Science

In this part of the unit, students are exploring how global temperatures have changed over the past hundred years.  Students will examine tables and graphs about global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels, human consumption of food, and human consumption of natural resources.  They will find patterns in the graphs.

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This is a blended learning unit I modified from a traditional unit plan to include more online and web-based material.  It requires 1:1 technology and internet access from students, but should be accessible cross platform, and even on mobile phones.

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Cell Cycle can be a very abstract and difficult section of Biology to learn. The goal here is to use constant reinforcement with students and allow for open communication between teachers and students for help and discussion.

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he Weather Unit guides children through a yearlong study of weather. Children observe, measure, describe, and record aspects of weather such as temperature, air, wind, and clouds; practice using tools to measure weather; and look for weather patterns. The unit provides a number of experiences that offer children a connection with the weather in their environment.

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Bounce is a literacy tool that enables teachers/students to screenshot an entire webpage and annotate it with selection boxes with a comment feature to add context.

Gooru is a lesson-unit-course building tool. Teachers can curate content from the internet, remix featured courses and assign content to students. Gooru has a robust data dashboard that allows teachers to monitor student progress to inform personalized learning strategies.

Symbaloo is a visual website management tool. It allows you to create multiple bookmarks organized like a digital bulletin board to help you and your students (bookmarks can be anything with a web address: Google Docs, YouTube Video, website, etc.)

Seesaw is a digital portfolio for students and a place to share content for teachers. It is an app/site that allows teachers to easily distribute and collect content and provides parents access to their own student’s work.

Gist Notes allows you to highlight within a web browser or a PDF. Then, you can organize the notes/highlights into collections/courses/projects.

Google Slides is a free presentation application that allows you to collaborate and create with others simultaneously. 

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