An Alternative to Lab Reports – Book Creator App – submitted by Sandra Gambarotto

Book Creator is an app with many applications.  This post describes the use of Book Creator as an alternative to writing formal lab reports. Here is a quick example example of what a lab report could look like on book creator. You could also do this on Google Slides… This strategy meets the needs of students with LD, and allows teachers and students to document conversations and observations that happen during a lab.

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Thanks for the cool idea Sandra

If you have a great teaching idea you’d like to share with the science teacher community send it to

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Catch an extra lecture and explore the Quantum to the Cosmos – Perimeter Institute

Journey through the universe from the subatomic scale to the farthest reaches of the cosmos – all without leaving the comfort of your home or classroom! Perimeter’s new interactive scale zooms from the Planck scale to the cosmos, exploring everything between and revealing images, facts, and interactions along the way.

More info: Catch an extra lecture and explore the Quantum to the Cosmos

Meet the #SinglePointRubric | Cult of Pedagogy – submitted by Sandra Gambarotto

The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. Try one for yourself and let us see it! Lots of potential applications to tasks in your science class.

Source: Meet the #SinglePointRubric | Cult of Pedagogy

Thanks to Sandra for the submission

STAO2018 / l’APSO2018 Conference

STAO2018

Science for All

 

To enhance professional learning and provide networking forums for science educators, the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) will be hosting its provincial conference from November 8 –10, 2018.

At STAO2018, Science for All, teachers will be able to choose from workshops, demonstrations, and presentations covering every discipline, grade level, and teaching focus. They will hear speakers address the hottest topics in science education and learn about the latest breakthroughs from experts in the field.

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Source: STAO2018 / l’APSO2018

STAO’s First Nations, Metis, Inuit Professional Learning Program

The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) invites teachers from all grades to engage in a full day of professional learning on ways of incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into the science and technology and science curriculum. Participants will learn about resources created by a team of educators and Indigenous Knowledge Keepers. These resources include strategies to integrate First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives and ways of knowing through instructional materials and explorations. Continue reading