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Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the Key? (Part Three) - 3 views

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    The message from PwC is clear, Australia needs to take action now if we are not to slip behind the rest of the world. 'Australia is waking up to the fact that the good times can't go on forever. In the face of economic challenges and a digital revolution that's reshaping business and the workforce, we need to act.'
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the key? (Part Two) - 10 views

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    The call for improved STEM programmes has gained momentum in the past two weeks with an address to the National Press Club by Catherine Livingstone AO of the Business Council of Australia and an occasional paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist.
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the key? - 13 views

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    In June 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP acknowledged the significant role that STEM is to play in the nations future. 'There will be significant emphasis in boosting our focus on science, technology, engineering and maths because science is at the heart of a country's competitiveness and it is important that we do not neglect science as we look at the general educational and training schemes.' But what does this mean for schools?
Nigel Coutts

Term One Reflections - 8 views

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    With one term down now is the perfect time to look back and identify what has worked and suggest some areas for growth ahead of Term Two. It has undoubtedly been a busy time but in the midst of that have emerged ideas that have really worked and our new programmes have had the desired impact in getting the students started. So in no particular order here are my reflections for term one 2015.
Nigel Coutts

Creativity in Science and Technology - 25 views

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    CREST is a programme for schools run by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation that aims to promote Creativity. By adding creativity to our science lessons we can move past boiling water and encourage students towards serious scientific and technological discovery.
Nigel Coutts

Why I built a wooden periodic table in my spare time. - 17 views

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    Just over two years ago a group of teachers decided there Science Lab needed a signature piece to promote an interest in scientific inquiry. Inspired by a display at Questacon they embarked on a project to create a display to showcase the Periodic Table. After a three month journey into cabinetry and problem solving it is ready and this is the story of how it was made and why.
Judy Robison

StudyJams - 33 views

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    Study Jams are slideshows and animations that provide a short overview of various topics in science and math. There are six human body Study Jams; skeletal system, nervous system, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular system, and circulatory system.
Judy Robison

Symphony of Science - Scientists become rock stars // A project by melodysheep - 24 views

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    Symphony of Science is an online video series created by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, which aims to bring scientific knowledge and philosophy to the public, in a novel way, through the medium of music.
Dwayne Abrahams

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Edutopia - 45 views

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    "The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments and interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text. Primary source documents are artifacts created by individuals during a particular period in history. This could be a letter, speech, photograph or journal entry."
Dimitris Tzouris

Spacehack - 23 views

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    a directory of ways to participate in space exploration
Judy Robison

Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun | Video on TED.com - 14 views

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    "High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. "
Paul Beaufait

Integrating Google Tools 4 Teachers - 97 views

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    Collete Casinelli's site comprises a number of resources not only comparing Google Apps for Education with standard Google Tools and Products, and outlining the Pros and Cons of each, but also introducing many of the tools, and providing suggestions for their use with young learners.
Frances DiDavide

Wonderville.ca | Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation | wonderville - 0 views

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    Free for educators and lots of fun
Paul Beaufait

Introduction to Inquiry-Based Learning - 55 views

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    "It is crucial to recognize that inquiry-based teaching should not be viewed as a technique or instructional practice or method used to teach a subject. Rather, inquiry starts with teachers as engaged learners and researchers with the foundational belief that the topics they teach are rich, living and generous places for wonder and exploration." (para. 4, retrieved 2012.11.23)
Judy Robison

Symbolab - Symbolab Science & Math Search Engine - 40 views

shared by Judy Robison on 08 Nov 12 - No Cached
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    a "Science and Math Search Engine" and makes it easier to find science content online. It specifically searches for science content using semantic search tools.

    You can search from the site, or use a free download for Chrome and Firefox.

    The other unique feature that truly sets it apart is that it lets you use math and science symbols and equations to search. This is especially helpful when searching for topics that are related to a formula or symbol, vs. just a word.
Judy Robison

ComPADRE.org - Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education - 23 views

shared by Judy Robison on 08 Nov 12 - Cached
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    esource for Physics and Astronomy teachers and students. It is a network and collection of free online resources for students and teachers. The collections are organized by Students, Teachers, and Faculty (higher ed). Resources include tutorial sites, games, research, career information, online magazine, teacher lesson resources, and much more.
Judy Robison

7 Great YouTube Channels for Science - 49 views

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    "some great YouTube channels for science. If you are a science teacher and you need some useful resources where you can search for and find educational science videos"
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