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  • 1. Cell Talk Integrating Technology and Education by: Yushaneen Wilson
  • 2. Cell Talk: What is it? • Cell Talk is a project that will enable students to connect biological concepts discussed in class to the real world topics. • Cell Talk is an innovative means of integrating technology into the classroom .
  • 3. Cell Talk: What will students do? • Students will: • research a disease state to connect biological concepts to the real world. • log on to the Cell Talk website to view project descriptions, project timeline, goals and groups assignments. • check the site weekly to view that tasks for the present week. • complete each weeks assignment.
  • 4. • submit work on their personal blogs according to project timeline. • receive feedback on their personal blogs. • participate in group discussions regarding project status. • submit additional guiding questions in their personal blog comments section. • consult with teacher for additional support or guidance. • present research finding at the end of the academic quarter.
  • 5. Cell Talk: What will students learn? • At the completion of this assignment students will: • learn how to use multimedia resources for educational purposes. • have conversations using scientific jargon. • connect scientific issues to concepts learned in class. • utilize the six facets of understanding. (Wiggins & McTighe, 2002) • develop organizational, team work and presentation skills.
  • 6. Cell Talk: How will the process work? • Students will log on to the official cell talk website. ( • This site provides the project overview, details and resources.
  • 7. • Students will review the “Welcome” post, which provided the an overview of the project.
  • 8. • Each week students will view the Tasks section to learn about the project details • Each week a new task will be posted. Students will complete the assignment and post the results to their personal blog.
  • 9. • Students will perform research around the guiding questions that are provided in the “Welcome” Post. • Student will add additional questions based on their own research interests.
  • 10. Cell Talk: Timeline Project 1, Assignment Timeline Class 1 • Internet Safety & Step 1 • Submit: Internet Safety Worksheet & Proposed Blog name Class 2 • Step 2 Class 3 • Step 3 • Submit Googling for Gold Activity Class 4 • Research • Submit - KWL Chart Class 5 • Science Discussion • Submit - Research Questions & References Class 6 • Research • Submit - Graphic Organizer Class 7 • Science Discussion • Submit - Research Questions & References Class 8 • Research • Submit - Graphic Organizer & KWL Class 9 • Presentation Prep. Class 10 • Presentations & Science Discussion
  • 11. Cell Talk: Will students present their work? • Students will present their work using the media of their choice. • Students will connect what they learned to topic discussed in class. • Students will be required to answer the call guiding questions from “Welcome” post and questions specific to research interests. • Students will be limited to a 10 minutes maximum.
  • 12. Cell Talk: What resources are provided? • The following resources are linked on the Cell Talk website for easy student access. • Internet safety site • internet safety contract pdf • Blog tutorial site • graphic organizer site
  • 13. • Credible references tutorial site • KWL chart site • MLA citation creator site • Rubric creator site • Dictionary • Thesaurus
  • 14. These resources can be found on the Cell Talk website under the heading “Required Resources” as shown above.
  • 15. Cell Talk: What are “science discussions”? • During this time groups update the class on the status of their projects and connect their findings to concepts learned in class. • Students use scientific jargon as they describe their projects. • Students receive guidance and feedback from the classroom community. • Students create “actionable items” to help their projects move forward.
  • 16. Grading • Classroom community will determine what constitutes a “fair assessment” for this project. • We will work together to create a rubric for presentations and blog assignment submission.
  • 17. Cell Talk: How can I learn more? • You may learn more about Cell Talk by visiting the official website: • • There you will find the “Welcome” Post and “Tasks” post described in this presentation.