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This Web site is a resource for faculty seeking ways to use Web-based technologies to accomplish key learning strategies. The guiding principle of this site is to go beyond technical skill towards a full examination of the teaching/learning issues in technology-enabled instruction. The site contains two modules; each explores issues in developing and teaching online courses with the use of technology. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This USDA soil-conservation education site has a variety of educational resources related to soil science. Users can follow links to soil facts, resources, organizations and professional development. Information on this site can be adapted for use in college geoscience classes, particularly the wide variety of photos and the GLOBE soil analysis protocols. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit
Subject: Soil science
 
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This site, written by the Writing Center at Colorado State University, is an overview of using peer review in the classroom. It provides information on planning for peer review, helping students make effective comments, helping students handle divergent advice, sample worksheet and additional information. This is a very useful site for an instructor hoping to implement the use of peer review in any ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Model United Nations (UN) is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies. This Headquarters homepage offers an 'ask an ambassador' section, an overview of the Model UN, FAQ, information on how to get started and how to prepare for a conference. Users can also follow links to several interactive forums, a conference calendar, additional links and e-news. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Ref. material
Subject: Policy issues
 
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The What Should We Do About Global Warming module is a 3-4 week science module designed for introductory college courses and uses data to tackle questions related to global warming. The module includes short and long term temperature trend data, along with IR spectra, concentration trend data for greenhouse gases, and information about the Kyoto Protocol. Many of the data are in graphs which are part ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Module / Unit
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology
 
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This sub-site of the University of California's Museum of Paleontology contains very detailed section on the Precambrian time period. The site includes a clickable timescale with detailed descriptions of the Hadean, Archean, Paleoproterozoic, Mesoproterozoic and Neoproterozoic time periods. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit, Ref. material
Subject: Geologic time
 
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This Starting Point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who want to utilize learning processes that use observations, defined in the most general sense, as a fundamental component of student learning. It provides information on what Teaching with Data is, why it is useful, how to make use of it and an annotated list of references and resources about Teaching with Data. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Module / Unit, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Mathematics
 
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This Starting point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who are developing or modifying courses or units on Earth history/historical geology or on contemporary topics that benefit from a historical perspective. It provides information on what this approach is, why it is useful, how to make use of it and includes an annotated list of references and resources. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geologic time
 
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This site from SERC introduces Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), a combination of active learning and Internet technology. The site provides a definition of JiTT and examples of JiTT warm up exercises, as well as related links and references. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point introduces methods of teaching with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It offers information and links that explain what GIS is, describe why and how GIS can be used in introductory geoscience classrooms, and give examples of using GIS in geoscience education. Linked topics include spatial relationships in geoscience, the basics of spatial data collection, organization ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
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Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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