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Nigel Coutts

Girls & STEM - 32 views

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    Watching video from the Apollo space programme one can't help but notice how things have changed since those days in the early 1970s. Banks of small round rectangular screens, dot matrix printers, a myriad of switches and dials each with a specific task to perform and a design aesthetic that says functionality in mild mannered green. What is missing beside the sort of computing power we carry in our pockets today are women. In the 70s science and engineering was what men did and from a quick look at the statistics there continues to be much room for change.
H DeWaard

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 59 views

  • origami
  • This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.
  • Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
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  • Geometry
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students.
  • Origami has been found to strengthen an understanding of geometric concepts, formulas, and labels, making them come alive.
  • Thinking Skills
  • Origami excites other modalities of learning. It has been shown to improve spatial visualization skills using hands-on learning.
  • Fractions
  • Folding paper can demonstrate the fractions in a tactile way.
  • Problem Solving
  • Often in assignments, there is one set answer and one way to get there. Origami provides children an opportunity to solve something that isn't prescribed and gives them a chance to make friends with failure (i.e. trial and error).
  • Origami is a fun way to explain physics concepts. A thin piece of paper is not very strong, but if you fold it like an accordion it will be.
  • Researchers have found that students who use origami in math perform better.
  • STEAM
  • While schools are still catching up to the idea of origami as a STEAM engine (the merging of these disciplines), origami is already being used to solve tough problems in technology.
  • Additionally, the National Science Foundation, one of the government's largest funding agencies, has supported a few programs that link engineers with artists to use origami in designs. The ideas range from medical forceps to foldable plastic solar panels.
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    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.
Paul Clark

Sparticl Homepage - 51 views

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    Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM.
Rachel Hinton

The Concord Consortium | Revolutionary digital learning for science, math and engineering - 65 views

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    The Concord Consortium is a nonprofit educational research and development organization based in Concord, Massachusetts. We create interactive materials that exploit the power of information technologies.
Marc Patton

Center on Instruction - 1 views

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    your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, COI develops and identifies free resources that Regional Comprehensive Centers and state, district, and local educators can use in their pursuit of high quality instruction.
Marc Patton

Siemens Competition - Math Science Technology - College Board - 0 views

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    In partnership with the College Board, the Siemens Foundation established the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology and the Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement.
Marc Patton

Connect a Million Minds - Request Support - 0 views

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    Preparing today's youth to solve tomorrow's greatest problems is not something any one person, community or corporation can do alone. Non-profit organizations and the hands-on learning opportunities they provide are often the catalyst that sparks a young person's lifelong exploration of science, technology, engineering and math.
Marc Patton

PAEMST » Home - 1 views

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    The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are the Nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science.
Marc Patton

Cash Grants for Science and Math Programs from Intel Corporation - 0 views

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    Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and science education through innovative teaching and learning environments. To be considered as an Intel School of Distinction, schools must develop an environment and curricula that meet or exceed benchmarks put forth by national mathematics and science content standards.
Marc Patton

Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy - 0 views

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    The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy is a camp where teachers go and learn about math and science through fun ways! The camp will be one week long and your teacher will learn with other teachers from across the country. Best of all, it's free for them, too.
Marc Patton

About Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams - 0 views

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    InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve.
Marc Patton

Toshiba America Foundation - 0 views

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    Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from 6-12 science and math teachers for grants.
Marc Patton

MHEonline.com - 0 views

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    Proficiency in literacy and the humanities helps form the foundation for lifelong learning. That's why McGraw-Hill established this Learning Solutions Center where we create solutions to drive student achievement in these subjects.
Marc Patton

STEM101.org - 4 views

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    The STEM Academy is a national non-profit status organization dedicated to improving STEM literacy for all students. We represent a recognized national next-generation high impact academic model. The practices, strategies, and programming are built upon a foundation of identified national best practices which are designed to improve under-represented minority and low-income student growth, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates, increase high school graduation rates and improve teacher and principal effectiveness.
Marc Patton

Welcome : PBS TeacherLine - 4 views

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    I am taking several online professional development courses and they are excellent! College credit is available!
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    Professional development for PreK-12 educators. A service of PBS Teachers.
Holly Barlaam

STEM Resources from Discovery - 54 views

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    Siemens STEM Academy--lots of teacher resources, webinars, professional development resources, etc. Teachers can also upload and share resources. STEM (science, engineering, technology, math)
Roland O'Daniel

STEM Planet | - 77 views

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    Great resource for STEM topics that are up to date, short, contain data and information. Highly suggested for mathematics and science teachers.
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