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Recent Posts by Rebecca
Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:26 PM in Using Videos in Chem Class
Deborah Blum, author of the Poisoner's Handbook, also has a Ted Ed video that would go great with that entitled Early forensics and crime-solving chemists . I used it at the beginning of the school year.

Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:32 PM in Re-Engineering Your Science Curriculum
Sheila, If you've got some time this summer, this Exploratorium course might just be perfect. Its called Tinkering Fundamentals - a Constructionist's Approach to STEM Learning and is targeted toward elementary and middle school science teachers. Looks like another good PD opportunity! It starts June 22nd.

Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:33 PM in Using Videos in Chem Class
Great resource! I'm going to have to do some exploring. I like videos in the 3-8 minute range to introduce a topic, spark discussion or demonstrate something you cannot do yourself due to safety or lack of equipment. I often use the Ted Ed videos as bell ringers to start a class. PBS Learning Media has some good ones too.

Recent Reviews by Rebecca

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.

4 Real-World Lesson on Collisions
This article is very timely as I am working on completing a unit plan for collisions for my physics class and wanted to make it real for them. The author presents a crash test activity where students apply the concepts of momentum, inertia, and potential and kinetic energy. The activity is then used as a launch to a discussion of crashes and safety equipment.

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