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Navajo Teen Harnesses Solar Energy

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Navajo teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials to build solar ovens, fulfilling Navajo community needs and winning an Intel ISEF competition.
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Center for Computational Thinking, Carnegie Mellon

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Dot Diva | Home

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Young women with the power and passion to make a difference. Believing in the potential of computing to build a better world.
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Computing to built a better world.

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Helen Rowling's curator insight, September 28, 6:30 PM

Use updates to filter through and be collated in your most frequented tools.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

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T3G Lightning Talks

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Earlier this summer the T3G participants had an informal lightning talk session with many people sharing their favorite educational, geospatial or professional development tools.  I was amazed as some of the incredible projects these fantastic educator are involved with and I didn’t have time to properly credit all the speakers, but this was the best I could do to capture some incredible projects.  Below are some of the links:


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 3, 2013 9:24 AM

GIS and GEOSPATIAL in EDUCATION


EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES


techsavvygirl's curator insight, August 4, 2013 9:00 AM

inspiration for those who enjoy geospatial learning tools

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 8, 2013 7:15 AM

Recursos y referencias para la educación geoespacial

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Geoseeker USA: Geography Games - 1.0 / Android

Geoseeker USA: Geography Games - 1.0 / Android | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
(By: Selectsoft Publishing) * Compatible with 7" tablets and above. * Learn U.S. geography with GeoSeeker! GeoSeeker is a fun way to explore the USA with colorful puzzle games.
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Change the World: Science & Engineering Careers - (NSF)

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Do you have a vested interest in the future science and engineering workforce? U.S. Representative Frank Wolf and the National Science Foundation (NSF) invite you to participate in Change the World: Science & Engineering Careers, a public STEM careers fair to be held Sept. 27-28, 2013.

This event will feature exhibitors with dynamic hands-on activities that demonstrate the many careers in which today's students can change the world and shape the future.

You are encouraged to showcase your own exciting examples of science and innovation, with the goal of encouraging young people, especially in grades 7-12, to consider careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The fair will also increase public awareness of the innovations that result from public and private investments in science and engineering research and education.

Friday - Saturday, September 27-28, 2013

Dulles Town Center Mall, Dulles, Virginia

All science-related entities are invited to participate by displaying interactive exhibits and engaging stage presentations to encourage our youth to pursue careers in science and engineering.

DEADLINE JULY 30, 2013:

Submit form to Craig Fisher, 703.292.8070, STEMFair@nsf.gov


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This should be a interesting way to share your ideas with students.

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Intel® App Innovation Contest 2013 - CodeProject

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Intel® App Innovation Contest 2013 - Free source code and tutorials for Software developers and Architects.; Updated: 23 Jul 2013

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Math Teachers Find Common Core More Rigorous Than Prior Standards

Math Teachers Find Common Core More Rigorous Than Prior Standards | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
New survey data suggest that most middle school math teachers believe the common core standards are more rigorous than their state's prior standards.
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This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix

This Guy's Never Met a Map He Didn't Want to Fix | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:46 PM

All maps are compromises; the Mercator projection preserves shape but distorts size, and so on.  What about sacrificing locational accuracy to preserve the aesthetic design or readability?  Just some things to think about as you peruse these redesigned subway maps.  


Tags: visualization, transportation, mapping, NYC.

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Intel® Education—K-12 STEM Resources

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Intel provides free STEM curriculum, competitions, and online resources to encourage students' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
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Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover | Video on TED.com

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them.

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How To Use Your iPad in Music Class | iLike iPad

How To Use Your iPad in Music Class | iLike iPad | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Rocking out with your newest gadget may be tough. But if you're a music teacher or student, here's a few good ideas on how to use your iPad in class. The post How To Use Your iPad in Music Class appeared first on Edudemic.

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North Carolina High School Computational Chemistry Server

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Earth Structural Layer Cake

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"One of their lessons [in a series involving geologic sciences] involved teaching the kids about the structure of the Earth. One of her friends came up with the idea of presenting a model of the Earth made out of cake. So my sister asked me if I could make a spherical cake with all the layers of the Earth inside it."


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Joanne Wegener's curator insight, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM

For all of those super-keen cooks out there ... what a cool idea!

Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's comment, September 1, 2013 10:30 PM
Year 8 Unit 1
Courtney Burns's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:58 PM

I think that this came out awesome! I definetly don't think that I would be able to pull something like this off. However what I found intersting about this was that it was like a cake map. Students were able to get a visual about what the earth's core is like. It visually shows them all the different layers of the earth. Just by visually seeing the cake like this will help a lot more kids to remember this lesson. Also by the baker putting the countries in their accurate locations makes this cake even that much better. They are veiwing a map and they don't even know it. I think this cake is a great tool to use to show students just how the earth is actually made up. By allowing the students to visually see it also makes it more likely for them to remember the material. Viewing maps can teach so much, which is why I think this "cake map" is an awesome way to teach and get the kids attention!

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Lego Mindstorms lets kids be programmers

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The Post’s Hayley Tsukayama reviews Lego’s newest addition to the Mindstorms robotics line, which adds an innovative programming element to the classic toy bricks.
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From Lego bricks to C++: promoting computational thinking skills in U.S. schools | Michael E. Papka

From Lego bricks to C++: promoting computational thinking skills in U.S. schools | Michael E. Papka | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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TEALS (Technology Education And Literacy in Schools) is a nonprofit tech-literacy teaching program that grew out of Microsoft engineer Kevin Wang’s desire to teach computer science in his spare time. Microsoft liked it, funded it, and made Wang its chief promoter. That was in 2009. For the 2013-2014 academic year, Wang just placed 250 volunteers in 65 schools in 12 states.
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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Allowing kids to deeply engage with a project they are passionate about also helps produce more positive memories of school, Stager said.

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Roger Harris's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:00 PM

"When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term."

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:27 PM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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Map Tour

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Map Tour template enable ArcGIS user to create place-based narrative combining images, text, and a map through an interactive editing tool.
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This is such a wonderul use of new technology with visualization and modeling ...do you know Utah?

 

 

you will after this tour..

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The Gooru Corner: Understanding DNA Structure [Interactive Resource] | blog.stemconnector.org

The Gooru Corner: Understanding DNA Structure [Interactive Resource] | blog.stemconnector.org | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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