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Rigorous Project-Based Learning Transforms AP Courses

Rigorous Project-Based Learning Transforms AP Courses | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Through a project called Knowledge in Action, researchers at the University of Washington have been exploring whether project-based learning can help high school students with diverse learning styles understand content more deeply in advanced...
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Summer of science: City schools team with local colleges for STEM programs

Summer of science: City schools team with local colleges for STEM programs | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For these city kids, it’s the summer of STEM. As interest in science, technology, engineering and math — known as STEM — heats up in classrooms across the Big Apple and nationwide, local colleges are giving younger students a shot at a high-tech higher education.
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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popular video games are being re-furbished for educational purpose and many original games are also being designed to facilitate training. But there is often a disconnect between the advances in video game technology and the research on its design and effectiveness. While technology is advancing at an extremely fast pace, not many developers fully understand the ways to apply instructional design while designing games and thereby optimize the immense capabilities of game-based learning.

There are 3 main components of interactive entertainment: Story, Game and Play.

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The Effects of Text Messaging and Instant Messaging on Literacy

The Effects of Text Messaging and Instant Messaging on Literacy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
(2013). The Effects of Text Messaging and Instant Messaging on Literacy. English Studies: Vol. 94, No. 5, pp. 582-602. doi: 10.1080/0013838X.2013.795737

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Eerie Landforms

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Utah's Fantasy Canyon features mudstone eroded into bizarre shapes. This one's called "Flying Witch". #Halloween

 

Tags: physical, geomorphology, erosion, landforms, Utah.


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Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go?

Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil go? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Where's the remaining oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico? The location of 2 million barrels of oil thought to be trapped in the deep ocean has remained a mystery. Until now: A national team of scientists has discovered the path the oil followed to its resting place on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor.
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Five Books that will Boost the Confidence of a Child with Special Needs

Five Books that will Boost the Confidence of a Child with Special Needs | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Here are five formative childrens books that will help boost the confidence of a child with Special Needs

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Academic Excellence: Wisconsin Rapids students build on STEM focus - Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Academic Excellence: Wisconsin Rapids students build on STEM focus - Wisconsin Rapids Tribune | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Academic Excellence: Wisconsin Rapids students build on STEM focus
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Everything Is Awesome? Lego Enters The Dark World Of Reality TV - Science 2.0

Everything Is Awesome? Lego Enters The Dark World Of Reality TV - Science 2.0 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Everything Is Awesome? Lego Enters The Dark World Of Reality TV Science 2.0 When Survivor cast member Jerri Manthey appeared on a 2004 interview show, the audience could only focus on the manufactured persona of Manthey as a villain on...
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - New and updated resource on STEM education, workforce - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - New and updated resource on STEM education, workforce - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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21 Insightful Quotes From Bill Gates, Who Just Turned 59

21 Insightful Quotes From Bill Gates, Who Just Turned 59 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These quotes show how Gates grew from startup nerd to software titan to history-shifting activist.

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From the mouths of ... young fireballs - National Science Foundation (press release)

From the mouths of ... young fireballs - National Science Foundation (press release) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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5 Math Manipulatives for your Digital Toolkit

5 Math Manipulatives for your Digital Toolkit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Five FREE apps for your virtual math toolkit.  Geoboard by The Math Learning Center (a nonprofit organization dedicated to K – 12 education) is a FREE app that turns your iPhone/iPad into a virtual...

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Vintage Maps Trace the Meandering Mississippi

Vintage Maps Trace the Meandering Mississippi | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
For anyone obsessed with beautiful maps, these colorful and informative examples tracking the many paths of the lower Mississippi are a dream come true. Th

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22 Halloween Costumes For People Who Love Maps

22 Halloween Costumes For People Who Love Maps | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Mapsters, geogeeks, wherewolves…whatever you call them, geographers make the maps that help you find the nearest froyo or pumpkin spice latte. For Halloween, here’s 22 costumes any map lover will appreciate.

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How Google Works - Lessons from Eric Schmidt

Today we all live and work in the Internet Century, where technology is roiling the business landscape, and the pace of change is only accelerating. In their n…

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The Pretty Map Workspace

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Maps aren't just functional objects, they're things of beauty and inspiration. Today's featured workspace highlights maps.

The workspace itself, belonging to Red Agape guesthouse, is simple, with a white, cream, and gray color scheme. That makes the maps stand out more. There's the huge world map on the wall, another one of Australia (perhaps with pins showing previous travels), and a wreath made out of—you guessed it—maps.

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Cloud Connected Mapping

Cloud Connected Mapping | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Update of the past few weeks.  As mentioned, I decided that some "in the field" protection for the devices was needed.  After some research on-line and discussion with current users/owners, I...
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9 Duval middle schools will double down on science with STEM labs - Florida Times-Union

9 Duval middle schools will double down on science with STEM labs - Florida Times-Union | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Duval County Schools will be spending $1.9 million in school improvement money to create STEM science labs at nine of its lowest-scoring middle schools.
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Are there ‘oceans’ hiding inside the Earth?

Are there ‘oceans’ hiding inside the Earth? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The chance discovery of a mystery rock wrapped inside a diamond has made scientists question how our oceans formed – and what might be lurking beneath our feet…
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World of Change: Coastline Change : Feature Articles

World of Change: Coastline Change : Feature Articles | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The shoreline of Cape Cod provides a visual case study in the evolution and dynamic motion of barrier islands and spits.
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Google Summer of Code 2015 - Home page

Google Summer of Code 2015 - Home page | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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The Legacy of Canals

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"The historical geography of Erie Canal reshaped a nation."


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Actually George Washington was interested in canals and the C and O and other canals in the area flourished for a time.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 28, 8:54 AM

Back in the early 1800s, New York was one of the three biggest cities in the United States, but what led to it's surge past Philadelphia and Boston?  Geography and new technological innovations that favored New York City's relative location.   NYC was the only city on the East coast that could access the Great Lakes via canal, and after the construction of the Erie Canal, NYC has always been the preeminent city in the USA.  

TagsNYC, transportation, industry, economic, globalization, technology.