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  • Jeanette Pirlo posted an update in the group Group logo of NAPCNAPC 1 year, 10 months ago

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    Discussion thread for participants of the Educators Workshop on Tuesday (June 25) Workshop:

    1. What was your favorite presentation? Why? How do you think you can incorporate into your class?
    2. What do you need more information on to successfully employ the activity in your classroom?
    3. What would you have liked or have expected to have learned?

     

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    • I love the ability to digitally manipulate the fossil specimens on Digital Atlas of Ancient Life. I will definitely use the lesson plans on iDigFossils. I would like to acquire some physical models to use in my classroom. I expected to receive ideas to effectively implement the 5 E’s in science in the area of paleontology.

    • I like the 5E lesson plan with the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life website. I also enjoyed the hands on lesson using the 3D printed fossils and how it connected to a larger story of the animals that harmed the bison. I wish I had 3D printed fossils. I need more time to go through all the lessons. I appreciate the wide range of resources to use in paleontology.

    • My favorite presentation was the hands-on 3D fossil models where you had to match the bite with the damage seen on the bones. I think I can incorporate this into a fun scientific method lesson. I teach Geology and Astronomy so the climate change is very interesting and relevant to my curriculum. Any material that included climate change would be welcomed. I really would like to have opportunities to get the field and find my own fossils and in the future potentially have a field trip with students. Overall, I was really impressed with the presentations and resources provided at this PD.

    • My favorite presentations were the ones on the use of Digital Atlas and iDigFossils. I loved the resources they showed us and the practical classroom/lesson plan application of those resources. I think they will be especially helpful when discussing fossils with students and teaching them that each fossil tells its own story. I would like more information on how to get these 3D models in my classroom since I don’t have access to a 3D printer and how I can connect with these scientists to possibly do a Skype session with my students. I would have liked more presentations on what the 5E looks like in the classroom. I know we lightly touched on it, but more information is always helpful.