Maura Purcell

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Recent Posts by Maura

Mon May 11, 2020 7:33 PM in Rural vs. Inner-city
One thing that I have noticed about working in rual schools is that bugets are constantly in flux because enrollment can go up and down quite a lot from year to year. In the country people tend to lose jobs or move away, or they just opt to home school to avoid the long bus rides and or commutes to their child's school 

Mon May 11, 2020 7:29 PM in Online learning in rural areas
Hello all,   I'm teaching HS in the rual foothills of CA. Reaching out for any advise for online instruction in rual areas. Mt district sent out chrombooks to all students but I am still hearing about lack of bandwidth, poor internet quality excetera. Many students don't have smartphones either. How are we to handle it? I have all but given up on even including video recording in lessons fo...

Mon May 11, 2020 7:24 PM in How to enhance Ethical decision making on a Socio-scientific issue in Science classroom?
Possibly, The question is a bit broad, is/are there specific topics that you want to address? Under what subject area? 

Recent Reviews by Maura

Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:31 PM
4 Good insight into potential careers
I like these kinds of articles for my PLTW class because it integrates careers into its curriculum.

Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:28 PM
4 Good introduction
A little dated but a very good article

Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:11 PM
4 Fun
I like it, good video to use the lead into a lesson on applications

Recent Public Collections by Maura

Biomedical Science

7 Resources

Supplemental to my already very good PLTW Biomedical course

Podcast: Using Rare Diseases to Teach Scientific Inquiry
Type: Podcast

Podcast: Using Rare Diseases to Teach Scientific Inquiry: The Difficulty of Diagnosis - Living with Marfansyndrome
Type: Podcast

Electricity and magnetism

8 Resources

Principles of electromagnetism aligned with NGSS

Podcast: New NASA Views of Storms in Space: Plasma, Magnetism, and the Sun
Type: Podcast

External Resource: Beam Me Up, LabTV Video
Type: External Resource