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Human Demographics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples
In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate.

Wheel of... Geology! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds.

Using Learning Assistants in Homework Help Sessions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Learning Assistants:Examples

Lecture Tutorials part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Lecture Tutorials
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 ...

Structured Academic Controversy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Structured Academic Controversy
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 ...

Teaching with Google Earth part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth
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 ...

Teaching Urban Students part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students
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 ...

Jigsaws part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Jigsaws
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 ...

What are the causes and remedies to the racial achievement gap part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
The lcture is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and remedies of the racial achievement gap.

Using Learning Assistants to Support Peer Instruction with Classroom Response Systems ("Clickers") part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Learning Assistants:Examples
Learning Assistants are used to facilitate student discussion in peer instruction during clicker questions (i.e., classroom response systems), by asking Socratic questions, emphasizing reasoning, and probing student thinking.

Guided Discovery Problems part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Guided Discovery Problems
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 ...

Writing your own activities - PhET Activity Guidelines part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:PhET Interactive Science Simulations:Examples
You can create your own lectures, homework, and labs around any PhET simulation by using the PhET Activity Guidelines . These guidelines will help you create "guided inquiry activities which encourage students to construct their own understanding," which are the most effective way to use PhET simulations.

U.S. Population Growth: What Does the Future Hold? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
College Algebra or Liberal Arts math students are presented with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day and a write-pair-share activity involving U.S. population growth. The results are quite revealing and show that while students may have learned how to perform the necessary calculations, their conceptual understanding concerning exponential growth may remain faulty. Student knowledge (or lack thereof) of the size of our population and its annual growth rate may also be surprising.

Global Warming: Questions and Answers part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Back to Example Detailed Example of Using Socratic Questioning in Class This sample of plausible questions and responses is designed to help guide the instructor through a Socratic lesson. It will help instructors ...

ConcepTests part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:ConcepTests
ConcepTests are conceptual multiple-choice questions that focus on one key concept of an instructor's learning goals for a lesson. When coupled with student interaction through peer instruction, ConcepTests represent a rapid method of formative assessment of student understanding.

Convection Demonstration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Summary This demonstration uses ** How to set up the demonstration How to do the demonstration Ideas for discussing the convection demonstration in class References and resources

A Look at High School Dropout Rates: Average Rates of Change and Trend Lines part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate an average rate of change and compare it to the slope of the trend line on a scatter plot of a real-world data set

Grade Calculation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. This activity introduces the student to the concept of weighted averages by asking them to calculate course grades and grade point averages.

JiTT - Should Elephants be in Zoos? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What are some of the health problems elephants in captivity face? 2) Pickrell (2002) states that, "apart from their drawing power as major wildlife attractions, zoo elephants are important for conservation, ...

Question of the Day: Making a Scientific Argument part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Question of the Day
A scientific argument must persuade the reader that the data you present, and your arguments are strong enough, to support your theory, model, or proposed action. The effective writer will make it easy for the ...

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