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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Program aims to engage Ariz. students in STEM study

  • engagement and meta-cognition!
  • Program aims to engage Ariz. students in STEM study
    A program developed at Arizona State University has ASU students, as well as high-school students in Advanced Placement chemistry, conducting hands-on science experiments with K-12 students to help spark interest among the younger students. The Science is Fun program, which is funded in part by the National Science Foundation, is aimed at preparing more students for careers in science, technology, engineering and math. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (11/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wikispaces Provide a Format for Collaborative Reasoning!

Okay, I am going to challenge you today and ask you to think about writing across the curriculum in a slightly different manner.  Following you will find a link to a new site created by Wiki on project based learning.  Think about it.  Organizing, collaborating, writing, and producing an end product!!! What an awesome way to embed writing for understanding in the content areas - as well as speaking, listening, and thinking = COLLABORATIVE REASONING!  For those of you not yet familiar with the Common Core, writing to understand as well as tasks involving application of writing as a tool abound!!  Take a look and see what you think.  As always, comments are welcome.

Courtesy of Wikispaces;) 

Looking into project-based learning

With the release of our Projects feature, we're learning a lot about project-based learning. We can't wait to hear your stories about how it works in your classrooms. In the meantime, we've rounded up some of our favorite resources. Take a look.

Training camp

Trying to introduce wikis to a group who have never used them before? We created a 10–20 minute Wikispaces Training Camp for students and web neophytes. Give it a try.