3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 26, 2012 11:28 PM by abeanland RSS

Do you have any suggestions for presenting to high school teachers?

Sheri Hayes New User
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I'd like to find interactives that Math, Science, Social studies, and English teachers would be able to use in their classes. 

  • Re: Do you have any suggestions for presenting to high school teachers?
    MMehsikomer New User
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    Because high school teachers tend to be more content-specific in their interests and needs, I try to carve out some time in the workshop for them to explore for a bit to find things that are useful to them with a little guidance. I start by showing them an overview of the site and how to use the different ways of searching and the alignment of state standards. Then I turn them loose for a little while and ask them to find a resource that relates to something they are either teaching now or will be in the near future. I then have them share.

     

    I do walkarounds and help with questions or give assistance to those who might be having trouble finding what they need, or perhaps they are in a specialized content area and need some different ideas since the resource search results are not obvious for their content.

    • Re: Do you have any suggestions for presenting to high school teachers?
      Sheri Hayes New User
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      I have a list of the topics that we searched for the high school science teachers.  The following all came up empty:  dimensional analysis, mass to mass calculations, stoichiometry, balancing equations, moles, scientific notation, conversion factors, mole to mass calculations, Avogadro's number.   I was sad and surprised to see so many teachers come up empty handed on a search.  I'm not at all familiar with these topics as I've been in an elementary setting.  I'm hoping to get some help and suggestions. 

  • Re: Do you have any suggestions for presenting to high school teachers?
    abeanland New User
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    I have found some fabulous writing interactives that are perfect for a smartboard in the Read, Write, Think website.  Some of these would need to be tweeked so that they are appropriate for high school students.  After trying some of these intereactives, I am amazed at the willingness of these students to do anything on the smartboard, no matter how simple.

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