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4th Annual Speak Up Survey Reveals Parents, Students, and Teachers Views of Educational Technology

Results of the fourth annual Speak Up survey reveal attitudes of students, teachers, and parents about educational technology. Among the survey's many findings: Students want to see more integration of technology into subjects such as science and math—and two-thirds of parents believe technology is underused in schools. To read the recent eSchool News article, visit http://www.eschoolnews.org/news/showStoryts.cfm?ArticleID=6951.

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NSTA Calendar Highlights

NSTA’s online Calendar keeps you informed about upcoming events of interest to science educators. To view this week’s highlights of science television shows, online lecture series, and scholarship contests, visit http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2007_03_26_calendar.htm. To read about this week’s offerings and learn about future events, visit http://www.nsta.org/calendar.

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Atlas of Science Literacy, Volume 2, Maps Out What Students Need to Know

Completing the work begun in the first volume of the popular Atlas of Science Literacy, the new Atlas 2 maps out what all students should learn as they move from kindergarten through grade 12. Atlas 2 features all new maps for more than 40 essential topics, such as:
  • Science and Society
  • The Nature of Mathematics
  • Technology and Science
  • Weather and Climate
  • Diversity of Life
  • Human Development
  • Global Interdependence
  • Health Technology
  • Reasoning
  • Explaining Evolution
  • Patterns of Change
  • Critical Response Skills
For more information visit http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PA001X2.

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NSTA Honors Educators With Its 2007 Awards

The NSTA Awards and Recognition program selected 51 science educators for its 2007 awards. To read more about this years' winners, visit http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/nsta_story.php?news_story_ID=53627. To learn more about the awards program, visit http://www.nsta.org/awardscomp.

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NSTA Is on the Road

NSTA is in St. Louis, Missouri, this week for our National Conference on Science Education. We’ll be discussing global warming with renowned climatologist Susan Solomon, getting the latest details on new species being discovered in the depths of the oceans with David Gallo, meeting Buzz Aldrin, watching the Toyota robot perform, and finding out how to fit a relevant, fascinating science lab into a busy school day! If you’re coming to the conference, be sure to stop by the NSTA Science Education Center (booth 1968, in the America’s Center) and say hello! If you haven’t registered yet, you can still come and register on site!

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And Don’t Forget…

  • Membership Means You Belong! Join NSTA for these essential benefits that will enhance your marketability in the teaching profession and build your professional knowledge. Being a member of NSTA means you’re part of an international community of practitioners dedicated to improving science education.
  • The NSTA Science Store for an outstanding array of bestselling books and teaching resources: http://store.nsta.org. This month’s featured book special is Linking Science and Literacy. For 30% off, visit http://www.nsta.org/onlinespecial2!
  • NSTA is offering more Web Seminars in April. Visit http://www.nsta.org/pd/institute.aspxweb_seminars.asp for the topics and registration information for these upcoming professional development opportunities.

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