My name is Shamara, I am an Elementary Ed. major. I will be graduating this fall with my Bachelors in Education. I am very excited to begin my new career. I am even more excited to learn as much as I can about how to teach students with different learning styles and diverse backgrounds.
This collection is compiled with articles and a web seminar. It discusses the inclusion of electronic technology to facilitate learning about science. Also, it will discuss different approaches to teaching children about the connection between science and technology.
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Organisms above and below
In this collection you will find how different organisms both land, air and sea, exist in their environment. It will include abiotic and biotic factors, relationships, habitat and human impact.
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Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:25 PM in Fooled!
Scent is tied to memory. I know that when I smell a certain aroma, dinner is ready. I've been conditioned to know 'that" smell means food. But, what about animals? Apparently, there is a chemical given off by plastic that ends up in oceans. Yes, the chemical is called dimethyl sulfide. After being in the ocean awhile, plastic accumulates grime and bacteria. This sulfur like odor that is created, i...
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Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:03 PM in ALL CLEAR ON GMO's
I did a lesson on GMO's in my classroom management class (the teaching class) a few semesters ago. I didn't know much about the topic prior to deciding to do a lesson on it. once I discovered what GMO's were, I was intrigued. By the end of my research, I concluded that naturally grown foods, good. Genetically modified foods, bad. Now this! GMO's are not any worse for consumption than those convent...
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 1:51 PM in Science in Elementary School
I believe that districts do vary in the content that they teach. I do not think it is something to be alarmed about. As long as the students are given all the necessary instruction they need to understand the content, I think its great they are learning the "hard" stuff. Think about the students who go to school up north, they are way more advanced then students here, especially in Miami. There is...
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Interdependence: Animals and their environments Collection
Wed, Nov 02, 2016 9:51 AM
This collection is awesome. Children of all learning styles and levels can be taught and can learn. Tiered learning is a great way to reach all students. It doesn't compromise what the students are learning, it simply tailors the information, so they can receive knowledge the way that suits them best. Teaching organisms can be challenging, there is so much information, but in tiered learning, it can be done. Also, the article on taking observational notes fits well with tiered learning. Since all students learn at their own pace and in their own way, they can draw their observations, rather than write. They are still achieving the same goal of observation, they are just doing it in their own way.
Needs of Organisms Collection
Thu, Apr 14, 2016 12:04 AM Collection has all aspects covered
Reading this collection, I was able to get a clear idea of what the author is focusing on. She has an article that talks about assessing students through an interview protocol in order to see what it is elementary students know. This allows teachers to gather the students conceptions and alternative conceptions. This article goes hand-in-hand with the KWL article. The KWL article also draws on students prior knowledge and leaves room for students to record what they have learned and most importantly what they would like to learn. These two articles Segway into the focus of the collection; organism in the environment. The Interdependence Scipack talks about how biotic and abiotic factors affect populations of species and humans. Then the living or nonliving article reinforces biotic and abiotic factors. Many students are left wondering why they are learning these kinds of things. More than "One Right Answer" article talks about helping students understand how the world works, rather than a sit-get-spit approach. Similarly, Science 101 talks about the relevance behind why scientist do what they do. I enjoyed the collection, it had a lot of information.
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