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Roland Gesthuizen

Engineering the Perfect Poem by Using the Vocabulary of STEM - ReadWriteThink - 7 views

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    "Engineering is the "silent E" in STEM subject areas. While science, mathematics, and technology are often topics of content area lessons, Engineering is often ignored. However, Engineering is inclusive of all STEM subjects because engineers use science, mathematics, and technology to solve problems. Engineering careers are diverse, spanning many different technologies and disciplines, such as agricultural Engineering, aerospace Engineering, computer Engineering, mechanical Engineering, and chemical Engineering."
Lisa C. Hurst

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education | WIRED - 9 views

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    "AUTHOR: ISSIE LAPOWSKY. ISSIE LAPOWSKY DATE OF PUBLICATION: 05.04.15. 05.04.15 TIME OF PUBLICATION: 7:00 AM. 7:00 AM INSIDE THE SCHOOL SILICON VALLEY THINKS WILL SAVE EDUCATION Click to Open Overlay Gallery Students in the youngest class at the Fort Mason AltSchool help their teacher, Jennifer Aguilar, compile a list of what they know and what they want to know about butterflies. CHRISTIE HEMM KLOK/WIRED SO YOU'RE A parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend's neighbor's sister. It's prospective parent information day, and you make the trek to San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood. You walk up to the second floor of the school, file into a glass-walled conference room overlooking a classroom, and take a seat alongside dozens of other parents who, like you, feel that public schools-with their endless bubble-filled tests, 38-kid classrooms, and antiquated approach to learning-just aren't cutting it. At the same time, you're thinking: this school is kind of weird. On one side of the glass is a cheery little scene, with two teachers leading two different middle school lessons on opposite ends of the room. But on the other side is something altogether unusual: an airy and open office with vaulted ceilings, sunlight streaming onto low-slung couches, and rows of hoodie-wearing employees typing away on their computers while munching on free snacks from the kitchen. And while you can't quite be sure, you think that might be a robot on wheels roaming about. Then there's the guy who's standing at the front of the conference room, the school's founder. Dressed in the San Francisco standard issue t-shirt and jeans, he's unlike any school administrator you've ever met. But the more he talks about how this school uses technology to enhance and individualize education, the more you start to like what he has to say. And so, if you are truly fed up with the school stat
Elizabeth Resnick

eGFI - For Teachers » Grades 6-8 - 5 views

  • Marshmallow Design Challenge Posted on September 28th, 2011 by mxl In this lesson, K-12 student teams have a limited period of time (18 minutes) to build the tallest free-standing spaghetti structure that can support a marshmallow. They learn how engineers collaborate to design, test, and improve on their ideas, as well as examine hidden assumptions that can derail the creative process and final product. Read More
  • Lesson: Design From Nature Posted on September 25th, 2011 by mxl In this lesson, students in grades 6-8 discover how engineers can use biomimicry to enhance their designs. They learn how careful observation of nature — in this case, reverse engineering a flower — can lead to new innovations and products. Read More
  • Lesson: Concrete for Kids Posted on September 6th, 2011 by mxl Concrete for Kids is a fun, hands-on activity to introduce students to engineering and concrete as an engineered material that engineers use to make the structures we use every day, including bridges, buildings, and roads. In this two-period lesson, teams of students in grades K-12 mix and pour concrete to form beams which, once hardened, are tested to see how much weight they can hold before breaking. Read More
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    Engineering lesson plans.  Sort by grade level.  
Richard Fanning

100 Useful Niche Search Engines to Focus and Finetune Your Academic Research | College@Home - 100 views

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    "Though the general Google site is often touted as the number one search engines online, college students sometimes need more specific tools to help them uncover quality information on the Web that they can use for class projects, research papers, and even job and apartment searches. This list features a huge variety of search engines that can be useful to students, including tools that find photos, sound effects, summer internships, health and medical information, reference guides, and a lot more."
Eric Arbetter

Free Technology for Teachers: Searchy Pants - A Safe Search Engine for Kids - 5 views

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    Searchy Pants is a search engine for students.  In this post, there is also a slide show showing how to create your own search engine within a blog.
Amy Kauth

Sweet Search - 127 views

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      Interesting search engine.
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    SweetSearch is A Search Engine for Students. It searches only credible Web sites approved by Internet research experts.
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    Search engine for students
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    great search engine for all subjects. Lots of primary sources!
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    Educational Search Engine
Ana Molina

Search Engines for Students - BagTheWeb - 10 views

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    Comprehensive list of serach engines for students. Oolone is a visual search engine like nothing I've seen before.
Randolph Hollingsworth

SECME, Inc. - Diversity in STEM Education - 10 views

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    "Our Mission To increase the pool of historically underrepresented and under-served students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce." Started in 1975 as Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in engineering by engineering deans at AL, FL, GA Tech, USC, UTn, Tuskegee - now partners in 17 states
Eric G. Young

Find It Friday - ABA's New Search Engine; Westlaw Poised To Release 'Cobalt' « Cyber-Esq. - 27 views

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    2010 is already proving to be the year of big changes on the legal research front. The first significant development of 2010 is the ABA's new search engine for law reviews and journals. The second is Thomson Reuters Westlaw's anticipated release of an entirely new research platform dubbed "Cobalt."
Phil Brown

Comprehensive list of Search Engines - The Search Engine List - 132 views

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    A comprehesive list of search engines
Marc Patton

Engineer Your Life - Homepage - 0 views

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    Welcome to Engineer Your Life, a guide to engineering careers for high school girls! Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, life-saving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty.
kris7138

Internet Search Engines - Search Engine Guide Blog - 2 views

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    List of search engines for different topics
Michael Ashley

100 Search Engines For Academic Research - 10 views

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    A collection of different search engines and a description of what they are good for
Roland Gesthuizen

Twitter - a great search engine! « On an e-journey with generation Y - 34 views

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    Use twitter as a search engine. Instead of getting information from eg google  you get people when searching for a topic on twitter. People who are interested in talking about a topic at a certain time. Can find out very interesting and sometimes specific information that is better than a google search. In some particiular circumstances there are commentators or companies who would be worth following.
Virginia Meadow

search-cube - the Visual Search Engine - 2 views

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    searchcube is a graphical search engine that presents search results in a compact, visual format in three dimensions.
Ken Fujiuchi

Find OpenCourseWare with OCW Search - 28 views

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    OCW Search is a search engine dedicated to helping you find the best free university courses online. Several universities publish their course materials for free online, under the OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative. OCW Search is an independent search engine that indexes all these courses so you can find these courses faster.
Kelvin Thompson

Best Image Search Engines - 173 views

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    Best Image Search Engines
Lauren Rosen

The Top 5 Best Search Engines To Find Photos On Flickr - 31 views

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    List of search engines for flickr photos. Varying abilities to choose CC photos.
Jonathan Wylie

The Top 5 Safe Search Engines for Kids - 166 views

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    The following search engines for kids are designed to help provide your children with a safe environment with which to navigate the Internet. Each offers a filtered search service that eliminates inappropriate results and keeps your kids focused on the information they really need.
Glenda Baker

Experiment Google Custom Search Engine | The Groovy Librarian - Teaching in the 21st Century - 107 views

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    Create custom search engines for classes
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