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New standards mean lots of talking—and even writing—about math - The Hechinger Report

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The Hechinger Report New standards mean lots of talking—and even writing—about math The Hechinger Report Teachers who didn't attend the sessions can learn about the standards through webinars and other tools on the state's Common Core website,...

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All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd'

All the Cool Kids Are Doing Science: Why will.i.am Is Making It Hip to Be a 'Nerd' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If there aren’t enough American workers for today’s tech jobs, imagine the nation in 2024 if we don’t find fresh ways to get kids interested.
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How do Magnets Work - PHYSICS!

Finally a video that actually explains what a magnet is.

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Bill Nye: Magnetism


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Elementary Mental Computational Skills and Success in School Math

Formative intellectual computational skills other the good life corridor equip math: FYuz http://t.co/XEnolcrGle
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Space Shuttle Pictures and Information

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Omniwheel robot build uses a bit of everything

Omniwheel robot build uses a bit of everything | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Machinist, electronics engineer, programmer, and factory worker are all skills you can wield if you take on a project like building this omniwheel robot (translated).


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Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning

Six Great Online Games for Summer Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
By Almetria Vaba Summer can be a great opportunity to leverage a child’s interest in specific subjects, like science or history, with their fascination for

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Surprising ages of (some) of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776

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The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776

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http://kottke.org/13/08/the-surprising-ages-of-the-founding-fathers-on-july-4-1776 … pic.twitter.com/ENGuQT4WxP

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Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class

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We have an early look at some of the interesting data coming out of a larger report on teacher attitudes around the use of games in the classroom. The numbers hint at wider use of games in the classroom and indicate teachers see the real benefit of games in helping low-performing students.
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Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties

Half Of The United States Lives In These Counties | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Using Census data, we've figured out that half of the United States population is clustered in just the 146 biggest counties out of over 3000. Here's the map, with said counties shaded in. Below the map is the list of all the counties, so you can see if you live in one of them."


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Interesting use of data mapping

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M. Edward (Ed) Borasky's comment, July 3, 8:38 PM
Hmmm ... surprised Spokane made the cut and New Orleans didn't. Go Spokane! ;-)
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Very ..... interesting!

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Strawberries with a thirst - National Science Foundation (press release)

Strawberries with a thirst - National Science Foundation (press release) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
National Science Foundation (press release) Strawberries with a thirst National Science Foundation (press release) One of eight NSF-funded math institutes, AIM brings 800 mathematicians from around the world to Palo Alto each year to study a "whole...
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Sustaining Seven Billion People

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"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."

 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 24, 6:53 AM

Agricultural production is one of the ways in which people modify the environment more than any other.  Global population is expected to top out at around 9 billion around 2050, so will we be able to sustainably feed all of the entire human population?  Satellite imagery can help answer these questions. 


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Russell Roberts's curator insight, July 5, 9:53 PM

Thanks to environmental reporter Wes Thomas and professor Seth Dixon for this incisive analysis of how to provide sustenance to a world population nearing the 7 billion mark.  Dixon says the key is tracking the "sum of what is available...and perhaps nothing is better suited to the task than satellites."  Ever since the launch of "Landsat" and resource imaging satellites, scientists have been collecting data on global resources such as water, land use, forests, and crop production.  Dixon and Thomas say it's time the data were  put into a plan to fight hunger and habitat destruction around the world.  Such a plan may work if we as humans can keep from killing ourselves over religion, politics, and territory.  A tall order , indeed.  Aloha de Russ.

Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, July 6, 9:09 AM

Such studies of the agriculture around the world are essential. The way we are doing agriculture to support seven billion people now, peaking at 9-10 billion in another 60 years, it is clear that we are putting severe strains on the environment.  But we have grown lazy, and we are doing it all wrong.

 

We CAN drastically reduce the amount of meat we consume, and thus quickly reduce the amount of arable land we need.  We CAN grow plants in ways that actually sequester more carbon and improve the soil it over time rather than erode and degrade.  And we CAN in fact grow all the food we need in the space we live in, thus enabling us to recycle all the water used as well, which is mostly just lost in evaporation. 

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What Does Cyberlearning Mean to You? Cyberlearning Summit 2014

What Does Cyberlearning Mean to You? Cyberlearning Summit 2014 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
By Bonnie Bracey Sutton Associate Editor (Note: See Vic Sutton's report on this conference. -Editor) Teachers working in classrooms need ideas and frameworks and support for initiatives beyond the ...
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We had everything but this at ISTE... some of this should have been a keynote. Just saying...

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TypeIt - Type accent marks, diacritics and foreign letters online

TypeIt - Type accent marks, diacritics and foreign letters online | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, Today, 4:56 AM

"Type Greek letters without a Greek keyboard"

Choose your character set.

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Study confirms link between salmon migration and magnetic field ...

Study confirms link between salmon migration and magnetic field ... | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
CORVALLIS, Ore. – A team of scientists last year presented evidence of a correlation between the migration patterns of ocean salmon and the Earth's magnetic field, suggesting it may help explain how the fish can navigate ...

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At Oakland's “fab-labs,” shop class is dead — long live advanced ... - Oakland Local

At Oakland's “fab-labs,” shop class is dead — long live advanced ... - Oakland Local | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Maps make sense

Maps make sense | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Our mission is to ensure that our current and future customers understand the powerful social, business and environmental benefits of geographic information.
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SciShow: Chemistry

SciShow: Chemistry | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hank talks about a shiny element that has fascinated humans for millenia; and everyone's favorite squeaky-voice gas and why it's important for more than...
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Really good documentaries.

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What Happens When Tech-Savvy Teens Help Cyberseniors? - Edudemic

What Happens When Tech-Savvy Teens Help Cyberseniors? - Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In school settings, teachers are older than students. Thus, there is always much discussion around the concept of what’s changed since the teacher was the student’s age, and what that means for education. We look at generational differences between multiple generations. We talk about the future of education: Is it mostly STEM based? Is it …

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 11:36 PM

The child has become the parent.

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21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be

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21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be

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A century of change in the nation’s capital, in maps

A century of change in the nation’s capital, in maps | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The U.S. Geological Survey just put 178,000 historical maps on one web site. We animated some of them for you.
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The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.

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2020: Most Important Future Work Skills {Infographic} - Best Infographics

2020: Most Important Future Work Skills {Infographic} - Best Infographics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet Technology is changing the way we work. Our world is going to look a lot different in a couple of decades. All workers need to learn new skills and improving existing ones to stay in demand. This infographic covers the future of work and the skills required for workers to stay relevant: [Source: …

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Program funds STEM students, professionals - WTVA

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Program funds STEM students, professionals
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(WTVA) -- Students and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics may be able to receive funding from the Noyce STEM Teachers Scholars Program.
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Curriki - Best Free Apps for Space and Astronomy

Curriki - Best Free Apps for Space and Astronomy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Curriki resource: More than 40 years after the first moon landing, we're still impressed by that ʺgiant leap for mankind.ʺ To honor this achievement, we've pulled together 5 of the best free apps related to astronomy.
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Fibonacci Lemonade | Andrea Hawksley

Fibonacci Lemonade | Andrea Hawksley | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Cook up this idea.

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