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Wikis in the Classroom: Evolution Research Project

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Note: This is third post in a three-part series focusing on Wikis in the classroom. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, the basis for his seminal work On the Origin of Species, is an overarching theme in our seventh grade life science course.  As a year-end experience, our students complete “The Evolution Project“.  [...]

Evolution Research Project

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection, the basis for his seminal work On the Origin of Species, is an overarching theme in our seventh grade life science course. As a year-end experience, our students complete “The Evolution Project“. This multi-faceted, well scaffolded endeavor includes and combines scholarly research, public speaking, technology, and differentiation [...]

Summer PD Series: Search and Research Strategies

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

The second on-campus workshop offered last week was Search and Research Strategies. Using the Big6 as a framework, our teachers explored how to teach information literacy within the context of the curriculum: | View | Upload your own Although there are myriad information resources available, Google, Wikipedia and copy/paste are frequently the starting and ending [...]