Summary: In this episode we talk about using technology in science, including best practices, ideas, resources, programs, websites, apps, and more to improve teaching and learning of K-12 science.
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- Sean Beavers - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eric Curts - www.ericcurts.com
- Eric Griffith - email@example.com
- Mike McCauley - firstname.lastname@example.org - 8th Grade, Twality Middle School, Tigard, Oregon
- Brian Bennett - email@example.com or @bennettscience on Twitter - High school biology and chemistry (9-12) - William Henry Harrison High School, Evansville, IN
- Infohio “Pass It On” Contest - http://www.infohio.org/passiton
- Technology Planning Series from The Ohio Schools Commission - Webinar May 16th “Challenges and Applications of the Cloud” from 2:00pm - 3:30pm. Link
- Educator Evaluation Symposium - May 25th at the Columbus Convention Center. Link
- PD in Your PJs Virtual Conference - Sponsored by The State of Tech and ITIP Ohio. June 16th, 12pm - 5pm. Call for presenters now open. Link
- Ohio Google Apps Summit - May 10th. Still accepting registrations. Link
- Sean: Kanex ATV Pro: Connect your Apple TV to standard definition projectors with RGB in. $59.00. Link
- Eric C: Remind 101 - https://www.remind101.com/ - Free service for teachers to text or email students and parents
- Eric G: Google's Edu On Air Professional development site Link
- UC - Boulder interactive simulations - http://phet.colorado.edu
- Cells Alive - http://www.cellsalive.com
- Smarter Every Day - http://www.youtube.com/destinws2
- Cleaner- http://clea.nr/
- Science probes for the iPad - Link
- IPEVO microscope adapter coming soon for the Point 2 View document camera: - Link
- Physics Gizmo Android App - Link
- Properties of water - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3zSOIBXCac
- Types of solutions - http://youtu.be/qpmVlQyArvM
- Exploding whale video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_t44siFyb4
Phil Rangel - Antwerp, Ohio - I have my students use several interactive applications (flash or java) about big topics that are difficult to grasp within a classroom or text.
- The Genographic Project - https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com
- Genes to Cognition Online - http://www.g2conline.org
- PhET Interactive Simulations - http://phet.colorado.edu
- Learn Genetics from the University of Utah - http://learn.genetics.utah.edu
- The Biology Corner - http://www.biologycorner.com
- Steve Spangler Science - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com
- Teach Genetics from the University of Utah - http://teach.genetics.utah.edu/content/
- Explore Biology - http://www.explorebiology.com/regentsbiology/
- Biological Animations - http://www.stolaf.edu/people/giannini/biological%20anamations.html
- Wiley Interactive Animations - http://www.wiley.com/legacy/college/boyer/0470003790/animations/animations.htm
- Lone Star College Biology - http://nhscience.lonestar.edu/biol/index.html
- Animation Gallery - http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animation.html
I use a Smartboard daily and build in interactive activities and games to enhance my lessons. I also use online sites, online textbook, digital resources - such as online timelines, Prezi/Sliderocket, digital animations, and Flip cameras in my lessons as well as for students to utilize in projects.
Dusty Dannemiller - NCMS - North Canton, Ohio
SmartBoard for notes and demo purposes, Video clips from Professional Scientists and labs because my scopes are too weak to see details in organisms, Online surveys as quizzes that are instantly graded and reported back to the kids, WebQuests, Inquiry based anecdotal recording of each class, Web resources from textbook company, BrainPop, Google Apps, FOSSweb
- ViewPure - http://viewpure.com/ - to show youtube clips without any extra junk or ads
I have a computer microscope that the kids love to use. We research topics right in the middle of class on my smartboard when we run across new information or a question arises. My students love brainpop.com and brainpopjr.com. I like the Tom Snyder, "Science Court" series. These give students visuals of the topic and activities and experiments in class.
- Quia - http://www.quia.com/web - Best assessment web site
- Vernier software and probes - http://www.vernier.com/ - very user friendly
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute - http://www.hhmi.org/
- Radiolab podcast - http://www.radiolab.org/
- Vernier's LoggerPro Software - this software is affordable and powerful.
- http://phet.colorado.edu/ - great simulations for chemistry, physics, and biology
- Caroline Biological chemistry apps for iPhone and iPad - I like the nomenclature app because it allows students to challenge each other for better scores.
- http://science360.gov/files/ - free science videos to use in the classroom, produced by NBC. These cover a variety of topics and are REALLY well done. Also - a mobile app is available.
- www.exploriments.com - I haven't had a lot of time to experiment with this but the company has a mobile app for the iPad. What I have seen looks promising.