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Build a Simple Circuit From a Pizza Box (No Soldering) | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Electronics

Build a Simple Circuit From a Pizza Box (No Soldering) | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Electronics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
With this project you can change the path of the electric current to run through different sensors.  With this design you can switch between lighting a Blue LED or activating a Buzzer.  You also have the choice of using a Light Dependent Resistor with the LED or Buzzer.  You can be creative and design your own circuit and add different sensors (other LEDs...).  

 

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, September 21, 7:20 AM
Great as a recycling project tie-in to reuse shipping boxes. Although, I think soldering is fun, this project is a great work-around for younger learners, lack of equipment, portability of Making.
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FIRST Global | International robotics challenge to ignite a passion for  STEM

FIRST Global | International robotics challenge to ignite a passion for  STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world.

 

The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics event that builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.

 

By bringing these future STEM leaders together in an engaging and collaborative competition that drives home the importance, excitement, and applicability of STEM education, FIRST Global inspires students to learn the skills they will need to make the discoveries their parents and grandparents would consider miracles, impossibilities, or just plain science fiction.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 14, 10:00 AM
FIRST Global organizes a yearly international robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world.

 

The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “olympics”-style robotics challenge where one team from every nation is invited to participate in a global robotics event that builds bridges between high school students with different backgrounds, languages, religions, and customs.

 

By bringing these future STEM leaders together in an engaging and collaborative competition that drives home the importance, excitement, and applicability of STEM education, FIRST Global inspires students to learn the skills they will need to make the discoveries their parents and grandparents would consider miracles, impossibilities, or just plain science fiction.

 

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How To Make a Powered Car | Electric Car | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #LEARNingByDoing #Creativity #PracTICE

Learn How to make a Powered Car. Make this easy powered car out of household items, DC motor and Paperboard Electric Car DIY. Template

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 24, 8:01 PM
Learn How to make a Powered Car. Make this easy powered car out of household items, DC motor and Paperboard Electric Car DIY. Template

 

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eConfidence | Confidence in behaviour changes through serious games

eConfidence | Confidence in behaviour changes through serious games | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The project aims at researching the use of serious game for positive behavioural changes.

 

Serious games have become a popular tool for knowledge transfer, behavioural, perceptual or cognitive change, but at the same time, their effectiveness has been analysed in several studies aiming to answer the question whether they are an effective instrument for behaviour change.

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 4, 11:44 AM

The project aims at researching the use of serious game for positive behavioural changes.

 

Serious games have become a popular tool for knowledge transfer, behavioural, perceptual or cognitive change, but at the same time, their effectiveness has been analysed in several studies aiming to answer the question whether they are an effective instrument for behaviour change.

 

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NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time

NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Calling all wannabe astronauts: You can now explore outer space with NASA from the comfort of your own desk chair.

NASA has launched a new library of audio, video, and images of space exploration -- a database with more than 140,000 files from over 60 collections.


The best part? A search engine that lets you flit from celestial wonders to astronaut selfies.


Worried 140,000 isn't enough? It'll will keep getting better.
"It's a living website," NASA said. "New and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added."

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 30, 12:39 PM
Calling all wannabe astronauts: You can now explore outer space with NASA from the comfort of your own desk chair.

NASA has launched a new library of audio, video, and images of space exploration -- a database with more than 140,000 files from over 60 collections.


The best part? A search engine that lets you flit from celestial wonders to astronaut selfies.


Worried 140,000 isn't enough? It'll will keep getting better.
"It's a living website," NASA said. "New and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added."

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?&tag=Space

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Space

 

ADIFIDAZ's curator insight, March 31, 8:42 AM
NASA's new searchable library lets you get your space fix big time
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Maker-First steps in electronics-The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush | #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Creativity

Maker-First steps in electronics-The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush | #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Creativity | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush. In OUR previous electronics projects WE were tinkering around with vibration motors and flashing LEDs, well we will continue on the same schema to get a bit more soldering practice and to discover ALSO the use of heat shrink tube, accumulators and drinking straws. This is ALSO…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 6:16 PM

The moving, rotating and lighting Mini-Brush. In OUR previous electronics projects WE were tinkering around with vibration motors and flashing LEDs, well we will continue on the same schema to get a bit more soldering practice and to discover ALSO the use of heat shrink tube, accumulators and drinking straws. This is ALSO…

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more | #PBL #Collaboration

Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more | #PBL #Collaboration | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Educators often talk about 21st-century skills and the benefits of incorporating communication, creativity, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking into lessons. These are skills students rarely learn straight out of a textbook. The best way to teach them, we’ve found, is by making these skills a relevant part of their active lives.

If that sounds daunting, rest assured, it doesn’t always have to be. One way we have taught these skills is through project-based learning (PBL), where students apply what they’ve learned during a hands-on project that is relevant to the real world — and their lives.

To that end, a new report developed by MIDA Learning Technologies, which we researchers worked on, shows that students engaged in PBL understand concepts more deeply than those receiving traditional instruction, resulting in improved problem solving skills. Past research reviewed in the report also suggests that PBL students perform better on a wide range of assessments including standardized testing. The full report includes quantitative and qualitative evaluations of students’ problem-solving abilities after implementation of a pre-built, project-based STEM curriculum in science class.

 

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Jeff Jennings's curator insight, November 3, 2016 10:13 AM
This article discuss the results based on K-12, but the concepts can also be implemented in the Higher Education classroom. There is a push for more active learning in higher ed and this is a great way to get started.
Chris Carter's curator insight, November 3, 2016 8:41 PM
My AP Computer Science Principles class is project-driven, and the kids are learning at hyper-speed. Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me I understand.
PIRatE Lab's curator insight, November 7, 2016 12:45 PM
Project-based learning (PBL) is essential to developing necessary skills in student's education. I can remember multiple instances throughout my time in school where I've understood the concept better simply because I was applying the ideas.  
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Internet of Things: Governments start to take a closer look | CyberSecurity

Internet of Things: Governments start to take a closer look | CyberSecurity | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Ofcom and the FTC are the latest government agencies to start work on their strategies for, and responses to, the IoT.

 

 

 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=wearables

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Quantum

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=cyberwar

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=NSA

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=TAO

 


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Excellent Ecology and Environmental Science Apps, Games, and Sites

Excellent Ecology and Environmental Science Apps, Games, and Sites | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Great options for all ages that'll help students understand and empathize with the interconnectedness of Earth and it's varied environments.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:14 PM

Great options for all ages that'll help students understand and empathize with the interconnectedness of Earth and it's varied environments.


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LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8

LEGO Digital Designer 4.3.8 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Get your kids to design LEGO models

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 10, 2013 11:58 AM

Many of my students love this tool and it can be used for fine arts as well!  

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 10, 2013 12:00 PM

Design and play all mixed in together to make learning fun and exciting!  Five stars for this design oriented game which your male students will love!

J Weidenbenner's curator insight, January 3, 2014 9:05 AM

Legos for learning, anyone?

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50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic]

50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I bet you don't know the vast majority of these facts about Earth. I sure didn't and thought I was on my game. Guess not!

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Diana Turner's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:57 PM

Geography factoids to stimulate academic reading and conversation in an intermediate ESL class.

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:13 PM

I like how the information in this infographic is broken up into parts Space, Atmosphere, Sea, underearth and ground. It has lots of statistics that are backed up by sources.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:13 PM

Love this! I will share this one with my class

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What is Inquiry-Based Learning? | #ModernEDU #Video

"This video explains the teaching methodology Inquiry-Based Learning. It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Learning. "

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 8:01 PM

This video explains the teaching methodology Inquiry-Based Learning. It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos to promote the use of Inquiry-Based Learning. "

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Inquiry+Learning

 

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Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing 

Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

During this time of significant educational change, we are forced to ask ourselves, what is the role of the teacher?

Teachers continue to be central to learning, but the role is changing significantly. Our children still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, but they also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves. This means students must learn how to self-direct their learning.

So if students are self-directing their learning, what's the role of the teacher?

Teachers build the curriculum/lessons with the individual student based on his/her needs and interests rather than move through a fixed curriculum en masse.


Teachers provide the experiences and tools to access new knowledge in specific areas of interest as facilitators of individual pathways, rather than being a provider of the content or expert in one or every area,Teachers become experts in how people learn, not only in teaching.


Teachers support a community of learners in teams, possibly of multiple ages, rather than alone in classrooms with fixed grades of students.


Teachers have more autonomy over their daily schedule, and can be flexible to adjust their schedules to support student needs.


Teachers provide opportunities for real-world, connected, practical learning rather than isolated academics.
These are the types of changes in the teacher's role that are fundamental to developing students who are capable of independent learning and reinvention in a rapidly changing world.

 

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Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 26, 7:31 PM
During a time of significant educational change, this article addresses the contemporary question: "What is the real role of the teacher?" Teachers continue to be central to learning and students still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, however 21st century learners also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves, meaning that students must learn how to self-direct their learning. Please visit my blog at http://mymathsrules.weebly.com for my extended curator's insight.
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Sarah's curator insight, June 4, 8:25 PM
This is a short article on the ways that teachers' roles are changing. It is important to note that teachers are not becoming obsolete, but are just as important as ever. Teachers are here to facilitate learning and assisting the students in becoming resilient, self directed and capable learners.
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How to make the simplest electric car - homemade mini car 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 6, 11:17 AM

How to make the simplest mini electric car - homemade car subscribe to my channel at http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=MCIsection 

 

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Homemade Propeller Car | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #PracTICE #LEARNingByDoing 

Homemade Propeller Car | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #PracTICE #LEARNingByDoing  | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Recommended Age Range: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School (younger kids will need adult supervision and assistance since this project uses hot glue)Time Required: ~30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


Cost: Around $10 in used supplies (The propeller is the most expensive component. I bought 4 of the one listed below for $16 total though the price fluctuates. It was $3.10 per propeller plus around $3 shipping and handling for all 4, so there is definitely a benefit to buying in bulk. A different, less expensive propeller could be used as long as it has a 2 mm shaft hole diameter.)

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 4, 6:27 AM
Recommended Age Range: Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle School (younger kids will need adult supervision and assistance since this project uses hot glue)Time Required: ~30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


Cost: Around $10 in used supplies (The propeller is the most expensive component. I bought 4 of the one listed below for $16 total though the price fluctuates. It was $3.10 per propeller plus around $3 shipping and handling for all 4, so there is definitely a benefit to buying in bulk. A different, less expensive propeller could be used as long as it has a 2 mm shaft hole diameter.)

 

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fischertechnik GmbH - ROBOTICS | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Coding #LEARNingByDoing

fischertechnik GmbH - ROBOTICS | #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Coding #LEARNingByDoing | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

School projects with fischertechnik School projects from schools

around the world! Great ideas and projects developed in cooperation with various educational institutions.

 

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The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM

The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | #Evolution #NationalGeographic #STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 16, 2016 5:49 PM
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.

 

 

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Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom

Personalize Learning: Making the Shift to "Our" Classroom | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

One of the most difficult parts of our jobs as educators is to create a learning environment where our learners are engaged and meet content and curriculum goals. From my experience, the single most important challenge that needs to be addressed to earn engagement in our classrooms is to develop a culture of learner autonomy--allowing and encouraging learners to take control of their own learning. There are many barriers that we, as educators, must work to clear in order to create a strong culture that allows our learners to feel comfortable with working toward a common goal in the way that works best for them.


- See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2016/02/making-shift-to-our-classroom.html#sthash.Fe2mNysX.dpuf

 

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