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.
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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.
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Molecule model on periodic table of the elements
Remind allows teachers to send messages to students and parents regarding upcoming assignments, meetings, events, and activities. This application also permits teachers to check which students have read their messages. Messages can be sent to individuals, to a group, or to a class. Remind is safe since phone numbers, which can be used to invite members, are kept confidential and members will have to download the Remind application to receive ongoing messages or they can communicate using e-mail. Continue reading
Interactive boards are part of students’ learning experience, what teachers put on the walls of the classroom or hallways can make or break a student’s understanding of a certain concept. Everything that is displayed should add value to students’ learning. Edutopia has a list of Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations that you can refer to when designing bulletin boards. This is my experience in designing my first interactive board using QR codes and MergeCube. Check out the source below for more details Continue reading
I’ve written several times about the amazing free tools at Flippity.net. In fact, when I am looking for a way to get people interested in spreadsheets, I almost always use Flippity because once people see the variety of the tools, and how easy it is to create them, they are hooked. This weekend, when I teaching a Google class, I revisited Flippity as part of my Sheets lesson and found a new addition to the family: a Breakout tool! Continue reading
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
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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
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With inquiry-based learning, middle school science students use experiments and discussion to stretch their thinking. Continue reading