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Teacher Night at the KIA

Teacher Night at the KIA | STEM | Scoop.it
Thu 05/19/2016 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts
314 South Park Street
Kalamazoo
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Microsoft is buying tiny strands of DNA to store big data

Microsoft is buying tiny strands of DNA to store big data | STEM | Scoop.it
Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage. 

Twist Bioscience will provide Microsoft with 10 million DNA strands for the purpose of encoding digital data. In other words, Microsoft is trying to figure out how the same molecules that make up humans' genetic code can be used to encode digital information. 

While a commercial product is still years away, initial tests have shown that it's possible to encode and recover 100 percent of digital data from synthetic DNA, said Doug Carmean, a Microsoft partner architect, in a statement.

Using DNA could allow massive amounts of data to be stored in a tiny physical footprint. Twist claims a gram of DNA could store almost a trillion gigabytes of data.

Finding new ways to store information is increasingly important as people generate more and more data in their daily lives, and as millions of connected IoT sensors start to come online.

 


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Microsoft has partnered with a San Francisco-based company to encode information on synthetic DNA to test its potential as a new medium for data storage. 

Twist Bioscience will provide Microsoft with 10 million DNA strands for the purpose of encoding digital data. In other words, Microsoft is trying to figure out how the same molecules that make up humans' genetic code can be used to encode digital information. 

While a commercial product is still years away, initial tests have shown that it's possible to encode and recover 100 percent of digital data from synthetic DNA, said Doug Carmean, a Microsoft partner architect, in a statement.

Using DNA could allow massive amounts of data to be stored in a tiny physical footprint. Twist claims a gram of DNA could store almost a trillion gigabytes of data.

Finding new ways to store information is increasingly important as people generate more and more data in their daily lives, and as millions of connected IoT sensors start to come online.

 

 

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See adorable photos of 7 'forest schools' from around the country.

See adorable photos of 7 'forest schools' from around the country. | STEM | Scoop.it
The craze that started in Denmark is now making a big difference for kids in America.
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Monks And At-Risk Teens Run School Together, With 98% Graduation Rate

Monks And At-Risk Teens Run School Together, With 98% Graduation Rate | STEM | Scoop.it
The school's motto: ‘Whatever hurts my brother, hurts me.’

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Connecting Makerspaces to Authentic Learning | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Connecting Makerspaces to Authentic Learning | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | STEM | Scoop.it
I love the idea of making, inventing and tinkering. Just watch kids who are immersed in the activities and you can see the engagement. But is the learning authentic and relevant?

I presented three sessions at the Free Maker Movement event at One Work Place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 with some amazing educators who presented hands-on activities. The event will took place at our Oakland Center for Active Learning .

I decided I needed to spend some time researching where the Maker Movement was happening and find examples of authentic learning. This gave me the opportunity to talk to several of my friends and share how they have transformed learning spaces to Makerspaces. Everyone I talked to made a point that it is about creativity not consumption. Yet when I went to different Maker events, I saw activities that an adult set up, purchased a kit or provided directions for activities. They were all fun, but I was having trouble seeing the connections to real learning or any ownership from kids.

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20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

20 Projects To Celebrate Arduino Day | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers | STEM | Scoop.it
Arduino Yún In the spirit and celebration of Arduino Day, we've compiled a list of some great past projects for your enjoyment. While the Arduino UNO and o
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Makerspaces in Literacy — Reading, Writing, and Researching in a Digital World — Medium

Makerspaces in Literacy - Reading, Writing, and Researching in a Digital World - Medium
Today, technology is becoming more and more prevalent in education, and that means students are losing the ability to create and invent with their hands because they now have technology such as iPads that do all the creative work for them. Makerspaces are popping up in schools for just that reason – to help students learn by creating and inventing their own learning!

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Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities

Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities | STEM | Scoop.it
Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond.
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STEM Robotics Resources

STEM Robotics Resources | STEM | Scoop.it

Technically Learning has developed a number of activity guides to teach engineering, robotics, and programming using different themes to tie each guide together. Our Rubber-band Car Activity Guide is available free for download, and our other guides will be available for purchase in the spring of 2013.

This activity guide is protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Please feel free to use this curriculum as you see fit. If you change it, please let us know. We love to hear how our work has helped others. For more information please see the Creative Commons website.


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5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | STEM | Scoop.it

The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

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Virtual Reality and the IoT Can Fuel a Connected, Gesture-Driven Classroom

Virtual Reality and the IoT Can Fuel a Connected, Gesture-Driven Classroom | STEM | Scoop.it

From medicine to science and engineering, VR and related technologies could soon change teaching and learning.


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Computer-Based Interactive Training (CBIT) - O'Neil & Associates, Inc.

Computer-Based Interactive Training (CBIT) - O'Neil & Associates, Inc. | STEM | Scoop.it
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The visuals with immediate feedback on when you are right/wrong is very helpful in the first Example I just tried.  

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LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous): 4th State of Matter

UCLA Physicist Walter Gekelman, The UCLA Art|Sci Collective and the UCLA Art Science Undergraduate Society join in a series of collaborative works and works inspired by astrophysics, chaos and entropy.
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Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research 

Who wields the knife? | #Robotics #Surgery #Medicine #Research  | STEM | Scoop.it
THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 


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THEY don’t drink, they don’t get tired and they don’t go on strike. To hospital managers, the idea of robots operating on patients without human intervention is an attractive one. To patients, though, the crucial question is, “are they better than human surgeons?” Surgery is messy and complicated. A routine operation can become life-threatening in minutes.

Such considerations have meant that the role of robots in operating theatres has been limited until now to being little more than motorised, precision tools for surgeons to deploy—a far cry from the smart surgical pods and “med-bays” of science fiction. But a paper published this week in Science Translational Medicine, by Peter Kim of the Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, and his colleagues, brings the idea of real robot surgeons, operating under only the lightest of human supervision, a step closer. Though not yet let loose on people, it has successfully stitched up the intestines of piglets.

 

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Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing

Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing | STEM | Scoop.it
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
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12 Uncomfortable Things That Will Make You More Successful

A long list of uncomfortable things you're going to have to face in your career that will make you stronger.
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Design Thinking and PBL

Design Thinking and PBL | STEM | Scoop.it
Design thinking and PBL can bridge what we know and how we innovate. Try combining these two practices as an instructional framework for teaching 21st-century skills.
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Now TIME has an entire section on Virtual Reality

Now TIME has an entire section on Virtual Reality | STEM | Scoop.it
Read the latest stories about Virtual Reality on TIME

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Jed Fisher's Insight: Wow, I've been involved in 3D my entire career and started my blog on AR and VR before it was "in". Now Time has not only a story but an entire section on VR. Amazing. 

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Jed Fisher's Insight: Wow, I've been involved in 3D my entire career and started my blog on AR and VR before it was "in". Now Time has not only a story but an entire section on VR. Amazing. 

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Jed Fisher's Insight: Wow, I've been involved in 3D my entire career and started my blog on AR and VR before it was "in". Now Time has not only a story but an entire section on VR. Amazing. 

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Jed Fisher's Insight: Wow, I've been involved in 3D my entire career and started my blog on AR and VR before it was "in". Now Time has not only a story but an entire section on VR. Amazing. 

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When Making Is Inclusive, Good Things Happen | Make:

When Making Is Inclusive, Good Things Happen | Make: | STEM | Scoop.it
“Making should be an opportunity we provide to all people,” he continues. “Starting at very young ages, we have to grow and nurture our young people. Schools will eventually come on board and we need them. But most of the modeling happening in this country right now is going on outside of the schools. This is where young people get turned on.”

“By creating an environment where young people can play, experiment, and make mistakes, where they can learn to solve problems, where they can flourish artistically, where they can use code just like a paint brush or a musical scale — all of these things are what make for a more complete and well-rounded individual,” Carew says. “Ultimately, they become more confident, curious and capable.”

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Engineering Talent Hidden in Plain Sight | Change the Equation

Engineering Talent Hidden in Plain Sight | Change the Equation | STEM | Scoop.it
As the nation kicks off Engineers Week, organizations across the country are celebrating the engineers who have made the world a safer, healthier, more prosperous, and more humane place to live. That is as it should be. It is just as important, however, to acknowledge how the nation is squandering talent that could engineer solutions to our most daunting global challenges.
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Discover, Mashup, and Share Smithsonian Collections - for Free via Ashley Cronin

Discover, Mashup, and Share Smithsonian Collections - for Free via Ashley Cronin | STEM | Scoop.it
Take virtual field trips to visit student- and teacher-created collections of museum objects with a new online learning platform.

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Don't Wait To Make - @KrissyVenosdale #makered #makerspace

Don't Wait To Make  - @KrissyVenosdale #makered #makerspace | STEM | Scoop.it

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Recycled items, can be used.   Let the students Create!

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Your Passport to 2016 Edtech Conferences (EdSurge News)

Your Passport to 2016 Edtech Conferences (EdSurge News) | STEM | Scoop.it

"The endless deluge of nouvelle vague communication apps make sharing, caring and making new friends easier than before. Tools like Twitter and Voxer, Pinterest and Periscope offer more combinations and possibilities than a Rubik’s Cube.

 

But nothing can quite mimic the dynamics of face-to-face interactions—and chance encounters—that happen at events and conferences. And the education world surely does not lack for such gatherings."


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Just signed up for an Arduino Meet-up group.  But, I would love to attend an Ed Tech Conference.   Any advice for ones near Pittsburgh?

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