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Supporting KS3 Science Edudemic is a superb resource to keep you up to date with the latest ideas, developments and to provide inspiration for using technology to enrich and enhance teaching and learning: About Edudemic: “Social media is making a big impact o­n education. The threading of new technology with old standards has created new and exciting opportunities for teachers, school administrators, and students. That’s the big question that Edudemic hopes to answer. Do you ever wonder how schools, universities, colleges, and large groups in general should use social media? Students are often early adopters, frequent users, and overall lovers of technology and social media.

Your must-have classroom toolkit - Resources - TES Connect Comment:3.8 average rating | Comments (52)Last Updated:17 March, 2014Section:Resources We’ve picked out a selection of must-have classroom management and lesson planning resources uploaded and rated by teachers. This list includes some of the most popular resources ever uploaded to the TES, some have been downloaded by more than 130,000 teachers! And they’re all free .. Simply follow the links to download the individual resources. Behaviour management and rewards Top 10 behaviour management tips Does exactly what it says on the box. Marbles Timer The world’s finest tidy-up timer based on marbles and jars. Reward stickers Praise reward stickers for early years and primary. Effort league table A whole class reward chart based on a football league table. Pirate ship reward chart Laminate these to create a wall-based game to track progress.. Reward wristband An unusual twist on the reward slip - a wristband that will undoubtedly be worn for days. More recommended behaviour resources Lesson planning

Tech Learning TL Advisor Blog and Ed Tech Ticker Blogs from TL Blog Staff – TechLearning.com 0 Comments May 8, 2009 By: Tech Learning Blog Staff May 8 Written by: 5/8/2009 12:42 AM ShareThis Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them in something fun and educational. First of all, PBL can be used in any classroom, in any subject, at any grade level. PBL does take planning. For instance, I teach physics and developed a project for my classes on structures and stress and strain. Another example of PBL is having the students research a topic and present it to the rest of the class through a multimedia presentation, website, or poster. Start small. Another idea for projects is to look at your school or community and see what they need. An idea I got from my wife (a Biology Education student) is to have students create a lesson for other students about a topic. PBL offers teachers a new way to have their students learn content as well as 21st century skills. Some web resources to get you started:

Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids Elmer's Teachers Club The Scientific Method: Experimentation Testing the Greenhouse Effect Judging Purpose and Hypothesis Research Selecting a Topic

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