Science & Technology Integration

Authentic Assessment

When I think about school, and about assessment, I think about learning facts and concepts, and writing tests and exams to show what I know. Most parents nowadays think the same thing. Sometimes curriculum...

PLNs for Educators

As a teacher in a small private school, we don’t have access to the same PD network as those in public schools.  Our resources are limited, and our time is stretched. Learning from each other...

Using Google Docs in the Classroom

There are many things that you can do with Google docs in the classroom.  This is just a starting list…can you add any more ideas? Create electronic (paperless) handouts Share a document with your...

Interactive Science Notebooks

Interactive science notebooks are an excellent tool for students to help them synthesize and work with the material.  They work at all levels, and can be used in many different ways.  The benefits of the notebooks are significant: ...

QR Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts are a great way to get students up and moving, and review concepts.  In preparation for our summative test, I put together a Cell Scavenger hunt. This consisted of 15 review questions...

Internet Research: Finding Images

Copyright.  A term fraught with misunderstanding and discomfort.  Students today are unaware of the reality of what they can and can’t use – the comment “I found it on the Internet” is one that...