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Design Ideas for a Fun, Successful Instructional School Garden

Wednesday, February 06, 20134:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time) Show in My Timezone Speaker: John Fisher, Outreach Director, Life Lab
School gardens can range from inspirational outdoor classrooms to neglected lost corners of a school campus. Smart design, adding interpretive displays and including whimsical effects can go a long way to creating sites that inspire and engage students and teachers. Join John Fisher on February 6th to learn how to design a fun, successful, instructional school garden.  Whether you are just starting out or looking to expand your garden, this webinar will leave you with a list of ideas to enhance your site. Topics to be covered include: art and whimsy, compost bin design, garden signage, bed design and layout, drip irrigation, gathering areas, kitchens and sinks, greenhouses, and repurposing found objects in the garden. Join John on February 6th for a fast-paced presentation packed with hundreds of school garden design elements. Sponsored by The New Jersey Farm to School Network Visit the Growing School Gardens community
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Siemens STEM - INSTITUTE

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The nation's first online community designed exclusively to foster achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through the collaboration of STEM educators and the sharing of best practices.
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EarSketch

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EarSketch is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that was created to motivate students to consider further study and careers in computer science. The program, now in its second year, is focused on groups traditionally underrepresented in computing, but with an approach that is intended to have broad appeal.

EarSketch was developed and is overseen by Brian Magerko, an assistant professor in the Ivan Allen College’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and Jason Freeman, an associate professor in the College of Architecture’s School of Music.

A public beta release of the EarSketch curriculum can be found in the toolbar on the left of this site. A public release of the social media site and software will be available in spring 2013. Please join our announcement list to receive an e-mail as soon as these resources are available.

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Engineering is Elementary® | A Sticky Situation: Designing Walls

Science Topic: Earth Materials
Engineering Field: Materials Engineering
Country: ChinaStorybook: Yi Min's Great Wall

This unit addresses the use of earth materials in the design and construction of technology. What properties make an earth material useful? Different materials have different properties, making them appropriate for different uses. Students investigate various earth materials (clay, sand, and soil) to be used in a mortar to build a stone wall. They then design a mortar mixture, taking advantage of the properties of these different materials, and plan, create, test, and improve their own walls.

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Creating the Animusic DVDs - Part 1

Learn a little about how the Animusic team creates their cutting edge animation DVD albums in this interview segment with Director Wayne Lytle and Digital Ar...
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NASA - NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night

NASA - NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
This new look at our planet at night shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across Earth in greater detail than ever before.
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Computing At School :: Computing For the Next Generation ...

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The Computing At School Working Group (CAS) is a grass roots organisation that aims to promote the teaching of Computing at school. CAS is a collaborative partner with the BCS through the BCS Academy of Computing, and has formal support from other industry partners. 

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Are you a young person between the ages of 16 - 18 who is actively using social media to teach and communicate with others about environmental issues you are passionate about?

Are you a young person between the ages of 16 - 18 who is actively using social media to teach and communicate with others about environmental issues you are passionate about? | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Please consider filling out this survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/youngenvironmentalactivists

This survey is being used to help identify 30 young environmental activists from around the world who will be asked to participate in a 6 month ethnographic study focused on how they use social media to communicate about the environmental and social justice issues that matter most to them. It will profile the visibility of young people as actors in new and growing environmental and social movements.

The study is being conducted by me, Ellen Field, a PhD student at James Cook University, is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and is in collaboration with Taking IT Global.  The survey will take 20 minutes to complete.

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Launching Summer 2013 (video) | Geeky Gadgets

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Launching Summer 2013 (video) | Geeky Gadgets | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Lego has unveiled their new line of Lego Mindstorms EV3 programmable building kits which have been designed to provide Lego builders with the most “hackable” Lego platform yet.

Lego Mindstorms EV3  is a new platform that has been designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts, says Lego.

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Welcome to the Project WET Portal | Water Education Portal

Welcome to the Project WET Portal | Water Education Portal | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

The mission of Project WET is to reach children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education. We invite you to join us in educating children about the most precious resource on the planet — water.

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Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers. The Noyce Scholarship Track provides funds to institutions of higher education to support scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate STEM majors and post-baccalaureate students holding STEM degrees who earn a teaching credential and commit to teaching in high-need K-12 school districts. The NSF Teaching Fellowship/Master Teaching Fellowship Track provides funding to support STEM professionals who enroll as NSF Teaching Fellows in master's degree programs leading to teacher certification by providing academic courses, professional development, and salary supplements while they are fulfilling a four-year teaching commitment in a high-need school district. This track also supports the development of NSF Master Teaching Fellows by providing professional development and salary supplements for exemplary mathematics and science teachers to become Master Teachers in high-need school districts. Capacity Building Projects support the development of new programs and activities to increase the capacity for institutions to provide innovative teacher preparation programs that enable increasing numbers of STEM majors and STEM professionals to become effective K-12 mathematics and science teachers and to develop the capacity to prepare Master science and mathematics teachers.

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NSF - Multimedia Gallery - DigiMorph: Bringing Fossils to Life -- Science Nation

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A Model of Critical Thinking from criticalthinking.org

A Model of Critical Thinking from criticalthinking.org | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Via Beth Dichter
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Beth Dichter's insight:

This is a great interactive model of critical thinking. One circle has 8 elements of thought:
* Purpose

* Question at issue

* Information

* Interpretation and influence

* Concepts

* Assumptions

* Implications and Consequences

* Point of View

As you role over and selelct an element of thought you are hown additional information about the element. For example, if you were to select Point of View  you would be prompted to understand your point of view and provided with questions to further your thinking. In addition there are also prompts for intellectual standards to consider. The intellectual standards include: clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance, and fairness. In each of these area there is a brief definition as well a three additional questions to consider. There is also one choice (more) that provides you with additional standards you might want to consider and suggests that you think of your own.

R Hollingsworth's curator insight, January 30, 2013 9:33 AM

I'm thinking this is a pretty complicated model given that many of our very best critical thinking is done within the space of a blink!  However, it's useful to be able to break it down and explain it for undergraduates for whom universities have great expectations in criticial thinking but don't really explain how they know what it is when they see it.  And, sadly, in introductory courses too often professors don't expect critical thinking of their students - sticking too close to recall or lower levels of application thinking for their expectations of student performance.

R Hollingsworth's comment, January 30, 2013 9:34 AM
terrific toy for educators to play with and use - would work great in a group discussion with a faculty scholarly community...
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Siemens STEM - Understanding the E in STEM

Siemens STEM - Understanding the E in STEM | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
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6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking

6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

What we have for you today is a great series of videos on critical thinking. As a teacher, you can use these videos with your students to start a discussion on what it means to think critically and introduce them to the concept of logical fallacies. The videos are animated in such a way that your students will find it easy to grasp hard concepts .Enjoy


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Jaime Salcedo Luna, Ramon Aragon, Official AndreasCY, Jim Lerman, Julie Lindsay
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Mediajockeys's curator insight, December 12, 2012 3:47 AM

Kritisch denken en reflecteren, te weining mensen doen het. Leer het eerst zelf en draag het dan over. Mooi gemaakt.

Audrey's comment, July 2, 2013 3:48 PM
Thank you. The learning from the videos was enjoyable, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Home | EPIC-Ed

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This national online community of practice provides a dynamic environment for educators to collaborate, share their expertise, and have access to resources to strengthen their ability to plan, implement, and sustain technology-enabled learning initiatives.



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National effort to get all 1:1, BYOT/D schools and other digital innovators in other areas such as e-resources to put their school(s) on this map as well as the district.  Add your story....be a resource to others.

 

Together, in this community, we share, learn and grow.

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National effort to get all 1:1, BYOT/D schools and other digital innovators in other areas such as e-resources to put their school(s) on this map as well as the district.  Add your story....be a resource to others.

 

Together, in this community, we share, learn and grow.

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Creating the Animusic DVDs - Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the interview with Wayne Lytle and Dave Crognale about the creative process involved in making the Animusic DVDs.
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) News - Magma in Mantle Has Deep Impact - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

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McGraw-Hill to Debut Adaptive E-Book for Students

McGraw-Hill to Debut Adaptive E-Book for Students | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
At CES, McGraw-Hill will demonstrate its new adaptive e-book for students called the "SmartBook."
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About the 2013 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge

About the 2013 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Information on the Discovery Young Scientist Challenge, a new national science fair competition for middle schoolers. Participants can win scholarships, TV exposure, and a free trip to Washington, D.C.
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CS10K Community of Practice Input Request

CS10K Community of Practice Input Request | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education are developing an online community to support teachers of Exploring Computer Science and Computer Science Principles, two high school courses designed to get more and more diverse high school students around the country learning computer science and exploring careers in computing. The community will begin to be used with participants in NSF-funded professional development projects in January 2013 and will be enhanced and opened to more teachers over the course of 2013. We invite you to share your suggestions for how to make the community most useful and engaging for current and potential teachers of these and other computer science courses.

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Stanford's Entrepreneurship Corner: Adam Lowry, Method - Serial Innovation to Create Change

Co-Founder Adam Lowry loves it when competitors copy Method's products because it means they are changing the rules of the game.
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Study Shows Rapid Warming On The West Antarctic Ice Sheet

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Study Shows Rapid Warming On The West Antarctic Ice Sheet

COLUMBUS, Ohio—In a discovery that raises further concerns about the future contribution of Antarctica to sea level rise, a new study finds that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought.

The temperature record from Byrd Station, a scientific outpost in the center of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), demonstrates a marked increase of 4.3 degrees Fahrenheit (2.4 degrees Celsius) in average annual temperature since 1958—that is, three times faster than the average temperature rise around the globe.

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