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Farm camp introduces students to food at its source

Farm camp introduces students to food at its source | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Farm-based education grows amid efforts to promote healthy eating and sustainable food
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Science, technology, engineering and math in K-12
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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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What is the clothing of the future: SMART wearables & e-textiles

The idea of creating smart clothing was first prompted by the science fiction but even experts didn’t expect the e-textile revolution to start to fast an

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class via Ask a Tech Teacher

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class via Ask a Tech Teacher | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Math teachers: This is for you. Here are some great suggestions from efriend and math afficionado, Matt Kim: *** Before I was ever a high school math teacher, I was always a hardcore technophile. A…

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The Learning Affordances of Augmented Reality for Museum Exhibits on Human Health

The Learning Affordances of Augmented Reality for Museum Exhibits on Human Health | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Using examples from across formal and informal settings,this article illustrates the learning affordances of AR for museums that aim tocommunicate concepts related to human health. These topics often presentspatiotemporal challenges for learning, but can be made more accessible tolearners when contextualized within personally, socially, and culturally relevantcontexts.

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This is a long and wonderful way from "Blood and Guts".Love it .. This is incredible.
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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Tech Learning

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Tech Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.

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In pictures: The beauty of the skies - BBC News

In pictures: The beauty of the skies - BBC News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.
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astronomy photograps 2016 winners
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More than one-third of the world can't see the Milky Way anymore

More than one-third of the world can't see the Milky Way anymore | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
More than one-third of the world is now unable to see the Milky Way, even on clear nights, according to scientists who have compiled a global atlas of light pollution.
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Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped

Half the World Lives on 1% of Its Land, Mapped | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka created this map using NASA’s gridded population data, which counts the global population within each nine-square-mile patch of Earth, instead of within each each district, state, or country border. Out of the 28 million total cells, the ones with a population over 8,000 are colored in yellow."

 

Tags: population, density, mapping, visualization.


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Brian Weekley's curator insight, July 27, 10:47 AM
Great simple map of world population.  Scroll down and look at the U.S.  It reflects the global trend.  This also has political implications, as evidenced by voting patterns in the 2012 presidential election.  Elections are dependent upon votes, which come from people, which are primarily clustered in cities.  Election campaigns would use this data to plan their schedules as to where to focus their campaigning efforts.  For the folks in Wyoming, they rarely see candidates other than during the primaries.  And these world populationclusters have been relatively consistent historically, particularly in south and east Asia.  Northern India has serious carrying capacity challenges. Notice the clusters along the Nile- evidence of arable land.
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How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers

How to Unlock Your Phone’s Trusty Call-Blocking Powers | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Reject robo-calls with your phone's built-in call blocking powers.
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Teachers | iCivics

Teachers | iCivics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Resources for teachers, curriculum and games.
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At a time when most needed.. Resources for Teachers from I Civics.. enjoy.
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36 Resources for STEM Project-Based Learning Activities

36 Resources for STEM Project-Based Learning Activities | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 36 great resources for STEM project-based learning activities. The Activities are customizable for lots of grade levels!
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¿Eres productivo o simplemente estas ocupado? en @ElCanasto

¿Eres productivo o simplemente estas ocupado? en @ElCanasto | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Si realmente quieres ser productivo olvida las prioridades y céntrate en
cumplir tus compromisos. Recuerda que no podemos gestionar el tiempo, ni
las prioridades, pero si podemos gestionar nuestra atención y nuestro foco.

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These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots

These 10 units of measurement have fascinating roots | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Not everything can be measured in feet and seconds. Over the course of history, we've had to come up with some pretty unique ways to measure things.

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4 Disruptive Healthcare Technologies That Will Change Everything

4 Disruptive Healthcare Technologies That Will Change Everything | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
From machine learning to virtual reality, the face of health care is changing quickly.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 25, 6:27 PM

Virtual reality at work! ;)

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#GeoEdu16 Research from Routledge

#GeoEdu16 Research from Routledge | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

As the proud publisher of both Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher, the official publications of the National Council for Geographic Education, we couldn't be more excited to join the NCGE in Tampa for #GeoEdu16. We will be offering NCGE members and attendees FREE ACCESS to specially selected content which reflects core themes of this special meeting: AP Human Geography, Race and Ethnicity, Climate Change and Human Migration, Coastal Geography, Geospatial Technology in the Classroom, Electoral Geography, and National Park Service!


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The National Council for Geographic Education is having their 101th conference this week (#GeoEdu16).  The Journal of Geography and The Geography Teacher are fabulous resources produced by NCGE for geography educators (and great reasons to become a member of NCGE).  The recent APHG special edition is among the free downloads that will be available through the end of this year, so start downloading!  

 

Tags: NCGEAPHG, geography education, teacher training.

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This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future

This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
TWENTY MILES EAST of Sparks, Nevada, a factory is rising from the red dirt of the high desert. It doesn’t look like much—a few completed structures amid exposed steel girders—but this building, dubbed the Gigafactory, is the key to Elon Musk’s sweeping plan to remake transportation.

The Gigafactory is where Tesla Motors will build the batteries that power its electric vehicles. The company has long imported batteries from Asia, but if it is to meet its CEO’s goal of producing 500,000 cars a year, it must build those batteries here. There’s simply no other way to meet its own demand, because the company expects to use more batteries in 2020 than were produced worldwide in 2013.

“The factory is the machine that builds the machine,” Musk says, sitting in the lobby of his new building.

When finished, the Gigafactory will cover 5.8 million square feet. Musk, never given to understatement, promises it will be beautiful. Plans call for a jewel-shaped building topped by a roof glittering with solar panels.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 27, 6:00 PM

I'll be following the Tesla story as it develops; truly one of the most compelling tech stories of our time -- at least to me.

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Woodrow Wilson Academy Receives Informal Approval From Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to License STEM Teachers - The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning

Woodrow Wilson Academy Receives Informal Approval From Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to License STEM Teachers - The Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
As the next phase in its bold national effort to dramatically improve teacher preparation and to help teaching and learning practices evolve for the future, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced that its Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning (WW Academy) has received informal approval from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer an initial, post-baccalaureate license for middle and secondary school teachers in biology, chemistry, and math.

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Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture

Six Ways Drones Are Revolutionizing Agriculture | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Drones aren’t new technology by any means. Now, however, thanks to robust investments and a somewhat more relaxed regulatory environment, it appears their time has arrived—especially in agriculture.

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Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida's New Normal

Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida's New Normal | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts earlier in July will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State. Here’s why.
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U.S. Teachers Have Middling Literacy and Numeracy Skills: Report

U.S. Teachers Have Middling Literacy and Numeracy Skills: Report | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.

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Understanding the Universe: Quanta, Symmetry, and Topology (speaker: Frank Wilczek, MIT)

Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/wilczek_frank.htm

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Scientists may have solved a mystery: Why is Antarctic sea ice growing?

Scientists may have solved a mystery: Why is Antarctic sea ice growing? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The small minority of climate change models accurately predicted the expansion of Antarctic sea ice, and now scientists think they know why.
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iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Defuse the ugliness of the campaign season with this academic look at the process. 
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Why social interaction is essential to learning math - The Edvocate

Why social interaction is essential to learning math - The Edvocate | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
**The Edvocate is pleased to publish guest posts as way to fuel important conversations surrounding P-20 education in America.
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