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The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses

The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Here are five foundational elements of a brain-friendly eLearning courses.

1. Emotion

 

2. Repetition

 

3. Creation

 

4. Multi-sensory

 

5. Real context

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Important considerations when developing online science curriculum. The multi-sensory element especially is important as students need to engage in all forms, not just reading text online.

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It's all about engagement and creating an environment for learning.
Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources
Helpful content for establishing your online science course compiled by a 9-12 online science teacher.
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Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun | Video on TED.com

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand.
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Reflect on how you might make science fun online! What tools, resources, activities will students do or engage in? How can you minimize reading online?

 

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Kathy Schrock's Support Pages

Pins to the support pages for my presentations!
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Kathy Schrock is well-known for applying educational technology tools. This  Pinterest page provides guides for various tools that can be used in online teaching. Consider following her and other educators on Pinterest to find more resources.

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ChemCollective

ChemCollective | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Chemistry
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Resources are focused on Chemistry and include labs, scenarios, activities, tutorials, and assessments. Great place to find supplemental materials for online content.

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Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?: Scientific American

Science 2.0: Great New Tool, or Great Risk?: Scientific American | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Wikis, blogs and other collaborative web technologies could usher in a new era of science. Or not.
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How is and does Web 2.0 affect current science research? This article present the pros and the possible cons to innovations in science research due to today's technologies. Consider how this may impact your teaching of science and how you might incorporate this into your content.

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9 Awesome Group Text Messaging Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Awesome Group Text Messaging Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
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Texting seems to be the communication mode of choice for online students. These tools can be used to communicate reminders to check in with your class.

 

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5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic

5 Online Discussion Tips For Students - Edudemic | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Students are online all day long. Here are a few ways to keep them civil: just a few online discussion tips for students to keep the conversation going.
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Online discussion will be an important mode of collaboration and communication for your students. It is important to teach your students how to properly engage in discussion and to provide expectations at the beginning of the term. This article provides tips for students in participation and can be adapted for your setting.

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Great Science Links

EdTechTeacher provides professional development services to teachers, schools, districts, and administrators.
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Provides technology resources for teaching science in all subject areas. These are key to integrate into online science curriculum.

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How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math

How to Teach with Technology: Science and Math | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Check out these tips from students and educators for high tech teaching:

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In former teacher T.J. Fletcher's honors chemistry class at Eagan High School, in Eagan, Minnesota, students worked
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The digital tools and examples presented in this article are applied in a traditional teaching setting; however, they can easily be adapted to online.

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Using Google Drive to Create Surveys for Your Students

Using Google Drive to Create Surveys for Your Students | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Creating surveys for students is easy and free with Google Drive.  By creating a "Form" from scratch or by using a template, you can have an easy way collect student and parent feedback/information...
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The ways that Google Drive can be used in online teaching are endless. This teacher outlines the use of Google Drive as a way to survey and gain information about students. This is an important technique for the beginning of a term and throughout.

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
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As an online teacher, you will most likely by creating some or all of the curriculum and content for your students. Images and graphics are important to include in your content in order to add character and engagement; however, these items must be properly licensed. Creative commons provides an easy to use search for images that online teachers should utilize.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

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Check out these websites for interactive tools and websites that can be integrated into online curriculum.

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Blogs And Wikis In Teaching And Learning

Blogs and Wikis in Teaching and Learning Kenneth Gerard Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology National University of Singapore
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Blogs and wikis provide a mode for teaching, reflecting, and learning in online education. Particularly in science, examples of blog or wiki use could relate to an interactive science notebook and include images, reflections, conclusions, and questions related to content.

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Science News for Kids

Science News for Kids | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Publication of the Society for Science & the Public
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Provides relevant news articles pertaining to a variety of science topics. Online science teachers can use these articles and topics for a basis of discussion, as well as, connecting students to relevant and current happenings in science.

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Rethinking Teaching & Learning in a Networked Reality

Presentation for ECMP 355, January 2010.
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Important considerations for online teaching and in establishing your online environment for students.

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Watch Free Sample Videos - Math, Science, English, Test Prep - Brightstorm

Watch Free Sample Videos - Math, Science, English, Test Prep - Brightstorm | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Time-saving Homework Help Videos in Math (Algebra 1-2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus) & Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology); SAT, ACT, AP & PSAT
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Video lessons in all areas of science. These videos are short and include a transcript which is helpful for accessibility online. Teachers can use these videos to help guide their own instruction, to provide alternative learning modes for students, or to supplement lessons.

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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Tutorials for all subjects. These can be particularly helpful in teaching the steps for solving math related problems in science courses. Use as an instructional tool or a supplemental tutorials for students needed more assistance or advanced topics.

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Teaching and Learning Earth Science with ArcGIS Online

Teaching and Learning Earth Science with ArcGIS Online: Silent movie containing numerous demos aimed at introducing you to the ease and power of using ArcGIS...
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Interactive tool for online earth science.

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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Consider podcasting as way to personalize your role as an online teacher and to provide students an alternative way to submit lessons or activities. This article summarizes ten projects that students could complete using podcasting. How might you modify one of these to fit your science curriculum?

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The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses

The Building Blocks of Brain-friendly eLearning Courses | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Here are five foundational elements of a brain-friendly eLearning courses.

1. Emotion

 

2. Repetition

 

3. Creation

 

4. Multi-sensory

 

5. Real context

 

 

 

 

 

 


Via k3hamilton, Dennis T OConnor
Hanna Coleman's insight:

Important considerations when developing online science curriculum. The multi-sensory element especially is important as students need to engage in all forms, not just reading text online.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, June 30, 2013 7:51 PM
It's all about engagement and creating an environment for learning.
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Students Want More Mobile Devices In Classroom -- InformationWeek

Students Want More Mobile Devices In Classroom -- InformationWeek | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Nine in 10 elementary, middle and high school students believe mobile devices will change the way kids learn, Pearson survey finds.
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This news article outlines survey results showing that mobile devices and their use will greatly impact education. The implications for online teaching are important to consider as you are creating activities for students. In addition, the survey noted that math and science students may be more likely to use technology.

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Google Drive – Adding drive to teaching, learning and research » Teaching Matters @ SU

Google Drive – Adding drive to teaching, learning and research » Teaching Matters @ SU | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
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Steps for getting started in Google Drive. Collaboration in online teaching and learning is essential.

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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS)

The case study method of teaching applied to college science teaching, from The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Although aimed at higher education settings, these case studies can be adapted for high school science. Case studies are a way to integrate real-life situations and problems, promoting high student interest. Adapting the curriculum to the online setting may include discussion, synchronous or asynchronous, collaboration, and a final product.

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Faculty eCommons 8 Effective Practices for Teaching Science 100% Online » Faculty eCommons

Faculty eCommons 8 Effective Practices for Teaching Science 100% Online » Faculty eCommons | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Online science education may be at a fork in the road, but its creative and resourceful leaders are lighting the path to ensure we’re headed toward quality and improvement.
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This article provides practical tips and applications for teaching science online - - from activities to tools to organizing your class.

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Using Skype as a Tool to Teach Online Science (LabPaq) Laboratories

Using Skype as a Tool to Teach Online Science (LabPaq) Laboratories | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
By Dr. James W. Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Science, Ocean County College During the Fall Semester of 2011 I began using Skype as a teaching tool with students having difficulties with thei...
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Video tools need to be utilized by the online science teacher. This article outlines the use of Skype, which is one tool that can be used to instruct or meet synchronously with students. It is important for the online learner to make connections with the teacher.

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PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations | Teaching Online Science: Tools and Resources | Scoop.it
Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages.
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Fabulous resource for online simulations in all science areas. These simulations can be used as substitute for traditional science labs and are often accompanied by teacher created lab guides and keys. The simulations are free and can be embedded into Moodle.

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