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MOOC on Water

"Water is an essential theme in social studies, science, and geography. Whether teaching about natural or human systems, water is part of the story. This course, framed around California's Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), focuses on ocean and freshwater topics and strategies for teaching environmental topics in Grades 4-8. Resources and support are provided for how to use EEI to implement Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 6, 2013 8:27 AM

This new MOOC on water resources in California is project supported by National Geographic Education and Annenberg Learner.  This is a course is designed to span the disciplines and create an awareness in students about environmental issues that impact them. 


Tags: consumptionCalifornia, water, environment, resources, environment depend.

Top Free Classes's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:45 AM

Starts in October.

Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:53 PM

I find this video very informative because I didn’t know, that they have this type of course. I feel this course should be teach in every classroom around the United States, because is not only the adult that needs to learn how to protect the environment. We also need to educate our children because they are the future of America.  I think that by taking this class people will learn which places have the more environmental problem, and by becoming more aware of the issue , we all together will find the solution.

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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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The Anatomy of a Tornado

Jim Cantore gives an INCREDIBLE step-by-step description and 3D view into how a tornado forms - like you've never seen before!

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, visualization.


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Computer or Pen ... why not both!

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The Phree is an interesting device that will probably be very useful to a lot of people. The Phree is a pen that can write on pretty much

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We all get stung by bee colony collapse

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On Tuesday, the Obama administration will announce plans to protect bees, other pollinators and their breeding grounds. Honeybees are critical to our food supply. One of every three bites of our food originates from bees pollinating the flowers that produce many of our fruits, nuts and vegetables. Last June, President Obama established a Pollinator Health Task Force to focus federal efforts to stem pollinator loss.
The honeybee population in the United States is now less than half of what it was at the end of World War II. Driven largely by industrial farming practices, that decline was well underway when, in 2006, commercial beekeepers began finding many of their hives suddenly abandoned. Colony collapse appears to be linked to a variety of factors that work in concert to weaken bees.
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The Stark Inequality of U.S. Public Schools, Mapped

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Who attends America’s “high-poverty” public schools—and where.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 18, 2:49 AM

A powerful and effective use of infographics to transform data into information and, hopefully, knowledge.

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STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World

STEM Everywhere: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in the Real World | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Explore STEM education in settings beyond the classroom walls, and see how opportunities to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us.
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Frontiers of Computational Thinking: A SXSW Report—Stephen Wolfram Blog

Frontiers of Computational Thinking: A SXSW Report—Stephen Wolfram Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Frontiers of Computational Thinking: A SXSW Report—Stephen Wolfram Blog http://t.co/g2BwugAWcP via @knowledgepowers #SXSW
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Luminous Lantern Slides of Blackfeet Tipis on the Prairies of Montana in the Early 20th Century

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This group of lantern slides by photographer Walter McClintock depicts Blackfoot tipis in Montana, between 1896 and 1914. Many of the McClintock lantern slides have been digitized and are available through Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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First Warm-Blooded Fish Is Discovered

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It's the warm fish in a cold pond.

A new study published in the journal Science has identified the world's first fully warm-blooded fish: the car tire-sized opah, or moonfish.



Unlike birds a

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 9:15 PM

We continue to learn new things every day.

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9 Terrific STEM Teaching Resources

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Jasmine Dyoco from EducatorLabs provides us with 9 great online links for STEM teaching—a list worth exploring!

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terry clarke's curator insight, May 14, 12:36 PM

I think the STEM programs are great, but I agree with the approach mentioned by my friend Joe Trimboli, who suggested a model that includes a Humanities component to STEM.

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How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage'

How 'digital natives' are killing the 'sage on the stage' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

“Michael Cowling and Cris Brack, Australian National University The idea that teachers should teach and students should listen presumes that teachers know more than their students.”


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 12, 12:08 PM

This article shares some thoughts on how faculty should be prepared for higher number of digital natives being in their classrooms this coming semester and moving forward.

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Urban Farmers Say It's Time They Got Their Own Research Farms

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The University of the District of Columbia is the one land-grant university in the U.S. with an urban focus. It's leading research on growing food in raised beds, hoop houses and shipping containers.

 

Tags: agriculture, food, urban, unit 5 agriculture. 


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Girls With Toys: A Powerful, Funny, Inspiring Response to Sexism in Science

Girls With Toys: A Powerful, Funny, Inspiring Response to Sexism in Science | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
On Saturday morning, I turned on NPR while I made breakfast for my daughter and me. We had a big day ahead: first the farmers market, then a nearby forest preserve’s migratory bird festival featuring a mist-netting demonstration and the chance to take home and dissect your own owl pellet....
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Tim Peake asks for help in space food science experiment - BBC News

Tim Peake asks for help in space food science experiment - BBC News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
British astronaut Tim Peake invites schoolchildren to help him in an experiment to learn more about how to grow food in space.
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El Niño is back in town - Geographical

El Niño is back in town - Geographical | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As the infamous Pacific climate event El Niño is declared for 2015, what does this means for weather conditions around the world?
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Paul Gayle had no job, no money, a baby and 16 lessons from the Obama administration to teach him what to do next

Paul Gayle had no job, no money, a baby and 16 lessons from the Obama administration to teach him what to do next | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A father's initiative
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In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning - Palo Alto Online

In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning - Palo Alto Online | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Living Classroom, an 8-year-old nonprofit that aims to bring students closer to the natural world through the building and maintaining of school gardens and through curriculum on everything from the life cycle of a plant to the genetics of heirloom...
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Opinionator | The End of the War in the West - New York Times (blog)

Opinionator | The End of the War in the West - New York Times (blog) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Beyond the Mississippi, the Civil War never really came to a close.

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Slow WiFi in schools ... remember these days? 'Dial-Up Noise'

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TshhhhhhhSKREEEEEEEankankankank.

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Is student privacy erased as classrooms turn digital?

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Privacy researcher Elana Zeide says schools need more transparency about how student data is used by educational publishers and software companies.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 15, 11:14 AM

Is student privacy compromised in the digital classroom?

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1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

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A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists say.


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R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 31, 1:24 PM
We were better at medicine sometimes before we thought we were.
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River Maps

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Rivers have been a key part of urban life for centuries. They have provided us with drinking water, protection, and a transit network that links us from one settlement to the next. I wanted to create a series of maps that gives people a new way to look at rivers: a much more modern, urban type of portrayal. So I turned to the style of urban transit maps pioneered by Harry Beck in the 1930s for the London Underground. Straight lines, 45º angles, simple geometry. The result is more of an abstract network representation than you would find on most maps, but it’s also a lot more fun. The geography is intentionally distorted to clarify relationships. I think it helps translate the sort of visual language of nature into a more engineered one, putting the organic in more constructed terms. Not every line depicted is navigable, but all are important to the hydrological systems shown.

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Google for Education: Take a trip to science museums with a Google Field Trip

Google for Education: Take a trip to science museums with a Google Field Trip | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Book Review: The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage - ICT and Computing in Education -

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Ada Lovelace was born in 1815, so this is the 200th anniversary of her birth. When she grew upon, ...

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