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March 15, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Is So Cool! OK Go Teams Up With Google & Creates Classroom Materials For Their Videos

I’ve previously posted some of the group OK Go’s music videos, and was pleased to read today that they had teamed-up with Google to create the OK Go Sandbox, a collection of classroom activities connected to their music.

The lessons go along with these three videos (in the unlikely event you haven’t seen them already):

March 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Learning About Scientific Discovery In Theory Of Knowledge Class

In my IB Theory of Knowledge class, we talk about the scientific method as a tool for discovery and learning(see The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method), but not just for scientific knowledge – it’s a process we use for many things we learn (I use how I learned to improving my shooting of free throws as an example).

But we also talk about how it is not the only way we learn and discover.

I typically show this NPR video on “scientific accidents” to illustrate how learning in science is not always a linear process:

(And, we always discuss Problems Of The Scientific Method)

Today, the Smithsonian published a very useful slideshow titled Sometimes, a Scientific “Eureka!” Moment Really Does Change the World.

It will be a nice complement to showing the NPR video….

March 6, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Check Out The National Geographic Photo Ark

The National Geographic Photo Ark is a interactive Google Earth project done in conjunction with….National Geographic.

Here’s how they describe it:

The National Geographic Photo Ark, led by photographer Joel Sartore, is a multiyear effort to document every species living in the world’s zoos and wildlife sanctuaries, inspire action through education, and help save wildlife by supporting on-the-ground conservation efforts.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

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