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Study confirms link between salmon migration and magnetic field ...

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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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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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NASA | First Global Rainfall and Snowfall Map from New Mission - YouTube

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall. The GPM Core Observatory launched one year ago on...
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Don't Be Left Out! 10 Reasons To Attend Esri DevSummit

Don't Be Left Out! 10 Reasons To Attend Esri DevSummit | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Once a year the most spectacular event for GIS developers happens in California. Thousands come to learn about the latest geospatial tech, share their cool apps, and let loose in Palm Springs. See ...
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How the warming Arctic might be behind Boston's deep freeze

How the warming Arctic might be behind Boston's deep freeze | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
There may be a counterintuitive explanation for the deep freeze that hit New England this winter: The rapidly warming Arctic is causing big disruptions in the jet stream, which carries weather across North America. Is this the worst winter you've experienced?

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Boston, climate change, podcast.


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Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First - NPR

Not So Fast, Jamestown: St. Augustine Was Here First - NPR | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Jamestown, Va., claims to be "America's First Region," but St. Augustine, Fla., turns 450 this year, making it the U.S.'s oldest continuous European settlement, a title residents are quick to defend.

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15 Countries In 4 Minutes (Time Lapse)

"During the past two years, Kien Lam went on the kind of trip most could only dream about. The photographer wanted to "see as much of the world as possible," so he visited 15 countries around the globe, from Mexico to New Zealand, snapping more than 10,000 photographs along the way. He edited his work together to make this stupendous time-lapse, which may be one of the most envy-inducing travel diaries I've ever seen."

 

Tags: landscape, time lapse, video.


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Logo Summer Institute 2015

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An opportunity to do five days of training.

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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: The Secret in the Cellar | Tech Learning

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: The Secret in the Cellar | Tech Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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It’s Time for More Racial Diversity in STEM Toys | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network

It’s Time for More Racial Diversity in STEM Toys | Voices, Scientific American Blog Network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
It's clear that we as a nation are failing to engage minority students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as we could. In a ...
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The Coming VR Wars

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 24, 7:17 PM

Thanks to Maria Korolov of Hypergrid Business. 

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Maps at McClung Museum offer glimpse into history - Knoxville News Sentinel

Maps at McClung Museum offer glimpse into history - Knoxville News Sentinel | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
University of Tennessee students and faculty now have an increased ability to travel by map centuries into the past.

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Report: No 'Leaky Pipeline' for Women in STEM - US News

Report: No 'Leaky Pipeline' for Women in STEM - US News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Gender gaps in persistence have closed, although men still outnumber women overall.
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My top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching | eSchool News | eSchool News

My top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching | eSchool News | eSchool News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Using games to teach, and adding gaming principles to the classroom, can make learning meaningful, engaging, and fun for even the most reluctant learners. I use games in my classroom in a few ways. I use them to actively teach content, to make lessons more engaging, and as project-based learning platforms for immersive learning. Some of the games are digital, and others are played as board games, or in a variety of other formats. My favorite lesson planning resources are provided by The Institute of Play and 3D Game Labs. The Institute of Play provides resources that teachers can use to plan and create games, and align them to curriculum and standards. They also provide game theory and design templates and information that make it easy to create a well-designed game that seamlessly fits curricular objectives. 3D Game Labs provides an affordable platform for gamifying the classroom. Teachers can take content and create quests, badges and an online platform for students to engage with the content in fun and exciting ways. I have used this platform as a teacher to take professional development courses, and I’m currently planning to purchase an account to gamify my curriculum. In my classroom, we play a lot of games, frequently as the lesson. We then discuss what the students experienced in the game and make content connections via whole-group discussion. I often create a graphic organizer or worksheet for students to use to organize their thoughts about the game. When I have my biology and life science students play Cell Craft, for example, I demonstrate gameplay and features for the whole class using my laptop and projector. Students complete the organizer while we go through the game as a group and discuss the content. Then, students get a chance to play the game and really immerse themselves.

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Minecraft Adventure Maps

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Hundreds of Minecraft adventure maps to download. Experience an epic and exciting adventure in Minecraft with these custom created maps.
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NASA Kids Club

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NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

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Part 1: Math and Project Based Learning... 22 Amazing Resources

Part 1: Math and Project Based Learning... 22 Amazing Resources | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Welcome this first of a  four part series intended to provide Math teachers with some outstanding PBL resources.  First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources cov...
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This is where Texas and every other state loves to spend its money

This is where Texas and every other state loves to spend its money | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
We Texans love our car battery stores, at least according to the Huffington Post and Yelp's latest collaboration.
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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.

 

Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer programming tasks students to persistently work to solve problems by thinking logically. What’s more, learning how to code is a desired 21st century career skill.

 

Teaching children how to code is not new; it dates back to the 1970s and 1980s. Most notable, perhaps, are the initiatives from MIT professor Seymour Papert. His MIT lab helped bring theLogo language into schools. In Logo, users programmed a graphical turtle on a computer’s screen. This exemplified Papert’s notion of constructionism, the learning theory that can be summed up as “learn by making.”


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And, as a reminder to all, the Logo initiative not only lives on in Scratch, but is the core of MicroWorlds EX from LCSI the company Papert started.

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Project Superhero: Using Pop Culture to Inspire Kids' Interest in Science - Scientific American (blog)

Project Superhero: Using Pop Culture to Inspire Kids' Interest in Science - Scientific American (blog) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In my pop-sci writing, mainly here, at Psychology Today, and in the books Becoming Batman and Inventing Iron Man, I use superheroes as foils for communicating ...
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Supercomputing: Key to Discovery and Competitiveness

Supercomputing: Key to Discovery and Competitiveness | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Along with coordination between public agencies, private enterprise, academia and U.S. national laboratories, sustained federal support will allow supercomputing to continue playing a key role in U.S.
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The Compelled Educator: Ideas for Using Google Hangouts in the Classroom

The Compelled Educator: Ideas for Using Google Hangouts in the Classroom | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Maps Mania: Map in GeoHipster Blue

Maps Mania: Map in GeoHipster Blue | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
RT @TheMapAddict: Map in GeoHipster Blue http://t.co/3lrPTI4jOC | #geospatial #GIS
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10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
10 of The Best Chrome Apps for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Ed Tech & eLearning curated by Carlos Pinheiro

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Teaching History Outside the Box

Teaching History Outside the Box | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Dan Carlin, historian and podcaster, examines why history lessons often don't stick. With the help of a downloadable audio file, he suggests making history exciting by making it about subjects that matter to students.
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Thinking About History Jamestown Settlement in Virginia ( looking at it through the eyes of STEAM)

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Why Do Some Living Things Glow?

Why Do Some Living Things Glow? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Bioluminescence fends off predators, lures prey, and attracts mates. Making light is such a useful trait that it has evolved independently at least 40 times.
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