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What do teachers really think of data tools? | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

What do teachers really think of data tools? | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2 | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of teachers in a Gates Foundation study said they are not satisfied with the data, or tools designed to help them work with data.
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The Conversation Prism: Visual map of the social media landscape

The Conversation Prism: Visual map of the social media landscape | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

What is The Conversation Prism?

Developed in 2008 by Brian Solis, The Conversation Prism is a visual map of the social media landscape. It’s an ongoing study in digital ethnography that tracks dominant and promising social networks and organizes them by how they’re used in everyday life.


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Given the role of conversation in the wider world, do we pay enough attention to oral communication skills in school?

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American Museum of Natural History dinosaur exhibit - Bing Images

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Beautiful pictures from the museum.

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The High Hopes Project: A Model For Global STEM Learning | Brian Crosby Blog | Edutopia.org

The High Hopes Project: A Model For Global STEM Learning | Brian Crosby Blog | Edutopia.org | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

In my job as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning facilitator, I find too often that what passes for quality STEM learning leaves me wanting. I've had educators explain that, because their students experience science class twice a week for 30 minutes, visit the computer lab 30-45 minutes per week, attend math class every day, and occasionally experience an engineering activity, they are a STEM class or school.

Partly to counter those misconceptions, but mostly to model the powerful learning possibilities inherent in an integrated inquiry and problem-based global STEM project, we decided to facilitate the latest iteration of the High Hopes Project. This spring, the project will launch into the stratosphere several high-altitude balloons that include student-designed and -built payloads.

The students involved in the project attend two Title 1 schools from Sparks, Nevada -- Sparks Middle School and Sparks High School, both with high percentages of students on free and reduced-priced lunch -- and Cottonwood Elementary School, a K-4 school in Fernley, Nevada. While these students are taking lead roles in the High Hopes Project, there's space for all comers.

 

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Coding Bootcamp Alumni Report 44% Salary Increase (EdSurge News)

Coding Bootcamp Alumni Report 44% Salary Increase (EdSurge News) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
BOOTCAMP BUMP: Graduates from coding bootcamps typically enjoy a 44% increase in their salaries (from $52K to $75K) in their first job after the programs. That's according to a study of 432 graduates from 48 programming schools, conducted by Course Report. Thirty-eight percent of those surveyed were

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?

Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
By exploring stories, learners can acquire a deeper understanding and appreciation of STEM.
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The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

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Robert Putnam on "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis"

Robert Putnam on "Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis" | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Brookings Fellows E.J. Dionne and Richard Reeves speak with noted political scientist and author Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, about his new book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.

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What the Earth would look like if all the ice melted

We learned last year that many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Keeping Teens Interested in STEM - US News

Bill Nye the Science Guy Talks Keeping Teens Interested in STEM - US News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
If wearing a tie-dye lab coat gets students interested in science, technology, engineering and math, that's what teachers should do.
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STEM innovation contest to award schools up to $100k | eSchool News | eSchool News

STEM innovation contest to award schools up to $100k | eSchool News | eSchool News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Northrop Grumman Foundation is launching an online STEM contest to encourage students to create inspiring classrooms and science labs.
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Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems | Dr. Richard Curwin Blog | Edutopia.org

Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems | Dr. Richard Curwin Blog | Edutopia.org | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

When Sigmund Freud reportedly said, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," the key word was "sometimes," because sometimes a cigar is more than a cigar. So it is with understanding misbehavior. Sometimes the reason for misbehavior is very different than the obvious and requires a totally different intervention than the usual consequences. It is never easy to determine why children do the things they do.

The following are examples of seeing misbehavior from a new perspective. In each of these cases, diagnosis is very difficult -- as are the remedies. For chronic misbehaving students, pay close attention to their home situations, the type of misbehavior, when it occurs, and whether they behave differently with other adults. Be advised that the best responses to these situations sound easier than they are to put into practice.

 

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Taking climate change seriously in school

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Unlike in the U.S., German teachers and students learn about sustainability across disciplines.
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Smartforce Summit on Twitter

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Happy #WorldOceansDay! Help take care of our oceans (and our planet) by encouraging STEM education for all students pic.twitter.com/ibnkh5nTBC
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Solid Geometry on ACT Math: The Complete Guide

Solid Geometry on ACT Math: The Complete Guide | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

How should you tackle cubes, cylinders and spheres on ACT Math? Learn our strategies and tips here, and apply them to real ACT math practice problems.


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TRASH TALK: Special Feature | Ocean Today

TRASH TALK: Special Feature | Ocean Today | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Ocean Today is premiering this 15-minute TRASH TALK special feature for World Ocean Day. It is specially designed to be part of your World Ocean Day festivities and beyond. In addition to the video, we have a pre-recorded 10-minute webinar for educators that provides fun activities that you can organize after the film! A perfect event for museums, zoos, aquariums, learning centers and schools.

On the right, under 'Related Videos', you will find each of the chapters contained in this special feature. Each stands on its own, so we have created a separate page that can be referenced. 

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Robotics in STEM Education Infographic

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Robotics in STEM Education Infographic STEM Education promotes a learning environment for students around the world to be active in fields like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Many STEM related programs use a hands-on learning approach that encourages students to be active and... http://elearninginfographics.com/robotics-stem-education-infographic/


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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.

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Building the soft skills for success

Building the soft skills for success | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Richard Reeves and Joanna Venator look at how "soft," non-cognitive skills like self-discipline and leadership are important for success and can be developed in schools.

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