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About Me: Chemistry & Physics Teacher
Affiliation: Wirt County High School
Location: Elizabeth, WV
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Recent Posts by Rebecca
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:35 PM in AP Prep courses on EdX
No, there is no commitment on your part. In fact, the published information on MOOCs indicate that a minority of participants actually complete the entire course. You're welcome to participate in the parts that interest you and not participate in the remainder. You can view the lectures and skip the assessments or complete only those sessions that interest you. There are no repercussions for d...

Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:16 PM in AP Prep courses on EdX
The Audit/Honor Code Certificate option is free (the verified certificate can be done for a price). The course is the same for both options. There are no limits to the number of participants - there are generally thousands of registered students, although not all complete all the component of the course to earn a certificate. Go to www.edx.org, create an account, and browse the classes. Wh...

Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:32 PM in AP Prep courses on EdX
These high school courses will be first time offerings, so there isn't any feedback available yet. However, I'm looking forward to auditing a couple of them for ideas for my AP classes. I've taken over a dozen college-level edX MOOCs and have not been disappointed.





Recent Reviews by Rebecca

4 Great Source for Ideas
This book just looked like so much fun that I had to purchase it and I wasn't disappointed. It includes over 50 different gadgets and gizmos, as they call them, organized around 7 physical concepts. Each one comes with questions that students should think about and each set includes the Next Generation Science Standards that that activity deals with. All the of the gadgets are readily available from a scientific supply catalog or Amazon at a reasonable cost. This book will motivate you to expand and use your science toy collection!


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.






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