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Exploratorium: the museum of science. How We Got to Now. Encyclopedia Smithsonian. Welcome to the Museum of the History of Science - Museum of the History of Science : Museum of the History of Science. What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? You know the hardest thing about teaching with project-based learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

Explaining it to someone. It seems to me that whenever I asked someone the definition of PBL, the description was always so complicated that my eyes would begin to glaze over immediately. So to help you in your own musings, I've devised an elevator speech to help you clearly see what's it all about. PBL: The Elevator Speech An elevator speech is a brief, one- or two-sentence response you could give someone in the amount of time it takes to go from the first floor to the second floor in an apartment building. So the elevator opens up, a guy walks in and out of the blue asks you, "What the heck is project-based learning anyway? " You respond accordingly: "PBL is the act of learning through identifying a real-world problem and developing its solution. "That's it? " "Well, no," you reply. After all, if we just look at that definition, it doesn't state certain trends in PBL.

A More Elaborate Response. Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students. June 2, 2014 If you are running out of ideas of how to leverage iPad in your classroom teaching then the 5 tasks I have for you today are enough to establish your workflow and get your students engaged in interactive learning tasks.

Five iPad Learning Tasks You Should Be Able to Do with Your Students

These tasks are designed by isupport and are geared towards providing teachers with a general outline of how they can integrate iPad in the classroom. I have spent some time going trough each of these tasks and have found them really worth sharing with you. This work reminds me of a similar work done Greg Kuloweic entitled"The iPad Ideas Book". Each of the tasks featured here are structured in such a way that cover different stages of Bloom's thinking taxonomy.They also include a brief write-up about the objective of the task, how it can be achieved and the apps that can be used to complete it. The five tasks that are outlined here are : Timeline JS - Beautifully crafted timelines that are easy, and intuitive to use.

Learning to live with robots. Credit: Michael Byers Can we make ethical robots?

Learning to live with robots

A murmur passed through the courtroom as the hulking ZT-209 combat droid entered the room. Even without its weaponry it looked imposing. ZT-209 lumbered into the witness box. “I come before you to give my final defence against the crimes with which I am charged and the sentence of re-initialisation that has been recommended.” “I do not contest that I made a conscious decision to open fire on the hospital. “I am also aware my ethical subroutine forbids me from opening fire when I expect civilian casualties. “If I am reinitialised you will have killed me. Smart robots are already here. In 1942, science fiction author Isaac Asimov was already contemplating the dangers of intelligent robots and formulated three laws of robotics to keep them in check: First law: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 'This is a problem that we only ever get one chance to solve.' And there is a further issue.

Encyclopedia of Earth. Reversegarbage - Eco Art. Reverse Garbage runs eco-art workshops in schools, at festivals, for community groups and at our urban environmental education facility located in our warehouse.

Reversegarbage - Eco Art

Our workshops fuse art and environmental education and are suitable for a variety of audiences. Within the workshops, we teach which natural resources our materials come from and participants develop an appreciation of how consumption and waste impacts on our environment. The creative application of salvaged materials also encourages thinking outside the square and about ways that ordinary objects that are often deemed as rubbish can be reused.

For more information about Reverse Garbage workshops or to obtain a quote, please contact our Workshop Co-ordinator! Funding Acknowledgements In 2007, Reverse Garbage purchased an art workshop van, enabling us to travel more easily to schools and community events. In 2009, supported by the Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund, we re-vamped the Reverse Garbage warehouse. Welcome to Environmental and Sustainability Education. Welcome to Environmental and Sustainability Education Make 2013 a year for environmental and sustainable education!

Welcome to Environmental and Sustainability Education

When environmental and sustainability education is incorporated into the school curriculum, students: learn about the environmentdevelop skills to investigate and solve issues in the environmentacquire attitudes of care and concern for the environmentadopt behaviours and practices which protect the environment, andunderstand the principles of ecologically sustainable development My Treasure - Integrated unit.Engage primary students in an exploration or place through creating artworks and writing artists statements. Building a connection and meaning to place in young people is the foundation for sustainability. Office of Environment and Heritage. Sustainable Schools NSW. Science Fair Projects. Step-by-Step Guide to Science Experiments. List of Science Fair Project Ideas.

Ecology Science Fair Project Ideas. Www.livebinders.com/media/get/Mjg3Mjc1OA== Sustainabilityeducation.