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High-Stakes Proficiency Testing part of Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
Jenelle Hopkins, NSF - Einstein Fellow in Geoscience What learning is this evaluation activity designed to assess? This is an example of a high school proficiency test that is used in Nevada. Sometimes called ...

Assessment of Student Mental Model Development part of Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
Bruce Herbert, Texas A&M University What learning is this evaluation activity designed to assess? Students organize scientific knowledge and reason about environmental issues by manipulating ...

Knowledge Surveys part of Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Knowledge Surveys
This module was developed for On the Cutting Edge by Karl Wirth at Macalester College and Dexter Perkins at the University of North Dakota. Knowledge surveys play an essential role in all of my classes. The ...

Teaching with Google Earth part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with Google Earth
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
Created by Glenn A. Richard, Mineral Physics Institute, Stony Brook University A Complete Guide to Using Google Earth in the Geoscience Classroom What is Google Earth? - provides Google Earth basics, including ...

Structured Academic Controversy part of Teaching Methods:Structured Academic Controversy
Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Kent State University-Stark Campus
Developed by Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Kent State University What is Structured Academic Controversy? A Structured Academic Controversy (SAC) is a type of cooperative learning strategy in which small teams of ...

Guided Discovery Problems part of Teaching Methods:Guided Discovery Problems
Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, California State University-Chico
Developed by Ann Bykerk-Kauffman . Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico What are Guided Discovery Problems? Deep down inside, why are you a scientist? I'll ...

Lecture Tutorials part of Teaching Methods:Lecture Tutorials
Karen Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island
Developed by Karen M. Kortz, Community College of Rhode Island and Jessica J. Smay, San Jose City College What Are Lecture Tutorials? Lecture Tutorials are short worksheets that students complete in class to make ...

Teaching Urban Students part of Teaching Methods:Teaching Urban Students
Wayne Powell, CUNY Brooklyn College
Developed by Wayne Powell, Department of Geology, Brooklyn College, City University of New York Geoscience faculty who teach in large cities encounter a unique set of challenges and opportunities. According to the ...

ConcepTests part of Teaching Methods:ConcepTests
David McConnell, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Developed by David McConnell, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University What are ConcepTests? ConcepTests are conceptual multiple-choice questions that focus on one key ...

Jigsaws part of Teaching Methods:Jigsaws
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Developed by Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College "When efforts are structured cooperatively, there is considerable evidence that students will exert more effort to achieve - learn more, use higher-level ...

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