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The Snowtweets Project, Citizen Science | Scientific American

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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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A living tribute to Civil War soldiers - Washington Post

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A living tribute to Civil War soldiers
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“You combine my love for my family history and my love for trees and this living legacy project has captured me,” Hart said.

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Who could ever forget the panoply of the civil war with the personalization of it on NPR and also the grisly problem of taking care of the dead. So many deaths a whole change in the way of taking care of bodies. I got in trouble once for having a "faux" reenactment soldier of each side to the classroom just to liven up the unit.

 

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Derek Davey's curator insight, July 10, 7:56 AM

Nice to see folks share the same passion.  

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The Future of Web and Technology [Infographic]

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Infographic on The Future of Web and Technology describes on the trending products and innovations growing rapidly year by year. Augmented reality and its products being the core of advanced technologies in the future. Google glass, augmented reality based wearable gadgets, 3d printers, cloud computing, educational technology, leap motion, another AR product Oculus Rift, AR contact lenses, agent smartwatch and related gadgets, all contribute to the web and technology.


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Une bonne synthèse des innovations actuelles et futures 

Orlando Delgado's curator insight, July 4, 10:46 AM

Wearable gadgets and other trends taking off...

Triangle Software's curator insight, July 6, 4:44 AM

With so many technology innovations being developed and implemented - what do you see as the next innovation for your industry?

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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

Thanks @jkottke

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

Teachers Surveyed on Using Digital Games in Class | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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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Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE

Best Apps and Websites Featured at ISTE | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
At the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta, Georgia, last week, Common Sense Media staff and Graphite Certified Educators presented a series of engaging, informative, and hands-on lightning-fast sessions. These 15-minute workshops showcased practical and engaging ways to use specific...

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ISTE was huge. So many people and so little room in the workshops. So this is a good thing since many of us stood in long lines and could not get access to the workshops we sincerely wanted to attend.

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In 1893, 2.5 million pounds of horse manure filled NYC streets per day

In 1893, 2.5 million pounds of horse manure filled NYC streets per day | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Think New York summers are pungent now? Imagine what it must've smelled like at the turn of the 20th century. Before the introduction of the automobile, horses were leaving about 2.5 million pounds of shit in the streets per day.

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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, July 10, 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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At Oakland's “fab-labs,” shop class is dead — long live advanced ...
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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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The child has become the parent.

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

21st Century Work: Career-Readiness Isn't What It Used To Be | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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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