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Education_Wednesdays-STEM_for_Girls-TheWiseLatinaClub | The Wise Latina Club

Education_Wednesdays-STEM_for_Girls-TheWiseLatinaClub | The Wise Latina Club | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In "Education Wednesdays: Community Programs for Girls in STEM", The Wise Latina Club's Aundrea Gregg discusses community STEM programs for girls.
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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 10 Most Important Maps in U.S. History

The 10 Most Important Maps in U.S. History | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Without these pieces of paper, the United States we know would never have existed—or else, it would look radically different today.

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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming

 

American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-image through the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of "inferior" races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave.

But while the reality of America's immigrant heritage is more complicated than the myth, it's still a fundamental truth of the country's history. It's impossible to understand the country today without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

 

Tags: migration, map.


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Students & Teachers Explain Benefits of MinecraftEDU [VIDEO]

Students & Teachers Explain Benefits of MinecraftEDU [VIDEO] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Thanks to this post last week by Joel Soloman (@mole555) in the "Minecraft Teachers Google Group" I saw this excellent 7.5 minute video featuring interviews with both students and teachers, explain...

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How to Sell Education Technology to Even the Most Technophobic Teachers

How to Sell Education Technology to Even the Most Technophobic Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
  Dear Technology Integrator: Most modern teachers already use digital technology - yes, even the most technophobic ones: They email They surf the web for resources They use text messenging They cr...

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 22, 2:25 PM

Short and sweet-how to get teachers on board with technology..

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 23, 12:48 AM

I guess, we will contninue to need to sell technology to even the most Technophobic teachers. Technology is no just about checking emails, surfing the web for quick fix solutions!

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3D Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures by John Edmark

3D Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures by John Edmark | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
  John Edmark, an inventor/designer/artist that teaches design at Stanford, has created a series of 3D printed "Fibonacci Zoetrope" sculptures that come to life when spun under a strobe light ...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 19, 7:18 PM

Beautiful and impressive.

Chris Carter's comment, January 22, 8:23 AM
Thanks, Bonnie. Art and science, united.
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Young Mind Awards | Celebrating Student Achievement in Design Engineering and R&D - November, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV

Young Mind Awards | Celebrating Student Achievement in Design Engineering and R&D - November, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In an effort to encourage students with an analytical mindset to challenge themselves and follow their dreams in STEM, Advantage Business Media announces the Young Mind Awards (YMA). The mission of YMA is to inspire students to pursue their passion for Design Engineering and Research & Development as desirable education and career options.
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A guide to activating technology in schools

A guide to activating technology in schools | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Whether you’re an IT administrator at a school with connectivity issues, or a teacher helping your school get online for the first time, you know that activating technology involves careful planning and decision making. What tools do your students and teachers need the most? How do you get the Internet access you need to support your academic programs when your school isn’t already connected and online? How will you train everyone to make the most of this new technology?

We’ve learned from schools who’ve gone through the process and compiled a guide to bringing learning online based on their ideas. Their experiences can help your school decide how technology will bring resources from all over the web – and around the globe – into your classrooms. You’ll see a framework for:
Defining your goals 
Investing in Internet access 
Building your team 
Offering web tools 
Managing the change 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 19, 7:36 AM

Thanks to Jim Lerman.

Kristie's curator insight, January 21, 9:43 PM

I don't think this just applies to schools. I work in local government we are now moving into more social media access. It is good to look at lessons learned from others in this area.

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Starting With the Youth: iUrban Teen Tackles Tech's Diversity Problem at Its Core - Blerds

Starting With the Youth: iUrban Teen Tackles Tech's Diversity Problem at Its Core - Blerds | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As the tech industry continues to battle a serious diversity problem, one program has emerged as a leader in getting Black youths interested in, exposed to and engaged in STEM careers. iUrban Teen has garnered attention on a national scale and has been a front-runner when it comes to not only exposing young people of …
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Marine Megafauna

Marine Megafauna | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Just how giant is a giant squid? Umpteen media report claim that this nigh-mythic animal can grow up to 18 meters (60 feet) in length. It turns out that shoddy data have been unleashed upon the kraken, however. Many individuals are measured when they wash ashore, after decomposition loosens their muscles and eager humans stretch their tentacles. One size estimate even came from someone counting his paces next to a beached squid! The biggest known giant squid was 12 meters (39 feet) long, but their average length is 7.3 meters (24 feet), and most individuals are shorter than 9.2 meters (30 feet).
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Meet Strati, the World’s First 3D-Printed Car

Meet Strati, the World’s First 3D-Printed Car | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The two-seater is made of plastic components and can go up to 25 miles per hour

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Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) describe a new vision for science learning and teaching that is catalyzing improvements in science classrooms across the United States. Achieving this new vision will require time, resources, and ongoing commitment from state, district, and school leaders, as well as classroom teachers. Successful implementation of the NGSS will ensure that all K-12 students have high-quality opportunities to learn science. Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards provides guidance to district and school leaders and teachers charged with developing a plan and implementing the NGSS as they change their curriculum, instruction, professional learning, policies, and assessment to align with the new standards. For each of these elements, this report lays out recommendations for action around key issues and cautions about potential pitfalls. Coordinating changes in these aspects of the education system is challenging. As a foundation for that process, Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards identifies some overarching principles that should guide the planning and implementation process. The new standards present a vision of science and engineering learning designed to bring these subjects alive for all students, emphasizing the satisfaction of pursuing compelling questions and the joy of discovery and invention. Achieving this vision in all science classrooms will be a major undertaking and will require changes to many aspects of science education. Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards will be a valuable resource for states, districts, and schools charged with planning and implementing changes, to help them achieve the goal of teaching science for the 21st century.
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EATALY NEW YORK INVITES KIDS INTO THE KITCHEN - Eataly Diaries

EATALY NEW YORK INVITES KIDS INTO THE KITCHEN - Eataly Diaries | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Eataly New York invites kids into the kitchen with Passport to Eataly, tasting tours of our marketplace, and Kids Kitchen, classes at our cooking school.
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24 maps that will change the way you see the world

24 maps that will change the way you see the world | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Which countries offer the pill for free? Which countries are the richest? Or, more importantly, which countries have red in their flags?Find out here, with our latest collection of awesome maps.


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Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class - Business Insider

Here's What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class - Business Insider | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"I went home last week and did everything one normally does over the holidays: I got together with my family and, in the spirit of Christmas, grilled my teenage cousins about what apps they're using on their iPhones.

 

They named two of the usual suspects, Snapchat and Instagram. They laughed in my face when I asked what they thought about Facebook. "It's for moms," one explained to me. 

 

Insightful, but not out of the ordinary. Then my 13-year-old cousin asked me if I knew what AirDrop was."

 


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Njean Curl's curator insight, January 4, 10:43 AM

Out of the mouths of babes. In spite of Conserative efforts to promote the “Dumbing Down of America’s Youth’ still they rise.

Lee Hall's curator insight, January 6, 3:10 PM

Children are very useful if you want to find innovative ways to use something.

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, January 13, 3:52 AM

Useful for keeping up to date with new social networks used by teenagers.  It is important to do this so that educators and parents can teach students how to best use a social network, whilst also keeping themselves safe.

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Black History Heroes: Science and Technology: African Inventors in the Americas

Black History Heroes: Science and Technology: African Inventors in the Americas | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
3/3/1821: Thomas Jennings (1791–1856), first #African American to receive U.S. patent #Africa http://t.co/5k61HsVJZU http://t.co/bW4IdCJ50E

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2015 Summer Leadership Institute: Middle East in Transition

2015 Summer Leadership Institute: Middle East in Transition | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The Choices Leadership Institute is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Choices Program’s award-winning curriculum materials and approach, and to plan strategies for introducing the Choices Program to your colleagues.  Participants will examine strategies for engaging secondary students in the study of contested international issues, share best practices with other dedicated teachers, and explore methods for conducting effective professional development.  The Institute will be held July 13-17, 2015 in Providence RI and the deadline to apply will be March 16, 2015.  Click here to apply.


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Earthquakes, floods and volcanoes: The most disaster-prone places in America

Earthquakes, floods and volcanoes: The most disaster-prone places in America | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The geography of calamity.
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Game On: STEM Contest Transforms Players into Creators

Game On: STEM Contest Transforms Players into Creators | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Workshops in approximately 20 cities across the country will help students develop their video-game concepts.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 19, 7:26 PM

Learning IS fun. Why would we get in the way of that?

Chris Carter's comment, January 22, 8:22 AM
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Treasure hunters find mysterious shipwreck in Lake Michigan

Treasure hunters find mysterious shipwreck in Lake Michigan | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The aging wreck could be the remains of a vessel called the Griffin that was lost in 1679

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Scientific American 's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

Scientific American 's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

“A deadly infection, a comet success, a climate-change breakthrough—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as selected by SA 's editors”


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How I quit my job to travel: The blogger - BBC News

How I quit my job to travel: The blogger - BBC News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Liz Carlson traded a stable office job in the US for the uncertainty of full-time writing at the end of the world.

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The Globemaker

"A short film about Peter Bellerby, artisan globemaker and founder of Bellerby and Co. Globemakers.  Directed by Charles Arran Busk & Jamie McGregor Smith."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 12, 2:27 PM

Yes, these globes are precise archives filled with geospatial data and locational information--however, that pales in comparison to the artistic brilliance of the globes. These hand-crafted globes are truly works of art.  Marvel at the merger of mathematical precision and artistic design that makes a globe such as these a cartographic gem.   If anybody want to get me a Christmas present, you know that I love cartographic gifts.     


Tags: cartography, visualization, mapping, artgeo-inspiration.

Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, January 13, 8:26 AM

Un short film sobre Peter Bellerby, artesano fabricante de globos terráqueos y fundador de Bellerby and Co.Globemakers dirigida por Charles Arran Busk & Jamie McGregor Smith.

Bharat Employment's curator insight, January 13, 11:57 PM

www.bharatemployment.com

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Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads | eSchool News | eSchool News

Lack of home internet access hinders students with school-provided iPads | eSchool News | eSchool News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
School officials are trying to find ways to give internet access to families with school-provided devices, but no at-home access.
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Earthwatch: Teacher Fellowships

Earthwatch: Teacher Fellowships | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Earthwatch teacher fellowships are available for teachers who are passionate about teaching and interested in conservation, environmental sustainability, and lifelong learning
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