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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Virtual Chemical Reactions on Your iPad or Android Tablet

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Virtual Chemical Reactions on Your iPad or Android Tablet | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:51 AM

My friends in the Science Department are going to love this.

Chris Carter's comment, November 6, 2013 6:58 AM
You are welcome, Bonnie! Be aware that some chemicle reactions are not covered. It is a great app, just not perfect. Still waiting an that app.

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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 bizarre history of cellphone towers disguised as trees

The bizarre history of cellphone towers disguised as trees | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
They're tall. They're totally absurd. And they're everywhere.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 24, 12:28 PM

While I'll admit that most of these cell towers aren't fooling anyone that they are actually blending into the local landscape and ecosystem, there is a reason that we work to conceal elements of modern infrastructure that are considered unsightly. 


Tags: infrastructure, technology, landscape.

LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, May 4, 9:27 AM

And they are emitting vast amounts of electrosmog! What would happen to our society (civilization?) if all these electro-magnetic field emitting technologies would be seen to be more destructive to our health than we are led to believe?

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15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

“What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:”


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Paul Simmons's curator insight, March 10, 11:31 AM

It's not all about getting straight A's in all your subjects. Education or learning is always more than that. And most importantly, not everything you need to learn can be learned from the classroom. Remember, the world is a big school.

Shannon Hempel's curator insight, May 2, 9:33 AM

No matter if we are in K12 education or adult training, "sit and get" should never be an option.

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Algebra Expressions

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Image Source: Word Problems in Mathematics books always have a problem about colored marbles. We have one for you a bit later in this lesson. Word Problems need to be turned into Algebra Expression...

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Black male teachers: There aren’t enough of them

Black male teachers: There aren’t enough of them | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How to bring more into the teaching force, and then support and retain them.
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Discovery Museum - Google Cultural Institute

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Discovery Museum is all about Tyneside, its history and its people, from the region's shipbuilding heritage to inventions which changed the world.
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Journey to the Center of the Earth

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"How far would you have to travel to reach the Earth’s core? And what would you see along the way? Use this BBC interactive to dig into the truth. (BBC).  Download the National Geographic Education high-resolution illustration of Earth’s interior."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 30, 8:17 PM

Interactive that would be great for Year 7 and 8 Science next term - moving through the layers of the Earth!

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Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds die, many feared trapped | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
At least 970 people have died as Nepal suffered its worst earthquake for more than 80 years, with deaths also reported in India, Tibet and Bangladesh.

 

Tags: Nepal, disasters, physical, tectonics.


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8 Interactive Periodic Table with Names -- Chemistry Learning Tools for Kids

8 Interactive Periodic Table with Names -- Chemistry Learning Tools for Kids | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
8 interactive periodic table with names, each with different features - helpful list of chemistry learning tools for kids from elementary to high school

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How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. STEM Education

How Adaptive Learning Technology Can Help Transform U.S. STEM Education | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This article was co-written by Dr. Nishikant Sonwalkar and Ben Owens   Many of today’s classrooms look very much like they did 100 years ago: rows of desks, students passively listening to lecture-based instruction, and a one-size-fits all method...

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Is public school for sale?: the cost of KIPP

Is public school for sale?: the cost of KIPP | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Bipartisan charter school legislation introduced in the House will allow states to "receive grants to develop and expand high-quality charter schools under a new bipartisan bill recently introduced ...
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Women in Engineering: Change the work culture, change the outcome - ShowMe50™

Women in Engineering: Change the work culture, change the outcome - ShowMe50™ | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This article from NPR’s All Tech Considered summarizes findings from a recent study of why women are leaving the engineering profession. The most common reason female engineers leave is the work environment. There is still a “boys club” culture that is not welcoming or friendly to women. Nadya Fouad, the study’s author, found that although there are many programs in place at …
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Commentary: Computer science education is key to our future - GeekWire

Commentary: Computer science education is key to our future - GeekWire | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Seattle area is home to more software development engineers than any metropolitan area in the country. More than Boston. More than New York. More than San Francisco. When it… Read More
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To improve diversity in STEM, fix higher education, scholar says | News Bureau | University of Illinois

To improve diversity in STEM, fix higher education, scholar says | News Bureau | University of Illinois | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The News Bureau, part of Public Affairs, generates and coordinates news coverage of the Urbana-Champaign campus
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | SRI International

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education | SRI International | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Curricular innovations, particularly those relating to STEM, are essential to preparing students for the demands of the 21st century.
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Extent of the Damage From the Nepal Earthquake

Extent of the Damage From the Nepal Earthquake | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Maps show the epicenter of the earthquake, aftershocks and an avalanche triggered on Mount Everest.
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How to Make a Collective Impact on Urban Education - DrexelNow

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How to Make a Collective Impact on Urban Education
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Drexel University's School of Education will host an interactive event to explore this strategy for change in urban education on Thursday, May 7, from 5 – 7:30 p.m.

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Lewis Walker's curator insight, April 24, 11:36 AM

You can attend this presentation online.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning - YouTube

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and more engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL in this video, then get more resources at Edutopia:


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Ray Tolley's curator insight, June 27, 2014 12:17 PM

A nice video worth sharing with *ALL* staff.

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Teach students to learn by doing with Google school coding clubs - eSchool News

A few months ago, I was searching for resources to support computer science education for students when I came across Google CS First.
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Unpacking Diversity in the Organization: Implications for Critical Thinking

Unpacking Diversity in the Organization: Implications for Critical Thinking | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When we chat with co-workers and friends, it's no suprise that different backgrounds among those in the group can enrich the conversation, introducing a depth that is difficult when everyone speaks...

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Best telling time apps - games that teach children to tell the time

Best telling time apps - games that teach children to tell the time | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Learning to tell the time isn't as easy as it looks. These telling the time apps and games for iPhone, iPad and Android will help kids learn and parents teach.

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Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.
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Good points to consider.

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Mental Math Cards - Tips, Fact Practice, & Timed Challenge

Get Mental Math Cards - Tips, Fact Practice, & Timed Challenge on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Eurasia Foundation

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Our core approach is based on the following guiding principles:

Inclusiveness: EF works to amplify the voices of marginalized groups, particularly women, youth, minority populations, and the economically disenfranchised. EF’s programs reach individuals and groups that reside beyond major cities and hubs and lack access to training opportunities, resources, and networks. 

Collaboration: EF is committed to building genuine and long-lasting partnerships based on trust and mutual respect. We brainstorm, design, and implement initiatives jointly with our partners on the ground and consistently seek to improve the quality of our work by soliciting input and feedback from stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries.

Adaptation: EF adapts each of its programs to the distinct and dynamic contexts in which they operate. From addressing barriers to women’s workplace entry to creating platforms for youth participation, we examine individual experiences and use our in-country networks and partners to create interventions and resources that are relevant and useful in the daily lives of our beneficiaries.

Practicality: EF supports the creation of local solutions by building leadership and subject matter expertise within communities. From entrepreneurship to women’s empowerment, EF’s training programs emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, reinforced with practical exercises that help participants apply these new skills in real-life settings.

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