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Speculative Diction | The policy of happy accidents | University Affairs

Speculative Diction | The policy of happy accidents | University Affairs | Science Education | Scoop.it
The policy of happy accidents
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Emphasizing the need for opportunities to expermiment, fail and learn for teaching and research to create the much talked about need for innovation and creativity in higher education. How can we expect students to be creative and innovative future scientists if they don't get opportunities to learn from experimenting. When we control the content we reduce the opportunities for this to occur.

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Stanford University and Khan Academy use flipped classroom for medical education | Inside Higher Ed

Stanford University and Khan Academy use flipped classroom for medical education | Inside Higher Ed | Science Education | Scoop.it
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Heard of flipping your classroom? This article is about flipping an entire program!

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Ideas for Improving Science Education in the U.S.

Ideas for Improving Science Education in the U.S. | Science Education | Scoop.it
Science Times asked 19 experts, “If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be?”
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Great article, suggesting ways we can start to disrupt the status quo in how we teach science that translate to the Canadian context as well.

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The process of transforming an advanced lab course: Goals, curriculum, and assessments | Browse - American Journal of Physics

The process of transforming an advanced lab course: Goals, curriculum, and assessments | Browse - American Journal of Physics | Science Education | Scoop.it
A thoughtful approach to designing and improving labs, particularly at the advanced level, is critical for the effective preparation of physics majors for professional work in industry or graduate school.
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A great article on the process of redesigning senior-level lab courses. This article focuses on a physics lab course but the process is transferable to any lab course.

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Understanding Science: An overview

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This website is full of good ideas for teaching science - including ideas and examples of science lessons appropriate to college/university teaching.

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Study finds choice of major most influenced by quality of intro professor | Inside Higher Ed

Study finds choice of major most influenced by quality of intro professor | Inside Higher Ed | Science Education | Scoop.it
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Make Just One Change

Make Just One Change | Science Education | Scoop.it
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A great book on teaching and learning. This book describes teaching techniques that get students to learn to ask their own questions about what they are leraning. Ultimately this is about creating the conidtions in our classrooms that allow students to devleop the sought after skills of  science inquiry, critical thinking and self-directed learning.

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The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore - Wired Science

The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore - Wired Science | Science Education | Scoop.it
How many of these outrageous scientific theories do you think are real? http://t.co/fKMFl0e9tp

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Leslie Reid's comment, August 11, 2013 7:46 PM
There are great stories in this article that could be used for teaching in the science classroom. Get students to discuss one of these now debunk theories and have to explain why they aren't viable and what the evidence supports their claims. Some of them are just plain funny too!
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University of Minnesota Embraces Experiential Science Teaching Paradigms

University of Minnesota Embraces Experiential Science Teaching Paradigms | Science Education | Scoop.it
The University of Minnesota is abandoning the traditional teaching methods of yesterday in favor of providing students with interactive and technology-laden instruction in the science disciplines.

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U.S. Science Education: Where's the Beef? | Science/AAAS | News

U.S. Science Education: Where's the Beef? | Science/AAAS | News | Science Education | Scoop.it
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The sentiment of this article 'science curriculms are a mile wide and an inch deep' rings true for higher education undergraduate curriculums as well.

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Nature in Focus: Using Short Videos to Teach Science

Nature in Focus: Using Short Videos to Teach Science | Science Education | Scoop.it
In this lesson we offer several ways you can use short science videos in The New York Times in your teaching.
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Great videos and questions that can be used to seed discussions in science lectures.

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Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say

Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say | Science Education | Scoop.it
A study of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain.
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Some food for thought before you commit to flipping your classroom. The authors of this article advocate for a 'flipped flipped classroom'. The timing of when the inquiry learning activity takes place may play a role in learning and retention of information.

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Course evaluations: the good, the bad and the ugly | University Affairs

Course evaluations: the good, the bad and the ugly | University Affairs | Science Education | Scoop.it
A Q&A with University of Toronto educational developer Pamela Gravestock.
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This report came out in 2008 and is still relevent to the challenges and concerns faculty members face around course evaluations. With recommendations on how to responsibly collect and use student course evaluations.

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Essay on lessons learned from the start of a college teaching career | Inside Higher Ed

Essay on lessons learned from the start of a college teaching career | Inside Higher Ed | Science Education | Scoop.it
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The author has great insights on teaching in higher education, applicable no matter what subject you are teaching.

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What is grit? Angela Duckworth says it can predict success | TED Talks Education | PBS

What is grit? Angela Duckworth says it can predict success | TED Talks Education | PBS | Science Education | Scoop.it
What is the best predictor of success? "Grit," says Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth. What is grit? Find out in her TED Talk and take the grit test yourself.
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Thought provoking research on the idea of grit being a necessary charactistic to succeed academically.

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What the Best College Students Do — Ken Bain | Harvard University Press

What the Best College Students Do — Ken Bain | Harvard University Press | Science Education | Scoop.it
The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do?
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This is the best book I've read all summer on teaching and learning. It explores what characteristics and behaviors are embodied by students who flourish college and beyond, despite their backgrounds and experiences prior to college. Reading it as a teacher, I was reminded of how we have the ability to create the conditions in our classroom that allow students to develop the characteristics of successful learners described in the book.

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Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology (Paperback) - Routledge

Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology (Paperback) - Routledge | Science Education | Scoop.it
Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the twenty-first century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment.

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Is teaching an art or a science?

Is teaching an art or a science? | Science Education | Scoop.it
Professor Daniel Willingham suggests that: Education is about changing the world, while science is about describing the world.  Daniel concludes that teaching is neither an art nor a science, but m...

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Tyler Hallstrom's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:19 PM

Interesting insight on the philosophy of teaching.

Leslie Reid's comment, August 11, 2013 7:44 PM
An interesting article that explores one of the great misconceptions about teaching: is it art or science? And helps illustrate that there is a science behind the practice of teaching, but professors need the ability to adapt them in unique and creative ways to the classroom.
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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Science Education | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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A great tool for explaining challenging concepts to your students all the while creating a file that can be shared with others and used again.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM
Looks interesting,thanks.
Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way.