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Kim Yaris

Questions no one knows the answers to | Video on TED.com - 8 views

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    Fantastic for inspiring the message that we all need to be questioning and considering questions we don't know the answers to as we move forward into the 21st century
David Wetzel

Teaching Science and Math Daily - 8 views

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    Daily summary of the stories, articles, and resources for teaching K-12 science and math.
David Wetzel

Modeling the Composition of Earth's Atmosphere: The Layer of Gases Surrounding Planet E... - 6 views

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    This is a hands-on, minds-on approach to provide students with a concrete model of the earth's atmosphere to visualize the gases which comprise the air they breath.
David Wetzel

Investigating the Impact of Artificial Reefs: Problem-Based Learning Study of Human Inf... - 4 views

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    Students make connections with many science concepts and communicate their recommendations to officials and organizations regarding the future of artificial reefs.
David Wetzel

Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Inquiry Involves the Use of Critical Thinking to Unde... - 7 views

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    Scientific inquiry causes students to use higher order thinking skills and learn science from a minds-on approach. Inquiry's foundation originates with John Dewey. In Dewey's book Democracy in Education (1916), he indicates that education begins with the curiosity of learners. Student curiosity and involvement in scientific inquiry moves them beyond passive learning to higher order thinking.
David Wetzel

Why Use an iPod Touch in Science and Math Classrooms? - 5 views

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    The iPod Touch brings a new dimension to teaching and learning in the science or math classroom - Mobile Learning! No longer are students required to only learn within the confines of their classroom when using this digital tool.
David Wetzel

How to Integrate Wolfram Alpha into Science and Math Classes - 9 views

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    What is Wolfram Alpha? It is a supercomputing brain. It provides calculates and provides comprehensive answers to most any science or math question. Unlike other search sources, you and your students can ask questions in plain language or various forms of abbreviated notation. Contrary to popular belief, Wolfram Alpha is not a search engine. Unlike popular search engines, which simply retrieve documents based on keyword searches, Wolfram computes answers based on known models of human knowledge. It provides answers which are complete with data and algorithms, representing real-world knowledge.
David Wetzel

Stimulating Critical Thinking through a Technological Lens - 13 views

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    Stimulating critical thinking using technology has the potential to create more in depth understanding of science and math content by students when engaged in learning activities which integrate in-class and on-line technology resources. Technology tools support stimulation of both inquiry-based and critical thinking skills by engaging students in exploring, thinking, reading, writing, researching, inventing, problem-solving, and experiencing the world outside their classroom. This is accomplished through learning content through the lens of video to multimedia to the internet (Using Technology to Improve Student Achievement, NCREL, 2005).
David Wetzel

Science Experiments with Rocks that Absorb Water: An Investigation into the Porosity an... - 5 views

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    Students conduct an experiment to determine the ability of rocks to absorb and retain water, making connections with the concepts of porosity and permeability in rocks.
David Wetzel

Modeling the Composition of Earth's Atmosphere: The Layer of Gases Surrounding Planet E... - 8 views

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    This is a hands-on, minds-on approach to providing students with a concrete model of the earth's atmosphere to visualize the gases that comprise the atmosphere.
David Wetzel

Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Inquiry Involves the Use of Critical Thinking to Unde... - 9 views

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    Scientific inquiry causes students to use higher order thinking skills and learn science from a minds-on approach. Inquiry's foundation originates with John Dewey. In Dewey's book Democracy in Education (1916), he indicates that education begins with the curiosity of learners.
David Wetzel

Three Project Based Learning Resources: Free Online Resources for Student Collaboration... - 20 views

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    Project based learning using all or any of the three online resources offers a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges.
David Wetzel

Project Based Learning - Math Activities - 24 views

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    Project-based learning or Problem-Based Learning (PBL) is one of the best teaching strategies for engaging students in realistic learning activities. Students are not only interested, they are also learning math in the process. Why? Because their minds are engaged, critical thinking is taking place!
H. Hampson

Jacket Knack - 0 views

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    Book cover blog - very cool! Critical discussions about what gets represented on book covers, issues of semiotics and politics as well as some interesting, beautiful or thought-provoking artwork!
Doug Noon

Handbook of Literacy & Technology | Towards Critical Multimedia Literacy: Technology, R... - 0 views

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    What should critical literacy mean in the age of multimedia?
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