This new curriculum will provide middle school students with an engaging look at how the ocean impacts life on Earth. The units address a broad range of science standards, including National Science Education Standards, Ocean Literacy Essential Principles, and a range of state standards. The program is being developed with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and with the participation of scientists from NOAA, the Rutgers University Institute of Marine…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on April 29, 2011 at 8:52am — No Comments
Last Sunday night, 10 April, PBS aired a one-hour special on climate change and sustainable energy, called Earth: The Operators' Manual (ETOM). ETOM has a website with segments that are available for download - visit the Earth: The Operators' Manual website and download. Here teachers will find ways to use the…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on April 22, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments
Educator-friendly EduBlogs is sponsoring the Teacher Challenge, a series of themed posts that guide participants toward goals like "30 days to get your students blogging" or "30 days to ensuring privacy and student safety on the Web."This month's challenge introduces you to 30 web tools that can support good teaching. The archive of all the past Teacher Challenge posts are available…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on April 22, 2011 at 4:34pm — No Comments
From Education Week - April 19, 2011
Fans of education data-mining—or comedian Stephen Colbert—take notice: A new research competition with a host of edu-celebrity judges could land you a trip to "Colbert Nation."
DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that pairs teachers' classroom requests for equipment and resources with contributors, has opened its database to researchers and "data-crunchers" with a…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on April 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
PhET is currently developing interactive simulations for middle school. We’re looking for middle school teachers who would be willing to provide occasional feedback to help us develop new and revised simulations specifically targeted at 5th-8th grade students.
- Know a middle school teacher? Please forward them this email.
- Are you a middle school teacher? We want your help to make great simulations for your classroom! If you would like to participate,…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on April 14, 2011 at 1:59pm — No Comments
Deadline: May 13, 2011
Celebrate Earth Day with middle…Continue
Added by Kim Lightle on April 4, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments