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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.
David Wetzel

Creative Ways to Use Podcasts in the Classroom - 20 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.


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

Saving the Sports Complex Algebra Project - 10 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.
David Wetzel

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.
andrew bendelow

2010 Horizon Report: The K12 Edition - 0 views

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    New Media Consortium's 2010 predictions on the immense k-12 learning changes and challenges from technology
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.

David Wetzel

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

Integrating Technology into Project Based Learning - 20 views

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    "Integration of technology is an integral part of project based learning, because technology is an integral part of life outside the classroom as revealed in this part of the definition - "types of learning and work people do in the everyday world outside the classroom.""
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    David, there is a local school that has all of their students 7-12 with a laptop computer. They don't have any textbooks that are books, they are all ebooks now. This is definitely the directions technology is going in the schools.
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.
Diego Morelli

Digital Rights: the "Teaching Copyright" Project by the EFF for Students & Educators - 0 views

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    A project by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been created to help teachers provide accurate informations about the laws concerning digital rights & the concepts of copyright and piracy.
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