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The Texas Instruments TI-Innovator Hub: A Magic Box to Code






From any perspective, the Texas Instruments TI-Innovator Hub is ready to take your students from never coded to coding confidence in just 10 magical minutes.

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Science 2.0: When Students Become Digital Citizens






Modern science learning requires the use of digital tools and a shift in teaching philosophy and pedagogy. The backbone to this shift rests in a skill that we’ve not yet addressed: digital citizenship. Last month, we wrote about the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) Empowered Learner standard (www.iste.org/standards). This month, we discuss the […]

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Science 2.0: Students as Empowered Learners






In the September issue of The Science Teacher, we wrote about the new standards for digital skills established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Now, let’s look at how the standards can be applied to science content. This month, we discuss the Empowered Learner standard, which requires that “students leverage technology to […]

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Transforming Science Education With New Tech Standards






Using Web Tools to Support Learning Standards play an important role in developing a strong curriculum and preparing students for the future. Science teachers are currently adjusting their curriculum to meet the Next Generation Science Standards, but other standards can also help us as the line between science and other subjects blurs. The ISTE standards […]

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The Vernier LabQuest Stream: The Absolute Hub of Discovery






“Stream” Nouns are useful, but verbs are educational. So when Vernier released their LabQuest Stream sensor interface into the wild, the familiar grey box quickly proved to be much more than just a powerful and innovative radio station that broadcasts up to five data channels via Bluetooth to any device that can listen, but truly a hub […]

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Soaring in a Digital Ecosystem

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This column regularly describes digital tools to help teachers make learning more personal and effective for all students. When these tools converge, they create a sort of digital ecosystem designed to make students more collaborative and innovative, skills essential for success in today’s world. But are your students truly using digital technology to its maximum […]

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Mastering Scientific Practices With Technology, Part 3






Student use of evidence can sometimes be disconnected from the conclusions students draw from scientific inquiry. As we said last month (see editor’s note, below) when addressing a different practice, the formatting tools found in any word processor can help. Have students underline their scientific claims and boldface their evidence when writing their conclusions. This […]

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Vernier Turns Up The Pressure with the new Pressure Sensor 400






The new Vernier Pressure Sensor 400 is one small step up in price, but one giant leap in performance. With an exceptional operational temperature range, and secure metal fittings makes the Vernier Pressure Sensor 400 is a serious tool for high school and college experiments in chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science. The earlier version of […]

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Mastering Scientific Practices with Technology, Part 2






In this video, columnist Ben Smith shares information from the Science 2.0 column, “Mastering Scientific Practices With Technology, Part 2,” that appeared in a recent issue of The Science Teacher. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1QBrwyV  

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First Look: Hands on with the Pasco Wireless Temperature Sensor






The humble electronic thermometer is often the gateway technology into the world of digital data collection, and Pasco Scientific just made that tech much more affordable. And Bluetooth to boot! Whether measuring thermal motion at -40 degrees C which happens to be about the freezing point of Mercury, to 125 degrees C which happens to be […]

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