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International Comparisons – Should We Pay Attention or Not? What Are Your Thoughts?

According to the Key Results of the PISA study which was recently released, “PISA assesses the extent to which 15-year-old students have acquired key knowledge and skills that are essential for full participation in modern societies. The assessment, which focuses … Continue reading

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Russian Meteor Fertile Ground for High Tech Exploration…On Your Classroom Computer

The fall of what is unofficially named the Chelyabinsk Meteor (soon to be meteorite) has produced a staggering number of videos. Whether police dashboard camera, cell phone, ATM camera, traffic camera, parking lot, or just one of hundreds of security cameras, … Continue reading

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NSTA Professional Development Trip: Part IV

Exploring the Canals around Tortuguera NSTA Costa Rica Trip Day 3 July 26, 2012 (posted on behalf of Greg Neff) We departed Evergreen lodge at 8:30 am in a boat to explore the canals connecting three rivers in the Tortuguero … Continue reading

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NSTA Professional Development Trip: Part II

Turtle Data Collection (posted on behalf of Greg Neff) July 24 PM On a very rainy afternoon, we visited the town of Tortuguero, being sure to equip ourselves with rain gear and take in some of the culture of this … Continue reading

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Dedicated teachers willing to go the distance

I talk to teachers from all over the country during the national conference and am no longer surprised to find some who have traveled from distance corners of the nation. There also usually an international group. But once in a while, … Continue reading

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The brains behind Watson

Whenever we talk about preparing kids for the future, we usually include collaboration and teamwork as a valuable skill. Our students also need to realize that science is not conducted by individuals in isolation. Successful scientists and engineers must be … Continue reading

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NSTA responds to PISA results

NSTA has released the following statement regarding the results of the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment Report (PISA): The National Science Teachers Association is cautiously optimistic and somewhat surprised in the results for Science in the PISA Report. We … Continue reading

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Shanghai video diary

William D. Greene of West Virginia participated in the recent Sino-US Science and Education Forum and has posted this video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PV3xlBynU6M[/youtube] Click on the tag below to see more blog posts on this subject.

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A not-so-simple question

With the NSTA delegation to the Sino–US Science and Education Forum back in the U.S., I am sure each member will be asked what I have been asked several times since returning home. “How was China?” This may seem to … Continue reading

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Homeward bound

Dr. Christine Royce muses about “time travel” and her recent experiences at the Sino–US Science and Education Forum in Shanghai. Sunday, November 21, 2010 Well, it’s “Back to the Future.” Just as we had all come together in singles, forming … Continue reading

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