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Activity: “A picture is worth 1,000 words”
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Expressing understanding in multiple and varied ways helps build understanding and reveal possible gaps or misconceptions. This activity supports learners to use multiple forms of expression to show data collection, data analysis, and a claim (or hypothesis) that answers a focus question.Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/06/2024
Activity: "Bubbles in the Bathtub" Sharing Activity
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Bubbles in the bathtub is a quick, easy, and anonymous way to find out what all students are thinking. You can use this activity for predictions, reflections, brainstorming ideas for future investigations, exit tickets, and more.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/14/2024
Activity: Capture the Idea
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Different and varied perspectives leads to richer science and better inquiry. This activity helps provide varied ways for learners to express questions, ideas, and understanding. As a result, it provides opportunities for all students, including those reticent to speak in whole-group settings, to share insights and inform class thinking.Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
10/10/2023
Activity: Class Graffiti Wall
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Classroom practice has shown that this "Graffiti Wall" is a highly effective strategy that encourages multiple voices, and helps ideas to spread across groups of students and classes.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/16/2024
Activity: Data vs. Evidence
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Data are simply information that is gathered. Evidence is when those data are used in support of an argument or claim. This activity helps students build the cognitive link between data and using that data as evidence to support a claim.Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/07/2024
Activity: Establish group norms... as a group!
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Collaborative learning is influenced by the quality of interactions, both among students and between teacher and students. Use this activity with students to co-create norms that foster a safe, welcoming, and productive environment for science inquiry learning.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/09/2024
Activity: Is it Data or Opinion?
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Teachers consistently point out that students have difficulty differentiating opinion from data. This guided activity uses small group work and whole group conversation, guided by teachers, to build student skills in identifying the differences.Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/07/2024
Activity: One idea
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Science is better when everyone contributes at least one idea. In this activity, students will practice contributing and hearing ideas from everyone in the class. Students will reflect on the impact of hearing others' ideas on their thinking as scientists.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/16/2024
Activity: Sentence frames to support student-led discussions
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Providing and modeling using sentence frames and starters empowers learners to engage in productive, inquiry-based conversations and collaboration. Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
10/10/2023
Activity: Text-to-speech for self editing
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This activity supports all learners to use tools such as digital read aloud to self-check what they have written in text, and to make revisions based on their evaluation of that read aloud.Created as part of the OASIS Coaching Support research study at CAST.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/07/2024
Ancient and Early Literature (UDL) Course Shell
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Please use this course shell in tandem with the PanOpen text, as they are designed to work together and for the text to be integrated into the courseshell. 

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Robert Ladd
Date Added:
07/30/2021
Best Practices: Feedback
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While all feedback has a big impact on students and learning, some kinds of feedback can actually lower interest, effort or persistence. Wise and mastery oriented feedback can build student motivation, persistence and, ultimately, achievement.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/21/2024
Best Practices: UDL
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Universal Design for Learning, or UDL is an educational framework to make learning success possible for all students. UDL calls for creating learning environments that provide multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. How does this apply in inquiry science? Explore here!

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/21/2024
Best practices: Collaboration
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Collaboration is an essential part of science. Real scientists work in communities, share questions, processes, and findings as part of a community working toward new discoveries. Science collaboration in the classroom is no different. Discover more about collaboration best practices and how to use them in your inquiry science classroom.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kristin Robinson
Date Added:
02/21/2024
Creating Flexible and Adaptable Content with Learners – SNOW
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Through the individualisation and adaptation of learning materials enabled by open education practices and the flexibility of digital resources, excluded or struggling learners can be included, to the benefit of all learners. This Commonwealth of Learning Knowledge Series paper introduces the dimensions of inclusive design as it applies to learning and focuses on the design of diverse learning experiences to help optimise learning opportunities for all learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Caren Watkins
Dr. Jutta Treviranus
Dr. Vera Roberts
Date Added:
11/18/2022