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MASTER Tools
Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. All of our simulations and supporting curriculum materials are designed in accordance with the new National Science Education Standards and the National Math Education Standards. Instructional materials are currently available for GalaxSee, SimSurface, and the Fractal Microscope.

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Visible Thinking Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them Who is it for? Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K - 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools.

Sparticl Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts. But it's also a place where teens play a critical part – ranking content, sharing it, and recommending new content, all the while earning points and badges. Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Welcome to Classroom Resources--a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities. Most of these resources come from the National Science Digital Library (NSDL).

Science Education Assessment - CSSS Science Education Assessment Performance-Based Science Assessments Webinar On October 24, 2012 CSSS members offered a 90 minute webinar describing performance-based science assessments. The webinar featured presentations by Edys Quellmalz, WestEd; Lauren Monowar-Jones, OH; Gail Hall, VT; and Liz Buttner, CT. Due to technical complications the first part of the webinar was not successfully recorded. Catalyst Initiative Innovating approaches to STEM Education in science, technology, engineering, math, computer science, and other high tech 21st century skills (STEM+) is key to social innovation and economic opportunity. HP launched the Catalyst Initiative to explore how technology can be used to create powerful STEM+ learning experiences -- and the new HP Catalyst Academy offers a rich range of mini-courses that will assist teachers in implementing these innovations.

Siemens STEM - Grades 9,10,11,12 NASA Videos Promethean Resource Pack This resource pack contains six videos from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Videos in this pack include: Balloon - capillary action Hammer and feather on the moon Inside KC135 - zero gravity Newton's Cannon xFlight Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards Overview Authors James W. Pellegrino, Mark R. Two Great Resources for Science Teachers March 10, 2015 Below are two interesting science websites we learned about from Graphite. Both teachers and students can use them to access a wide variety of science resources including: project ideas in different areas of science, interactives, games, activities, lessons and many more. 1- The Lawrence Hall of Science The Lawrence Hall of Science provides a rich library of interactives covering different scientific phenomena. Students can use them in hands-on activities to design, test, and discover amazing things about science.

Instruction Professional Development Quality Review Rubric-The Ohio Science Quality Review Rubric provides criteria by which to evaluate the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to Ohio’s New Learning Standards. The Ohio rubric is modeled after the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units. It provides criteria to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units. Quality Review Rubric in Science Videos-These series of webinar videos demonstrate how to use the criteria in the Science Quality Review Rubric. Resources 10 Great Android Science Apps for Students June 3 , 2015 Explore the wonders of science with these Android apps specifically curated for kids, young learners and science enthusiasts. We selectively compiled this list to comprise what we think are among the best science apps out there. Using these apps, kids will get to engage with a variety of learning tasks involving different science phenomenon and covering various disciplines including: astronomy, human anatomy,biology, and many more. 1- Kids Measurement Science Lite “Young scientists learn to analyse the physical world by measuring across a variety of domains - time, size, weight and money. 5-8 year old kids measure length, weight, time and money in this science app using a tape, a scale, a clock and coins in 20 exercises.

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