would like to use LEGO in the classroom, check out this comprehensive guide on what is available for LEGO education purposes!
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We had a play day with our new robotics kit yesterday afternoon -- complete with the grilling of hotdogs, fresh fruit salad, green salad, and all the toppings one could want on a hot dog!  I realize that there are soooo many ways to play and create!!! -- I'll be scouting for more free robotics ideas!!

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VISTA brings problem-based approach to science learning - William and Mary News

VISTA brings problem-based approach to science learning - William and Mary News | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
William and Mary News VISTA brings problem-based approach to science learning William and Mary News That, at least, is the hope behind the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA), a program that teaches teachers how to...

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Give kids a problem ...

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Howtosmile.org: Search, Collect, and Share

Howtosmile.org: Search, Collect, and Share | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Search, Collect, and Share! Find fun, high-quality STEM informal learning
activities from science centers and museums from across the United
States that are designed for educators who work with a diversity of
kids.
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From Site: SMILE is an online collection of math and science activities available to anyone, free of charge. We are also a community of educators who contribute, use, and comment on activities at howtosmile.org.

SMILE stands for Science and Math Informal Learning Educators; we are a pathway (an audience-specific branch) of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL.org).

SMILE's learning activities, tools, and services are available to all but are designed especially for those who teach school-aged children in non-classroom settings (like museums, zoos, aquaria, and afterschool or outdoor education programs). SMILE is dedicated to bringing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities developed by informal science organizations around the country to the wider informal educator community, while encouraging that community to both use and contribute to SMILE's growing collection.

Heading up the project are Darrell Porcello and Sherry Hsi (Lawrence Hall of Science), Erin Van Rheenen (Exploratorium), Preeti Gupta (New York Hall of Science), Keith Braafladt (Science Museum of Minnesota), Cheryl McCallum (Children's Museum of Houston) and Margaret Glass (Association of Science-Technology Centers).

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Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators | Digital Learning Environments

Web 2.0 Tools for Math Educators | Digital Learning Environments | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

By Laura Turner

 

"This is a continuing series on Web2.0 and other web-based tools for educators. This information is specific to math educators, but there is some crossover into science. Math educators will find a large number of useable interactive companion web sites for the teaching of math concepts and skills."

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 5, 2013 12:34 PM

A curted list of 43 web 2.0 tools, most with a brief description

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Explore the Collection at the Rijksmuseum

Explore the Collection at the Rijksmuseum | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
The Rijksmuseum, the National Dutch Museum, has revamped its website and now provides an amazing new way to explore the museum's collection.You can look by theme, author, date, special exhibits, an...
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"Be sure to visit the museum’s website and sign up for an account, which allows for greater access to research and downloadable imagery."  Enjoy!

  
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Museums Open Doors to Informal Math Learning

Museums Open Doors to Informal Math Learning | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
A new museum in New York City, along with math exhibits in other museums, are designed to infuse fun into learning.

"Changing perceptions is our goal," said Cindy Lawrence, the co-executive director of MoMath, as it's quickly become known. "From the minute people walk in the door, we try to highlight the creative side of math: that it's colorful, it's beautiful, it's exploratory, fun and engaging. None of these are words people typically associate with math."

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Love this -- embedding learning in life! Saw a similar article about museums and Maker Spaces on Sylvia's Tinkering ScoopIt http://makered.org/tag/museums/ ; I'll rescoop it in a bit.

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Science Weekly Podcast: Daniel Dennett's tools for thinking

Science Weekly Podcast: Daniel Dennett's tools for thinking | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Daniel Dennett discusses his new book Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking, and Vivienne Parry previews the Cheltenham Science Festival

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The NMC, ISTE, and HP Launch the HP Catalyst Academy | The New Media Consortium

The NMC, ISTE, and HP Launch the HP Catalyst Academy | The New Media Consortium | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

An unprecedented global collaboration designed to accelerate STEMx* education was announced by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®)and the New Media Consortium (NMC).

The 2013 HP Catalyst Summit in São Paulo, attended by more than 120 educators and policy leaders from 15 countries, marks the launch of the HP Catalyst Academy, designed to accelerate STEMx education, transform teaching practices and continue to close the global skills gap.

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I may have posted this but it is worth a second post!  This was posted on Taking It Global - The partnership gets richer!

HP Catalyst Academy Fellowship

We are proud to announce that TakingITGlobal's co-founder and Director of Technology, Michael Furdyk, was chosen as one of fifteen inaugural fellows in theHP Catalyst Academy. As part of this program, TIGed will offer a STEM+ professional learning mini-course to educators around the world called "Challenge-based Learning on Climate Change". This self-directed course will be offered on a monthly basis starting in July, and will be free of charge. If you are interested in participating, please email us at education@takingitglobal.org to be notified when our sign-up process goes live. Thanks to our friends at HP, ISTE, and New Media Consortium for making this program possible!

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STEM Needs a New Letter

STEM Needs a New Letter | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Science, technology, engineering, math—and arts and design

.....In order to bridge the chasm between abstract idea and utility, some educators are advocating for an expansion of the popular STEM acronym—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, the list of skills many experts believe more students need. They believe STEM should include the letter 'A' for "art and design." As Margaret Honey, CEO of the New York Hall of Science commented in an STEAM workshop at the Rhode Island School of Design, "It’s not about adding on arts education. It’s about fundamentally changing education to incorporate the experimentation and exploration that is at the heart of effective education."

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This was passed on by our college advisor --- Good article from the Atlantic

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Mozilla's Web Literacy Standards Released

Mozilla's Web Literacy Standards Released | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Mozilla has just released its set of Web Literacy Standards and it's something that everyone who uses the web personally or in the classroom needs to look at and try to understand. Many people are ...
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Interesting and easy to navigate web literacy. I'd like to correlate them to the ISTE or CCSS standards --- just for fun.

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Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Aims to Help Students Get a Jumpstart on College -- THE Journal

Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Aims to Help Students Get a Jumpstart on College -- THE Journal | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
High school students can take college-level courses -- for free! -- plus win a chance to appear in a video with veteran science educator and TV personality Bill Nye the Science Guy, thanks to a new program from Sophia.org.
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I've been looking for a way to enhance our STEM curriculum on a limited budget. I'll be checking this out! Should be interesting.

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Teacher's Notes for Face It!

Teacher's Notes for Face It! | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

Show Me: Face It!8/16/2013 By:In celebration of the birth of the new British heir, let’s take a trip to London and visit the National Portrait Gallery. Before you can work with the portraits in the gallery, you need to answer some simple questions about portraits in general and the ones you’ll be seeing in particular. You’ll examine four portraits by learning about the symbols used in each one that portray the artist’s intent in showing you about each person. You’ll also find out how each artist uses color in the portraits to express ideas. Finally, print out the line drawings of each portrait so you can color it in yourself.

 

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This may be for younger kids but it looks like a great resource that may be adaptable for others!  It's great having access to international resources!

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Makey Makey Will Make You Love The "Internet Of Things"

Makey Makey Will Make You Love The "Internet Of Things" | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
A $49.95 Invention Kit for Everybody puts computer controllers at the tip of your fingers. Literally. No coding required.

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I just played with Makey Makey during a scratch session at ISTE.  I'm seeing presents for our grandkids --- the little ones 5 - 8 will absolutely be abld to grasp this!

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Sylvia Martinez's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:07 PM

You should have seen the amazing projects people made with MaKey Makeys at #CMK13!

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Hamds on technology that anyone can use and create with.

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Announcing the Canadian Opening of the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Hall

Announcing the Canadian Opening of the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Hall | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Diane and I are thrilled to announce that the Canadian iteration of Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins, a project of Hawkins Centers of Learning (ww...
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I love this from the post:

The exhibit is organized around four big ideas that emanate from the work of Frances and David Hawkins:

Eolithism – Begin with a child’s existing curiosity and content that engages her sense of wonderI, Thou, It – Find a shared personal interest in this content and explore it with the childMessing About – Approach this learning experience without an agenda using play, inquiry and discussion to guide the workTeacher as Learner – Engage in investigations of materials to deepen understandings to provide support for the child’s understandings

I think we all need to do a bit of messing about!

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I had to double post this --- it has to do with PLAY

Diane Kashin's comment, June 17, 2013 8:57 AM
Thanks Vicki! I hope you will be able to visit the exhibit. We are going to have a conference with Ellen Hall on Oct 25 and 26/13 to officially open for viewing. More information to follow.
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THINKERSMiTH

THINKERSMiTH | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Thinkersmith: Teaching computer science with passion.

At Thinkersmith, we believe that computers should be presented as playful instruments instead of just tools for curriculum. 

People of all ages are inspired by sports, music and poetry; we believe that computer science can be presented with just as much excitement, ingenuity and enjoyment as any other hobby. 

It's time to take the intimidation out of informatics and just experience the pure joy that comes with creating fun and helpful applications. No matter what your comfort level, check us out and see what it feels like to master the digital domain.

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Had to do a bit of cross posting!

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:49 PM

I'm eager to see the upcoming traveling circuitry classes! I'm just learning about this resource - I like the premise!

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STEM Resources to Inspire Girls

STEM Resources to Inspire Girls | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

In this updated collection we share some sites to bookmark as jumping-off points for ideas about countering gender bias and encouraging both girls and boys to take an interest in science, math and engineering.

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Just had a great discussion with a young teacher taking every opportunity to talk about gaming and engineering as a female role model. A few I'm checking out....some are older but she has fond memories!
http://store.steampowered.com/about/

 http://www.artemis.eochu.com/
 http://knpforschools.webs.com/
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Museum: Makerspaces and classes

Museum: Makerspaces and classes | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

 The Henry Ford is pleased to be hosting two Maker Corps members through the Maker Education Initiative this summer. Working closely with the Maker Education Initiative and The Henry Ford, the Maker Corps members will be able to continue The Henry Ford’s legacy of motivating young learners to be more curious through hands-on activities and demonstrations.

For more information, please visit www.thehenryford.org


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Check out this organization: makered.org and the museum site.  They have resources available (free) if you cannot make it to the museum.

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If you are lucky enough to live near one of these museum maker programs, you can take advantage of the classes and community! If not, maybe your school can be the hub of something new!

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Illuminations: Concentration

Illuminations: Concentration | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it

There are many math concepts to review with this great interactive game for early and intermediate elementary students. Review the recognition of the Arabic and written form of numbers, shapes, multiplication, fractions and percentages. The games can be played alone or with two players. On each level there are several variations of each game so you will get a lot of practice. See if you can collect a drawer full of socks by the time you finish your review. 

courtesy of Knovation

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If you are a math teacher (or not) check out NCTM's Illuminations.

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More time for Arts

More time for Arts | Science-Tech-Engineering-Arts-Math | Scoop.it
Amid concerns that an unintended consequence of No Child Left Behind is driving schools to choose between tested subjects and providing a more well-rounded education, a new report shows that some schools are finding ways to build a robust...
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Arts are more than a luxury in schools, in learning, in life and not just in little compartments of time. Here is the case study of 5 schools presented by the Wallace Foundation!

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