What are Digital Badges? “Open Badges are visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, authorization, or other trust relationship sharable across the web. Open Badges represent a more detailed picture than a CV or résumé as they can be presented in ever-changing combinations, creating a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning” OpenBadges.org Do you know […]
In my previous post, Surrounded by Science, I described what citizen science is and how it supports inquiry-based science instruction. As promised, here is my list of the Top Five Citizen Science Starters. This list is a great starting point for anyone looking for ideas to get started on an exciting new citizen science project! […]
What is Citizen Science? Citizen science is a key component in working towards the new approach to K-12 Science Education called for by the NRC (2013). Citizen science invites regular people of any age – children, teens, and adults – to contribute to real scientific research projects, promoting scientific awareness and engagement. Typically, citizen scientists submit their observations […]
The NSTA NGSS Hub is a wealth of well-organized information regarding the Next Generation Science Standards. Below is their user-friendly infographic depicting the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices that was just released. I am a big fan of visually appealing representations of information, and will definitely be incorporating this as part of my science education courses.
Getting Started with the NGSS: Resources for Teachers Learn more about the NGSS standards, how to navigate them, and how to use them. As states across the nation work to integrate the Next Generation Science Standards, teachers are in need of quality professional development to facilitate this transition. The NGSS is unique, and requires […]