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November 1, 2013

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Patrick Goff David Warlick - event notes #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:26

Jen Sieracki Looking forward to cracking the code of the "native" learner! @dwarlick #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:29

I hope that I didn't disappoint. I sensed a good bit of fatigue in the audience. - dfw

Sean Musselman Gig map is @dwarlick's pretty cool way to share where you're learning and sharing. #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:34

Hey! We're teachers. It's about get people to the information they need, and this is certainly a geographic spot. - dfw

Stacy Lovdahl HHMI resources are awesome, free and great for 8th sci in NC. Best stuff so far at #nsta13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:38

Not sure what this is. I suspect that it's from another session, which we'll probably run into here. I'll probably delete many of them out. - dfw

GA Science Teachers About watch @HHMINEWS 's Got Lactase? @ #NSTA13 Check out their resources @" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:40

Excellent! There's the URL. - dfw

NatSciTeachAssoc ICYMI: Charlotte attendees, please evaluate sessions at for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HDX 7" #nsta13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:43

TheMrsShaver Science instruction for the 21st century classroom http://goo.hl/v9UR2V #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:09:48

I'll add one of my pet peaves here, and that's the term "science instruction." If we want to promote STEM, then we need to realize that we can't teach it. It happens as students start to think and feel like scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. That happens within learning experiences, not teaching experiences. Science teachers probably do this better than anyone else. But it should be an explice part of your story, of your repertoire. - dfw

sarah Enjoying the conference! 8 Nov 2013 - 15:10:15

One thing I love about what I do is attending conference in areas that are not my usual focus. I love working conferences for farmers. Talk about technology advancement. - dfw

david I look forward to reading your conversation. 8 Nov 2013 - 15:10:17

Joshua Lemere Interesting idea -- Knitterchat is a way to collaborate at conferences 8 Nov 2013 - 15:10:55

I've never done this where I didn't learning something new from you, the attendees. In this case, it's from someone who was in another session ;-) - dfw

Amy very excited to be here! 8 Nov 2013 - 15:14:38

Andrew What presentation tool is he using? 8 Nov 2013 - 15:14:57

I use Apple's Keynote. The animation possibilities are astounding. - dfw

Andrew @Andrew 8 Nov 2013 - 15:15:13

karen we are not teaching how to evaluate information 8 Nov 2013 - 15:18:20

But that's tricky. There no one 7-step process. We tend to focus on the bad information. We jump up and down and get all excited when a student encounters bad information. When it's good, then we just pat them on the head. Instead, we should focus on the good, by constantly asking the question, "How do you know that's right?" If we get students in the habit of find the evidence that the information is good, then the problem is solved. - dfw

Diane Johnson

  1. NSTA13 not about technology; it's about information. Warlick"

8 Nov 2013 - 15:24:26

Stop integrating technology. Instead, integrate networked, digital and abundant information. It changes what it means to be literate, and it empowers learning. Empowered learners are better than engaged learners. - dfw

NorthCarolinaEE RT @MDHJohnson: #NSTA13 not about technology; it's about information. Warlick" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:24:27

karen how to use without extinguishing ability to delay gratification 8 Nov 2013 - 15:24:28

If I'm groking you, sometimes the gratification is immediate, but often it's not. The hook is that it is relevant. The experience responds - not someone from the outside. - dfw

Lauren Boucher RT @EducationJen: "20th century education was defined by limits...21st century education must be defined by the lack of limits" @dwarlick #u2026" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:24:29

Mr. Lemere RT @EducationJen: "20th century education was defined by limits...21st century education must be defined by the lack of limits" @dwarlick #u2026" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:24:30

The goal is changing people image. Rather than thinking only of the classroom, textbook, lecturing teacher, its about the learning that students are bringing out into the community, and sometimes the learning that is invited from the community into the classroom. - dfw

Megan Moore Teaching Science Through Trade Books #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:24:32

That's a cool concept. It's authentic. No one will ever stop learning when the leave the classroom, teacher and textbook. We all have to keep learning and want to keep learning. But... When I first started teaching myself to program, I used trade books. However, today, I simply look for conferences out on the Net, between people who are trying to learn what I am, and people who already know. When I find those conversation, I learn from them, and they may have happened yesterday. You know how long it takes to publish a triad book. My only book that had a real publisher took 9 months to publish from submission of the transcript to its release. - dfw

patty The first time I heard the word blog was from you at a conference years ago 8 Nov 2013 - 15:29:13

..and it doesn't seem like that long ago. But blogging, and what came afterward, changed the nature of information. - dfw

karen engagement without any real engagement 8 Nov 2013 - 15:33:14

Hmmm! I wonder what you bouncing off of here. I'll say it again, empowerment is better than engagement. - dfw

andylammers like it: learning is inevitable in the hyper-connected world (and some of it will be wrong) 8 Nov 2013 - 15:36:34

Help students form the habit of always asking questions about the answers that they find. Ask them, "How do you know that's true?" Allow them to challengee you as well. "Mr. Warlick, how do you know that's true?" - dfw

karen and students need to have a skill set to evaluate information 8 Nov 2013 - 15:37:00

..and it's a literacy skill, no less critical than reading the information. - dfw

Dayson Pasion Building rockets, maximizing engineering in STEM classes #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:39:26

We were challenged to build a rocket in 9th grade. I was the only person to succeed. Balsa wood and a CO2 cartridge. ;-) - dfw

Christie Turbeville RT @EducationJen: "20th century education was defined by limits...21st century education must be defined by the lack of limits" @dwarlick #u2026" 8 Nov 2013 - 15:39:30

katina race to find an answer and there are virtually no unanswered questions 8 Nov 2013 - 15:40:04

We live in a time of no unanswered questions. The work is in identifying the answers that work. I draw a distinction here that was part of a conversation in an earlier session. There are correct answers, good answers, and answers that work. I propose that correct answers are becoming irrelevant. Answers change as our world changes. We need to work toward good answers that we can defend, and answers that work. It makes high-stakes testing irrelevant as well. - dfw

Richard The science people in the room recognized the scientists\' pictures; fewer recognized the social scientists. 8 Nov 2013 - 15:40:06

True. Usually someone recognizes Margaret Mead. I believe that two did today. Interestingly, non-educators have a real problem with this. - dfw

Norm What is the site for the space development program? 8 Nov 2013 - 15:57:45

It's Kerbal Space Program, There's a demo version of the software that you can play with. The full version is only $23. In the hours after its release on Steam, March 20, 2013, it reached the top 5 of best sold games. It isn't easy. It's a great example of fun work. - dfw

renee boss means we might have to change what we've always done-- RT BMSscienceteach: Our job is to make our students future ready. @dwarlick #NSTA13" 8 Nov 2013 - 16:22:42

It means that the best thing we can teach our children today, is how to teach themselves. You know, it's how to act like scientists. The job of the scientist is to learn. - dfw
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