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Cryptology Project for Improving Math Skills
The CryptoClub Project in the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago develops classroom and web-based materials to teach cryptography and related mathematics to middle school students in informal settings. During a typical session, students are introduced to a cipher (method of encrypting) and then practice it through games andactivities that involve secret messages.
Lively Science Podcast
How does memory work? Will our descendants be human or machine? What’s the origin of humor? The Big Picture Scienceradio show and podcast ponders these questions daily and expounds on them weekly. Produced at the SETI Institute in Menlo Park, California, this one-hour radio magazine engages the public with modern science research through lively and intelligent storytelling.
Webinar on STREAM in the Classroom
At 3 p.m. (ET) on July 19, 2016, the Amazing Resources for Educators community on edWeb.net will host a webinar titled “How to Connect Science, Technology, Engineering, Robotics, Arts, and Math in the Classroom,” sponsored by Quill.com, In this webinar, the presenter, a library media specialist and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, will explore how STREAMteaching can create meaningful learning for students.
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