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Leah Buechley: How to “sketch” with electronics | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive -- or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen.
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Reframing the Debate about the Future of Our Energy Supply | SRI International

Reframing the Debate about the Future of Our Energy Supply | SRI International | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Our energy problems will continue to be a prominent but unfortunately neglected issue.

o date, the political debate has been oversimplified and presented as a battle between the moral imperatives of protecting the environment and the critical need to preserve our economic interests. Too often, our difficult energy challenges are portrayed as a choice between making a profit and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. In truth, it is a complex issue as it also involves the needs of the public, including their need and right to lead healthy and productive lives.

My colleagues and I have attempted with our book, A Cubic Mile of Oil, to provide an unvarnished look at different energy sources so that we can all engage in an informed dialog about the choices we make.

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WV Study of PBL Impacts on 21stC Skills Teaching & Student Achievement | BIE

WV Study of PBL Impacts on 21stC Skills Teaching & Student Achievement | BIE | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

West Virginia Study of PBL Impacts on 21st Century Skills Teaching and Student Achievement

 

Nate K. Hixson, Jason Ravitz, & Andy Whisman

From 2008 to 2010, project-based learning (PBL) was a major focus of the Teacher Leadership Institute (TLI), undertaken by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), as a method for teaching 21st century skills. Beginning in January 2011, a summative evaluation was conducted to investigate the effect of PBL implementation on teachers’ perceived ability to teach and assess 21st century skills and on student achievement.

A research brief and the full report are available for download below, or from the West Virginia Department of Education website.

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Constructor Theory | Conversation with David Deutsch | Edge

Constructor Theory | Conversation with David Deutsch | Edge | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

There's a notorious problem with defining information within physics, namely that on the one hand information is purely abstract, and the original theory of computation as developed by Alan Turing and others regarded computers and the information they manipulate purely abstractly as mathematical objects. Many mathematicians to this day don't realize that information is physical and that there is no such thing as an abstract computer. Only a physical object can compute things.

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Verizon funds iPad training for high school science students - Boston Business Journal

Verizon funds iPad training for high school science students - Boston Business Journal | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

The Verizon Foundation has donated about $40,000 to a high school in Marlborough, Mass. to train teachers and students in the use of mobile devices for their science classes, one of a dozen such schools nationwide that Verizon is supporting in their science, technology, education and math (STEM) instruction.

Eight teachers at Assabet Valley High School – primarily 10th grade biology teachers, some of whom also teach advanced placement physics and chemistry – attended a three-day workshop this summer and will participate in monthly online programs, learning how to use mobile devices for their science classes. The donation from Verizon Foundation mainly goes toward stipends to compensate the teachers for the additional time the training requires and for peripheral tools, such as microscopes and probes, to maximize the use of mobile devices in science teaching.

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Verizon Innovative App Challenge

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Gather your team, dream up your idea, develop your app and win big in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.
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PASCO Online Workshops: Probeware & the iPad

PASCO Online Workshops: Probeware & the iPad | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to use iPads in the science classroom? Join PASCO trainers live online in this one-hour session that will help you integrate data collection and iPad use. Together we'll walk through hands-on activities to introduce you to SPARKvue HD, the app that allows you to collect data with PASCO probeware and display the data wirelessly on the iPad. Through teleconference and interactive chat, we'll answer your questions and point you to additional resources. You'll leave the session with the confidence to use iPads for data collection in your classroom!

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October 19th Virtual Field Trip Kenya: A Look at its Ecosystems and Ecotourism

October 19th Virtual Field Trip Kenya: A Look at its Ecosystems and Ecotourism | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

ake a tour of east Africa and explore Kenya’s vast ecosystems to learn how ranchers are embracing a thriving ecotourism business by successfully managing both cattle herds and wildlife needs. Sanjayan will share scientific research, as well as behind the scenes stories, from his time spent with the local people in the amazing grasslands of Kenya.

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Samsung Solve for Tomorrow

Samsung and its partners are asking teachers to participate in its contest which will address a key academic challenge in our country: to increase the pursuit of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education. With Samsung and schools joining together, we’re looking to foster interest in these subjects among students and illustrate the power of applying that knowledge to practical, real-world issues.

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Babies Are Born Scientists - US NSF

Babies Are Born Scientists - US NSF | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

New research methods reveal that babies and young children learn by rationally testing hypotheses, analyzing statistics and doing experiments much as scientists do.

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Tech & Learning: The State of #STEM

Whole issue dedicated to STEM

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::The #STEM Classroom, Sept 2012- #NSTA

::The #STEM Classroom, Sept 2012- #NSTA | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

I’ve been thinking a lot about science communication lately. It’s vitally important to the future of the STEM fields for those who are doing the work to have an avenue for making it relatable to the rest of the world. I read this blog post this morning that helped to crystallize my thinking about this topic. I’ve long been an adherent of social constructivism, and the idea of scientific knowledge as socially constructed makes sense to me....

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National Engineers Week Future City Competition™

National Engineers Week Future City Competition™ | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Unleash your students' creativity and ingenuity as they explore engineering.

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Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?

 

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(NSF) News - NSF Launches Online Newscast

(NSF) News - NSF Launches Online Newscast | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

National Science Foundation launched NSF Science Now, an online weekly video news brief that highlights NSF science and engineering research and discoveries. The brief will be available on NSF's Science360 News Service every Wednesday.

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100K in 10 STEM teacher Initiative

100K in 10 STEM teacher Initiative | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Together, providing America’s classrooms with 100,000 excellent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers over the next decade.

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:: The Arts in STEM: STEAM

:: The Arts in STEM: STEAM | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Arts funding has been under attack for years as schools look for ways to increase funding for the core subjects. Want another science teacher? We’ll have to cut an art teacher. Or the music teacher. But there is growing evidence that the arts are a necessary part of education, and STEM education in particular. In elementary school, regular class work and enrichment programs for students routinely combine the arts with math and science....

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I love when they change STEM to STEAM, I think that incorporating the arts is so important in schools.

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STEM Equity | National Alliance for Partnership in Equity

STEM Equity | National Alliance for Partnership in Equity | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
NAPE and its Education Foundation believes that if women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities were prepared to work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers in proportion to...
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A mammal lung, in 3D

A mammal lung, in 3D | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
A University of Iowa-led research team has created the most detailed, three-dimensional rendering of a key region of a mammal lung.
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Media-Making Toolkit in the Science Classroom| KQED QUEST

Media-Making Toolkit in the Science Classroom| KQED QUEST | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Media-Making Toolkit

Are you interested in integrating media making into your classroom or science education program? Making science-based media, such as videos, narrated slideshows and online maps, can be an engaging way for students to demonstrate knowledge and build critical thinking skills. Find instructions, worksheets and rubrics for implementing media-making projects with students.

Introduction

Media Making in the Science Classroom ( pdf ) An overview of the intersection between skills needed in science and media production. Introduction to the Media-Making for Science Education Toolkit ( pdf ) An overview of the resources in the Toolkit.

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Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers | TechCrunch

Square Launches Code Camp Contest To Inspire Women Engineers | TechCrunch | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Mobile payments company Square is hoping to inspire and find talented women engineers with its first annual Code Camp Contest. The company is hosting a three-day, expense-paid immersion program at Square’s San Francisco headquarters called Code Camp.
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Learning How the Web Works | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Wondering how to teach computer literacy? I found some inspiration for the new school year in this video from the New Learning Institute about a week-long summer camp called Design, Art and Code.Seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders in Chicago and New York spent a week learning the basics of visual design and computer programming. So instead of sitting at home on their couches playing videos games, these students spent it working with professional designers and programmers to understand the basics of design, and how, with a few simple key strokes, they can change the web, their favorite games and maybe even build some of their own. ...

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Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School?

Should Kids Learn to Code in Grade School? | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
TB By Sheena Vaidyanathan Deep into the digital age, the need for everyone to understand and learn programming is becoming more and more apparent.
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12 Technologies to Watch in STEM Education

12 Technologies to Watch in STEM Education | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
The first Horizon Report on science, technology, engineering and math is released.
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MakerBot Updates 3D Printer Line -- Campus Technology

MakerBot Updates 3D Printer Line -- Campus Technology | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
A company known for its desktop-sized 3D printers has released a new model that provides finer detail, bigger scale, and easier to use software.
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