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Connecting Content and Technology

This group is for technology teachers whose job is to connect core classroom content to technology (in really cool, engaging ways)!

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Comment by JFarrow on October 12, 2014 at 4:12pm

The Beautiful Nation Project website is a powerful learning platform designed to revolutionize the way we teach, and learn.

Imagine if your text books could talk to you, and the news answered back! This website is built on a social network, which links its members and the content they share geographically. This allows for real-time global reporting, global conversations, global discussions, and global investigations across borders between classrooms and students!  

To help educators bring the world into the classroom, the network tracks the global sea expeditions of the Makulu crew. The Makulu crew are world explorers, using today's communication tools to stay connected with students while traveling the planet by sea. The crew use the art of storytelling to create interactive lessons to meet the needs of educators working with different literacy levels and learning styles in one classroom. 


The network also houses resources for educators and students. Articles, photos and videos produced by the Voyage of Makulu crew, along side real-time communication tools, maps, games and activities, offer ways for students to engage with the crew and each other in real-time, about real global issues. 

Articles are filtered into subject-specific sections of the network, called Channels. By subscribing to a specific Channel, your classroom can engage in online discussions and videocalls with the crew and each other about content posted in the Channel. 


Your classroom also has the opportunity to personalize its profile in the website. Member profiles allow your students to share information about their community, conduct global science data collection and participate in a virtual science fair with other classrooms in the network from around the world! 

Questions? Email Tonia@beautifulnationproject.org and ask away!

Comment by Dennis Pack on July 19, 2014 at 6:44am

Heather, Geogebra is a good place to start. Here is a link:

http://www.geogebratube.org

Comment by Heather Nicole Porter on July 18, 2014 at 5:50pm

Hello everyone!

I am curious to know if there are any engaging ways to use technology in Algebra I?

Comment by Mary Hosier on July 10, 2014 at 9:08am

Track seasonal change and climate with a Journey North tulip Test Garden this fall. Use technology to proclaim the arrival of spring from your part of the world. Follow news updates and explore tulip maps to predict when spring will reach your hometown. Connect with 450 classrooms involved each year. Join Us!

Journey North Step-by-step guide:

www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/tulips/AboutFall.html

Comment by Benjamin Levy on February 20, 2014 at 7:19am

Are you guys doing any activities that tie in the winter olympics to your curriculum? The National Science Foundation has been putting out some science of the winter olympics video. Here is an eduCanon lesson that ties in kinetic/potential energy questions into a video on slopestyle skiing. Enjoy!

Science of winter olympics

Comment by Jen on November 21, 2013 at 5:04pm

Doing a Holidays Around the World Research with 5th graders in Illinois. Anyone looking to collaborate?

Comment by Jen on September 3, 2013 at 4:46pm

Anyone looking to collaborate with a 5th grade class in Illinois? Please send me a message and let me know. 

Thanks

Comment by Jennifer Wilson on July 20, 2013 at 12:16pm

Hello all!  I am a recent graduate for elementary education and am now working on my Masters towards technology in education.  I am certified for spec. ed, k-6, 6-12 language arts and 6-12 general science.  I really enjoyed incorporating technology in my lessons during my internship, but felt I was sort of limited with both how new I was and with sticking to the mentor teacher's curriculum.  My biggest struggle with incorporating technology was in math.  I just didn't like teaching it and really struggled (I was in a 5th grade classroom).  Does anybody know of any resources that give good suggestions?  

Comment by Mary Hosier on July 17, 2013 at 7:51am

Many tech teachers are connecting with classroom curriculum through Journey North. This online project has many ways students can use technology as citizen scientists...reporting sightings, planting and reporting events in tulip gardens, tracking migration.

Currently looking for interested international educators to try hands-on tulip garden experiment. Any connections in Europe, China, Mongolia, or Russia?

Visit Journey North: www.learner.org/jnorth/tulip/index.html

Comment by NINA ZHELEZAROVA on June 11, 2013 at 9:27pm
 

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