Connect 2013

http://www.cvent.com/events/connect-2013/event-summary-670c7fa3e0bc485c8e9c32fab42f3e26.aspx?p=10

Poster Session on Tuesday May 6th 2013

Inner City Science Education: Engaging Urban Boys In Science  (Brandon Zoras)

Implementing inquiry based labs, group learning and incorporating technology works well to keep students engaged and have meaningful learning experiences.  Having students work on community-based projects, for example greening a local area, studying pond water samples, viewing biodiversity in the community and then making a change is important.  Global collaboration is possible and tested this semester in my own class through learning circles, wikis and video conferencing with a school in Kenya.

Prezi

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http://prezi.com/fiu7bx_o_gic/connect-2013-urban-boys-and-sci-tech/?kw=view-fiu7bx_o_gic&rc=ref-722281

Types of Technology Utilized:

Google – Drive, Docs, Forms http://drive.google.com

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/ 

Instagram – http://instagram.com/

Wikispaces – http://wikispaces.com/

Virtual Researcher On Call  (VROC) – http://www.vroc.ca/vroc/en/

Global Teenager Project (GTP) – http://www.globalteenager.org/

Resources: 

4 Page Summary of Thesis
https://mrzoras.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/urban-science-education-brandon-zoras.pdf

Thesis Poster
http://urbaneducationcohort.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/brandon-zoras-poster1.pdf

Toronto Star Article – Low-Income Streaming
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/04/29/lowincome_streaming_in_ontario_high_schools_alive_and_well_report_says.html

What does a scientist look like?
https://mrzoras.wordpress.com/2012/02/20/what-does-a-scientist-look-like/

Skype Session Kenya

Toronto Zoo Phone Apes
http://www.torontozoo.com/conservation/PhoneApes.asp

94 Elements
http://www.94elements.com/elements/29/

Blood in the Mobile
http://bloodinthemobile.org/

Student Work

Google Docs Forms Survey
http://cedarbraestepwise.wikispaces.com/Survey+AM

Research Informed Action Projects
http://cedarbraestepwise.wikispaces.com/Climate+Change+STSE+and+Research+Informed+Action

STEPWISE – Prof. Larry Bencze
http://stepwiser.ca

What I do with ICT – MindShare Learning Contest Entry

Virtual Researcher On Call – Reviews
http://www.vroc.ca/pir/en/good-news-vroc-story/
http://www.vroc.ca/pir/en/learning-virtually-with-vroc-by-mr-zoras/

 

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