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Paul from the Oprah Winfrey Academy in Johannesburg gave this presentation called "Keep moodling" at the Johannesburg TeachMeet in October 2011

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  1. 1. 13 October 2011 Paul WiltonMoodling Life SciencesWELCOME
  2. 2. Life Sciences Grade 12 on MOODLESub Heading Here
  3. 3. Moodling Life Sciences Paul Wilton Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for GirlsMoodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) and Life SciencesLearners• Provided complete, sustainable set of digital resources.• Learners use resources to prepare before, use during class and during revision or examination preparation.• Scaffolding – providing additional information for academically strong and curious learners.• Independent learners - preparation of learners for tertiary study.• Learners have eventually become contributors – not digital parasites anymore.• Finally, many 21st century skills developed with this methodology.Teachers• Change my worldview on how teaching and support.• Understand the benefits of ICT in classroom.Useful links•
  4. 4. Resources Lesson 1: Population ecology Definitions POPULATION ECOLOGY Population – Group of organisms of the same species present in the same area where interbreeding can take place. Educators: P.WILTON Population size – Number of individuals in a population.Grade: 12 I. THAKOR-DAYA Population density – Number of individuals per unit are. POPULATION ECOLOGY Natality – Number of births. LO 1: Scientific investigation Learning outcomes LO 2: Constructs Science knowledge Mortality – Number of deaths. LO 3: Applying Life Sciences in Society Immigration – One-way movement of individuals into of a population Emigration – One-way movement of individuals out of a population LO 1; AS 1: Identify and question phenomena and plan investigation Carrying capacity – Maximum number of individuals that a habitat can LO 1; AS 2: Conducting an investigation and manipulating data maintain. LO 1; AS 3: Evaluates data and communicates findings Open population – A population in which any of the four parameters can happen within a population LO 2; AS 1: Access knowledge Focus assessment Closed population – A population in which immigration and emigration LO 2; AS 2: Interpret and make meaning of knowledge standards cannot take place LO 2; AS 3: Show understanding of Life Science in everyday context Geometric growth – Growth pattern that shows sudden increase followed LO 3 AS 1: Identify and investigate scientific ideas and by sudden and dramatic decrease. indigenous knowledge of past and present cultures Logistic growth – Growth pattern that shows gradual increase which LO 3 AS 3: Comparing the influence different beliefs, attitudes and stabilises. values on scientific knowledge Direct methods – This method is to determine population size by directly LO 1 AS1 AS2 AS3 counting the organisms. Learning outcomes and assessment LO 2 AS1 AS2 AS3 Census – Example of direct method in determining human population size. standards LO 3 AS1 AS2 Indirect methods – This method is to determine population size by Integrated learning Mathematics mathematical calculations.outcomes from other Information Technology subjects Fecundity – Number of offspring a female can produce during her lifetime. Knowledge area Environmental Studies Ecological footprint – It is a measure of human demand on the Earths ecosystems. Prior learning Grade 10 and 11: Environmental studies
  5. 5. Moodling Life Sciences Reaching Out
  6. 6. Keep Moodling