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MIT +K12

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on Saturday, 09 June 2012
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Teachable Moment: Sometimes the best person to teach a challenging concept is someone who has recently learned it and wants to share their own excitment of the discovery. I can't wait to see this video library grow.

 

MIT has launched an initiative encouraging its students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering. The videos — aimed at younger students, in grades from kindergarten through high school — will be accessible through a dedicated MIT website and YouTube channel. A subset of the videos will also be available on Khan Academy, a popular not-for-profit educational site founded by an MIT alumnus.

References: http://k12videos.mit.edu/

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Wind Map

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on Friday, 30 March 2012
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Teachable Moment: This beautiful visualization both communicates the real wind flows throughout the United States and also demonstrates how the intersection of scientific data with computer science and art can yield stunning images.

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on Wednesday, 07 March 2012
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Teachable Moment: Science fiction has always tried to envision the "what's possible" and its great to see what they've gotten right...

Click to open in a new window and enlarge.

fiction-to-reality-time-line-675

 References: http://visually.visually.netdna-cdn.com/TheFictiontoRealityTimeline_4f54e84f1553f.jpg

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Instructables

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on Thursday, 09 February 2012
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Teachable Moment: I love this web site for ideas of projects to show students.  The philosophy of open source and the clarity of the instructions make this an indispensable resource for great STEM projects.

Instructables is a web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others. The seeds of Instructables germinated at the MIT Media Lab as the future founders of Squid Labs built places to share their projects and help others.

References: http://www.instructables.com

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Science Buddies

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Teachable Moment: Great resource for ideas for science projects.

Science Buddies mission is to help students from all walks of life to build their literacy in science and technology so they can become productive and engaged citizens in the 21st century. We have created personalized learning tools, over 15,000 pages of scientist-developed subject matter (including experiments based on the latest academic research), and an online community of science professionals who volunteer to advise students. We also provide resources to support parents and teachers as they guide students doing hands-on science projects. Representing much more than a website, Science Buddies quickly and efficiently matches students with the information that will hold their interest and answer their questions. We provide a bridge between scientists and students, giving students access to current scientific research and simultaneously giving scientists a way to reach out to young people interested in their fields.

References: http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

KinectEDucation

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on Sunday, 28 August 2011
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kinecteducation logoTeachable Moment: The Kinect is so rich for teaching opportunities... nobody has found the "pony" yet but I hope these guys do!

Gesture-based learning doesn't demand a new classroom, but it will create a new classroom identity.

KinectEDucation is a community-driven resource for developers, teachers, students, enthusiasts, and any other education stakeholder to promote and develop Kinect-friendly applications for use in classrooms. With KinectEDucation, you can freely:

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Interactive Fabrication

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on Saturday, 27 August 2011
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Teachable Moment: Design thinking as a tool for teaching math and science is rapidly evolving. This web site showcases some truly innovative projects around the concept of Interactive Fabrication and will be worth watching closely.

InteractiveFabrication.com showcases work exploring Interactive Fabrication: interfaces and devices that take real-time input to fabricate physical form. Here you will find a collection of our projects as well as a blog documenting the work of others.

For further information about the ideas behind our work, please check out our research paper: Interactive Fabrication: New Interfaces for Digital Fabrication. To contact us with inquiries or submit a project to our blog, please use the contact form below.

References: http://www.interactivefabrication.com/

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Portraits of Inventors

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on Wednesday, 03 August 2011
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Teachable Moment: This blog collects images and stories of various modern inventors and provides a great insight into what leads people to invent.

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. I’m interested in the rest of the family.

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Shell-sort with Hungarian (Székely) folk dance

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on Thursday, 14 April 2011
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Hungarian Szekely Folk Dance AlgorithmTeachable Moment: There are many variations of sorting algorithms and understanding their nuances can be a bit hard... watching a dancing troupe dance through it certainly brings it to life!

Hungarian dancers demonstrate a sorting algorithm through a traditional dance.

 

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National Science Digital Library

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on Thursday, 07 April 2011
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NSDL LogoThe National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is a national network of digital envirionments dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning for all learners, in both formal and informal settings. NSDL is the locus of activity for the National STEM Distributed Learning program.

NSDL receives the majority of its funding through the generous support of NSF's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR).

NSDL advances teaching and learning by providing:

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