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Esri Thematic Atlas

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The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:04 PM

ESRI is moving towards creating a dynamic, authorative, living digital atlas and empowering users to create their own.  See this great political map of 2008 U.S. presidential election that is a part of the altas; it goes far beyond simple blue and red states.  StoryMaps are also democratizing the mapping process.  Explore these excellent examples of storymaps (Endangered Languages and top 10 physical landforms). 


Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech.

JMSS_Geography Resources's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:20 AM

The Esri Thematic Atlas is a configurable web application that uses a collection of intelligent web maps with text, graphics, and images to talk about our world.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:53 AM

First unit is based on maps and atlases.  Want to build a range of resources.

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

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"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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7 Things to Know if You’re Thinking About a STEM Career : U.S. Department of Labor Blog

7 Things to Know if You’re Thinking About a STEM Career : U.S. Department of Labor Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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WiredCampus .:. WiredSafety

WiredSafety, is the largest online safety, education and help group in the world. We are a cyber-neighborhood watch and operate worldwide in cyberspace through our thousands of volunteers worldwide. (WiredSafety is run entirely by unpaid volunteers.)
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Take time to explore this site. So many resources here for free.

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The Connectory

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Spark your children's curiosity
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 The Connectory is the most comprehensive portal for STEM offerings
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Five reasons why we should still read maps

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The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

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bernieshoot's curator insight, June 5, 6:56 AM

#geography #education 

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Lire un carte est toujours le début d'une histoire...
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É isso aí!

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Education and Leadership

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Ultimate Resource for STEM Books for Children from The Educators' Spin On It Top choices for books about Science, Technology, Engineering ad Math for kids.
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Engineering is Elementary

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This video provides an introduction to the Engineering is Elementary project and the measurable impacts of the EiE curriculum in K-5 classrooms.
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This is excellent.

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Making for Change

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Making for Change (M4C) involves the development and study an innovative informal engineering learning model to engage middle school youth from underrepresented backgrounds in engineering for susta...
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Impacting STEM Teaching and Learning Through Teacher Leaders

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We will present the Mathematics Teacher Transformation Institutes (MTTI), a NSF-funded program designed to support the development of teacher leaders to strengthen mathematics teaching and learning...
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Math... so important to the new careers in new ways.

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SIG-Blocks: Towards Interactive STEM Learning

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This NSF-funded project developed a novel tangible game interface, called SIG-Blocks. SIG-Blocks are interactive creation blocks equipped with motion sensors and wireless communication module for a...
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Addressing STEM Demand through the GRACE Program

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A geographic information system — a computer system that allows users to create interactive searches, analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present results in multi-media forms — has ...
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Cool tech!!

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2015 STEM Index Shows Gender, Racial Gaps Widen - US News

2015 STEM Index Shows Gender, Racial Gaps Widen - US News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An uptick in hiring, interest and degrees earned in STEM fields has left women and most minorities behind.

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The Science Behind Pixar | Museum of Science, Boston

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Learn about the filmmaking process through hands-on activities inspired by some of Pixar's most treasured films!

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Paul Herring's curator insight, June 24, 5:46 PM

"This interactive exhibition showcases the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar's award-winning films to the big screen."

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Working Together to Address Violence against Women: Innovative Practices from Russia and the US - YouTube

On May 29th, the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE) Gender Equity Working Group — in partnership with Eurasia Foundation — hosted a roundtable titled ...
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I attended this meeting and applaud the work of the Eurasia Foundation in linking people to people trying to solve common problems . We  have much to learn from each other.

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Does Math Matter?

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In this live interview from the Aspen Ideas Festival, Ira asks mathematicians and educators if there’s a better way to learn math.

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4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

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Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 15, 1:13 PM

The four maps in this article highlight many of the demographic issues that are currently impacting Europe.  See also this article showing where in Europe populations are declining and where they are growing.  


TagsEurope, mapdeclining populations, population, demographic transition model, map archives

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National Parks: America's Greatest Classrooms

"The National Park Service has a new website, designed just for educators.  This short video showcases how teachers can use this website in the classroom."  www.nps.gov/teachers


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:14 PM

Field Trips in a National Park can be an incredible experience in a outstanding learning environment.  The National Park Service has produced many lesson plans, videos, distant learning programs, and resources for teachers to give them opportunities to experience the National Parks online.  These resources are available for a wide range of subjects and grade levels.  Where is the nearest U.S. National Park to your community?     

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Engineering Literacy by Design

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This project describes a strategy to introduce young elementary school children to engineering in a way that develops their engineering literacy and understanding. We conducted exploratory developm...
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▶ Computational Thinking with Jeannette Wing - YouTube

To learn more and register for the course, visit http://g.co/computationalthinking In this course, you will learn what computational thinking is, interact wi...

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Develop digital natives' new literacy skills using ICTs

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Digital natives are no more technology savvy than their teachers, according to our study. The gap of technology usage at schools lies in teachers' lack of knowledge and skills in integrating techno...
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I love the way they understand that teachers need to be a part of the learning process to disseminate.

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Lego Gets Feminist With Its New Line of Characters

Lego Gets Feminist With Its New Line of Characters | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Women aren't entering fields of science and math in large numbers, so Lego is encouraging them on the minifig scale. The trend of men dominating science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines has been omnipresent in the U.S., but not for any biological reason, many experts say. Most girls...
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Liberal Arts vs. STEM: The Right Degrees, The Wrong Debate

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Much has been made of the so called 'debate' between the liberal arts and STEM, despite the fact that one field does not overshadow the other.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Arts Integration Turns STEM to STEAM

Five-Minute Film Festival: Arts Integration Turns STEM to STEAM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Intrigued by the idea of adding the arts to STEM education? This video playlist highlights programs and projects around the country that are exploring STEAM learning.
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Why every child should learn to code | Computat...

Why every child should learn to code | Computat... | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Will every job involve programming? No. But it is crucial we equip new generations with the ability to think about the world in a new way. By Dan Crow
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