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David Wetzel

Math Used in Everyday Auto Racing and Design: Mathematics is the basis of Designing, Dr... - 11 views

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    "All the time you hear what is the use of learning math? Auto racing is full of math applications and concepts. For a race team to be successful they must understand math. "
David Wetzel

Advantages of Active Learning in Science and Math Classrooms - 9 views

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    Active learning has a powerful impact on student learning. How? Student achievement increases through mastery of science and math content as a result of this technique. Students also develop improved problem solving, communication, and higher order thinking skills.
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What Does the Online Digital Footprint in Your Classroom Look Like? - 16 views

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    In contrast to the digital footprint you use for your personal learning network, this focus is on the online digital footprint students' use in your science or math classroom. The power of a well designed digital footprint brings the capacity to transform a classroom into an online learning community. Within this community your students use digital tools to create and develop a personal learning network.
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Opening Minds in Science and Math with a New Set of Keys - 16 views

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    The use of web based technology is growing by leaps and bounds every day. These online tools are the new set of keys for opening your students' minds. The vast resources on the Internet are making the use traditional methods of teaching and learning obsolete in countless ways.
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Tips and Tricks for Finding Science and Math Images on the Web - 22 views

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    Like everything else on the Internet, trying to find images is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Without the right tools for finding science and math images on the web it is often an impossible, or at least mind-numbing, task. What is needed are search engines which make the job easier.

    This is where the tips and tricks provided below help this seemingly impossible task by using the top search Web 2.0 search engines and tools available today. These are valuable resources for both you and your students when trying to find just the right image for lesson or project involving digital media.
David Wetzel

5 Most Popular Teach Science and Math Posts for August 2010 - 15 views

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    These popular posts include using Wolfram, LiveBinders, Twitter, Flip Cameras, and iPod touch apps in science and math.
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3 Best Practices of Successful Science and Math Teachers - 17 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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5 Reasons Why You Should Use LiveBinders - 7 views

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    LiveBinders is a web 2.0 tool which provides the ability to save and organize materials for your science or math class. The great thing about this free tool is that you can update the resources instantly to ensure your lessons include the latest ideas, tips, and resources in science and math.
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How to Use Twitter to Stay Informed in Science and Math - 7 views

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    The value of Twitter for helping you and your colleagues stay informed of the latest trends, ideas, resources, and Web 2.0 integration tools has increased tremendously in the past year.

    A Web 2.0 tool is available for exploiting the every growing information on Twitter to remove barriers and allow you to collaborate with other science and math teachers. This new online tool is paper.li - a source of daily Twitter newsletters in education.
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Why Use an iPod Touch in Science and Math Classrooms? - 9 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.
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To Blog or Not To Blog in Science or Math Class - 9 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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6 Online Project Based Learning Resources for Science and Math - 14 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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Stimulating Critical Thinking through a Technological Lens - 8 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

Top 10 Online Tools for Teaching Science and Math - 17 views

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    Why use Web 2.0 tools in science and math classes? The primary reason is they facilitate access to input and interaction with content through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

    These tools offer enormous advantages for science and math teachers, in terms of helping their students learn using Web 2.0 tools. For example:

    * Most of these tools can be edited from any computer connected to the Internet. Teachers can add, edit and delete information even during class time.

    * Students learn how to use these tools for academic purposes and, at the same time, can transfer their use to their personal lives and future professional careers.

    * RSS feeds allow students to access all the desired research information on one page.

    * Students learn to be autonomous in their learning process.
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Math Game - Fraction Face Off - 20 views

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    "Math games are a great way to help students improve their math facts accuracy. These games can be general math or focus on a specific math concept such as, solving integers.

    One math game is called "Fraction Face-Off." This game can also be modified to address a varied of math concepts."
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Best Strategies for Eliminating Elementary Student Math Misconceptions - 14 views

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    Eliminating math misconceptions is difficult and merely repeating a lesson or extra practice will not help. Telling students were they are mistaken will not work either.

    Recognizing student misconceptions and immediately focusing on the misconception is important. Providing guiding questions using inductive reasoning is the best approach, along with the use of writing prompts which help reveal further student misconceptions.
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6 Tips and Tricks for Using Interactive White Boards - 18 views

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    Interactive whiteboards (IWB) allow science and math teachers to teach multi-sensory lessons, seamlessly jumping from one type of media to another. Interactive science or math lessons can easily integrate text, sound, video, and graphics based on the tactile nature of the IWB.
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12 Tips For Solving Word Problems: Teaching Children How to Solve Mathematics Problems - 14 views

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    The math word problem solving strategies presented work with any math problem regardless of the math concept or idea a child is learning.


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