Miss America crowns 2014 winner Miss America returned to Atlantic City for the first time in six years to crown a new 2014 winner. "Atlantic City has survived Hurricane Sandy!" said Good Morning America's Lara Spencer, who co-hosted the ABC show with Chris Harrison. And now it has survived the mother of all beauty pageants. Designing a School Makerspace Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Therefore, it must be designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. Diversity and cross-pollination of activities are critical to the design, making and exploration process, and they are what set makerspaces and STEAM labs apart from single-use spaces.
Education for Sustainability - Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1 A Program for Change Chapter 2 Formal Education Chapter 3 Nonformal Education TED-Ed launches an interactive periodic table with a video for every element In 1864, Dimitri Mendeleev published the first periodic table that organized all the known elements in the world. This tool was groundbreaking for many reasons–including the fact that Mendeleev planned with incredible foresight, leaving space for any new elements that would be discovered beyond his time. The history of the periodic table is fascinating, but If you’ve ever taken a chemistry class, you know that memorizing those elements and understanding their properties can be difficult!
STEM Education Resource Center Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center! Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12 PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education. Our recent national educator survey (Grunwald, 2009) indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences.
Miss America : Press Releases On Monday, April 21st, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri will be part of the White House's largest annual event, The White House Easter Egg Roll, a 136-year old tradition. This year more than 30,000 people are expected to attend and the theme is "Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape" in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign. The day-long event will feature egg-rolling, live music, sports, cooking stations and storytelling, where Nina will be one of the featured readers on the Storytime Stage.
littleBits 101 - Classroom Set Edition with Task Cards: a littleBits Project by Mrs. J in the Library STEP 1 : Watch the video to discover how littleBits work! Click one of the links below to watch the video. If one is blocked by your school, try the other one. Remember! You may need to pause the video so it can load. When you finish watching the video, choose another step to complete. Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education (MSc/PgDip/PgCert) For over 35 years the Outdoor Education section of the University of Edinburgh has been at the international forefront of providing postgraduate degrees in all aspects of outdoor education. Why choose our Outdoor Environmental and Sustainability Education programme? An outdoor-education programme has been conducted in its present or similar form for over 30 years at the University, and the programme has an international reputation for its academic and professional quality. The diploma programme has provided a conceptual and practical training for many of those now influential in the profession, while the MSc is unique in Europe and one of the few in the world. Over many years staff in the outdoor-education section have developed a programme structure which addresses the key features of the discipline: outdoor activities/skills, personal and social education and environmental education. Full details about the programme
NASA just released its 2017 Software Catalog to the Public for Free NASA released the third edition of its software catalog to the public—giving the world free access to tools it uses to explore the universe. As you can imagine, many of the those are highly technical guides on blasting off rockets and space travel. For example, “Knife” is a library that “calculates the boolean subtraction of arbitrary watertight triangular polyhedral in order to make near-field sonic boom predictions.” Right there with you, NASA. NASA/YouTube But don’t worry, the independent agency knows we all love space, and is giving access to some incredible pieces of software that you might end up spending the rest of your week playing with. Coming Soon to a School Near You: New Science Standards As school districts across the country are working diligently to unpack and implement the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, another initiative has been steadily progressing. The initial public draft of the Next Generation Science Education Standards will be released in a few months. Just as the 1996 National Science Education Standards set the direction for science education over the last 15 years, these new standards will plot a course for high quality science instruction for decades to come.
How universities can close the gender gap “Data not only measures progress; it inspires it.” And, indeed, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s nerdy view of innovation did excite those sitting around me recently at “Evidence and Impact: Closing the gender data gap”. Clinton’s speech was both an analysis of the need for better data about women and their lives, and a challenge to researchers and university leaders. “Data only becomes valuable when it is organised and put to work. Creating a School Library Makerspace: The Beginning of a Journey Our library at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, CO is an active hub for extracurricular activities. We host an Anime Club, monthly Poetry Slams, and Book Buddies, but I felt like we could do more. I wanted something that I could tie to student learning which would promote inquiry, giving students opportunities to solve problems and find answers to questions. My assistant and I began looking at innovative library programs and community partnerships. Many of the teacher librarians in my professional network have been expanding their libraries by adding makerspace opportunities, classroom collaboration, and even 3-D printers. I used these folks as inspiration.
Sustainable education - towards a deep learning response to unsustainability “This century may well be one of relearning on a grand scale across society…necessitating a metamorphosis of many of our current education and learning constructs” (Williams, 2004:4). It was early 2001, and the publisher of the Schumacher Briefings and I were having a chat in his office about the title of the new education Briefing. I had just made a bid for ‘Sustainable Education’. His reply was along the lines: ‘surely, you mean “education for sustainable development”, or “education for sustainability” don’t you? Are you implying “education that lasts?”