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What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like? Answering the Big Questions in Geography.


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Sadly few people know much about the real world .. 

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Zhanat Shanbatyrova's comment, June 28, 2013 6:11 AM
Thanks a lot for the valuable information!
Jorge Joo Nagata's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:26 AM

Me encantó la presentación... dice tantas cosas de una disciplina tan querida (e importante) para mi y que debe tener una relevancia primordial ahora más que nunca.

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It came from Seth.. take a look at his pages. Awesome things.
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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."


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Using varied modalities for reflection and processing is an excellent practice.
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Timing a Space Laser With a NASA-style Stopwatch

Timing a Space Laser With a NASA-style Stopwatch | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
To time how long it takes a pulse of laser light to travel from space to Earth and back, you need a really good stopwatch. That kind of timer is exactly what engineers have built for ICESat-2, which will use laser beams to measure the heights of sea ice, glaciers, ice sheets, forests and the rest of the planet’s surfaces.
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Fidgeting for Physics: Spinner Science in Six Steps

Fidgeting for Physics: Spinner Science in Six Steps | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here are six steps to understanding the science behind the spinner and six ideas on how to incorporate them into your classroom this spring

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Art and Math and Science, Oh My! – sailor mercury – Medium

Art and Math and Science, Oh My! – sailor mercury – Medium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I was always made to feel that these two interests were unrelated. I had art class at school. I had science class at school. Sometimes I did watercolors on the weekend. Sometimes I taught myself…

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 15, 7:32 PM
Art, Math, and Science overlap. Sailor Mercury makes the point that we want students to specialize and Science, Technology, and Art make the world a better place when combined. John Dewey wrote about self-interest as being the same as who each of us is as a person.
Chris's curator insight, May 23, 4:07 AM
We often draw a line that separates people interested in art and people interested in science, and assume that they aren't interested in - nor likely very good at - the other. But some people do like to walk the line, and there's some great applications for it! 
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DYD CAN: Engaging caring adults in youth STEM learning

DYD CAN: Engaging caring adults in youth STEM learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
To truly broaden participation, we need to not only design quality programs and interventions for youth, but also better design strategies that can connect families and communities who have bee
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Full STEAM Ahead: ED Celebrates African American Excellence in STEAM Fields - ED.gov Blog

Full STEAM Ahead: ED Celebrates African American Excellence in STEAM Fields - ED.gov Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
“I have always liked math and science because, as a child, I struggled with reading. But … I close my eyes and can see the world in numbers.” This is what Kennea Carter, a student from D.C.’s E. L. Haynes Public Charter School, shared with the audience at the Full STEAM Ahead: Educational Summit onContinue Reading
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Ozobot Evo: Develop Computer Science & STEM Skills through Robotics by Michael Karlin

Ozobot Evo: Develop Computer Science & STEM Skills through Robotics by Michael Karlin | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here you can find the Round Up's collection of in-depth reviews on the latest programs, apps, websites, and more. Make sure to click the review's title or the Read More link for the complete review!

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A Beautiful Ode to Space Exploration Made Using Only NASA Apollo Photos

A Beautiful Ode to Space Exploration Made Using Only NASA Apollo Photos | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Motion Designer Christian Stangl and his brother, composer Wolfgang Stangl, just created one of the most beautiful odes to space exploration we'v

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NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather

NASA discovers humans have created an artifical barrier around Earth, and it could protect us from space weather | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Space probes have found a barrier resulting from low frequency radio waves which could shield us from geomagnetic storms.
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James Webb Space Telescope - Sixty Symbols

Dr Becky Smethurst discusses the James Webb Space Telescope, often described as the successor to Hubble. More links and info below ↓ ↓ ↓ Main images, fil
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Think Pair Share  - Conceptual math

We keep the teacher in the equation

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Hannah Jacobs's curator insight, May 19, 6:28 PM
Think. Pair. Share.  A simple idea that allows students to teach other students and learn from each other as well.
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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.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 


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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, May 22, 6:05 AM
Altijd link zo'n titel. Alsof er een oordeel in zit. Modern of antiek is naast de kwestie. Ik kijk graag voorbij de kop naar de zes competenties die hier in de kijker staan. Daar kan ik iets mee. 
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 22, 3:53 PM
What do you think about this? What is the role of the modern teacher?
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In the fast changing world public education is also changing. As part of the changes the role of schools and education will also be different both in the educational system and in the society. Together with them the role of teachers will also change. Schools used to be the source of knowledge, a place where children were educated more or less without parental control. Together with the changes, new expectations appeared towards our schools. Nowadays schools need to teach their learners how to gain information and how to select and use them. This happens so quickly that students learn how to use the Internet together with their teachers. Parents are involved in decision-making so they take part in the life of the school. It is no longer enough to send the kids to school in the morning, pick them up in the afternoon. Parents have to have a view of what is happening in the educational institution. The changes that took place in schools have changed the roles of teachers, too. Nowadays, teachers provide information and show their students how to tackle them. Although they are still considered to be a kind of leader in the class, they can be thought of as facilitators in the learning process. They are supporters rather than educators and also advisors towards parents. Teachers in modern classrooms are no longer lecturers, they are facilitators, their main task is to set goals and organise the learning process accordingly. the present generation of teachers has been growing into making up syllabi for years. One of the biggest challenges for teachers is that their role in the school management has also changed. The school needs them as individuals, who can make decisions and cope with the stress of the changing world of schools. At the same time teachers need to be able to work in teams, co-operate with colleagues and parents, they have to write projects to gain money for the school programmes, they have to be PR experts and need to do all these things for a modest monthly income.
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A 22-year-old is moving ahead with a controversial plan to trap plastic floating in the great Pacific garbage patch

A 22-year-old is moving ahead with a controversial plan to trap plastic floating in the great Pacific garbage patch | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Ocean Cleanup has announced a major change in the design of floating structures that will be deployed in the Pacific to gather trash.
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NASA Spacecraft Finds a Chaotic Dance of Storms at Jupiter’s Poles

NASA Spacecraft Finds a Chaotic Dance of Storms at Jupiter’s Poles | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Observations taken from the first few orbits provide a glimpse into the interior of the solar system’s largest planet.
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Minecraft: Education Edition’s Code Builder Helps Teach Science Standards

Minecraft: Education Edition’s Code Builder Helps Teach Science Standards | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Updates to the game-based learning tool make state-required curriculum more creative.
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#Corrupt #EPA Delays Rule That Would Ensure #Pesticides are Applied Safely #Monsanto #Bayer #America

#Corrupt #EPA Delays Rule That Would Ensure #Pesticides are Applied Safely #Monsanto #Bayer #America | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The EPA is delaying a proposed rule that would ensure the restricted-use pesticides, atrazine and chlorpyrifos, are applied safely by adult farmworkers.

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Minds that Build

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Spatial construction—creating novel spatial arrangements or copying existing ones—is a hallmark of human spatial cognition. Spatial construction appears early in development, predict
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Racing to Find Answers in the Ice

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Scientists are sprinting to understand what is happening in West Antarctica as the planet warms around it.
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Kids' Activities For Summer (Warning: Its Gonna Be Wet)

Kids' Activities For Summer (Warning: Its Gonna Be Wet) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An educational blog with learning resources for ed tech, STEM, special education, learning theory, and arts integration (STEAM.)

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Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth

Humans Accidentally Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The interaction between radio transmissions and high-energy particles in space sometimes forms a shield around the planet, protecting it from dangerous cosmic phenomena.
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Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea

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Some scientists fear that West Antarctica’s immense ice sheet may have entered the early stages of an unstoppable disintegration.
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Human blood stem cells grown in the lab for the first time

Human blood stem cells grown in the lab for the first time | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The stem cells that produce our blood have been created in the lab for the first time. These could one day be used to treat people who have blood diseases and leukaemia with their own cells, rather than bone marrow transplants from a donor. They could also be used to create blood for transfusions.


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Virtual Dissection App a Great Way to Practice

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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Telling Our Story Through Data: ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill State STEM & Innovation Report Cards 2017 | ASTRA

Now in its 15th year of publication, ASTRA’s STEM on the Hill™ State STEM Report Cards series illustrates the importance of scientific and engineering research and STEM Education to state and local economies, job growth, innovation, competitiveness, our standard of living and U.S. national security.
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The Teacher's Guide to a Math Game Design Unit [Recorded Webinar]

The Teacher's Guide to a Math Game Design Unit [Recorded Webinar] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know to implement a game design unit in your classroom.
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