If you've ever dreamed of owning your own tabletop biosphere, or looking for a fun project either to display in your home or give as a gift, look no further. Here are some resources to creating your own living biosphere ...
It'd be so cool to do this with my students! So many learning opportunities!
"The point is, that it does take preparation and planning to effectively teach in an inclusive classroom. And, as I have also learned over time, that the preparation not only rests in the hands of the teachers but the parents as well."
Awesome resource! "Google Search Education is another great educational resource from Google. The site has lesson plans and even live training to help students, and teachers, learn how to search for academic sources, as well as develop critical and independent thinking skills."
Libby A. Nelson – Inside Higher Ed – April 5, 2012 WASHINGTON — Whether a federal panel will be able to agree on recommendations for an overhaul of rules related to teacher preparation programs is still uncertain.
When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class.
"In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools, a means to an end. The “end” can be any number of things: to gauge student understanding of a concept, to capture notes and ideas to be used and studied later, to calculate, to communicate, to express ideas."
I think using cell phones as learning tools could go well if they are used in a meaningful way. Since my students are likely going to be too young to own cell phones, I probably won't be able to do this, but it is interesting none the less.