Tag: Physics

May 21

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s incredible resources! Radioisotope Power Systems: Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (RTG) tags:nuclear power nasa curiosity space science astronomy 15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources – Class Tech Tips This week I had the chance to lead a virtual reality lesson with a group of second graders. It was absolutely amazing to see …

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Apr 16

Diigo Links (weekly)

More amazing resources and incredible blogs: Free Technology for Teachers: Plum’s Creaturizer – A Neat AR App to Get Kids Exploring Outdoors Creaturizer from PBS Kids is a free iOS and Android app that lets students create fun cartoon creatures then place them into outdoor settings through the use of augmented reality. Free Technology for …

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Jun 30

Rocketry for Newton’s Laws #waospp

Last year I joined the Olympic STEM Pathways Partnership (OSPP) and got to do some great work as part of that partnership working with some great professors and Math and Science educators from all over our region. So far this summer I’ve been in Seattle (about two hours from where I live in Chimacum, depending …

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Jul 05

Make Lessons Attractive #3dgamelab

Make my lessons attractive? I guess that’s something we as teachers are trying, or should be trying, to do for our students. If anything I’ve learned that not all kids are intrinsically motivated to learn the Science I’m teaching. Or they don’t like school and have been trained to become passive in school. Either way, …

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Dec 12

Unstructured iPad Time

We have a traditional bell schedule with six periods of classes a day for our students. Each class lasts about 50 minutes with four minutes of hall passing time to get to the next class. Most of our classes are close enough apart that kids can get to their next class rather quickly. So if …

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Dec 05

Questioning

Talk Moves Poster

Through my work with the Olympic Math and Science Partnership (OMSP) I have been learning a lot about the formative process. One aspect of formative assessment or assessment for learning that is of extra interest to me has been questioning. Questioning used to be one of the five key strategies of assessment for learning but …

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