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Highlights for High School

Highlights for High School
Featured Video Course Photo courtesy of NASA. Chandra Astrophysics Institute The Chandra Astrophysics Institute was a program held on the MIT campus for students in grades 9-11 to train for and undertake astronomy projects. The program is organized into six different investigations, and we have published lesson plans, assessment ideas, teacher tips, videos, and image galleries for you to explore. One goal of publishing this on Highlights for High School was to help other teachers who would like to replicate a similar program in their school. Chandra Astrophysics Institute Featured Story A highly gifted student, Jamie had been taking his high school’s advanced math and science courses since seventh grade, so it’s no surprise that he’d exhausted major portions of their STEM curriculum. Read More

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CCASN: Resources: Web-Based Curriculum Resources for College and Career Academies This guide was made possible by funding from the California Department of Education, The Wallace Foundation, The Stuart Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Walter S. Johnson Foundation and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement U.S. Department of Education. Acknowledgements Standards in action Seal of Alignment > Discover resources to help implement the standards in your classroom or get ISTE’s stamp of approval for your educational product or service. Project ReimaginED > Align your lessons to the Common Core and ISTE Standards with help from standards experts in our new social learning community. Global reach > Learn how the ISTE Standards influence education around the world. CAEP teacher education standards > Read the ISTE-CAEP standards for accrediting the programs that educate U.S. technology directors, tech coaches and computer science teachers.

How To Build A Startup: The Lean Launchpad When does the course begin? This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. 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.

Gliffy Online Create and Share Flow Charts, Diagrams, and More With Gliffy online diagramming software, you can easily create professional-looking flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more! Research verifies the power of graphic organizers in promoting strong thinking skills and comprehension for all ages. Gliffy is a FREE online tool for creating graphic organizers without purchasing ANY software. The free use is limited to 5 "maps," however, so you will have to delete old projects. Individuals or groups can create the organizers or the class can create them together, such as in a brainstorming session on a projector. You can export the graphic organizers to a blog or "publish" them on the web -- all for free. tag(s): graphic organizers (44)

Social Bookmarking – Learn more Best practices: six steps to better tagging There are no fixed rules on how to use tagging, but it can be very beneficial for yourself and others to use some kind of system. Here are some guidelines: 1. 20 Must-use Education Technology Tools  Educators may feel sometimes like they’re on an island with little help in sight. But as technology teaching resources go, it may encourage you to learn that there are a number of online solutions available to help promote education from teaching reading basics to organizing classroom activities and encouraging civic involvement. Here are 20 of the most promising new apps, websites and online education technology tools or services every teacher should be using to help improve classroom learning:

This map reveals exactly where Silicon Valley gets its talent Where does Silicon Valley’s talent come from? This incredibly detailed map tells all. The visualization, made by Bloomberg Businessweek, shows the top 100 sources of “imported talent,” from both U.S. states and foreign countries. According to Bloomberg, “Asian Americans became the majority of the tech workforce in the Valley” in 2010; and one third of Valley startups “are founded by Indian Americans.” Science Review Games and Science Games Welcome to ScienceReviewGames.com, your FREE, fun and interactive site to help you study for science exams! Here you can play games on science in formats such as basketball, soccer and grade or no grade all while reviewing science topics! Test review just got fun! Click on a science subject to the right to get started, then find the science topic you are currently learning or want to study for, then click on the game you want to play or enter a game id number provided by your teacher! That’s it! Enjoy the games!

H20 Playlist Beta Create an online collection of annotated links and materials for academic research or have your students use this site to collect sources and materials for a collaborative project. A "playlist" is a set of links with explanations and tags that you (or students) can use to initiate self-directed research or that students could use to prepare or present content. Have students make a "playlist" on a research topic, such as the Vietnam War, displaying and speaking about the resources in a class presentation on a projector.

50 Great Ways to Grow Your Personal Learning Network Personal learning networks have always existed, but modern technology has put a new spin on how and where we connect with others. These days, personal learning networks, or PLNs, extend far beyond friends, family, coworkers, college classmates, and teachers, and can encompass experts and learners from around the world in just about any given field. Through social networks, email, video, and online chats, learners can connect with and learn from a wider range of people than ever before, yet building a successful PLN that doesn't overwhelm you can be challenging.

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