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Gamification of Science Class

November 11, 2013

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I need your help students! I am studying Gamification, the process of making activities more game-like. Goal: to increase student interest and engagement through: competition achieving goals gaining status helping others, getting epic wins. I would like to know your opinions on gaming and how engaging in game play could help you learn about science. The video below […]

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What are you interested in? (Great Presentation Example)

September 26, 2013

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This TED Talk is a great example how to effectively use slides to enhance a presentation.  Notice the presenter is the focus, not the slides.  I also love the examples of what kids are able to do when they follow their passions! Extracurricular empowerment: Scott McLeod at TEDxDesMoines

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Presentation Dont’s – Ready

September 26, 2013

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– Any other “Dont’s” that you can think of? What do you think are good things to do in a presentation?

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Icons (w/ Google drawings)

September 22, 2013

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While learning about visual literacy, I stumbled on the idea of icons. An ICON is a simple picture or symbol representing an idea, concept, or action.            Icons … Quickly and compactly show information Focus and emphasis certain ideas Help you remember things You can use icons in projects, posters, lab report […]

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Visual Concept Map Notes

September 16, 2013

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When learning about a topic it is important to record what you’ve learned. There are many ways to go about doing this.  We are probably most familiar with written notes.  The place of choice for most of us right now is Google Drive or G-Docs as the kids on the street are calling it. (: […]

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Geneticist to Restaurant Owner

September 5, 2013

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We talk a lot about exploring and developing your interests. I was recently in Buenos Aires and went to a really cool restaurant, The Argentine Experience.  The restaurant engages diners in the cooking experience.   You learn about cooking processes, help prepare food, and of course eat.  But what I really got out of dinner was […]

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Google Research

August 25, 2013

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Really cool tool built in Google Docs Search, Cite, and Link to sites.   Click TOOLS -> RESEARCH Click to Read More

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Google Search Tips and Tricks

August 25, 2013

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Google Search Tips and Tricks Google Search Tips

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