Studying Elementary Education at Wright State University
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 11:57 PM in Engaging the Students
I think the number one thing to keep the students engaged is to bring in real life objects or to have visual aids to show them the whole time. If there are more visual aid copies pass them around the room so each student can actually see and know what it looks like when learning about it. I would also suggest when talking about nature or life cycles make connections back to how it can r...
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Wed, Dec 01, 2021 11:50 PM in Hands on activities
In my second grade class, the students were learning about birds and their habitats. As birds do not have arms they have to use their beaks to pick everything up like grass, seeds, anything honeslty. In my class, we had stations with different objects to act like a bird and only use clothes pin to pick up items. Some of the items were beads with a clothes pin, an eye dropper with water,...
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 11:39 PM in The Use of Technology in the classroom
The classroom I am in right now we mainly use ipads when looking up vocabulary words we do not know very well. Students will look up the word, write the definition and will draw a picture. If I do not have a book on hand, I will go to youtube to use the read aloud and as it goes at a slow pace students can pay attention. I use technology when showing pictures of animals they have never seen befor...
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Thu, Dec 02, 2021 12:35 AM Dress for the Weather
I love this resource because it breaks down the difference between climate and weather for the students and educators reading this. This is a guided inquiry meaning educators really focus on the students learning and how they can process and write down information in their own ways. Many discussions that can be evaluated through formative assessments as the educator takes note of what the student is talking about and seeing if there is evidence or reasoning to support their statement. Overall, great resource and for critical higher thinking for grades 5 through 8th.
Thu, Dec 02, 2021 12:24 AM Nature Watch
An excellent resource to use if wanting to study and learn about habitats in the community. Shows how diverse plants change over time with children watching every step by first brainstorming what will happen, then choosing a plant and writing down observations. Then they will explore and investigate up close to see the changes and will continue to return to that habitat to see the changes, progress, and observations throughout the months or years.
Thu, Dec 02, 2021 12:19 AM DCIs, SEPs, and CCs, Oh My!
This resource has helped me along the way in my science course by explaining what is exactly needed for each concept. Goes into higher level thinking questions that relate to DCI, SEP, or CCC. Shows practice examples and represents how each concept is connected to science.
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