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Using stem in academic classes



Presentation at the 2010 NWO STEM Conference

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  • Using STEM in Academic Classes
    Dave Harms
  • Science
    Alternative Energy Commercials
    Jordan Water Stealing/ Tragedy of the Commons
    Jordan Dead Sea Public Service Announcement
  • Mr. Harms
    Saving The Dead Sea
  • Dead Sea facts
    • Bordered by Jordan and Israel
    • Biblical References
    • Too salty for life = “Dead”
    • Lowest Point in the world
  • Dead Sea Products
    Dead Sea Mud Mask
    Dead Sea Salt
    Dead Sea Salt Bath Crystals
    Dead Sea Mud Soap
  • Dead Sea Disaster
    • Jordanian River being diverted
    • Sea Level dropping 3 ft a year
    • Dead Sea Disappearing 2050
  • Possible Solutions?
    How can we save the Dead Sea?
    Creating a PSA (Public Service Announcement)
    Research solutions, choose one, explain it, and defend it!
    Save the Dead Sea!
  • The Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications on Jordan Water Stealing
    Mr. Harms
    • Garett Harden
    • A community has a common grazing area
    • Everything is great as long as all the citizens have one sheep
    • Individual citizens wish to increase productivity by adding another sheep
    • As citizens add sheep; they individually increase productivity, but the entire common’s productivity decreases
    The Tragedy of the Commons
    • Jordan has grown because of Palestinian immigration and recently Iraqi immigration
    • Water supply remains the same
    • Jordan = 4th water poor country in the world
    • Rationing water through tax
    • Farmers dig illegal wells for crops
    • 700 violations monthly in Amman alone
    • 42% Jordan’s Water is lost through theft and outdated pipes
    Jordan Water Stealing
    • Israel building dams and diverting river flow of the River Jordan
    • Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan losing water
    • Cause of political tension
    Israel using Jordan River
    • July 1, 2010 – up to a year in prison and fines
    • Repeat offenders can face up to two years in prison
    • Farmers drill illegal wells to water crops or tamper with meters
    • Water delivery rationed at once a week
    Jordan Laws
  • Podcast – Audacity – Constitutional Convention
  • Technology
    PowerPoint Claymation movies
    Get to Know You Hometown Movies
    Advanced PowerPoint Presentations
    Skype Call Recorder
  • Technology
    Flipcams – Flipsoftware
  • So...what kind of video can I make?
  • Movies can be as simple or complex as you want to make them.
    Basic movies can be done with a computer and the Internet.
    Digital cameras add more usefulness to the movies
    Video cameras can be integrated as well
    What do we need?
  • English – Feelings from a story
    Math – Examples of shapes
    Science - Environment examples
    Social Studies – President’s duties
    General – Get to know you activities
    Basic Movie Ideas
  • Technology cont…
    Moviemaker – iMovie
    Bill Movies – WWII Veteran Movies
    Student becomes the Teacher (Slidecast)
    GIS – Lost Mayan Cities
    Books – Lulu.com
  • Technology
    Wikis – get to know – writing research
  • Wikis
    Authentic educational activity – publish research for others to view
    Incorporates technology in content area
    Incorporates research skills, Web 2.0, and presentation skills
    Improves writing skills….
  • The Art of American Indian Cookingby Yeffe Kimball and Jean Anderson.
  • Wiki
  • Projects
  • Middle Eastern Project
  • Wiki
  • Math
    Mayan Math
  • Math
    African Aids Excel Project
    Electoral College Project
    Latin American Graphing
    Financial Literacy
  • Contact