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  • What specific STEM resources are used by your state?

    Take advantage of this list of STEM resources.  In states across the country, STEM education takes top priority. Each state has different resources and advocacy efforts, and eClassroom News has outlined them for ...
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    • Is there a Share Fair in your town?

      The Morgridge Family Foundation is the sponsor of a traveling STEM Share Fair.  This is a FREE event for educators, students, families, and community members that wish to experience hands-on interactive STEM educ...
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      • How can e-readers be used to engage students and to support STEM?

        During the 2013 VILS Virtual Conference Brooklyn Technical High School STEM/CTE Instructor Ebony Schoon talked about strategies for improving student literacy, using existing mobile devices. Ebony shared a video about...
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        • What hands-on STEM lessons motivate your students?

          Engagement is a keyword as students master Common Core Standards in science, technology, engineering, and math.   Check out How to Smile, a free website for teachers to find ideas and directions for hands-on ma...
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          • Are you using simulations?

            Recently discovered this resource, New Sims - PhET Simulations which, due to FLASH and Java don't work well with iPads. In fact, the website offers a nice FAQ and in it state: "We recommend laptops or netbooks with a ...
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            • How do science and engineering come together in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games?

              Check out NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, that has partnered with the National Science Foundation to create a new video series exploring the "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games." ...
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              How do science and engineering come together in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games?

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              • How can the STEM movement converge with the Arts?

                STEM was coined by Dr. Judith Ramaley in the early 21st Century.  She advocated that learning is best accomplished while solving real world problems or pursuing innovation. Many educators now want to put the A (A...
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                • How important is the S in STEM?

                  I read an interesting article--Why the S in STEM Is Overrated--by Mark Schneider in The Atlantic, September 24, 2013, that suggests employers like to praise scientists more than they are willing to pay them for their ...
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                  • Is science still a "cool" subject?

                    I read this post on the Science Careers blog about Sally Ride, a NASA astronaut who recently passed away. In 2009, she said that science was a "cool" subject while she was growing up, but that just wasn't the case any...
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                    • STEM and sports

                      In an earlier Science NetLinks Educator Blog post, we wrote about a partnership between the National Hockey League and the National Science Foundation that created video resources on the science of ice hockey.  A...
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                      • Preparing students for careers in engineering

                        Yet another state ranking:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/state-education-rankings-_n_894528.html   How do you feel your district performs with preparing students for careers in engineering? ...
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                        • How do you encourage K-12 students to pursue engineering?

                          Back when I was applying to college, I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to study. My dad, a mathematics professor, encouraged me to take my skills in science and math to an engineering program.   At the time, ...
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                          How do you encourage K-12 students to pursue engineering?

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                          • How are technological advancements impacting the field of engineering?

                            The United States has been celebrating National Engineers Week the full third week of February since 1951 when it originated with the National Society of Professional Engineers in conjunction with President George Was...
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                            • Learn how to think like an engineer

                              This is just one link to a very challenging game to teach critical thinking.  The game is entitled "Design a Solar Car." The site provides additional games like creating a Bionic Arm.  Check this out and en...
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                              Learn how to think like an engineer

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                              • Have your students designed a product to help another person?

                                I have lived in Colorado Springs for many years and always enjoy watching the news show US Air Force cadets demonstrate a product they have designed to help a child or adult in the community meet a personal challenge,...
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                                • STEM - What are your favorite stem-related Thinkfinity resources?

                                  The key to our future relates directly to our ability to use science, technology, engineering, and math the four STEM subjects, to solve problems.  Solving problems will create the jobs of tomorrow.   We ar...
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                                  • How can you "imagineer" a project into a STEM experience?

                                    I like that word "imagineer," but I cannot take credit for its origin. Tech & Learning posted a blog titled, "REinvent," that features Northfield Community School (NCS) in New Jersey and their efforts to "imagine...
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                                    • Re-imagining STEM as STEMx: What's your acronym of choice?

                                      During the 2013 VILS Virtual Conference HP's Jim Vanides suggested we shouldn't limit our focus on STEM to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Instead we should think more expansively to include all of the subj...
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