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In effort to drum up excitement for math and science, Wayne kids get a visit ... - NorthJersey.com

In effort to drum up excitement for math and science, Wayne kids get a visit ... - NorthJersey.com | STEM in Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
In effort to drum up excitement for math and science, Wayne kids get a visit ...
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"Elementary school is where you have to get the kids interested in math and science," he said.
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Every school should have the opportunity for leaders in STEM careers to visit and drum up real life excitement!

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[1211.2639] Observing Higgs boson production through its decay into gamma-rays: A messenger for Dark Matter candidates

Observing #Higgs boson production through its decay into gamma-rays A messenger for #DarkMatter #AstroPhysics #Physics http://t.co/W4XdNZrL...

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | STEM in Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it

"The process of combining more primitive pieces of information to create something more meaningful is a crucial aspect both of learning and of consciousness and is one of the defining features of human experience. Once we have reached adulthood, we have decades of intensive learning behind us, where the discovery of thousands of useful combinations of features, as well as combinations of combinations and so on, has collectively generated an amazingly rich, hierarchical model of the world. Inside us is also written a multitude of mini strategies about how to direct our attention in order to maximize further learning. We can allow our attention to roam anywhere around us and glean interesting new clues about any facet of our local environment, to compare and potentially add to our extensive internal model."


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luiy's comment, January 30, 2013 11:49 AM
What makes the difference, Bor argues, is a concept called chunking, which allows us to hack the limits of our working memory — a kind of cognitive compression mechanism wherein we parse information into chunks that are more memorable and easier to process than the seemingly random bits of which they’re composed.
wayne_b's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:58 AM

It is the process of combining various pieces of information to create something new and more meaningful - that is our learning process. As we combine information from one person or site, and add the thoughts of someone else, that we generate new ideas or expressions of those combined thoughts.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:27 AM

Tech fuels chunking info and curation.

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April Fools' Day Prank - Cool Science Experiment!

You've probably never seen an Easter bunny like this... scientists in Norway genetically engineered a special breed of miniature rabbits. Our science guy, St...
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Video: Inside Small Schools

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Adlai E. Stevenson High School used to be one of the most dangerous in New York City. Today, it is home to nine small high schools that teach the same people, and each school has different results.

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Successful STEM Education | Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Successful STEM Education | Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics | STEM in Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it

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This site provides information, events, and resources that highlight promising practices and tools in support of effective STEM education in schools and programs. Learn more


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Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:41 AM

New: Preparing Students for Collega & Careers in STEM report

New: How One STEM Schoool Aims to {Close} the Achievement Gap

 

Twitter @nsfstem

Robin Thompson's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:29 AM

As our school embraces STEM and begins training teachers, this site is essential for us to use to gain valuable resources.  

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Clever Ideas are STEM

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Engineering Design - Earthquake modeling Stimulating Science Simulations: Science Essential Standard 4.E.2.3 (Earthquake modeling Great #STEM project!

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How The Common Core Is Changing Math Instruction For Youngest Students

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A Common Core Challenge You Can Tackle: Mathematical Discourse

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Read how playful thinking helps students become comfortable with difficult problems and mathematical discourse.

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Art of Science 2013 opening reception is May 10 – Princeton Engineering

Art of Science 2013 opening reception is May 10 – Princeton Engineering | STEM in Early Childhood Education | Scoop.it
Ivy League News: Art of Science 2013 opening reception is May 10: The Princeton University Art of Science 2013... http://t.co/wUBeLWAEFz
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The Sonic Trail: The Arts and Sciences

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from The Sonic Trail: Dedicated to the Prevention of Mushy Brains.

"My first blog post in a few months, talking about how quality #creativity is grounded in education & a desire to learn: http://t.co/Vsr4Boku...

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Girls in STEM

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Big News on Girls in STEM. Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Girls in STEM. ("@HuffingtonPost: Let's talk about girls in science and math http://t.co/blUz3H9hPm #hpSTEM".
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5 TED Talks to Make You Care About Earth Day

Earth Day was yesterday, April 22, but next week can still be a week devoted to talking about the earth and ways to go green. Gizmodo.com provides a video of 5 TED talks that will make you actually care about Earth day. This would be great to show a class to help generate discussion and awareness about Earth day!


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Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials | Video on TED.com

Ink that conducts electricity; a window that turns from clear to opaque at the flip of a switch; a jelly that makes music. All this stuff exists, and Catarina Mota says: It's time to play with it.

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Creating More STEM Leadership | MiddleWeb

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Anne Jolly describes one community's strategy to develop leadership for STEM education at every level, from the classroom to the executive suite.

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She-Geeks: Women and girls in STEM [infographic]

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STEM fields are hot with workers always in demand due to a short supply of qualified applicants, so they're the perfect place for tech-savvy females ready to challenge the status quo. Of course, wh...

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HancockLibrary's curator insight, May 20, 2014 3:38 PM

Interesting Article.

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Engineering Serendipity

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Companies that depend on innovation are redesigning work spaces to encourage a certain kind of accident: the human collision.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:51 AM

 

It's true, "Serendipity" has a BIG Power! people who are in a "PLN" (Personal Learning Network) can certainly confirm this!