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Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon

Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
After exceeding an ambitious fundraising target to launch a near-real time forest monitoring system in the Congo Basin, a San-Francisco based start-up is now eyeing expansion in the Amazon where it hopes to help an indigenous rainforest tribe fight illegal logging.

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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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App-vent Day 17 : Explore Circuits with Simple Circuits

App-vent Day 17 : Explore Circuits with Simple Circuits | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Simple Circuits allows children to explore electricity …

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Gerald Carey's comment, December 17, 5:32 PM
This looks like it has great potential but if you go to the website (which also looks fantastic) not a lot of work has been done since 2010. So make sure the app works before handing over any money - check the recent reviews.
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New Apps for New Mathematicians - GeekDad

New Apps for New Mathematicians - GeekDad | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Christine Zanchi describes WGBH's new suite of evidence-based math apps for preschoolers.

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Mobile Apps and Content

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National Geographic Education offers our most popular educational resources as mobile apps and content that can be used across a variety of mobile platforms.
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8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech - InformationWeek

8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech - InformationWeek | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Check out these cool sites for the future IT pros of the world.
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Coding for Kids: Free Websites That Teach Kids Programming

Coding for Kids: Free Websites That Teach Kids Programming | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
With the Internet an integral part of everyone's daily lives for both business and pleasure, learning basic programming isn't just a smart idea, it's an essential skill for grown-ups and c...
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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching With YouTube
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Understanding Math – Times Tables: Learn to fluently multiply and divide within 100

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  Appp media UG’s newest addition, Understanding Math – Times Tables: Learn to fluently multiply and divide within 100, is probably one of the best apps I have ever seen on teaching the concepts of multiplication and division.

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ChemistryVids sur Twitter

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Sodium Polyacrylate Aka Instant Snow.

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Google Just Blew Us Away with 3 Major Updates to Google Drive!

Google Just Blew Us Away with 3 Major Updates to Google Drive! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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CTD Institute's curator insight, December 10, 10:01 AM

New features make for easier use of GoogleDocs.

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CBS Sunday Morning and Restoring America's Battlefields

CBS Sunday Morning and Restoring America's Battlefields | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Congratulations to our friend and author Robert Hicks, The City of Franklin, The Battle of Franklin Trust, and all those involved in Civil War Preservation

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Algebra Calculator - MathPapa

Algebra Calculator - MathPapa | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Algebra Calculator is a step-by-step calculator for algebra. Use the calculator to practice your math.

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Life Under the Microscope: The Year's Best Biology Close-Ups | WIRED

Life Under the Microscope: The Year's Best Biology Close-Ups | WIRED | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Life is pretty interesting, and at the microscopic scale, it can also be beautiful, strange, intriguing, frightening and gross. The winning photos and videos from this year’s Olympus BioScapes competition span the whole range. From rat brains to butter daisies to weevils and barnacle appendages, these microscope photos will amaze. First prize this year went…
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Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline

Hands-On Learning and Mentorship Are Encouraging More Women in the STEM Pipeline | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The movement to engage girls with the sciences is gaining traction across the nation—and laying the foundation for a stronger economy. (Sponsor: Chevron)
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5 Trillion Pieces of Ocean Trash Found, But Fewer Particles Than Expected

5 Trillion Pieces of Ocean Trash Found, But Fewer Particles Than Expected | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Study from 5 Gyres quantifies extent of garbage patches and plastic pollution.
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climate change

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This collection contains a selection of content from NG Education about climate change. Use search to find more.
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TestingMORE IN STANDARDS AND TESTING - Chalkbeat Indiana

TestingMORE IN STANDARDS AND TESTING - Chalkbeat Indiana | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New academic standards require teachers to be more attentive than ever to exactly what their students do and don’t know. […]
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Congress Comes Through for NASA and Planetary Science - The Planetary Society (blog)

Congress Comes Through for NASA and Planetary Science - The Planetary Society (blog) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The U.S. budget cycle for fiscal year 2015 is coming to an end. Should Congress pass the so-called CRomnibus bill as-is, NASA would see its highest funding level since 2011 and a great increase to its Planetary Science Division.
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The Different Ways Black and White Women See Stereotypes in STEM

The Different Ways Black and White Women See Stereotypes in STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Does race influence whether girls pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math?
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Product of Mexico - Harsh Harvest

"Farm exports to the U.S. from Mexico have tripled to $7.6 billion in the last decade, enriching agribusinesses, distributors and retailers.
American consumers get all the salsa, squash and melons they can eat at affordable prices. And top U.S. brands — Wal-Mart, Whole Foods, Subway and Safeway, among many others — profit from produce they have come to depend on.These corporations say their Mexican suppliers have committed to decent treatment and living conditions for workers.  But a Los Angeles Times investigation found that for thousands of farm laborers south of the border, the export boom is a story of exploitation and extreme hardship."


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Michael Mazo's curator insight, December 13, 3:17 PM

Taking into account the export boom from the US to Mexico its easy to see there were loopholes that were taken to achieve this success. With an increase of almost 3 fold, it is safe to say that much of our product comes from Mexico but at what cost? Farmers and workers in Mexico get paid little to none for the hardships they have to go through just to put some food on the table for their family. Big corporations want to make as much profit as possible, even if that means taking away from those that already have nothing to give. This video exposes all the farmers that are at the crossroads of being forced to do their job and actually having a job

Todd Scalia's curator insight, December 14, 1:12 AM

we work the fields for our families. 

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, December 17, 11:36 AM

It’s crazy to see how desperate some of these people are to get working and how much they do for such a little reward. These people are working longer and harder than probably all Americans and they are barely surviving. They work for survival. It’s hard for some of these people to stay healthy, especially in the harsh conditions and tight living spaces that these people have to deal with on an everyday basis. 

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Add Wow to Your Science Lesson Plans with These Five Teaching Tools

Add Wow to Your Science Lesson Plans with These Five Teaching Tools | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Science is the subject where your students can (literally) get their hands dirty. It's one of the most interactive subjects you can teach, mostly because

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History unfolds at Dr. Samuel Mudd Victorian Christmas - Bay Net

History unfolds at Dr. Samuel Mudd Victorian Christmas - Bay Net | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Waldorf, MD - The historic home was framed in early evening light, illuminated inside and out for The Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum’s 13th annual Victorian Christmas Celebration Dec. 6-7.
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Secret WWII camp interrogators say torture wasn't needed

Secret WWII camp interrogators say torture wasn't needed | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
A wartime facility outside Washington D.C. held Nazi prisoners, but intelligence was not gleaned through harsh treatment, researchers say

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