Discussion in 'General Education' started by vickilyn, Aug 18, 2015.
Sep 7, 2015
Thank you for posting this. I like knowing I now have a "home" for them.
Sep 11, 2015
publications.nigms.nih.gov Excellent poster, and literature, about cells. I am impressed with the quality of the material, while it still remains FREE to those who request it as an educator.
If you watch/use the Energy Literacy Webinar listed below, you can earn one PD:
I hope you enjoy the links and the material that can be found there.
Naturally, I think Steve Spangler's website and Pinterest boards are the best of the best, and I think they contain everything and anything a teacher could ever want or need. https://www.pinterest.com/stevespangler/
Sep 12, 2015
I found the link for calculating the carbon footprint - I thought I had lost it. I have used this in the past and really liked it.
Thank you for you suggestion! I love finding new links, especially those that appear fun, and filled with science.
Sep 13, 2015
http://www.learningscience.org/index.htm This is one of my "dive in and see if the water is fine" sites. The material is K-12, grouped as elementary, middle school, and HS. Lots of information about virtually any science topic, so color me amazed!
http://www.hippocampus.org/ This is another site that seems to have great potential.
Space/Solar System Printables & Activities:
Space theme page with more links
Sep 17, 2015
Sep 20, 2015
Today, I want to throw some links at you that involve ESL, ELLs, and Bilingual education. And I would be cheating all of you if I didn't include "The Blueberry Story" by Vollemer to tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.
Sep 24, 2015
I love this site - so important to the science teachers! http://ngss.nsta.org/ngss-videos.aspx
http://www.schooljournalism.org/model-news-literacy-curriculum/ Literacy is important in every discipline, and this site has value, IMO.
http://www.amazon.com/Sesame-Workshop-Lets-Get-Ready/dp/B00N41DHD4 It fits the criteria - it is free, so have a look!
Hope there is something for everyone somewhere. I will continue to seek and share.
Have fun, and if you find similar sites/links that should be listed in this thread, please share with us.
Sep 26, 2015
Can you believe that September is slipping away, which means progress reports will need to be out in another week or so.
New links today:
http://www.mazalearn.com/ All about electromagnetism, and it has been gamified, and still it is FREE. It appears to me that there are many links that should be beneficial at this site
The second link has been created to appeal to girls who like, or might like, science. The only thing they have to do is set aside the "common knowledge" that boys are better than girls in analytical thinking. This page and link are here to dispel the empty threat that no one will like smart girls if they are too smart. Hope there is something in this link that is worthwhile and interesting to teachers and students. Oh, and if you don't tell anyone that this is labeled a "girl thing", I will keep your secret and watch as this site appeals to all genders and science interest.
http://scigirlsconnect.org/page/activities Check out these SciGirls for DragonflyTV activities. They are classics!
Totally out of character for me, I am pleased to announce that here in NJ, the University of Kansas is scheduled to play Saturday afternoon, and my family was given tickets for the game. Now, I know that this isn't like going to a basketball game, but a fun way to spend a pleasant Saturday afternoon nonetheless.
Rock chalk, Jayhawks - Go KU!
This link will help anyone with students into engineering, as well as the educators who will be working with these students. Hope you find it interesting.
Then there is a TED talk about almost every thing, including Cell Theory:
Speaking of cells, check out this interesting talk:
Then there are cars for the blind to drive:
The path to solutions that didn't work the way intended - thankfully:
And just because I love TED talks for education:
Are your students lying to you about the dog eating the homework? Quickly access the "language of lying."
Super-charge your brain, become bilingual: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speaking-multiple-languages-benefits-the-brain-mia-nacamulli
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-...tuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis (This has always stumped me - "Ear-worms that get stuck in you mind)
Could we actually live on Mars? There's a TED talk for that, too!
Space movies as a TED talk? You bet!
Enjoy the journey - it is worth the price of admission.
Sep 28, 2015
Now I want you all to know that as a very NON-pysics kind of person, who is in my element anywhere on the life sciences scales, I occasionally need to know "some" physics. Check out this new link. I don't know if it is overkill on the subject or not, but I am very fond of their passion for all things physics, so I will share. If you are one of the only physics teachers who must need help at some point in time, please let me know if this is worth exploring.
If you think you might like Physics, try the link and let me know what you think.
I was browsing, again, and found myself lost in thought about the health of the environment, the concerns that are difficult to teach, and how much of this is lost in translation when dealing with ELLs. Given that context, it is easier to understand the variety in this group of links. There are more than a few of these links that will help prepare the teacher to find the heart of the lesson, and maybe tie up some loose ends. Other sites are all about literacy in science - with CCSS, we all teach literacy and writing, in every content area.
My goal for this thread is to add links and gems that I come across, hoping that others may find those finds as helpful or stimulating as I did. At some point in the not too distant future, I want to start saving the posts, as it will be the easiest way I can imagine to place all of these sites and links in a single folder, that I can download and keep. In seeking these links, I try each one before listing, so I can say that on the day I share, the link is good and working. I hate trying to access promising sounding links, only to find out that they go nowhere.
If anyone has more examples of "Creepy Critters", most of which are being influenced by a parasitic organism, although there are some other equally creepy things out there, perfect for the month of October - well, add them to this thread. The original list only had a large handful of critters, and now it has or is approaching 30 varied critters, enough for some of the larger science classrooms, should they want to use them. My goal has been to ferret out about 50 of these, but it may be over ambitious. We'll see, won't we?
Hopefully a little something for most of you. Please share when you stumble upon a great site or find a link. :thumb:
Sep 30, 2015
http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn I have used this in the past, and it has proven to be one site I keep on "speed dial."
Oct 5, 2015
NSTA offered up these newest links, and some are for the students and others are for the teachers. I hope you find something interesting. Personally, the links that deal with 3-D printing made me want one so much more. At least Santa will know what to bring if he gets to our house this year!
http://www.thingiverse.com/ A great link for those with 3-D printers!
For the physics teachers and students: http://www.compadre.org/index.cfm
Free course for anyone into knowing more about reproduction - https://www.coursera.org/learn/reproductive-health
https://www.nextlesson.org/ Interest ID
http://www.timelypick.com/science This takes some time to get through.
Oct 7, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
http://laboutloud.com/2015/08/episode-130-good-thinking/ This is a pod-cast that NSTA sponsors. I found this one timely, in my own life, so though I would share. Hope it entertains.
Oct 12, 2015
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