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Nigel Coutts

Learning with the New Science & Technology Curriculum - The Learner's Way - 19 views

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    In the final weeks of 2017 a new Science & Technology Curriculum for Kindergarten to Year Six slipped into the schools of New South Wales. What does this new curriculum bring and what does it reveal about the nature of learning as we approach the year 2020?
Deborah Baillesderr

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® - 23 views

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    "Interactive, standards-based resources in the core disciplines."
Steve Kelly

What would an exceptional middle and high school computer science curriculum include? -... - 48 views

  • What would an exceptional middle and high school computer science curriculum include?
  • This isn't a complete answer, but one thing the very first introductory classes should require is that the students turn off all their electronic computers and actually learn to walk through  algorithms with a computer that exists only on paper. (Or, I suppose, a whiteboard or a simulator.) This exercise would give the students a grounding in what is going on inside the computer as a very low level.My first computer programming class in my Freshman year of high school was completely on paper. Although it was done because the school didn't have much money, it turned out to be very beneficial.Another class I had in high school, that wouldn't normally be lumped into a Computer Science curriculum but has been a boon to my career, was good old Typing 101.
  • If you followed the CS Unplugged curriculum your students would know more about CS than most CS grads:http://csunplugged.orgIt's a really great intro to basic computer science concepts and very easy for students to understand.  Best of all you don't even need a computer per student if your school doesn't have the budget,
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  • For younger students, I think that the ability to make something professional-looking, like a real grown-up would, is paramount.  Sadly, I think this means that LOGO and BASIC aren't much use any more*.
  • So, we have a few choices.  You can try to write phone apps that look just like real phone apps, design interactive websites that look just like real interactive websites, or do something with embedded systems / robotics.  Avoid the temptation to make these things into group projects; the main thing every student needs to experience is the process of writing code, running it, debugging it, and watching the machine react to every command.
  • It is important to consider what an 11 to 18-year old is familiar with in terms of mathematics and logical thinking. An average 11-year old is probably learning about fractions, simple cartesian geometry, the concept of units, and mathematical expressions. By 15, the average student will be taking algebra, and hopefully will have the all-important concept of variables under his/her belt. So much in CS is dependent on solid understanding that symbols and tokens can represent abstract concepts, values, or algorithms. Without it, it's still possible to teach CS, but it must be done in a very different way (see Scratch).
  • At this point, concepts such as variables, parenthesis matching, and functions (of the mathematical variety) are within easy reach. Concepts like parameter passing, strings and collections, and program flow should be teachable. More advanced concepts such as recursion, references and pointers, certain data structures, and big-O may be very difficult to teach without first going through some more foundational math.
  • I tend to agree strongly with those that believe a foundational education should inspire interest and enforce concepts and critical thinking over teaching any specific language, framework, system, or dogma.
  • The key is that the concepts in CS aren't just there for the hell of it. Everything was motivated by a real problem, and few things are more satisfying than fixing something you really want to work with a cool technique or concept you just learned.
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    Great resource for teachers (especially those of us not initially trained in Computer Science) about what should 'count' as Computer Science.  Worth the read!
Cara Whitehead

Early Elementary Science Curriculum - K-2 Interactive Science Program - 54 views

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    Online, interactive, standards-based science curriculum www.science4us.com
John Tucker

http://splash.abc.net.au/res/teacher_res/3-paddock-plate.html - 22 views

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    ABC "From Paddock to Plate" Teacher resource
Paul McKean

Mobento - Video Learning Platform - 83 views

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    A good educational video site on topics including a wide range of science, history, maths, computing and more. Search using words that appear in the video. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams
tom campbell

Next Generation Science Standards - 71 views

shared by tom campbell on 15 May 12 - No Cached
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    Homepage for the new proposed "Next Generation" Science Standards.
Siri Anderson

Visionlearning - 152 views

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    Secondary and post-secondary level science curriculum--free! Set up your own classroom. Becoming mobile friendly, interactive, and audio supports.
Brian Licata

Curriculum 21: Common Core Crosswalks - LiveBinder - 15 views

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    CCSS crosswalk
Roy Sovis

Exploring Computer Science - 48 views

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    Looking at the fourth "R". Computational thinking, a way of looking at problem solving in all areas of life, not just computer science.
meldar

Illuminations: Welcome to Illuminations - 169 views

shared by meldar on 05 May 11 - Cached
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    Resources for Teaching Maths
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    Provides standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students.
Bob Calder

CK12.ORG - FlexBooks - 134 views

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    Customizable, standards-aligned, free digital textbooks for K-12 - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
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    No love for ELA. :(
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    "customizable, standards-aligned, free digital textbooks for K-12"
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    Create custom curriculum FlexBooks with the content you want, and even edit, add additional resources to this content.   Books can then be made available in a variety of formats, PDF, HTML, Online reader.
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    Customizable online textbooks for a variety of subjects. History is full of terrific primary sources.
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    open access textbooks resources for iPad included here
Steve Ransom

Despite Obama's Urging, Policy Stymies Science Students, Teachers Say - NYTimes.com - 18 views

  • In middle school, science fair projects are typically still required — and, teachers lament, all too often completed by parents.
  • In many schools, science fairs depend on teachers who shoulder the extra work. They supervise participants and research, raise the money for medals and poster boards, and find judges — all on their own time.
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    Sad statement of the lack of sufficient time to really get into science that leads naturally to the display of learning... on class time, not extracurricular time. The US DOE is really not interested in deep learning at all...
Chris Friberg

SAS® Curriculum Pathways® Home Page - 37 views

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    This resource is your online partner for teaching the core curriculum: English, history, science, mathematics, Spanish Learner-centered tools, lessons, and resources with measurable outcomes Interactive components that foster higher-order thinking skills Twenty-first century skills integrated into content
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    Lots of lessons, videos, interactive activities for high school major subjects
Jeannie Anderson

Common Core State Standards Initiative | Home - 55 views

shared by Jeannie Anderson on 15 Mar 10 - Cached
  • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding
  • The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.
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      How does CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn? Who is in charge of this curriculum?
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    Draft of K-12 curriculum standards as part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) available for comment
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    Please excuse any cross-posting.
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    Common Core Standards Website
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    This is the homepage for the Common Core Standards. All standards k-12 are presented and organized by grade-level and content area. You may want to review the standards and highlight the standards you will need to address. You can then print out those standards you need to address.
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    The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.
Bob Rowan

BetterLesson.org - 91 views

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    From Sean S: "I would describe it as the "facebook of lesson plans." It allows you to upload, organize and share your curriculum."
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