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Nicholas Clayton
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Check out this Nearpod presentation called: 'Symbols of America'. I think you will enjoy it.

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Join my #ECG2016 session to discuss integrating virtual reality both into virtual field trips and into your curriculum. Here is the link to join the live presentation and talk on camera (please mute your mic when you are not speaking): https://hangouts.google.com/call/nr53l4ysizakbbvgsh6ycn4fgqe
Buncee presentation link: https://www.edu.buncee.com/buncee/v2/331962

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Please check out this amazing educational resource!

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Did you play a video as an intro to a lesson?
I played the video for genetically modified pigs as an introduction to scientific adaptations and conservation.

Was it to help students make deeper connections with a topic? To provide a local example? Something else?
I played the video in order to help build background in my students and make the lesson more interesting to them. I needed them to start to discuss the science of genetic modifications and without this video they would not have some of those examples and background to know how to even start the discussion.


What did students do before/during/after viewing the video?
Before the video they were unaware of what genetic modifications even had to do with their lives. During the video they were already beginning to make comments on why it was good/bad. Some of them brought up some very valid and interesting points; which would not have happened if it weren't for the visual aid of the video.


How did your students react?
They were a mixture of confused, disgusted, excited and happy. Some of them had beliefs that did not allow genetic modification to be a good thing and that is the way they directed their arguments during the discussion and some believed that it would be awesome to have a genmod pet and argued accordingly. I think the best thing the video did was to take them out of their head (in which they are constantly fighting to find the next meal or find the attention they may not be getting at home), and put them in a place where they can think without barriers because they are distracted by the interesting visual presentation. I appreciate anything that allows my students to both escape to new places and broaden/deepen their understanding of more difficult concepts!


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Best way to get the wiggles out at school & at home = GoNoodle! Teachers and parents, you need this. Sign up for free!

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