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D. Ripollone is a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

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Project 365

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Project, Teacher Ideas

 

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Can’t help it but I have to keep thanking Krissy Venosdale (http://venspired.com/) for setting this up. Since I’m still on break it has been really fun figuring out what to post for each day’s photo. If you want to know about the project take a look at the #edugood page. Today was your favorite shoe day, I posted my 4th entry below:

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Not very original but it told the story;  jogging and relaxing. Just collaborating with other teachers has been one of the perks of this whole project. I’ve noticed more teachers have joined since the first day. The first day was New Year, New Goal, some of the pictures shared were awesome and thoughtful. My new goal is to be a better listener. Sometimes I forget that a major part of teaching is listening.  As this project has progressed I started to think how could you use this in the classroom.  Maybe have students do a different science topic or concept each day for a month. If that becomes bit too much how about doing a weekly photo, similar to a current events, have students present their photos every Friday.  Topics could be narrowed down to current units being completed in class, examples include astronomy or meteorology for me.  I think meteorology would work well especially with topics such as clouds or temperature.  For middle and elementary school, drawings might be the way to go instead of photos. National Science Standards do state that students should “be thinking critically and logically about relationships between evidence and explanations, constructing and analyzing alternative explanations, and communicating scientific arguments” This project could integrate these standards and others. I would have students explain (generate) a description of  their photos using concepts presented in class. As for Common Core Standards, I think this project would address:

“Translate quantitative or technical information
expressed in words in a text into visual form
(e.g., a table or chart) and translate information
expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an
equation) into words” Common Core

So I’m thinking this idea might just be a good one. Open-mouthed smile

As the Project 365 continues I hope to get more ideas to use in the classroom.  Next up is Weekend Tradition and the Skies…um wonder what I’m going to post.

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