Hi all,

I am preparing for a presentation at the Illinois Computing Educators conference at the end of the month. I am looking for examples of how science teachers are currently using web 2.0 tools to achieve science standards. If anyone can share examples of student work (wikis, blogs, google docs, etc) or just ways in which your students are using these collaboration tools, I'd greatly appreciate it!

FYI - I am a former high school physics/math teacher and am currently an instructional designer for a community college. I miss teaching A LOT...especially now that all these great resources exist on the Internet.

Thank you,

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I'm currently using glogster with my students (it has an edu component that lets you make a class or team set of glog user accounts) Final drafts are due this week, I will repost with a link to examples then
Thanks Eric. I look forward to seeing your students' work!
Sorry I took so long here are some links
arctic fox: http://tiny.cc/Riz4a
arctic hare: http://tiny.cc/A8zLX
polar bear: http://tiny.cc/ra9u8
another polar bear: http://tiny.cc/96H8n
These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing. Do you mind if I show them during my conference presentation this week?
Please do. This was really my first foray into using glogster and the kids really took to it. Some are using it now for their "World's Best Long Undies" presentations but those aren't due until March 6th. Those should actually be better as some are going to include Flip Videos that they themselves made (commercials) and audio that they made using audacity for their jingles and slogans (that way there is less writing on the page- not sure if that is a good thing or not)

Anyhow please feel free to use them as examples during your conferences

I just checked out Glogster after reading your reply. I think it will be neat for students to use this to make posters for projects.
Here is my presentation:

It went well and the room was full of science teachers wanting to learn how to use these tools in science class. I really promoted Classroom 2.0, so I hope some of them join.

Thanks Eric for your examples. I want to add all the example in my presentation to the wiki, but I haven't done that yet.
Thanks heather, I've never seen a prezi before. Very inspiring.
Thanks Paula!
hello everyone, i am really excited being here and hope that i can find some help with glogster and related programs

i am a beginner as a science teacher for grades from 5-9 and it is big big load and hoping that someone who is experienced can show me the track towards the right steps
Good luck Mohamed! Teaching is a big job! I don't have a lot of experience using glogster with students, but you are in the right place. Search around Classroom 2.0 and I'm sure you'll find some good advice.
Two tools that I've used with my students are: 1) connecting with research scientists who are investigating different aspects of the seafloor when we work on Inside the Earth and Plate Tectonics. http://joidesresolution.org/ is the name of the ship. usually they have a Teacher at Sea onboard and students can blog or ask questions that the TAS will then try and find out the answer AND
2) we use NASA hurricane data to study weather. One of the easiest things we do is to monitor the Twitter feed about hurricane development. http://twitter.com/NASAHurricane provides continually updating information about hurricanes that in process. It links back to a NASA page...quite often they also post about the science behind what is happening. But students can easily read this and track the storm's progress. We use a world map that is displayed on our SmartBoard. next year, I'm going to put this feed inside a Moodle class and link to an electronic map inside Moodle. I feel like this will enable students to do the work at home and then we'll discuss it in class (you know the Student of the Day processes the hurricane Information for everyone idea).
You can go to My NASA Data and get pretty recent data on hurricane parameters....things like sea surface temperature, wind vectors, air pressure...so the kids can learn how to use the databases from MY NASA using sea surface temperature and then ask questions about the other parameters and do their own research. http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/index.html



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