Hi! I will be teaching Biology and Physics this year. This website will provide a variety of resources for you as we tackle the exciting subject of science together. I graduated from Valparaiso University in December of 2009 with a Bachelor Degree in Exercise Science and minors in Human Biology and Mathematics. In January of 2010 I began my Master's Degree in Secondary Education. One of the courses I took at Valparaiso University was Technology as Pedagogy. This class covered the many different resources available through technology that can be used in the classroom. I now have experience using a variety of different types of technology. Technology can be very useful in creating a more enjoyable and motivating environment for students. A few of the types of technology I have practice with and intend on including in my own classroom include webquests, wikis, online photo galleries, online interactive simulations, computer-assisted instruction, databases, multimedia resources, and assistive technology. All of these will allow me to more successfully teach my students and enhance their learning experience. My students themselves will gain valuable experience working with all of these kinds of technology as well. Throughout my college experience I also ran on the VU Cross Country and Track teams. In addition, I served as a peer tutor through VU's Academic Success Center helping students in classes such as Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Psychology. I am now excited to begin teaching high school science classes and coaching cross country and track!
WebQuests: Learn more about the risks and benefits of genetically engineered foods! Should the Galapagos Islands be protected? Take on the role of a scientist and investigate for yourself! Become a forensic investigator for the day and practice using scientific inquiry to analyze a crime scene! Interactive Electronic Resources: Cell Division Process of Photosynthesis Create Your Own "Supercrop" Transfer of Materials Across the Cell Membrane Photo Gallery: Take a look at some great cell biology pictures at http://www.flickr.com/photos/48966564@N04/?find=ccrunr17%40yahoo.com Outside Resources: Multiple Choice Problems General Biology Review Topics Computer-Assisted Instruction: Quizzes on cell biology, microbes, and the immune system Science Vocabulary Hangman For a reasonable price these are great interactive software opportunities! BioTutor - Hundreds of practice problems! Digital Frog - Practice dissecting a frog!
WebQuests: Not sure why physics is helpful? Check out this Physics Quest! Interactive Electronic Resources: Projectile Motion Galileo's Experiments Collisions on an Air Track Velocity and Acceleration of Virtual Car Outside Resources: 101 Review Facts Miscellaneous Practice Problems Multiple Choice Practice Problems Techtorials: Learn how to use Excel and how to create charts and graphs from your data! Learn how to use a Wiki to more easily communicate with your group members!
Best Practices in Teaching Science TeacherTube and Using it in the Classroom Strategies for Using Wikis in the Classroom 4teachers.org - Learn How to Incorporate Technology Teachers Teaching with Technology - Classroom Activities Computer-Assisted Instruction: Quizzes on cell biology, microbes, and the immune system Science Vocabulary Hangman For a reasonable price these are great interactive software opportunities! BioTutor - Hundreds of practice problems! Digital Frog - Practice dissecting a frog! Assistive Technology: Ideas for students with mild disabilities Ides for students with hearing impairments Ideas for students with visual impairments Make learning fun for students with PowerPoint Games you can personalize such as Wheel of Fortune and Who Wants to be a Millionaire!
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