Monday, April 14, 2014

Using EdTech to Enhance Science Learning

Miss Ginter’s Biology students at New Milford High School have been using Padlet as a forum to post answers to teacher created questions, as well as student created questions. A KWL chart on Mitosis was created in class, and the questions that students wanted answers to were posted on the Padlet. Students have the opportunity to post their response with the approval of the teacher. They are also able to pose their own questions on Padlet allowing their peers or teacher answer them. Students are also able to refer back to the Padlet to review for a test/quiz. 

Image credit: http://www.educause.edu/visuals/shared/eq/EQM114/powell_figure1.jpg

As an extension of Mitosis, students used the chromosome bead kits and the Stop Motion Video app used by Mr. Devereaux’s class and created a Stop Motion Video, which is a series of pictures taken that play back as a video clip. The students aligned the chromosomes appropriately for each stage and labeled the stages accordingly. These videos will were then uploaded to Vimeo and shared on Twitter using the handle @MrsMoutafis.  Below are some of the student stop motion videos:

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