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David Wetzel

Opening Minds in Science and Math with a New Set of Keys - 12 views

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    The use of web based technology is growing by leaps and bounds every day. These online tools are the new set of keys for opening your students' minds. The vast resources on the Internet are making the use traditional methods of teaching and learning obsolete in countless ways.
David Wetzel

Tips and Tricks for Finding Science and Math Images on the Web - 12 views

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    Like everything else on the Internet, trying to find images is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Without the right tools for finding science and math images on the web it is often an impossible, or at least mind-numbing, task. What is needed are search engines which make the job easier.

    This is where the tips and tricks provided below help this seemingly impossible task by using the top search Web 2.0 search engines and tools available today. These are valuable resources for both you and your students when trying to find just the right image for lesson or project involving digital media.
David Wetzel

Project Based Learning Viewed Through a Digital Lens - 17 views

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    Often we search for meaningful ways to integrate digital technology in project based learning activities given to our students. We also would like our students to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts underlying the work - after all this is the purpose of the project.

    Giving students the opportunity to complete and present their project through a digital lens has one great advantage - student engagement. This in turn causes students to develop a more in depth understanding of concepts.
David Wetzel

Ideas and Strategies for Using Voice Thread in Science and Math - 23 views

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    Are you searching for a way to share documents, presentations, slideshows, or a series of photos or images with your students?

    Then Voice Thread is the free Web 2.0 tool for you and your students (teachers can register for a free education account).
David Wetzel

How to Create Screencasts for Teaching and Learning Using Jing - 25 views

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    Have you ever wanted to create short "how to" video for your students to use for homework, remembering facts, and solving math problems.

    How often have your students stated, "I could not complete the homework assignment, because I could not remember the steps and no one could help me."

    Well the answer is to create a screencast or video for posting on your class wiki or blog for students to view at home or anywhere else they have web access.
David Wetzel

Making the Most of Wikis in Your Science or Math Classroom - 18 views

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    Wikis are the most popular Web 2.0 tool being used in science and math classrooms. Based on a survey of readers - 43 percent use them to support their teaching and student learning.

    A Wiki is appealing, encourages participation, supports collaboration, and promotes interaction by students who love to use technology.

    By the way - this includes most students today!
David Wetzel

How to Beat the Fear of Losing a Presentation - 13 views

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    How many times have you prepared an updated or new dynamic math or science PowerPoint or Keynote presentation for class and it would not open in school?

    Also, how many times has it happened to your students when it's time to give a class presentation? Now you need to postpone their presentation to another day, disrupting even the best planning.
David Wetzel

How to Integrate Podcasting into Science and Math Classes - 14 views

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    Most of today's students either own or use iPods, iPod Touches, MP3 Players, and computers everyday. These digital tools provide a natural strategy to support student learning - Podcasts!

David Wetzel

Little Known Ways to Integrate Wikis in Science Class - 19 views

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    Wiki pages are always a work in progress. The wiki is like a dynamic online science classroom which continually grows and changes.

    Applications for the use of Wikis in science classrooms is only limited by the creativeness of the teacher in support science teaching and student earning.
David Wetzel

Using the Web 2.0 WallWisher Tool in Science Classes - 32 views

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    What is Wallwisher and why use it? Its a Web 2.0 application which allows students to express their thoughts or share information on a science concept.
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