Amazing photos and ideas in the group. I never thought I would enjoy this, but I am enjoying every minute. I do forgot my days sometimes
Via Flickr: This is a shot of my Forensics class completing their final CSI murder using all the skills they learned during the semester.
This is our weather station and web cam. Notice the winter storm warning for Thursday night, kids are hoping…
Feel free to use the weather station at any time http://goo.gl/znN9T
This was a crystal growing Christmas tree I obtained from the dollar store. Didn’t think it would work but it did! Pretty cool.
Here is part of my classroom. I will admit I am lucky to have computers in my room. Our rocket launcher sits in the back of the room near our weather station.
This is our new entrance and new wing. Just opened this year. The wall has pictures hanging on it that light up at night. The new wing hosts new art, band and gym areas.
The posters are outside my classroom, obtained them from NASA.
This taken today because I forgot about it yesterday. However this was a great moment when my students understood the lab activity we were doing. Love those learning moments.
This was given to me by Tech theater students. They made these by hand in class and choose a few teachers to give them to. I was very grateful they picked me to receive one. Plus they know I attend a lot of sporting events. The ball is hand sewn.
Well here is the 5th day of 365, Weekend Tradition. http://flic.kr/p/dHTUpB
Can’t help it but I have to keep thanking Krissy Venosdale (http://venspired.com/) for setting this up. Since I’m still on break it has been really fun figuring out what to post for each day’s photo. If you want to know about the project take a look at the #edugood page. Today was your favorite shoe day, I posted my 4th entry below:
Not very original but it told the story; jogging and relaxing. Just collaborating with other teachers has been one of the perks of this whole project. I’ve noticed more teachers have joined since the first day. The first day was New Year, New Goal, some of the pictures shared were awesome and thoughtful. My new goal is to be a better listener. Sometimes I forget that a major part of teaching is listening. As this project has progressed I started to think how could you use this in the classroom. Maybe have students do a different science topic or concept each day for a month. If that becomes bit too much how about doing a weekly photo, similar to a current events, have students present their photos every Friday. Topics could be narrowed down to current units being completed in class, examples include astronomy or meteorology for me. I think meteorology would work well especially with topics such as clouds or temperature. For middle and elementary school, drawings might be the way to go instead of photos. National Science Standards do state that students should “be thinking critically and logically about relationships between evidence and explanations, constructing and analyzing alternative explanations, and communicating scientific arguments” This project could integrate these standards and others. I would have students explain (generate) a description of their photos using concepts presented in class. As for Common Core Standards, I think this project would address:
“Translate quantitative or technical information
expressed in words in a text into visual form
(e.g., a table or chart) and translate information
expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an
equation) into words” Common Core
So I’m thinking this idea might just be a good one.
As the Project 365 continues I hope to get more ideas to use in the classroom. Next up is Weekend Tradition and the Skies…um wonder what I’m going to post.