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The Carson HookUpz 2.0: The Missing Link Between Camera and Eyepiece

Over the years I have held digital cameras and phones up to the eyepieces of telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and most often microscopes to take pictures, capture video, and stream imagery to projectors and TVs. In all cases the idea was sound and the optics were fine, but the execution needed work even when duct […]

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The Micro Phone Lens: A Tiny Solution to a Huge Problem

Other than computer code, the Micro Phone Lens just might be the lightest accessory you can add to your tablet or phone. Weighing in at a fraction of a gram, the tiny lens leverages the optical power of existing cameras on phones and tablets. And like a contact lens, its power is not measured in […]

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Science 2.0: Help Students Become Innovative Designers

Our past three columns described how teachers can implement the first three Empowered Learner Standards established by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). This month, we focus on classroom strategies to support the fourth standard: Innovative Designer. The performance indicators in the Innovative Designer standard align with the practices of scientific inquiry, which help […]

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Science 2.0: Developing the Knowledge Constructor

Our past two columns focused on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Empowered Learner standard and Digital Citizen standard, respectively. This month, we discuss the ISTE’s Knowledge Constructor standard. When students become a Knowledge Constructor, they should be able to synthesize science information from a variety of resources into a representation of their […]

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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

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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