Dieker, L. A., & Little, M. (2005). Secondary reading: Not just for reading teachers anymore. Intervention in School and Clinic, 40(5), 276-283.
Take 1 minute each to share what tools you currently use to teach science vocabulary?
The Horizon Report (Johnson, L., Levine, A., Smith, R., & Stone, S., 2010) from the New Media Consortium, a group concerned with emerging technologies in education, pointed to five major trends in technology in schools for 2010 through 2015. They conclude that (a) technology is increasingly the means for student empowerment, (b) technology dramatically impacts work and those with technology skills will have an educative and workforce advantage, (c) innovation is gaining acclaim and the importance for student creativity is resurfacing, (d) in-time engagement and mentoring online is increasing, and (e) technology is transforming learning space to include the virtual world and will not always be dependent on a physical building. This last conclusion perhaps has the greatest implications for the future of formal education.
Many tools for the instruction and recall of science content terminology have been used, word walls, direct instruction, literature circles, and root word instruction (Coskie & Davis 2009; Leno & Doughtery; Miller, 2007; Kessler, 1999).
“Withouta clear understanding of the language of science, students will certainly experience difficulty and a lack of interest with the science content. Providing students with strategicvocabulary strategies can significantlysupport their understanding and interest concerning the language of science.”<br />Miller, 2005<br />
Horizon Report <br />Major Tech Trends (2010-2015)<br />means for student empowerment, <br />technology dramatically impacts work, <br />innovation is gaining acclaim,<br />in-time engagement and mentoring online is increasing, <br />And technology is transforming learning space to include the virtual world. <br />
Let’s look at free tools! <br />Kelly J. Grillo<br />
The Majority of Graduates Would Have Taken Harder Courses, Particularly in Mathematics <br />Knowing what you know today about the expectations of college/work …<br />Would have taken more challenging courses in at least one area<br />Math<br />Science<br />English<br />Source: Peter D. Hart Research Associates/Public Opinion Strategies. (2005) Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? Washington, DC: Achieve. <br />
National Education Technology Plan<br />“Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technologythat connects them to data, content, resources, expertise, and learning experiences that enable and inspiremore effective teaching for all learners.”<br />NETP, 2010<br />
Inquiry Learning Misconception <br />Borrow (2006) attempts to clarify the misconception teachers have regarding inquiry learning:<br /> “In Dewey’s model, the student is actively involved, and the teacher has a role as facilitator and guide “(p. 266).<br />
Sites to try out…<br />Interactive Teaching Tools<br />
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics <br />http://www.nctm.org<br />K-8Access Center<br />http://www.k8accesscenter.org/training_resources/math.asp<br />WebMath<br />http://www.webmath.com<br />IntelliMathics<br />http://www.intellitools.com<br />Create a Graph<br />http://www.nces.ed.gov/nceskids/graphing<br />National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics<br />http://www.matti.usus.edu/nlvm/nav/vlibraray.html<br />Martindale’s Calculators On-line Center<br />http://www.martindalecenter.com/Calculators.html<br />Mathematics Resources<br />