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How Your Childhood Toys Impacted Where You Are Today

How Your Childhood Toys Impacted Where You Are Today | STEM | Scoop.it
And how Goldieblox is breaking this mold.
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This is an old article that I never saw when it posted.  I thought it would be good to start early before the Christmas rush to promote toys for children that are not gender specific.  

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Apply now for the 2016 USPTO National Summer Teacher Institute! | STEMconnector Blog

Apply now for the 2016 USPTO National Summer Teacher Institute! | STEMconnector Blog | STEM | Scoop.it

This is a press release from the USPTO Education and Outreach Office The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) invites you to apply to our 3rd Annual National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) on Innovation, STEM and Intellectual Property...

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Do you know a teacher who’d like to connect STEM to real world applications in the classroom? Tell them about this program!

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Penn State Brandywine to host free STEM workshop for middle school girls May 12

Penn State Brandywine to host free STEM workshop for middle school girls May 12 | STEM | Scoop.it
Penn State Brandywine will host a day of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops designed specifically to engage middle school (seventh grade) girls on May 12.
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Teachers tell the young women in your 7th grade classes about this workshop at Penn State Brandywine. Sign up early and it is FREE

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Amazon launches math education movement

Amazon launches math education movement | STEM | Scoop.it
The campaign wants to change the way students think about their frustrations with math, a subject that more than half of young adults say they’re not good at.
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Yes you can be good at math!

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STEM Education & Activities for Preschoolers

STEM Education & Activities for Preschoolers | STEM | Scoop.it

Get your preschooler started with learning science, technology, engineering & math. Find activities & ideas to help your kid learn these core skills.

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Good ways to engage you child to grow their interest in STEM.

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Students use STEM to Explore Space

Pairing the endless possibilities of space exploration with the limitless opportunities of education, Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and NASA are partn...

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Now is the time to get your kids involved.  Great project done by TI.  Innovators start young!

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The-Importance-of-STEM-in-K-12-Education-Infographic-1000x10000.png (940x9400 pixels) | STEM | Scoop.it
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interesting infographic on STEM Education

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Will.i.am tells kids: Dream of being Steve Jobs, not LeBron James

Will.i.am tells kids: Dream of being Steve Jobs, not LeBron James | STEM | Scoop.it
Grammy-award winning artist will.i.am wants to inspire inner city youth to pursue careers in science and technology, not MTV and the NBA.
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I will be looking into his foundation.  The more kids that dream STEM vs Sports will lead to a better life for them.

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Summer Camp Scholarship for Girls | iD Tech

We are pleased to give 100 girls scholarships to attend our tech programs. Here’s your chance to create a movie, web page, iPhone app, or other projects.
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Need a good camp for your daughter this summer - scholarships available.

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Five questions for teachers to ask about education technology - Washington Post (blog)

Five questions for teachers to ask about education technology - Washington Post (blog) | STEM | Scoop.it
What education technology companies should -- and shouldn't -- do.
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Asking the right questions is paramount to having a system that works and is viable for an organization.  Whether that is in the classroom or the office.  Good questions for teachers and administrators to make sure they are adding excellent technology to their curriculum.   Would like to see a good question list for adding technology  in business environments.

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NASCAR Stressing Importance Of STEM Education - Tech Times

NASCAR Stressing Importance Of STEM Education - Tech Times | STEM | Scoop.it
NASCAR and Scholastic have teamed up to support education with a new series of lessons with a Nascar theme. What can teachers and students expect?
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Share this with a teacher who can use support with teaching math.  This should make it fun for all students to learn. Then it's boogity boogity boogity . . . let's go racing!

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8 STEM toys for pint-sized Einsteins

8 STEM toys for pint-sized Einsteins | STEM | Scoop.it
At the 2014 International American Toy Fair in 2015, there was a bevy of toys that were anything but mindless.
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Cool toys  not only for "Einsteins" - Don't forget girls would love these too!

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Georgia Southern's Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education ... - Statesboro Herald

Georgia Southern's Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education ... - Statesboro Herald | STEM | Scoop.it
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Georgia Southern's Molecular Biology Initiative named a STEM Education ...
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Congrats to Georgia Southern on becoming a finalist in the TAG Education awards!

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How Engineering Class in 9th Grade Can Excite Diverse Learners

How Engineering Class in 9th Grade Can Excite Diverse Learners | STEM | Scoop.it
Giving kids the freedom to design, build and iterate in a high school makerspace has helped excite students about engineering and bring a more diverse set of
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What an amazing idea that really can make a difference.  The skills they are learning will help in any career they choose and will put them ahead of their peers in the workplace.  Kudos to John Kamal for getting this program started.

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Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys

Mattel Unveils ThingMaker, A $300 3D Printer That Lets Kids Make Their Own Toys | STEM | Scoop.it
At New York's Toy Fair trade show over the weekend, Mattel unveiled its new, $300 3D Printer, the "ThingMaker," which will allow children to print their own..
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Interesting new toy for kids - similar to www.make.toys.  As usual in the article - the girl has jewelry and the boy has a "monster".  This could be an extremely creative and instructional toy, but not by looking at these pictures. I couldn't find anything on the corporate site about the toy, hopefully when they launch it, their marketing team with do better.

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US Naval Academy Summer STEM Camp - Learn More :: Admissions :: USNA

US Naval Academy Summer STEM Camp - Learn More :: Admissions :: USNA | STEM | Scoop.it

Summer STEM Program Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer?

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Tell a rising high school student  about this summer program with the Navy

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Women in the STEM workforce

Women in the STEM workforce | STEM | Scoop.it

RT @BWG_Diversity: [Infographic] The Rise of #Women in #STEM #Education: https://t.co/F6iJwjub9y #engineering #technology #tech #WBENC #gir…...

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Love this infographic on why women should pursue STEM degrees - especially engineering.  

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STEM Education: Making the Connection

Rockwell Automation and FANUC are committed to supporting STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) across the globe. Watch FIRST Robotics s...

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Sometimes you need to see someone who looks like you to be comfortable pursuing a career.  Here are some excellent role models.

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Tech Toys for Kids

Tech Toys for Kids | STEM | Scoop.it
Electronic toys are a favorite gift for kids. But that doesn’t mean they will just be sitting in front of a screen. Here are several that Consumer Reports thinks look pretty good and will get kids collaborating...
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Are you a last minute Christmas shopper? Don't forget to get your kids tech toys! Help them be prepared for the STEM employment world. 

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NYC students to be offered free STEM classes in program

NYC students to be offered free STEM classes in program | STEM | Scoop.it
More than a thousand kids from underserved neighborhoods across the city will be offered seats in cutting-edge summer classes.
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Not sure where students can get the applications - please share on your networks to promote this free opportunity of STEM learning.

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How Many Licks in a Lollipop?—

How Many Licks in a Lollipop?— | STEM | Scoop.it
How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a lollipop? Well, now the age-old question has been answered with some math and science! Read on to find out - and maybe try it out for yourself!
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Just found this and think it is great for quick math bites 

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10 insanely innovative, incredibly cool Raspberry Pi projects

10 insanely innovative, incredibly cool Raspberry Pi projects | STEM | Scoop.it
In honor of Pi Day, here are 10 of the most thrilling examples of makers getting creative with the $35 Raspberry Pi.
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I love pie - but I really like the Raspberry Pi.  Scroll to the 10th project for a really wild rhino.

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Video: App Smart | Learn to Code

Video: App Smart | Learn to Code | STEM | Scoop.it
Kit Eaton reviews three apps that will help you learn the basics of computer programming from your mobile device.
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2 minute video  by Kit Eaton reviews three apps to learn to code.  I do believe everyone should know how to code even if it is not going to be their profession.  Everything will run on an app and knowing the language will help in your career.

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Boys Aren't Better Than Girls at Math, but Teachers Think They Are

Boys Aren't Better Than Girls at Math, but Teachers Think They Are | STEM | Scoop.it
When it comes to explaining why women are underrepresented in STEM, it’s not enough to point to discrimination in hiring, even though that is a real phenomenon.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This needs to be broadcast to the education community as a whole to ensure everyone is aware of their own biases.

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Just by believing that a student has an aptitude for something, the teacher makes it more likely to be true.

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Science in 2014-2015

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Science in 2014-2015 | STEM | Scoop.it
Looking to invigorate your science curriculum and teaching this year? Help Teaching’s team of teachers understands the time and commitment it takes to prepare meaningful science classes and lab activities, not to mention stay up-to-date with the latest scientific advances. We have gathered links to over 50 of our favorite resources to help support rookie and veteran science teachers and homeschooling parents alike during the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
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Just found this site for Science education.  Good reference site for all things STEM ed.  If you want our youth to be ready for the opportunities in the future.  STEM development will be key for their growth.  Science is a big part of that.

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