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TechCrunch | Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Launches To Public

TechCrunch | Anti-Facebook Social Network “Unthink” Launches To Public | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Scrappy outsider startup Unthink.com, which bills itself as the "anti-Facebook," is opening up its doors today, allowing in its first round of beta testers.
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STEM Education - Is it an acronym? Is it a teaching style?
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Manufacturing The Future: 10 Trends To Come In 3D Printing - Forbes

Manufacturing The Future: 10 Trends To Come In 3D Printing - Forbes | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Vivek Srinivasan and Jarrod Bassan Vivek Srinivasan is the Australia regional manager for CSC's Leading Edge Forum and Jarrod Bassan is a senior consultant with CSC in Australia.
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Great list of ideas related to 3D printing.  It is very exciting to watch students with a 3D printer. 

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How Tall Can a Lego Tower Be Before It Crushes Itself?

How Tall Can a Lego Tower Be Before It Crushes Itself? | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Every building material has a theoretical limit which it can't be used beyond: at some point, the weight of material above is enough to crush what's below.
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A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education

A Brooklyn High School Takes a New Approach to Vocational Education | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn is a six-year program tailored to give students interested in the technology industry an advantage, including an associate degree.
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Learnable Programming - Designing a programming system for understanding programming.

Learnable Programming - Designing  a programming system for understanding programming. | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it

How to get people to understand programming? 

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CTE Online is your single destination for model curriculum, resources, tools and community. Check it out.

CTE Online is your single destination for model curriculum, resources, tools and community. Check it out. | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
CTE Online is California's center for Career and Technical Education, where CTE professionals come to support both the current academic success and the future career opportunities for California students.
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Makerbot Curriculum :: Daily Print plans for 3D printing with files, lesson ideas, etc.

3dPrinting... Daily prints with files, instructions and ideas for incorporating into your class. 

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Thirty-five years after launch, Voyager 1 set to exit solar system

Thirty-five years after launch, Voyager 1 set to exit solar system | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Now some 11 billion miles from the sun, Voyager 1 is approaching interstellar space.
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Importance of Simulation Testing | GoEngineer Blog

Importance of Simulation Testing | GoEngineer Blog | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it

Build it strong, build it tough.

Nintendo is no stranger to success, and has sold millions of its flagship Wii, DS Lite, and 3DS systems. Perhaps one of the largest reasons why consumers buy its systems is because of how dependable the hardware is.

 

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Prism Engineering | Pine Car Derby Design Competition | SolidWorks

Prism Engineering | Pine Car Derby Design Competition | SolidWorks | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it

Digital Pine Box Car Derby - see more at the website.

 

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CodeAvengers- CSS, HTML and Java lessons available, teacher resources included.

CodeAvengers- CSS, HTML and Java lessons available, teacher resources included. | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Code Avengers is the fun and effective way to learn web app development. Even beginners will enjoy the free interactive online HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript lessons. Become a Coding Superhero with CodeAvengers.com!
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Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why schools should teach computer science | National Center for Women & Information Technology

Moving Beyond Computer Literacy: Why schools should teach computer science | National Center for Women & Information Technology | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it

Computer Science — not computer literacy — underlies most innovation today, yet the majority of U.S. schools require only that students use computers. Computer science teaches students design, logical reasoning, and problem solving — all valuable well beyond the computer science classroom.

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STEM teachers sit down! Socrates is dead: Tom Dubick at TEDxCharlotteED

Tom Dubick teaches applied math and science to middle and high school students at Charlotte Latin School. He also sits on the LEGO Education Advisory Panel. ...
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Mousetrap Car Construction Article & Plan

Mousetrap Car Construction Article & Plan | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Detailed instructions on building the Quicky Mouse mousetrap car.
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Got Engineers, America? Have Your Kids Study Lego Bricks in School! - Forbes

Got Engineers, America? Have Your Kids Study Lego Bricks in School! - Forbes | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
BrickCon 2012 was still disassembling it's last Lego brick structures on Monday morning in Seattle. 2012 marks the 10th anniversary of BrickCon and the 50th anniversary of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair.
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Making Programming more accessible for students. Physical Programming

Making Programming more accessible for students.   Physical Programming | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it

Make computer programming more accesable with Sifteo cubes. Thank to Ian Chow Miller for referencing this. 

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SOCBOT - The Next Generation Vibrobot

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In the beginning there were pagers. The fact that activated pagers danced their way off of desks and dressers was little more than an aggravation t...
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Science with LEGO on board of International Space Station

Science with LEGO on board of International Space Station | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it

NASA Astronaut Don Pettit gets creative with an educational LEGO kit aboard the International Space Station. The instructions are clear: don’t follow the instructions. Making your own foam satellites is made easy.

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Robotics Trends | Robots and Robotics Technology News, Information and Analysis

Robotics Trends | Robots and Robotics Technology News, Information and Analysis | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
Robots and Robotics Technology News, Information and Analysis...
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How to Get Students Interested in Space (and Science, and Math, and Engineering)

How to Get Students Interested in Space (and Science, and Math, and Engineering) | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
The learning platform Alleyoop is collaborating with NASA and other institutions to get kids to consider STEM careers.
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Science of the Summer Olympics

Science of the Summer Olympics | STEM Education in K-12 | Scoop.it
NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explore the engineering and technology helping athletes maximize their performance at the 2012 London Games. Check back in August 2012 for lesson plans by NSTA.
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