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Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text

Cutting to the Common Core: Analyzing Informational Text | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS, 2010) for reading focus heavily on students gathering evidence, knowledge, and insights from what they read. In fact, 80-90% of the reading standards in every grade require text-dependent analysis — being able to answer questions only by referring back to the assigned text, not by drawing upon and referencing prior knowledge and experiences."


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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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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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The Human Heart

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The human heart is a pump made primarily of cardiac muscle that constantly circulates blood throughout the human body. By so doing, the human heart provides nutrients and oxygen to organs, including itself.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, July 16, 7:37 AM

Know all about the characteristics and key facts about the human heart. Includes illustrations and downloadable files for practice.

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Raytheon introduces online classes to prepare US residents for extreme weather

Raytheon introduces online classes to prepare US residents for extreme weather | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
AURORA, Colo., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon introduces online classes to prepare US residents for extreme weather. Company launches eigh

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'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life'

'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Our world is getting increasingly complex; so how do we know what is worth teaching and learning?

David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is interested in how to adapt our curriculums in an ever-changing world. He believes that what is conventionally taught in our schools is not designed to produce the kinds of community members we want and need.

Perkins believes that only by reimagining what we teach our children can we lead students down the road to a more prosperous life.

Here, in a piece that first appreared on the Global Search for Education website, Professor Perkins, whose latest book is Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, discusses what is worth learning.                                                             

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 17, 12:45 AM

When I was first in the classroom as a student, this issue of teaching for living was being debated.  Its amazing that the topic is still being discussed and have made only a little progress in it. -Lon

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Does travel really broaden the mind?

Does travel really broaden the mind? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Mark Twain wrote: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Perhaps, with the summer holidays upon us, and Brexit-based discussions about tolerance, immigration and our relationship with foreigners ringing in our ears, it’s worth examining Twain’s quote. Does travel really broaden the mind, or does it tend to reinforce existing prejudices?

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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

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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."

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How NOAA is transforming science with unmanned systems | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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An Interactive Way To Study Weather | Tech Tools Daily #211 - 21CL Radio

An Interactive Way To Study Weather | Tech Tools Daily #211 - 21CL Radio | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 17, 9:11 PM
"Don't know why there's no sun up in the sky. Stormy weather..." - Etta James
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Scaffolded Math and Science: High School Math Word Wall Ideas

Scaffolded Math and Science: High School Math Word Wall Ideas | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
OK, he was right: When in Boston, I taught next to a Geometry teacher who would later go on to become Teacher of the Year. Lining the walls of his high school Geometry classroom, from floor to ceiling, were vocabulary words with drawings and examples. At the time I thought it was a bit extreme. I mean, aren't these kids in high school?
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 12, 3:59 PM
We have effectively used word walls in elementary schools for years and there is no reason they cannot be effective in the secondary schools.