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Friday, August 21

  1. page Using a wiki edited Instructions for using a wiki Great resource in teaching using wikis Wikispaces help guide P…

    Instructions for using a wiki
    Great resource in teaching using wikis
    Wikispaces help guide
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Tuesday, June 30

  1. page Survey of tech use edited ... survey here. Results of survey can be see in the powerpoint on the home page.
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    survey here. Results of survey can be see in the powerpoint on the home page.
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  2. page Survey of tech use edited Go to see the survey here.
    Go to see the survey here.
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Wednesday, June 24

  1. page home edited ... Wiki Central: Creating Inquiry, Collaboration, and Engagement in Biology {Wiki Central handou…
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    Wiki Central: Creating Inquiry, Collaboration, and Engagement in Biology
    {Wiki Central handout.docx}
    Wikicentral preso for NECC
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    An engaged student is a student who learns, and the use of web 2.0 tools easily creates an engaging atmosphere. In a traditional curriculum setting where content drives instruction, it is difficult to envision the incorporation of 21st century learning in the science classroom. Ideas and techniques using web 2.0 technologies can makeover traditional activities and open the door to higher order thinking in the biology classroom. Modern digital tools and applications make it possible for students to create engaging examples of learning. The impact of student questioning, research, gathering data, or publishing on the web is a considerable motivator to students and creates a shift towards more authentic learning activities. Wikis are a great medium of choice to deliver engaging and interactive curriculum and empower student voices for a larger audience. The presenter will share tools and tips from the past few years that have been used effectively to engage students and increase inquiry and collaboration in the classroom. A variety of activities at many levels (classic classroom and inquiry) are shown with student examples. One or more students will also be present to show examples of learning from class. The divide that exists between understanding the change in instruction and seeing how that looks in the classroom setting is one that teachers find difficult to grasp. Dialogue with those who have changed learning environments is one of the best ways to envision change in instruction in one's own classes.
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    Wiki Central: Creating Inquiry, Collaboration, and Engagement in Biology
    {Wiki Central handout.docx}
    (Session information also found here.)
    An engaged student is a student who learns, and the use of web 2.0 tools easily creates an engaging atmosphere. In a traditional curriculum setting where content drives instruction, it is difficult to envision the incorporation of 21st century learning in the science classroom. Ideas and techniques using web 2.0 technologies can makeover traditional activities and open the door to higher order thinking in the biology classroom. Modern digital tools and applications make it possible for students to create engaging examples of learning. The impact of student questioning, research, gathering data, or publishing on the web is a considerable motivator to students and creates a shift towards more authentic learning activities. Wikis are a great medium of choice to deliver engaging and interactive curriculum and empower student voices for a larger audience. The presenter will share tools and tips from the past few years that have been used effectively to engage students and increase inquiry and collaboration in the classroom. A variety of activities at many levels (classic classroom and inquiry) are shown with student examples. One or more students will also be present to show examples of learning from class. The divide that exists between understanding the change in instruction and seeing how that looks in the classroom setting is one that teachers find difficult to grasp. Dialogue with those who have changed learning environments is one of the best ways to envision change in instruction in one's own classes.
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Monday, June 22

  1. page Wiki assignments edited ... This is the most difficult part of projects. If you have ever assigned a project and did not g…
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    This is the most difficult part of projects. If you have ever assigned a project and did not get the kind of deep understanding you were looking for, it is because students realy do not understand what kind of questions they need to ask to know the information necessary to put a project together. Model this process, have students work collaboratively in devleloping abank of questions and have the answers to these questions be used as checkpoints.
    Ex. Biome preservation project
    Biodiversity experiments: {biodiversity experiments.pdf}
    Frame the questions to learn to find answers:
    KNL - What do we know, what do we need to know, what have we learned?
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  2. page Fair use and copyright edited Copyright and free use has become increasingly complex and confusing. Recently educational leaders …
    Copyright and free use has become increasingly complex and confusing. Recently educational leaders have convened to sort out the confusion and look at the laws written concerning copyright. Their extensive review has resulted in documentation that makes it easier for educators and students to understand their rights. The code of best practices here contains this information which is important for understanding. The shaded information below is important for you to understand.
    A great website about teaching copyright is another great way to teach your students about copyright issues.
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    {copyright_chart.pdf} {EducatorsGuide.pdf} {PosterGuideFinal.pdf}
    Free use:
    All federal government works fall under public domain and are free to use. I teach students to link to all material and attribute material as it is always the right thing to do.
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