Hi! My name is Kaitlyn Quinn. I am currently pursuing my masters in elementary education.
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Sun, Oct 27, 2013 9:47 PM in Ipads and other technology
I think that utilizing the educational applications that are available on the I-pad will definitely help students. I think that a teacher needs to make it abundantly clear in the beginning of the year that I-pads are only used for these apps and not for individual exploration on the web unless instructed to do so.
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Tue, Oct 22, 2013 1:28 AM in Ipads and other technology
I can definitely understand your concerns with utilizing a new technology in the classroom. However, I think that educational applications that are now available greatly outweigh the minor distractions that it may cause. The reason I say this is because the applications that are being created today engage a student way more then a typical book lesson. This is partly because the applications being ...
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 1:06 PM in STEM for Girls
I would try and incorporate some STEM projects that are focused on a project that is specifically tailored to girls. This way you could keep the STEM club co-ed but hopefully attract more girls once they find out about the activity.
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Scope on the Skies: Solar system update
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 9:56 PM Solar System-Update
I thought that this article provided a wealth of information about the solar system. I really enjoyed how the article provided an update on the solar system as a whole because it is always changing. I also liked how the article discussed what a planet is at a basic level. Overall, I thought that while the article was only two-pages, it was packed with helpful information. I will definitely be using this article with my students in the future.
Earth and Space Science
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 9:48 PM Earth and Space Science- Review
This website provided a lot of great background information about Earth and Space science standards and teaching. I really liked how it broke down different standards for teaching science (assessment, teaching, ext). This chapter also gives examples of observation projects and general activities to engage learners. Overall, I gave this chapter 5 stars because it is a great resource for teachers when teaching about Earth and Space science.
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