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Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry ~ joystiq

Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry ~ joystiq | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

by Mike Suszek

 

"Valve recently introduced a program called Pipeline with the aim of providing guidance for high schoolers that are contemplating a future in video games. Pipeline will host content in the form of videos and a forum that will answer commonly-asked questions about careers in the gaming industry.

"Pipeline is an experiment to see if we can take a group of high school students with minimal work experience and train them in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve," the site notes. Pipeline is currently nothing more than a video and FAQ, but that will certainly change in due time."

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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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Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution [Video]

Ray Kurzweil Outlines the Coming Biomedical Revolution [Video] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Will we live longer lives in the future? According to Ray Kurzweil, it's only a matter of time until technology begins successfully tackling age-related disease—and... read more
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Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life

Scientists call for better plastics design to protect marine life | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Improved materials would encourage recycling and prevent single-use containers from entering the oceans and breaking into small pieces

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Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory

Periodic Table of Elements: Los Alamos National Laboratory | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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"The Los Alamos National Laboratory publishes an annotated periodic table of elements as a resource for K-12 students. This accessible resource was originally created by Robert Husted back in 1992, but has since been updated and redesigned by other chemists at Los Alamos. The site's strength is its simplicity; students can click on each element to discover additional information. Each element's annotation follows a similar format, providing students with information about the element's history, sources, production, compounds, properties, uses, forms, isotopes, handling, hazards, or availability, as appropriate. In addition, students can find explanations of atomic numbers, atomic weights, and electron configuration on the How to Use page. The consistent format and clear language make this website a useful resource for students to explore during classroom projects or to study the periodic table at home."


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Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle

Math: The Pros & Cons of Productive Struggle | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Michelle Russell has spent time this summer considering what "productive struggle" should mean for the students in her math classroom. Read what she learned.
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Women 1.5 Times More Likely to Leave STEM Pipeline after Calculus Compared to Men: Lack of Mathematical Confidence a Potential Culprit

The substantial gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce can be traced back to the underrepresentation of women at various milestones in the career pathway. Calculus is a necessary step in this pathway and has been shown to often dissuade people from pursuing STEM fields. We examine the characteristics of students who begin college interested in STEM and either persist or switch out of the calculus sequence after taking Calculus I, and hence either continue to pursue a STEM major or are dissuaded from STEM disciplines. The data come from a unique, national survey focused on mainstream college calculus. Our analyses show that, while controlling for academic preparedness, career intentions, and instruction, the odds of a woman being dissuaded from continuing in calculus is 1.5 times greater than that for a man. Furthermore, women report they do not understand the course material well enough to continue significantly more often than men. When comparing women and men with above-average mathematical abilities and preparedness, we find women start and end the term with significantly lower mathematical confidence than men. This suggests a lack of mathematical confidence, rather than a lack of mathematically ability, may be responsible for the high departure rate of women. While it would be ideal to increase interest and participation of women in STEM at all stages of their careers, our findings indicate that if women persisted in STEM at the same rate as men starting in Calculus I, the number of women entering the STEM workforce would increase by 75%.

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12 Essential Mac Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Essential Mac Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.


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Angela Mitchell's curator insight, March 3, 9:57 PM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Iva Golec's curator insight, March 9, 3:03 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Carrie Hill's curator insight, March 10, 8:25 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

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3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue

3-D Printing: Worth the Hype? | The Maker Issue | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
What is 3-D printing exactly, and how does it serve kids? Here’s a walk-through.
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Al Gore feels optimistic about climate change. 6 stats he shared at TED2016 that show why.

“Every night on the news is like a nature hike through the Book of Revelation," says Al Gore. But he is genuinely optimistic about our progress on climate change.
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Old Mexico lives on

Old Mexico lives on | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On February 2nd 1848, following a short and one-sided war, Mexico agreed to cede more than half its territory to the United States. An area covering most of present-day Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, plus parts of several other states, was handed over to gringolandia. The rebellious state of Tejas, which had declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, was recognised as American soil too. But a century and a half later, communities have proved more durable than borders. The counties with the highest concentration of Mexicans (as defined by ethnicity, rather than citizenship) overlap closely with the area that belonged to Mexico before the great gringo land-grab of 1848. Some are recent arrivals; others trace their roots to long before the map was redrawn. They didn’t jump the border—it jumped them.

 

Tags: culture, demographics, North America, historical, colonialism, borders, political.


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IoT and jobs: There are plenty of great opportunities

IoT and jobs: There are plenty of great opportunities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
IoT is growing and with it comes jobs for skilled professionals who can usher in a new generation of network-capable devices.

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Home | 3D Resources

Home | 3D Resources | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
3D Resources web application
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A Treasure Chest of NASA 3D Resources , awesome images.
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Can the Circus Go On Without Elephants? Ringling Bets It Can

Can the Circus Go On Without Elephants? Ringling Bets It Can | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
After Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey eliminated elephants from its lineup, the circus must balance its nostalgic appeal with modernization efforts.

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NASA's PACE mission will uncover new information about health of our oceans

NASA's PACE mission will uncover new information about health of our oceans | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NASA's Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) mission is a first-of-its-kind project that aims to answer key questions about the consequences of climate change on the health of our oceans and their relationshi

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Diversity of Organisms | HHMI BioInteractive

Diversity of Organisms | HHMI BioInteractive | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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"BioInteractive is a website created by science education specialists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and hosts a rich collection of award-winning online resources for the biology classroom. Its Diversity of Organisms page contains a number of resources about characteristics, classification, and evolution of different organisms. One highlight of this page is its engaging short films: Popped Secret explains how scientists identified that modern day corn was cultivated from the teosinte plant and The Guide: A Biologist in Gorongosa, directed by Academy Award winner Jessica Yu, is a portrait of a young Mozambique boy who decides to pursue a career in biology in order to preserve Gorongosa National Park. BioInteractive also excels at providing accessible visualizations that illuminate biological processes, such as the lifecycle of a virus. Finally, BioInteractive includes an innovative, interactive activity called "WildCam Gorongosa" where students can examine 52 photographs from Gorongosa National Park and, with the aid of some online tools, see if they can identify animals."


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Free Technology for Teachers: Why the Metric System Matters - And How It Confounds Americans

Free Technology for Teachers: Why the Metric System Matters - And How It Confounds Americans | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Telescope | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Telescopes are great, and while you can snag a decent one for relatively cheap, making your own is always more fun. If you don’t mind putting in a bit of effort, Make walks you through making your own with a 3D printed case.
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Information for Teachers | Concord Consortium

Information for Teachers | Concord Consortium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
You're just a click away from more powerful learning. Help students learn more science, math and engineering for free.
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The Art of Apollo 11: Paying tribute to NASA's moon landing 47 years later

The Art of Apollo 11: Paying tribute to NASA's moon landing 47 years later | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These photos represent the quieter moments from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
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5 Amazing Things About the Apollo Moon Landings

An appreciative reflection on the importance of the Apollo Moon landings, posted on the anniversary of President John Kennedy's address to Congres
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6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency

6 Great Videos for Teaching Media Fluency | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here is a great list of useful videos for helping you in your continuing quest of teaching Media Fluency to your digital students.

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The Science of What Makes You You and How Old Your Body Really Is

The Science of What Makes You You and How Old Your Body Really Is | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A biological Ship-of-Theseus exploration of how quickly your body replaces itself, from your nails to your neurons.
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Geology IN: Earth's early atmosphere: Rock salt holds the key to a paradigm shift

Geology IN: Earth's early atmosphere: Rock salt holds the key to a paradigm shift | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Should you stop eating fish?

Should you stop eating fish? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
We asked legendary oceanographer Sylvia Earle for her menu advice. Here's Earle’s take on omega oils, tuna rolls, and her ideal meal.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 17, 6:10 AM

"If you have to eat meat, or rather choose to eat meat, eat animals that eat plants."