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Web Portal Points Students to STEM Resources

A new Web portal launched this week aims to help students and teachers find resources and materials on STEM-related topics.

STEM Central, from Sally Ride Science, houses links to articles, videos, maps, and additional resources on science, technology, engineering, and math. All links were submitted by teachers, researchers, and STEM professionals handpicked by the company. Users can search for resources by topic, grade level and media type.

STEM Central will expand its functionality, starting next month, when the company opens the portal for all teachers to submit and review links on STEM topics and careers.

"In Phase 2, teachers at large will be able to contribute their own favorite web resources, add ratings and reviews to content submitted by others, and -- perhaps most importantly -- share tips on classroom usage for each resource, " explained Sheryle Bolton, CEO at Sally Ride, in a prepared statement. "We want STEM Central to combine the search functionality of Google with the social aspects of Yelp! and Amazon. Users themselves will add resources that they find on the web and contribute insights based on their own experience as educators.”

Additional information about the new portal can be found online.

About the Author

Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at knamahoe@1105media.com.

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