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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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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 5)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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National Parks: Project-Based Learning in Our Most Important Places

Some examples of rich and rewarding learning opportunities offered in our national parks.

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Twenty of the Worst Science Jokes Ever

Ohms, neutrons, and more (bad) science jokes. Please add your own! The more groan-inducing, the better.

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

Blogger Suzie Boss shares 20 ideas for getting engaging projects going in your classroom.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Applying (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 3)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Applying are reviewed in this third post of a six-part series.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Understanding (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 2)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Understanding are reviewed in this second post of a six-part series.

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Successful Team Teaching at YES Prep
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YES Prep Demonstrates Successful Team Teaching

Sixth and seventh-grade teachers pair up in the classroom to integrate their subjects.

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Learning With Robots: Content Mastery and Social Skills

When introducing younger students to robots, the high-engagement nature of these tools can add a social-emotional layer to the more obvious learning goals.

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Girls Launch Their Own High-Interest STEM Project -- into Space

Blogger Suzie Boss profiles middle-school girls who set out to buy the gear they need, work together, and address a host of technical challenges.

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Behind the Next Generation Science Standards

Edutopia blogger Eric Brunsell interviews Emily Miller of the Next Generation Science Standards writing team, and learns how decisions were reached and what teachers can expect next year.

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Web Tools Blog Series: Collecting, Organizing and Making Sense of Information

A review of some of the most powerful web tools that can help students use the Internet efficiently. This blog is part of Edutopia's Summer PD series.

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Students Get Involved in Current Events through Project-Based Learning
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Students Learn to Make a Difference

When parents and educators pulled together to start this East Oakland school, their mission wasn't just to reinvigorate education; it was to change lives.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Resources for Physics Teachers

Have you ever wondered how the world around you works? Physics can tell you! Check out these ten YouTube creators who are making videos all about the physical world.

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