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Upcoming Events  - 
 
The third annual Future of Education workshop will be taking place as part of London Technology Week again on 20 June. 

We'll explore how emerging hardware and software technology will impact the future of education through presentations, brainstorming sessions, demos and panel discussions. Join companies including: Google, Kano, Blippar, CodeFirst and the Innovation Unit at the event.

Early Bird tickets end on 22 April! Register here: http://re-work.co/workshops/edtech-2016
RE•WORK events combine entrepreneurship, technology and science to solve some of the world's greatest challenges using emerging technology. We showcase the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies and their impact on business and society
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Glenn Walsh
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End of May / Start of June: Best View of ‪#‎Mars‬ in a Decade!

In what should be the best view in a decade during the last weeks of May and the first weeks of June, the Planet Mars will be bright and quite noticeable in the evening and early morning sky! This is the brightest Mars has appeared since the Martian opposition of 2005 November 7---More Info - Click on Image or Link
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New photograph of the Planet Mars, taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, on 2016 May 12, just before the closest approach to Earth on May 30. [Image Sources: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team, J. Bell, M. Wolff] By Glenn A...
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Help Teaching

Classroom Resources  - 
 
Help Teaching now offers over 170 self-paced science lessons for students in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Science & more! Please Share and check back often for new lessons!
#learning
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Curtis Smiley

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#CfP issued! The official Call for Participation (CfP) for #IMMERSIVE #COLORADO has been released. Held in collaboration with the #USA Department of the Interior (DOI) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USA National Park Service (NPS), the August conference addresses the personal, cultural and educational impact of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), telepresence, simulations, learning games, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums. For more details see:

http://ImmersiveEducation.org/news/2016/05/08/cfp-call-colorado-immersive-education-summit-participation

What is immersive learning? Find out! Immersive teaching and immersive learning are the heart and soul of #ImmersiveEducation (iED). The following iED Summit presents an historic account of both:

http://ImmersiveEducation.org/immersive-teaching-and-immersive-learning

#ImmersiveLearning #edtech #VirtualReality
Boston, MA — May 08, 2016. World's experts in immersion and immersive technologies convene in Colorado USA this August. The Immersive Education Initiative today issued the official Call for Participation (CfP) for Immersive Colorado. Teachers, trainers, health/safety experts, researchers, ...
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8 facts you may or may have not known about photons.

http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/eight-things-you-might-not-know-about-light
Light is all around us, but how much do you really know about the photons speeding past you?
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muhittin kelesli

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The Texas STEM Coalition works with T-STEM Academies as well as all Texas schools to transform teaching and learning methods, improve achievement in STEM Education, and ensure all students are college-ready and life-ready.
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Big Deal Media

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Make your dream STEM lab a reality! Enter to win a fabulous school lab makeover from Northrop Grumman Foundation by 6/17:

http://www.bigdealbook.com/newsletters/k-12_technology/2016/05/02/#make_your_dream_stem_lab_a_reality
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Curtis Smiley

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#SOON! The Call for Participation (CfP) for #IMMERSIVE #COLORADO will be released this week. The conference will address the personal, cultural and educational impact of immersive technologies such as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), telepresence, simulations, learning games, immersive teaching and immersive learning systems, and fully immersive environments such as caves, domes and planetariums. Immersive Colorado will run from August 23 through August 26 in collaboration with the United States Department of the Interior (DOI) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the USA National Park Service (NPS). The conference features a unique format that spans two locations in Colorado, Denver and La Junta, with the hosts for each location expected to be announced next week along with the official Call for Participation (CfP). For more details see:

http://ImmersiveEducation.org/news/2016/04/11/colorado-selected-united-states-immersive-education-summit

What is immersive learning? Find out! Immersive teaching and immersive learning are the heart and soul of #ImmersiveEducation (iED). The following iED Summit presents an historic account of both:

http://ImmersiveEducation.org/immersive-teaching-and-immersive-learning

#ImmersiveLearning #edtech #VirtualReality
Boston, MA — April 11, 2016. World's experts in immersion and immersive technologies convene in Colorado USA this August. The Immersive Education Initiative today announced that Colorado has been selected as the official site for the organization's next United States conference.
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Sarah Jane Alger

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This week we are celebrating creative students and teachers who make science music videos we can all learn from!
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Esteban Mates

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Ecuaciones de primer grado resueltas en examen pdf y ejercicios interactivos de refuerzo. Hay ecuaciones lineales: con paréntesis, con denominadores sencillas.
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Kid Genius

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Fossils and Dinosaurs Cartoon Music Video Science Fun Cartoons from Thomas Edison's Secret Lab on Kid Genius
https://goo.gl/hAuaIk
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Joel Josephson

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9-12 year Student making Maths videos to teach themselves about fractions. EU funded viumath project. Schools can partake, no charge, of course. https://goo.gl/ENe8ki

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INTRODUCTION This community is designed for STEM educators to meet, share ideas, and relay experiences. It's not JUST for STEM educators, though--everyone is welcome here, because everyone is involved in the education process--but if you have a passion for science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education, you are definitely in the right place. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES (1) Always remain respectful and on topic. Help us keep this community free of political spin, hatred, bigotry, and bullying. (2) Contribute as often as you like, but make sure content is relevant and safe for work. Posts will be moderated. Good posts will be shared with the rest of the world. (3) Most community managers set up useful categories so posts can be organized. Please use the relevant category for your post. If you're not sure which category to use, I've described them below. (4) Invite anyone to this community you think would be interested. (5) Have fun! WORTH A LOOK Share outstanding videos, photos, documents, quotes, websites, blogs, and articles. Share any STEM-related material you think is worth a look! IN THE NEWS Share news articles related to STEM education. UPCOMING EVENTS Let us know about any exciting events you're hosting or would like to share for STEM educators. ASK A QUESTION Education is meant to stimulate curious minds--go on, ask any STEM-related question and see what answers you get. SHARE A STORY OR IDEA We're all students. We're all educators. We all have stories to tell and ideas to share, if only we have the courage to do so. CLASSROOM RESOURCES Share useful materials with fellow STEM educators. Trust me, they will greatly appreciate your generosity! NOTEWORTHY RESEARCH For the technical side, share any STEM-education related research articles you find noteworthy. COMMUNITY INVITES Invite us to other great communities related to STEM education. LOUNGE ROOM This is your lounge room. Introduce yourself, tell us where you're coming from, and meet others in the community. Who knows how valuable these contacts will be in the future? IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION Passionate about a topic? Write your long, well-thought-out STEM-education related discussions and rants here. MAKE A SUGGESTION We're still learning. Make a suggestion to help us make this community better.
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Yuan LIU

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When they get physical with physics, they make darn good inventors.
 
Hackerlings is all about learning. We learned a lot from our kids and with our kids at the 5/14 meeting.

In the previous meeting, we asked kids to get "ghost readings" from different locations using the "ghost detectors" they brought home. The discoveries were truly surprising. Who thought an array of LEDs on the wooden table would dance with tapping foot on the carpet? (No strings attached. No motion sensor.) If that is not enough, imagine an open test probe in midair registering readings as feet scrubs carpet. Wait. No need to imagine - just watch. When was the last time your school lab or museum make you prove that we are under constant barrage from static electricity, with your own hands?

This valuable lesson about our post-industrial living space also gave a perfect segue way to "flowing" electricity - electric current, power, and energy. Our demonstration of Ohm's Law ended with balloons popping at different voltages. Hackerlings even tried to build an Arduino-controlled popping machine. Alas, our circuit wasn't properly designed for our amplifier. Don't you hate to waste all this hiding behind chairs? (Summer homework for the grownup assigned.)

No matter. Kids still had balloons to pop so they manually turned up the current and popped them! What a fun way to end our school year.
Mountain View Hackerlings Meeting 2016-05-14 (12 photos)
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Sigma Xi Society

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Please join us for this public discussion about the mental health of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society is hosting this Google Hangout in honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

The speakers will be Teresa M. Evans, PhD, of University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD, of University of Kentucky. They are two of the co-authors on a study investigating the prevalence of anxiety, depression, stress, and burnout in the graduate student and postdoctoral fellow population. Their study asks grad students and postdocs to take the Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Health Survey. Previous studies on graduate student mental health will also be discussed.

For more on the survey: https://redcap.uky.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=LLXPDF98P4

Please bring your questions!
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Sigma Xi Society. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Glenn Walsh
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Mon. AM & Early PM: #RareAstronomicalEvent w/ #WebCasts

The Transit of the Planet Mercury across the front of the Sun, a fairly rare event that will only happen 14 times this century, will occur this-Monday morning and early afternoon (2016 May 9) and will be visible throughout North America, as well as most of the rest of the planet except Australia and east Asia. Live web-casts of this event can be seen on the Internet, if there is no safe observing event in your community. MORE - CLICK ON IMAGE OR LINK
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Close-up of the profile of Planet Mercury during the last Transit of Mercury event on 2006 November 8. NEVER look directly at the Sun, a solar eclipse, or a solar transit by a planet with a telescope, binoculars, or other opt...
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T.R. Girill

In-Depth Discussion  - 
 
Technical Writing: Note-taking Lessons from Mars


T. R. Girill
Society for Technical Communication/Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
trgirill@acm.org

Technical Writing: Note-taking Lessons from Mars

Student notes often turn out to be minimally useful (to the students
who take them) because they are too superficial. Note thoroughness
seems especially challenging for younger students. But public
examples of usefully thorough science notes are now available from
...Mars rover Curiosity.

The (Simulated) Martian Diaries

In April, 2015, Science News--brought to you by the folks who
manage the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair every
year (the nonprofit Society for Science and the Public)--asked
what the entries would look like if NASA's Mars rover Curiosity had
kept a field notebook (Alexandra Witze, "The Mars Diaries," Science
News, free online at www.sciencenews.org/article/martian-diaries ).
The results (built from actual NASA tweets and ground commentary)
yield many opportunities to show students how to keep usefully rich
and revealing notes...organized chronologically (as in a real lab
notebook) by Martian day ("sol"), linked from tabs across the top
of the introductory web page.

Goals as well as Actions

Students often record only numbers, while omitting the actions that
that produced that data and the goals those actions were pursuing.
Early on its adventures (sol 16), Curiosity shows how to avoid this
mistake by noting (in full sentences, with verbs):

This is how I roll: forward 3 meters,
90 degree turn, then back....I've got
a 10-kilometer road trip in front of
me. My ultimate goal is a peak called
Mount Sharp...

Comparisons as well as Observations

After locating Mount Sharp in the middle of Gale Crater, Curiosity
very helpfully adds (sol 16) "...which is about the size of
Connecticut and Rhode Island combined," informally scaling its
travel project. Likewise, on sol 182, Curiosity compares the clay
it has found with samples found by the Opportunity rover "...on
the other side of the planet" (this suggests that the clay is typical,
not exotic).

Images as well as Arguments

Students often forget to enrich their text with drawings, simple
graphs, or pasted-in photos of what they are describing. On sol 182,
for example, Curiosity records that it drilled a 6.4-cm-deep hole in
a handy rock and analyzed the resulting powder to find that it was
20% clay. Then it adds a large, crisp photo (selfie) of "the rover's
drill in action" to clarify the process used, and spells out the
valid argument "Clay forms when water interacts with sediment, so
water must have once flowed here."

Likewise, on sol 100 Curiosity frames its ambient radiation readings
with a simple log-scale bar chart to show how dosage from 500 days
on Mars compares with 6 months on the International Space Station
(Mars is 10 times more) and an abdominal CT scan (Mars is 100 times
more). Every "Martian day" notebook entry includes an image of
some kind (taken from NASA's archive).

Interpretive Clues

Belated interpretations of even the best numerical readings or
clearest photos can be hard and error prone. So Curiosity helpfully
labels everything. On the image for sol 16, Gale Crater and Mount
Sharp are called out explicitly, along with "Bradbury Station,"
the point where Curiosity landed. On sol 289, photographs of now-dry
stream beds carry overt scale markings, which reveal that 5 cm on the
image represent 50 cm on the Martian surface, invaluable for
guessing the rate at which water deposited sediments long ago.

Cross References

Good notes are kept in notebooks with nonremovable, dated, numbered
pages. But this means that whenever students realize that one page
somehow relates to others far away (in place, and hence in time)
they can insert their own cross references (by date or page number)
just like those found in text books, and useful for the same reason.
On sol 61, for example, Curiosity ends its note entry on just-
performed on-board dirt analysis with three cross references to
other Science News articles that reveal how Martian soil is first
scooped and then processed with local instruments, providing
explanatory context for the day's numerical results (the dirt was
1.5-to-3% water).

Empirical studies show that adults usually take more elaborate
science notes, including more of the above-mentioned features, than
do children. This suggests that cognitive maturity is crucial to
note-taking adequacy. You can promote the needed cognitive growth
by showing your students examples from the rich notes in the
(simulated but realistic) Martian diaries.

[Want more background? See
http://www.ebstc.org/TechLit/handbook/handbooktoc.html ]
Methane, water clues, memory problems, tire trouble -- what a long 10 km it's been: If the rover Curiosity had kept a log of its adventures on Mars.
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Clover Software

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The App “Math Formulas” is the best collection of mathematical formulas for education.

In the app (Math Formulas) you will find Algebra formulas, Plane geometry formulas, geometry formulas, Solid geometry formulas, trigonometry formulas and much more to help young students to learn this amazing and mysterious science.
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Glenn Walsh
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In the News  - 
 
#‎AstronomicalCalendar‬: 2016 May

More - Click on Image or Link --- Like This Post? - Please Share!
Link >>> http://spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2016/05/astronomical-calendar-2016-may.html

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Photograph of the last Transit of Mercury across the front of the Sun, on 2006 November 8. Mercury is the small dot near the center of the Sun's image, which also shows sunspots which are much larger than Mercury. The next Tr...
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We have a #STEM #career guide that may be of interest for students! FREE digital copies available to download!
 
The 2016 Ultimate Science Guide is hot off the press! And free digital copies are available! http://buff.ly/1WuoizD #science #education
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On Thursday, April 28, students from the Yakama Nation Tribal School visited PNNL as a part of “My Brother’s Keeper,” an initiative launched by the White House in 2014 to address the “opportunity gap” faced by economically disadvantage youth. While at PNNL, the students spent time at the PNNL Aquatic Research Laboratory, which supports a variety of research on fish and other aquatic life, covering topics as diverse as toxicology, bioengineering, and biosensor development. Students also attended science demonstrations, visited a test bed used to study energy efficient “smart” homes, and met with PNNL staff to discuss possible careers in science, engineering and mathematics. The visit is in partnership with the Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement, or MESA First Nations program. Learn more about MESA at http://goo.gl/09TWu6; learn more about My Brother’s Keeper at https://goo.gl/2cPB7M. 
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