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Assessment and Rubrics

Assessment and Rubrics | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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Diane Johnson's curator insight, February 15, 8:47 AM

This site contains a range of samples for a variety of projects. As usual, you will want to be a wise consumer, but many will provide a nice start.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, February 15, 2:45 PM

Good rubric for discussion boards included. 

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Animals in Schools

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The purpose of this web site is to assist schools to satisfy the requirements of the Animal Research Act 1985 (NSW)
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10 New K-6 Science Activities and Videos – DEN Blog Network

10 New K-6 Science Activities and Videos – DEN Blog Network | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it

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Strategies for Encouraging Cooperative Learning - Poster

Strategies for Encouraging Cooperative Learning - Poster | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
Cooperative learning is as much a skill for students to develop as it is a reflection on how we work and interact in group situations. Here are some ideas.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 3, 8:31 PM

Fractus Learning provides a great visual that shares 5 cooperative learning strategies as well as links to additional information including
* A book on Educational Psychology (Creative Commons)

* Additional techniques in a four-page handout called The Basic Collaborative Learning Techniques

* 20 Collaborative Learning Tips and Strategies for Teachers

* 2 Videos

The Common Core promotes cooperative/collaborative learning. These strategies may provide you with new ways to move students on the spectrum of learning, and potentially have your students engaged in project-based learning, which promotes critical thinking skills as well as highly engaged learners who will share their work with a much larger community.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 4, 10:56 AM

Clear and concise graphic of Collaborative learning strategies.

 

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Web Design & Development

be social:

https://www.facebook.com/JakartaWebDeveloper

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.
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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it

Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 4:52 AM

This is a really useful site if you are looking for online video lessons for flipped learning or CLIL.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 3, 1:51 AM

Nice clips for CLIL learning

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 5:35 PM

With many teacher created clips and videos to specifically support mathematics and science - this could be a fabulous resource for staff to use with our students.  Appears to be free to use, but does require to to 'register' with site.

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Sound Maps

"Our sense of hearing, which has until recently been underappreciated as a means of representing data, can be used to expand the representational repertoire of cartographic design....Sound, in othe...
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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: K12 Online Conference Presentation+Slides

The Mindset of the Maker Educator: K12 Online Conference Presentation+Slides | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
Here is my presentation, The Mindset of the Maker Educator, that I recorded for the K12 Online Conference: Slidedeck for The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Here is a direct link to my K12 Online Co...
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Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated

Quick & Easy Formative Assessments Updated | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
Sometimes it feels crazy overwhelming to keep assessing students and know exactly what they do/don't understand. That's where these quick and easy formative assessment ideas comes in! My school dis...

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:28 AM

We often think of assessment in a formal, summative sense; however, the art of formative evaluation is critical to master in order to assess how well students are grasping concepts.  Jumping past basic recall and simple predictions, formative assessments are great tools for establishing where  personal connections have been made in a child's learning process. While we are reaching for the application and synthesis of knowledge, we need to break free from multiple choice bubbles and encourage students to travel deeper into their learning. 

LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 2014 9:18 AM

Some good ideas here.

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Speedometry – Learn Math and Science | Hot Wheels

Speedometry – Learn Math and Science | Hot Wheels | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it

"USC Rossier School of Education, in collaboration with the Mattel Children’s Foundation, has launched “Speedometry™,” a free-to-use curriculum that utilizes Hot Wheels® toys to teach elementary-age students science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “Speedometry” is tailored for children in fourth grade and emphasizes hands-on discovery and learning."

(Quoted from press release from USC Rossier School of Education, http://rossier.usc.edu/usc-rossier-and-mattel-childrens-foundation-launch-innovative-stem-curriculum-for-fourth-graders/)


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 30, 2014 7:55 AM

Here is a new free program offered through USC Rossier School of Education and the Mattel Children's Foundation that provides a curriculum geared to Grade 4 that will help students engage in STEM. The program is called Speedometry and will have students learning about scientific concepts like velocity, gravity, kinetic energy and more. Most exciting is that you can put in a request for a free kit that will provide:

  • 40 Hot Wheels® diecast cars
  • 16 orange loops
  • 16 track clamps
  • 64 track connectors
  • 100+ feet of orange track

This link will take you the page where you can apply, and you can also download the lesson plans. What a great opportunity!

Aevalle Galicia's curator insight, October 30, 2014 3:23 PM

Okay, so not really math but still an awesome way to get kids interested in math and physics!

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Google Forms: Creating a Rubric

Google Forms: Creating a Rubric | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it

Google Forms has so many  applications for education. For students to fill out to submit data to the teacher, for the teacher to record data on observations about students, for students and teachers to monitor their progress on a task they are tracking, for self and peer evaluation and so much more. Google Forms is the magic ingredient to help your classroom go paperless. Almost anything you were collecting on paper can now be collected through a Google Form.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 8:07 PM

Google Forms has so many  applications for education. For students to fill out to submit data to the teacher, for the teacher to record data on observations about students, for students and teachers to monitor their progress on a task they are tracking, for self and peer evaluation and so much more. Google Forms is the magic ingredient to help your classroom go paperless. Almost anything you were collecting on paper can now be collected through a Google Form.

Gerald Carey's curator insight, February 17, 3:04 AM

Good to see an example of how to use this excellent app.

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добавить ваше понимание ...

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Landcare lessons launch into 2015 Australian curriculum « Junior Landcare

Landcare lessons launch into 2015 Australian curriculum « Junior Landcare | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
Junior Landcare is about encouraging young people to play an active role in ensuring the safe future of their environment.
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The Most Important Skill for Science or Self-Improvement

The Most Important Skill for Science or Self-Improvement | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
If I could ensure that kids come away from science class with one thing only, it wouldn’t be a set of facts. It would be an attitude—something that the late physicist Richard Feynman called “scientific integrity,” the willingness to bend over backward to examine reasons your pet theories about the...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 3, 7:45 PM

Have you heard about the concept of a paradigm shift? This happens when new information comes in that does not fit what we expected. Unfortunately in many cases we choose not to see this lack of fit, and ignore the information. This post looks at this type of issue but suggests that you have students look it as "surprises" and notes that "we need to actively look for signs that our assumptions are wrong..."

How can we do this? Try creating a "Surprise Journal" with your students. Based on one teacher who has done this consider having your students (and you) look for moments of "surprise." Have them respond to two questions:

* Why was this surprising?

* And what does that tell me about myself?

This teacher has collected over 1,000 moments of surprise and shares a few of them in this post.

Here is his statement about how it changed his classroom culture (quoted from the post):

“In the class culture, acknowledgement that you are mistaken about something has become dubbed a ‘moment of surprise’ (followed by a student scrambling to retrieve their journal to record it),” he wrote to me. “As this is much more value-neutral than ‘I screwed up,’ the atmosphere surrounding the topic is less stressful than in previous years.”

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 8, 10:18 PM

A four-year-old asks, on average, 400 questions a day. By the time he or she reaches adulthood, they will ask very few per day. Speaking as someone who’s probably never going to grow up, allow me to emphasize that:

  • Why questions help to find the root of a problem
  • What If questions open up the floor for creative solutions
  • How questions focus on developing practical solutions
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Google Earth PRO For FREE For PC or Mac

Google Earth PRO For FREE For PC or Mac | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
 Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 10:51 AM

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places and share with others.


Well Connected Mom's curator insight, February 3, 2:07 PM

Now this is pretty cool.  Download Google Earth Pro to see places all over the world.  Going on vacation, show the kids using this first.  Use your google email address and the license key:  GEPFREE

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PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids

PowerMyLearning Educational Games & Learning Activities for Kids | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
PowerMyLearning has thousands of free educational games & learning activities for kids in all major K-12 subjects & aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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LucyHarper.Com's curator insight, January 27, 4:08 AM

I love that the world is waking up to the fact that children do not always need to be educated in a school. In fact many children HATE school for a whole host of very good reasons that I will discuss in a dedicated article and will never reach their full potential if forced to stay.


Home education has always existed but is experiencing exponential growth with much success. Students from home ed families are now actively sought by leading Universities and Colleges. Much of this can be attributed to parental and child involvement in online learning,

online curriculums and the fact that parents can now run business easily from home and around their childrens needs and well being.


The education most schools deliver today is petrifyingly outdated. My son was being taught the same topics and in the same way as I was 30 years ago! I read Robert T. Kiyosaki's best selling book 'Rich Dad Poor Dad ' yesterday. I didn't think I needed my eyes opening  any wider to the pitfalls of traditional education models but it reaffirmed much of what I believe to be true regarding education.


The myths of yesteryear regarding home educated children have been blown apart. Every home educated child I have met is emotionally and spiritually nourished, nurtured, socialised, educated  and HAPPY! They learn young that following in the herd is NOT the only option and to be true to themselves. 


Educational options should always be tailored if possible to a child's needs. If school is not the best option for them then home educating is a phenomenally popular, exciting and successful second option.

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

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A Simplified Bloom's Taxonomy Poster For Students

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 10:27 AM

Posters for Students based on Bloom's Taxonomy: simple, effective and applicable for different levels

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The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
Listen to women from across the Administration tell the stories of their personal heroes across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
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19 Iconic Everyday Objects and Their Amazing Design Stories | Learnist

19 Iconic Everyday Objects and Their Amazing Design Stories | Learnist | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
You will never believe the stories of how some of these objects were designed. This board explores the design stories of some common everyday objects, from the sticky note to the ballpoint pen.
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Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers

Collaborize Classroom: Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Teachers | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
We believe that one of the most important challenges educators face today is to prepare kids for the world that awaits them after they leave the classroom -- those "21st century skills" you keep hearing about. We've created the free resources below to support and inspire you and your students in facing that challenge.

Also, be sure to visit the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, where you'll find thousands of topics that have been created and successfully used by educators in their own Collaborize Classroom® sites.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 6, 2014 8:15 AM

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 7, 2014 4:49 AM

These are outstanding resources to add to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids

Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids | Science and Technology K-12  Curriculum | Scoop.it
ideas for science projects, science fair projects, science experiments, science fair experiments, science fair ideas
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