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10 Things You Can Do with ArcGIS Online and Story Maps
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Several new content pieces invite you to do hands-on work with web GIS technology:

[1] 10 Things you can do with ArcGIS Online in education. These include: (1) Use web mapping applications. (2) Make your own map. (3) Get a school, club, or university organizational account in ArcGIS Online. (4) Use and modify existing curricular resources. (5) Explore the Living Atlas of the World. (6) Modify and ask questions of maps. (7) Conduct spatial analysis on mapped data. (8) Add multimedia to maps. (9) Explore your world in 3D, and (10) Map and analyze field-collected data.

[2] Introduction and Advanced Work with Story Maps: Slides and hands-on exercises. These include how to build a story map from a web map, and how to build map tours, map journals, swipe, series, and other types of story maps.

[3] Teaching with Web Apps. Set of resources and activities. These include examining Pacific typhoons in 3D, demographics of Zip Codes, creating viewsheds and buffers, and much more.

[4] Spatial Analysis in Human Geography. These include the 1854 cholera epidemic in London (activity), a Boulder County hazards analysis (map), and an examination of the Human Development Index around the world (map).


I created this content for the Esri mapping lab for the 2017 National Conference on Geography Education, but it can also be used to support your own professional development or for your own instruction.

Subject:
Physical Geography
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Author:
Joseph J. Kerski
Date Added:
10/30/2017
12 Ways to bring STEM to Your Classroom
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From Getting Smart, here are 12 ways to start teaching STEM

Want more STEM experiences for your students but don’t know where to start? Want to infuse art into science and boost STEAM experiences?
Before exploring how to do STEM, let’s define what it is. Everybody teaches science and math—STEM adds technology and engineering to the equation; STEAM adds art. Common elements of quality STEM learning include:
• Design-focus: using design tools and techniques to attack big problems or opportunity (challenge-based, problem-based learning).
• Active application: applying knowledge and skills to real-world situations and constructing or prototyping solutions to challenges (maker, project-based learning).
• Integration: real world problems aren’t limited to a discipline—solutions almost always draw from many fields.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Greg Young
Date Added:
10/11/2018
1.NBT Roll & Build
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials For each pair: * 2 ten-sided dice with the numbers 0 to 9 or two spinners with the numbers 0 to 9 * Base-10 blocks, linking cubes, or bundled...

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Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
05/24/2013
The "1OO-Year Flood"
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This site describes how and when 100-year floods occur. It states that flood designations are based on statistical averages, not on the number of years between big floods. It also suggests that it would make more sense to refer to 100-year floods as 1-in-100 chance floods. This resource is a United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fact Sheet. It can be used in teaching quantitative skills.

Subject:
Education
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Reading
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U.S. Geological Survey
Author:
Karen Dinicola
U.S. Geological Survey
Date Added:
11/14/2006
1 - Pattern & Inquiry
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In Part 1 of this unit, students will learn about data collection, graphing skills (both by hand and computer aided [Desmos]), and the fundamental mathematical patterns of the course: horizontal line, proportional, linear, quadratic, and inverse. Students perform several experiments, each targeting a different pattern and build the mathematical models of physical phenomena. During each experiment, students start with an uninformed wild guess, then through inquiry and making sense through group consensus, can make an accurate data informed prediction.

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Physics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Provider Set:
Patterns Physics
Date Added:
08/01/2018
1st Grade "OR", "OAR", "ORE" Spelling Patterns
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This Lesson Plan was created by Molly Simpson. The attached Lesson Plan is designed for Grade 1 English Language Arts students. Students will be able to understand and spell the words using their knowledge of the various spellings of the same sound: "oar, "or", and "ore". This Lesson Plan can be used with small group instruction or with a whole class. This lesson plan adresses the following NDE Standards: . It is expected that this Lesson Plan will take students 20 to 80 minutes to complete depending on the use of small group or large group instruction.

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English Language Arts
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Molly Simpson
Date Added:
07/30/2020
2011, 2012, and 2014 Wayne State University (WSU) Professional Development Course on Electric-Drive Vehicles Technology
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This resource is composed of materials from Wayne State University's professional development workshops which are designed to introduce educators to hybrid electric and electric vehicle fundamentals. Included materials are an event agenda, faculty presentations, and fliers.

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Material Type:
Full Course
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Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Wayne State University
Date Added:
06/10/2011
2013 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
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This resource contains presentations from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) 2013 Management Briefing Seminars held August 5-8, 2013. With over 900 attendees from industry, government, media, and academia, the event featured outstanding presentations from industry thought leaders as well as various networking and social events. Using CAR research as a foundation, these seminars revolved around global manufacturing strategies, lightweighting, connected vehicles, powertrain developments, sales forecasting, purchasing, policy, designing for technology, and capital investment.

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Material Type:
Data Set
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Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
Date Added:
08/05/2013
2-Day Investigation of Soil Samples
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This activity is designed for a primary classroom (outdoors & indoors) investigation where students collect and investigate soil samples and describe the soils, looking for similarities and differences. Students develop a method of recording the data colleted and can present the information gathered.

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Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Date Added:
01/20/2012
2.OA Building toward fluency
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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Materials * Whiteboard or chart paper and markers * Empty number line or magnetic cubes lined up on the whiteboard, alternating colors every 5 (see sol...

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Illustrative Mathematics
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Illustrative Mathematics
Author:
Illustrative Mathematics
Date Added:
06/23/2013
2nd Grade: Learning to Count Change Lesson Plan and PowerPoint
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Lesson Plan – Math Lesson Plan: Learning to Count Change 2nd grade Activity: Learning to count change: penny, nickel, dime, quarter Grade: 2nd grade Concepts: Teach the students how to recognize change and count using pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters up to a dollar. National Standards: Math- MA 2.2.5.a. Count mixed coins to $1.00 Objectives: the objective is that the students learn how to recognize and distinguish between different American currency using change: pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Criteria: The student must be able to provide evidence and knowledge of the behavior and the student is expected to learn how to count change (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) up to a dollar will a high accuracy. Multiple Intelligences: The lesson accounts for auditory, visual, and kinetic learners by having the students participate in many different strategic learning activities. Essential Question(s):1.    How can learning to count change help you inside the classroom as well as outside   the classroom?2.    Why is learning to count change important?3.    How can we use counting change in our everyday lives? Ask for examples.4.    Is learning to count money and change useful to you? Conditions:The behavior should be performed within as open class discussion before moving into individual work. Students should be relaxed, engaged, and motivated to learn. Instructional Objectives: The students should be active participants while performing the behavior. Motivation: Making math fun! Incorporating something special to help them count change. Jelly beans, popcorn, (some kind of treat). Explaining how counting can be useful in everyday life. Examples: allowance, tooth fairy, birthdays). They each will earn a chocolate coin during their formative assessment. Connection to Learning:Prior knowledge would be skip-counting and counting to 100. Building on skip-counting by giving individual coins value and understanding those values and how they build to a dollar. Vocabulary:Change: a combination of coins such as pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.Penny: is worth 1 cent.Nickel: is worth 5 cents.Dime: is worth 10 cents.Quarter: is worth 25 cents. Materials:ComputerProjector or Smart boardThe Money Song, by Jack HartmannWorksheets: Let’s Make Change, Coins! Let’s Make ChangeCoins: pennies, nickels, dimes, quartersActivity: Race to a Dollar! And paperclipReward: Candy (of whatever reward you would like to use) Procedures:1.     Introduce the subject and the objective to the class.2.     Start off by asking a few questions a short pre-assessment about counting money. What  previous knowledge does the class know?3.     Explain the video we are going to watch that helps introduce the less. Explain how it  teaches the students about money: pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Let them know we are  going to learn a song about money to help them remember the important facts.4.     Watch the video once5.     Teach the students about the song. Work on the song together as a class.6.     Let the class know we are going to play a little game about making change after the video.7.      Watch the video a second time and have the students sing along.8.     Introduce the class activity: Race to a Dollar game9.      Explain the rules to the game and how the winner gets a reward. (You can play the game anyway you would like).10.    Once the game is over and the teacher feels comfortable that the class understood the lesson, pass out and explain the directions for the first or second worksheet.11.     Explain the instruction and dismiss the class to work independently. This is a great time to walk about and formally assess the students independently.12.     Hand out the second worksheet for homework.13.     Explain that we will continue to build on this lesson in the days to follow.14.    A summative assessment will be given at the end of the week. Assessment:Formative assessment - Worksheet: Coins! Let’s Make Change. The teacher will walk around and ask every student individually a questions about change in order to “buy” a chocolate wrapped quarter.  Ex: In order to “buy” this candy from me how can you use different coins to make 30 cents. The student answers: 3 dimes. The teacher will help each student through the question and assess their current knowledge.Summative assessment - quiz on the lesson, how to count change focusing on (pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters.)   Accommodations/Accommodations for special needs child:Teacher will allow for one on one instruction time once the class has been dismissed to work independently. The class activity will be accomplished with a partner that and or the students will partner up with a student and they will become a team during this activity. The formative assessment will stay the same and the summative assessment will have each student's individual needs and or accommodations as stated in their IEP.   Accommodations for ESL/ELL child: If necessary the teacher will have all directions and instructions written in the students dominate language as well as English to help them understand and accomplish the lesson.   Resources:State Standards: https://www.perma-bound.com/state-standards.do?state=NE&subject=mathematics&gradeLevel=2https://www.perma-bound.com/state-standards.do?state=NE&subject=arts-education&gradeLevel=KYouTube: The Money Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnXJGNo08v0Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=making%20change%20worksheets&rs=rs&eq=&etslf=3110&term_meta[]=making%7Crecentsearch%7Cundefined&term_meta[]=change%7Crecentsearch%7Cundefined&term_meta[]=worksheets%7Crecentsearch%7Cundefinedhttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/287597126182911466/ The Money Song | Penny, Nickel, Dime, QuarterBy, Jack Hartmann Penny, nickel, dime, quarter…Lets learnPenny, nickel, dime, quarter…Lets learn Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it What’s it worth? How much is a penny? 1 centHow much is a nickel? 5 centsHow much is a dime? 10 centsHow much is a quarter? 25 cents How much is a penny? 1 centHow much is a nickel? 5 centsHow much is a dime? 10 centsHow much is a quarter? 25 cents Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it What’s it worth? How much is a penny? 1 centHow much is a nickel? 5 centsHow much is a dime? 10 centsHow much is a quarter? 25 cents How much is a penny? 1 centHow much is a nickel? 5 centsHow much is a dime? 10 centsHow much is a quarter? 25 cents Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it Here is a penny and this is what it looks like…Penny, penny,A penny is worth? 1 centA penny is worth? 1 cent Here is a nickel and this is what it looks like…Nickel, nickelA nickel is worth? 5 centsA nickel is worth? 5 cents Here is a dime and this is what it looks like…Dime, dimeA dime is worth? 10 centsA dime is worth? 10 Cents Here is a quarter and this is what it looks like…Quarter, quarterA quarter is worth? 25 centsA quarter is worth? 25 cents Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it Money, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count itMoney, money, money in my pocketMoney, money, I know how to count it  

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lauren Grabau
Date Added:
01/28/2018
30 Hour OSHA General Industry Safety Certification Program Geared Towards Advanced Energy Manufacturing
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The following course was created by Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), through seed funding from theCAAT, to train workers for entry level positions in the advanced energy manufacturing industry. The course is designed around OSHA's "Standards for General Industry" and if taught by an authorized General Industry Outreach Training Program Instructor, students should receive an OSHA General Industry 30-hour Safety certification. Instructional materials include PowerPoint presentations, instructor notes, OSHA instructor and student manuals (handouts/assignments), and lesson objectives. All lessons are intended to be taught through PowerPoint presentations with guidance from the included lesson objectives and notes for instructors. The included PowerPoints are original OSHA presentations modified by GRCC and originals created by GRCC. The lesson topics are: Introduction to OSHA Safety and Health Programs, Hazard Mapping, Personal Protective Equipment, Exit Routes and Emergency Action Plans, Fire Protection and Prevention, Electrical Hazards, Ergonomics and Manual Material Handling, Walking and Working Surfaces, Industrial Hygiene, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Hazard CommunicationExit Routes and Emergency Action Plans, Fire Protection and Prevention, First Aid and CPR, Hand and Power Tool Safety, Machine Guarding, and Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tag-out).For more information on the course visit https://learning.grcc.edu/ec2k/CourseListing.asp?master_id=777&course_area=CEMF&course_number=102&course_subtitle=00.

Subject:
Automotive Technology and Repair
Material Type:
Full Course
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC)
Date Added:
10/20/2012
3-D Mapping | Topography
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3-D Mapping | Topography
By Dana Hoppe, Copyright 2018 by Dana Hoppe under Creative Commons Non-Commercial License. Individuals and organizations may copy, reproduce, distribute, and perform this work and alter or remix this work for non-commercial purposes only.

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Topography - Design Challenge
Introduction - Expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) have the potential to be the great equalizer in American education. Regular participation in high quality before and afterschool learning, and enriching summer school programs have been shown to help low-income students succeed academically on par with their more affluent peers. These programs, characterized by strong school-community partnerships, can also help high-performing students stay engaged and achieve even greater levels of understanding. In short, high-quality ELOs are for everyone - and the benefits they create are critical to Nebraska's future economy. - Beyond School Bells I would like to thank Beyond School Bells as well as Nebraska Innovation Studio for providing me with the opportunity, resources, and encouragement to develop this program as an Innovation Fellow. Their willingness to give the intellectual and creative freedom to build upon my ideas and inspirations is what enabled this program to exist. I strongly believe that opportunities such as the Innovation Fellowship are planting the seeds for Nebraska's future. -Dana Hoppe, Program Creator

Concept and Purpose - Interdisciplinary Learning: This program is focused on developing fundamental STEM skills through interdisciplinary learning. The truth is that all areas of study overlap significantly in one way or another, and the cognitive skills that lead to success in one area surely extend to other areas. A recurring theme I have noticed through my personal experience of being and artist as well as a scientist is that I have heavily utilized my creative thinking abilities to solve challenging problems. Imagination and creativity, when combined with background knowledge and understanding, allow us to find solutions that often lie beyond the rigid structure often associated with mathematics and the sciences. Once we begin to see the overlap between these areas, we begin building bridges between them and new ideas and applications emerge from a formerly empty space. The concept of topography was always interesting to me. The strangeness of being able to discern the shape of the land simply from the distance between a hypnotizing assortment of lines on a flat piece of paper was immediately intriguing. How does this flat sheet of abstract shapes translate to the three-dimensional complexity of a mountain, a valley, or a bluff? Topography is the platform of this program because it is a very versatile concept and can be used to create art and models representing a diverse range of fields. The activities in this program focus on having the students follow processes often found in Computer Science. Every process they complete can be thought of as an algorithm, and when they repeat steps, it can be thought of as a loop. They are also recursively calling the same function on each resulting piece they create, mimicking the concept of dynamic programing. The permutation matrix activities will familiarize students with moving through the data in a matrix and adding data to stacks. While they are doing all of these activities, however, there will be no jargon they have to learn, and they will probably not even realize until they take their first Computer Science course that it is even related. To the students, they will simply be creating art in a new and interesting way.

Subject:
Education
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
NDE Digital Learning
Date Added:
09/27/2019
3D Printing, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and G-Code Basics
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Students learn how 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is revolutionizing the manufacturing process. First, students learn what considerations to make in the engineering design process to print an object with quality and to scale. Students learn the basic principles of how a computer-aided design (CAD) model is converted to a series of data points then turned into a program that operates the 3D printer. The activity takes students through a step-by-step process on how a computer can control a manufacturing process through defined data points. Within this activity, students also learn how to program using basic G-code to create a wireframe 3D shapes that can be read by a 3D printer or computer numerical control (CNC) machine.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Matthew Jourden
Date Added:
05/04/2019
3D Printing Operations & Introduction to Slicing Applications (Flex Mendel Open Source 3D Printer)
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These are step by step tutorial handouts for using a Flex Mendel or flexMendel open source 3D printer.  There are matching videos located on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZc2FR9EwWYF16SVbPzijWCRbMGpE38uandhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYZc2FR9EwWY7tOr0E_ncfZDYmR3NyQfo

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
John Bordeau
Date Added:
10/18/2019
3 - Energy & Engineering
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In order to contextualize the Energy unit, students are tasked to engineer a bungee cord that will optimize the enjoyment of a doll’s bungee jump. To do this, students first develop the mathematical patterns through inquiry on gravitational energy, kinetic energy, and elastic energy. Once the patterns have been established, students further build on their spreadsheet coding skills, in order to use computational thinking to create a program that will help predict the length of bungee cord necessary for a variety of situations.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Portland Metro STEM Partnership
Provider Set:
Patterns Physics
Date Added:
08/01/2018