Piktochart: Create your own infographics
“Piktochart is a superb way for students to work on those statistics/probability standards. Being a visual learner myself, I love the way that infographics seem to make data easier to digest. Piktochart can be used to display any type of statistical or mathematical data in new ways. “
Cassini Solstice Mission: About Saturn & Its Moons
“On June 30, 2004, the Cassini spacecraft entered orbit around Saturn to begin the first in-depth, up-close study of the ringed planet and its domain. As expected, the Saturn System has provided an incredible wealth of opportunities for exploration and discovery. With its initial four-year tour of the Saturn system complete as well as an initial two-year extended mission called the Cassini Equinox Mission, the spacecraft is conducting a second extended mission called the Cassini Solstice Mission.
“We’re looking at a string of remarkable discoveries — about Saturn’s magnificent rings, its amazing moons, its dynamic magnetosphere and about Titan’s surface and atmosphere,” says Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist. “
Cassini Solstice Mission: Scientist for a Day
“The Science Planning Team picked three targets to be imaged. Pick your favorite target, and write a persuasive essay describing the scientific merits of your choice. Your decision should be based on which image would yield the most scientific results.
Just like actual scientists do, you are to explain what you hope to learn from the image you have selected. The artistic value of the image can be an added bonus to your decision.”
Implementing Blogging in the Classroom | Langwitches Blog
“teachers to be at least on the first step of the blogging ladder, illustrated in the image below. Their classroom blog needed to be, as a minimum, a replacement of a weekly folder filled with parent-school communication and homework assignments. Teachers were expected to learn how to update their blogs (at least on a weekly basis), insert images and videos and categorize their blog posts.”
Performance Assessment: Assessing Know-How As Well As Know-What | Big Picture
“performance assessment employs a variety of methods for determining whether a student has attained sufficient mastery of essential knowledge, learning, and skills (intellectual, emotional, and social). Performance means just that, a performance, not just being tested on knowing what but also being assessed on knowing how. Typically, performance assessment employs student performances, portfolios, exhibits, and projects that document and demonstrate applications of learning in real-world contexts over-time. Well-constructed performance assessments can be extremely useful for measuring student growth and guiding future learning.”
Prototype engine will allow travel from London to Sydney in four hours. [VIDEO]
Why Kids Should Grade Teachers – Amanda Ripley – The Atlantic
“teaching quality. Study after study has shown that it matters more than anything else in a school—and that it is too low in too many places. For all kids to learn 21st-century skills, teaching has to get better—somehow.”
3 ways to measure students, teachers, & schools without standardized tests
“Measure student achievement via authentic teacher assessment Teachers already have plenty of standardized measures of student growth. For example a teacher can do a running record to assess a child’s reading ability and measure their growth across the year. We can assess a student’s authentic writing with standardized and normed writing rubrics. School systems like West Virginia are using these assessments.
Measure teacher effectiveness via students and parent satisfaction”
20 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education
“Below are the sentiments shared by these current and former students during the segment. “
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