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Llewellyn, Douglas; Pray, Sandra; DeRose, Rob; Ottman, William – Science and Children, 2016
This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance science teaching. In this month's issue an upper elementary Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) challenge brings an engineer into the classroom while emphasizing cooperation, communication, and creativity. STEM activities come in various shapes and sizes. Some are quite involved…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Engineering Technology
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McCormack, Tim; McBeth, Mark – Composition Forum, 2016
As Brian Huot and Ellen E. Schendel assert, when assessment has more than validation in mind, it "can become a means for proactive change" (208). In response to this idea of assessment as an optimistic and opportunistic enterprise, this article describes how the structural design of our "equal opportunity" writing program and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Law Enforcement, Writing Instruction, Equal Education
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Prody, Jessica M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Greenwashing is defined as "the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service" (UL Environment, 2013). As "green living" has become a marketable concept, and desirable consumers seek to enact a green identity, more companies are utilizing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advertising, Consumer Economics, Marketing
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Sole, Marla A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
Every day, students collect, organize, and analyze data to make decisions. In this data-driven world, people need to assess how much trust they can place in summary statistics. The results of every survey and the safety of every drug that undergoes a clinical trial depend on the correct application of appropriate statistics. Recognizing the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Data Collection, Teaching Methods
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MaKinster, James; Trautmann, Nancy; Burch, Carol; Watkins, Michelle – Science Teacher, 2015
Species richness, migration, habitats, ecological niches, adaptations: Concepts such as these come alive when students explore and analyze landscapes, environmental characteristics, and related biological features represented on digital maps. Most students are familiar with navigation tools integrated into smartphone apps but may be surprised to…
Descriptors: Animals, Ecology, Migration Patterns, Maps
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Turrin, Margie – Science Teacher, 2015
Data and data analysis are central to science and the complex world in which people live. Students need to practice working with data--addressed in the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS Lead States 2013)--starting with small, self-collected data sets and moving on to larger, remotely collected data assemblages. Small data sets…
Descriptors: Science Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Experiential Learning
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Doolan, Amy L. – American Journal of Business Education, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt said, "To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." With this quote in mind, this paper describes three ethical issues in the discipline area of accounting. The format of the paper is to first provide background information on the ethical question or scenario then to provide a…
Descriptors: Accounting, Ethics, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Sclafane, Jamie Heather – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2013
Dialogue journaling is a technique that is useful for enhancing the goals of sexual health promotion and HIV/STI prevention programs with 14-to 17-year-old at-risk youth. Included is a detailed lesson plan on how to implement dialogue journaling in this context, a discussion of advantages and concerns about using them, and future implications for…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Sex Education, Sexuality, Health Education
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2009
This ERS "Focus On" discusses curriculum-based measurement (CBM), the most widely used research-based method for student progress monitoring, which is required in Response to Intervention (RTI) approaches. CBM is supported by nearly 30 years of empirical evidence of its effectiveness in monitoring student progress to increase…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Reading, Mathematics
Payne, Diana, Ed. – Connecticut Sea Grant (NJ1), 2009
Long Island Sound is an estuary of national significance and provides important economic, recreational, and aesthetic value to the citizens of Connecticut and New York. Investigations have been conducted regarding living marine resources and nutrient loading. However, Long Island Sound is often overlooked as an educational resource. This guide is…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Science Activities, Mentors, Educational Resources
Friedland, Karen – Arts & Activities, 2009
Teens have issues! They talk about suicide and war. They experiment with drugs, drinking and smoking. Their lives may have been touched by abuse, gangs, or guns. Young people worry about these issues and many others as they work out their emerging identities and race toward their futures. This article discusses how the teachers in Voyager House…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Art Activities, Design, Color
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Rabinovitch, Andrea – SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, 2006
Every Thursday evening, ten high school students meet at the Riverdale Art Project, a New York City-based art program that the author co-founded ten years ago. Students are participating in a semester-long color workshop where they learn about color theory in a structured and engaging way. Focusing on five essential characteristics of color…
Descriptors: High School Students, Color, Art Activities, Studio Art
Stearns, Jared – Technology & Learning, 2006
K-12 schools are broadening their curriculum offerings to include audio, video, and other multimodal styles of communication. A combination of savvy digital natives, affordable software, and online tutoring has created a perfect opportunity to integrate professional level video and videoconferencing into curricula. Educators are also finding…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Television, Production Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Rath, Tom; Clifton, Donald O. – Gallup Press, 2005
A simple metaphor about a dipper and a bucket and decades of research to show how even the briefest interactions affect relationships, productivity, health, and longevity, is used in this book. In the short time since the book's release, educators and administrators have already discovered that creating a positive environment can have a powerful…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, School Culture, Staff Development, Interpersonal Relationship
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Groce, Eric C.; Groce, Robin D.; Colby, Susan – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2005
Children are exposed to a wide variety of images related to New York City through various media outlets. They may have seen glimpses of Manhattan by watching movies such as Spiderman or Stuart Little or by taking in annual television events such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Urban Areas, Social Studies, Web Sites
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