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Jessica Fries-Gaither
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Creative Uses for Twitter
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Lightle Nov 28, 2012.

Polar Science in the middle school science classroom?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessica Fries-Gaither Sep 16, 2009.

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Kim Lightle replied to Jessica Fries-Gaither's discussion Creative Uses for Twitter
"Just saw a post on Edutopia that discusses Twitter in Eduction: Five-Minute Film Festival - Twitter in Education. The videos in the playlist give you a primer on how to use some of the features on Twitter, and then a few ideas of the possibilities…"
Nov 28, 2012
Kim Lightle commented on Jessica Fries-Gaither's group Literacy in the Content Areas
"From NSTA Newsletter: NSTA and the CBC have selected the annual list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12. This year's list includes books by well-known authors like Seymour Simon and Nic Bishop, focuses on some of the…"
Nov 26, 2012
Kim Lightle commented on Jessica Fries-Gaither's group Literacy in the Content Areas
"A new video from Teacher's Domain - http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/midlit11.pd.ela.pdvideo/ In this professional development video from WGBH, teachers, students, and a literacy expert present their perspectives on the use of the…"
Aug 29, 2012
Kim Lightle replied to Jessica Fries-Gaither's discussion Creative Uses for Twitter
"Here is a really good post from a 6th grade teacher - the context is history but the ideas transfer really well to other disciplines. Twitter - Expanding our Classroom - Shrinking the World"
Aug 20, 2012
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Jun 11, 2012
Jessica Fries-Gaither posted a discussion

Creative Uses for Twitter

I just finished reading 5 Ways Twitter Strengthens A School's Learning Community, and I learned a lot from it. I'll admit that I'm still a twitter newbie and don't do much aside from an occasional message or retweet. I absolutely loved the idea of using Twitter to maximize field trips, and hope to use this in the fall when I'm back in the classroom!I'm hoping to learn even more...how do you use twitter? Any tips for me…See More
Jun 4, 2012
Jessica Fries-Gaither replied to Jessica Fries-Gaither's discussion Common Core ELA in Science & Technical Subjects in the group Literacy in the Content Areas
"I just came across this link to a PD online course from ASCD called Common Core: Science. I have no idea of the quality, but thought I'd share in case anyone was…"
May 31, 2012
Jessica Fries-Gaither posted a blog post

Online Resource Roundup

Here are a few new resources I've recently learned about:Nature Works Everywherehttp://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/Introducing a new online portal providing teachers and students with tools to explore and understand nature's fantastic factory.  The Nature Conservancy and its scientists have partnered with Discovery Education to create Nature Works Everywhere to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can…See More
May 22, 2012

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Here are a few new resources. Happy exploring!

The Picture Post Network

Picture Post involves ordinary people (and school groups) in studying their environment through digital photography.  Participants establish a post (a designated observation site) and then take an eight-shot panorama of the surrounding landscape and a photo of the sky overhead.  Afterward, they upload the photographs to the Picture Post website.…

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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 10:49am

Host an Amateur Radio Chat with the International Space Station this fall!

NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between November 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013.  To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and can integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.  Proposals are due July 2, 2012. More information at …

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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 10:06am

Online Resource Roundup

Here are a few new resources I've recently learned about:

Nature Works Everywhere

http://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/

Introducing a new online portal providing teachers and students with tools to explore and understand nature's fantastic factory.  The Nature Conservancy and its scientists have partnered with Discovery Education to create Nature Works Everywhere to help…

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Posted on May 22, 2012 at 11:00am

Using Drawings in Science Education

If you are interested in using drawing to better understand how students are learning science and how your teaching is affecting their learning, check out http://drawntoscience.org/. Lots of great (free) resources!

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 4:57pm

Get Involved in International Polar Week: March 18-24

Join schools across the country and world in celebrating March Polar Week, which coincides with the spring equinox, one of two times a year when everyone on the planet gets 12 hours of sunlight.  We want to celebrate on a global scale by focusing on the science being conducted in the Arctic and Antarctic.

  • Unite with educators, researchers, students, and communities in the study of the Polar Regions.
  • Launch a virtual balloon and watch our learning…
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Posted on March 13, 2012 at 11:30am

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At 10:23am on February 15, 2010, Todd Williamson said…
Thanks! I'm really looking forward to presenting at MLE! It's going to be intense, 3 sessions each day. Luckily I'm doing the SAME three sessions each day. The focus is going to be on getting the most out of the technology you already have available in your school/classroom. Should be a fun time!
At 9:38am on October 5, 2009, Rebecca Lawson said…
Yes, I have heard about the Michigan game. In fact, Jacob showed me the pond he jumped in - along with the thousands of others who are supposed to be intelligent. ;-)

Maybe since he did it last year he won't have to repeat the insanity this year.
At 10:23am on October 3, 2009, Rebecca Lawson said…
Jjessica,

...just wanted you to know that I was in Columbus a couple of weeks ago .. the week of the USC game. I thought that Clemson people knew how to tailgate, but it is nothing like OSU.

We enjoyed the Skull session with the band that afternoon. .. and tailgated with another doctoral student's group - although none of us had tickets. The RV lot over by the track stadium was full of people with no tickets. Amazing!
At 2:10pm on June 23, 2009, Mrs. A said…
I can't believe how great everyone is in responding. I am looking forward to being able to spend some time digging deeper to learn what is available. Thank you!! :)
At 4:39pm on June 22, 2009, Mrs. A said…
Thank you! I am looking forward to being part of an inspired group of teachers.
I am presently most interested in learning new was to enrich my gifted students in both Math & Science. We currently already enroll them in Math & Science Olympiad competitions, but I am looking for activities or resources that would help them be prepared for these events.
At 9:19pm on June 15, 2009, Janet L Griffith said…
Thanks for the welcome-aboard well-wishes. Having this opportunity will be a great resource. I look forward to hearing great things from you and the others.
At 3:35pm on June 15, 2009, Mary Worden said…
Thanks Jessica for the welcome. I just got home from a technology training that still has 3 days left . . . integrating podcasts, googledocs as well bighugelabs. I love to use technology in my classroom and have done many webquests and am looking for a yet another forum to get even more ideas!
At 3:12pm on June 15, 2009, Jennifer Kurtz said…
Jessica~
Thank you for the great links! And especially the warm welcome.

I can't wait to hear all your wonderful ideas!

Peace~ Jenn
At 9:55am on June 15, 2009, Leigh Brown said…
Thank you Jessica for your welcome. I am an 8th grade teacher. I have 4 sections of Science and 1 Section of 8th grade civics. It is quite interesting. I have to change gears during the day and can be a bit confusing, but it works.

I am really excited about being involved in this group. I tried a few things this year such as Wiki's, a blog and a voicethread. They were so much fun, but they need a little work. I would love to learn more about how to incorporate these technologies into my classroom for true assessments.

Anyway, thank you for the welcome. I hope to speak to you soon
Leigh

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