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Blooming in the Son! | God's Surprising Treasures

Blooming in the Son! | God's Surprising Treasures | STEM | Scoop.it
Blooming in the Son! The journey to #celebrate #education #learning #specialneeds #downsyndrome http://t.co/6hbKWjxkGJ
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May God Bless all the teachers working with Special Needs children and help them achieve Great Things!  There is so much potential!

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Poppy, a 3D-printed humanoid robot that defies conventions | GizMag.com

Poppy, a 3D-printed humanoid robot that defies conventions | GizMag.com | STEM | Scoop.it

A new 3D-printed robot called Poppy is helping a team of French researchers study bipedal walking and human-robot interaction. They were able to design, fabricate, and assemble a relatively large robot for around €8,000 (US$11,000) including servo motors and electronics. That's about a third the cost of commercial robots in the same size category like the RQ-TITAN, and is still cheaper than smaller humanoids like the Aldebaran Robotics NAO. And best of all, they plan to make their design open source.

 

One of the ways they managed to keep the cost down is by using lightweight materials, which means the robot requires less powerful (and cheaper) servo motors. Standing 84 cm (33 in) tall, Poppy weighs in at just 3.5 kg (7.7 lb). The Sony QRIO, by comparison, was 26 cm (10 in) shorter yet it weighed twice as much. Still, most of the cost lies in the robot's 25 servo motors: it utilizes 21 high-end Robotis Dynamixel MX-28s, two MX-64s, and two AX-12s. It's powered by a Raspberry Pi, and is equipped with 16 force-sensing resistors, two HD cameras, a stereo microphone, and an inertial measurement unit. Poppy's "face" is an LCD screen which can be used to show emotions (or to debug).

 

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Gotta love robots!

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Petascale : Undergraduate Petascale Education Program

Petascale : Undergraduate Petascale Education Program | STEM | Scoop.it

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:22 AM

This is a new program . Blue Waters.. 

Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:06 PM

Opportunities to advance the use of HPC with undergraduates.

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Makerspace Playbook

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Take a peek our current draft of the Makerspace Playbook, intended to offer some guidance to those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feedba...

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Level UP: inside Chicago's mall-based teen makerspace - Engadget

Level UP: inside Chicago's mall-based teen makerspace - Engadget | STEM | Scoop.it
In 1947, the Tucker Car Corporation opened shop at the Dodge Chicago Plant, the one-time world's largest building located on the city's southwest side, a.

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Sounds like a great place for students to explore and learn about technology!

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Astrophysics and Supercomputing Summer Scholarship | 2013-2014 Scholarships List

Astrophysics and Supercomputing Summer Scholarship | 2013-2014 Scholarships List | STEM | Scoop.it
The Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS) Accepts applications for Vacation Scholarships from enthusiastic university... more »

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Missing Perspectives on MOOCs -- Views from developing countries

Missing Perspectives on MOOCs -- Views from developing countries | STEM | Scoop.it
Excited discussions about 'MOOCs' are reaching a fever pitch in some quarters.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 2, 2013 11:28 AM

Don't miss this article, it will help your point of view! 

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:02 PM

Well worth reading and raises important questiabout out issues with aeffectiveness ness of MOOCs in countries that don't have the same Internet access, broadband, a distribution of appropriate computers and devices...

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Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder | STEM | Scoop.it
Google has joined forces with Raspberry Pi to create an open-source educational programming platform, Coder.

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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | STEM | Scoop.it
There's growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Here are some ideas on what to do about it.

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 09/18/2013

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 09/18/2013 | STEM | Scoop.it
RT @AngelaMaiers: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 09/18/2013 http://t.co/Lsobw4cjzD via @coolcatteacher
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Vicki A. Davis is a "Cool Cat Teacher".  I am glad she takes the time to share the resources she finds.

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Google Creative Lab Launches Coder To Turn Raspberry Pi Into A Basic Web Development Platform | TechCrunch

Google Creative Lab Launches Coder To Turn Raspberry Pi Into A Basic Web Development Platform | TechCrunch | STEM | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

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Give students ways to create rather than just being a passive user of computer software.

 

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Time to stop merely using software and start creating it!
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How engineering is moving up in science classes | eSchool News | eSchool News

How engineering is moving up in science classes | eSchool News | eSchool News | STEM | Scoop.it
As new, rigorous science standards are adopted in states, engineering has emerged as a crucial, core component of science education.

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For young students, a C# coding workshop for kids - ComputerworldUK

For young students, a C# coding workshop for kids - ComputerworldUK | STEM | Scoop.it
For young students, a C# coding workshop for kids
ComputerworldUK
"Programming is not being taught in schools," said Lynn Langit, a former Microsoft developer who co-wrote the C# curriculum with Llewellyn Falco.

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Paul Herring's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:49 PM

"Computer programming is the new international language of business, and we're not teaching it in schools. Why is that?" 
Aaron Skonnard, the CEO of PluralSight.

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Researchers Develop Design to Seamlessly Integrate Electronic Circuits onto Graphene

Researchers Develop Design to Seamlessly Integrate Electronic Circuits onto Graphene | STEM | Scoop.it
UC Santa Barbara researchers have demonstrated a seamless design of an atomically-thin circuit with transistors and interconnects etched onto a seemingly impossible single layer of graphene.

 

The demonstration offers possibilities for ultra energy-efficient, flexible, and transparent electronics. Bulk materials commonly used to make CMOS transitors and interconnects pose fundamental challenges in continuous shrinking of their feature-sizes and suffer from increasing "contact resistance" between them, both of which lead to degrading performance and rising energy consumption.

"In addition to its atomically thin and pristine surfaces, graphene has a tunable band gap, which can be adjusted by lithographic sketching of patterns - narrow graphene ribbons can be made semiconducting while wider ribbons are metallic. Hence, contiguous graphene ribbons can be envisioned from the same starting material to design both active and passive devices in a seamless fashion and lower interface/contact resistances," explained Kaustav Banerjee, professor of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Nanoelectronics Research Lab at UCSB. Banerjee's research team also includes UCSB researchers Jiahao Kang, Deblina Sarkar and Yasin Khatami.

 

"Accurate evaluation of electrical transport through the various graphene nanoribbon based devices and interconnects and across their interfaces was key to our successful circuit design and optimization," explained Jiahao Kang, a PhD student in Banerjee's group and a co-author of the study. Banerjee's group pioneered a methodology using the Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF) technique to evaluate the performance of such complex circuit schemes involving many heterojunctions. This methodology was used in designing an "all-graphene" logic circuit reported in this study.


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"atomically-thin circuit", this is amazing!  I remember GPS receivers that were 15 pounds, now they are in cell phones.

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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn | STEM | Scoop.it
In this demo-filled talk MIT's Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:13 AM

  Inspirational!!

Lewis Walker's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:08 PM

This is a area that more of our youth should be involved in.

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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace - Edutopia

6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace - Edutopia | STEM | Scoop.it

"The Maker movement continues to gain momentum. At this year's White House Science Fair, President Obama invited Super-Awesome Sylvia from Auburn, California to exhibit her water color robot as a representative of the Maker community. At the same event, the Corporation for National Service announced its commitment to place Americorps VISTAs in Maker movement organizations across the country. Maker Ed is placing those Maker VISTAs in makerspaces to help build their capacity for engaging low-income students as makers. In this spirit, we are starting to see more and more makerspaces springing up in schools across the country. If you are a teacher experimenting with making projects in your classroom, here are some successful fundraising strategies we've seen educators use to fund a makerspace for their school community."


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Google Code-in 2013 contest

Google Code-in is a contest for 13-17 year old pre-university students. In this screencast we give a quick overview of the contest and what students can expe...

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Anybody Can Learn - 60 sec teaser

A short message from Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, NBA all-star Chris Bosh, Gabe Newell of Valve, Drew Houston of Dropbox, Elena Silenok of Clothia...

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If you code, you can look like a magician!

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Qsite Presentation computational thinking 2013

Powerpoint of talk given to QSITE Conference, at Siena College, Sippy Downs, Sunshine Coast, Australia on 30th Sept. 2013. This is almost identical to the ELH p

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Students should learn more about the technologies they are using.

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Paul Herring's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:09 AM

Here is the Slideshare of my latest presentation on Computational Thinking - while the slides are overall almost the same as the ELH/Computelec one from August, the focus was a little different with some very good audience questions/participation. Sadly, I forgot to record the audio.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 3, 2013 1:44 AM

Thanks!!

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Bell Ringer Exercises

Bell Ringer Exercises | STEM | Scoop.it
Because of pressure to teach bell-to-bell -- the pedagogical equivalent of force-feeding geese to make foie gras -- many classrooms now start with bell work, short exercises that students complete wh
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I like the idea of playing Chopin to help students realize this is "class" not the hallway.

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ENDS TODAY! Get your Free copy of Invent to Learn for educators

ENDS TODAY! Get your Free copy of Invent to Learn for educators | STEM | Scoop.it

"For a limited time, the Kindle (e-book) version of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom http://amzn.to/1529LDo ; is FREE!

Read the book leading technology journalist Larry Magid called "the bible of the Maker Movement in schools".

From Wednesday, September 18 through Friday, September 20, 2013 the Kindle version of Invent to Learn will be free. (Start and end times are approximately midnight Pacific time.)

Don't delay, don't miss out! Three days only!"


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Diane Therrien's comment, September 21, 2013 9:43 AM
Thank you John for starting the communication on this one...:-)
Diane Therrien's comment, September 21, 2013 9:43 AM
Thank you John for starting the communication on this one...:-)
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:25 AM
Amazing¡¡¡
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STEM Goes Rural | Purdue University

STEM Goes Rural | Purdue University | STEM | Scoop.it
This is the official website of STEM Goes Rural, College of Education, Purdue University
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Sounds like a great opportunity for STEM teachers.  I will be subbing in the Oil City, PA school district soon.

 

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So You Want To Be A Physicist

So You Want To Be A Physicist | STEM | Scoop.it
So You Want To Be A Physicist in Academic Guidance is being discussed at Physics Forums

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My daughter graduated in 2012 as a Physics Education major!  She is now at UGA.

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‘Sesame Street’ Widens Its Focus

‘Sesame Street’ Widens Its Focus | STEM | Scoop.it
With its usual silliness, “Sesame Street” is introducing serious concepts about nature, science, math and engineering to its target audience of children too young to read.

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Got to love Sesame Street!   "C is for Cookie and S is for STEM!

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 15, 2013 10:30 AM
I love this idea of sharing ideas in STEM with little learners.