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LIVE INTERACTIVE LEARNING @ YOUR DESKTOP. New Resources and Tools February 25, 2010. Presented by: Flavio Mendez Senior Director. http://learningcenter.nsta.org. Learning Center Overview New resources Using the “My Library” Tool See you in Philadelphia?. Agenda.

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LIVE INTERACTIVE LEARNING @ YOUR DESKTOP

New Resources and Tools

February 25, 2010

Presented by: Flavio MendezSenior Director

http://learningcenter.nsta.org


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Learning Center Overview

New resources

Using the “My Library” Tool

See you in Philadelphia?

Agenda

http://learningcenter.nsta.org


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Overview


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NSTA’s e-PD portal designed to help science teachers address their content/classroom needs.

With over 4,500 resources and practical tools to help you organize, personalize, and document your PD growth over time.

http://learningcenter.nsta.org


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Feb. 25, 2010:

Over 58,000activeusers with over 393,000resources across their libraries


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The Learning Center has over 4,500 resources

SciGuides [32]

Science Objects [67]

SciPacks [17]

Archived Seminars/Podcast [350+]

Web Seminars [16-20/yr]

Short Courses [20+/year]

Journal Articles [2800+]

NSTA Press Books [250+]

e-Books [125+]

e-Chapters [780+]

Symposia [6-10/year]

PD Institutes [6-10/year]

Over 1,300 resources are FREE to all teachers!


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I have used the following resources from the LC


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http://learningcenter.nsta.org


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Featured e-PD resources

supported by


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  • 2-hour free, self-paced, learningexperience

  • Interactive simulations

  • Questions to promote interaction and learning

  • Based on science education standards

  • Sixty-seven currently available


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Interactive Simulations


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I have used science simulations from the LC with my students


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Featured e-PD resources

supported by


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  • 10-Hour Online, self-paced, mini-courses

  • 3-5 Science Objects, plus

    • Individualized email support via Mentor

    • Pedagogical Implications component

    • Embedded Final Assessment w/Certificate


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Assessment and Certification Opportunity

3-5 Science Objects

SciPack

Unlimited ContentMentor Email Support

Pedagogical Implications Component


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Featured e-PD resources

supported by


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Valuable classroom resources for science

teachers interested in integrating the web

into their teaching

  • Each SciGuide consists of:

    • Customized lesson plans using selected web resources

    • Approximately 100 standards-aligned web-accessible resources

    • Teacher media vignettes describing and showcasing the lessons

    • Samples of student work

    • Interactives utilized in SciPack on same topic


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Let’s pause for general questions about the Learning Center


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What’s new?


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  • Electric and Magnetic Forces

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Nature of Light


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  • Electric and Magnetic Forces

  • Science Objects:

  • Electric Charges

  • Electrostatics and Current Electricity

  • Electromagnetism


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  • Chemical Reactions

  • Science Objects:

  • A World of Reactions

  • Categorizing Chemical Reactions

  • Rates of Chemical Reactions

  • Matter and Energy in Reactions


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  • Nature of Light

  • Science Objects:

  • Characteristics of Light

  • Light as Waves

  • Light and Color

  • So, What is Light?


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Let’s see a new Interactive Simulation


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  • Add

  • Science Objects to your “Library”


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Go to Learning Center Home Page

http://learningcenter.nsta.org


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See All Science Objects or Display Science Objects by Subject Area


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Add a Science Object to Library


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Which of the new SciPack titles are you going to try first?


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  • Electric and Magnetic Forces

  • Chemical Reactions

  • Nature of Light

  • Nutrition: Grades 5-8


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  • Journal Articles

  • Podcasts

  • Online Courses


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  • Add

  • other resources to your “Library”


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Go to Learning Center Home Page

http://learningcenter.nsta.org

or


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  • Find resources by:

  • Subject

  • Learning Resources & Opportunities

  • All FREE Resources

  • Advanced Search

  • Grade Level

  • State Standards

  • Learning Preference

Now you try it!


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Advanced Search


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Let’s pause for questions about resources in the Learning Center


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Using the Learning Center Library


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My Library

  • Store and create notes for individual resources

  • Upload your own resources

  • Create collections of resources

  • Share your collections with colleagues


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Upload your own resources to My Library

  • Word docs

  • Excel files

  • PPT pres.

  • URLs

  • Images


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  • Try it!

  • Add a personal resource, or a URL to your “Library”


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What type of resources did you add to your “Library”?


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Create a Collection of resources

  • Enhanced!

  • Add the same resource to more than one collection

  • Share collections with one person or many


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  • Steps to Create a LC collection

  • Go to “My Library”

  • Click on “Resource Collections” tab

  • Type the name of your collection & click the “Add” button

  • Click on “NSTA Resources” tab

  • Choose a Resource type, i.e., SciPacks

  • Choose a Resource title & click on the “Add to Collection” link to the right of the resource title

  • A window will open…follow the instructions

  • Repeat steps 5-7 to add more resources to your collection


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Share your Collection with a colleague


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Click the title of the collection to share


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Click on “Share this Collection”


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  • Steps to Share a LC collection

  • Go to “My Library”

  • Click on “Resource Collections” tab

  • Click on the collection you would like to share

  • Click on “Share this Collection” link

  • Follow the instructions…if sending to one person, enter the person’s e-mail address and a personal message and click on “Share”.


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Let’s pause for questions about your Learning Center Library


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See you in Philadelphia?


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Are you going to the NSTA National Conference in Philadelphia next month?

  • NSTA Learning Center activities:

  • Exhibit booth

  • Session

    • Friday, March 19

    • 12:30 – 1:30 pm

    • Rm 307 Convention Center


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NSTA Learning Center Cohort Sites


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Don’t forget the web seminar evaluation

and your FREE SciPack


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Collaborators


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Flavio MendezSenior DirectorNSTA Learning Center

PH: 703-312-9250Email: [email protected]

Questions?

http://learningcenter.nsta.org


Thank you to the sponsor of tonight s web seminar

Thank you to the sponsor of tonight's Web Seminar:


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http://learningcenter.nsta.org


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http://www.elluminate.com


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National Science Teachers Association

Dr. Francis Q. Eberle, Executive Director

Zipporah Miller, Associate Executive Director Conferences and Programs

Al Byers, Assistant Executive Director e-Learning

NSTA Web Seminars

Paul Tingler, Director

Jeff Layman, Technical Coordinator

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