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Techbridge Summer Institute in Oakland, CA July 31- August 2, 2013

Techbridge Summer Institute in Oakland, CA July 31- August 2, 2013 | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Join us at the Techbridge Summer Institute in Oakland, CA July 31- August 2, 2013. This summer institute focuses on the development of STEM educators and offers strategies and curriculum for engaging girls in science, technology, and engineering. During this workshop we will explore science, technology and engineering through inquiry-based activities.

Techbridge's experienced staff will guide you through:

Recruiting and engaging girls in a STEM program

Training on Techbridge's hands-on curriculum for grades 5-12

Planning field trips and visits with role models

Planning family outreach

Developing STEM facilitation skills

Integrating career exploration into your programming

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Science Niblets

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A popular science magazine online.
Short science articles about everyday life and popular science book reviews. The science texts explain everyday topics and are written for non experts.
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Small Solar Electric Systems

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A small solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system can be a reliable and pollution-free producer of electricity for your home or office. Small PV systems also provide a cost-effective power supply in
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Finding Solutions to Solar's Soft Cost Dilemma

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Interested in going solar? In many ways, this is an ideal time to explore the possibility. The U.S. solar industry is stronger than ever with 2012 annual growth expected to top 70 percent over 2011.
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US NSF - Multimedia Gallery - 3-D Printing -- Science of Innovation

US NSF - Multimedia Gallery - 3-D Printing -- Science of Innovation | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it


3-D Printing -- Science of Innovation

 

3-D Printing

3-D printing is an innovative manufacturing technique developed by Professors Michael Cima and Emanuel Sachs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Once just used to create working prototypes, 3-D printers are now used by people from engineers to home inventors to make objects from their imaginations.

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Vernier Launches 5 New Sensors for High School and College Labs

Vernier Launches 5 New Sensors for High School and College Labs | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Vernier Software and Technology has launched five new sensors, including thee designed to provide high school and college science instructors and their students with tools to conduct investigations across many disciplines.

 

The Goniometer lets users measure the angle of a human joint, such as the knee or elbow. The sensor can analyze the range of motion of a limb during different types of physical activity.

The Vernier Optical DO Probe--with plug-and-play functionality--measures the dissolved oxygen concentration in water. This probe is designed for use in the field or in biology, ecology, or environmental science labs and requires no calibration, no filling solution, no warm-up time, and no stirring. .

The Vernier Radiation Monitor detects alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation. The monitor can be used to explore radiation statistics, measure the rate of nuclear decay, and monitor radon progeny.

The Ethanol Sensor is used to measure the concentration of ethanol in air above an aqueous sample.

The Pyranometer measures the power of electromagnetic radiation in watts-per-square-meter and is sensitive to near infrared, visible, and UV radiation, where 90% of solar energy is concentrated.

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US ED Reports on Grit, Tenacity & Perseverance

US ED Reports on Grit, Tenacity & Perseverance | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

"The U.S Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology (OET) posted a report for public comment: Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century. The report examines factors that can promote students’ capacity to strive for and succeed at fulfilling long-term and higher-order goals and persist in the face of challenges and setbacks they will encounter throughout schooling and life. The report aims to identify critical themes, questions, conclusions, and recommendations around theory, measurement, and the design of learning environments, with an eye toward identifying potential new roles for technology."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:41 PM

This is a draft report. It does recommend a number of ways tha technology may play a role. Key ideas discussed in the report include (copied from the original post):

1. permit greater sophistication of assessment and adaptation to individual learning needs;

2. integrate different documents, textbook and multimedia materials, devices, and sources of information to provide supports to help students stay organized, manage time, and feel confident; and

3. enable students and teachers to utilize an unprecedented wealth of online and digital resources.

This post from Getting Smart includes some additional information and suggests that you check out page 50 of the report where they provide a summary table that "compares types of programs (school readiness, reform models, informal learning, and digital environments) with grade level appropriateness, setting, focus, and evidence." There is also a link to the report which you may download as a pdf.

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US NSF - Multimedia Gallery - Self-Driving Cars -- Science of Innovation

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At Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., computer scientist Sebastian Thrun and his team of software engineers are creating a fleet of self-driving cars. His innovative approach to artificial intelligence is what makes these cars such a success.

Credit: NBC Learn, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and National Science Foundation
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Vernier Mini GC Plus Gas Chromatograph

Who would have thought that a high school could afford even a basic Gas Chromatograph just a few decades ago.  WOW

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Release of Historic Report Links STEM* Student Interests with STEM Jobs by State and Job Type - AdmitOne™

Release of Historic Report Links STEM* Student Interests with STEM Jobs by State and Job Type - AdmitOne™ | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

An historic report linking student interest in STEM education with STEM job opportunities was released Thursday, January 14, 2013.  The new report — Where are the STEM Students? What are their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs? — identifies the STEM interests of more than one million U.S. high school students interested in pursuing STEM careers, and links them to increasing demand for over 16 million STEM jobs by 2018.  It also provides in-depth profiles of more than one million students interested in STEM majors and careers with breakouts for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The report is also designed to motivate students interested in STEM careers by providing a breakdown of “hot” STEM jobs, salary figures, and a projection of the future STEM job market.

STEMconnector® and My College Options® will host a Town Hall discussion on the Report and officially release the publication on January 30, 2013 at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) headquarters in Washington, D.C. at 3:00 pm EST. The event will also be hosted online via WebEx.  To register, please visit (http://stemconnector.org/townhall). Digital and printed versions of the report will be available for purchase online at the STEMconnector® website beginning January 14th. My College Options Vice-President, Ryan Munce, notes, “The career interests and demographic profile of over one million students interested in STEM is a critical piece of information for the STEM pipeline.” Edie Fraser, CEO of STEMconnector®, concludes, “STEM jobs are among the highest paying and fastest growing in the United States; we must know where the jobs are and excite and encourage students to pursue STEM degrees and careers, armed with skill sets to fill and grow where the jobs are.”

 

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Problets - C++/Java/or C# teaching

Introductory Programming Problets. If you are teaching introductory
programming in C++, Java or C# this semester, please treat this as an invitation to
consider using problets <http://www.problets.org> in your course for closedlab
exercises, afterclass
assignments, automated assessment or as selfstudy
supplements. If you would like to sign up to use problets, please send me
(amruth@ramapo.edu) an email with the desired programming language
(C++/Java/C#) and the date by which you would like problets set up for you.

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Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs

Snapshot of a Deeper Learning Classroom: Aligning TED Talks to the Four Cs | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

"...this year I have been dedicated to using the 21st Century four Cs. The four Cs are a rubric of sorts that help align lessons to more reality-based learning and assessing.

As I design a lesson or assessment, I ask myself if what I've designed, or what the students must master, correlates to the important skills of:

* Collaboration

* Communication

* Critical Thinking
* Creativity" 


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These are the same skills used when high school students, in teams, design their game documentation, 2D/3D graphic design and programming.

eduPLEX's comment, March 1, 2013 6:38 AM
I think the C's have to be: Creativity, Collaborative, Connected, Contextual - I make sure all the courses I design have all of these C elements.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 20, 1:59 AM

Mes  objectifs pour l'année académique prochaine : collaboration, communication, pensée critique et créativité.

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NSF & NBC Learn Release New 'Science Behind The News' Videos



Press Release 13-032
National Science Foundation and NBC Learn Release New 'Science Behind The News' Videos

Five original videos explore science behind current events related to mathematical and physical sciences

A theoretical physicist explains the science behind quantum computing in new NSF-NBC Learn video.
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February 27, 2013

The National Science Foundation and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, released today five new videos in the Science Behind The News series.

Science Behind The News is a relatively new, fast-paced video series supported by NSF that explores the science, technology, engineering and mathematics behind current events. Each video features at least one interview with an NSF-funded scientist or researcher.

The five new videos highlight work funded by NSF's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The scope of scientific and educational activity supported in the directorate is enormous, ranging from phenomena at cosmological distances, to environmental science on the human scale, through quantum mechanical processes in atomic and subatomic physics, to phenomena of the unimaginably small.

There are 12 Science Behind The News episodes available to teachers and students at Science360: The Knowledge Network and for free at NBCLearn.com.

New videos released today include:

1. Predictive Policing

The LAPD is using a new tactic in their fight against crime called "predictive policing." It's a computer program that was originally developed by a team at UCLA, including mathematician Andrea Bertozzi and anthropologist Jeff Brantingham.

2. Impacts on Jupiter

The impacts of comets on the surface of Jupiter are a fairly common experience. At the University of Central Florida, astronomers Joseph Harrington and Csaba Palotai are leading a project that studies precisely how these impacts happen, and also provides valuable information about what might happen if such a comet struck Earth.

3. Drug-Resistant Bacteria

As disease-causing bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, scientists like Erin Carlson from Indiana University are turning to natural sources to find new medicines.

4. Bio-Inspired Materials

In the search for the next groundbreaking tough material, scientists like David Kisailus from the University of California, Riverside, are looking to nature for inspiration, including under the sea where one little crustacean packs a walloping punch--the peacock mantis shrimp.

5. Quantum Computers

Imagine if engineers could build a computer to be millions of times faster than anything that exists today, yet so small that it's microscopic. John Preskill, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, explains the science behind quantum computing, the next great frontier in computer science.

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Archive: America's Growing Solar Industry | Department of Energy

Archive: America's Growing Solar Industry | Department of Energy | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

SunShot Initiative and the role solar power is playing in our growing clean energy economy.

During the discussion, U.S. solar industry experts from across the country will share how this domestic renewable energy source is creating jobs, strengthening our nation’s manufacturing capabilities and providing Americans with affordable, clean energy.

We will be taking your questions in advance and during the Hangout. Submit your questions by emailing newmedia@hq.doe.gov, posting comments on the Energy Department’s Facebook page or Google+ event, or tweeting @ENERGY using #askEnergy.

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Producing Solar Energy Materials That Are Affordable, Efficient & Flexible - NSF

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Most portable electronic devices need to be charged periodically. Typically, this means plugging them into an electrical source--and being patient. Imagine how convenient it would be if you could just slip that cell phone into your pocket and have it charge every time you went out into the sun.

Jinsong Huang, assistant professor of mechanical and materials engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, believes that day will come, and he is working to ensure it happens sooner rather than later.

"We really need to increase the availability of renewable energy sources," says the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded scientist. "Fossil fuels are finite, and they aren't good for the environment. We have a never-ending supply of solar energy, which is abundant, free and clean, but we have to use it in ways that are more efficient and more affordable than what is currently available."

His research goal is to ensure that almost any surface, including windows, walls, even computer bags and clothing, will be specially treated and have the ability to tap into the power of the sun, providing energy that is just as efficient and much less expensive than the solar panels in use today.

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Home - IdeasProject

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IdeasProject

Welcome to IdeasProject!

IdeasProject is an online global community of people who have a passion for brainstorming and creating innovation. The community enables the exchange of ideas among mobile enthusiasts, designers, developers and incubators. IdeasProject is based on co-creation through Open Innovation and has delivered consumer inspired applications and mobile technologies. Community innovations are powered across 210 countries by Nokia and Ecosystem Collaborators.

IdeasProject is founded on philosophy of democratized innovation.  We believe that users are able to bring novel ideas to innovate products and services in a model of co-creation. User-centered innovation offers great advantages over the manufacturer-centric innovation development systems and there is even greater benefit when we include partners across the whole mobile ecosystem. Users that innovate can develop exactly what they want, rather than relying on manufacturers to act as their, often very imperfect, agents. Moreover, individual users do not have to develop everything they need on their own: they can benefit from innovations developed and freely shared by others, which leads us to open innovation, another principle of IdeasProject. Read more about idea crowdsourcing from a white paper The Promise of Idea Crowdsourcing – Benefits, Contexts, Limitations written by researchers from Stanford University and Imperial College London.

Open innovation encourages companies to embrace ideas from outside to strengthen the viability of its products in the market. We have experienced great benefits by involving partners in the wider ecosystem like partner companies, developers, experts, designers, NGO's, universities, start-ups, incubators and all who can help in realization of ideas. By the same token, ideas developed within the company that are not being used should be shared freely with the public, e.g. with application developers and start-ups.

If you are interested to patent your ideas together with Nokia, with monetary compensation, please visit www.inventwithnokia.nokia.com.  In other cases, our ecosystem collaboration partner AppCampus can also make arrangements around Intellectual Property if you are awarded entrance into their program.

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The top 10 emerging technologies for 2013

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World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies

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US NSF - News - Science of Innovation

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From Thomas Edison's light bulb to Wilbur and Orville Wright's flying machine, inventors and inventions transform the way we communicate, travel and live our daily lives--thanks to the creative process of innovation. That process is highlighted in this video series, The Science of Innovation. In celebration of the 165th birthday of one of America's greatest innovators, Thomas Edison, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and NBC Learn produced this 11-part series narrated by NBC News' Ann Curry highlighting innovators from across the country.

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Deeper Thinking and Differentiated Learning in Forsyth County’s BYOT Program

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Best High Schools for STEM Methodology

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U.S. News looked at nearly 500 public high schools to identify the best in math and science education.
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Downloads for Raspberry Pi

`Also:

Raspberry Pi stuff: Education Manual is available at
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/Raspberry_Pi_Education_Manual.pdf and some really good tutorials for making a toy operating system from scratch

 

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This would be fun for 1st or 2nd year HS programmers..even middle school.

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