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0. Promo Video 1. It Has to Make Sense Psychologist Abigail Baird explains why neuroscience research should be understandable. 2.
In an article in the The Palm Beach News , science teachers discovered that when they threw out the recommended science inquiry and hands on activities, their students improved their scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). I am not writing this as a protest against these science teachers. They know their students better than you and I, but I want to use this case as a way to talk about the Collateral Damage (as described by Sharon Nichols & David Berliner in their book ) caused by high-stakes testing. The teachers explained that they believed that using technology (Powerpoint presentations), and demonstrations, they could teach the content better than if the students spent time doing hands on activities, that they claimed were viewed by the students as “play time.”
by Will Roby Education blogs are some of my favorite blogs to read. Generally, teachers, librarians, and educators are some of the better writers in the blog universe, and since research and libraries are near and dear to my heart, I'm always fascinated by the stories and links these bloggers provide. Here are 100 of the best education blogs online, categorized and with mini reviews. If you can't find the educational tools and stories you're looking for from among these 100 great blogs, you may be out of luck.
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The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators A comprehensive introduction to using technology in all K-12 classrooms. There are teachers around the world who want to use technology in their classrooms, but they’re just not sure where to start.
Showing science videos and the occasional Hollywood film in the classroom is an innovative way to demonstrate science concepts and expose common misconceptions while providing a thought provoking change of pace for students. Below is a catalog of science movie worksheets and video guides. Site has many video worksheets and movie guides that go along with popular science movies on DVD/VHS. The collection was generously contributed by other teachers.
Online Productivity Tools Google Docs is an easy-to-use online word processor that enables you to create, store, share, and collaborate on documents with your science and math students. You can even import any existing document from Word and Simple Text. You can work from anywhere and with any computer platform to access your documents. Considering the versatility of Google Docs, there are many ingenious ways teachers use this free online program with students. Here are just a few: