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Common Core -- Closing the Math Achievement Gap - New America Media

Common Core -- Closing the Math Achievement Gap New America Media Moschkovich notes that America's longstanding problem with math is tied in large part to a longstanding pedagogical attitude here that attaches little importance to preparing math...
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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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New map reveals the world's most toxic countries

New map reveals the world's most toxic countries | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Eco Experts created a world map ranking the most toxic countries in the world and said Saudi Arabia tops the list.

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Solar panels get a facelift with custom designs

Solar panels get a facelift with custom designs | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Residential solar power is on a sharp rise in the United States as photovoltaic systems become cheaper and more powerful for homeowners. A 2012 study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) predicts that solar could reach 1 million to 3.8 million homes by 2020, a big leap from just 30,000 homes in 2006.

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ScreenHunter Home - Pro, Plus and Free

ScreenHunter Home - Pro, Plus and Free | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Instructional Designers: Harness The Power Of Scientific Thinking

Instructional Designers: Harness The Power Of Scientific Thinking | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Want to know about the scientific method of thinking? Check why Instructional Designers should harness the power of Scientific Thinking.

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An Augmented Reality Lego Set Helps MIT Design Healthier Cities

An Augmented Reality Lego Set Helps MIT Design Healthier Cities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When groups collaborate at the MIT Media Lab, the creativity soars.

 

When designers team up with engineers and computer scientists, the results can be greater than what any group produces on their own. Take, for instance, the augmented reality Lego set created in order to visualize urban design.

 

This construction used augmented reality to display data visualization as a moving process, keeping track of statistics like population density and transportation patterns. The team’s goal is to use the augmented reality Lego cityscape to analyze the impact of design on wellness. 


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Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river?

Water worlds: can you guess the city from the river? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Designer Alex Szabo-Haslam has stripped out the street names and highlighted the water features around 11 world cities. Can you identify them?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 3, 1:21 PM

This is a fun map quiz that is part memory, but also relies on pattern recognition to see if you can understand the urban morphology that shaped these places. 

 

Tags: urbanfluvial, trivia, games.

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What are El Niño and La Niña?

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"El Niño and La Niña are complex weather patterns resulting from variations in ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific--officially known as the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle. These deviations from normal surface temperatures can have large-scale impacts not only on ocean processes, but also on global weather and climate."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 8, 3:41 PM

This short video from NOAA is an excellent summary that explains the ENSO cycle.  The video has a particular emphasis on how changing patterns in the Pacific Ocean currents can impact weather patterns in various regions of the United States.  

 

Tagsphysical, weather and climateregions, USA.

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What are El Niño and La Niña?
Loreto Vargas's curator insight, February 24, 12:45 PM
It’s a complicated phenomenon but El Niño is not the same as La Niña... Read the article.
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Game development needs more sense of art than skills of coding

Game development needs more sense of art than skills of coding | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Game app developers, develop the applications with an objective to earn revenue. The most important aspect of earning revenue by selling gaming apps is implementation of correct marketing..
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Periodic graphics: Chemistry at the movies | February 20, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 8 | Chemical & Engineering News

Periodic graphics: Chemistry at the movies | February 20, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 8 | Chemical & Engineering News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Top Crop: Farming for the Future Educator's Guide

Use this educator guide to engage students in Grades 6-9 with Top Crop: Farming for the Future game in a variety of settings, both in and out of the classroom.
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A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student

A mathematician has created a teaching method that’s proving there’s no such thing as a bad math student | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
John Mighton, a Canadian playwright, author, and math tutor who struggled with math himself, has designed a teaching program that has some of the worst-performing math students performing well and actually enjoying math. There’s mounting evidence that the method works for all kids of all abilities.
His program, JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies) Math, is being used by 15,000 kids in eight US states (it is aligned with the Common Core), more than 150,000 in Canada, and about 12,000 in Spain. The US Department of Education found it promising enough to give a $2.75 million grant in 2012 to Tracy Solomon and Rosemary Tannock, cognitive scientists at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto, to conduct a randomized control trial with 1,100 kids and 40 classrooms. The results, out later this year, hope to confirm previous work the two did in 2010, which showed that students from 18 classrooms using JUMP progressed twice as fast on a number of standardized math tests as those receiving standard instruction in 11 other classrooms.

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Nanoparticles awaken immune cells to fight cancer

Nanoparticles awaken immune cells to fight cancer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Tiny nanoparticles, far smaller than the width of a human hair, might help the body’s own immune system fight tumors, a new study shows. In experiments with mice, the nanoparticle-based therapy not only wiped out the original targeted breast cancer tumors, but metastases in other parts of the body as well. Human clinical trials with the new therapy could begin within the next several months, researchers say.

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Geology IN: Oil and gas wastewater spills alter microbes in West Virginia waters

Geology IN: Oil and gas wastewater spills alter microbes in West Virginia waters | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The hydraulic fracturing (fracking) water cycle includes withdrawing water, adding chemicals, injecting fracking fluids through a wel
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Geology IN: Scientists find new way to extract uranium from seawater

Geology IN: Scientists find new way to extract uranium from seawater | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Advances in extracting uranium from seawater announced in special issue A method for extracting high quantities of uranium in
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Elmo, Big Bird and the gang answer the internet's most searched questions about 'Sesame Street'

Elmo, Big Bird and the gang answer the internet's most searched questions about 'Sesame Street' | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Characters from "Sesame Street" answer the internet's most searched questions about them.
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ELL strategies to close math gaps via Dreambox

ELL strategies to close math gaps via Dreambox | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Choosing Between STEM and STEAM Education | Walden University

Choosing Between STEM and STEAM Education | Walden University | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Learn the differences between STEM and STEAM education, and how earning an EdD or MSEd degree can prepare you for a role in education leadership.
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5 Excellent Periodic Table Apps for Science and Chemistry Teachers

5 Excellent Periodic Table Apps for Science and Chemistry Teachers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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This 1-Cent Lab On A Chip Could Revolutionize Medical ...

This 1-Cent Lab On A Chip Could Revolutionize Medical ... | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In low-income countries, the breast-cancer survival rate is around 40 percent. That's half the rate of richer countries, and due in large part to difficulties in early detection—diagnostic tools are too expensive and hard to access. In 2017, Stanford University researchers announced that they had made a diagnostic breakthrough by creating a small, reusable "lab on a chip" that can be used to detect all sorts of disease, all for the low, low price of one U.S. cent.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 23, 8:29 PM

We’re one step closer to a Star Trek Tricorder.

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Report: Reforming STEM Ed at Research Universities -- Campus Technology

Report: Reforming STEM Ed at Research Universities -- Campus Technology | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As the research on how people learn evolves, so should instructional methods for STEM undergraduate programs within colleges and universities. That's the premise of a set of case studies published by the Association of American Universities and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.
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Closing The Cybersecurity Skills Gap With STEM

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As a nation, we should be doing more to promote educational programs that prepare today's students for tomorrow's jobs.

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - A STEM Story for Early STEM Learning

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10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Explore measurement with math books & tools such as measuring tape, rulers, scales and more!

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