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Geography of Soccer in the US

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" 549 players from 62 different countries play in MLS in the United States"


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Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:40 PM

Perfect example of cultural diffusion.

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 3:59 AM

I am a huge soccer fan and with that i also have to say i tend to neglect the MLS due to its lack of talent. The problem in the past with the MLS was that it was too home grown and their wasnt many international players to provide a wider demographic in the leauge which also means worse players. But with the MLS signing some big names from around the world such as Henry from France Beckham from Uk and Cahill from the AU the MLS is growing in popularity around the world and is soon to be a globally viewed leauge. This is a map of where the nearly 600 MLS players come from and it goes to show the more nations you can represent the bigger crowd demographic you can draw in.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 19, 2014 5:25 PM

There are 35 MLS players that came from Africa according to the article. In America soccer or football in Europe is not that popular it is more like our baseball or football then like the soccer over there. (That is their "past time") In America we have a large population that play sports but specifically soccer we do not have that many participants that involve themselves in this , I think part of the reason is that abroad soccer is so important to them and they try to flourish from that sport onto tournments and other MLS players go for the cup. Oppose to America and our excitment about the NFL and MBL.

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

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"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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An American walked in space for the first time 50 years ago

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NASA astronaut Ed White became the first American to conduct a spacewalk 50 years ago, on June 3, 1965.
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An example of Computational Thinking

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6 Q's About the News | Grim History Traced in Sunken Slave Ship Found Off South Africa

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Measurement Lessons using Google Earth

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Measurement lessons will go beyond the simple measurement of point A to point B and demonstrate how linear measure can be applicable to real world problems .  The ruler tool in Google Earth can...

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Fractorium is side-scrolling adventure game, built with Python and Pygame. It is in early stages of development, however, I will be making a Kickstarter page...

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Esri Storytelling with Maps Contest

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[Infographic] 21st century learning starts with IT planning

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By now, 21st-century skills such as communication, creativity, and collaboration are on everyone’s radar. Your school may even have an ambitious plan for instilling 21st-century skills in your students. But the reality is these plans don’t get too far if your computers don’t work and you can’t access the sites and services you need. The Why 21st Century Learning Starts With IT Planning Infographic, created by HP and Intel, explores the crucial steps all IT departments need to take in order to truly become a 21st-century school.


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What do your mouth and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have in common?

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Clean the Bay Day - Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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22 Customizable STEM Project-Based Learning Activities

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3 Web Apps for High School - Voniz Articles

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A map of what every state would be if it were a country

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Kids find inspiration in the oddest places. And it never fails, the minute you think you can predict what your children will do in a given situation – the
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Animated Earth

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A fascinating 3D globe which shows air currents and lots of other data. View in real time or review past data. A must use site for geographers.
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Michail Darley's curator insight, August 27, 2014 8:28 PM

I haven't tried this, but it looked interesting. So Here it is...

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Google partners with Levi's to create interactive clothing

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Lies Your Maps Tell You: Reclaim Native Lands

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Investigating Competition, Cooperation, and Social Interaction Are you competitive? Do you like to negotiate? How do you make decisions about sharing, helping, and collaborating with others? And how do scientists study these kinds of social interactions? Questions like these are at the heart of the Exploratorium’s new Science of Sharing exhibition. We’ve designed exhibits and activities to let you experiment with social interactions, play with strategies for working with others, and learn about the scientific study of human behavior. 
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Visualized: How the insane amount of rain in Texas could turn Rhode Island into a lake

Visualized: How the insane amount of rain in Texas could turn Rhode Island into a lake | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"It's difficult to comprehend the ridiculous amounts of water that have fallen in such a short time in a state that, until recently, had been in the grip of a historic drought. But one place to start would be to look at reservoir levels in the state. In the past 30 days, Texas reservoirs have gone from being 73 percent full to 82 percent full, according to data maintained by the Texas Water Development board. All told, about 8 million acre-feet of water have flowed into the state's reservoirs."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 8:44 AM

Just how much of water is 8 million acre-feet?  It's almost impossible for most people to visualize that, but this series of graphics is designed to put the scale of the recent flooding in Texas into perspective (and yes, I love that Rhode Island is almost a unit of measurement).

  

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Educating. All Our Children

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Who are the children in our schools?  What does ‘diversity’ mean when we’re talking about educating children?



One person I rely on to teach me about the children, their families and their cultures – and the policies we need to give every child a powerful education, is Angela Valenzuela, whose blog consistently challenges our often limited vision for our schools and our teaching.   

A recent post on her blog, Educational Equity, Policy and Politics in Texas, shows the need to look behind the official “diversity” categories if we want to understand our students, their families and the ways they experience school.  Most recently, Valenzuela highlights important findings on the languages spoken by people in our country officially designated as “Hispanic.”  “English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos,” a report by the Pew Research Center on Hispanic Trends, shows that even the languages we speak, and use on a daily basis, can’t be automatically assumed by typical demographic designations such as age, educational attainment, or country of birth.  

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