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NSTA: Freebies for Science Teachers

NSTA: Freebies for Science Teachers
GeneEd Added: Jul 14, 2017 Revisit the National Library of Medicine’s GeneEd for new resources. Targeted primarily for high school students and teachers, the website offers genetics education resources organized by Topics, Labs, Teacher Resources, Career Information, and Highlights (news). Recent additions to the Topics page include articles, interactive tutorials, and teacher resources for exploring the role of genetics in influencing behavior and identity and for exploring precision medicine and pharmacogenomics. (Precision medicine is a modern approach to health management in which treatment and prevention approaches are identified based on a person’s genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors; similarly, pharmacogenomics, part of precision medicine, examines how genes affect a person’s response to drugs.) To access the new materials, click on the Topics tab, go to Top Issues in Genetics, and select the links Genetics, Behavior and Identity, or Precision Medicine. Related:  K-12

80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives Many Open Education Resources (OER) have been introduced by governments, universities, and individuals within the past few years. OERs provide teaching and learning materials that are freely available and offered online for anyone to use. Whether you’re an instructor, student, or self-learner, you have access to full courses, modules, syllabi, lectures, assignments, quizzes, activities, games, simulations, and tools to create these components. While some OERs include OpenCourseWare (OCW) or other educational materials, they may also offer the means to alter those courses through editing, adding to those courses through publication, and the ability to shape the tools that share those resources. Additionally, they may maintain forums or other platforms where individuals can collaborate on building educational tools and documentation and the reach for those materials. This list is not all-inclusive, as resources that offer limited collaboration were excluded.

Teaching resources Teaching resources Science is an inspiring process of discovery that helps satisfy the natural curiosity with which we are all born. Unfortunately, traditional instruction that misrepresents science as a body of facts to be memorized and the process of science as a rigid 5-step procedure can deaden students' spirit of inquiry. Students should come away from our classrooms with an appreciation of the natural world — fascinated by its intricacies and excited to learn more. They should view and value science as a multi-faceted, flexible process for better understanding that world. Such views encourage life-long learning and foster critical thinking about everyday problems students face in their lives. Fortunately, fostering such understandings needn't require reorganizing your entire curriculum. Make it explicit: Key concepts regarding the nature and process of science should be explicitly and independently emphasized.

Explorer's Guide The PEEP and the Big Wide World Explorer's Guide, designed for early childhood classrooms, invites children and teachers to explore science in the world around them. Six units offer hands-on explorations that lead to rich science learning as well as lots of fun. Each unit features an animated PEEP story and related live-action video clips in both English and Spanish. Family Science letters — also in English and Spanish — encourage families to continue the exploration and learning at home. (PDF files can be viewed and printed using the free Adobe Reader.) Family Science Letters – 2MB PDF Share simple ideas for science play at home, along with recommended books and online activities. Introduction – 403KB PDF Welcome to the PEEP Explorer's Guide. Preschool Science: The PEEP Approach – 478KB PDF Learn about the PEEP approach to preschool science. Explore Shadows Outdoors, make shadows in the sunlight. Explore Water Explore Plants Indoors, plant seeds and bulbs and track their growth. Explore Color

Browse All Chelsea Cutting from Mount Gambier, South Australia, tells us about the real-world connections her students are able to make after using Illumination resources. Jan Gebert is an Illuminations lesson plan reviewer and instructor of professional and secondary education at East Stroudsburg University. So she definitely knows a thing or two about quality lessons. Illuminations asked her for her favorite out of our 600+ lessons. Deeanna Golden, a teacher of 24 years at F.M. Answers the questions, "When will I ever need to solve a system of equations?" Physical and virtual manipulatives are used to explore and discover conic sections by cutting a cone with a plane. Use a series of 3 hands-on activities to develop and reinforce students' understanding of hundredths as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Relate linear equations and graphs in a game of ships and attacks. Construct a scale drawing of a regulation dartboard using geometry and measurement.

Think. Learn. Innovate. Welcome to the Chemical Education Digital Library Open education materials for pre-Kindergarten to high school students I am a community moderator for opensource.com as well as a mother, a librarian, and a former public school teacher. When I began writing for this site over two years ago, it was due to my son's education and how both private and public schools were largely neglecting digital technology, global citizenship, and digital literacy. What I have discovered since exploring open source materials for children and teens is astonishing. The amount of open source materials is simply breathtaking. Every day more and more open source materials become available and accessible to all. Open source materials: where? A. Use the key search terms: teacher AND free AND resources 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Expand your search outside your local area, state, province, or country and the amount of free and open educational materials only increases. Note the line between what is considered open source and what is not is often gray for non open source purists. B. C. 1. 2. 3. D. E.

Study Guide Zone - Your Source for Online Study Guides ScienceDaily: News, Videos & Articles in Science, Health, Technology & Environment Children's search engines; 13 reviewed and assessed Introduction When searching the internet - particularly with children in mind, it's important to ensure that you can feel safe with what they are doing, and where they are going. There are a fair number of child friendly search engines available - at least, that's what they call themselves, so I decided to take a look at them to see what I thought of them. I choose a few terms that I was keen on trying out - ‘dogging’ which is a British term (I believe) for a certain type of sexual practice that generally takes place in car parks, blue tits - for obvious reasons, and schoolgirl - again for obvious reasons. Several engines use a variant of Google search with the safe search function on, so I thought it was best to try that first. Aga-Kids < A bright interface, with some categories and a word cloud. AOL Kids < Nice bright opening screen with the invitation to ‘find something awesome’ and links to interesting video articles. Yahoo! Summary.

Journals AERA publishes seven highly respected, peer- reviewed journals that feature the field’s leading research, including: AERA Open American Educational Research Journal Educational Researcher Review of Educational Research Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics Review of Research in Education Edheads - Activate Your Mind! Kids Search Engines EDITOR'S NOTE: For an updated look at search engines for children, see "Savvy Little Searchers: Kids' Search Engines" The services below are designed primarily to serve the needs of children, either in focus, or by filtering out sites that some parents and teachers might find inappropriate for kids. These usually include sites that deal with explicit sexual matters, porn sites, violence, hate speech, gambling and drug use. Scroll down for listings or jump directly to: Major Children's Guides - Filtering Options Other Children's Search Engines - Filtering and Blocking SoftwareRelated Articles Major Children's Guides & Directories The kid-safe directories below use human beings to filter out sites that might be considered objectionable for viewing by children. Ask Jeeves For Kids Ask Jeeves is a unique service where you enter a question, and Ask Jeeves tries to point you to the right web page that provides an answer. KidsClick! Yahooligans

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