This project started with a Bungee Barbie activity (this one was developed by Stephanie Minor, DSBN and translated into French by me). This activity was great, as it helped students develop skills in making predictions and measuring results of trials and making modifications based on those trials. Continue reading →
This resource is a research project through the medicine wheel of learning.
Task: In pairs or triads, consult the following media sources to complete the ‘Medicine Wheel of Learning’ graphic organizer and
complete the research/writing prompts based on a particular resource. Continue reading →
This resource was created to demonstrate an effective use of integrating technology in a Science classroom. This particular resource is about using Minecraft in the classroom and implementing gaming as a fun and engaging way to consolidate science concepts. There is something for everyone in this resource no matter where you are in your learning journey: whether you are currently using technology in your classroom effectively, just beginning to use technology, or wanting to begin, this resource will assist you in your learning process.
The Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) has created additional curriculum resources on ways of incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into the science and technology and science curriculum. These resources involve Indigenous Peoples, their ancient knowledge, practices, customs, and lifeways; therefore, the paradigm, agenda, purpose, process, and outcomes must be appropriate and sensitive to their perspective. Continue reading →
In this activity, students will utilize the StikBot App (Stikbot Studio), an application easily downloadable on Apple and Android products (e.g. Ipads, Iphones, Tablets, etc.) to produce short films using stop motion animation as a form of storytelling in the Grade 7 Understanding Life Systems Unit to support their own inquiry questions.
Technology Focus: Zing Stikbot Studio App (Stikbot Studio) on iOS (Apple) and Android Devices; Google Docs for Conferencing/Anecdotal feedback; Google Docs Rubrics for Assessment
Peergrade.io is a free website that allows teachers to provide a rubric for students to use assess peer assignments. The website allows teachers to see student assignments and the feedback they provide to their peers, while keeping everything anonymous for the students. Continue reading →
Investigating the effects of humans on the local school ecosystem using the Google Suite for Education with SNC1P students
Using the power of Google Forms and Sheets to create large datasets that allow for a rich analysis of student-collected inquiry data.
Students will fill out a Google Form on the ecosystem data that they collect, which will then be exported into a Google Sheet and analyzed so that students can see trends in their class’s dataset without much effort on either the student or teacher’s part. The students are empowered to analyze their own data while teacher is a guide on the side.
I’ve written about incentivizing students as a way towards engagement. I recently hit upon a great idea — a real brain wave. AP Chemistry students completed a challenging lab where they carried out (and analyzed) a bunch of redox reactions. Afterwards, we had a discussion, which included repeating several of the reactions as teacher demonstrations, with explanations along the way.