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Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum - A Science Museum for Children

lightbulb Our founders wanted to involve children, parents, families, businesses and the community in the continuing process of education. As a result, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum was created with the goal to provide the City of Winchester, Frederick County, and the greater Shenandoah Valley area with its first user-friendly, hands-on, interactive center for informal education.

url: http://discoverymuseum.net/

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TechChange | The Institute for Technology and Social Change | TechChange (The Institute for Technology and Social Change) trains leaders to leverage emerging technologies for sustainable social change.

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We provide online professional development in technology and social change. Around the world, implementers in public health, emergency response, and monitoring and evaluation all struggle to solve pressing issues with limited resources. We connect them with relevant content, experts, and certification using our facilitated learning platform. Browse our past projects.

url: https://www.techchange.org/

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What's Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph : Planet Money : NPR

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In honor of college graduation season, we made a graph. It answers a few questions we had: What is the mix of bachelor's degrees awarded today, and how has the mix changed over the past several decades?

Hover over the graph to see how the popularity of each category changes over time. Click or tap to see a category individually.

url: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2014/05/09/310114739/whats-your-major-four-decades-of-college-degrees-in-1-graph?ft=1&f=93559255

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Home | DC STEM Network

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The DC STEM Network is a collaboration between the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE), launched in 2014. The DC STEM Network unites community partners to help inspire and prepare all DC youth to succeed, lead and innovate in STEM fields and beyond.

The DC STEM Network unites community partners to help inspire and prepare all DC youth to succeed, lead and innovate in STEM...

url: http://www.dcstemnetwork.org/

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National Living Lab Initiative | Drupal

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Living Laboratory® aims to educate the public about child development by immersing museum visitors in the process of scientific discovery. Since 2005, Living Laboratory at the Museum of Science has connected the public with child development research by collaborating with local research institutions - including Harvard University, Boston College, Tufts University, Northeastern University, Boston University, Children's Hospital and others.

url: http://www.livinglab.org/

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Dinosaur Park

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Join us in unearthing the prehistory of Prince George’s County at Dinosaur Park. The park is a unique site in Laurel, Maryland, which preserves a rare deposit of fossils from the early Cretaceous period, about 115 million years ago. From the bones and teeth of the Maryland State Dinosaur Astrodon johnstoni to the remains of early flowering plants, the fossils found at Dinosaur Park help scientists reconstruct our region’s ancient history.

url: http://history.pgparks.com/sites_and_museums/Dinosaur_Park.htm

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J u l i e   D i l l e m u t h children's author - Blog

And maps are indeed powerful: by showing an area larger than what we can see from the ground, they help us find our way, even helping us form mental maps of places we may never have visited. On a world-map scale, they are powerful politically, and as Mark Monmonier told us in his book, How to Lie With Maps, it’s important to think critically about maps and how they represent (or misrepresent) reality.

url: http://www.juliedillemuth.com/blog.html

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Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps | Expert Tips & Advice . PBS Parents | PBS

Why Children Still Need to Read (and Draw) Maps

While many skills have become obsolete in the digital age, map reading remains an important tool for building children’s spatial reasoning skills and helping them make sense of our world.

Temple University’s Dr. Nora Newcombe describes spatial thinking as “seeing in the mind’s eye.” Spatial skills are what allow us to “picture the locations of objects, their shapes, their relations to each other and the paths they take as they move.”

url: http://www.pbs.org/parents/expert-tips-advice/2016/01/children-still-need-read-draw-maps/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=parents_expert

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Messages and Misconceptions of Computer Science Education | Pat Yongpradit

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With Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code kicking off, I wanted to set the record straight on a number of ideas I've seen floating around by addressing common misconceptions and illuminating key messages in the computer science education movement. This is not an exhaustive dissertation and I don't speak for all my CS friends, but I hope this helps those who aren't sure what all the CS hubbub is about or want to become advocates for CS education.

url: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8742250

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Science People that You Should Follow (and can trust)

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That said, in my years as a science communicator, I have become familiar with a number of individuals and organizations, and these people (I feel) consistently communicate accurate information. They do good things.

url: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/science-people-that-you-should-follow-and-can-trust/

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Learn to code and build web applications in one month.

One month @2x Web technologies courses

url: https://onemonth.com/

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mapschool: a free introduction to geo

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What is a map? Until the 1980s, maps were painstaking documents created by hand. These days maps are almost always made with the help of a computer. Maps today are commonplace, interspersed in driving directions, visualizations, and political boundary disputes. Let’s look deeper and think about the fundamental elements of maps from the eye of the creator.

url: http://www.macwright.org/mapschool/

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LinuxInsight | infinite loops in 5 seconds

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LinuxInsight is all about Linux and open source technologies. Here you will find lots of information about the Linux operating system, original articles, useful documentation, tips & tricks and even some genuine software. News feeds, blogs, search engine, etc... everything is at your disposal to find the information you are searching for. Or just participate in discussions and have some fun...

url: http://www.linuxinsight.com/

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Synthesia, Piano for Everyone

Synthesia screenshot A fun way to learn how to play the piano. Whether you've always wanted to learn or you're a veteran looking for a fun new way to practice, get ready to join the thousands using Synthesia.

url: http://www.synthesiagame.com/

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Category:OWASP WebGoat Project - OWASP

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WebGoat is a deliberately insecure J2EE web application maintained by OWASP designed to teach web application security lessons. In each lesson, users must demonstrate their understanding of a security issue by exploiting a real vulnerability in the WebGoat application. For example, in one of the lessons the user must use SQL injection to steal fake credit card numbers. The application is a realistic teaching environment, providing users with hints...

url: http://www.owasp.org/index.php/Category:OWASP_WebGoat_Project

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Sclipo: the social learning revolution

sclipo logo Sclipo is a social learning network. Sclipo helps you to teach and learn just about everything, from technology to languages or cooking, and connects you with people of common interests. * Courses * Library * Live Web Classes * Connections

url: http://sclipo.com/

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