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Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification

Words Matter: How Geospatial Education Suffers Because of Government Classification | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Recent news stories discussed why geography is important to an informed and engaged society.  To those of us in the geospatial profession, basic geography education is an essential foundation to encouraging young people to enter the workforce in surveying, photogrammetry, GIS and other disciplines in our field."


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In a world of information the knowledge of geography is lacking.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 29, 2013 8:20 AM

While many in the geography education business bemoan student's lack of global awareness as a rationale for geography education, this is the key angle that I feel we should be pushing: the workforce.  We currently are not producing enough students with geospatial skills in the United States to fill the jobs (one of the problems with geography being classified as a social science).  Now that is a practical reason to support geography that non-geographers can understand.


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Todd Pollard's curator insight, February 4, 7:43 PM

Defining "geospatial" is still a convoluted mess.

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All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd'

All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If there aren’t enough American workers for today’s tech jobs, imagine the nation in 2024 if we don’t find fresh ways to get kids interested.
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The World's Most Energy-Efficient Countries

The World's Most Energy-Efficient Countries | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Guess what? The U.S. doesn't even rank in the top 10, and overall it appears the world could save tons of energy by doing more with less.

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French surgeon performs world’s first spinal fusion surgery using 3D printed spine cages

French surgeon performs world’s first spinal fusion surgery using 3D printed spine cages | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A surgeon in Lyon, France has performed the world's first spinal fusion surgery using customized spine cages created with a 3D printer.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=3D

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 22, 5:07 AM

A surgeon in Lyon, France has performed the world's first spinal fusion surgery using customized spine cages created with a 3D printer.


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CSTA - Next Generation Science Standards

CSTA - Next Generation Science Standards | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Science Teachers! Planning? Here is a great resource on NGSS timeline for implementation... http://t.co/V5HC3hnwe7
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Welcome to Open Library

Welcome to Open Library | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, July 23, 9:31 AM

un millón de eBooks !

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, July 24, 4:05 AM

Plenty of reading material here in the form of diverse genres and subjects. Books can be read online, downloaded in several formats and even borrowed for a couple of weeks. 

Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, July 24, 8:23 AM

Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome. We have a small team of fantastic programmers who have accomplished a lot, but we can't do it alone!

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50th Anniversary of NASA

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Love science and space? Then you must visit NASA’s virtual tour for educators and students. Watch how a local school used Lifesize’s video conferencing system to allow their students to take a virtual field trip with NASA.


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Map: Time-lapse of American seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887

Map: Time-lapse of American seizure of indigenous land, 1776-1887 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

 

“Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion acres from America’s indigenous people by treaty and executive order.”

 


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Wikia Maps a playground for amateur cartographers (Wired UK)

Wikia Maps a playground for amateur cartographers (Wired UK) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hold on to your compasses amateur cartographers, for there's an exciting new online tool at your disposal

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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, July 22, 9:36 AM

Wikia Maps: a fan-authored mapping tool allow create maps of real or fictional places and share with others. http://bit.ly/1nRcv99 #maps

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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Share this infographic on your site! Source: Top10OnlineColleges.org The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 The 6 Drivers of Change ○ All of the 10 skil(...) (The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020
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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Online Science Games for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Online Science Games for Kids | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Stem Vs Steam- Girl | Online Art Education Degree

Stem Vs Steam- Girl | Online Art Education Degree | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (#STEAM) education is clearly the way to go! http://t.co/4TODc9p3im
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The 27 Maps That Explain America

The 27 Maps That Explain America | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Want to understand this fascinating country? Check out these maps.
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MAP: How Asia is scared of China

MAP: How Asia is scared of China | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New Pew survey shows Asian fears of Chinese dominance and how the majority of the world favors the U.S. over China

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Elephants have 2000 genes coding for smell, more than any other mammal - Tech Times

Elephants have 2000 genes coding for smell, more than any other mammal - Tech Times | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Elephants have 2000 genes coding for smell, more than any other mammal. By Jim Algar, Tech Times | July 23, 5:30 AM.
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E-ELT: Europe's Extreme New Telescope - Space - YouTube

The Atacama desert in Chile is famous for nothing: no water, no plants, no animals. That makes it a perfect place for astronomy, and the ideal location to bu...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 18, 7:26 AM

E-ELT: Europe's Extreme New Telescope - Space


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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace ~ Edutopia

6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace ~ Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative, provides six strategies for funding a makerspace.

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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That is not the only problem. Math education to some is memorization to others understanding and problem solving with a bit of computational thinking. Wide divide.

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Teaching Metacognition

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This webpage is a summary, written by Carol Ormand, of Marsha Lovett's presentation at the 2008 Educause Learning Initiative conference. Dr. Lovett's slides and a podcast of her presentation can be ...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 23, 11:40 AM

Reflection and structure are so important here!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 4:02 PM

The key is self-regulating one's learning, a mindfulness of what is happening and adjusting as needs appear and they will. It would seem that meta-cognition, learning about learning, would be vital in the 21st Century and yet we do little in that area.

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Build your own fully-functional LEGO microscope

Build your own fully-functional LEGO microscope | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Carl Merriam used stock LEGO pieces, including magnifying lenses, to build this fully functional microscope complete with lights and adjustable magnification.

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How Minecraft can help with Common Core math | eSchool News | eSchool News

How Minecraft can help with Common Core math | eSchool News | eSchool News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One educator is turning to Minecraft to create a tool that helps boost students' math performance.

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See Stampylonghead, Minecraft’s hero to children, introduce you to his world | EW.com

See Stampylonghead, Minecraft’s hero to children, introduce you to his world | EW.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Stampylonghead, ie. StampyCat, is the newest voice in children’s entertainment. But don’t expect to find him on television: This blocky, pixelated character only lives online, generating millions of page view in YouTube videos created via the uber-popular video game Minecraft."


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Go Wild

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The World Wildlife Federation's Go Wild website is a great place to find online and offline activities that can help elementary school students learn about a variety of animals and ecosystems. The site is arranged into six sections; Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Polar, and Oceans. Each section includes online games and quizzes about animals. Each section also includes a hands-on activity like creating a shoe box safari.


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A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers on 21st Century Technology Integration curated by Jamie Forshey (RT @edutech20: A Free Comprehensive Digital Library Packed Full of Resources for Teachers via @GwynethJones...
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Expanding broadband is critical for minorities

Expanding broadband is critical for minorities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Regulating the Internet as a public utility would perhaps affect no group more than minorities.
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Sadly those who have access, tools and well trained teachers often forget those who do not. If we are going to be a majority minority nation we leave them out at our peril.... now is the time to be proactive in creating opportunities for all.
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45 years ago, Apollo 11 blasted off into history

45 years ago, Apollo 11 blasted off into history | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Successful mission would put two American astronauts on the moon and end the space race with the Soviet Union

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Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer of the Expeditionary Learning schools, opens his portfolio of student work to demonstrate the immediate and longterm benefits of deeper learning.
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Project based learning is nothing new, but given the turnaround in teachers, it may be new to some. This is a valuable article.

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