I'm a 6th grade science teacher who loves to explore science as well as explore other creative endeavors such as art, photography, reading, and attending to museums.
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Wed, Oct 24, 2012 7:20 PM in Science Assessments
I find that I am having difficulty creating assessments that are formative.. summative we receive from downtown; however, is there a basic format that doesn't make science basic and easy but rather higher order comprehension and expansive of the thought process. I would like to assess the students scientific vocabulary without multiple choice and/or explore their abilities to think outside the b...
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Tue, Oct 23, 2012 6:52 PM in Collaboration & Communication
This is an interesting thread, as of lately we have found collaborating to be more accessible due to the common core and an active environment among colleagues to find a way to relate all topics within each content area. What has certainly helped is the ability to incorporate a ton of STEM units, which actually incorporate Social Studies, Language Arts, Music, and even PE. The difficulties I fin...
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 5:03 PM in Science Notebook
I am utilizing the interactive notebook this year, as best as I can. I was wondering if any one has any possible recommendations for how to assess each notebook without reading each notebook.. rather a notebook quiz? rubric? If I were to give a rubric out what type of rubric would be recommended. Thanks! Rather then reinvent the wheel; I thought to ask my peers! :-)
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