Jocelyn Billings

I am an Elementary Education minor at UMBC with a passion for science and learning.



Recent Posts by Jocelyn

Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:49 PM in Differentiating Instruction
Hello, I am a pre service teacher and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas or resources for differentiating instruction for a gardening unit? 

Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:20 PM in Technology inside the classroom
Thank you very much for attaching this reference! I appreciate online books and the convenience of them. I like how you stated that I should consider technology to create communication, I will definitely consider that!

Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:24 PM in Technology inside the classroom
Hello, I am a pre-service teacher and was interested in resources regarding technology inside of the classroom. I am creating a gardening unit and could use some ideas on what technology I could include other than videos. Thank you!

Recent Reviews by Jocelyn

Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:13 PM
5 Article review for my Gardening Unit
The resource, A Garden Story, is useful in gaining inspiration for a gardening or environmental unit for teachers. It tells the story how one skill full science club made kindergarten through fifth graders dream of having a school garden come true. The students lived in an urban area (Detroit) and thought that it was never possible but through scientific dedication it did. The article explained how the club researched grants and finally received one that made it all possible. This can be a useful resource for teachers looking where to start when wanting to create a school garden. I myself learned that you can receive a grant for this project and thought it was very fascinating. Overall, I would rate this article 5/5 because it is great for inspiration.

Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:11 PM
5 Article review for my Gardening Unit
The resource that I found under the NSTA LC, Pollinator Gardens, was the most useful of them all. I like that this resource modeled an exact lesson plan and even gave the standard to abide by. I think the most useful part of this resource is the background information section that is given right after the objective, method, and materials. This section explains how flowers have evolved and how important a pollinator garden is for a food source. The most important insect to benefit from this garden would be, bees, which also help our environment. This article and subject could easily tie into to any lesson for organisms and the environment. Overall I would rate this 5/5 stars.

Recent Public Collections by Jocelyn

Collection for gardening

9 Resources

To show classmates for Flavio

A Garden Story
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Growing a Garden
Type: Journal Article