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Inquiry Based Learning in Math and Science with iPads – iPads in Education

Inquiry Based Learning in Math and Science with iPads – iPads in Education | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it

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The Power Of I Don't Know

The Power Of I Don't Know | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it

"A driving strategy that serves students–whether pursuing self-knowledge or academic content–is questioning. Questioning is useful as an assessment strategy, catalyst for inquiry, or “getting unstuck” tool. It can drive entire unit of instruction as an essential question. In other words, questions transcend content, floating somewhere between the students and their context."


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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 24, 2015 12:56 PM

añada su visión ...

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, September 25, 2015 9:53 AM

Excellent advice.

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LinkEngineering - Homepage

LinkEngineering - Homepage | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
http://k12.rackspace3.diamax.com

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John Spiegel's curator insight, September 4, 2015 10:03 AM

Here is a new resource for educators interesting in bringing engineering to their classroom.

Marie Bobias Bacher's curator insight, November 4, 2015 2:03 PM

New resource for teachers on Engineering

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The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Science in 2014-2015

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Science in 2014-2015 | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Looking to invigorate your science curriculum and teaching this year? Help Teaching’s team of teachers understands the time and commitment it takes to prepare meaningful science classes and lab activities, not to mention stay up-to-date with the latest scientific advances. We have gathered links to over 50 of our favorite resources to help support rookie and veteran science teachers and homeschooling parents alike during the 2014-2015 school year and beyond.
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Encouraging Student Reflection through Unit Trackers

Encouraging Student Reflection through Unit Trackers | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Encouraging Student Reflection through Unit Trackers by Bridget Adam As I add years and experience onto my teaching belt, I have become more reflective of my practice.   I challenge myself to try n...

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
The World Library of Science aims to provide students with free access to the latest science information as well as a hub to connect with peers.

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Natale Giordano's curator insight, November 14, 2014 10:37 AM

E' on line la Biblioteca Mondiale delle Scienze

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:06 AM

Biblioteca de Ciencias UNESCO

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#bc20 Post 3: formative assessment with Kidblog

#bc20 Post 3: formative assessment with Kidblog | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
I have been using Kidblog the last three years. Their iPad app makes posting and commenting seamless for my first graders. Each one of my first graders has his/her very own blog to share and document...

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5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards -- THE Journal

5 Tech Tools for the Next Generation Science Standards -- THE Journal | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
“ An education futurist shares his favorite software and hardware to help teach the NGSS.”
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8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Last month, I attended a Back to School Night for parents, sitting through presentation after presentation by teachers, some with slides that helped make their presentation a delight to listen to, and others . . . well, that's why I'm writing this blog post. The goal of a classroom presentation is to aid you in effectively conveying information in a way that allows students (or their parents) to remember what you said. Unfortunately, for some, the presentation becomes a crutch, and they begin to rely on the slides to tell their story, rather than to help them tell the story. I've been creating presentations using software like PowerPoint and KeyNote for 20 years, and I've learned a lot about how to most effectively communicate. Here's what I've found. 1. Use as Many Slides as You Need
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Popplet in the Classroom and Setting Up a Global Online Community | Poppletrocks!

Popplet in the Classroom and Setting Up a Global Online Community | Poppletrocks! | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Read our interview with Kinderchat co-founder Heidi Echternacht on using Popplet in the Kinder Classroom and how she worked to set up a global online community

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SimonFisher's curator insight, August 29, 2013 4:30 PM

Examples of how Popplet has been used in Nursery classrooms

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5 Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids about Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids about Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it

"Teaching kids how to code is no brainer, there are now several digital platforms where learners get to learn everything about coding from the basics to the advanced levels and without having to pay a dime. I personally learned about HTML and CSS coding through an online website called W3schools and never had any course at school or paid anybody to teach me. I am not an HTML expert now but at least I can tweak my blog template, add widgets, write codes for tables, chart and several other commands."


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Alyssa Smith's curator insight, August 27, 2013 5:07 PM

iPad apps educational technology

Dean J. Fusto's comment, August 27, 2013 10:42 PM
I just read an article about a Boston independent school who have adopted coding classes as part of a graduation requirement. Is this starting to become a trend in K-12?
Sego's comment, August 28, 2013 4:08 AM
Sure, We probably need to replace the obsolete requirements by new trends like this.
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5 Close Reading Activities for Pre-Readers

5 Close Reading Activities for Pre-Readers | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
submitted by Mary Catherine from Fun-A-Day.com In my preschool class, we read so many books!  I love sharing stories with the kiddos, and they really get into the books too.  While reading new book...

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:04 PM

Close Reading for prereaders....What do you think?

Anita Vance's comment, September 19, 2013 10:19 AM
Very nicely presented - ideas that can extend beyond the book! Thanks for sharing!
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Computer Safety for Kids & Teens

Computer Safety for Kids & Teens | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it

By Emma Kavanagh

 

The Internet provides us with an abundant amount of educational information, entertainment, and can connect us with people throughout the entire world. As wonderful as the Internet can be, it can also be a dangerous place for children and teens. When using the Internet, one must be careful about sharing any form of personal information because unfortunately the Internet can be a platform for cyber criminals to target kids, teens, and young adults. The most common types of criminals found on the web include (online predators), identity thieves, cyberbullies, and hackers. In order to protect your children and loved to the fullest extent one must take all the necessary precautions when using a computer.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:45 PM

Solid advice from writer Emma Kavanagh on Internet safety.  Article includes an extensive list of references!!

Thomas Holmes's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:57 AM

Much needed

Danielle hart's curator insight, September 7, 2015 10:16 PM

Good info to know 

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What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective? | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Homework can be an effective way of making the information stick so long the amount doesn't surpass the point of diminishing returns. Uncover some common myths

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Obtaining, Evaluating & Communicating NGSS

John Graves addresses the issue of teacher conceptual change related to the 3 dimensions of NGSS. This podcast examines conceptual change related to the ...

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Introducing Engineering Design with Picture Books

Introducing Engineering Design with Picture Books | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
I have discovered that picture books are a great way to introduce students (and adults) to Engineering Design in the Next Generation Science Standards.

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An Elementary Journey to the Next Generation Science Standards: Interactive Notebooks with Training Wheels

An Elementary Journey to the Next Generation Science Standards: Interactive Notebooks with Training Wheels | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Interactive Science Notebooks (with training wheels) by Eric Cromwell http://t.co/1xAtewd6Ca #elemsci #death2worksheets #NGSS

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Developing Systems to Encourage Reflection, Growth, and Mastery

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Developing Systems to Encourage Reflection, Growth, and Mastery by Michaela Duggan In her recent post, Bridget Adam talked about a tracking system she was implementing. In science we use a similar ...

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Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management

Training the Brain to Listen: A Practical Strategy for Student Learning and Classroom Management | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have

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7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom

7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
7 Myths About Rigor In The Classroom by Barbara Blackburn, author of Rigor is not a 4-Letter Word Despite all the research, there are seven myths about rigor that are often heard. Let’s look at...

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Inquiry Based Learning in Math and Science with iPads – iPads in Education

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Next Generation: 5 Ways Science Classes Will Change

Next Generation: 5 Ways Science Classes Will Change | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
New standards will mean less memorization, more thinking in science class, say supporters. Even so, critics worry the standards for STEM classes will dumb down science education.

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Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days

Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it

"School is just about to start, or has already started, and you have been armed with iPads for this year. Whether your students will be 1:1 or you have access to a handful of shared devices, the expectation now exists that these tools will be put to good use. So now what? How do you get started? What can you do in the first five days of school to get going on the right foot?"


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:10 PM

A great way to set expectations for students when using iPads in the classroom.  Using these 5 steps will ensure students understand what they are to use the iPads for in the classroom.

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iPad in Education: Great Kindergarten Case Study

iPad in Education: Great Kindergarten Case Study | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Talk about a great endorsement – they just don’t get any better than this. Just in case you can’t read the quite text on the image above, here it is: For the first time in 22 years of teaching, 100...

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AsapSCIENCE - Videos on how things work

AsapSCIENCE - Videos on how things work | Lower Elementary Science Instruction & Technology Use | Scoop.it
Your weekly dose of fun and interesting science. Created by: Mitchell Moffit (@mitchellmoffit) Gregory Brown (@whalewatchmeplz) CONTACT asapscience[at]gmail[...

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