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Welcome to the high school science teacher leaders discussion!

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I'd like to hear about teacher leaders experiences with technology they consider to be top-notch. That doesn't mean it is complicated or necessarily cutting edge, rather it's about the pedagogical uses you've made with tech-based materials or tools. What are some of the apps, programs, or approaches you've used to deepen student learning? 

Mon, 03/11/2019 - 1:09 PM Permalink

Blended Learning is key in my classroom to integrating technology.  It uses student choice in place, pace, and path of learning in conjunction with technology to really differentiate for the student.  I would love to learn more and share more about this topic!

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:41 PM Permalink

Explore SAMR (http://www.schrockguide.net/samr.html) or research the 4 Cs (https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/4-cs-technology-integration) - if you haven't already = ) - and use one of those as a guide for implementation/reflection. Decide what you want to do, then find the tech tool that will help you do it.
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 12:21 PM Permalink

The school I teach for is fully online.  The trick to making this work is to use the technology to the students and teachers advantage.  We use mainly OER resources, that are housed on our Learning Management System (LMS).  Careful consideration needs to be used when designing the curriculum.  Especially in science, there is so much available.  Weeding things out to focus on the key topics students need to master is the way to find success.  Choosing the very best lessons and resources, along with carefully thought out assignments, can be very effective for student learning.  

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 1:14 PM Permalink
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I use Whitebox Learning- Flinn Science

www.whiteboxlearning.com

Software (which is NOT free) allows students to do virtual modeling and simulations. 

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 1:37 PM Permalink
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In my district, we are required to use the guaranteed and viable curriculum that has been adopted by the district. So far, it hasn't felt very rigorous- what are some tools or ways of upping the rigor within the constraints of using this curriculum? 

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:42 PM Permalink
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I work with high school teachers in Chicago.  We've been seeing more interest in trying out hydroponics and/or aquaponics projects in the classroom.  We've contracted and organization with expertise to lead some professional development, but teachers are still hesitant/nervous about setting up a system that works.  They want to be able to troubleshoot with someone.  Does anyone know of a working group of educators using aquaponics or hydroponics in the classroom?

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 3:20 PM Permalink
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