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Digitally Speaking / Teaching the CCSS in History and Science Classrooms

Digitally Speaking / Teaching the CCSS in History and Science Classrooms | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

April workshop materials shared here.

 

In 2010, the National Governor's Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers released a set of common standards designed to define what today's students need to know and be able to do in order to thrive in tomorrow's world.  Adopted by 45 states, these standards are designed to move classroom instruction away from a focus on the simple acquisition of basic facts and towards the more meaningful application of higher level cognitive skills.  While standards are clearly defined for Mathematics and English-Language Arts teachers, many social studies and science teachers at the middle and high school level have struggled to figure out just what the Common Core State Standards mean for them.  

 

In this workshop, full-time practicing sixth grade science teacher Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to several simple ways that the Common Core State Standards can be integrated into the work that social studies and science teachers are already doing with their students.


Via Deb Gardner
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Check out Bill Ferriter's blog page, which has links to lots of his materials. www.digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com  

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 31, 2014 9:47 AM

Bill Ferriter is an educator who works tirelessly and with great passion. He openly shares his content and ideas and challenges me to THINK!

 

If you're not following his blog in your RSS reader, consider it. :)

 

http://blog.williamferriter.com/

Deb Gardner's curator insight, March 31, 2014 9:51 AM

Bill Ferriter is an educator who works tirelessly and with great passion. He openly shares his content and ideas and challenges me to THINK!

 

If you're not following his blog in your RSS reader, consider it. :)

 

http://blog.williamferriter.com/

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States are slow to adopt controversial new science standards | HechingerEd Blog

States are slow to adopt controversial new science standards | HechingerEd Blog | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it

"All but five states have signed on to the Common Core State Standards in math and English, but states have been more tentative about picking up new science standards released in April. Known as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the new guidelines, which call for a greater emphasis on problem solving than previous standards and teaching of core ideas that cut across physics, biology and chemistry, such as proportionality and cause and effect, are generating as much controversy as their sister standards."


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Excellent edTool for science inquiry (or other subjects)

Excellent edTool for science inquiry (or other subjects) | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
This is hands down one of my favorite apps. It was designed with science inquiry learning in mind, but the awesome thing about it is that it can be used for ANY content area. The teacher (or studen...

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Developed at University of Michigan with NSF funding, this App has lots of potential uses in classrooms. It's a great scaffolding tool for helping students develop claims from evidence and selecting evidence from data to support it.

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Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity?

Infographic: What's Happening to Biodiversity? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
What's happening to biodiversity? We're losing it.

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Biodiversity is the key to a healthy ecosystem. Since there have been at least 6 mass extinctions in Earth's history, we can learn the stress this puts on all parts of the system and how to try to ameliorate the damage.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:31 PM

This infographic, put out by the World Bank, looks at the state of biodiversity today. The sections include:

* Once a Species is Extinct, it is Lost Forever

* Threats to Biodiversity

* Why Biodiversity Matters

* Signs of Hope

Think about using this to help students learn and understand some of the issues related to biodiversity.

Sally Egan's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:58 PM

A great series of infographics showing the decline in world biodiversity, the factors threatening biodiversity, why bodiversity is imoportant and hope for teh future. Compiled by World Bank it is useful for students in develoing knowledge and understanding of the importance of global biodiversity in topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Amazon Rainforest Workshops's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:45 PM

Great infographic for your class discussion on biodiversity