50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. Study: Religious and Superstitious People Struggle to Understand the Physical World People who believe in God or the supernatural don’t quite understand the physical world, claims a new study from researchers at the University of Helsinki. The Finnish scientists also concluded that not only did they not understand nature and the biological world clearly, religious people tended to anthropomorphize, ascribing human qualities like feelings to inanimate objects such as rocks, wind and the like. They would agree with statements like "stones sense the cold". “The more the participants believed in religious or other paranormal phenomena, the lower their intuitive physics skills, mechanical and mental rotation abilities, school grades in mathematics and physics, and knowledge about physical and biological phenomena were… and the more they regarded inanimate targets as mental phenomena," wrote the study's co-authors Marjaana Lindeman and Annika Svedholm-Häkkinen. By "mental", they meant having human-like thoughts and spirit.
SETDA - Case Studies 2012 Under current and prior incarnations of the the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), Congress granted the U.S. Department of Education specific responsibility to support states and school districts to improve student academic achievement through the use of technology. In 2010, the Obama Administration released its blueprint for the reauthorization of ESEA and in parallel ceased requesting federal budget support for educational technology programs in continuous operation since 1994. In that same year, the U.S. Department of Education made grants under the Race to the Top Assessment program to assist states in developing next generation assessments in grades 3 through 12 in mathematics and English language arts to be delivered online and administered via computer.
Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude Grammar Instruction with Attitude Home • Terms • Exercises • MOOC • Handouts • Presentations • Videos • Rules • About • Shop • Feedback ©1997 - 2017 by Robin L. SimmonsAll Rights Reserved. valid html 25 TED Talks Perfect For Classrooms The 50 Best Sources of Free STEM Education Online 12.05K Views 0 Likes Colleges, universities, and other educational forums in your community can be excellent places to learn more about a variety of STEM topics, but there is also a wealth of educational material available on the web for those who prefer to learn at their own pace or take a more individual approach. It's Time to Revolutionize Education — The Mission — Medium The world has radically changed in the last two centuries, yet the way schools prepare our children has remained largely static. It is still modeled on the needs of the industrial age. When you look at today's school, it is still pretty much organized like an assembly line: ringing bells, separate classrooms for each subject, unidirectional transference of knowledge, learning by age group. This outdated model reflects the cultural biases at that time; it is based on questionable assumptions. For example, is it valid to assume that students should be grouped in a similar age bracket?
Examples of Technology Integration with Young Children Key Messages When used intentionally and appropriately, technology and interactive media are effective tools to support learning and development. Intentional use requires early childhood teachers and administrators to have information and resources regarding the nature of these tools and the implications of their use with children. Limitations on the use of technology and media are important. Special considerations must be given to the use of technology with infants and toddlers. Make your own Word Search with Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker! Skip Discover Education Main Navigation Forgot username or password? Passcode/Create New User Help