In the first of two parts, guest blogger John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education clears up any confusion on the difference between project-based learning, problem-based learning, and whatever-else-based learning.
Advances in microscopy over the last century have provided us with an unprecedented view of tiny things in our world that our naked eyes cannot even begin to comprehend. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), in particular, has given us some striking images over the years to tantalize our visual senses.
Despite what cable news may tell you, scientists don’t really squabble over if evolution is real (it is) or if the climate is changing faster than can be explained by naturally-occurring phenomena (it is) or if vaccines are regarded as safe and recommended for most children (they are). Sure, there may be fine points within those categories that are debatable, but not to the extent that is commonly described by talking heads on TV. However, that’s not to say that scientists perfectly understand everything about the ways of the Universe.
Plickers is a neat student response system that I learned about at ISTE 2014. Plickers uses a teacher's iPad or Android tablet in conjunction with a series of QR codes to create a student response system. Students are given a set of QR codes on large index cards. The codes are assigned to students. Each code card can be turned in four orientations. Each orientation provides a different answer. When the teacher is ready to collect data, he or she uses the Plickers mobile app to scan the cards to see a bar graph of responses.
Every year has its standouts, right? 2007 had the original iPhone, and 2010 had the iPad. But what has 2014 offered us in terms of awesome technology thus far? There’s been some chatter about things like Google Glass, but I have yet to see any notable number of folks walking around donning their Google specs. …
There are two main reasons that drive us to build online lessons in a slightly different way, by using Learning map: cognitive learning theory and fast - paced world with increasing sensory overload. In this post I will summarize main steps in building interactive online lessons using Learning map format.
National Internet Safety Month runs throughout June and provides the opportunity to evaluate our online activities and to make sure that we are exploring the internet safely. Find out how you can teach your students how to be safer online with this collection of free lesson plans, materials and activities and help spread the awareness of internet safety in your classroom and school.
5MagnetoSperm are just 322 microns long. But don't underestimate them. These bad boys could deliver drugs, build nanoscale products or even be handy in-vitro fertilisation helpers, as their name suggests