Sunday, January 25, 2015

How to Create a More Effective Lab Safety Program - Webinar

The Laboratory Safety Institute (LSI) was founded to provide safety training for secondary school science teachers. 

LSI is hosting a webinar entitled "How to Create a More Effective Lab Safety Program."  It will be held on Febrarary 10th from 7-8pm EST.  To register go to: 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

BrainPop meets primary sources

Take a look at this post from BrainPop about how they are connecting primary sources to their movies.  Right now about 20 of their videos have primary sources attached to them, but more are being added.  To access the primary sources simply click on the activities icon from the main topic page and then you'll see a tab for primary sources.  Once you are on that page there is a worksheet that you can print out and then a link to the primary source.  If you take a look at the images below you will see the link on the Galileo page to the primary source, which in this case happens to be another quick video to watch.  I think this is a great way to connect subject areas.  Many students associate primary source documents with Social Studies, but now they can see that primary sources are in all subject areas

This post is crossposted on my technology blog The Tech Savvy Science Teacher

Saturday, January 17, 2015

EdTechLens is looking for pilot testers for its new program, Rainforest Journey!

While not for secondary teachers, you might know someone who can benefit from this.

EdTechLens is looking for teachers of grades K-5 to pilot their new program. In exchange for participation you will receive a license to use Rainforest Journey for a full year. This online program engages students with the life science portion of the science curriculum through a trip to the rainforest. Vibrant images and video combined with leveled text in this standards-aligned program can be used with a range of learners. Rainforest Journey contains lessons, assessments, hands-on activities, 3 types of primary sources, and a student blog. Teachers can track student usage and grades. Students can learn in teacher-led group lessons at a digital whiteboard; individually or in small groups at a computer; or individually on a tablet.

Visit them to learn more.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Ravenous - a game to teach animal behavior

Excited about games and STEM education? The Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) at TERC and New Knowledge Organization invite you to participate in a National Science Foundation study to measure how free-choice video games can support STEM learning.

They are looking for high school biology teachers to use their new game Ravenous. Are you a high school biology teacher who is planning to cover animal behavior in 2015? If so, please apply using the link below.  Don’t let this opportunity (and its handsome rewards) pass you by!

Click here to learn more and apply today.