I’m sitting in today on a session at one of our elementary schools where the group of teachers is looking deeply at inquiry and how it works at school. We’ve just been given a copy of Michael Klentschy and Laurie Thompson’s book, Scaffolding Science Inquiry Through Lesson Design and have been asked to take a […]Read More Klentschy & Thompson – Scaffolding Science Inquiry
Jeremy posts an interesting question from a teacher: I am very concerned about a small group of AP Environmental Science students (3) who have taken an aggressive stand opposing my teaching of climate change. I already teach it from the perspective of “here’s the data, figure it out” but they think that I made the […]Read More Classroom Climate Disruption. Literally.
I’ve had a cold all week that’s been slowly taking away my ability to think and to communicate at the same time. I’ve been striking back as best as I can, but last night, after the very enjoyable fireside chat session with the K12 Online folks, the cold won the battle. […]Read More Friday Night Twilight
Ben, or one of his commenters, recently pointed his readers to Celestia, a free space exploration program. Since I happen to be one of them (his readers, not space exploration programs), I took the opportunity to download the software. I didn’t do much with it, but I thought it was a neat piece […]Read More Space? I went there this morning.
Talk about a digital divide. NASA is making plans to create an "Internet in space" so that space probes can more easily communicate with home base. Fascinating.Read More A Loooooong Distance IM