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FundaGeek

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Teachable Moment: I'm always looking for "real world" problems for STEM, inquiry or team based learning.  I'm hoping this web site will be a good source of ideas.

FundaGeek is the first Crowd Funding service designed specifically for technical innovation – commercial projects based on technology, as well as basic research projects at universities and research institutions. FundaGeek is for securing funding for these projects without giving up equity interest and without incurring debt. Funding is provided via micro-pledges through use of social media.

References: http://www.fundageek.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/

Education Innovations

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Teachable Moment: Great hands on teaching tools.

Ron Perkins' passion for science and teaching took him around the globe. He presented more than 800 teacher workshops in the USA, Canada, Ireland, England, and Norway. He taught high school chemistry for 33 years and was Connecticut’s first recipient of the President’s Award for Teaching. Then, in 1994, Ron formed Educational Innovations, Inc. Ron worked hard to expand this resourceful and dynamic company before retiring in the spring of 2010.

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Mathematics Genealogy Project

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Teachable Moment: Isaac Newton famously said he'd seen further because he'd stood on the shoulders of giants and this project is a great way of illustrating the interconnected nature of learning and advancements.

Mission Statement

The intent of this project is to compile information about ALL the mathematicians of the world. We earnestly solicit information from all schools who participate in the development of research level mathematics and from all individuals who may know desired information.

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KinectEDucation

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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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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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Information is Beautiful

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Teachable Moment: Brilliant examples of representing complex data in stunning visual ways.  This web site is a trove of ideas for students looking to best present their data in innovative ways.

I’m David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer. I’ve written for The Guardian, Wired and others. I’m into anything strange and interesting.

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Science of Cooking: Food Science, Recipes & Projects | Exploratorium

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Science of CookingTeachable Moment: Everyone likes to cook but few understand the science behind it.  This web site provides engaging examples with simple clear explanations.

Discover how a pinch of curiosity can improve your cooking! Explore recipes, activities, and Webcasts that will enhance your understanding of the science behind food and cooking.

References: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/index.html

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Everyday Mysteries: Fun science facts from the Library of Congress

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Teachable Moment: Great little collection of fun science questions....

Did you ever wonder why a camel has a hump? If you can really tell the weather by listening to the chirp of a cricket? Or why our joints make popping sounds? These questions deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but each can be explained scientifically.

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School of Ants

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School of AntsTeachable Moment: I love the concept of "citizen scientist" projects because they help demystify science and make it more engaging to all.  I look forward to seeing how this project develops.

The School of Ants project is a citizen-scientist driven study of the ants that live in urban areas, particularly around homes and schools. Collection kits are available to anyone interested in participating. Teachers, students, parents, kids, junior-scientists, senior citizens and enthusiasts of all stripes are involved in collecting ants in schoolyards and backyards using a standardized protocol so that we can make detailed maps of the wildlife that lives just outside our doorsteps. The maps that we create with these data are telling us quite a lot about native and introduced ants in cities, not just here in North Carolina, but across the United States and, as this project grows, about the ants of the world!

References: http://schoolofants.org/

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