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Today in History: Edison Invents the Phonograph 

From smart machines to wizards, we move to inventors. Some consider Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847- October 18, 1931) to be one of the greatest inventors of all time, for he smartly and prolifically developed technology that greatly influenced our lives. Innovation and invention, research, development, and commercialization became the foundation of the industrial research …

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Teaching Current Events: Resources for Teachers 

News stories offer many possibilities when it comes to bringing new topics to life in the classroom. For one thing, teaching students about current events allows for a multitude of opportunities to help students understand contemporary culture and gather their thoughts on issues as they unfold. Current events can be used as jumping off points …

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Strage Prize 2011: Christopher Emdin 

This video features the work of Christopher Emdin and his new book, Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation. The book, "is rooted in his experiences as student, teacher, administrator, and researcher in urban schools and the deep relationship between hip-hop culture and science that he discovered at every stage of his academic and professional …

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TEDtalk Discovery: Turning Trash into Science Projects 

Teachers have got to be one of the most creative bunch of people I know.  Given the lack of funding in schools, teachers do their best to creatively use materials in ways that are not only simple and cost very little, but that are also useful to teach concepts. This TEDtalk presents one individual's examples …

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Math and Science: or How to Inspire Girls to Pursue Their Interests or How to Keep Teachers Calm About It 

On Tuesday, March 1st, Slate published an article entitled "Psych Out Sexism: The Innocent, Unconscious Bias that Discourages Girls from Math and Science." According to the author, Shankar Vedantam: "Less than one in five professors of science and math at top research universities in the United States is a woman. The gender distribution of …

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Blocks and beyond : strengthening early math and science skills through spatial learning 

Title: Blocks and beyond : strengthening early math and science skills through spatial learning Author: Mary Jo Pollman Publisher: Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2010. Check it out: QA11.2 .P596 2010 From the Publisher: Spatial development should be part of every young child's education—it's linked with higher achievement not just in math and …

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Assessing middle and high school mathematics and science : differentiating formative assessment 

Title: Assessing middle and high school mathematics and science : differentiating formative assessment Author: Sheryn Spencer Waterman Publisher: Eye on Education, Larchmont, N.Y. Check it out: QA11.2 .W374 2010 From the Publisher: For middle and high school teachers of mathematics and science, this book is filled with examples of instructional strategies that address students’ readiness …

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