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Allison Tarvin's picture

Making Thinking Visible

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 19:01 -- Allison Tarvin
Making Thinking Visible

This book has helped me to uncover student misconceptions and look into their thought processes regularly. A supervisor gave me the book in August, and it sat on my nightstand for several weeks.  In my mind, it was going to be another book about visual learners and strategies for using images to increase engagement. I WAS WRONG. This book is different. It is not about visual learning; it focuses on making student thinking visible to the teacher. While still learning to use the visible thinking routines, I really feel more conscious of students’ understandings than ever. 

Deanna Cullen's picture

Haber - The Father of Chemical Warfare

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 07:37 -- Deanna Cullen
Haber Film

The HaberFilm.com website is a helpful resource for teachers that have interest in using the Haber video in their curriculum. Reading materials and lesson ideas are available. I recently used a lesson that my colleague created directly from the provided materials. You can check out that lesson here. The lesson included some background reading, viewing the video, participating in an excellent discussion and a follow up writing assignment.

Hal Harris's picture

"What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" by Randall Munroe

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:52 -- Hal Harris

xkcd is a nerdy Internet daily cartoon that is written and drawn by a former NASA "roboticist". The subject matter is all over the map [yesterday's (11/4/14) is about TypographicChemistry], but tends to favor physics and computing. He encourages readers of the cartoon strip to send him outrageous questions, and he supplies outrageous but scientifically accurate responses. Some of the best of these have be come a surprising NYT Best Seller.

Deanna Cullen's picture

JCE AP Special Issue

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:47 -- Deanna Cullen
JCE AP Special Issue

The Journal of Chemical Education AP Special Issue is in print. Greg Rushton and I were happy to highlight the special issue for high school chemistry teachers and other stake holders at BCCE in August. If you haven't already taken a look at the articles, I hope you will find some time to check them out. I encourage you to read the first article of the following list.

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