1 year, 10 months ago
Discussion thread for participants of the Educators Workshop on Tuesday (June 25) Workshop:
- What was your favorite presentation? Why? How do you think you can incorporate into your class?
- What do you need more information on to successfully employ the activity in your classroom?
- What would you have liked or have expected to have learned?
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.