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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.
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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.
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3 Best Practices of Successful Science and Math Teachers - 12 views

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    What does it mean to be a successful science or math teacher? The definition of success is an elusive thing and measured in many ways. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines success as - resulting in or gaining a favorable outcome. This, without a doubt, is your and every other teacher's goal for their students.
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6 Online Project Based Learning Resources for Science and Math - 16 views

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    When students are engaged in learning science or math which is personal to them (real world problem solving), they become more engaged in the learning process. Project based learning situations in science and math increase opportunity for students to internalize and make connections.
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Creative Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom - 17 views

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    Strategies and techniques are provided for integrating podcasts lessons to promote the benefits of greater student engagement and alternative assessment.
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Project Based Learning Viewed Through a Digital Lens - 15 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.
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Ideas and Strategies for Using Voice Thread in Science and Math - 18 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).
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5 Ways to Integrate Science Process Skills in Lessons - 16 views

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    Integrating the science process skills within your teaching does not require drastic changes. It simply involves making the process of science more explicit in lessons, investigations, and activities you are already using in your curriculum. The science process skills are the methods used for helping our students understand how we know what we know about the world in which they live. This often means going beyond a science textbook and supplementing the core-content within textbooks. It also means using your course content as a means for exposing students to the real process of science.
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Saving the Sports Complex Algebra Project - 6 views

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    An algebra project focusing on a theme which interests students is more likely to engage them in the project, so lets take a look at sports. Many students participate in sports at some level, whether as part of a school team or a community team. For the most part these same students do not understand the costs involved to host the sport. Also, they do not understand how much money is needed to ensure a profitable season so the sport can continue from year to year.
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Using the Web 2.0 WallWisher Tool in Science Classes - 8 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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Investigating Natural Disasters Using Web 2.0 Tools - 11 views

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    When word of a natural disaster is spreading from somewhere in the world or announced on the news, students can use Google Earth to conduct an investigation of the disaster's effect.
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Solving Weaknesses in Math Education using Project Based Learning - 16 views

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    A framework is provided for making connections between everyday math problem and solving real world math problems. Connections are made regarding project based learning for teachers new to the process, along with recommendations for teachers who are veterans of project based learning.
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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.
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See How Easily You can Create a Project Based Learning Activity - 23 views

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    Project Based Learning is an instructional approach built upon authentic learning activities that engage student interest and motivation. These activities are designed to answer a question or solve a problem and generally reflect the types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the science or math classroom.
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Bottled Water Versus the Environment Case Study: Questions and Concerns of Pure Water o... - 5 views

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    Students use problem-based learning strategies and techniques to develop findings and make recommendations, along with preparing a press release in this case study.
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The Math and Science of Junk Mail Project: A Problem Based Learning Activity for Enviro... - 8 views

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    An investigation into the cost of junk mail on society and the environment caused by the junk mail delivered to homes on a daily basis over a given period of time.
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Algebraic Thinking Through Problem Solving: Exploring Problems That are Not Limited to ... - 9 views

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    For students to make connections in algebraic thinking in problem solving situations, it is important they learn to use algebra symbolism to represent known and unknown information. To this end they must express problem solving situations as linear, quadratic, or exponential models. This way of thinking also requires students to model, represent, analyze, and generalize contextualized problems in a variety of problem solving situations as they begin to think algebraically.
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Project Based Activities in Math and Science - 23 views

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    A project-based approach to science and math activities is enjoyable for every student and teacher involved. Fun activities, supported by making connections with concepts promote learning. Over the past decade an increasing number of studies have shown the positive impact of project-based learning on student achievement.
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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!
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