Karina Gonzalez

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Recent Posts by Karina

Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:18 AM in Some Resources to teach CER (Claim Evidence Reasoning) in Science
Thank you so much for adding these wonderful links. I am a future educator and the CER is something that is rather new to me since I was never taught this way when I was in elementary school! I am still learning how to become familiar with this concept and how to implement it in a classroom. I have done a few lesson plans where I used a CERR but I still do not feel 100% confident. I will definitel...

Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:13 AM in STEM and Fairy Tales
I agree with the above post. This concept is such a great way to get girls involved in STEM and to help them acquire and develop a love for science. I really love how you even added different fairy tales as well as possible engineering projects to connect with them. I had never really thought about how fairy tales and folktales are already a part a curriculum, this is such an innovative way to in...

Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:14 PM in Teaching ELLs Space and Science
What about if you play some games with them that integrate both language learning and science vocabulary? https://eslactivities.com/bingo.php?fileID=3a5442d1d299723ac31de2f3c8916858&step=2 on this website it allows you to make your own bingo games where you put the vocabulary and then clues and it creates the game for you! Or, you can split the class into groups and assign each a planet, afte...

Recent Reviews by Karina

Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:55 PM
5 Review for Maria Vargas - Parts of a Plant
One thing I liked about this collection is that it included a article on scientific vocabulary. This is something that is we have talked about in class. Another thing that I liked is that Maria had an article that has an activity dealing with this topic, this will help when teaching the subject to her students. To me the best part is that she has that discusses students ideas when it comes to this subject as well as another article that explains how to assess those ideas. Overall, I believe this is a great collection!

Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:48 PM
5 Article Review (extra credit)
I truly feel inspired after reading this article. Being an artisitic individual I feel passionately about integrating art into different subject areas. I love how the article pointed out that using art as an assessment will be helpful to students who have problems communicating, and it will also be helpful for ELL students as well. I feel that the whole class discussion the teacher had prior to reading the text about biomes was helpful because it will assist in the retention of information by the student. Once all students had completed their paper biomes the teacher had them show it to the class and invited other students to name what they saw in the picture. This is a great because it serves as an informal assessment to ensure the students understanding of the topic. This was overall a great article.

Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:27 PM
5 Review for Carili Rubin - BIOMES COLLECTION
The collection I chose to review is Biomes Collection b Carili Rubin, I really enjoyed two particular artifacts in this collection. Biome is Where the Art is because I feel too often we forget to let students express what they have learned in an artisitic manner. I like that this also went into detail with different topics such as "Deeper into the Biodome" and "Climate Change". I also liked the article What Happens When the Climate Changes, because it gave a clear example of the 5E's that we have learned about in class so much. This collection also had information that can be linked to teaching students about the food chain as well. Great job Carili!

Recent Public Collections by Karina

Earths Systems

7 Resources

Scope on the Skies: Exploring the Earth's Atmosphere
Type: Journal Article

Ocean's Effect on Weather and Climate
Type: SciPack

Food Web & Food Chain

7 Resources

Food web and Food Chain for FA 2

Teaching through Trade: Life-Cycle Science
Type: Journal Article

Teaching Through Trade Books: Figuring Out Food Chains
Type: Journal Article