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Because with the common core standards I have to introduce my students to higher level texts, is there a list of resources/books/college-level materials/manuals, etc. that I can have to help support me with my forensics class planning?
The most common text I found in college level intro Forensic Science courses was Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, by Richard Saferstein. It has a lab manual and an online supplement.
I also found a comprehensive syllabus from a Staples High School in Westport, CT that uses the text Forensic Science:The Basics, by Jay Siegel. The hs teacher has created his course around this text, with lots of supplemental resources organized by chapter. Might be a great assist in planning your course.
As for "real world," "primary source," informational texts...I think these are winners:
Found some cool "Evidence Field Manuals" from NJ State Police
The US Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, also has:
The San Diego Police Department's Forensic Science Section has a great website describing the various units and their work, and is written at a lower reading level than most of the above.
The Journal of Forensic Sciences has a free issue available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jfo.2010.56.issue-s1/issuetoc with true scientific journal articles on a range of topics in the field.
Is there a reliable list of online short-stories and short works of literature? One that can be counted on to still be there, and to still be good and usable, several years down the road? It's kind of catch as catch can, as far as I can tell.
Throughout the last year, I feel as if I've learned a lot about teaching with the blended model, but something that I still struggle with is how to encourage students to use one another as resources when they are learning using online curriculum and, more importantly, when they are learning asynchronously. Does anyone have any resources or ideas that have helped with this obstacle? Thanks!
Some ideas: peer tutoring. Have students who understand a topic record a video explaining how to solve the problem in a different way, post this to your website. Group students based on focus areas and give them problems within that area. Have the students discuss how to proceed as a group. Have students who "get" a topic come up with a list of questions to guide someome who doesn't understand the topic to an answer. Post stduent masteries of specific topics in public so that students know who they can ask for help on a topic.
I also think that Kahn's badge system does a really good job of creating dialogues by using the badge system: "What badges do you have?", "Oh, that badge was tricky, here's how I earned it.", etc.
1. I would like to create a simple assignment tracker for use by both myself and my students.
2. I would like to be able to use a twitter feed for class discussion and comments. Something not blocked by the DOE and something more spontaneous than a google groups post.
Has anyone used the Recent Posts gadget on the Unit Page yet? If so, what did you do and how did you set it up. I am a little stuck on how to utilize this option. Thanks.
I had the same question as Emily. I am not sure how best to utilize this gadget. I originally thought that this would be kind of like and "announcements" place but then I thought that would be redundant since we have the calendar on the homepage.
Maybe this could be the place where you post the high scores on exams and quizzes? Or maybe like a student of the week?
I also want to know more about the "Recent Posts" page. I also had a question about the "discussions" page. We haven't set up our google class groups yet, so maybe it will become more clear, but I really would like a page in which students can click on various discussions about the book we are reading and give their thoughts and opinions or ask questions; almost like having a virtual class discussion outside of school.
I'd love to see what people are doing with this. So far all I've managed to do is crash my computer, but I've seen Cary Riina doing great stuff with it.
Can someone please help me? I am trying to upload my screencast from Camtasia but I am having difficulty changing the file extension to a "mov" or a "mp3" file-format. Exporting the content does not work. However, the youpd.org site keeps rejecting the extension. Any ideas? Please help. I'm extremely frustrated. I have been trying to solve this problem for weeks.
I know this is EXTREMELY LATE of a reply, but if you are on a mac, many of the DOE macs have Realplayer Converter which works really with with many of the most common file extensions. If you're on a PC, I purchased Xilisoft's Ultimate Video Converter Ultimate. I have not come across a format I couldn't convert and upload with these programs.
I am attempting to use google forms in a weekly mock SAT test to help prepare seniors taking their last SATs. It's easy to upload the questions to the form, but I'm now looking for a way to not only grade them quickly (which I know I can use flubaroo for), but also send the grades back to the students, so they can see exactly what types of questions they are missing.
Along the same lines, is there a technology out there that can read and identify mistakes in writing? For example, I'm working with students right now on subject/verb agreement. Is there something I can use which could identify when students, writing in a google form and submitting it, do not use subject/verb agreement?
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