From the Principal's Office: Using EdTech to Enhance Science Learning

4/22/2014 12:00:00 AM
Miss Ginter’s biology students at New Milford High School have been using Padlet as a forum to post answers to teacher-created questions, as well as student-created questions. A KWL chart on Mitosis was created in class, and the questions that students wanted answers to were posted on the Padlet. Students have the opportunity to post their response with the approval of the teacher. They are also able to pose their own questions on Padlet allowing their peers or teacher answer them. Students are also able to refer back to the Padlet to review for a test/quiz. 

Image credit: http://www.educause.edu/visuals/shared/eq/EQM114/powell_figure1.jpg

As an extension of Mitosis, students used the chromosome bead kits and the Stop Motion Video app used by Mr. Devereaux’s class and created a Stop Motion Video, which is a series of pictures taken that play back as a video clip. The students aligned the chromosomes appropriately for each stage and labeled the stages accordingly. These videos will were then uploaded to Vimeo and shared on Twitter using the handle @MrsMoutafis.  Below are some of the student stop motion videos:

cross-posted on A Principal's Reflections

Eric Sheninger is a NASSP Digital Principal Award winner (2012), PDK Emerging Leader Award recipient (2012), winner of Learning Forward's Excellence in Professional Practice Award (2012) and co-author of Communicating and Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science. He presents and speaks nationally to assist other school leaders in effectively using technology. His blog, A Principal's Reflections, was selected as Best School Administrator Blog in 2011 by Edublogs.
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