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In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, this year marks the 60th anniversary of “The Great Stalacpipe Organ,” the largest musical instrument in the world,...

The Great Stalacpipe Organ spans 3.5 acres of the cave and is considered the world's largest musical instrument. The name is a combination of the words stalactite and pipe organ but in actuality, it is a percussion instrument.


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PABlo - updated event, Let's take a look at "THING TRANSLATOR" 4 weeks ago

A.I. Experiments: Thing Translator

Check out to learn more.This experiment lets you take a picture of something to hear how to say it in a different language. It’s j...

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Let's take a look at "THING TRANSLATOR"

THING TRANSLATOR: from Experiments with Google This experiment lets you take a picture of something to hear how to say it in a different language. It’s just one example of what you can make using Google’s machine learning API’s, without needing to dive into the details of machine learning.

  • Wednesday, 08 November 2023 07:00 PM

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Students who know their opinions matters and their voices are respected are more likely to engage actively in their school and community. When students’ voices aren’t heard, we’re more likely to see disengagement, lower graduation rates, and teachers teaching for students to pass tests rather than truly learn.

As students voice their own opinions and actively participate in their learning, they’re seeing that they can make effective change.

This improves their sense of what psychologist Alfred Bandura coined as “self-efficacy,” or the extent to which they believe that they can accomplish their goals.

WHAT IS SELF-EFFICACY? Do a Google search for "Alfred Bandura self-efficacy" and you should find something like THIS

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Why it matters:
Millennials who have stepped, or are about to step, into leadership roles say those who manage other people need to remember that the younger generations are learning from them. This article features insights from such rising leaders as they outline traits they hope to emulate.

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PABlo and 10 others have joined the group International Day to celebrate in cobach 2023 2 months ago

This experiment is a part of a collection of digital writing tools powered by machine-learning-language models like GPT-2.

PABlo created a new topic ' What is it?' in the forum. 6 months ago

In the field of education, A report in 2005 by the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, emphasized the links between prosperity, knowledge-intensive jobs dependent on science and technology, and continued innovation to address societal problems. As a result, STEM education became the core focus of the national curriculum for many countries to achieve the goal of building and maintaining prosperity via developing their human capital into a productive workforce.

Why do Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics matter in education?

The elements within STEM education can be defined as

Science: the systematic study of the nature and behaviour of the material and physical universe, based on observation, experiment, and measurement, and the formulation of laws to describe these facts in general terms

Technology: the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

Engineering: the art or science of applying the knowledge of pure sciences, such as physics or chemistry, as in the construction of engines, bridges, buildings, mines, ships, and chemical plants.

Mathematics: a group of related sciences, including algebra, geometry, and calculus, concerned with the study of number, quantity, shape, and space and their interrelationships by using a specialized notation.

STEM education not only brings knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but it also always brings the following three major skill sets embedded in Science and Mathematics:

  1. logic – a strict principle of validity
  2. reasoning – thinking sensibly
  3. problem-solving – finding solutions to complex issues
all of which is a basic need for humans in the 21st Century.

Another benefit of the STEM education is the usage of the Problem-based learning method which involves utilizing knowledge by:
  • Designing, developing, and utilizing technological systems
  • Open-ended, problem-based design activities
  • Cognitive, manipulative, and effective learning strategies
  • Applying technological knowledge and processes to real-world experiences using up-to-date resources
  • Working individually as well as in a team to solve problems

It's becoming quite clear that STEM education in the 2020s does not purely rely on the textbook knowledge on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but is there is a way of bringing ‘philosophy of science’ and scientific method of seeking and obtaining knowledge into a teaching and curriculum which can be applied with almost any subject?

That's the question, and the answers will be coming from those students, who have in-depth knowledge, are able to think critically, can form ordered and coherent arguments, fully understand implications, and who will be presenting their ideas and communicating their reasoned explanations, as they are innovating and/or invigorating every discipline, in every field of endeavor, in all of the various pursuits of knowledge, and by doing so --becoming enabled to be future "Agents of Change".

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The reality of modern life is that we're now required to keep learning software all the time.
It's overwhelming.  

What this means for development and mental health is still unknown.

Between lockdowns, missing milestone events such as prom or graduation, and general worry over the state of the world in the past few years, times have been particularly tough on adolescents.

Reports of anxiety and depression in adults increased by more than 25 percent in 2020, and some new research suggests that mental health and the neurological effects of the pandemic on adolescents could be even worse than in their adult counterparts.

Scientists are beginning to look at how the past two and a half years of pandemic life is affecting the brains of teens.


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