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Introduction to Science Fusion K-5:
Online Digital Lesson
Table of Contents
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Results from Survey (January and February)
Introduction to Science Fusion: Online Digital Lesson
Conclusion
Hands-on Activity
Exit ticket
TIM (Technology Integration Matrix
Technology integration Level (1st Survey)
• Levels of technology integration
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Entry (22%)
(Learn the basics of using the new technology)
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Adoption (6%)
(Use new technology to support traditional instruction)
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Transformation
0%
Infusion
11%
Adaptation (61%)
(Integrate new technology into traditional classroom practice)
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• Computer Lab
• Mimio Teach use
Infusion (11%)
(Focus on cooperative, project-based, and
interdisciplinary work incorporating the technology
as needed and as one of many tools)
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Entry
22%
• Active
• Collaborative
Transformation (0%)
(Discover new uses of technology tools)
Adoption
6%
Adaptation
61%
Tools used the most (2nd survey)
50%
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
Mimio
Projector
Web Tools
Flip Camera
own device
Alphasmart
Document
Camera
iPads in the laptops/library
classroom
What’s next?
TPD
25%
Ideas to
integrate
35%
Equipment
40%
• Ideas to integrate:
– Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
– Visit ANS tech hub
• Professional Development by grade
level.
• Integrate with Tech Teacher.
• New Laptops – library (Mobile
Lab)-2013-2014
• iPads (Mobile Lab)-2013-2014
• Mini Computer Lab-2013-2014
Think Central
INTRODUCTION TO
SCIENCE FUSION K-5:
ONLINE DIGITAL LESSON
In this workshop you will learn:
• The purpose of using Online Digital Lessons
• How to access the teacher’s Desktop > Resources
• The Teacher Management Screen
– Top Bar
– Resources Section (Workshop #2)
– Lessons Section
• How lessons are organized
– Lessons
– Virtual Labs
• Additional use of Digital Lessons
Online Digital Lessons
• Purpose: Engages students in lesson concepts with interactions
through simulations, animations, videos, virtual labs, video-based
projects, and assessments. The 5Es--Engage, Explore, Explain,
Extend, Evaluate--provide a roadmap for student investigation and
science content learning.
• Format: Digital online; available in English and Spanish
• Tip: You can assign Online Digital Lessons to individual students or
use them with a projector or on a digital whiteboard for whole-class
or small-group instruction (mimio teach).
Digital Lessons
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Purpose: Provides an alternative digital experience for every textbook lesson—content,
vocabulary, and inquiry—giving students multimodal and multiple exposures to concepts.
Format: Digital online
Tip: Digital Lessons can be used to introduce a concept (Engage), teach it in class
(Explore/Explain), or as a reinforcement activity (Extend). Can be used simultaneously with
the Student Edition—Digital Lessons for whole class instruction and textbook for
application.
Digital Lessons
Online Virtual Labs
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Purpose: Engage students in virtual hands-on labs that explore lesson
concepts but could be too complicated, time consuming, or dangerous for the
classroom. In Grades K–5, each Guided Inquiry lesson in the Student Edition
has a corresponding virtual lab to provide a unique multimodal approach for
learning science concepts and skills.
Format: Digital online
Tip: Virtual labs involve all students in science exploration.
Virtual Lab
Video – Based Projects (3-8)
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Purpose: Develop unit Big Ideas and S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics) through engaging interactive activities that involve students in realworld data gathering in a variety of fascinating fieldwork sites, including Florida, the
Bahamas, Australia, and Boston’s Children’s Hospital. These self-contained, unitbased modules consist of inquiry and project-based videos with resource sheets for
teachers and students.
Format: Digital online via the Student Interactive Digital Curriculum and Teacher
Online Management Center, and on Teaching Resources DVD
Tip: Video-Based Projects bring real-world science into classrooms.
Leveled Readers (K-5) – Workshop #2
• Purpose: Reinforce, enrich, extend, develop, and apply unit
concepts. Each reader comes with a Teacher Guide, which provides
instructional strategies and three reproducible student worksheets for
vocabulary, comprehension, and oral reading fluency.
• Format: Print, digital online, and on Teaching Resources DVD
• Tip: Teachers can differentiate instruction by assigning appropriate
Leveled Readers to students with different reading ability levels.
Three different levels can be used to reinforce, enrich, and extend
unit concepts.
Think Central Home Page
Teacher’s Desktop
Resources
Subject
Grade Level
Student
Teacher
Video Based
Projects
Science Fusion Teacher> Teacher
Management Screen
Divided into three main areas:
• The top bar
• The resources section
• The lessons section
Students Management Screen
Top Bar
• Media Gallery
• (Powerpoint with images)
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People in Science
Glossary
The NSTA Learning Center
Shortcut code
Help
Resources Section
• Grade Level Resources
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Grade Assessment
Leveled Readers (Above, on and
Below)
Vocabulary Cards
• Unit Level Resources
• Lesson Level Resources
You can assign to
students:
• Tests
• Quizzes
• Video-based
projects
• Readings
• Labs
• Digital Lessons
• Virtual Labs
Lessons Section
• Digital Lessons
• Virtual Lab
Additional use of Digital Lesson
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Homework Assignment
Extra credit
Enrichment
Re-teaching
Reviews
• Take a Virtual Tour
Science Fusion has many components that are very useful:
digital lessons that can be paused for any extra explanation or answering student's questions, vocabulary cards, e-book (teachers
and students)
quiz practice, online quizzes with reports available, some virtual labs,
The only setback is that the site is not user friendly.
It can freeze at any given moment (usually in the middle of the class or whenever you assign a quiz)
Ms Albuquerque 4D - ANS
Video Tutorial
• Go to:
http://www.hmhelearning.com/science/sciencefusion/na/index.php
– Learning Paths
– Use Digital Content
– Teacher View (5:51)
Conclusion
Science Fusion gives you a fast, engaging way to reach a wider range of
learning styles and abilities (differentiated instruction)
The lessons can be assigned individually in a computer lab or library, you
can demonstrate them with a projector and/or use them with your mimio
teach.
Science Fusion provides a curriculum that integrates Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Students will be able to build and develop their 21st century technology
skills. (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, Decision-making,
Communication and Collaboration)
Questions?
Hands-on Activity
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Go to
http://wwwk6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/viewResources.do?method=retrieveResources&selectedTopMenu=resources
• Click on “EVALUATORS CLICK HERE”
• Email: [email protected]
Exit Ticket
• Wallwisher:

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