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How Cross-Curricular Lessons Inspire Critical Thinking

Connecting STEM with social studies and literature, students discover meaningful collaboration. GUEST COLUMN | by Kimberly Greene Cross-curricular? Critical thinking? How do these rather different educational concepts work together, and why should we want them to be a part of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Cogent Education

Cogent Education creates Interactive Cases, which provide engaging real-world scenarios in which high school students take the role of a STEM professional to practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | The Week in Rap Junior

Used by over 35,000 schools to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum, Flocabulary creates educational hip-hop videos, interactive activities and online assessments for students in grades K-12. For back to school, Flocabulary launched The Week in Rap Junior, … Continue reading

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Cool Tools | Smithsonian Video Series  

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access presents “Explore with Smithsonian Experts,” a free video series for educators and students. The series features subject matter experts presenting on a variety of educational topics to help students develop academic research … Continue reading

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Interview | Staying Up with LateNiteLabs

To engage the world in science learning, David Jaffe (pictured, right) created intuitive and affordable online lab experiences for students, enabling them to earn credit toward their degrees. Of greater importance, he hopes his labs encourage exploration, inquiry and ultimately, … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: Our Future Demands STEM

Worth a good look. Click on the image below for the up-close, full infographic. 

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education Science Techbook

From Discovery Education comes a technology tool built from scratch to address state and core standards for science education. Discovery Education Science Techbook is a primary instructional resource for elementary and middle school classrooms that appeals to digital natives with … Continue reading

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