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National Math + Science Initiative Blog | Beautiful Faces, Brilliant Minds: Supporting More Women in STEM

National Math + Science Initiative Blog | Beautiful Faces, Brilliant Minds: Supporting More Women in STEM | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
“Why are there still so few women in science?” This is a question that should not exist in the 21st century, and it is one that Eileen Pollack seeks an answer to in her New York Times article.
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The STEM Crisis | Transform Education | National Math + Science Initiative

The STEM Crisis | Transform Education | National Math + Science Initiative | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Want to learn more about The STEM Crisis? National Math + Science Initiative has alarming statistics about the condition of education in America.
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Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 10 Skills for Today' s Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"It's often reiterated within the educational circles and curriculum designers that given the speed with witch technology is advancing, the jobs our students will have in the future are probably not yet created. But the question is : are we teaching students the skills required for this future ?"


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Xiaoxia Wang's curator insight, November 18, 2013 5:15 PM

These are the key skills leading to success across all centuries but they are more needed and compulsory in the 21 century as information and subject contents are circulating like air everywhere. Hence,  those who know how to choose, unlearn, and critically understand are those who can make higher jumps.

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Top 5 Anatomy and Physiology Apps - Avatar Generation

Top 5 Anatomy and Physiology Apps - Avatar Generation | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, there are quite a few anatomy and physiology apps available on the market. Not all are created equal, however. Some have such poor illustrations, there is little advantage to having the app versus looking at the pages of a book.

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Not as impressive as the things going on here at SC but a piece of new ways to teach and learn.

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HowStuffWorks "How Ocean Currents Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Ocean Currents Work" | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Ocean currents may be driven by tides, winds or differences in density. Learn how ocean currents affect marine transportation and nutrient cycling.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:24 AM

More Science Resources.

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New Insights Into the First Stars of the Universe --"Too Faint to be Directly ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog)

New Insights Into the First Stars of the Universe --"Too Faint to be Directly ... - The Daily Galaxy (blog) | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New Insights Into the First Stars of the Universe --"Too Faint to be Directly ...
The Daily Galaxy (blog)
Meanwhile, theorists thinking about them have for several decades relied on basic physical concepts and computational simulations.
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5 Videos That Describe New Learning

5 Videos That Describe New Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
These five videos help describe new learning, including project-based learning, game-based learning, and mobile learning.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:53 PM

We need more teachers adapting STEM topics to use these new methods of teaching.  

N Kaspar's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:22 AM

One, some or all of these video's may be useful for framing conversations about different types of learning.  Worth the look.

N Kaspar's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:29 AM

One, some or all of these video's may be useful for framing conversations about different types of learning.  Worth the look.

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Educators call for reform in how programming is taught in schools - The Independent

Educators call for reform in how programming is taught in schools - The Independent | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

Teachers lacking the confidence to teach pupils computer programming skills need to change the way they approach their subject, a pioneering educator has said.

 

Rather than formally teaching programming, he says he provides the right environment for pupils to explore the subject themselves. He admits he could not possibly teach children everything they need to know about computing.


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Google Launches Interactive Winter Wonderlabs Across the U.S. [VIDEO]

Google Launches Interactive Winter Wonderlabs Across the U.S. [VIDEO] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In preparation for the holiday shopping season, Google has launched a series of interactive Winter Wonderlabs to show off its latest hardware.
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Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math | TechCrunch

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math | TechCrunch | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

by Frederic Lardinois

 

"If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the Wolfram Problem Generator, that turns the “computational knowledge engine” on its head.

 

"The Problem Generator – which is available to all Wolfram Alpha Pro subscribers now – creates random practice questions for students, and Wolfram Alpha then helps them find the answers step-by-step.

 

"Right now, the Generator covers six subjects: arithmetic, number theory, algebra, calculus, linear algebra and statistics. The difficulty of the questions can be tuned down for students in elementary school and tuned up for those in college calculus classes. As the company notes in today’s announcements, the material for students in elementary and secondary schools closely follows the Common Core Standards initiative."


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The human touch makes robots defter | Cornell Chronicle

The human touch makes robots defter | Cornell Chronicle | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Cornell Chronicle: Daily news from Cornell University
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Computer literacy is education's fourth 'R' - Deseret News

Computer literacy is education's fourth 'R' - Deseret News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Computer literacy is education's fourth 'R'
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Classes that teach computing skills are not uniformly available in U.S.
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Laboratory for the study of Exoplanets

Laboratory for the study of Exoplanets | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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How exciting is this.. new science and a chance to study it.

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http://www.edudemic.com/20-education-technology-tools-everybody-know/

RT @MrsVanLeaper: Some you'll know- others look promising! Technology resources for educators
http://t.co/BivEDITLH4
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Thanksgiving Resources | Educational Technology...

Thanksgiving Resources | Educational Technology... | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Thanksgiving has some fascinating spatial components to it.
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Learning Never Stops: 10 Fantastic mapping websites!

Learning Never Stops: 10 Fantastic mapping websites! | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

"The days of foldable paper maps are numbered but the world wide web is opening up the potential of maps by offering an amazing variety of cool websites that teachers should take the time to explore. Below are ten great mapping sites for you to use in the classroom."


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How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic

How To Understand Anything Using The Inquiry Process - Edudemic | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Like Iron Man soaring out of the sky to save the day, the inquiry process can help save your tail when tasked with learning just about anything.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:35 AM

This could be shared with students to help them identify the key steps involved in preparing a presentation.

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Google Earth Intros Tour Builder, A Cooler Way to Tell Stories [VIDEO]

Google Earth Intros Tour Builder, A Cooler Way to Tell Stories [VIDEO] | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Google Earth has introduced Tour Builder, a service that lets you tell stories through map locations, photos, videos and text.
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Get Out, Get Active

Get Out, Get Active | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Bring geography to life inside the classroom and out.

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Sue Blough's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:20 PM

There are 10 practical ideas for incoprotating this subject into other lessons. They appeal to the Visual/Spatial learners in particular.

Mrs. B's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:37 PM

#fieldtripDec3

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Cindy Powell's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:41 PM

From Cindy's Links TCC 4-2

Lots of interactive geography here.

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The TIME Invention Poll | TIME.com

The TIME Invention Poll | TIME.com | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
ABOUT THIS POLL The TIME Invention Poll, in cooperation with Qualcomm, was a survey of 10,197 people in seven mature markets (South Korea, the U.S., Germany, Sweden, Australia, the U.K.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 15, 2013 7:28 PM

Review the emerging markets within the poll and watch the future trends develop.

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These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing

These maps show where the Earth’s forests are vanishing | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Brazil has managed to cut deforestation in half since 2000. But that's been offset by increasing forest loss in other countries.

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Watershed States of America

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Instead of fighting over water what if each state's boundaries let it get water from one source? Check out the Watershed States of America.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 15, 2013 3:20 PM

This is an intriguing map; it doesn't strictly follow watersheds, but combines our local 50 states and the major watersheds.  


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100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning

100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

100+ STEM iPad Apps For Learning, from TeachThought.com.


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Smithsonian's History Explorer

Smithsonian's History Explorer | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Smithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Verizon Foundation to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history.
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Computing . . . Where the Jobs Are - Chicago Tribune

Computing . . . Where the Jobs Are - Chicago Tribune | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Computing . . . Where the Jobs Are Chicago Tribune Computing in the Core is a non-partisan advocacy coalition of associations, corporations, scientific societies, and other non-profits seeking to elevate the national profile of computer science...
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