Citizen science projects enlist everyday citizens to collect or analyze data for real-world research studies. This article suggests that bringing citizen science projects into the classroom can help students understand the relevance of curriculum objectives. Several projects are suggested, for elementary, middle, and high school.
This article presents resources and ideas for presenting science students with challenges designed to spark creativity and innovation. Resources listed include national competitions and websites listing suggested classroom projects.
Many schools have moved away from one-time workshops and toward the more sustained approach of professional learning communities. But finding the time for all PLC members to collaborate can be difficult. This article offers suggestions for using online tools to make PLCs run more smoothly and effectively.
This article examines the differences between reading in print and reading online, and proposes some tools and strategies to help aid students’ reading comprehension and information literacy in online environments.
This article discusses the benefits of participating in international collaborative projects, in which two geographically distant classrooms connect via the internet. Includes resources for developing projects, advice and tips for novices, and suggestions for curriculum connections.
Are you an educator who loves using technology? Are you a good writer? Instructify and LEARN NC are looking for feature-length (1,500 word) articles on technology integration in the classroom.
An online forum or discussion board creates opportunities for students to interact outside the classroom. Here’s how to get started using forums in your class.
This article introduces the Linux operating system, explains the process of downloading and installing it, and describes the advantages of using Linux in schools.
As technology becomes more and more prevalent and accessible for students and educators, the concept of “blended learning” is becoming a more common idea.
BY REBECCAH HAINES As most of you know very well, the day-to-day (not to mention hour-to-hour) tasks of a teacher can be hectic and time-consuming. In addition to actually teaching the warm little bodies in our classes, we have to … Continued