Bedford "MEET" Team

MEET is a group of Bedford Educators who are devoting after school time to collaborate and create lessons and develop curriculum that utilizes and infuses technology.
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Differentiating in Math Using Computer Games

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Second grade teacher Robert Pronovost explains how he uses technology when teaching addition and subtraction. Students use two computer programs, Planet Turtle and Dream Box, to practice math. While students work on computers, Robert teaches differentiated math lessons in small groups. He explains how using technology helps to free him up for individualized lessons and elaborates on how he uses computer programs that assess learning and guide students through different levels.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Teaching Channel

Animal Inquiry

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Supporting inquiry-based research projects, the Animal Inquiry interactive invites elementary students to explore animal facts and habitats using writing prompts to guide and record their findings.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Penguin Chick

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In this nonfiction selection, an Emperor penguin lays an egg in the bitter cold of Antarctica. The penguin parents battle the harsh environment to protect the egg and nurture the chick to maturity.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Unit of Study

Author: Betty Tatham

Penguin Watch

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This website is designed to contain up-to-date news and information about the issues facing penguins in their natural habita,t specifically the African Penguin. Penguins feed at or near the top of food chains in many ecosystems and so are sensitive to alterations in the marine habitat. They are also highly visible enigmatic birds which as a family have a circumglobal distribution within the southern hemisphere. However, many of the world's 18 penguin species are facing threats to their existence. In 2010, 11 species were considered of conservation concern and five of these, including the African Penguin, were listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, The threats facing penguins are not unique, but generally represent more widespread impacts by man on the marine environment or its islands. Measure, will also be advantageous to the health of the wider marine environment and the other species that inhabit it. In other words, penguins are ambassadors of marine biodiversity and they should be seen as flagship species for conservation with their fate representing that of many of the worlds marine ecosystems and organisms.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

Author: Department of Zoology

Fraction Penguin

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In this craft activity, learners will recognize, name, and compare the fractions 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 by constructing a penguin out of portions of paper circles. This detailed lesson plan includes key vocabulary words, background information for educators, extension ideas, and resources.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: California Academy of Sciences

Simple Machines

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This is an online activity about simple machines. Learners will try their hand at putting these amazing devices to work. They will use several simple machines to "build" a tree house. This an excellent activity to demonstrate how science-particular, simple machines-are at work in our every day lives.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Game, Interactive, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: COSI

Bears of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip

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Bears of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip presents 40 photos of grizzlies and black bears fishing, traveling with their cubs, and in various other activities and habitats. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is prime grizzly and black bear habitat. GYE encompasses two national parks, portions of six national forests, three national wildlife refuges, private and state lands, tribal lands, and Bureau of Land Management holdings. Its18 million acres (28,315 square miles) are approximately the same land area as the state of West Virginia! Many factors determine the long-term survival of bears in this vast area. They include proper food sources, open spaces that are free of human development, diversity of landscapes, and sound bear management practices. Climb aboard our virtual bus, look through its windows into wonderland, and experience the Bears of Yellowstone. Simply open your mind, post your questions on the message board, and see for yourselves how and why Yellowstone National Park is one of the last remaining strongholds of the magnificent grizzly bear in the lower 48 states. Truly, this is one field trip that "bears" a closer look and can save not only a bear's life, but your own!

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan