Error message

Please set which field you are using for counting results in the tagadelic display.

Recent Content (science)

  • Writing letters to the next president in STEM class

    Tag: science
  • Remix, Remake, Curate with NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Tar River Writing Project, & The Poetry Project

     

    Tag: science
  • Digital Science Picture Books: A Presentation

    This resource (download it as a pdf below) is from a presentation about Digital Science Picture Books that I gave to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and at the Digital Is... Convening in 2009.

     

    Tag: science
  • Student Sample: Cell Mitosis Digital Book/Movie

    Here, we turned my student's book into a video, complete with student narration.

     

    Tag: science
  • A Fourth Grade Service Learning Project

    "The kids wrote scripts, they revised them, interviewed, and rewrote their work before submitting their first podcast to the School District of Philadelphia podcast website."

    During the 2008-2009 school year, my class was involved in a service learning project. The project utilized various technologies and digital media to complete the task. These tools proved to be invaluable for the English language learners who comprised the majority of my classroom.

    Tag: science
  • Google Docs Support Access and Collaboration

    How might web-based word processing applications strengthen opportunities for student expression, collaboration, and writing? In the specific case of creating science fair projects, students and teachers can use web-based Google Docs to generate written work and collaborate. While the uses of web-based word processing applications described here relate to science fair projects specifically, the possibilities extend across all classrooms, projects, and purposes.

    Tag: science
  • WhyReef

    Come SCUBA with us in WhyReef—a virtual coral reef—and discover the splendors of coral reefs and the creatures that make reefs their homes! Observe amazing reef species from the Harlequin Shrimp and the Giant Triton Snail to the White-Tip Reef Shark, count and identify species to monitor reef populations just like scientists do, or play the Food Web Game to figure out how these creatures depend on one another.

    Tag: science
  • Gaming Science and Writing

    Tag: science
  • Review of Gaming 4 Schools

    My game is going to be about Layers of the Earth. I chose that because I think I will be cool to use the layers as certain levels! Some of the things you will encounter are boss battles! Also mazes which you will need to answer a question correctly to move on to the right path. That is what my game on GameStar Mechanic is going to be. — Michael

    Tag: science
  • A Conversation with Kevin Hodgson

    I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Hodgson about his video game design unit and the companion website. Here are some highlights from that interview.

    Why game design? Why choose that medium instead of something more text-based or more traditional for the language arts classroom? 

    Tag: science
  • DeforestACTION at ISTE 2012

    On Wednesday of this year's annual ISTE Conference in San Diego, I learned about DeforestACTION, a global collaborative project by and for students around the world. I found the story of this organization extremely inspiring. And, I think it's a great example of how digital media enables kids to take real-world action to solve enormous global issues.

    Tag: science
  • Becoming a Fearless Explorer

    Believe it or not, I wouldn’t consider myself a very techie person.  I can’t set up a server, can barely understand the wireless network in our house, and have enough blackened sockets to know I should never be trusted with any electrical handy work.  However, friends, family, and colleagues often call me for computer or cell phone technical support.  No longer can I attend a family function without spending some time working on a computer problem.  Recently, I purchased an iPad just because so many people were asking for help and yet I had never played with one for longer than five minutes

    Tag: science
  • Student Powered Powerpoint: Two Fine Examples

    Students can show depth of self-expression and the extent of their understanding of their own education with Powerpoint presentations to an attentive audience. They can demonstrate academic learning. The first student example is done by a fourth grade student with moderate behavior issues but a clear understanding of his own strengths and weaknesses in an educational setting:

    Tag: science
  • In Support of Scientific Inquiry: Building Literacy Development in Kindergarten

    What happens when you engage kindergarten children in a process of asking their own questions and designing ways to find the answers? This is what Denise Tarrats, a New York City kindergarten teacher, found out when she participated in an eighteen-month study of inquiry sponsored by the New York City Writing Project. Along with her students, Denise explored student developed questions about the hamsters they kept as classroom pets.

    Tag: science