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Study links warmer water temperatures to greater levels of mercury in fish

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A study links warmer water temperatures to greater levels of the toxic substance in fish.

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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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Polar vortex animation

Animation from http://earth.nullschool.net - windspeed at 10 hPa (about ~26500m / ~87000 feet above sea level)

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Google "smart spoon" prevents spilling

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The tech giant has created a utensil to make mealtime easier for people with Parkinson's disease and essential tremors

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3-D Printed Parts That Help Your Kids Play With Their Food | WIRED

3-D Printed Parts That Help Your Kids Play With Their Food | WIRED | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If your kid is going to play with her vegetables, you might as let her really get down to business.
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Citizen scientists home in on crab menace

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Perth fishermen have helped stop a 'nasty' crab invading West Australian waters which could have devastated local marine biodiversity.

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Nick Smith's curator insight, November 25, 7:44 PM

Fishermen help stop the crab invasion on the cost of Australia

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Esri/ago-admin-wiki

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ago-admin-wiki - A collection of code samples, scripts, hacks, tools, and information for ArcGIS Online administrators.
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Hey, college kids: Major in John Oliver and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hey, college kids: Major in John Oliver and Neil deGrasse Tyson | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Politicians of both parties deride the humanities. Instead, let's support critical thinking, deride underpaid labor
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US Dept of Interior on Twitter

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Our most popular photo on social media last week → #MilkyWay over Devils Tower National Monument #Wyoming pic.twitter.com/UUoAhu0QsU


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6 Good iPad Apps to Enhance Kids Mathematical Thinking

6 Good iPad Apps to Enhance Kids Mathematical Thinking | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Here is a set of good iPad apps that you can use with students to enhance their mathematical thinking. These apps are meant for young learners and are specifically useful when introducing kids to those rudimentary notions of mathematical computations. The purpose of teaching kids to think mathematically, as detailed in Kaye Stacey's paper, is three folds: First, it will allow kids to conduct mathematical investigations by themselves. Second, it will help them acquire other thinking skills particularly problem-solving and as mathematician Paul Halmos (1980) stated, 'problem solving is the heart of mathematics'. Third, it helps kids get a deeper appreciation of mathematics and use it in their daily and working lives.


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Instant Egghead - Why Do Bruises Change Color?

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Ever wonder why a bruise goes through a rainbow of color changes before it completely heals itself? Scientific American editor Mark Fischetti explains how it happens.
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NASA Education Express — Nov. 13, 2014 | NASA Education Express

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Algebra

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Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.
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Even More Thanksgiving Resources

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I spoke too soon in my previous post -- those were not the last additions to The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving. These are: Why we celebrate Thanksgiving every year. It isn’t wh...

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Geography of Thanksgiving

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 26, 3:31 PM

I am very pleased to be blogging for National Geographic Education.  Here is the link to my first post on the geography of Thanksgiving. 

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Dr. Seth Dixon also has geographyeducation.org, one of the finest sites of its kind...

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Geography of Thanksgiving

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 26, 3:31 PM

I am very pleased to be blogging for National Geographic Education.  Here is the link to my first post on the geography of Thanksgiving. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 28, 2:34 PM

Dr. Seth Dixon also has geographyeducation.org, one of the finest sites of its kind...

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The Book | Sylvia's Super-Awesome Books

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Written and illustrated by young Maker Movement sensation “Super-Awesome” Sylvia,Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Project Book: Super-Simple Arduino shares the power of Arduino microcontroller programming with learners of all ages through exciting engineering projects. Sylvia’s whimsical graphics and clever explanations make powerful STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts accessible and fun.


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From The Lecture Hall to The Skating Rink - The Atlantic

From The Lecture Hall to The Skating Rink - The Atlantic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How educators are taking STEM education out of traditional classrooms
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Esri News " Speaker Series Podcast: Art Meets Science: Matt Carmichael explains how Esri data helps in the c... http://t.co/kasMo4IItp "
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Education: For Teachers Awareness Outreach Product

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NOAA Marine resources for the  West Coast.

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This guide will introduce you to the natural and cultural wonders of your national marine sanctuaries. Whether you're traveling on foot or bicycle, by car or by boat, above water or diving below, it can lead you to new discoveries and a greater appreciation of these ocean treasures.
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Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling | Edudemic

Teacher's Guide to Digital Storytelling | Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Quite simply, digital storytelling is the act of using computer-based tools (desktops, laptops, tablets, cameras. and even smartphones) to tell a story. Used in the classroom, it is a lens that teachers and students can use to master the craft of storytelling and argumentative analysis. Digital storytelling might incorporate anything from storyboarding to script writing, revision, production and further editing."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 9, 7:18 PM

Digital storytelling is a great way to introduce students to many skills. Students can learn how to create story boards, edit and revise their writing, select a digital tool and create a product.

This post from Edudemic provides a guide that you may find useful if this is new to you.

After introducing digital storytelling the post provides ten lesson ideas as well as additional resources.

There are a few suggestions I would add to this list.

One, the tool xtranormal, which is referenced in the second lesson idea, is currently not available. However, the good news is that another company has purchased the company and it will return.

For younger children a good tool to help create a digital story is Little Bird Tales. The website Storybird is also a great tool to check out and they provide amazing images that students may use to create their story. This site may be used with younger students as well as students in high school.

Carola Brunnbauer's curator insight, November 10, 2:38 AM

Unterrichtsidee der «Historical Slide Show» als Anregung für die WB Mediendidaktik Geschichte 

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New Galleries of Geography and Mathematics Maps and Lessons in ArcGIS Online | GIS Education Community

New Galleries of Geography and Mathematics Maps and Lessons in ArcGIS Online | GIS Education Community | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New Galleries of Geography and Mathematics Maps and Lessons in ArcGIS Online

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 16, 9:42 AM

Valuable resources here.

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Power of Place: Boundaries and Borderlands

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"This program, Boundaries and Borderlands, introduces the case study approach of the course. Here we examine the borderland region between the regions of North America and Latin America. The first case study, Twin Cities, Divided Lives, follows the story of Concha Martinez as she crosses between the U.S. and Mexico in order to make a life for herself and her children.  The second case study, Operation Hold the Line, follows up the question of cross-border migration raised in the first program. It takes a look at how U.S. border policy is shaping the lives of not only the people living in this borderland region, but in more distant U.S. and Mexican locations as well."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 14, 3:29 PM

This is a not a new resource and I know that many of you are familiar with it, but this is worth repeating for those not familiar with the Annenberg Media's "Power of Place" video series.  With 26 videos (roughly 30 minutes each) that are regionally organized, this be a great resource for geography teachers that need either a regional of thematic case-study video clip.     


Tagsmigrationregions video, APHG.

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:16 AM

Open borders:  An American Exceptionalism asset worth preserving?

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Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success | NextGen Learning

Student as Designer: Making EdTech that Increases Student Success | NextGen Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
How can undergraduate student involvement lead to wider tech adoption and better academic outcomes?

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