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  1. Nov 2018
    1. Reblogged this on David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Education.

      Power to the reblogging community. I'm sure Larry Cuban appreciates his work being enjoyed just as the students may tend to feel when they see their peers' input and support on their thoughts

    2. A ding sounds as each group sends in their analogy. Their analogy appears on the screen.

      I love the group involvement and coming to agreements. This is definitely representative of the secondary curriculum I want operating in my classroom.

    3. diversify what they teach

      I like what Larry has mentioned here about diversifying what they teach and learn. I can see how this would encourage more conversation than if the teacher was to simply prompt students verbally. The technology probably entices them to answer/ engage more often.

    4. I see a professional teacher and engaged students rather than the tech driving the class forward.

      This is a great observation by Alice in Pa, which embodies how I want technology to function in my classroom.

    5. Go to socrative.com

      Okay, its possible I retract my statement about games! This site is cool. I will use restraint!

    6. She then flashes on the screen a three minute animated video on “Genes, DNA, and Chromosomes.” As the video plays, I scan the room and see that about half are taking notes as they watch. I do not see any student that appears to be off-task, looking secretly at smart phone in their laps, etc. Sensing that the video, while catchy with its animation, may have not stuck with students, she runs it again. Many students are now taking notes.

      I like that she used the video to supplement but first had the students review a picture and interpret it for themselves.

    1. “There’s a pedagogical danger that students won’t develop open-ended skills from an animated dissection, that it doesn’t have the genetic variety we find in animals,” says Brian R. Shmaefsky, a professor of biology at Kingswood College in Houston and the secretary-treasurer of the National Association of Biology Teachers. “But for teachers dealing with student and parental complaints about animals, I’m for technology like that in the classroom.”

      I too am concerned however I also think it is also important for students to overcome the unknown and feared.

    2. the technology saves school districts thousands of dollars, allows students to do multiple dissections on the same creature and get immediate feedback about what they did right or wrong, and ensures a safer enviornment for dissections.

      Saving money, I guess that can often be vital for schools but is there a way to get more money so kids can do more!? Probably not huh?

    3. Or they’ll use a Web camera and integrate graphics to produce weather reports, which they post online as podcasts.

      What a cute idea! This is also a great way to encourage collaboration and teamwork. I'm sure organizing the meteorological team was just as crazy as making stop motion at Maplewood but just as rewarding!

    4. educators need to do much more than just show off the latest gizmo to make technology effective.

      yes, just using "gizmos" is not enough. technology must be integrated

    5. Some are downloading real data

      This is useful utilization of technology inn my opinion. I also like how the students are rotating stations to use several medias and to sustain stimulation.

    1. What We Do For Scientists PlantingScience is a simple, effective and efficient avenue for outreach, and to share the passion for what you do with burgeoning young scientists and citizens.

      I like that they remind us that the mentors are getting something genuine out of this partnership too ;)

    2. student-centered plant investigations that integrate scientific practices and big ideas in biology that meet the guidelines in the Next Generation Science Standards and other 21st century education standards

      Comforting to know that standards don't have to mean boring!

    1. PlantingScience Staff We like how this mentor is encouraging the students to think ahead.

      This demonstrates just how feasible connecting becomes with a resource like a blog. The mentor can instantaneously and casually respond. This can really make a student feel special and committed by getting expert advice.

    1. Sharing information and ideas to improve thinking for all is a very important part of science.

      As it is for all parts of life. I love that this gets young scientists in the habit of collaborating because I think sometimes professional science can become proprietary.

    1. "I didn't want to turn it into a typical report you do in school," said Baker. "I wanted it to be a lot more exciting than that."A

      This is the inspiration I am searching for

    2. central repository for class notes, pictures, and extra credit assignments.

      The online repository evolved into the blog. The beauty of websites: bountiful space and limitless potential!

    3. sick of waiting by the photocopier to make handouts

      Saving time, our most valuable and limited resource in the classroom. And an added bonus, saving trees!

    1. Awesome post Noa! I never knew the music was such an essential part of our being. Well I did some research and I found a ted talk about how music effects people. This ted talk proved that humans... The Biology of Music · 6 year

      Nice to see the student's perspective. I see the students taking ownership and gaining that confidence in their own expertise as described by Jill Walker Rettberg, Blogging as a Tool for Reflection and Learning

    1. blog is called Rebecca’s Pocket. In her oft-cited essay “Weblogs: a history and perspective”, she writes about how blogging not only helped her gain knowledge about herself and her own interests, blogging actually led her to value more highly her own opinion and her own point of view. Partly, this was because she carefully considered her ideas as she wrote.

      This demonstrates how blogging is one of those informal yet vital places where people become great writers.