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#SummerSTEM 2016 = PBL + Data

Last year, we talked about the importance of Statistical Analysis and Data Mining in light of the ever increasing amounts of data available throughout the world. Back then, these were the hottest skills; and this year--according to LinkedIn--they can still get you hired. And this Money article agrees, SAS skills not only can get […]

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To STEAM or not to STEAM? That Isn't the Question

  Growing up, my parents were obdurately hands-off when it came to influencing my and my siblings’ career interests. This may explain why, at age 6, my sister announced she would be pursuing full-time work as a butterfly. (To her credit, she currently manages a garden shop, which for a […]

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Breaking the Barriers to Political Cartoon Analysis

If a picture is worth 1000 words, then the layers of nuance and meaning in a political cartoon (often with some strategically placed text) must be worth at least 10,000. Those primary source text documents we love to throw at students are great, but political cartoons can offer a change […]

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Project-based Learning, Data Literacy, and Online Resources

In the 1960’s students spoke of the “mind-blowing” Age of Aquarius. Today they speak of something even more amazing — and a good deal more data intensive: the Internet of Things (IoT), in which objects like doors and light switches can collect and exchange data. Of course, students are also bombarded […]

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Improving Student Writing with a Free Add-on for Google Docs

Among the more than 240 million Google Drive users are many students who increasingly use Google Docs to create essays, lab reports, blog posts, and other forms of communication. That’s one reason why SAS Curriculum Pathways has created the SAS Writing Reviser Add-on, a tool that helps students using Google […]

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Closing the STEM Opportunity Gap with Free Apps for K-5

It's no secret: there is a growing gap between the number of STEM jobs available and the number of workers qualified to fill them. Of even greater concern is the under-representation of  women and minorities in STEM careers compared to the general population. Organizations like Change the Equation and the Department […]

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Engaging ELL Students with Authentic Experiences and Digital Resources

Language teachers often take advantage of authentic input to enhance learning output. The use of realia allows students to see and hear the target language used properly and in context, which heightens linguistic and cultural comprehension. SAS Curriculum Pathways offers free resources that serve as authentic materials (#authres) for English […]

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Creating Student-Generated Maps that Showcase Inquiry

Robert Marzano explains in The Art and Science of Teaching that to maximize learning students should actively process content as they are learning it. So how does geography fit in this Active Learning Continuum? Clearly, geography skills encompass more than the obvious “Where” questions. Students can expand their geographic reach to […]

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EDM 2016 Tutorial - SAS Tools for Educational Data Mining

We're so excited for EDM 2016 in Raleigh, NC this year and even more pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a tutorial on using free SAS tools for educational data mining. This tutorial will take place on June 29 and will include a hands-on* demonstration of SAS® University Edition and an […]

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Paideia: A Remedy for Groupthink

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Self-Reliance” Ralph Waldo Emerson has long been lauded as America’s great champion of individualism and nonconformity, but this mantle may now be passing to Adam Grant, Wharton School business professor and bestselling author. In his new book Originals: […]

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