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Martin Burrett

UKEdMag: Facilitating Effective STEM Learning by @smwordlaw - 13 views

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    "English…done! Reading…done! Assembly…go, go, go! Packed primary timetables can sometimes feel like you're racing through an army drill. It can be difficult to stop, and allow children time for deeper thought and study. Integrating meaningful STEM into the week can often feel like a bit of a headache. Project Based Learning as a method of teaching STEM, could be the solution to this. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are the four disciplines many schools are hoping to focus on this academic year, looking at an applied and integrated approach."
hrchristenson

Elementary & Middle School Science Education Resources - American Chemical Society - 38 views

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    STEM teacher resources, American Chemistry Society
Siri Anderson

SciGirls Profiles - Twin Cities PBS - 32 views

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    Wonderful collection of short profiles of women working in STEM or CTE fields. Share with your students because female role models inspire girls to see their futures differently.
Deborah Baillesderr

Algodoo - 70 views

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    "Algodoo gives you the opportunity to play with physics. Use your own hands and simple drawing tools to design, construct and explore the world of physics."
Martin Burrett

UKEd Magazine - November 2015 - 17 views

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    UKEd Magazine with educational articles on pedagogy and teaching ideas. This issue has a STEM theme.
Nigel Coutts

Girls & STEM - 31 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.
Debra Spear

MIT TechTV - Collection MIT+K12: FINALS (110 videos) - 51 views

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    The videos in this collection are duplicates of those held in the MIT+K12 video channel on YouTube. They are being hosted here so that users who are unable to access youtube.com content are able to view them.
Deborah Baillesderr

The Radix Endeavor - 25 views

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    "Integrate this STEM MMOG as supplemental curriculum into math and science classrooms and lessons."
Glenn Hervieux

STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer - 107 views

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    Excellent resources organized by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). Definitely worth a look! Be sure to check out the Curiosity Links.
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    GREAT stuff. Going to keep this page handy!
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