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Essays on Geography and GIS


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This set of 19 short essays (around 3-4 pages each) is a great supplemental text.  I am eager to read them and other resources in the ESRI library.  


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.

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Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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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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Sexual harassment in STEM: 'It's tragic'

Sexual harassment in STEM: 'It's tragic' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Female astronomers speak out about a culture of pervasive sexual harassment in academia, especially in the sciences and other STEM fields.
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The Case for More African American Active Users – Medium

The Case for More African American Active Users – Medium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
African American leadership in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields is nothing new. From doctor, engineer, and academic Dr. Mae Jemison; former U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot Dr. Guion S. Bluford; entrepreneur, iOS developer, and student Kaya Thomas; to Blavity — a tech multimedia company — co-founder Morgan DeBaun, the obstacles to innovation and creation in STEM careers have been obliterated in the African American community when equitable access to technology and rich coursework have been made available.

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Learn about wind and solar energy

Learn about wind and solar energy | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Take your class on a @SkypeClassroom field trip to learn about #RenewableEnergy! https://t.co/j0iOCTszJ9 #MSFTEDU https://t.co/fFFWwL83g1
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Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math

Next Target for IBM’s Watson? Third-Grade Math | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Watson, the IBM computer platform that dominated on “Jeopardy!” and has helped fight cancer, is part of a pilot program that will help teachers build personalized lesson plans.

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These 9 facts about space will blow your mind

Space is so unfathomably large and so unbelievably weird, that it can sometimes be difficult to convey basic facts. For example, you can fit all of ou
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21 objects that are perfectly designed and can't be improved any further

21 objects that are perfectly designed and can't be improved any further | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There's beauty in simplicity, and these perfectly-designed objects showcase the principle in full.
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New theory on how insulin resistance, metabolic disease begin

New theory on how insulin resistance, metabolic disease begin | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Does eating too much sugar cause type 2 diabetes? The answer may not be simple, but a study published Sept. 26 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation adds to growing research linking excessive sugar consumption—specifically the sugar fructose—to a rise in metabolic disease worldwide.

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Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers

Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Lawrence Hall of Science  is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety o

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Something's Rotten in the Pet Food Industry - Modern Farmer

Something's Rotten in the Pet Food Industry - Modern Farmer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Shocking slaughterhouse by-products. Massive recalls. Mislabeled ingredients. Read this before buying Fido another bag of “natural” kibble.

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National Aquarium | Teacher Workshops

National Aquarium | Teacher Workshops | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The National Aquarium offers teacher workshops on a variety of subjects in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
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You Can Tell Whether Poured Water Is Hot Or Cold

You Can Tell Whether Poured Water Is Hot Or Cold | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In 2014, NPR posed a challenge to its audience: if they listened to clips of hot and cold water being poured into glasses, could they tell which was which? The test was inspired by a similar one performed by British sensory-branding company Condiment Junkie, and the results were the same in both cases: overwhelmingly, people could tell which was which. In the NPR test, 80% of people correctly guessed the cold clip and 90% correctly guessed the hot clip. (Try the test yourself by watching the first video below).

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Fascinating Relief Maps Show the World's Topography

Fascinating Relief Maps Show the World's Topography | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The amazing relief maps below were created by Russian Anton Balazh with data provided by NASA. You can find additional renders of Earth at his stock photos portfolio at Shutterstock where you can buy some of his works in high resolution.

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Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM - The Conversation

Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM - The Conversation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers.

So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM?

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GameOn World - A Great, Multiplayer Geography Game

GameOn World - A Great, Multiplayer Geography Game | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
GameOn World is a new, multiplayer geography game developed by a high school teacher and his student in Portland, Maine. The game i

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Science Fiction Prepares You For Dream Worlds And Ethical Apocalypses - The Medical Futurist

Science Fiction Prepares You For Dream Worlds And Ethical Apocalypses - The Medical Futurist | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Science fiction is a bridge between the present and the future, touching upon relevant ethical, social or political issues linked to technological progress.
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Girls Festival

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Girls ages 8-18! Compete in BizWorld.org’s Girlpreneur Competition with judges Mark Cuban, Sue Siegel and Tim Draper!
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Opening Doors & Minds - Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day events can take place any day of the year, but our official celebration is on October 7, 2016. Be a part of the the movement; show th

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Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells

Microsoft will 'solve' cancer within 10 years by 'reprogramming' diseased cells | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Microsoft has vowed to “solve the problem of cancer” within a decade by using ground-breaking computer science to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.

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Coming to a doctor’s office near you: Live-streaming your exam with Google Glass

Coming to a doctor’s office near you: Live-streaming your exam with Google Glass | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Physicians’ use new technology to aid health documentation but face security concerns.
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Some Very Good Chrome Apps for Music Teachers

Some Very Good Chrome Apps for Music Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
We received few requests from some of  our readers here in  EdTech and mLearning  asking about a good Chromebook app to use for creatin
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In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit

In 1897, a Bicycle Superhighway Was the Future of California Transit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The fascinating history of this cycleway—which, besides perhaps the toll scheme, is still a fantastic idea—was chronicled in this amazing 1901 article in Good Roads Magazine. The author was convinced that the cycleway was destined to be an integral part of the LA's transit future, as it could be adapted to service motorcyclists, too:


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Bringing Grocery Stores to Low-Income Urban Food Deserts | Co-op Grocer Network

Bringing Grocery Stores to Low-Income Urban Food Deserts | Co-op Grocer Network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Access to healthy food for all people is a growing concern in the United States. The retail food co-op community is not alone in looking for ways to help low-income and underserved areas gain access to a good food supply. People from nonprofit and corporate sectors, as well as governmental agencies, are looking for ways to bring healthy food options in line with people’s budgets and neighborhood needs. A wide range of models is being tried—nonprofit, charitable, corporate, governmental programs, cooperatives, and various partnerships. Few of these models have been tested over time to demonstrate whether one of them may provide a sustainable solution for these communities. 


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High Times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet?

High Times: Vertical farming is on the rise — but can it save the planet? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking advances in vertical farming, which doesn't break ground at all, raise hopes it can feed the world
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China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
BEIJING - The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.
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