Sunday, October 22, 2017

Educational Links 10/23/18

What Is Down Syndrome?

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

Specialized Add-ons For Google Docs

The Case Against Automated Student Data Dashboards

Rethinking how educators teach digital citizenship

'Teacher time is precious, so leaders have to ensure it is used wisely'

Teachers and Researchers Team Up to Teach NGSS-Style Science

The idea is to allow students to become practicing scientists by setting up scenarios that let them explore the natural world. For example, a mini-unit on puddles allows young students to explore how a puddle filled with water in the morning has disappeared by the afternoon. According to teacher Anuska Chorba at Hazel Wolf K-8 STEM School, previously, she "was the scientist" with the information that would be passed along to the students. Now, her students are "taught the practices of being a scientist" by going through the same processes to find information that adult scientists would.

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