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Middle School Science Minute
by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or email@example.com)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE MINUTE-ARGUMENTATION AND DISCOURSE
I was recently reading the Summer, 2013 issue of "Science Scope," a magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. Within this issue is the monthly column, "Editors Roundtable," written by Inez Liftig. This month, Inez writes about nurturing argumentation and discourse and how it is necessary as we shift toward the Next Generation Science Standards. She then shares some observations from years of trial and error with implementing student-student interactions and argumentation in her own teaching.
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Mix of free and paid Math resources. May be a bit elementary.
YouTube channel that has tons of good Science stuff. Range in time from a couple of minutes up to about 15.
Graham’s Hierarchy of Disagreement
You’ll want to change the bottom line.
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All Technology Is Assistive Technology
Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement
1. Working with their peers
2. Working with technology
3. Connecting the real world to the work we do/project-based learning
4. Clearly love what you do
5. Get me out of my seat!
6. Bring in visuals
7. Student choice
8. Understand your clients -- the kids
9. Mix it up!
10. Be human
Half-Baked Ideas . . .
Surface Tablet Review
1. Screen resolution is easy on the eyes.
2. Programs load fairly quickly.
3. On-screen keyboard is fairly easy to use.
4. Battery time is pretty good.
1. The non-responsive keyboard is worthless.
2. Boot time is a little slow.
3. Updating programs is SLOW.
4. The Windows 8 tile system is a clunky. I can only see a few apps at a time and it is a little tricky to move app tiles from place to place.
5. Sometimes getting the Wi-Fi to work is a pain. Sometimes it’s easier than the iPad.
6. OneNote stinks.
7. Version 2 is coming out not long after I get version 1 . . . granted it was free . . .