International Observe the Moon Night

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On Sept. 6, 2014, the whole world has the chance to admire and celebrate our moon on International Observe the Moon Night. And you can join in the fun!

Check the map of registered observation events at http://observethemoonnight.org to see if there is an event being held near you. If not, please consider registering and hosting one and inviting your family, friends or neighbors.

Don’t know where to start?
This link walks you through the process of planning an event of any size. How to host an event in six easy steps: http://observethemoonnight.org/getInvolved/.

Need suggestions for hands-on activities?
Visit http://observethemoonnight.org/activities/ for ideas.

Worried about cloudy weather obscuring your view of the moon?
The “Moon as Art” collection, chosen by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, team, gives the public the opportunity to see the moon as others have seen it for centuries — as an inspirational muse — but this time from the perspective of being in orbit with a series of eyes that see in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Learn more at http://lunar.gsfc.nasa.gov/moonartgallery.html.

Additional beautiful, high-resolution images of the moon’s surface taken by LRO’s cameras are available at http://lroc.sese.asu.edu.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Lora.V.Bleacher@nasa.gov.

TED Talks Education

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Hear inspiring leaders on the topic of learning in this TED project hosted by John Legend.

 

Hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning, including Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others. Hosted by John Legend, this special focused solely on education marks the first TED project produced specifically for television.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dilnw_dP3xk

 

 

Free Course: Introduction to Psychology (Yale University)

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/course/introduction-to-psychology/id897495476?enlh=2.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can’t we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. 

We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Free Course – Earth: Science in Action

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by California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Sciences

"Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff. "Science in Action" at the California Academy of Sciences strives to make science accessible. Through media screens and live chats on the museum floor, the Science Today website, podcasts, and monthly programming, "Science in Action" gathers and disseminates science-focused content through our partners, local programs, other media and Academy staff.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/earth-science-in-action/id416250394?enlh=3.500044.500043.500037.1.&mt=10&ls=1

edcamputah – Registration now open!

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UCET is pleased to announce our support of Edcamp Utah.  Registration opens this Friday Aug. 15th at 8:00 am.  To register go to www.ucet.org.  This is a FREE conference, but registration is limited to the first 200 teachers who sign up.  Please share the word!

Edcamp Utah
October 11, 2014
Neil Armstrong Academy

What is Edcamp Utah?

Edcamp Utah is a type of “unconference” designed specifically for teachers and their needs.

Edcamp Utah is designed to provide participant-driven professional development for K-12 educators. This is a free participant-driven conference with a primary focus on education and technology.

Built on principles of connected and participatory learning, Edcamp Utah strives to bring teachers together to talk about the things that matter most to them: their interests, passions, and questions. Teachers who attend Edcamp Utah can choose to lead sessions on those things that matter, with an expectation that the people in the room will work together to build understanding by sharing their own knowledge and questions.

Edcamp Utah will be:

  1. free

  2. non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence

  3. hosted by UCET in partnership with local school districts

  4. made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event

  5. an event where anyone who attends can be a presenter – reliant on the “law of two feet” that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs.  


Registration opens August 15.  Info at www.UCET.org.  Limited to 200 registrants.