Mitchell McLean

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Recent Posts by Mitchell

Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:45 AM in Assigning Homework
This idea sounds great. Especially with the plethora of resources online these days, student choice can be the way to go in terms of homework so that students are working according to what they enjoy and what level they're at. I generally enable student choice through most parts of my instruction at school as well. Typically in lessons, I'll start with a discussion, video and content slides, foll...





Recent Reviews by Mitchell


Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:08 AM
4 Lots of knowledge, but all parts need to be checked
It's been great looking at the breadth of knowledge in this SciGuide, especially given the lack of experience I have in more advanced biology, having majored in physics. I've been able to learn new info about the way genes are read, for example. The issue, however, is that many of the sites have barriers to access for the students, such as the need to log in with an account, or the need to download videos, rather than running them in-browser, which can be problematic at Chromebook schools like mine.


Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:49 PM
3 Thinking skills?
This periodic table task provides a good introduction to the chemical elements and can help students engage with further exploration of these elements. I feel like this task could be expanded by requiring some student inquiry, like a recommendation as to whether that element should be used more or preserved. Care must be taken to make sure that groups also get to learn about each other's elements. If I implement this task, I will not be using the marking scheme as, although it assesses some research and presentation skills, doesn't fully assess scientific understanding or reflection, as required by the International Baccalaureate curriculum at my school.






Recent Public Collections by Mitchell


5-6 Magellan Science

3 Resources

Resources to support the Magellan Year 5-6 extension program at MCSS (Canberra, Australia) in science.



Genetics
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Organisms: Grades 5-8
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5-6 Magellan Mathematics

Resources to support the Magellan Year 5-6 extension program at MCSS (Canberra, Australia) in mathematics.



Year 10 Earth & Space - Australia

4 Resources

Resources to support the Year 10 Science Australian Curriculum in earth and space sciences, implemented in Term 3-4 at MCSS (ACT) within the framework of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program Year 5 for Sciences.



Earth Structures
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Solar System
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