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David Wetzel

3 Best Practices of Successful Science and Math Teachers - 9 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.
David Wetzel

To Blog or Not To Blog in Science or Math Class - 7 views

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    The primary purpose of blog is to facilitate interaction between a teacher and his or her students. This is possible because a blog is a dynamic tool which can be easily updated or transformed as necessary to meet the needs of a science or math class. The integration of blog technology in a class requires an investment of time. Because of this commitment, additional evidence is needed to support the integration this technology in a science or math class curriculum.
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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).
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Using the Web 2.0 WallWisher Tool in Science Classes - 4 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.
David Wetzel

Investigating Natural Disasters Using Web 2.0 Tools - 8 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.
David Wetzel

7 Real Time Data Online Science Investigations: Project-Based Learning Designed to Deve... - 10 views

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    Students learn how to conduct science investigations in the same manner as scientists, as they learn to analyze sets of online real time data to solve problems.
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7 Online Science Projects for All Grade Levels: Project Based Learning Science Activiti... - 15 views

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    Projects in science are provided which take full advantage of Internet resources to help students develop a better understanding of the world in which they live.
David Wetzel

Project Based Activities in Math and Science - 15 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.
David Wetzel

Web Based Science Inquiry Learning Centers: Combining Online Resources with Classroom S... - 10 views

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    For a web-based learning to be truly effective it must be interactive. This means that it is not just a reformatted canned lesson of printed worksheets placed on the web. The web-based activity is inquiry-based and incorporates the full features available on the web - interactivity between computer and student. The learning activity must engage student critical thinking skills by using the scientific inquiry process.
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