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Tuesday, October 13

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    Student Teaching at Berkeley Middle School; 7th Grade
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Friday, April 11

  1. page Shane Lewis edited {HOF_novice.jpg} Hi, my name is Shane Lewis. I am a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institut…
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    Hi, my name is Shane Lewis. I am a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in chemical engineering. This year, I'll be working with Mr. Joseph at New Kent High school observing and teaching his high school chemistry classes (and hopefully his physics class too).
    Research in engineering and the sciences is all about understanding the nature of the world and how we can use scientific principles to make better lives for ourselves and those around us, and what I want my students to take from my classes is a realization that virtually everything around them has been created by scientists who started out no different from them. I want to try to inspire the same natural inquisitiveness and drive that has inspired generations of scientists to delve into complex matters about the nature of their world. And most of all, I want them to enjoy learning, and keep on doing it, for its own sake, and not because they feel like it's being forced on them.
    My greatest fear is encountering students that have been indoctrinated against science from a young age. Far too often, teenagers have prejudices towards the sciences on ideological grounds. This effectively leads to an incomplete education for the student, as they will never be open to challenging preconceived notions (whether right or wrong), nor will they learn to become true critical thinkers.
    "Hannah Gray ... once reminded politicians who sometimes ridiculed the esoteric titles of projects supported by the National Science Foundation in the United States that there are no narrow subjects, only narrow minds." -- Prince, Jr. Teach Them to Challenge Authority

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Wednesday, April 24

  1. page Gregory Maust edited I'm a physics major, placed in York High School for this year. I was inspired to teach in part …

    I'm a physics major, placed in York High School for this year.
    I was inspired to teach in part by the polarization of my college peers' attitudes towards math and physics. Nearly all of them loved or hated it, and attributed their feeling to a high school experience. I want to create a classroom that lets students make an informed choice about whether they like the subject, instead of reacting to a bad teacher.

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    Gregory Maust - Portfolio
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Thursday, March 14

  1. page Kyle Minner edited {Katie%27s%20Pictures%20for%20Kyle%20010.jpg} {Katie's_Pictures_for_Kyle_010.jpg} I am Kyle M…
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    I am Kyle Minner and I will be a Secondary English teacher, most likely in an 11th or 12th grade classroom, although I'll have to
    get out in the schools to really discover what I like.
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Tuesday, October 18

  1. page Student-Created Products edited ... Concept Maps Concept maps can take a number of different forms including knowledge webs, char…
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    Concept Maps
    Concept maps can take a number of different forms including knowledge webs, character trait diagrams, flowcharts, decision trees and more. Inspiration is the most common and probably most powerful concept map software application, although many online versions can be great as well. Be sure to check out the Inspired Learning Community where teachers can share and comment upon Inspiration creations. There you can find many, many examples.
    Web-based concept mapping tools:
    bubbl.us
    MindMeister
    Mindomo

    Podcasts
    Podcasts are audio files posted online in a format that allows users to subscribe and listen on the computer and/or mp3 player. The tools required to record and edit podcasts (e.g., Audacity, GarageBand, etc.) are typically free and relatively easy to use. Educational podcasts range from recorded lectures, to review casts, to explaining concepts, to roundtable discussions. The Education category in iTunes and the Learning in Hand are good places to start to find a range of podcasts created both by and for students.
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Wednesday, October 5

  1. page Student-Created Products edited ... Podcasts Podcasts are audio files posted online in a format that allows users to subscribe an…
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    Podcasts
    Podcasts are audio files posted online in a format that allows users to subscribe and listen on the computer and/or mp3 player. The tools required to record and edit podcasts (e.g., Audacity, GarageBand, etc.) are typically free and relatively easy to use. Educational podcasts range from recorded lectures, to review casts, to explaining concepts, to roundtable discussions. The Education category in iTunes and the Learning in Hand are good places to start to find a range of podcasts created both by and for students.
    To create a podcast, you'll need to find some way to record audio. On a Windows computer, you can use the built in Sound Recorder application. On a Mac computer, you can use Garage Band. Alternatively, you can download the free, open-source audio recording and editing software, Audacity. You can also use a digital audio recorder or even a smart phone to create a sound file. Then you need a place to host your podcast. I'd suggest starting with something like Blogger or Posterous. Once you create your blog, you create a new post to attach an audio file. Once you have a series of these posts, viola, you have a podcast. Check out the Ed Tech Co-Op podcast as an example of a Posterous blog/podcast.
    Examples:
    Jamestown Settlement (podcast) - site
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    - how to introduce and orient the user to best understand the artifacts
    - how to design a virtual environment that is accessible, engaging, and informative
    Wikis like wikispaces (the public version or via wmwikis) are a natural way to create and publish a single author or collaborative exhibit.
    Multimedia creation sites like Glogster allow students to create virtual posters around topics related to the curriculum. Similar to the student-created virtual exhibits above, students can use text, images, video, and audio to create one-page mini exhibits. Glogster supports an educational community to focus on the use of Glogster in classrooms.
    Timeline creation tools like Toki-Toki, Timeglider, or Dipity might work well for a chronological focus.

    Examples:
    Holes by Louis Suchar (wikispaces) - site
    Animated Math Videos - site
    Multimedia Posters
    Multimedia creation sites like Glogster allow students to create virtual posters around topics related to the curriculum. Similar to the student-created virtual exhibits above, students can use text, images, video, and audio to create one-page mini exhibits. Glogster supports an educational community to focus on the use of Glogster in classrooms.
    Examples:

    The Moon - site
    The Lightning Thief - site
    Aquatic Invertebrates - site
    Civil War Timeline (dipity) - site
    Concept Maps
    Concept maps can take a number of different forms including knowledge webs, character trait diagrams, flowcharts, decision trees and more. Inspiration is the most common and probably most powerful concept map software application, although many online versions can be great as well. Be sure to check out the Inspired Learning Community where teachers can share and comment upon Inspiration creations. There you can find many, many examples.
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