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8 Companies Attack the Digital Divide - EBONY.com

8 Companies Attack the Digital Divide - EBONY.com | STEM | Scoop.it
Back in 2014, when it became public knowledge that the big tech players (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google) weren’t hiring enough women and people of color, there became what seemed like a national…

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'CODE' documentary imagines a future of diversity and inclusion in tech - GeekWire

'CODE' documentary imagines a future of diversity and inclusion in tech - GeekWire | STEM | Scoop.it
Shortly after joining Pixar Studios, Danielle Feinberg was faced with a situation that proved to be pivotal in her tech career. Her team was quickly approa
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"100+ experiments in chemistry"

"100+ experiments in chemistry" | STEM | Scoop.it
Chemistry videos for education and just for fun

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Check these out, if you do not have the time or equipment to do these in class.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 22, 10:59 AM

Chemistry activities and videos for teaching High School chemistry.  Thanks Gust!

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Student's will enjoy the Pharaoh's Serpent experiment.   

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 28, 1:10 AM

Oh my, my Science Teachers' Christmas just came early.

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ARLOON Interactive chemistry App for high-schools

ARLOON Interactive chemistry App for high-schools | STEM | Scoop.it
ARLOON chemistry App with augmented reality for teachers and students of high-school

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Whiz Mantra Rural Science Fair

Whiz Mantra aspires to develop Nano Scientist through its cheap-replicable-scalable yet impactful model, which aims to portray the fact that to learn science one ...
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Why The Maker Movement Matters - @Venspired

Why The Maker Movement Matters - @Venspired | STEM | Scoop.it
I get caught up in things. Informercials. New gadgets. New shades of Sharpie. Every kid I’ve ever taught has said, “You say EVERYTHING is your “favorite thing.” It’s true. Life? It’s my favorite. I grew up, but my internal excitement level has stayed at a five year old’s level. So, I’ll just preface this post with that. I will also say that I’ve held off on writing this. Long enough to figure out if this whole “maker movement” was another “thing I love,” or more. It’s more. So much more.

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Inspiring Creativity should be a goal of every teacher.

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Thx John Evans

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Accidental Discoveries When Teaching Coding with Geometry - @ECiardelli

Accidental Discoveries When Teaching Coding with Geometry - @ECiardelli | STEM | Scoop.it
Having used coding for this school year, it seems like there are so many teachable moments to use with my class that I did not know existed.  I want to outline three accidental discoveries while I was teaching geometry.

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Scratch.mit.edu is great for coding with geometry !

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8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News)

8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News) | STEM | Scoop.it
My colleague and I walked into a room filled with a dozen fifth-grade girls snacking on pretzels and huddling around a LEGO robot they had named Kitty. Two of them were laughing about the goggles they had made out of robot wheels, while another small group crowded around a laptop to program wheel rotations. The rest attempted to drive Kitty through what looked like an obstacle course.

It was our first glimpse into life as mentors for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, a competition that combines programming LEGO Mindstorms robots, team project planning, and creative problem solving to get kids excited about science and technology.

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How A 6-Year-Old Learned Coding Skills With These Adorable Robot Toys

How A 6-Year-Old Learned Coding Skills With These Adorable Robot Toys | STEM | Scoop.it
The learn-to-code movement is aiming younger.

MIT and partners, for example, recently released a free iPad app with its visual programming language ScratchJr., so kindergartners could use it to code stories and games even before knowing how to read. Vikas Gupta, a former Google executive who founded the startup Wonder Workshop (formerly called Play-i), has taken a slightly different path. "We learned that in order to make programming of interest to young children, it has to be a tangible product. It can’t be just software," he told Co.Exist last year.


Enter Dot and Dash—Wonder Workshop’s two new robots that teach coding skills to children as young as five that are now being field tested in a few dozen elementary school classrooms nationally. And they are definitely tangible: Dash hears and responds to sounds, navigates around a room and avoid obstacles, and comes to life with sound and lights. He can even play the xylophone. Dot, on the other hand, doesn't have wheels and is meant to interact with Dash via Bluetooth and act as a controller. Both have their own customizable "personalities." On the back end, through four apps that control both robots, they are secretly teaching coding skills such as "event-based programming, sequencing, conditionals, and loops."

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Some see telescope as an opportunity for science education

Some see telescope as an opportunity for science education | STEM | Scoop.it
Before going up to Mauna Kea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians.

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Telescope in Hawaii, check it out. 

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 11, 12:11 PM

Another look at the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy.  Good, well-written article from http://www.phys.org.  Aloha, Russ.

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STEM festival tries to show science, math not 'that scary'

STEM festival tries to show science, math not 'that scary' | STEM | Scoop.it
Cookies on a periodic table, an egg drop, a python, a toucan and a bearded dragon reptile will all be on display at Hagerstown Community College Saturday for the school's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Festival.

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Check this out if you live near Hagerstown Community College.  

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Check out Khan Academy's Math Missions

Check out Khan Academy's Math Missions | STEM | Scoop.it
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Sounds like a great challenge for teachers with a reward!  

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com | STEM | Scoop.it
With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods.

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Kids like to check out other kid's worlds.  Learning together! 

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Minecraft in de klas

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These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics

These 17 Women Changed The Face Of Physics | STEM | Scoop.it
From discovering pulsars to correcting the optics of the fuzzy Hubble Space Telescope, here are 17 stories of women who made undeniably vital contributions to astronomy and physics.

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Women in Science!  Encourage young scientists today.  

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 15, 11:42 AM

Because it's cool to know the kind of impact scientists have made and especially cool to know about the women who have done some of this work.

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Toyota Mirai Fueled By Oil Creek Video 2015

Fueled by Oil Creek | Presented by Toyota Mirai Hydrogen is all around us. Even in the birthplace of America's oil industry.
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Water as a fuel for a car !!

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This Woman Created A Resume For Airbnb And It Went Viral

This Woman Created A Resume For Airbnb And It Went Viral | STEM | Scoop.it
  In April, an online resume modeled after Airbnb’s website went viral, racking up nearly half a million hits. The resume -- or what she describes as the "campaign" -- was crafted by Nina Mufleh, who had
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A great way to get the job she wanted.  Way to follow your dream!

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A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart

A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart | STEM | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, Year 1 Copy | Piktochart Infographic Editor

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 6, 1:35 PM

Great example of transforming a library into a digital media Maker Space

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Intergenerational STEM Game Design Workshop @ Moving Image

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Intergenerational STEM Game Design Workshop @ Moving Image | STEM | Scoop.it

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Out of the Books in Kindergarten, and Into the Sandbox

Out of the Books in Kindergarten, and Into the Sandbox | STEM | Scoop.it
After focusing on raising test scores in math and reading, more school districts are embracing play as a bedrock of early education.

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This Edtech Startup Wants to Pay More African Students to Learn Coding

This Edtech Startup Wants to Pay More African Students to Learn Coding | STEM | Scoop.it
African students get a skill sought by tech companies.

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Making MAKEing More Inclusive - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

Making MAKEing More Inclusive - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein | STEM | Scoop.it

"The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning.

Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought [at least in terms of having an “official” educational label – JG] that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn’t just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects. (9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers)


Social media has helped me gain a more global perspective and become aware of some of the problems associated with the maker movement. The two I discuss in this post are:

1. Maker movement initiatives are often driven by more affluent white males.


2. The maker movement is too often being associated with the tech stuff – Arduinos, Littlebits, Makey-Makeys – stuff that less affluent schools and community programs can afford."


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Students need to stop playing video games and create things!

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John G Mandziuk's curator insight, May 21, 11:51 AM

In making like anything else if you want to help someone listen.

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Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a computer

Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a computer | STEM | Scoop.it
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas!

CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 15, 10:18 AM

This article and video share an excellent package available for free to teach basic computer science skills. This would be an excellent way to introduce anyone interested in programming so they can master the basics and then start to dive into specific programming languages.

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How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success

How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success | STEM | Scoop.it
An under-appreciated element of effective project-based learning is a community of learners who trust one another.

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Great reminders to promote positive interactions between students.  

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TESLA inspires students in STEM - Institute for School Partnership

TESLA inspires students in STEM - Institute for School Partnership | STEM | Scoop.it
As the school year draws to a close and a wave of soon-to-be graduates prepares for life outside the walls of Washington University in St. Louis, one student group knows ...Read more.
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Five Websites for National Engineers Week - education world

Five Websites for National Engineers Week - education world | STEM | Scoop.it
During the week of Feb. 22-28, people will be celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world and teachers may encourage students to learn more about the pursuit of engineering.

Education World has gathered a list of websites teachers can use to find resources, activities, and other information they can use in the classroom during National Engineers Week.

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Get ready to celebrate National Engineers Week, Feb 22 - 28.  

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