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Cell Talk
Integrating Technology and Education
              by: Yushaneen Wilson
Cell Talk:
          What is it?
• Cell Talk is a project that will enable
  students to connect biological concepts
  dis...
Cell Talk: What will
       students do?
• Students will:
 • research a disease state to connect
    biological concepts t...
• submit work on their personal blogs
  according to project timeline.
• receive feedback on their personal blogs.
• parti...
Cell Talk: What will
     students learn?
•   At the completion of this assignment students will:

    •   learn how to us...
Cell Talk: How will the
    process work?
• Students will log on to the official cell talk
  website. (www.cell-talk.blogsp...
• Students will review the “Welcome” post,
  which provided the an overview of the
  project.
• Each week students will view the Tasks
  section to learn about the project details




• Each week a new task will be p...
• Students will perform research around the
  guiding questions that are provided in the
  “Welcome” Post.




• Student w...
Cell Talk: Timeline
  Project 1, Assignment Timeline


   Class 1               • Internet Safety & Step 1
               ...
Cell Talk: Will students
 present their work?
• Students will present their work using the
  media of their choice.
• Stud...
Cell Talk: What
resources are provided?
• The following resources are linked on the
  Cell Talk website for easy student a...
• Credible references tutorial site
• KWL chart site
• MLA citation creator site
• Rubric creator site
• Dictionary
• Thes...
These resources can be found on the Cell Talk website under the heading “Required
                          Resources” as ...
Cell Talk: What are
“science discussions”?
• During this time groups update the class on
  the status of their projects an...
Grading

• Classroom community will determine what
  constitutes a “fair assessment” for this
  project.
• We will work to...
Cell Talk: How can I
      learn more?
• You may learn more about Cell Talk by
  visiting the official website:
 • www.cell...
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  1. 1. Cell Talk Integrating Technology and Education by: Yushaneen Wilson
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. Cell Talk: How will the process work? • Students will log on to the official cell talk website. (www.cell-talk.blogspot.com) • This site provides the project overview, details and resources.
  7. 7. • Students will review the “Welcome” post, which provided the an overview of the project.
  8. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 13. • Credible references tutorial site • KWL chart site • MLA citation creator site • Rubric creator site • Dictionary • Thesaurus
  14. 14. These resources can be found on the Cell Talk website under the heading “Required Resources” as shown above.
  15. 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. 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. 17. Cell Talk: How can I learn more? • You may learn more about Cell Talk by visiting the official website: • www.cell-talk.blogspot.com • There you will find the “Welcome” Post and “Tasks” post described in this presentation.

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