Goal: To create student centric lessons with measurable goals that can be authentically assessed
• Project 2
Coming out of college or graduate school, you're probably used to one style of teaching - sit 'n git. You've watched a 100 PowerPoints, or maybe a professor got crazy and did a Prezi. The bottom line is, while these methods can be effective, they aren't necessarily the best way for students to learn.
Brain surgeons didn't learn their craft from a PowerPoint and students learn best by doing.
Period 1 - Algebra
SWBAT solve two-step equations (fast track)
SWBAT solve fraction based integer problems (slow track)
Activities - ThatQuiz opening starter, 10 marks two-step practice (high) Alt. = Khan Academy; Big white board (low)
Follow up = Whole class two-step equations with high group as helpers
Period 4 - Life Science
SWBAT describe how environmental changes affect evolution through natural selection.
Activities - Review natural selection and read about peppered moths, split groups - half on peppered moth simulation and half on Darwin's beaks lab
Follow up = Lab report and reflection; Whale evolution and human evolution timeline
Period 5 - 6th Earth Science
Monster in a Jar (from @BarbInNebraska)
Elementary Blogging (from @mrbadura)
Shrink the Classroom 4th Soc. St. (from @MrDsTweets)
HS Digital Portfolios (from @CTuckerEnglish)
HS Social Studies Activities (from @TJHSMrLoots)
A week of Reading (from @mrmanteacher)
Period 3 - Physical Science
SWBAT analyze the range of human hearing.
Activities - Research on human hearing, Test with Audacity in class, Show students how to generate tones and have them practice, Set up lab report
Follow up = Using own devices or teacher supplied ipods, test 4 people at home, record their age and gender, in class analyze the results (see results here)
Period 7 - 7th Civics
3 Station Rotation
Period 8 - 8th Religion