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Forecasting the Changing Environment of STEM - WITI

Forecasting the Changing Environment of STEM - WITI | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Women In STEM Are Barometers.

On The Surface, It's A Quirky Comparison That, Admittedly, Came As I Was Writing My Recent Book...
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[3309] Five Examples of Epic Student Engagement with Minecraft | BAM! Radio Network

[3309] Five Examples of Epic Student Engagement with Minecraft | BAM! Radio Network | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In this segment, we look at several examples of how Minecraft is being used to powerfully engage students on a variety of academic subjects.

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Educator Spotlight: Following the Journeys of Backyard Birds | Nat Geo Education Blog

Educator Spotlight: Following the Journeys of Backyard Birds | Nat Geo Education Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Amy Clapp is a K-6 science teacher at Salisbury Community School in Salisbury, Vermont. Amy has been teaching elementary school for 16 years. Activity: Mapping Local Migratory Birds Subjects: Science Grades: K-6 Tell us about your activity. How long did it take and what did you need to prepare? In this lesson, students learn about…
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World’s Best Solar Homes | Nat Geo Education Blog

World’s Best Solar Homes | Nat Geo Education Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
ENVIRONMENT As climate change ups the risk of extreme weather, a student-built house that can withstand storms wins this year’s Solar Decathlon. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to learn more about solar architecture. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Watch this super-short video to see the…
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Top Crop - National Geographic Education

Top Crop - National Geographic Education | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Maximize your yield while keeping your farm sustainable in this crop-growing game.
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A Game... Farming for the Future.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Edutopia

Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness | Edutopia | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 8, 2014 8:00 PM

These are excellent STEM resources to add to 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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How a 3D-Printed Cracker Could Transform the Food Industry | YahooFood

How a 3D-Printed Cracker Could Transform the Food Industry | YahooFood | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
This 3D-printed cracker, full of sprouted mushrooms and greens, could transform the entire food industry.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 7, 2015 9:53 AM

Amazing edible food engineering...

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Changes in Three Gorges Dam

NASA's animation of China's Three Gorges Dam construction over the years.

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I actually went here to study this place...this is better!!

 

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 19, 2015 6:32 PM

Inland water - environmental change 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, November 9, 2015 5:40 PM

The impact of the Three Gorges Dam on the residents upstream is amazing. I cannot imagine anything like this happening in the US, mostly because of the impact on the people both upstream and downstream. Ecological damage from this dam may not phase the Chinese government, but I think any North American or European government would shudder at the thought of the backlash among their citizens this would create.

Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:27 PM

Three Gorges damn in China is the largest dam ever constructed. This was created to save on power by creating hydroelectric power for the people of the land. One of the issues with this was the the flooding of the land up streams displacing millions of people. It created a larger up stream area and very small down stream. A lot of the people that lived up stream had to be relocated further inland and faced changing climatif weather. The banks of the river are carved out between what seems like mountainous regions so as you move more uphill the weather and temperature will be a whole new category of life (Depending on how far you relocated).

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Cellular Respiration | Concord Consortium

Cellular Respiration | Concord Consortium | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Cellular respiration is the process by which our bodies convert glucose from food into energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).
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What is STEM activities for Kids A-Z STEM Series

What is STEM activities for Kids A-Z STEM Series | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
What is STEM explained! Why choose STEM? Is STEM for young kids? What is STEM explains the importance of STEM and early learning for kids.
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"STEMing into the Community" series: Harrisburg Show - Georgia College News

"STEMing into the Community" series: Harrisburg Show - Georgia College News | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
"STEMing into the Community" series: Harrisburg Show
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The series features hands-on experiments, a STEM Marketplace and take-home activities for K-12 students at local community centers, public parks and outdoor venues.
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Tech in the Right Hands Pushes STEM to the Future | EdTech Magazine

Tech in the Right Hands Pushes STEM to the Future | EdTech Magazine | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
In the latest issue of EdTech, writers explore the expanding horizon of STEM.
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From encouraging greater participation in the STEM fields to allowing access to the web from whatever device students have in hand, technology-backed education continues to shift instruction and learning.

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The Geography of E-Waste

The Geography of E-Waste | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
The world is increasingly going hi-tech. Many people in our high consumption society want the latest and the greatest; last year’s much anticipated laptops and cell phones are miles behind the newest models that are coming out. So what happens with the old models? Even thrift stores are politely not accepting them as donations. Even some workable machines that were highly valuable 10 years ago are now functionally trash in our society. We can’t put it to the curb to end up in the landfill because of the lead, mercury, and other hazardous materials that can leak into the environment. This type of trash is what we call e-waste. The geography of e-waste is an ‘out of sight out of mind’ problem that we rarely think about but need to due to the ecological impacts of our collective consumption.

 

Tags: pollution, sustainability, environment, resources, Ghana, Africa.


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 6, 2015 5:22 PM

Areas of proaction and consumption / glean connections between places

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summer work

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The other side of connectivity
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Tiny crystals give forensics an update, making fingerprints glow in the dark

Tiny crystals give forensics an update, making fingerprints glow in the dark | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Dusting for fingerprints at a crime scene is a centuries-old process, but one Australian scientist has figured out a way to make it quicker, easier and a lot more fluorescent.
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Introduction to Human Migration - National Geographic Education

Introduction to Human Migration - National Geographic Education | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Students discuss types of migration and people who migrate. Then they brainstorm reasons for migrating.
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The Scientists Who Pee Plutonium | Nat Geo Education Blog

The Scientists Who Pee Plutonium | Nat Geo Education Blog | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
SCIENCE Members of the exclusive UPPU Club lived and breathed radiation . . . literally. (War is Boring) See the club’s group project here. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The short essay never explains how the exclusive UPPU club got its name. What do…
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New device allows the blind to read written text in real time | Science Alert

New device allows the blind to read written text in real time | Science Alert | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
An audio reading device to give the vision impaired cheap and easy access to printed words is being developed by scientists in the US.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:11 PM

..."Keep Moving Forward"...

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PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math | FTFT

PhotoMath Could Change the Way We Think About Teaching Math | FTFT | STEM Connections | Scoop.it

PhotoMath is a new iPhone and Windows phone app that will provide users with the solution to math problems. PhotoMath users can take a picture of a math problem in a book and have the problem completed for them. The "steps" button on the app will show users the steps needed to successfully solve the math problem.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 3, 2015 5:17 PM

Will this tool be used for empowerment or cheating for the learner? Will teaching ethics in math or all STEM based courses be required for all 21st Century learning and teaching environments? 

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GraphFree | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources

GraphFree | 21st Century STEM Teaching and Learning Resources | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
GraphFree is an incredibly flexible online graphing tool, boasting capabilities not found even in the most popular graphing calculators. Whether you’re a teacher who wants to make better graphs for tests, or a student looking for homework help, it’s time to try GraphFree.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, April 15, 2015 7:02 AM

Excellent free tool to use in your STEM-based learning environments

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The sad truth about Oculus Rift

The sad truth about Oculus Rift | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
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Playing a video game today is almost exactly the same as it was in 1980. You use a controller—be it a gamepad, keyboard, or mouse—which is connected to a box that plugs into a display. It’s a system that has stood the test of time.

But Palmer Luckey changed all of that. His once-tiny company called Oculus threw a pebble into the calm gaming pond in late 2012 with a Kickstarter campaign for a new virtual-reality headset that he claimed would revolutionize the way we all play video games. That ripple effect only magnified in March 2014 when Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was buying the company for $2 billion. One year later, it’s still unclear exactly what role virtual reality will play for the majority of gamers.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Useful Resources to Reinforce STEM Curriculum

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Some Useful Resources to Reinforce STEM Curriculum
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Love maps? This exhibit is for you

Love maps? This exhibit is for you | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Map enthusiasts from around the world converged in Minneapolis this week to attend the North American Cartographic Information Society's annual conference downtown.

For the first time, the NACIS is inviting the public to view more than 100 maps the group has on display, ranging from posters with smartphone-friendly codes to intricate maps hand-drawn by children.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 17, 2015 8:50 AM

If only I were in the upper Midwest, I'd be all over this. 

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6 Baseball-Themed Classroom Activities for the World Series

6 Baseball-Themed Classroom Activities for the World Series | STEM Connections | Scoop.it
Explore some resources for using the World Series to bring history, math, social studies, music, and visual arts to your classroom.
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