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Coding online with browser based editors and web IDEs | opensource.com

Coding online with browser based editors and web IDEs | opensource.com | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
With the evolution of languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript helping push the limits of what could be done, we find in turn it provides new opportunities in openness and sharing.
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High School Course Access and Postsecondary STEM Enrollment and Attainment | CALDER

We study the effects of access to high school math and science courses on postsecondary STEM enrollment and degree attainment using administrative microdata from Missouri. Our data panel includes over 140,000 students from 14 cohorts entering the 4-year public university system. The effects of high school course access are identified by exploiting plausibly exogenous variation in course offerings within high schools over time. We find that differential access to high school courses does not affect postsecondary STEM enrollment or degree attainment. Our null results are estimated precisely enough to rule out moderate impacts.

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How Climate Activists Failed to Make Clear the Problem with Natural Gas

How Climate Activists Failed to Make Clear the Problem with Natural Gas | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
The climate movement’s biggest failure has been its inability to successfully make the case that natural gas is not a clean replacement for other fossil fuels. So as natural gas has boomed, U.S. emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, have increased dramatically. 

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Teach, Learn, and Make with PI

Teach, Learn, and Make with PI | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny and affordable computer that you can use to learn programming through fun, practical projects. Join the global Raspberry Pi Community.
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April 22 - Earth Day 2018 

April 22 - Earth Day 2018  | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
All of Earth Day Network’s campaigns, whether protecting forests, registering new voters or greening cities, help create a greener, more sustainable future. You can get involved now to make your mark in the urgent fight against climate change.
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Pushing Open Doors, Women in Engineering

Pushing Open Doors, Women in Engineering | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of civilization women have been solving problems, creating, and building alongside men. Recent research suggests that the earliest cave paintings were very likely painted by women. However, since history has been primarily written by male historians, these contributions have been largely under-reported. In worst case scenarios, men have taken credit for the achievements of innovative women. To say that hundreds of years of gender stereotypes and cultural limitations have put a damper on women’s success in STEM fields would be an understatement.

And yet, some pioneering females have managed to push past the obstacles and prove that women make excellent engineers. Some did it over the objections of their family, but most had the support of their parents or husbands. Some created opportunity by solving domestic engineering problems, others forged a path in traditionally male professions. Some of the women eschewed marriage and children to focus on their careers, others had large families. Some of them claim to have never faced discrimination, others took every suggestion that they couldn’t do the work as a challenge to exceed expectations. What they all have in common is a fierce work ethic and a passion to improve the world they live in.
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Can Open-source Hardware Be Like Open-source Software?

Can Open-source Hardware Be Like Open-source Software? | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Hardware and software are certainly different beasts. Software is really just information, and the storing, modification, duplication, and transmission of information is essentially free. Hardware …
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Materials “Sandwich” Breaks Barrier For Solar Cell Efficiency

Materials “Sandwich” Breaks Barrier For Solar Cell Efficiency | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Solar cells have great potential as a source of clean electrical energy, but so far they have not been cheap, light, and flexible enough for widespread use.
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Buy Tickets

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The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.


for Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 Join us for the 13th annual Maker Faire Bay Area! May 18–20, 2018 San Mateo County Events Center | 1346 Saratoga Drive | San Mateo, CA

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Raspad is a portable Raspberry Pi tablet for bringing creative projects to life

Raspad is a portable Raspberry Pi tablet for bringing creative projects to life | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
We’re big geeks when it comes to Raspberry Pi, the small education-focused single-board computers which have beaten the odds to become the third highest selling general-purpose computer ever built. Those are some pretty impressive stats, but it doesn’t mean that Raspberry Pi isn’t sometimes confusing for beginners.

That is where the Raspad, a portable Raspberry Pi tablet, comes into play. Promising to lower the barrier to entry for creating customized projects, it’s a simple tablet computer that gives you access to all the Raspberry Pi ports you need, along with a simple tablet interface so you can start programming from anywhere. “Raspad is a Raspberry Pi Tablet for makers’ creative ideas,” a spokesperson told Digital Trends. “Every ‘maker’ deserves a personal tablet for developing purposes.”

Raspad boasts a chunky 10.1-inch touchscreen design with stereo speakers. While it’s certainly not the prettiest tablet around, it promises to deliver on its goal of giving Raspberry Pi enthusiasts the opportunity to program a project from anywhere at any time, serving as a mobile workstation. For beginners, there is a graphical user interface (GUI) and a pack sensor kits to explore. It comes with easy visual programming software, a series of hardware kits for building, and an intuitive tutorial book full of projects to gain inspiration. For more advanced users, there is the opportunity to switch out motherboards and connect with other hardware such as Arduino.
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'Official' Pre-AP Aimed at Improving College Readiness for All Students - Curriculum Matters - Education Week

'Official' Pre-AP Aimed at Improving College Readiness for All Students - Curriculum Matters - Education Week | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
The College Board will require teachers to submit a course syllabus and, in order for schools to earn pre-AP designation, ask administrators to attest that they follow these program requirements:

Align instruction to the course frameworks;
Give students the digital assessments provided by College Board;
Take part in professional training; and
Offer the course with open access.
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A History of Innovation: Pioneering Achievements of Black Engineers

A History of Innovation: Pioneering Achievements of Black Engineers | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
12 Pioneering Engineers you should celebrate this Black History Month.
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Study: One Third of STEM Students in US Change Majors

Study: One Third of STEM Students in US Change Majors | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
About one third of college students in the U.S. change majors at least once. And many who do so began in science, technology, engineering and math – in other words, STEM fields.

In December, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics released a study on students who changed majors. The study looked at 25,000 college students who entered into degree programs for the first time in 2011.

By 2014, about one in three first-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees changed majors. One in ten changed majors more than once.

In addition, the study found that students in STEM fields are about 6 percent more likely to change majors than non-STEM students.

Tracy Hunt-White is one of the researchers who worked on the study. She points out that an earlier study found about one third of STEM students who changed majors left the STEM fields completely. They chose non-STEM related majors instead. The most recent study found that students who start in mathematics are the most likely to change, with 52 percent choosing another field.
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You’d have to be a genius: the problem with 'brilliance' and STEM participation | NSF - National Science Foundation

You’d have to be a genius: the problem with 'brilliance' and STEM participation | NSF - National Science Foundation | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
January 9, 2018

Why do large gender disparities exist in certain fields but not others? Research suggests that many factors perpetuate gender disparities, including implicit and explicit biases, a lack of role models and quality mentoring -- and broad stereotypes about gender roles.

NSF-funded researchers are investigating how beliefs about what it takes to succeed in scientific fields may drive career trajectories. These "field-specific beliefs" could play an important role in making women feel welcomed or excluded.

"If we want a world where talented women aren't needlessly discouraged from pursuing many prestigious and rewarding careers, we need to think more carefully about the career messages we send to women and girls," said Andrei Cimpian, professor of psychology at New York University.

Disparities across fields

From physics and math to philosophy, a perception persists in certain fields that success requires being a "born genius." This perception is less common in other fields, like biology and medicine, where hard work and perseverance are viewed as the key to success. The emphasis on genius in certain fields likely poses an obstacle to the career advancement of women. This is because, in society, a gender stereotype associates "brilliance" and "genius" with men.
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Skills For Today: Communication - P21

Skills For Today: Communication - P21 | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Skills for Today: What We Know about Teaching and Assessing Communication 
Education researchers at Pearson teamed up with the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21) to conduct a review of the research literature on the importance of communication skills for employers, as well as how to teach and assess these skills in K-12 and higher-education classrooms. The ability to communicate is one of the most sought-after skills among new hires, yet research suggests that students may not be graduating with the level of skills needed to succeed on the job.
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Real-world VR applications beyond entertainment

Real-world VR applications beyond entertainment | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Jody Medich takes a look at our rapidly dematerializing world.
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march for science April 14, 2018

march for science April 14, 2018 | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
From Washington D.C. to Abuja, Nigeria, science supporters across the globe are mobilizing.  Events range from science expos and festivals to rallies and large-scale marches but they are united with shared goals.  March for Science events energize science advocates from multiple spheres to create tangible change and call for greater accountability of public officials to enact evidence-based policy that serves all communities.   



More than 175 satellite events around the world have already registered to participate in the 2nd annual event.  Don't see one in your area for 2018?  Plan a new march by registering here! Don't forget to check out the 2017 satellite list to find organizers from last year.
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AEEE Taxonomy of Core Concepts & SubConcepts for Secondary Engineering

AEEE Taxonomy of Core Concepts & SubConcepts for Secondary Engineering | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Taxonometric Structure of Engineering Knowledgefor the Study of Engineering in Secondary Schools

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When teachers have a fear of math, their pupils can absorb the wrong lesson

When teachers have a fear of math, their pupils can absorb the wrong lesson | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it

Helping educators grow more comfortable with math supports students, too

AUTHOR
Lauren Barack
PUBLISHED
March 7, 2018

Often said in jest, the phrase “I’m not a math person” can provoke more than just laughter, particularly if said around students. To Erin Maloney, it can send the message that there are some people gifted in arithmetic skills and those that will never be — and that’s the wrong note to ever send to a child.

“My colleagues and I are working to understand how the teachers’ anxiety translates into lower learning for their students, but it may be the case that teachers make comments such as, ‘it’s OK, I’m not a math person, either,’” says Maloney, by email, who also published a study about math anxiety in 2015. “While this type of comment may be made to comfort a struggling child, it might also communicate to the child that some people are ‘math people’ while others are not.”

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Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age

Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Children are capable of understanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts when they are less than a year old but these skills must be developed intentionally, according to a new report released by The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC) at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

The authors of “The Roots of STEM Success” reviewed more than 150 studies and found that kids capable of developing complex thinking skills before they are even verbal. The report also found that different types of play are essential for developing skills critical for STEM fields, like curiosity, questioning and analysis.
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Makers' Guide to Boards

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Boards, Boards, Boards: How to Choose the Right One
Figuring out how to choose the right development board is a key skill for all electronics makers. Despite their various functions and options, development boards and cheap computers are ultimately just specialized tools created to accomplish computational tasks, so choosing them should be guided by the tasks you’re trying to complete.

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Here’s what it’s like to ride in Waymo’s self-driving van - The

Here’s what it’s like to ride in Waymo’s self-driving van - The | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
“Americans are starting to feel more comfortable with the idea of self-driving vehicles,” AAA Automotive Engineering and Industry Relations Director Greg Brannon said. “Compared to just a year ago, AAA found that 20 million more U.S. drivers would trust a self-driving vehicle to take them for a ride.”

But the idea of giving up control of your safety to a machine can be hard to swallow, experts say. Riders tend to relax inside Waymo’s self-driving vehicle once they realize they can follow the vehicle’s live field of view on passenger screens in the back seat, according to Waymo. The newly released 360 video, the company claims, allows someone to approximate that experience as closely as possible.

The video was created using “sensor and software data from real city streets,” Waymo said.
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Chemistry Opinion Survey | Elsevier Promo

What chemists are saying on the state of chemistry. Check out this infographic from @reaxys, and discover key insights on technology.


More than half (51%) also stated that when it came to the great challenges of the 21st century, such as providing clean water, food security and renewable energy, that society has ‘no understanding’ of the role chemists played in finding solutions.

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North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists - The

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists - The | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 21, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point as an enormous storm pumped an intense pulse of heat through the Greenland Sea.

Temperatures may have soared as high as 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) at the pole, according to the U.S. Global Forecast System model. While there are no direct measurements of temperature there, Zack Labe, a climate scientist working on his PhD at the University of California at Irvine, confirmed that several independent analyses showed “it was very close to freezing,” which is more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) above normal.
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Center on Education and the Workforce: State Initiatives

Center on Education and the Workforce: State Initiatives | STEM Education models and innovations with Gaming | Scoop.it
Welcome to the State Initiative
This initiative helps states utilize data more effectively to inform policy and planning and support decisions about education and careers. Higher education faces growing pressure to demonstrate the labor market value of postsecondary programs and credentials. To support these efforts, we are working with states and higher education systems to set educational attainment goals, increase transparency about labor market outcomes, and improve alignment between education and the economy.

Our researchers analyze state-based administrative data; national datasets, such as the American Community Survey; and new sources of labor market data, such as Internet job postings collected by private research firms. To learn more about our current and past work with states, please explore the interactive map and featured items on this page.
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Jupiter - Galleries | Planets - NASA Solar System Exploration

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Jupiter: Galleries
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