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Behind the scenes with NASA: Conversations with Sally Ride, Mars rover drivers, and more…

As a kid, I loved the nights that my Dad would pull out our old school slide projector.  (very old school)  As a family, we would watch these NASA astronomy shows.  These simple slide shows would always blow my mind.   The universe is just BIG.  VERY BIG!  These childhood activities combined with unhealthy doses

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7 ideas for creating a student centered learning environment by Paul Andersen

My wife has been raving to me about this cool biology teacher from Bozeman, Montana. Paul Anderson has become a star in the biology community for his Bozeman Biology YouTube channel. I discovered a TED talk that he gave sharing how he keeps his students engaged and learning. I had to share this with you!!

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Learn how to create a mobile app in minutes using Corona SDK

Many of my readers may enjoy learning how they can create apps for their favorite mobile devices: ipad, iphone, or Android.    The Corona SDK provides an elegant framework for quickly creating applications and games.    I have heard stories of middle school students creating rocking games with this tool.    So, I just had

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5 fun learning experiences with Legos

Last Saturday, my four year old son Peter and I got lost in Lego Land for three hours. What were we doing? While the Lego Land experience has tons of activities for parents and their kids, my Peter and I were literally glued to the experience of building Lego race cars together. The experience is

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5 inspirational educators discovered through #EdCampAtl conference

Click here to visit the conference website Unfortunately,  Sarah and I did not get the opportunity to check out the awesome education “un-conference” in Atlanta, GA, EdCampAtl.   In an effort to connect with the energy, inspiration, and ideas from the #EdCampAtl conference, I kicked off my Monday searching for interesting people and blogs in

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How can a free massively collaborative game potentially help save lives?

As a game developer, I have become convinced that games can have a profound impact in teaching and changing the world.    Why? Games encourage us to take on epic challenges and objectives.    In the act of making a game, designers and developers have the opportunity to craft the rules of the game to

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Ananth Pai: engaging students through scalable game based curriculum

Abstract: Submission to the United States Innovative Education Forum http://www.microsoft.com/education/uspil/usief/default.mspx. Ananth Pai’s objective is to achieve fifth grade level growth from third grade class by individualized learning using NWEA MAP assessment and their learning continuum (DesCartes) for Reading and Math, and engaging students at all times through scalable game based curriculum I first learned about

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5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science

Stop! Take 10 seconds to consider a world where computer programs did not exist.   In this world of “no computer programs,”  the following is true: The internet does not exist. Facebook does not exist. You would not be reading this blog article. Your phone would just make phone calls… Oh… phones won’t work either.

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The Role of a Teacher

Published on August 15, 2012 by in stem, teaching

Posting by my wife Dr. Sarah Rosario As I begin my second year as a college professor I find myself examining the purpose of my job. I read this article (http://bit.ly/MuFH9q) the other day and it made me think hard about my role as a teacher. A couple of lines stood out for me: “Education

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3 Resources to connect with other educators and have a great school year

http://www.flickr.com/photos/haiko/154105033/sizes/m/in/photostream/ I love to discover deals and free stuff(books, resources, tools.)   I am the type of person who thrives on connecting with people too.   The act of forming relationships and learning about other people and their ideas have profound personal education benefits.   As I help my wife start to prepare for her

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