Innovative program rethinks high school | EdSource November 3, 2014 | By Michelle Maitre | 2 Comments No bells ring at this high school, and you won’t find monitors roaming the halls or restless students asking fitfully for permission to use the restroom. But you might find biotechnology students cloning carrots in the lab, or see public policy students researching ballot propositions in preparation for a community-wide town hall forum they’re organizing, or watch a group of budding computer scientists hunched over a computer monitor, creating a video game they’ve designed from scratch. “We think we are a special place,” said Rick Watson, chief executive officer at the Center for Advanced Research and Technology. The center is a public high school program located in the Central Valley city of Clovis, where about 1,400 students a year participate in half-day career-based courses featuring cutting-edge technology and equipment. What makes CART unique isn’t only its approach, but also its composition. Research suggests the model is working.
GRAIL MoonKAM | GRAIL MoonKAM Click here to learn more about the GRAIL mission and what scientists are hoping to discover. Click here to find out why scientists are turning their attention to the Moon and what it would be like to walk on the lunar surface. Click here to read about lunar science, including the exciting discovery of water at the Moon's south pole. Request pictures from the GRAIL mission - you pick the location and GRAIL satellites snap the photo Click here to register your classroom for participation in the upcoming GRAIL mission. In 2011, NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission will launch twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the Moon to measure its gravity in unprecedented detail. Copyright © 2011 Sally Ride Science .
Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Lesson Plans Sample arts-integration presentations, lesson plans, quizzes, and other documents from various teachers and classes at Bates Middle School. Back to Top Professional-Development Presentations Professional-development presentations provided by Pat Klos, arts-integration specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Annapolis, Maryland Arts-Integration Templates Blank templates for arts-integration documents used at Bates Middle School Additional Documents from Bates Middle School Maryland Department of Education Arts-Integration Glossary Glossary of arts-integration terms provided by Maryland's Department of Education Useful Websites on Arts Integration Bates Middle School - school's website
Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age December 12, 2004 George Siemens Update (April 5, 2005): I've added a website to explore this concept at www.connectivism.ca Introduction Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism are the three broad learning theories most often utilized in the creation of instructional environments. Learners as little as forty years ago would complete the required schooling and enter a career that would often last a lifetime. “One of the most persuasive factors is the shrinking half-life of knowledge. Some significant trends in learning: Many learners will move into a variety of different, possibly unrelated fields over the course of their lifetime. Background Driscoll (2000) defines learning as “a persisting change in human performance or performance potential…[which] must come about as a result of the learner’s experience and interaction with the world” (p.11). Driscoll (2000, p14-17) explores some of the complexities of defining learning. Conclusion:
Radio 4 - So You Want To Be A Scientist? - The Experiments - Homing Snails Experiment - Snail Swapping Instructions Learning Ecosystems Global Warming Interactive Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science is a book written by Michael Nielsen and released in October 2011. It argues for the benefits of applying the philosophy of open science to research. Summary The following is a list of major topics in the book's chapters. appendix - The problem solved by the Polymath Project Reviews The Financial Times review said that the book was "the most compelling manifesto yet for the transformative power of networked science". References External links
Harvard Reference Generator Tool: Harvard/APA Referencing created for essays, reports and dissertations | Neil's Toolbox About This Tool If you're a student and have ever had to write Reports, Essays or a Thesis, you will have had to reference what you have used in your report. If you mention something that someone else has written, you need to give them credit by referencing their work. The Harvard Referencing System is one of the preferred layouts for these references. It is a relatively strict way of arranging the bibliographical information. This tool takes in the raw information - author, title, year of publication - and creates the reference in the correct form. You can then highlight and copy this into the bibliography section of your report. You then reference this next to the relevant section within your essay in the format (Author, Year) such as (Smith, 2005). e.g. Why have a Bibliography in an Essay or Report? A Bibliography is a list of the books (or other sources of information) that you consulted when writing an essay, report, thesis or dissertation.