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50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic]

50 Awesome Facts About Earth To Share With Your Class [Infographic] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
I bet you don't know the vast majority of these facts about Earth. I sure didn't and thought I was on my game. Guess not!

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Geography factoids to stimulate academic reading and conversation in an intermediate ESL class.

Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:13 PM

I like how the information in this infographic is broken up into parts Space, Atmosphere, Sea, underearth and ground. It has lots of statistics that are backed up by sources.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:13 PM

Love this! I will share this one with my class

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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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Renowned Stanford professor launches new education think tank

Renowned Stanford professor launches new education think tank | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Linda Darling-Hammond is a former adviser to Obama, but has been critical of his education policies.
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This should be a great place for us to learn more about education.

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BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge | Department of Energy

BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge | Department of Energy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) BioenergizeME Infographic Challenge, where 9th through 12th-grade student teams use technology to learn about bioenergy. In this challenge, student teams research, interpret, apply, and then design an infographic that responds to one of four bioenergy topics.
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Educator of the Week Gets S.T.E.A.M.'ed Up!

Educator of the Week Gets S.T.E.A.M.'ed Up! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Connie Boltz incorporates visual arts and parent participation to inspire students' personal and academic growth. She has been an educator for 20 years and currently teaches at Colvin Run Elementar...
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How The Natural History Museum Is Changing The Ratio Of Women And Minorities in STEM

How The Natural History Museum Is Changing The Ratio Of Women And Minorities in STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Beyond the dioramas and dinosaurs, the American Museum of Natural History is working behind the scenes to boost equality in STEM.
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Engineering Exploration Challenge

Engineering Exploration Challenge | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Solve three challenges that National Geographic explorers face in the field for the chance to have your solution featured on-air during a live Google+ Hangout.
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Six Quick Tips for Sudden STEM Teachers MiddleWeb by Anne Jolly

Six Quick Tips for Sudden STEM Teachers MiddleWeb  by Anne Jolly | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There is obviously no one-size-fits-all answer for all the dilemmas that first-time STEM educators are facing this fall. If I could sit down for a few minutes and share some basic things with all the folks out there who are under the gun, I think these are the six points I would make:

 

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Excellent links and suggestions for STEM teaching/learning, regardless of how much experience a teacher has under her or his belt. Definitely worth a look. Don't miss the link to "Real World STEM Problems."


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10 Emerging Education Technologies | Edudemic

10 Emerging Education Technologies | Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Apple technology represent some cutting edge tools & trends in education. While some are being implemented now, regular use of others is on the horizon.
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NASA, NOAA Satellites Show Erika Affecting Hispaniola

NASA, NOAA Satellites Show Erika Affecting Hispaniola | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tropical Storm Erika was centered in the Eastern Caribbean Sea and affecting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead mid-day on Friday, August 28, 2015.
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Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars - BBC News

Nasa starts year-long isolation to simulate life on Mars - BBC News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.
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Have a 4th grader in the US? Your family gets free admission to national parks. Here’s how.

Have a 4th grader in the US? Your family gets free admission to national parks. Here’s how. | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Part of the White House’s “Every Kid in the Park” initiative, this program is made possible by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation.
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Just making sure you were paying attention...Geography


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 27, 4:39 PM

Because it's funny; that's why. 

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All you need to know is that it is John Oliver....he's funny.

Gregory Stewart's curator insight, August 29, 9:26 AM

This is a pretty funny clip.

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First annual Global classroom Collaboration Day - September 17, 2015

First annual Global classroom Collaboration Day  - September 17, 2015 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Mark your calendars, this September 17 schools around the world are going international for Global Collaboration Day, a first-of-its-kind event designed to raise awareness about the merits of participating in projects that cross borders.

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Our Work | Learning Policy Institute

Our Work | Learning Policy Institute | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Learn about the Learning Policy Institute, and Linda- Darling Hammond's new think tank. Sign up.

 

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New Study Shows How Climate Change Is Already Reshaping The Earth

New Study Shows How Climate Change Is Already Reshaping The Earth | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A landmark study in the journal Nature documents an expansion of the world's dry and semi-arid climate regions since 1950 -- and attributes it to human-caused global warming.
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Elementary school geography and science with ArcGIS Online | GIS Education Community

Elementary school geography and science with ArcGIS Online | GIS Education Community | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Good resources for GIS

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Urban Green Lab to go mobile to teach green lessons - The Tennessean

Urban Green Lab to go mobile to teach green lessons - The Tennessean | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Urban Green Lab’s mobile laboratory will be outfitted with interactive exhibits that will reach underserved populations in schools.
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Cities in Space - Gr. 5-12 STEAM Competition

Cities in Space - Gr. 5-12 STEAM Competition | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In your classroom right now sit the future settlers and inhabitants of new worlds. The members and associates of the New Worlds Institute are dedicated to opening the space frontier in our lifetime to everyone. Beyond the boundaries of race, gender, ideological and socio-economic difference, New Worlds Institute believes in opening this new path to any and all who would like to go. In order to be prepared for the world of Free Space and colonization, the human race must consider what to do once the traveling is over and we have arrived. Space colonization on other planets, the Moon and into Free Space will require an immense amount of skills and resource but eventually, humans will be born in these colonies and the human race can thrive and multiply in a new world alive with new culture, science and ideologies in the making of great civilization.
The Cities in Space Competition coincides with the New Worlds Conference each fall where student presentations are held.  NWI is a global institute which is holding the New World Conference in Austin, TX this fall 2015.  When they are not presenting, competing students will have the opportunity to listen to speakers during the conference as well as meet scientists, engineers, NASA experts, New Space leaders and astronauts. Students will attend a luncheon and set speakers in the main New Worlds Conference room with leading scientists and space enthusiasts and conclude there as well for awards and recognition. In support of STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Education and Project Based Learning, the Cities in Space Competition is about creating a structure that can enable the human race to survive and thrive into a new civilization in space. The competition will take place onsite, during the New Worlds Conference at the Palmer Events Center in downtown Austin on October 16, 2015. Registration cost is $25 per school team.

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
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iMathematics™ - Learn, revise & test your math skills

Get iMathematics™ - Learn, revise & test your math skills on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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1980’s Analogy to Coding Today | Eleven Fifty Academy

1980’s Analogy to Coding Today | Eleven Fifty Academy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Wondering why you should learn to code? Or trying to think of the best way to sell your parents on paying your tuition for the next coding course offered...
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nature of light, animation education

a short animation 2D , about the nature of light, Thank you for watching.
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This is a good presentation.

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Nanooze! | Nanoscale Science & Technology

Nanooze! | Nanoscale Science & Technology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Explore this site to order newsletters for your class, to see the latest issue , there is a blog and teacher resources.

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Find Your Path through the NGSS

Find Your Path through the NGSS | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Find your path through the new Next Generation Science Standards using the Concord Consortium's interactive pathfinder.
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Great tool.

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