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1. APS News Online - Spotlight On The Profession Of Physics
scientists, teachers and teacher educators as equal partners. teach science beforethey enter a classroom. with future teachers requires collaboration with the
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How Scientists Can Help With K-12 Education
by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky Did you know that only 10% of Americans can explain what a molecule is? Fewer than 50% know that the Earth takes a year to circle the Sun, and only 75% realize that the Earth goes around the Sun and not vice-versa. [The entire questionnaire from which these data are taken can be found at , See especially figure 8-4.] The physics community usually treats these statistics as a sad curiosity; however, they represent a significant threat to our future. One need only look to one's elected representatives, college presidents and CEOs to realize that important decisions impacting science often are made by people who don't understand science. Even those with the resources to judge questions on their scientific merit must justify their decisions to an increasingly science-illiterate public. If we don't address the general lack of science knowledge by the public, we are jeopardizing our own future. One of the most effective approaches for improving public science literacy is to team with K-12 schools, teachers, and the people who educate K-12 teachers. Less than 30% of high-school students take physics and, out of the 1.2 million first- year college students, only about 320,000 (27%) take an introductory physics course. If we wait until students reach college classrooms, we've already lost nearly three quarters of our potential audience. The one experience common to most people is that virtually all of them pass through the 5th grade. Creating science-literate (and science-interested) students also broadens the pool from which to draw physics majors, which in turn creates future scientific and technical employees and graduate students.

2. Collaboration In The Classroom And Over The Internet
collaboration in the classroom is the first step Before, During and After collaborationBeing Better Prepared. notes to their project partners; students prepare
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Collaboration in the Classroom and Over the Internet
written by Yvonne Marie Andres
Why Collaboration is Important
Significant global changes are rapidly occurring and political boundaries are becoming less distinct. Certain issues such as the environment, terrorism, and inflation affect all populations of all countries. Job market skills and employment requirements are changing. Communication skills are becoming essential to earning a living, yet American students are not coming to the workforce adequately prepared. The Internet offers one of the most exciting and effective ways to teach students how to both communicate and collaborate by connecting teams of students with other classrooms around the world. The creation of "telecommunities" can unite students and teach them to work cooperatively. Collaborative learning becomes even more significant when the students who are working together are from different nations with varied cultures, histories, and socio-political beliefs. Yet, little has been written about how to prepare students to work in teams over the Internet.
Students as Collaborators
Although, the best collaborative projects can be designed to have students measure, collect, evaluate, write, read, publish, simulate, hypothesize, compare, debate, examine, investigate, organize, share, and report, it's important to remember that not all students need to be doing the same thing at the same time. Ideally, the class is divided into several teams or "crews" comprised of four or five students each. The teacher assigns each crew member a job title and a responsibility according to the student's individual talent or strength.

3. Creative Classroom Online - Tough To Teach - The First Six Weeks Of School
New online Classes teach Children The Basics Of Plants, Advanced QuickBooks Accounting2002, Introduction to Professional Medical Billing from Home, Edible Landscaping, SE 101 Int course will help you teach your children in easy to discussion of bank reconciliation, online banking, payroll taxes, federal tax with I/DD in the classroom, home and in the
The First Six Weeks of School
Rules based on hopes and dreams.
All classrooms need rules to live by, but the best rules are the ones students make for themselves. By the second day of school, Rosalie Fisher begins asking her third-graders at Toquam School in Stamford, Connecticut, "What kinds of things do you hope to accomplish this year?" If the students aren't sure how to respond, she breaks them into partners to brainstorm for a few minutes. One child hopes to get to 20 in "double-dutch" jump rope. Another wants to learn her times tables. Others hope to make friends, learn new games, or get to use the computer more often. Fisher posts a big chart with everyone's hopes and dreams on it. "We keep this up all year and review it and make changes as goals are achieved. It's important for kids to see how they've grown and to take responsibility for what they accomplish," she says. Then Fisher asks them, "How can we make sure that these hopes and dreams come true?"
Do not assume children know how to do simple tasks. At each grade level:

4. NickNacks: Find Telecollaborations
Email classroom Connections find partners from around Logotee Join an online projectBig classroom Connect's classroom collaboration follow the classroom
Ongoing Telecollaborations Select project area Email Lists Field Trips Language Arts Math/Science Multiple projects Project and partner registries Social Studies @ NickNacks
Sites with Multiple Projects
Adventures of Cyberbee
: Projects plus curriculum ideas, curriculum ideas, tips, articles and resources.
Blue Web'n
: selectively chosen projects and activities in subject areas, and other education related sites presented in an easy to use, searchable table. : collaborative project calls for participation and project links
Classroom Connect's Classroom collaboration email lists and discussion boards for posting or finding projects. For-a-fee projects and services also offered. Free membership required.
The Creative Connections Project
: $FEE$ Each project offers virtual field trips, art exchanges, and e-pals, at fee-based levels of participation, with children of a particular region this year the Amazon rainforest, the Arctic and Africa.
Crossroads School Online Projects
: Fun and easy projects for sharing collected data and information. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for links.
Educational Network Commonwealth of Australia
(EDNA): Site includes a project registry and project listings.

5. Teach & Adapt For Diversity
3 guidebooks to elaborate what classroom collaboration means describing as a CaringCommunity, an online book about the MixedAbility Middle School classroom
Providing Authentic,
Multi-level Instruction
Inclusive teaching and best practices. Inclusion Tips for Teachers This site has links to resources of information for teaching children with various disabilities. Inclusive Education, Strategies for Success A collection of practical strategies teachers have used to successfully include students with developmental disabilities in the regular class. Student-centered, authentic instruction "The Responsive Classroom" Developed by the Northeast Foundation for Children (NEFC) site envisions schools as respectful learning communities where educators honor the social context of learning and use knowledge of students' development to inform all decisions. Active Learning Practices for Schools . Project Zero site that provides many resources to improve instruction based on use of multiple intelligences and authentic learning. The Innovative Classroom. Site designed to assist teachers in designing and implement authentic teaching and learning. Constructivist Teaching Subtitled "If kids can't learn the way we teach, we must teach the way they learn," this site proposes that educators can no longer merely function as dispensers of information. Educators must become facilitators of learning who show children how and where to access information quickly and efficiently. The Program for Complex Instruction: Achieving Equity in the Classroom Complex Instruction evolved from over 20 years of research to provide academic access and success for

6. Muirhead
grounded in the trust that develops among the partners of a collaboration in distanceeducation. MP Collins (Eds.), Wired together The online classroom in K
International Electronic Journal
For Leadership in Learning
A refereed academic journal.
Volume 3, Number 4
February 8, 1999
ISSN 1206-9620 The Benefits of an Online
Education Consortium for Alberta
Bill Muirhead
University of Alberta
Guest editors from Nipissing University
for partnership theme articles
Douglas R. Franks
Mary Ross Hookey

Helen G. Langford
The emergence of online schooling is a recent phenomenon within Alberta. Since 1995, 23 online programs have begun operating in the province. Online education depends on new network technologies to expedite access to information while simultaneously making it possible it to post lessons and course content on the Internet. The development of online programs to address the needs of K-12 students has resulted in duplication of effort among the programs. One solution to the duplication of effort to build course content and the identification of "best practices" for online education is the formation of a provincial consortium. This paper will argue that the formation of a provincial consortium for online education holds many potential benefits for online programs within Alberta.
The emergence of online schooling as an educational option is a recent phenomenon. Within Alberta, since 1995, 23 virtual schools (online programs) have begun to offer services to students (

7. Designing Yur Own Project
While using emerging technologies in the classroom it is the heart of what we mustteach our students such as email, be established with your online partners?
At times you might want to design your own online collaborative project that is tailored to the needs of your classroom and your learning outcomes. In the beginning of your online work with students it is probably easier to connect with one or two classroom teachers than to try to plan a global project inviting many teachers to join. Plan a small project or activity for your first attempt in joining the online educational world with your students. Don't try to handle more than your time allows. Curriculum Maryland's Content Standards Secondary Social Studies - Core Learning Goals [Maryland]; government, US History and World History While using emerging technologies in the classroom it is important to remember that curriculum is at the heart of what we must teach our students. Use your curriculum guides and plan to use technology as a tool to enhance student learning. As you design your lessons and projects understand the needs of your students in relation to these guidelines and frameworks.
  • What do you want your students to know that they didn't know before?
  • 8. Steps To Developinga Collaborative Project
    whom you can email your Call for collaboration. Another Project Posting Site, goodfor European partners; World's Largest K12 online classroom and electronic

    9. PBS CyberSchool - INFO CENTER - Partners
    that educators across the country listed PBS online with the uses the Internet tolink the classroom and the home, and extend collaboration and education
    The Winter Games are finished, but the spirit of the PBS CyberSchool lives on. Since the site was first launched in 1998, the response from the Internet community has been exceptional. We are dedicated to maintaining Web sites that are of interest to our supporters. Additional sites can be accessed through the PBS Online home page. While the PBS CyberSchool was originally hosted by IBM, it is now entirely maintained by PBS Online. Through new revenue streams, powerful distribution platforms, bold, provocative programming and unique multimedia content, PBS has become a modern media enterprise flourishing over the air, online, in the classroom and at the workplace, and is perfectly positioned to help produce the content for the Winter Games PBS CyberSchool. PBS has a three-pronged strategy for success in the future. We will continue to deliver television at its best, we will continue to demonstrate leadership in the use of digital technology in the public interest, and we will expand the mindprint of PBS by extending our content into new venues. Here are a few facts about PBS: Viewers say that PBS programs make a singular contribution to the quality of their lives. Respondents in Roper Organization surveys say that PBS outdistances cable and network television on such key personal enrichment measures as "educational," "informative," "important," "imaginative" and "stimulating."

    10. Reading Online - Electronic Classroom: The Exploring Literacy On The Internet De
    reprinted” regularly in Reading online, and ROL at one or several locations, seekingcollaborative classroom partners. 3. Arrange collaboration details via e
    This is an online version of the March 2001 Exploring Literacy on the Internet department Donald J. Leu, Jr., edits for the International Reading Association's journal The Reading Teacher. Reading Online, and ROL readers are invited to browse the full listing of available columns.
    Internet Project: Preparing Students for New Literacies in a Global Village
    Donald J. Leu, Jr.

    You've felt it; I've felt it. Change has become central to life in the 21st century. Sometimes the speed of this change is overwhelming, especially in a world where the Internet places so much information right at our fingertips. While the Internet makes so many wonderful resources available, the most common question I hear is "How do I find the time to keep up?"
    The pace of this change will be limited only by our ability to manage it. Our students will encounter even more rapid change when they graduate, especially in the information they will require to perform effectively in the workplace. Thus, the ability to read and write becomes even more important to our children's future than it was to ours. Rapid change will be increasingly a part of their lives, and we need to begin now to prepare them. This column will explore an instructional approach, Internet Project, which prepares children for their literacy future in a world where change is a defining characteristic of literacy and learning.
    Literacy as Deixis
    Elsewhere Leu, 2000

    11. VIP Tone Alliance Partners
    Brainium, in collaboration with codevelopment partners classroom Connect, Inc.,develops and markets original, Web also offers extensive online tools; support
    Overview Alliance Partner List Alliance Partner Connection Content
    Providers Platform
    ABC-CLIO Schools
    is an award-winning educational publisher committed to publishing products that are the highest quality, that make a difference in library and classroom, and are focused on social studies subject matter. The company publishes subscription web sites, books and CD-ROMs for middle and high school grade levels. AHA! Interactive designs and builds Collaborative Learning Units (CLUs™), which provide web-based educational experiences within a structured, problem-solving space for students in grades K-12. CLUs are Internet-based team projects which present students with dynamic, real world problems that can be explored, discussed, and resolved while working with their virtual teammates from around the world. CLUs are thematic, engaged-learning units and are aligned with state and federal standards. Brainium , in collaboration with co-development partners, designs, develops and distributes content-rich, action-filled Internet resources for K-12 students and teachers. NTS/Brainium delivers award-winning Internet-based learning solutions for use in the classroom and at home.

    12. Specialists Speak: Don Leu - Vol. 8
    others their native language while their partners teach them French thisyear using a computer in the classroom.
    Explore Our Sites... Family Education Network Home Shop at PearsonAtSchool SchoolCash PARENTS FamilyEducation MySchoolOnline TEACHERS TeacherVision Quiz Lab MyGradeBook MySchoolOnline REFERENCE Infoplease Fact Monster KIDS FEkids FunBrain Fact Monster TEENS FEteens Teacher Home Lesson Planning
    Teacher Tools ... Help Specialists Speak Technology in the Classroom with Dr. Donald J. Leu
    Technology in the Classroom Questions Predictions for technology in the classroom
    Q: Dr. Leu, if you would look into your crystal ball to the year 2010, what would technology look like in the classrooms? Read Answer Standards for class websites
    Q: I've created a class website and would like to get some feedback. Is there an existing "form" or topic outline that you suggest I use? Read Answer French language resources on the Internet
    Q: How can I learn French from the Internet? Read Answer Internet resources for good lesson plans
    Q: My principal wants to observe us this year using a computer in the classroom. We have one computer on wheels and an overhead screen for projection. I teach seventh- and eighth-grade literature and also Spanish level one. Do you have any suggestions on how to go about finding a good lesson? Read Answer Early literacy Internet resources
    Q: I'm looking for some good early literacy sites for my K-1 classroom to develop early reading and writing skills, such as letter name recognition. Can you point me to some good resources? We have five Internet computers.

    On teach students about the expanding and fascinating world of forensicscience with Court TV's Forensics in the classroom. From our partners The
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    Opening the Door to Diversity: Voices from the Middle School Opening the Door to Diversity aims to teach students the harmful effects of intolerance and hate, and highlights the positive ways that young adolescents are dealing with diversity in their classrooms. Recommended grade-levels: 5-9 Standards: Goals and activities in these units will align readily with content and performance standards used by middle schools.
    Court TV's Catherine Crier interviews middle level students from Denver, Colorado, and talks with other young adolescents through video connections at remote sites around the country. This nationwide forum on diversity aims to demonstrate the importance of differences in our heterogeneous society, teach students the harmful effects of intolerance and hate, and highlight the positive ways that young adolescents are dealing with diversity in their classrooms and communities.
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    14. Forefront Curriculum : Secondary Materials
    teach you to integrate online resources into that incorporate computer technologyinto your classroom. Net collaboration collaboration How to find, design and
    Secondary Materials
    Enhancing Science Curriculum with the Net! (same as BER Handbook)
    What science teacher can survive without this excellent book? Recognized as one of the most useful resources to help educators integrate the Net into any science classroom it is filled with online projects, dissections, experiments, lesson plans, and student handouts to support the life, physical, and earth science curriculum. Highlights: Conducting scientific research, problem solving projects, hands-on experiments, collaborative activities, science fairs, web site development, and more.
    Author-Sarah DiRuscio-(Grades 7-12)
    $22.95-Item #ESC712
    Practical Activities
    Enhancing Classroom Curriculum with the Net provides outstanding activities that can be used with your curriculum right now. This book provides the lates web sites, lessons, and handouts. The easy-to-understand projects will teach you to integrate online resources into your upcoming curriculum and how to use the Net as an effective "thematic" teaching tool. Highlights: Searching strategies, problem solving projects, lesson design, collaborative activities, web site development, multimedia and more!
    Author-Sarah DiRuscio-(Grades 7-12)
    $22.95-Item #ECC712

    15. Global SchoolNet's Global Schoolhouse
    A major contributor to the philosophy, design, culture and content of Internetbased learning; collaborat Category Reference Education Inquiry Based Learning Organizations...... Projects Registry for online collaboration. online Expeditions, online ExpeditionsFollow real explorers classroom Conferencing, classroom Conferencing Use video
    HOME Global SchoolNet is the leader in collaborative learning. We continue to provide online opportunities for teachers to collaborate, communicate, and celebrate shared learning experiences. This website is free to all educators! Love our logo? Then, visit our brand new store! Every item you order will help us keep this web site free! Learn more Or, make a $40.00 contribution and you will receive two great gifts! Learn more Projects Registry
    Clearinghouse of more than 750 online collaborative projects, organized by topic, grade, and project date. Find partners or join projects from around the globe. Learn more Doors to Diplomacy
    The U. S. Department of State is sponsoring the "Doors to Diplomacy" educational challenge - to encourage middle school and high school students around the world to produce web projects that teach others about the importance of international affairs and diplomacy. Learn more CyberFair 2003: Educate
    Register Now!

    16. About OPC - Online Poetry Classroom
    the circumstance of teaching and learning through collaboration with schools developmentprojects and evaluation strategies for online Poetry classroom.

    17. ENC ENC Focus Magazine Teaching In The Standards-Based
    Explore online lesson plans, student activities, and teacher and Cheryl A. Lubinski,in collaboration with Paul the Road to a StandardsBased classroom by Judy

    18. ENC: Web Links: Math Topics: Prealgebra
    a project designed to create mathematics classroom materials based It is the resultof a collaboration between the students K to 12, other online projects, and,1544,1-Prealgebra,00.shtm
    Skip Navigation You Are Here ENC Home Web Links Math Topics Advanced ... Frequently Asked Questions Find detailed information about thousands of materials for K-12 math and science. Read articles about inquiry, equity, and other key topics for educators and parents. Create your learning plan, read the standards, and find tips for getting grants.
    Math Topics
    Lists of web sites categorized by subject areas within mathematics.
    Purplemath, your algebra resource
    Date: Grade: ENC#:

    This Internet site features student algebra lessons on material ranging from preliminary algebra topics, such as absolute value and rounding and significant digits, to advanced algebra topics including complex numbers, logarithms, and exponential functions...
    (For more details see Brief ENC Record or Full ENC Record
    Ask Dr. Math

    Date: Grade:
    Kindergarten - 12 ENC#:
    This Internet site features a question and answer service for K-12 math students and their teachers. Visitors fill out a web form to send questions on mathematics related topics to Dr. Math located at Drexel University. Answers are sent back by e-mail...
    (For more details see Brief ENC Record or Full ENC Record

    19. Effective Strategies For The Online Classroom
    p. 167). In the spirit of collaboration and reflection effective strategies forthe online classroom, San Francisco a masters degree completely online and an
    Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom a keynote presentation for the OTIS e-workshop presented by Rena M. Palloff, Ph.D. and Keith Pratt, Ph.D. Entering the Online Classroom The online classroom is a potentially powerful teaching and learning arena in which new practices and new relationships can make significant contributions to learning. In order to successfully navigate the power of this medium in education, faculty must be trained not only to use technology, but also to shift the ways in which they organize and deliver material. This shift can maximize the potential for learners to take charge of their own learning process and can facilitate the development of a sense of community among the learners. That learning community can and should be the vehicle through which the course is delivered. The shift to online learning poses enormous challenges to instructors and their institutions. Many faculty and administrators believe that the cyberspace classroom is no different from the face-to-face classroom and that approaches used face-to-face will surely work online. Many further believe that all that is needed to successfully teach online is to "convert" the course material. We believe, however, that when the only connections we have to our students is through words on a screen, we must pay attention to many issues that we take for granted in the face-to-face classroom (Palloff, R. and Pratt, K., p. xiv). It is our best practices that must follow us into the cyberspace classroom and those practices are the basis for what we term "electronic pedagogy," or the art of teaching online.

    20. 2001 Press Releases
    online interactive group learning and collaboration solutions that blend the bestof classroom and computer others are using our online learning software

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