Empower Science Students through Activism

Science and technology are fundamentally interwoven with society. The benefits of science and technology are only as great as their application in society, and, inversely, the needs and interests of society are what drive advancements in science and technology. To fully understand the practice of science, students must understand its impact on society, and, in … Continue reading “Empower Science Students through Activism”

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Boost your professional learning network with Twitter chats

Back in my first year as a middle school science teacher, I asked experienced colleagues, “When will I know what I am doing as a teacher?” One said it would be at least three years. Another forecasted five. Well, I am approaching the end of my fifth year, and I have come to know what … Continue reading “Boost your professional learning network with Twitter chats”

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Individual Project Lesson: Modeling and Understanding Chemical Reactions in Middle School Science

This year, our middle school has taken part in an amazing opportunity to pilot a new, web-based science curriculum that incorporates digital simulations and hands-on learning experiences in an immersive learning environment. As a school, we are teaching the curriculum with as much fidelity as possible in order to be able to provide useful feedback … Continue reading “Individual Project Lesson: Modeling and Understanding Chemical Reactions in Middle School Science”

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Redefine Your Middle School Science Classroom with Blogging

Blogging as a practice shows great potential for students and teachers to redefine science classrooms. When implemented thoughtfully, blogs can empower students and expand the classroom through interactions with outside learning communities. The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards call for 21st century science students to be creative communicators and global collaborators, and … Continue reading “Redefine Your Middle School Science Classroom with Blogging”

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Digital Readiness Project

Process In the process of making this report, I assessed the digital readiness of a public middle school in Seattle, WA by asking questions based on Ribble’s elements of digital citizenship. I found the school’s Computer Technology Teacher (CTT) and the School Emphasis Officer (SEO) to be willing and able to answer my questions regarding … Continue reading “Digital Readiness Project”

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Digital Education Leadership Mission Statement

  Through my work as a digital education leader, I will: Work toward social and environmental justice by empowering students. (Based on ISTE Standards for Coaches, 5. Digital citizenship, a. Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology-related best practices for all students and teachers) Educators have a … Continue reading “Digital Education Leadership Mission Statement”

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Digital Education: Mission Statement

My Mission is To: Model and promote the responsible, legal, and ethical use of technology through my personal actions.   Equip all students with the tools necessary to survive and thrive in our increasingly digital world. Share technological wisdom and best practices with fellow teachers via formal or informal mentorship. Use technology to bridge gaps […]

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