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Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?

Who Says Math Has to Be Boring? | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
It’s time to overhaul the way math and science are taught. (full-page editorial in @NYTimes "Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?
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ScienceWerkz® Science Education Apps Win Education Software Review ... - PR Web (press release)

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ScienceWerkz® Science Education Apps Win Education Software Review ...
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San Diego-based Werkz Publishing Inc.
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Social Learning for Science Education: Spongelab

Social Learning for Science Education: Spongelab | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it

The field of educational technology has had the seemingly unending potential for producing passionate, enthusiastic individuals. No more so than partner and co-founder of the multi-award winning online interactive science platform, Spongelab, Jeremy Friedburg.  His development of this platform for exploring science content comes from his passion for game based and social learning, and the mantra ‘learning through play’.


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New Educational Science Video Collection Released

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On September 25, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, will introduce Model Organisms I— the third collection in JoVE's Science Education database.

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Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy

Wonderful iPad Apps to Teach Kids about Astronomy | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
"Today I am taking you into the vast and mysterious realm of the outer space to discover and learn about its wonders, of course not in spaceship!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 31, 2013 10:28 AM

Geeky-cool stuff. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 5, 2013 10:15 AM

Hot chocolate and a star party work too.

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning Recently we took at look at the phases of inquiry-based learning through a framework, and even apps that were conducive to inquiry-based learning on the iPad.

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What is the flipped classroom?

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"Just what it sounds like: a learning model in which the classic structure does a somersault and lands upside down.  Your first thought: that seems painful.  Actually no – it provides a welcome new perspective.

 

"In more concrete terms:  Students use digital tools to listen to lectures and review resources on their own time.  In class, they work together on activities and concepts – with the help of the teacher – putting what they’ve learned into practice, and oftentimes learning from each other.  Getting started with the flipped classroom can be harder than it looks. In this guide, you’ll learn how and why schools are encouraging teachers to give it a try."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

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"One of the leading causes of students disengaging, withdrawing, or getting angry is teachers trying to control them."

"One of the leading causes of students disengaging, withdrawing, or getting angry is teachers trying to control them." | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
There's a difference between controlling your classroom and controlling students.

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Ideas for Improving Science Education

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If you could make one change to improve science education in the United States, what would it be? Science Times asked that question of 19 Americans — scientists, educators, students — with a stake in the answer.

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Teaching Nonfiction Reading Skills in the Science Classroom

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I'd share a few handouts that I've been using in class this year to teach nonfiction reading skills in my sixth grade science classroom.

 

Each lesson is tied directly to a standard in the Common Core Literacy in History, Science and Technical Subjects


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Richard Krause's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:23 PM

Super important skill for secondary success.  Glad to see an emphasis on it in the Common Core

lbligen's curator insight, August 4, 2013 4:36 PM

Nonfiction strategies that include close reading.

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Ten Websites for Science Teachers

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Eric Brunsell is Assistant Professor of Science Education @ UW-Oshkosh. He is the facilitator of Edutopia's STEM group, and a regular blogger for Edutopia. You can follow him on Twitter @brunsell.

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Nature in Focus: Using Short Videos to Teach Science - New York Times (blog)

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Nature in Focus: Using Short Videos to Teach Science New York Times (blog) Science teachers frequently scour the Web for short videos, knowing they can be powerful tools for demonstrating hard-to-explain concepts and piquing students' interest in...
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National Center for Science Education Unveils New Blog to Combat ...

National Center for Science Education Unveils New Blog to Combat ... | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
The National Center for Science Education has just unveiled its new blog dedicated to “Defending the Teaching of Evolution & Climate Science.” It features Barbara Forrest and Eugenie Scott, which should be enough of an ...
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What a geologist can teach us about better science education - The Seattle Times (blog)

What a geologist can teach us about better science education - The Seattle Times (blog) | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
What a geologist can teach us about better science education
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In addition to his geology work, Linneman plays an important role in helping to teach K-12 student-teachers how to teach science in an engaging way.
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Amazing Science: Education and Learning Postings

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Education in Science is a collection of resources for learners. Resources include videos and interactives that help scientific learners find out about the different fields of science and make connections to what they are learning in school, college or university.


Lessons are inquiry based and encourage exploration in life science, physical science, earth science and technology/innovation. We are at a point where almost everyone has a computer at home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries where anyone can ask any question and be given answers.


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Smithsonian Science Education Center

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"Created through a unique partnership between the Smithsonian Institution and the National Academies in 1985, the Smithsonian Science Education Center is committed to improving "the learning and teaching of science in school districts in the United States and throughout the world." The materials on the site are divided into areas that include Books & Kits, Innovation & Leadership, and Smithsonian. In the Books & Kits area, visitors can browse through a number of lesson plans, fact sheets, and other educational materials designed to help students learn about 20 different topics, including technology, geology, botany, and meteorology. The Innovation & Leadership area provides access to resources on increasing diversity in the science classroom and improving K-8 science education. The website is rounded out by a range of social media links where visitors can keep tabs on new additions to the site."


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30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms

30 Apps Perfect For BYOD Classrooms | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
BYOD classrooms can address a number of issues. It can solve the problem of not having enough (or any) devices for your classroom. It can enable students to do web-based work when they might not have otherwise been able to.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 8, 2013 4:39 PM

This article shows us some apps that seem to play nice with many different devices making them attractive to BYOD classrooms where educators have little control on what device is brought to the learning. Complete with a symbaloo page to click through and check them out!

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Project-Based Learning

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Discover how project-based learning teaches students to explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.


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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons

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“Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons http://t.co/eyqXO9Y2cT #edchat #edtech #edapps” @TCHSChemistry

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17 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom

17 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it

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betulbetul's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:41 PM

Prezi is awesome. It has a number of different template options and a modern way of making a presentation. Kids like it.

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:57 PM

Good beginners ideas for using Prezi with your students :0)

David Baker's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:51 AM

The Prezi show is a great resource for different teacher and student uses of Prezi as well as modeling quality thinking strategies such as ,"Zoom In", as described Making Thinking Visible.

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Survey Suggests Hurdles for Math, Science Teaching: "We have a lot of work to do..."

Survey Suggests Hurdles for Math, Science Teaching: "We have a lot of work to do..." | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it

"We have a lot of work to do in reorienting what we're doing in the classroom to achieve the [vision] of the common core."

 

"Many teachers say they do not feel well-equipped to plan lessons that meet the needs of students at varying levels of understanding."


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The Walking Dead Shuffles Into Science Education With Bolts, Brains, and a ... - Scientific American (blog)

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Guest Post: Science Education through Science Fiction - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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Guest Post: Science Education through Science Fiction
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One of our favorite guest contributors, John Romano is back to Sci-Ed! This week he tells us another story from his classroom, where he teaches science to high school kids.
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Guest: Time to start teaching new science standards for the next generation - The Seattle Times

Guest: Time to start teaching new science standards for the next generation - The Seattle Times | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
Guest: Time to start teaching new science standards for the next generation The Seattle Times They learn biology one year, chemistry the next year and perhaps physics after that — without the holistic integration that characterizes real scientific...
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BioStart program fosters science education - Shreveport Times

BioStart program fosters science education - Shreveport Times | The Teacher Lab | Scoop.it
BioStart program fosters science education
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He hopes that through the program, science education will be revitalized.
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