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Dragon genes and M&M’s: Middle school students at summer camp

Students playing Geniventure.

How do dragons inherit wings and horns? What role do proteins play in dragons with translucent white scales? During a weeklong summer “camp” in Maynard, Massachusetts, designed for middle school students interested in online gaming and genetics, nine students in grades 6-8 played Geniventure to find out. They also applied genetics concepts to solve puzzles, […]

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Hybrid analysis: How human and computer analysis of log data can work together to optimize results

Teamwork Chalkboard

To prepare students for the 21st century workforce, we must teach them to work effectively in teams, keeping in mind that team members may be in the same room or on different continents. Although working collaboratively is widely recognized as an effective and efficient way to use a company’s manpower, most classroom work continues to […]

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Designing 2030: Building the Educational Technology Community of Tomorrow for Design, Interoperability, and Equity

Designing 2030 Group Photo

The Concord Consortium is thrilled to announce a new initiative to transform STEM teaching and learning and reach more students with educational technology. By applying current and future technologies in unique ways, generating new collaborations, and leveraging the power of open educational resources, a group of innovative thought leaders is working to revolutionize STEM learning […]

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New Grant to Improve Assessment and Instruction in Elementary Science Classrooms

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia, representing more than a third of the U.S. student population, have adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) since their release in 2013, and more are expected to follow. To make the most of NGSS, teachers need three-dimensional assessments that integrate disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science […]

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