news 09/02/2012

  • “A Canadian-led team of paleontologists has discovered the oldest dinosaur nursery ever found. At the 190-million-year-old site in South Africa, there are at least 10 nests containing the fossil eggs and embryos of a plant-eating dinosaur called Massospondylus. The site even includes the tiny fossil footprints of the newly-hatched babies. Dr. Robert Reisz of the University of Toronto Mississauga says the site provides a wealth of surprising, new information about early dinosaurs, including evidence that they nested in groups, returned to the same nesting site year after year, and likely cared for their young.”

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  • “190-million-year-old dinosaur nesting site of the prosauropod dinosaur Massospondylus—revealing significant clues about the evolution of complex reproductive behaviour in early dinosaurs. “

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  • ARRL ETP Curriculum Guide-The Curriculum Guide includes activities that explore wireless technology, career paths, non-verbal communication, Ohm’s law, and building a crystal radio receiver.

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  • “2012 NMC Horizon Report Higher Education Edition states that: “tablets (a form that is distinct from tabletPCs) have come to be viewed as not just a new category of mobile devices, but indeed a new technology in its own right” (p.14). As a category in its own right, the tablet provides unique opportunities to change the way we teach and learn. There is a new pedagogy associated with tablets. And as such, I believe we have a new form of learning, that is, tablet learning or tLearning.”

    tags: k-8 iPad teaching learning BYO..

  • “Progress Report – Burn’s Scientific and Technology Academy and the International Space Station Project

    On Saturday, August 18th at Burn’s Science and Technology in Oak Hill, nine (9) amateur radio operators gathered to help put up the temporary tower for the International Space Station (ISS) contact.”

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  • “grant applications for the ARRL’s Education & Technology Program (ETP), awarding equipment and resources valued at nearly $16,000 to 11 schools.”
    Burns Science and Technology Charter School, Oak Hill, Florida: The local ham community in Northern Florida has set a goal to establish a ham radio station/club in each area school. Burns is one school in that area. The school has strong local support and a traditional plan to integrate wireless technology literacy into the classroom. A lead science teacher will be attending the TI this summer.

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  • “Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

    School Contact Checklist

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  • “ARISS is an international working group, consisting of delegations from 9 countries including several countries in Europe as well as Japan, Russia, Canada, and the USA. The organization is run by volunteers from the national amateur radio organizations and the international AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) organizations from each country. Since ARISS is international in scope, the team coordinates locally with their respective space agency (e.g. ESA, NASA, JAXA, CSA, and the Russian Space Agency) and as an international team through ARISS working group meetings, teleconferences and through electronic mail. “

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  • “With the help of Amateur Radio Clubs and ham radio operators, astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have been speaking directly with large groups of the general public, showing teachers, students, parents, and communities how amateur radio energizes students about science, technology, and learning. The overall goal of ARISS is to get students interested in mathematics and science by allowing them to talk directly with the crews living and working aboard the ISS.”

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  • “Using Amateur Radio, students can ask astronauts questions about life in space and other space-related topics. Students fully engage in the ARISS contact by helping set up an Amateur Radio ground station at the school and then using that station to talk directly with a crew member on the International Space Station for approximately 10 minutes. ARISS has a network of mentors to help organizations obtain the technology required to host this exciting opportunity for your students.”

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  • “With the help of experienced Amateur Radio volunteers from Amateur Radio clubs, and coordination from the ARISS Team, the ISS crewmembers speak directly with large group audiences in a variety of public forums such as school assemblies or at science museums, Scout camporees and jamborees and space camps, where students, teachers, parents, and communities learn about space and space technologies and Amateur Radio.”

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  • “ARISS, which stands for Amateur Radio on international space station, has been formed to design, build and operate equipment. In 1996, delegates from major national radio organizations and from AMSAT, which stands for the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, in eight nations involved with the international space station signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form ARISS.”

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