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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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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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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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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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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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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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Add

  • Science Objects to your “Library”
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Go to Learning Center Home Page

http://learningcenter.nsta.org

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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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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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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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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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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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Flavio MendezSenior DirectorNSTA Learning Center

PH: 703-312-9250Email: fmendez@nsta.org

Questions?

http://learningcenter.nsta.org

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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

LIVE INTERACTIVE LEARNING @ YOUR DESKTOP