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Learning Science with Project-Based Learning Empowered by Discussion Forums

ELLs are better positioned to learn science through the COPPELLS model of PBL, which provides online and asynchronous forums for reviewing and discussing course material.

Ten Websites for Science Teachers

Eric Brunsell takes us on a tour of his favorite online resources for science teachers.

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.

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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

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Need Advice - Lesson Plans and Beginning Teaching

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

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Current Events in the STEM Classroom: Mars Curiosity

Teacher and author Shawn Cornally suggests using the latest news from Mars to engage and inspire STEM classrooms here on Earth.

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EdNews: BYOD, STEM, Arts Integration (Weekly Roundup)

Edutopia's weekly look at education news, education blogs, research, and interesting stories from around the Web.

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A Neurologist Makes the Case for Teaching Teachers About the Brain

Edutopia blogger Judy Willis, MD says that understanding neurology can give us the tools to build optimism, incentive and motivation in the classroom.

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How the iPad Can Transform Classroom Learning

Blogger Ben Johnson present lesson ideas and logistics for using the iPad in the classroom.

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The Connected Science Teacher

Edutopia blogger and STEM group facilitator Eric Brunsell shares some of his favorite online communities of, by and for science teachers.

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PBL: What Does It Take for a Project to Be "Authentic"?

John Larmer of the Buck Institute for Education looks at the criteria determining whether or not project based learning is authentic, and how important this distinction might be.

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Using Technology to Teach Health and Wellness

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz offers a selection of websites, games and apps that can help teach students about health and wellness.

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PBL Meets the Next Gen Science Standards

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers the natural alignment between the NGSS and PBL, as both approaches focus on deeper learning - not just the science content, but also the content of being a scientist.

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Elementary Engineering: From Simple Machines to Life Skills
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Elementary Engineering: From Simple Machines to Life Skills

At Charles R. Drew, educators use design thinking for teaching engineering concepts to elementary students.

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Successful Math and Science Teacher Collaboration: The Administrator's Role

Want to improve collaboration between math and science teachers at your school? Here are four recommendations for administrators.

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STEMtube: An Online Warehouse for Student Projects

STEMtube is a new Web site hoping to create a catalogue of student-created projects from around the world.

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Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
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Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project

A pair of educators are sanguine about their art, biology, and multimedia program.

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NatureMapping Takes Kids -- and Technology -- Outside and into Active Learning

A data-collection program brings real science to elementary schools -- and startles the professionals.

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How to Design Right-Sized Challenges

Design student projects that hit the sweet spot -- relevant to real life, challenging enough to be interesting, and achievable for diverse learners.

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