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Friday, November 14 • 10:45am - 11:45am
'How to Bring Your Lab Notebook into the 21st Century: The Ultimate STEAM App Smash'

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The Next Generation Science Standards emphasize the need for students to do science and not just learn about science. What do you need to do science in the classroom? A lab notebook. Keeping a lab notebook is an essential part of the science or engineering process. Researchers use lab notebooks to document their thoughts, methods, experimental results, and analyses. For students, a lab notebook can help them practice science by providing them with a tool to support thinking, guide teacher instruction, build literacy skills, and help to different instruction. Turn that lab notebook into an digital lab notebook, and students can also develop 21st century learning skills including: creativity and innovation; critical thinking and problem solving; and communication and collaboration.

In this workshop, teachers will learn how to guide their students through the ultimate STEAM app smash to create engaging, collaborative digital lab notebooks. We will explore the use of Evernote, Google Drive, Notability and BookCreator to curate lab notes. We will discuss how to use apps like Google Sheets, Desmos and Vernier Graphical Analysis to analyze data as part of the experimental process. We will also look at how you can create and incorporate art and multimedia into a lab notebook through apps like Paper53, Explain Everything, Skitch, Hyperlapse and more. Finally, we will talk about how digital lab notebooks can be used to encourage collaboration between students and beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

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Maggie Keeler

Teacher Mentor, MassBioEd
Maggie Keeler has over 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher, mentor and instructional technology specialist. She strives to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration while working with teachers on curriculum and instruction. Maggie is currently working as a presenter... Read More →

Friday November 14, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Target Audience Middle School Educators, High School Educators, Higher Ed Professionals, Instructional Technology Specialists, Curriculum Designers

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