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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
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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 ...

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

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

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, ...

Gallery Walk Questions about Energy and Material Cycles part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Gallery Walks:Examples
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about energy and material cycles. The questions are organized according to ...

Investigative Case - Living in an Alkaline Environment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples
Living in an Alkaline Environment is a three-part interactive activity that explores the ecology and diversity of life in alkaline environments.

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

Geologic Mapping in a Classroom part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
Combining rock description, map interpretation and other field skills to decipher the geology of an unknown region.

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.

What's the Difference? -- Calculating the difference in wages for a bookkeeper (AA degree) vs. a cashier (no college degree) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a basic spreadsheet to calculate the accumulating difference in wages between two jobs in the context of deciding to get an AA degree.

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