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7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic

7 Powerful STEM Resources For Girls - Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The statistics surrounding STEM education and jobs in the US are rather staggering to me. The latest that I’ve read indicate that US students are still trailing WAY behind other nations in Science and Math education (US ranks 47th in Math and Science education quality, and 78% of high school graduates don’t meet the standard levels for at least one entry level STEM class). To top it off, there’s a pretty strong gender divide in the STEM subjects: Many fewer girls are interested in even studying these subjects, and they don’t feel at all confident about their skills."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 26, 2013 11:17 PM

News reports let us know that the number of students studying the STEM subjects needs to rise, and that there is a strong gender divide. What can we do as teachers? How about finding some great websites that look at STEM and are designed for girls. This post provides a look at 7 websites. They are:

* Black Girls Code (for ages 7 - 17)

* DigiGirlz (through Microsoft)
* Center for STEM Education for Girls(transformational opportunities for girls)

* Engineer Girl (National Academy of Engineering)

* The National Girls Collaborative Project (high school and college aged)

* National Center for Women and Information Technology (high school and college)

* Dot Diva (WGBH and for high school girls)

Each site is discussed in the post and links to each are available.

Shannon Collingwood's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:55 PM

This website gives advice on good organizations for girls interested in a career in a STEM field. 

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: How do Solar Panels Work? - A TED-Ed Lesson

Free Technology for Teachers: How do Solar Panels Work? - A TED-Ed Lesson | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Develop Mathematics Skills With Sushi Monster

Free Technology for Teachers: Develop Mathematics Skills With Sushi Monster | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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STEAM Art Lessons

STEAM Art Lessons | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Science*Technology* Engineering*Art*Math This list of ART and technology rich STEAM lessons will continue to grow as our ideas grow. See...
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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Readies for Jupiter Encounter

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Readies for Jupiter Encounter | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully fired its thrusters and adjusted its path as it nears a rendezvous with Jupiter.


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7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
One district is getting students more active and analytical with data-collection tools, like probeware


Today’s students, being technology natives, expect the same kinds of engagement in the classroom as they seek out online. STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. The recent addition of probeware—sensory-based handheld devices for measuring things like water quality, light, and temperature—has allowed us to bring students out into nature and introduce them to the world of data collection and analysis. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district.


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Student Innovators Take Local Action on Global Climate Challenge

Student Innovators Take Local Action on Global Climate Challenge | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

See what happens when a group of high school students pitch energy-saving proposals to a panel of entrepreneurs, professors, and sustainability experts.

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The strange foods that Americans loved a century ago

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The last time you went to a restaurant, what did you order? A plate of celery and radishes to start, perhaps? How about a pack of cigarettes or an alligator pear salad?


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The simple physics of how the brain gets its intricate folds

The simple physics of how the brain gets its intricate folds | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Where do the brain's folds come from? Harvard scientists have an idea.
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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Fully Assembled | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The 18th and final primary mirror segment is installed on what will be the biggest and most powerful space telescope ever launched. The final mirror installation Wednesday at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland marks an important milestone in the assembly of the agency’s James Webb Space Telescope.
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Watch now: Charlottesville Inside-Out | Dr. Neal Kassell; Tech-Girls (#902) | WCVE / WHTJ Video

Watch now: Charlottesville Inside-Out | Dr. Neal Kassell; Tech-Girls (#902) | WCVE / WHTJ Video | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Terri has a conversation with a nationally renowned brain surgeon, Dr. Neal Kassell. Then we learn about Tech-Girls, an organization dedicated to empowering girls to achieve their goals in a tech-savvy world. Watch online: Dr. Neal Kassell; Tech-Girls (#902) from Charlottesville Inside-Out. On demand, streaming video from WCVE / WHTJ
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How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Anthony Yom worked in virtual obscurity until the news last week that one of his students was among only 12 in the world to slay the Advanced Placement Calculus exam with a perfect score.
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Sort Out Your Space Rocks

SCIENCE Geography is destiny for space rocks. A single space rock can go from asteroid or comet to meteoroid to meteor to meteorite, depending on where it is in the solar system at the time. (Royal Observatory Greenwich) Sort out your space rocks here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in…
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How well do you know the world's countries?

How well do you know the world's countries? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The average person's geography skills are fairly poor beyond their region. Test your knowledge of the countries at HowStuffWorks.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, Today, 3:58 PM

The questions are more "recall" than "higher order thinking" questions, but this batch of 30 questions is still a fun break from the regular routine. 

 

Tags: trivia, games.

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On to geography...

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'Sedated by software': No one knows how to read maps anymore, experts say

'Sedated by software': No one knows how to read maps anymore, experts say | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Royal Institute of Navigation are concerned about the nation's cartographical know-how and have suggested schools start teaching basic navigation.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 19, 12:59 PM

Today, many are unable to navigate without GPS devices, but they still need to learn map reading skills. They are convinced that their apps can do all the work and that an old fashioned paper map is outdated technology, but their spatial thinking skills become atrophied. Spatial skills are crucial for understanding the world as a global citizen, to understand your local environs and for making scientific discoveries.  So teach a kid how to read a map...the sooner the better. 

 

Tagsmapping, K12, location.

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I agree !!! and it is fun

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Video: Our Journey to Space

A look at the moments when we left Earth's atmosphere.


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The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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This interesting article explains how many companies are using the affordances provided by Meerkat and Periscope on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram in order to win customer attention. The techniques themselves are interesting and creative educators will surely find ways to harness this delivery system in service to their students.


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Five Forces Catapulting Geography onto the World Stage | GIS Education Community

Five Forces Catapulting Geography onto the World Stage | GIS Education Community | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Five Forces Catapulting Geography onto the World Stage

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Manufacturing Day Survey

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By illustrating the career opportunities available in today’s advanced manufacturing environment, the industry is making positive progress in changing the perception of manufacturing.

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PAEMST » Home

Since 1983 PAEMST has recognized more than 4,400 teachers for their contributions to mathematics and science (including computer science) education; the current award is $10,000.
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Reward a teacher, promote education in STEM.

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Videos & Lesson On Rube Goldberg Machines From Our School's Physics Teacher

Videos & Lesson On Rube Goldberg Machines From Our School's Physics Teacher | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I'm a fan of Rube Goldberg Machines (see The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines). Earlier this week, I saw some of my IB Theory of Knowledge students ...

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World War II Warplanes Enjoy a Second Life as Gorgeous Artificial Reefs Off Hawaii (Video)

World War II Warplanes Enjoy a Second Life as Gorgeous Artificial Reefs Off Hawaii (Video) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The last time the Grumman F6F Hellcats featured in the video above were seen, they were streaking through the skies over Hawaii. Incredibly effective w ...


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From Mozart to Jobs, How Geography Gives Birth to Genius

From Mozart to Jobs, How Geography Gives Birth to Genius | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On this episode of "Re/code Decode," Kara Swisher interviews "The Geography of Genius" author Eric Weiner.
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