STEM Connections
29.5K views | +3 today
Follow
 
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Eclectic Technology
onto STEM Connections
Scoop.it!

America's Math Problem - Online Colleges

America's Math Problem - Online Colleges | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Whether you love it or hate it, if you’ve partaken in the American school system, there’s no doubt that you’ve studied math in a wide range of forms and subjects. From algebra to geometry to the rigor of calculus, math is something that is a part of the average student’s life from kindergarten to college."


Via Beth Dichter
more...
Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 25, 2013 7:27 PM

This infographic explores math in America. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans is "functionally innumerate"? What does this mean? Sixty-two million Americans cannot do basic math such as adding fractions, working with measurement or doing whole number problems. 

Learn about how other countries compare to the U.S., how the U.S. compares to Singapore and South Korea in terms of "high achiever", what happens when we "hate" math, and what could be done to help the next generation succeed in math.

STEM Connections
Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from ICT
Scoop.it!

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."


Via John Evans, Suvi Salo
more...
Chris Carter's curator insight, April 4, 8:23 PM
Using varied modalities for reflection and processing is an excellent practice.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

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...).  

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 


Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, Today, 9:07 AM
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...).  

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

Meng Qi jnu's curator insight, Today, 10:14 AM
Share your insight
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from :: The 4th Era ::
Scoop.it!

Putting It All Together - The Aspen Institute

Putting It All Together - The Aspen Institute | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The first case study from the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD) shows how schools and educators enhance learning when they teach a curriculum that simultaneously builds students’ social, emotional, and academic understanding.

 

"Putting It All Together discusses how an integrative approach is different from developing social emotional skills through stand-alone programs, details the benefits of such an approach, acknowledges the challenges to doing this work well, and provides supports and strategies for overcoming those challenges.

"The case study vividly paints a picture of what this looks like by sharing on-the-ground examples from across the country. At Capital City Public Charter School in D.C., students learn collaboration, critical feedback, and leadership skills in its lessons across subject areas, developing key social skills that are essential for academic learning as well as for later professional life. San Francisco Unified School District’s “growth mindset” math program builds students’ confidence, persistence, and ability to take academic risks by teaching that mistakes are an essential part of learning.

"Other examples include:

-The Facing History and Ourselves curriculum engages students in examining racism, prejudice, and intolerance to try to develop a more humane and informed citizenry.
-The New Tech Network of schools uses project-based learning to make learning authentic and encourage students to collaborate.
-The Center for the Collaborative Classroom’s curriculum helps to support the academic, ethical, and social development of children."


Via Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Wunderground founder: Want better hurricane forecasts? Invest in the research.

Wunderground founder: Want better hurricane forecasts? Invest in the research. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In 2007, Florida senators introduced legislation that would have substantially increased hurricane research funding. It wasn't passed.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:
Congress did not fund... EPA is being downgraded.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Learning*Education*Technology
Scoop.it!

The highest and lowest elevation points of 20 countries around the world [INFOGRAPHIC]

The highest and lowest elevation points of 20 countries around the world [INFOGRAPHIC] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A country's altitude can vary from really low to incredibly high points. This infographic shows 20 country's highest and lowest points.

Via Skip Zalneraitis
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Computational Tinkering
Scoop.it!

A beauty contest was judged by AI and the robots didn't like dark skin

A beauty contest was judged by AI and the robots didn't like dark skin | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The first international beauty contest decided by an algorithm has sparked controversy after the results revealed one glaring factor linking the winners


The simplest explanation for biased algorithms is that the humans who create them have their own deeply entrenched biases. That means that despite perceptions that algorithms are somehow neutral and uniquely objective, they can often reproduce and amplify existing prejudices.


Via Susan Einhorn
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

Financial Literacy: A Critical Need for 21st Century Learners via Curriki

Financial Literacy: A Critical Need for 21st Century Learners via Curriki | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In order to change the trajectory of financial health of the country, we need to include curriculum on financial literacy.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

DLN Back-to-school Blast and Farewell

DLN Back-to-school Blast and Farewell | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Celebrate the beginning of a new school year and say goodbye to NASA's Digital Learning Network! All missions must come to an end, and the DLN would like to go out with a bang. On Thursday, September 21st, the DLN will host 45-minute events every hour on the half-hour starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT. There will be special guests throughout the day as we share some of our best moments and thank the amazing educators that have supported us throughout the years connecting NASA DLN with millions of students across the country.

A limited number of sites will be selected to participate in each LIVE interactive event. All sites must complete a technical test to confirm connectivity no later than September 14th. Instructions will be provided in the follow-up email after registration.

Please register below to be eligible to participate in the live virtual audience. If you are not selected, watch the events on the DLiNfo Channel at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo. Webcast viewers may send questions during the live event @NASADLN via Twitter using #askDLN or via email at DLiNfochannel@gmail.com.

To learn more about how you can say farewell to the DLN, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/dln. Updates will be posted on the DLN site, Facebook and Twitter as guests are confirmed.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Evacuating millions is not an 'effective' response to hurricane threats. Here's a better way

Evacuating millions is not an 'effective' response to hurricane threats. Here's a better way | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hurricanes Irma and Harvey show us it's time to face reality and take these steps to plan for a warmer world, says Kate Gordon.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
more...
THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, September 13, 4:51 AM

Climate change is here — and it's coming at a real cost to human lives and property, writes Kate Gordon.

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

What are Globular Clusters? Relics of the Early Universe

One of the most beautiful and scientifically interesting objects in space are the globular clusters, containing hundreds of thousands of stars. What ar
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

National Geographic - Killer Hurricanes 720p - YouTube

Stunning and terrifying

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Disaster Mapping: Hurricane Irma, Mexico Earthquake and Bangladesh Floods

Disaster Mapping: Hurricane Irma, Mexico Earthquake and Bangladesh Floods | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

This week has seen disasters and destruction on an unprecedented scale, and the HOT Community has activated to respond. Hurricane Irma is the largest Hurricane ever recorded, and has torn death and destruction through the Caribbean. Destruction on some islands is estimated at 95%, affecting the lives of 1.2 million so far, and on track to cause severe destruction across the entire Florida State, where mass evacuation is currently underway. Barbuda’s prime minister, Gaston Browne, described the damage as absolutely heart-wrenching. 'The island is literally under water and barely habitable,' Browne said. 'About 95% of properties are damaged, there is a serious threat of disease. Additionally, those already affected by Irma fear a second brutal battering by Hurricane Jose.'"


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 11, 3:46 PM

Want to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are most vulnerable to natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets.  My students and I join OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects, especially when there is a major humanitarian need...it's a great way to make service learning and geospatial technologies come together. The projects that are marked urgent by the Red Cross are all in Haiti right now.  Here are is a video playlist that explains the project and how you can help if you are new to OpenStreetMap (OSM).

 

Tags: disasters, mapping, edtechSTEM, weather and climate.

Deanna Wiist's curator insight, September 12, 8:55 PM

Want to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are most vulnerable to natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets.  My students and I join OpenStreetMap (OSM) projects, especially when there is a major humanitarian need...it's a great way to make service learning and geospatial technologies come together. The projects that are marked urgent by the Red Cross are all in Haiti right now.  Here are is a video playlist that explains the project and how you can help if you are new to OpenStreetMap (OSM).

 

Tags: disasters, mapping, edtechSTEM, weather and climate.

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

ArcGIS User Seminar – Telling Your Story with Story Maps

Story maps turn your maps into digital, interactive stories. Combine your maps with narrative text, photos, video, and audio with responsive web apps tha
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:
This is so cool a use of data!!

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability

Physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stability | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have achieved a feat that is a first in the fields of physics and chemistry—one that could have wide-ranging applications.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Cats that behave like liquids, tampons that play music, and other ‘advances’ honored with Ig Nobel Prizes

Cats that behave like liquids, tampons that play music, and other ‘advances’ honored with Ig Nobel Prizes | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The annual awards recognize the most unusual scientific achievements
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers

What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Teachers are grappling with how to present the recent overhaul in the federal government's stance on environmental issues.

Via Sarantis Chelmis, Jim Lerman
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Researchers find new way to manipulate magnetism

Researchers find new way to manipulate magnetism | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In a pioneering effort to control, measure and understand magnetism at the atomic level, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered a new method for manipulating the nanoscale properties of magnetic materials.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Homeland of tea

Homeland of tea | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"China is the world’s biggest tea producer, selling many varieties of tea leaves such as green tea, black tea, oolong tea, white tea and yellow tea. Different regions are famous for growing different types of tea. Hangzhou is famous for producing a type of green tea called Longjing or the Dragon Well tea. Tea tastes also vary regionally. Drinkers in Beijing tend to prefer jasmine tea while in Shanghai prefer green tea. Processing raw tea leaves for consumption is a time and labor-intensive activity and still done by hand in many areas in China. The Chinese tea industry employs around 80 million people as farmers, pickers and sales people. Tea pickers tend to be seasonal workers who migrate from all parts of the country during harvest time. In 2016, China produced 2.43 million tons of tea."


Via Seth Dixon
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:
Share your insight
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 1, 10:06 AM

Tea, the world's most popular beverage, doesn't just magically appear on kitchen tables--it's production and consumption is shaped by geographic forces, cultural preferences, and regional variations.  These 21 images show the cultural, region, and environmental, economic, and agricultural context of tea.  

 

Tagsimages, foodChina, East Asia, economic, labor, food production, agriculture.

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Opinion | The weakness in D.C.’s voucher program

Opinion | The weakness in D.C.’s voucher program | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Why spend $200 million on private schools when students already have many choices?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

There's a $100 million plan to make a synthetic spinal cord to end paralysis

There's a $100 million plan to make a synthetic spinal cord to end paralysis | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT's Center for Extreme Bionics are engaged in a $100 million, five-year project with a goal to end disability worldwide.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from De-Constructing Empire: Social Justice, Education, Economics, &"The Media"
Scoop.it!

Hurricane Harvey – A Tragedy Made Far Worse By Capitalism

Hurricane Harvey –  A Tragedy Made Far Worse By Capitalism | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hurricane Harvey and its flooding was a natural disaster made far worse by capitalism. Two 80 year-old reservoirs, chronically under-maintained by penny-pinching governments, are leaking tremendous amounts of water, flooding many homes that would otherwise have been spared by the rain. Chemical plants, under-prepared by profit-driven corporations, are leaking dangerous chemicals into the water, sparking explosions and fires. In the town of Crosby, floods knocked out power to a peroxide plant, causing the plant to explode, and the CEO has refused so far to provide much information. Residents near other oil refineries and chemical plants have reported an unnatural odor. A toxicologist for the Environmental Defense Fund “expects a million pounds of toxic chemicals will be released around Houston just as a result of the storm and floods. Many of them are carcinogenic” (NPR, 8/30/17).

Via ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them

Scientists develop tiny robots that drill into cancer cells to kill them | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Scientists have developed nanomachines that are capable of drilling into cancer cells, killing them within minutes.

Via David W. Deeds
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 11, 7:35 AM

This is really cool. 

Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Daily Magazine
Scoop.it!

Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world

Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As Hurricane Irma bears down on the East coast, Floridians may be wondering where all the hurricanes come from, and why they all follow a similar course. In fact, Irma, Harvey, and Jose were all born on the other side of the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa, and the Sahara desert may be to blame.

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
more...
THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, September 8, 2:41 PM

These wet tropical storms come from one of the driest places on earth!

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
See current wind, weather, ocean, and pollution conditions, as forecast by supercomputers, on an interactive animated map. Updated every three hours.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Learning*Education*Technology
Scoop.it!

3 Good Educational Websites for Science Teachers

3 Good Educational Websites for Science Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Skip Zalneraitis
more...
No comment yet.