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Qwizdom, Inc. is an educational software company that provides technology to help teachers teach and student's learn using a limited number of computers in the classroom. Qwizdom products place a remote in every students' hand for instructors to obtain instant feedback during class time. It is based on infa-red technology. This technology allows instructors to select from, edit, and add to the materials ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Software
Subject: Technology
 
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This product site for the eInstruction Corporation provides information regarding their Classroom Performance System (CPS). CPS is an easy-to-use infa-red response system that obtains immediate feedback from every student. CPS results can be easily exported to Excel, Word, PDF, or the CPS grade book. CPS' automated assessment feature lets students answer test questions at their own pace while keeping ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Software
Subject: Technology
 
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Principles and Standards for School Mathematics describes a future in which all students have access to rigorous, high-quality mathematics instruction, including four years of high school mathematics. Principles and Standards for School Mathematics has four major components. First, the Principles for school mathematics reflect basic perspectives on which educators should base decisions that affect ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Ref. material, Book - text
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Mathematics
 
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This collection of activities and lesson plans covers grade levels 7-12, with notes on how some of the plans might be adapted for other age groups. Topics fall mainly within tectonics, with some structural geology and planetary science projects. The PDF files include activities, hand outs, maps, and even directions for building a simple seismometer and seismograph. Also included are suggestions for ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Structural geology, Natural hazards
 
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This pdf tutorial covers the basics of systems dynamics and the use of Stella II software. The purpose of this article, as stated by its author, is to introduce or clarify system dynamics, which together with learner-centered learning, "are alternative approaches to the status quo of strict factual education." The tutorial is meant to serve as a hands-on introduction to system dynamics and learner-centered ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Journal article
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This PDF document discusses a field activity for K-12 students. The purpose of the activity is to observe type and cover of clouds including contrails. Students will observe ten types of clouds and how many of three types of contrails are visible, how much of the sky is covered with clouds, and how much is covered by contrails. The PDF is an instructor guide with detailed advice for administering ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Field activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Atmospheric science, Chemistry, Climatology
 
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The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a nonprofit organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack. The group is committed to defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. They hope to prevent the teaching of "scientific creationism" in classrooms. The site contains detailed descriptions of past and ongoing court cases, education outreach projects, ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Geology, Physics
 
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This webpage, developed by William Beaty at the University of Washington, provides long list of common scientific misconceptions organized by topic. Topic include work and power, space, sound, measurement, properties of matter, magnets and magnetism, lithosphere, light, heat and temperature, forces, fluids, motion, energy, electricity, color and vision, biosphere, atmosphere and astronomy. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Geology, Physics, Space science
 
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Blackboard Inc. offers a complete suite of enterprise software products and services that power e-Education programs for Higher Education, K-12, Corporate/Government and International. Blackboard offers solutions for online teaching and learning, campus communities, campus commerce services, and integration of Web-enabled student services and back office systems. This site outlines a variety of products ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Computer activity, Software
Subject: Technology
 
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The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) was established in 1938. Its purpose is to foster improvement in the teaching of earth sciences at all levels of formal and informal instruction, to emphasize the cultural significance of the earth sciences and to disseminate knowledge in this field to the general public. NAGT organizes the technical program in geoscience education at every GSA ... Full description.
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Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Physical geography, Geology
 
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