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Coletta, Vincent P.; Bernardin, Josh; Pascoe, Daniel; Hoemke, Anatol – Physics Teacher, 2019
Physics instructors recognize the value of kinesthetic experience in learning fundamental physics concepts. We describe a kinesthetic experiment appropriate for both college and high school physics students. The experiment helps students achieve an intuitive understanding of Newton's second law in a way they find quite enjoyable. It was devised by…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods
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Killinger, Mimi; Jackson, Maddy; Saucier, Samantha – Honors in Practice, 2019
"Honors Work: Seeing Gaps, Combining Gifts, Focusing on Wider Human Needs" describes the authors' collaborative work with high school girls to bring Canadian activist Leigh Boyle and "The Lipstick Project" story to Maine in April, 2017. "The Lipstick Project," which Boyle founded and directs, is a women-run volunteer…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, High School Students, Females, College School Cooperation
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Zucker, Lauren; Fisch, Audrey A. – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2019
This Voices from the Field piece tells the story of a fortunate meeting on Twitter between a high school teacher and a college professor that blossomed into an exchange of KAHOOT! games and the recognition of shared pedagogical beliefs. KAHOOT! is a web-based platform that allows users to easily create and play interactive, multiple-choice-style…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Academic Language
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Seward, Tomi Phoenix; Nguyen, Huong Tran – Issues in Teacher Education, 2019
Jenkins (2009) asserts that it is a "digital imperative" for educators to develop their students' technology awareness and dexterity, but also their own. How can educators teach what they do not know? To make the digital imperative a reality in university and secondary classrooms, teacher preparation faculty can tap into the Internet and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technological Literacy, College Faculty
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Engledowl, Christopher – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2019
Heat maps have become ubiquitous in the media, yet students are rarely exposed to them and their inherent limitations and potential for misleading consumers. This article makes a case for exposing students to them in statistics instruction at the secondary and tertiary level.
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Statistics, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
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Briggs, Michael – Physics Teacher, 2019
The mystery tube is a fairly well known activity among science teachers for illustrating the nature of science. A variety of procedures have been presented for carrying out this activity, such as Scott Miller's method based on the BCSE 5E Instructional Model. Mystery tubes and other "black box" activities allow the students to engage in…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Teaching Methods
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Logan, Kimberly R.; Hauver, Jennifer; Burkholdt, Sebastian – School-University Partnerships, 2018
In June 2016, a state university partnered with a local school district to integrate college of education summer courses with a community camp for K-8 students. We reflect upon the benefits and challenges found within this partnership; how the course/camp integration informed our evolving views as teacher educators; and how the camp clinical…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Schools of Education
Gittell, Ross; Hieronymus, Bob – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
New England colleges and universities are often presented as a source of economic advantage in the New England states for providing a strong talent pool for regional employers. Yet, many state officials and others are questioning the efficacy of colleges and universities in serving regional labor market needs, as employers across New England are…
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Coaching (Performance), Talent Development, College Students
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Moore, Tim; Ballantyne, Glenda; McIntosh, Craig – Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 2018
There is a consensus nowadays that the best way to develop students' academic literacy abilities is within the context of their studies in the disciplines, an approach known as 'curriculum embedding'. But despite the demonstrable value of this approach, surveys of the field in Australia suggest there has been only limited success over the years in…
Descriptors: Sociology, Writing Instruction, Academic Discourse, Intellectual Disciplines
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Sanders-Bustle, Lynn – Art Education, 2018
In this article, Sanders-Bustle recounts what happened when university art education students created socially engaged art (SEA), "Project Unway" and "Project Unity," in the hallways of a middle school. The events represented in this article stem from activities that took place in a secondary art education curriculum course…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Kácovský, Petr – Physics Teacher, 2018
In the last decade, a powerful tool has been given to physics teachers to visualize thermodynamic phenomena. Thermal imaging cameras are fascinating devices opening the world of (even small) temperature changes and being able to uncover hidden manifestations of many processes around us. This paper describes a few qualitative thermal imaging…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Problem Based Learning, Physics, Thermodynamics
Chaney, Philip L.; Doukopoulos, Lindsay – Geography Teacher, 2018
Sustainability is an important topic of discussion in geography as society faces increasing challenges from depletion of natural resources and degradation of the natural environment (Yates 2012; Goudie 2013). A primary goal of educators is to prepare students to address complex issues such as these in their personal lives and professional careers.…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Geography Instruction, Active Learning, Water
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Ferreira, Jennifer – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2018
This paper explores issues, perceptions, and experiences related to the transition from studying geography at school to university. The findings seek to highlight that there are a range of stakeholders that can be engaged in this transition process, as well as a range of strategies for doing so. The transition from school to university geography…
Descriptors: Geography Instruction, Alignment (Education), Transitional Programs, College Preparation
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – Education and Urban Society, 2018
In the fall of 2015, a new secondary education class, Diversity and Multicultural Education, was introduced at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, USA. Although many multicultural theorists emphasize the importance of students taking diversity/multicultural education courses in college, there is no real model for creating such…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Holden, Caitlin; McNeill, Elisa Beth; Shipley, Meagan; McDonald, Skye – Health Educator, 2018
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for school age youth, with 1 in 12 high school students reporting seriously contemplating suicide over the past year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014). The majority of students and teachers have not received adequate mental health training (Jacobs, 2006); thus, there is a need to…
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Mental Health, Training
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