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New Classroom Questioning Techniques for the Best Year Ever

For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
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The National Climate Assessment and the Next Generation Science Standards | NOAA Climate.gov

The National Climate Assessment and the Next Generation Science Standards | NOAA Climate.gov | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
The National Climate Assessment is an excellent resource for educators to use as they implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in their classrooms. (#BacktoSchool?
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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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The humanities strengthen the study of science (essay) @insidehighered

The humanities strengthen the study of science (essay) @insidehighered | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
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Nice essay about the importance of not teaching science in isolation of history, social studies, humanities, etc. Why context matters.

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3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom

3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST 3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom by TeachThought Staff In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the...
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Maybe the most important thing we can do?

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New science standards will push JCPS students - The Courier-Journal

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New science standards will push JCPS students
The Courier-Journal
Jefferson County Public Schools is taking a renewed focus on science education by launching The Next Generation Science standards this year.
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I wish all KY superintendents saw the promise of the new standards the way the Jefferson Co superintendent does. Long way to go...

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The Science Behind Classroom Norming

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Blogger Todd Finley explores the value of Classroom Norming to help learners.
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Engaging in the practices of science and engineering will require that students understand the norms for productive discussions, engaging in argument from evidence, etc. This article has a nice, doable process for establishing classroom norms.

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Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact

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Using aerial photographs that render imperiled landscapes almost abstract, Edward Burtynsky explores the consequences of human activity bearing down on the earth’s resources.

Via Seth Dixon
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These images may be very useful for teaching the DCI's under the Human Impact topic.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 5, 12:21 PM

This set of over a dozen images highlight the extent that humanity has modified the physical landscape.  These thoughtfully selected images are excellent 'teaching images' with a wide range of classroom applications.


Tags: remote sensing, geospatialenvironment modify, images, perspective.

Alexandra Piggott's curator insight, August 11, 6:48 PM

Is this evidence of homgeniziation of landscapes?

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 11, 8:11 PM

People change landscapes. This is a great resource available as an iPad App also Called Burtynsky Water. 

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Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments

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TEST Assessment Design: A Matrix To Assess Your Assessments
by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education
On Rigor, Language, & Verbs
Rigor is not established by the unthinking use of Webb or Bloom or other verbs.
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As usual, Wiggins provides sound reasoning and practical suggestions - this article concerns assessment design and is especially relevant to developing assessments for NGSS.

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What Happens When a Hurricane Meets a Volcano?

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When Iselle crosses the Big Island of Hawaii, it will offer a rare glimpse at a clash of the titans

 

Tags: disasters, Oceania, physical, weather and climate.


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MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 10:49 AM

APHG-Physical Geography

The Priest of Shrek's curator insight, August 21, 10:21 AM

This could be a very deadly disaster over nature that may happen.  Volcano and Hurricane mixed together- not a very good combination.  But it could turn out to slow down the hurricane or actually make the hurricane not as severe. Let's just hope for the best.

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Keys to Developing Learning Resources for the Next Generation ...

Keys to Developing Learning Resources for the Next Generation ... | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
At the July 22 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Publishers Meeting, hosted by Achieve, attendees learned how educators are using the EQuIP rubric to evaluate science learning resources. In addition, participants ...
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Take home messages from this meeting are important considerations for teachers, schools, and districts as they begin to implement NGSS.

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Standards-Based Grading Only Solves Half The Problem

Standards-Based Grading Only Solves Half The Problem | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Standards-Based Grading Only Solves Half The Problem
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Important considerations for providing feedback and determining student growth with respect to the NGSS.

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Next Generation Science Standards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are "rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education."

Next Generation Science Standards: new K-12 curricula developed & adopted by several, but not all, states. http://t.co/a7kaxcvyMx #asp126
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How to Design Right-Sized Challenges

How to Design Right-Sized Challenges | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Design student projects that hit the sweet spot -- relevant to real life, challenging enough to be interesting, and achievable for diverse learners.
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Preparing Your Students for the Challenges of Tomorrow

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Here are six ways to prepare students for their future, including the ability to collaborate, evaluate information accuracy, and make every day a learning experience.
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These skills are part of the vision of implementing NGSS.

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Critical Thinking Pathways

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To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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The shifts in NGSS support these pathways!

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Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When?

Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When? | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them. (Next Generation Science Standards: Which States Adopted and When?
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Slow and steady, wins the race...

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
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One of the most effective strategies that we can teach our students.

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Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.
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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math by Terry Heick This is part 1 in a 3 part “Return To The Classroom” series, so-named because we, somehow, loathe the phrase “Back to School.” Today’s post is on assessment, with a look...
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Tools for thinking about effective integration of reading, writing, and math into science lessons.

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19 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You're A Scientist

19 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You're A Scientist | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Let's experiment with some models.
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Fun and clever!

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Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom

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TEST Transforming Education Starts In Your Classroom by Terry Heick If it’s a standards-based, outcomes-based, institutionally-centered (and nationally participative) game we want, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better combination than...
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NGSS provides us with an opportunity to truly transform science learning for ALL students.

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8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
TEST 8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century by Terry Heick We recently offered a definition of project-based learning, and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning. We also have looked at the difference between “doing...
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Redesigning Fashion Design: From Tween Distraction to STEM Focus

Redesigning Fashion Design: From Tween Distraction to STEM Focus | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
To help make STEM relevant for all students, Heidi Olinger puts a fashion industry spin on soil science and math for middle school girls.
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Interesting idea! Article provides specifics on how to do this.

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Science classrooms could soon look very different

Science classrooms could soon look very different | NGSS Resources | Scoop.it
Hard work ahead for new way of teaching science in schools (Next Generation Science Standards focus more on how students conduct questioning and learn, less on what they know http://t.co/jPTs5Eb36R)...
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