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Troy Patterson

Some Common Alternative Conceptions (Misconceptions) - 0 views

  • Seasonal Change
  • Knowledge about the Earth
  • Path of blood flow in circulation
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  • Day/Night Cycle
  • Plants
  • Categories of Misconceptions (Erroneous Ideas) (See Pelaez, Boyd, Rojas, & Hoover, 2005)
  • Force and Motion of Objects
  • Gravity
  • Ontological Misconceptions
  • Other Misconceptions in Science 
  • Epistemological Misconceptions about the Domain of Science Itself (its objectives, methods, and purposes)
  • Mathematics
  • Money
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Negative Numbers
  • Fractions
  • Decimal/Place-Value
  • Overgeneralization of Conceptions Developed for "Whole Numbers" (cited in Williams & Ryan, 2000)
  • Algebra
  • Language Arts
  • Poetry
  • Language
    American Psychological Association
Troy Patterson

Science Movie Worksheets - 0 views

    Showing science videos and the occasional Hollywood film in the classroom is an innovative way to demonstrate science concepts and expose common misconceptions while providing a thought provoking change of pace for students. Below is a catalog of science movie worksheets and video guides. Site has many video worksheets and movie guides that go along with popular science movies on DVD/VHS. The collection was generously contributed by other teachers.
Ron King

The Ultimate Guide to the Invisible Web - - 0 views

shared by Ron King on 06 Dec 13 - No Cached
    Search engines are, in a sense, the heartbeat of the internet; "googling" has become a part of everyday speech and is even recognized by Merriam-Webster as a grammatically correct verb. It's a common misconception, however, that googling a search term will reveal every site out there that addresses your search. In fact, typical search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing actually access only a tiny fraction - estimated at 0.03% - of the internet. The sites that traditional searches yield are part of what's known as the Surface Web, which is comprised of indexed pages that a search engine's web crawlers are programmed to retrieve
Ron King

AAAS Science Assessment ~ Home - 3 views

    The assessment items on this website are the result of more than a decade of research and development by Project 2061, a long-term science education reform initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Troy Patterson

How to Make a Quiz Work Harder for You | Cult of Pedagogy - 0 views

  • Assessments should give us loads of information about what our students understand, what they don’t understand, and how well we’ve taught them.
  • It took me years of teaching before I realized I was using my tests and quizzes to sort out, reward and punish my students, rather than measure and inform my teaching. I needed to make my assessments work harder for me.
  • I could identify specific misconceptions students had about the material and get better at addressing those the next time around. I also became a much better test maker.
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  • The best part about this system is you only need a pencil, an answer key, and a few extra minutes.
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