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SciFri Dances, the Moon Mourns the #QueenOfSoul, and a Virtual Reality Check: Twitter Tales for Science Teachers

You can’t believe everything you see in social media, but when something’s popular on Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat, it’s sure to be something you can use to catch students’ attention. The stories that caught our eye this week run the gamut from wonderfully eye-catching to thought-provoking. Warning: SciFri dancing could lead to silly grins all day! Every Day […]

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Science Teaching Stories: 140 Characters at a Time

In the world of Twitter we use 140 characters to tell wonderful and informative stories.  And, in the world of NSTA, stories about excellence and innovations in science teaching are abounding.  When joining the two worlds we make #NSTAchat—an answer to those who utilize social media to inform them about science teaching stories. Click to […]

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Top Twitter Conversations Among Science Teachers in the Last 48 Hours

What were science teachers talking about on Twitter this weekend? Here are the top 12 stories we saw blowing up our network. Enjoy, and let us know what stories you’re following. #1. Gizmodo’s incredible Mythbusters supercut Relive the best moments of the #Mythbusters with this incredible supercut: https://t.co/J7iEjXXEJS pic.twitter.com/wD6pp1uPGy — Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) March 6, 2016

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7 Science Facts #NSTA Learned on Twitter This Week

Twitter is a treasure trove for news. These tweets caught our eye at NSTA recently, and they could surely be useful conversation starters in the classroom. Read on, and share the stories that caught your eye this week! 1. Kids love chasing fireflies, and scientists have been chasing the secret to how they glow for […]

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Teaching with technology (revisited)

In case you haven’t seen it yet, the July issue of Science Scope is themed around technology. We seem to think that technology means new cool tools, but I heard a social studies teacher define it as  “the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes” and “tools and strategies that people use to solve problems.” He […]

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Twitter in your toolkit?

A wise professor once told us, “If the only tool you have is a hammer, pretty soon everything starts to look like a nail.” My takeaway from that class was that teachers need a variety of tools, from basic strategies to more specialized ones. And adding tools to the toolkit is part of professional development. […]

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Latest from NSTA’s online outposts

What’s New for May on NSTA’s various online outposts Many of you are wanting to download the resources from the conference in Philadelphia. Here’s how. On our listservs, flood relief efforts for a school in Tennessee are being arranged on our Chemistry list, and the brain and our senses is being discussed in the General […]

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Tweets, treats, and the tricks of Web 2.0

If you’re asking yourself “to Tweet or not to Tweet?” or wondering how to face Facebook, treat yourself to these sessions on Friday, March 19.

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Recent activity on NSTA’s various online outposts

Tweet-up in Philadelphia! Join your fellow Listserv users, Facebookers, Tweeters, and LinkedIn’ers, and online Community users on Wednesday evening at the Brew Pub adjacent to Reading Terminal, 1150 Filbert St., for a (at your own expense) face-to-face gathering of your fellow science education colleagues! NO RSVP required! Ask for Howard Wahlberg or Daryl Taylor. On […]

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