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Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

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Ron Berger, Chief Program Officer of the Expeditionary Learning schools, opens his portfolio of student work to demonstrate the immediate and longterm benefits of deeper learning.
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Project based learning is nothing new, but given the turnaround in teachers, it may be new to some. This is a valuable article.

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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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Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official - NYTimes.com

Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official - NYTimes.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

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Edutopia blogger Monica Burns presents a wealth of iPad apps to transform daily math lessons for elementary students.

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Hackaball - A programmable ball for active and creative play

Hackaball - A programmable ball for active and creative play | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Hackaball is a smart and responsive ball that children can program to invent and play games.

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The Vikings! - Crash Course World History 224 - YouTube

In which John Green teaches you about Vikings! That's right, one of our most requested subjects, the Vikings, right here on Crash Course. So what's the deal ...

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Google+ is dead! Long live Photos and Streams and Hangouts ~ Neowin ~ by Vlad Dudau

Google+ is dead! Long live Photos and Streams and Hangouts ~ Neowin ~ by Vlad Dudau | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google+ was never the popular kid in school, and it looks like Google is finally ready to give up on the project and break it apart into services that people might actually want to use.

After a few rumors came forth, mainly thanks to an interview with Sundar Pichai, it’s now official: Google+ will be broken up into services. The confirmation came from Bradley Horowitz who announced he’s now the head of Photos and Streams, two elements of G+ that have now been spun off.

Interestingly enough, Pichai mentioned in his interview that Stream, Photos and Hangouts were each seen as individual powerful products. So far we haven’t heard what Google plans to do with Hangouts, arguably one of the more popular aspects of G+, but we’re sure that the product is here to stay, perhaps in some integrated way with YouTube.

We’re bound to learn more today, as Google is hosting an event in the afternoon.

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Addressing the Skills Gap Through After-School and Summer Programs

Addressing the Skills Gap Through After-School and Summer Programs | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

we should not forget about the potential that high-quality afterschool and summer programs have to help youth develop the skills needed to successfully fill the skills gap.

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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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Susan Einhorn's curator insight, February 10, 9:13 AM

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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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, Today, 8:51 AM

Oh, a cry in the darkness for someone to light a candle.

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Volcanic Eruption

"WebCams de Mexico archives the best of webcam videos in Mexico."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 20, 11:02 AM

What does a volcanic eruption look like?  Just like this. 


Tags: disastersMexico, physical, volcano.

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Reaching Online Learners through Gamification

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The Reaching Online Learners through Gamification Infographic provides tips on how you can gamify your eLearning courses and motivate your online learners.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 5, 9:42 AM

Easily my Infographic of the Week. ;)

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MakerBot Starter Labs - 3D Printing Industry

MakerBot Starter Labs - 3D Printing Industry | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
MakerBot has launched its Starter Labs product suite, which includes a number of MakerBot 3D printers and products, for schools and libraries.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 5, 9:32 AM

Oh, man...makes me drool with envy. ;)

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Teaching the Geography of Food

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"Food. It’s something we all think about, talk about, and need. Food has been one major topic of interest at National Geographic because it connects all of us to our environment. The recent global population projections for the year 2100 just went up from 9 billion to 11 billion, making the issues of food production and distribution all the more important.  For the last 3 years I’ve stored podcasts, articles, videos, and other resources on my personal site on a wide range of geographic issues, including food resources.  I thought that sharing 10 of my personal favorite resources on the geography of food would be helpful to understand our changing global food systems."


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This is geography that everyone should know. POWERFUL!

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AckerbauHalle's curator insight, March 3, 10:03 AM

Seth Dixon, ein Geografie-Dozent aus den USA, der sehr in den sozialen Medien aktiv ist, hat einmal seinen "interessantesten Seiten" über Landwirtschaft zusammengestellt. 

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, March 3, 6:30 PM

A great collection of a range of resources to teach the geography of food in all its dimensions.

Ms. Carter's curator insight, March 5, 8:59 PM

Another useful article for industrial revolution 

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Stenhouse Publishers: Sharing the Blue Crayon

Stenhouse Publishers: Sharing the Blue Crayon | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time and divert teachers' focus, these critical skills often get sidelined. In Sharing the Blue Crayon, Mary Anne Buckley shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children. Through simple activities such as read-alouds, sing-alongs, murals, and performances, students learn how to get along in a group, empathize with others, develop self-control, and give and receive feedback, all while becoming confident readers and writers. - See more at: http://www.stenhouse.com/html/sharing-the-blue-crayon.htm?r=nb150227n#sthash.Qr6HT7Zg.dpuf
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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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Gail McAuliffe's curator insight, March 1, 11:12 AM

Perhaps this article will sway some climate change skeptics...

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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.

New York City.

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