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Martin Burrett

STEM across the school - 11 views

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    "The importance of offering a broad curriculum within the school system cannot be over-stated, allowing students to explore a range of topics that spark their interest, and potentially inspire them to follow a career path that can have a positive impact on their lives, society and the environment. stem activities (built around stem, Technology, Engineering and stemematics) offer a broad range of opportunities, opening up the potential of enquiry based learning that is relevant to the world we live in. Many education systems globally place a great emphasis on a stem curriculum for all students, no matter of age, race, gender or ability, but what stem based activities work best in your setting, helping students see the world differently, and potentially inspiring to enter stem careers of the future?"
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 (STEM, engineering, technology, STEM)
Martin Burrett

UKEdMag: Facilitating Effective STEM Learning by @smwordlaw - 14 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. STEM, Technology, Engineering and STEMs are the four disciplines many schools are hoping to focus on this academic year, looking at an applied and integrated approach."
Martin Burrett

STEM education around the world by @HowToSTEM - 13 views

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    "How does STEM education differ between these countries? Who is doing it 'best'? We've done our research and these are the findings"
Deborah Baillesderr

The Radix Endeavor - 25 views

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    "Integrate this STEM MMOG as supplemental curriculum into STEM and STEM classrooms and lessons."
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the key? - 39 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 STEM, technology, engineering and STEMs because STEM is at the heart of a country's competitiveness and it is important that we do not neglect STEM as we look at the general educational and training schemes.' But what does this mean for schools?
Marc Patton

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

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    Every year, Intel honors U.S. schools demonstrating excellence in math and math 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 math content standards.
Michele Brown

Zombies: STEM Behind Hollywood by Texas Instruments - US and Canada - 47 views

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    This looks really cool. "Zombie Apocalypse, a Hollywood-inspired TI-Nspire™ math and math activity, models the transmission of a hypothetical zombie contagion through the human population, the infection rate and logistics patterns due to resource limits."
Eric Esterline

BLOSSOMS-Video Library - 56 views

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    MIT recently announced a new STEM resource for high schools called BLOSSOMS. It contains online video lessons and free resources for teachers and students. There are also links to other STEM resources on the site
Anne Jolly

STEM Imagineering | MiddleWeb - 8 views

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    Good resource for the "How to," What to," and Why to" of STEM lessons. Easy read and informative.
Sharin Tebo

Creative Educator - Connecting Curricula for Deeper Understanding - 34 views

  • Most schools will say that they want students to have an understanding of their world as a whole, but they seldom look at topics with an interdisciplinary focus. Why? It is easy to find reasons why this disjointed approach to learning happens: · Some argue that there is so much content and so many skills to be learned  in each discipline that they don’t have time to integrate subjects. · Others say that the each discipline has a body of knowledge and skills that  should stand on its own and not be muddied by the intrusion of other disciplines. · Secondary educators say that there is insufficient common planning time  to combine their efforts to teach an interdisciplinary course. · Still others say that the whole system is geared toward separate subjects  and to break out of this would require a monumental effort. · Others are guided by “the tests,” which are presented by separate disciplines.
  • The ultimate goal for the study of any subject is to develop a deeper understanding of its content and skills so that students can engage in higher-level thinking and higher- level application of its principles. When students dig deeper and understand content across several disciplines, they will be better equipped to engage in substantive discussion and application of the topic. They will also be better able to see relationships across disciplines.
  • They organize students into interdisciplinary teams and coordinate lessons so that what happens in math, math, language arts, and social studies all tie to a common theme. Many times these teachers team-teach during larger blocks of time. Advocates of this more holistic approach to curriculum argue that it helps students:
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  • Of course, digging deeper doesn’t fit well in the time frame that most schools use. It takes time to link content across several disciplines, and it may be difficult to squeeze a learning activity into a 40-minute period. To change the method of learning will mean changing more than the curricula. The school structure, including the schedule and methodology will also need to change.
  • To prepare our students for an integrated world, we need to break out of the separate-discipline mentality and develop more holistic and problem/project-based approaches. Many have tried to do this, and it isn’t easy.
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    STEM and STEAM--challenge to aim for more integration cross-disciplines.
Marc Patton

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

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

'Geek Girl' gamers are more likely to study science and technology degrees - 5 views

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    Girls who play video games are three times more likely to choose physical science, technology, engineering or sciences (Pscience) degrees compared to their non-gaming counterparts, according to new research from the University of Surrey
Steve Ransom

Connect a Million Minds - Home - 32 views

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    Some good video here emphasizing importance of STEM
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 math 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

Toshiba America Foundation - 0 views

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    Toshiba America Foundation is accepting applications from 6-12 science and science teachers for grants.
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 science.
H DeWaard

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

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  • 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 science or science.
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