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Affiliation: Wirt County High School
Location: Elizabeth, WV
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Recent Posts by Rebecca
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:18 PM in Digital Badges
I don't have anything to add, but would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has used badges and quest-based learning. My summer plan is to set up my physics class on 3DGameLab which is compatible with Mozilla badges and I'd love to hear others' experiences.

Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:58 PM in Chemistry Professional Development
I think I may have developed an addiction to MOOCs. So far this year I've completed the Science & Cooking one you've mentioned, Walter Lewin's Classical Mechanics, Introduction to Solid State Chemistry, and Electricity & Magnetism (Jason Hafner's). I'm almost done with Effective Thinking through Mathematics and Medicinal Chemistry. MITx has a new offering that's supposed to start in June call...

Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:28 PM in POGILs?
I use POGILs a lot in my chemistry classes and they work well. (Flinn has chemistry & biology POGILs you can adapt and there are several websites with good ones). I couple POGILs with lots of other inquiry-based activities and labs. It does require an adjustment on the part of both students and teacher, but the students who embrace the process seem to understand the concepts much better with th...





Recent Reviews by Rebecca

5 Really great ideas here.
Students need not only to be able to interpret graphs, but to find a good way to present that data. The use of infographics allow students to be creative as well.


4 Importance of Preassessment
The authors give a good argument for the importance of preassessment in the identification of misconceptions among students. Their examples of effective preassessment questions are good ones. Good read.


5 Student-Centered Approach to Learning
I really liked this book. It gave a good overview of the history and research supporting mastery learning and then gives much practical information on the different ways it can be applied in the science classroom. A must read for those considering a move to mastery learning.






Recent Public Collections by Rebecca



Peer-Led Team Learning: A new teaching model focuses on student achievement through active learning
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School


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A Place for Content Literacy
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School




Who Killed Myra Mains? Students investigate a mock crime scene in an integrated science unit
Type: Journal Article
Grade: High School