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NASA - NASA Educators Online Network

NEON is a professional learning community. NES teachers participate in a collaborative group focusing on project teaching materials.
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I take great pleasure in sharing this network. Enjoy!!

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You Matter: The Two Most Important Words to Motivate Women in STEM

You Matter: The Two Most Important Words to Motivate Women in STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
When we tell a young woman that she matters, we are inviting her into a life of service and action. Leadership is hard work and it comes with real responsibility.
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Technologies that are changing and will change the world

Well before the days of Siri, functional educational robots, and touch technology, futurists and technology enthusiasts made predictions that ended up being eerily close to some of today’s most popular technologies (just check out the Knowledge...
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Map


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Everythng old is new again. Maps I love them.

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Luis Aguilar Cruz's curator insight, July 2, 2013 2:50 AM

Bienvenue à l'expérience map

ethne staniland's curator insight, July 3, 2013 4:57 PM

very good

Justin McCullough's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:29 PM

While technology does has its pros it also comes with its cons. GPS batteries can die; the map on the screen may be unreadable due to size, the GPS itself could break if not handled properly. When it comes to maps, it is durable and legible in any position. However, I can not read a map while driving my car to a certain place. It is rather difficult to find a place when i'm in unfamiliar territory. In this case the GPS is able to direct me to where i need to be. If handled properly, the GPS is, at least in my opinion, better than the map. However, it is nice to keep and extra map in the glove compartment, just in case. 

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Afternoon Video: Google Glass Teaching

 
So there's a guy named Andrew Vanden Heuvel (@avheuv) who was among the first to get the Google Glass system, and he's a science teacher, and he's blogging about it and doing videos ("STEMbite!").

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Choices Program Presentation

What Does Good GeographyTeaching Look Like? Answering the Big Questions in Geography.


Via Seth Dixon
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Sadly few people know much about the real world .. 

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Zhanat Shanbatyrova's comment, June 28, 2013 6:11 AM
Thanks a lot for the valuable information!
Jorge Joo Nagata's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:26 AM

Me encantó la presentación... dice tantas cosas de una disciplina tan querida (e importante) para mi y que debe tener una relevancia primordial ahora más que nunca.

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It came from Seth.. take a look at his pages. Awesome things.
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The Charming Lego Mars Rover (VIDEO)

The Charming Lego Mars Rover (VIDEO) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An amateur builder will get 1 percent of sales for his contribution. NowThisNews is a Slate social video partner. Follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook.
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The People Who Support Linux: 19-Year-Old Aims to be a Kernel Developer | Linux.com

The People Who Support Linux: 19-Year-Old Aims to be a Kernel Developer | Linux.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Kieran Grant is a 19-year-old IT consultant who aspires to be a Linux kernel developer. He recently joined the Linux Foundation as an individual member.
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Learning In Burlington: A Four Minute Video On The 2013 K-12 Horizon Report

Learning In Burlington: A Four Minute Video On The 2013 K-12 Horizon Report | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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This is an excellent way of visualizing the Horizon Report and bringing in the questions on the topics..

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BigBrain: Scientists Create Ultra High-resolution 3-D Brain

BigBrain: Scientists Create Ultra High-resolution 3-D Brain | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Scientists worldwide now have open access to a digital model of the human brain that contains 100,000 times more data than a typical MRI image.
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ReBrick | Blog | NASA’s Missions: Imagine and Build

ReBrick | Blog | NASA’s Missions: Imagine and Build | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Interesting competition!

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Pixntell - Create Narrated Photo Slideshows in a Snap

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Pixntell - Create Narrated Photo Slideshows in a Snap | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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Part 1: A portrait of younger Americans’ reading habits and technology use
Part 2: Libraries in younger Americans’ lives and communities
Part 3: Library patrons’ activities and expectations
Part 4: New services and innovations
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How Can We Not? A reawakening for the importance of artistic expression in the classroom | The Inspired Classroom

How Can We Not? A reawakening for the importance of artistic expression in the classroom | The Inspired Classroom | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Blog author Elizabeth M. Peterson

Guest Post by Amy Mitchell

 

"My Third Grade class learned the multiplication tables this year and as a way to extend this learning, they learned how to draw multiplication fact stars.   These stars are quite intricate and call upon the students to be exact in their work or as referred to in the Common Core State Math Standards, “precision”.    I have found that these stars provide a new motivator for learning multiplication facts – if a student misses a math fact or does not do one correctly, their star will not be produced in the way the student hopes it will.      I have witnessed my most reluctant students persevere and try again and again to perfect their creations.    I have used the visual arts in my classroom in the development of these stars and we have also created these stars as a whole class using string so that a kinesthetic component is involved as well.

 

"The arts are more than just window dressing and making the classroom look pretty.    There are powerful learning objectives and messages behind each artistic activity that is done.    This is the place where it is acceptable for students to take risks, think outside the box and try something new that they didn’t think they could do before.   It is an opportunity for students to make their thinking visible and appreciated by their peers in all new ways.  It breaks down barriers between students.  Even those students who are most challenged by academic expectations become truly a part of the classroom experience alongside their peers."


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thehiddenstemeconomy610.pdf

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As of 2011, 26 million U.S. jobs—20 percent of all jobs—require a high level of knowledge in any one STEM field. STEM jobs have doubled as a share of all jobs since the Industrial Revolution, from less than 10 percent in 1850 to 20 percent in 2010.
n Half of all STEM jobs are available to workers without a four-year college degree, and these jobs pay $53,000 on average—a wage 10 percent higher than jobs with similar educational requirements. Half of all STEM jobs are in manufacturing, health care, or con- struction industries. Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations constitute 12 percent of all STEM jobs, one of the largest occupational categories. Other blue-collar or technical jobs in fields such as construction and production also frequently demand STEM knowledge.
n STEM jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree are highly clustered in certain met- ropolitan areas, while sub-bachelor’s STEM jobs are prevalent in every large metropolitan area. Of large metro areas, San Jose, CA, and Washington, D.C., have the most STEM-based economies, but Baton Rouge, LA, Birmingham, AL, and Wichita, KS, have among the largest share of STEM jobs in fields that do not require four-year college degrees. These sub-bache- lor’s STEM jobs pay relatively high wages in every large metropolitan area.
n More STEM-oriented metropolitan economies perform strongly on a wide variety of economic indicators, from innovation to employment. Job growth, employment rates, patenting, wages, and exports are all higher in more STEM-based economies. The presence of sub-bachelor’s degree STEM workers helps boost innovation measures one-fourth to one-half as much as bachelor’s degree STEM workers, holding other factors constant. Concentrations of these jobs are also associated with less income inequality.
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Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets

Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This is a look at 3 billion tweets - every geotagged tweet since September 2011, mapped, showing facets of Twitter's ecosystem and userbase in incredible new detail, revealing demographic, cultural,...
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Making Games, Making Learning Fun

Middle and high school students reflect on what they do in Globaloria class daily, and why they think making games about serious content not only makes learn...
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JASON Learning | EDUCATION THROUGH EXPLORATION

JASON Learning | EDUCATION THROUGH EXPLORATION | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Integrated PBS for STEM with outstanding resources.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 18 Google Earth & Maps Lessons for K-12

Free Technology for Teachers: 18 Google Earth & Maps Lessons for K-12 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Gamification and Instructional Design

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When I sit down and think about designing a new class, Gamification comes to mind. It really is a combination of lots of learning theories delivered a little differently. This is where my mind goes...
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Bring the Oceans to Your Classroom

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Bring the Oceans to your classroom
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Lots of resources for the classroom  here and professional development.

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Teaching digital natives : partnering for real learning

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Badass Teachers Association Shows a New Spirit of Defiance

Badass Teachers Association Shows a New Spirit of Defiance | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Badass Teachers stayed in the nation's toughest neighborhoods when everyone else left, amidst drug epidemics and drive by shootings, factory closing and fires
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Report: Humanities, social science education needed for innovation along with STEM

U.S. economic competitiveness should lean on humanities as much as science, tech, engineering, math.
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“The Heart of the Matter” aims to highlight the importance of humanities and social sciences to the country’s economic future and urges Americans to value a well-rounded education. The findings are the social science community’s answer to a 2007 report that pushed the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education into the national spotlight.

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