The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku This post is part of the research project: Flashcards Reports released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long. And even the Summary for Policymakers, rather optimistically referred to as a “brochure,” is a dense 27 pages. What if we could communicate the essence of this important information in plain language and pictures? Well, that’s just what one Northwest oceanographer has done. The result is stunning, sobering, and brilliant. How did it come about? Johnson’s daughter, an artist, inspired him to try his hand at watercolors. When I got wind of it, I had to see it. Condensing to this degree is not how scientists typically operate. Interested in using Dr.
Harvard STEM Teaching Videos Posted on May 28th, 2013 by Mary Lord Looking for a way to make probability come to life in your multicultural math class and assess which students “got it?” How about a fun activity that gives high-school students a hands-on feel for fundamental calculus concepts and also meets state content standards? The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for for Astrophysics has compiled a digital video library full of curriculum-enhancing lessons, assessment tools, and case studies - all developed and used by teachers in their classrooms. These “Videos to Enhance Understanding and Teaching of K-12 Learning Goals,” as the project is called, feature: • Clinical Interviews of Student Ideas • Demonstrations of Phenomena • Case Studies of Instruction or Research • Interviews with Experts • Correlations to state and national curriculum standards Clips can be searched for in a variety of ways. The collection of 1,017 movies includes a range of topics. Among the “What’s the Point?”
Steps to Creating a Teacher-Powered School Guide | Teacher-Powered Schools Skip to main content teacher-poweredadjective collaboratively designed and implemented by teachers. teachers having collective autonomy to make the decisions influencing the success of a school, project, or professional endeavor. Guide for Teachers Table of Contents Jump in using the links below, or read more about this guide and how to use it and an overview of each of the five stages below. @TeacherPowered What's it like to teach at a #teacherpowered school? 3 hours 44 min ago At #teacherpowered MSLA, highly accomplished teachers lead TOGETHER. 4 hours 43 min ago Especially in #teacherpowered schools! 5 hours 34 min ago Copyright © 2014 Home · About · Contact · Resources
STEM on Station Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Follow astronauts in this series of videos as they demonstrate STEM concepts that students investigate in grades 5-12. Select a topic below to go beyond textbooks, and use the videos and additional resources to supplement classroom activities. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Have you ever wondered what kind of STEM activities occur on the International Space Station? Select a topic below to go beyond textbooks, and use the videos and additional resources to supplement classroom activities. PBL Meets STEM: Delicious Main Course of Resources and Ideas It is great to share my second ISTE 2012 Blog from here in San Diego, CA. The first was on writing Driving Questions. In this post, you are about to discover one of my most resource-filled posts ever! Quick Note – I have been getting a lot of request asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. Entire PBL The sites below are considered to be great resources that provide ideas or blueprints for an entire PBL project. BIE.org - The people at the BUCK Institute For Education have a great area where you can search for activities and projects already made. Teach 21 - The educators in the state of West Virginia at Global 21 have provided this amazing PBL site. Learning Reviews - The PBL portion of this site provides some outstanding links to web resources that cover science, math, engineering and technology. Real Wold Math PBL - Small selection of projects based on math skills. National Service Learning Clearing House - Hundreds of ideas. Foundation Components PBL
Teach.Genetics™ Connect the Dots | STEM CAMP But first, they must embrace science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. For that to happen, we must work together to ignite their curiosity and get them excited about STEM in their everyday lives. So we ask you to join us in connecting the dots between learning and life. Together, we can ignite the spark in students around the clock and around the world. While after-school learning and summer programs provide rich opportunities to keep students inspired beyond the classroom, we know that unequal access to these programs can contribute to disparities in student achievement. STEM Camp combines hands-on labs, engineering challenges, digital investigations, and more - all designed to immerse kids in the grand challenges of science set forth by the National Academy of Engineering. Discover the amazing properties of water and our role in conserving the planet's most valuable resource. Learn More Learn More Learn More
Page 2 This awesome self-assessment was created by some awesome people in the State of California was adapted from the Technology Skills Matrix for students. Essentially, the idea is that “if students are to know these skills in various areas of technology at different grade levels, teachers and administrators should be proficient as well. This assessment can be … Continue reading UPDATE: Congratulations to Ashley Mucha, the winner of this Kindle giveaway! —– Today, I was perusing the TeachBytes Facebook account and realized, “Holy crap, I have more than 1,000 followers!” What started out as a grad-school pastime has slowly become one of my most valued endeavors, and all of you are responsible for that! Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of grant-writing and proposal pitching to raise some funds for new technology initiatives I want to launch in the fall. All year we’ve been on the hunt as a school for a free grammar platform that students can use to build fundamental skills.
Part 4… 23 Formative Digital Resources ….A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator. It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM. Best of all, it will finish with over 50 amazing resources you will want to investigate. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Quick Note I have been getting a lot of requests asking if I will make a visit to your school, organization, or conference. The STEM and PBL Series Part 4… 23 Formative Digital Resources ….A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series… A Goldmine of Resources Project Based Learning is built on lessons/activities rich in formative learning experiences along with student interaction and production. Resources Like this: