IDEAS Photo Assignment: Seeing with new eyes the letter T in our environment
Creation Station Portrait Masks:
Misconceptions Debate Video: Since veins are blue then my blood must be blue too, right?
World of Wonder: Why do trees have these weird folds, holes, and empty at the top? My first thought was because they were damages by humans or by animals. I learned knots are natural blemishes most trees have and causes the swirls we often see in wooden tables and chairs. Some knots may be due to infection and pests that can cause more damage than normal. I have also noticed how bare most tree are at the top, its a condition called dieback. Dieback is caused by lack or water due to drought. Even though most trees in the same area appear healthy there are some that struggle to get an adequate amount of water to stay healthy.
TechTip: Augmented Reality-need another app to further engage your students, augmented reality may be just the thing. Augmented reality is one of the new, tools that allows the physical world to pop off the paper. As stated by Wikipedia its a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS. A view of reality that is modified (possibly even diminished rather than augmented) by a computer. My students were blown away when I shared this cool app when we were learning about the chemical elements. Element4D app can be acquired through an iPad app or Google Play.
Video Story Problem: To Ticket or Not?
A Lexus vehicle is traveling down a busy stretch of Michigan Avenue. As Chicago drivers, we all know we need to be aware of wandering tourists and those sneaky Chicago cops! How fast is this car going, in mph? Should this car get a ticket if the posted speed limit is 25 mph?
Where Does It STEM From:
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Ofdisciplines to INCREASE
MEME: Connect Your Interests with Your Teaching
Teachers should incorporate their interests, skills, and hobbies into their teaching practice. "They actively draw on their interests and creative ways of thinking to improve their professional practice." (Heneiksen & Mishra, 2013) Learning From Creative Teachers.