Biology 2 - Ecology, Evolution and the Diversity of Life (September 24, 2012)

Malden High School • Room B442 • Shauna Campbell's classroom


4pm - Meet and Greet and Eat (Cathleen)
Teachers gathered at Malden High School to share lesson ideas and hear an evaluation report.


4:20 pm - Pre-/Post- Survey Results (Diane) 10min
Schilder, Project Evaluator, presents summary graphs.

One of many graphs showing gains in Web 2.0 confidence.

Download the Biology 2 Evaluation Report to learn how we were able to increase teacher's knowledge of Biology content and increase their confidence using Web 2.0 instructional strategies.

4:30 pm - Student Tech Survey (Bob) 10min
  • Do you know how your students use the Internet?
  • Would you like to know more?
  • WHY NOT ASK...
Use this knowledge to select the most useful Web 2.0 technologies for engaging your students.
"Use the student tech survey to learn what your students are doing," says Simpson

For more information on Student Tech surveys visit:
Workshop 5 Student Tech Use

4:40pm - Lesson Sharing (Cathleen)
  • Quick summary of your lesson
  • Highlight a Web 2.0 skill that you used in your lesson
  • Plans to teach your lesson
  • Questions to consider:
  1. How does your lesson use these Web 2.0 tools as a way to assess gained student knowledge in a new and engaging way?
  2. How does your lesson use these Web 2.0 tools as a way to teach Biology -- Ecology, Evolution and Diversity of Life content?

4:45- 5:15 pm- Break into groups and discuss lessons

Sharing Groups

Group 1
Sandra Rideout
San Lee
Tawnya Lewis
Liz Colby*

Group 2
Janene Goodman
Eggie Alper
Shauna Campbell

Group 3
Lisa Beaulieu
Jenn Ensign
Carol Mahoney

Group 4
AnnMarie Nagelin
Janelle Davis*
Diane Russell
Doyka Diaz

Group 5
Ruth Delaware
Angelina Armstrong
Sam Hoyo

* Teachers excused from attending face-to-face meeting. Each teacher will post a response on their assigned group page sharing what they learned.

5:15-5:30 pm-Lesson Bazaar
Imagine that the Gate's Foundation will be attending the last 15 minutes of this callback.
You have 15 minutes to create a wiki marketing advertisement to encourage Bill and Melinda to come and visit your group's lessons.

Questions to consider for this exercise:
  1. What Web 2.0 tools and uses were educationally exciting?
  2. How I would share these Web 2.0 tools with both students and other teachers in my district?
  3. How can these Web 2.0 tools be used to open the classroom to the student's home or to other classrooms?
  4. How can these Web 2.0 tools be used to assess students gained content knowledge?

Example of what we are looking for:
Biology 1: Cell Biology and Genetics—A Human Approach
Group 4

5:30-5:40 pm - Two minutes each > Share your wiki marketing advertisement to the whole class.


5:40 pm - Large Group Q & A
  • Teaching your lesson
  • Making your own wiki REQUEST A WIKI FORM
  • Stay engaged, be sure to check the SLC twitter feed and the main wiki for our upcoming courses in Earth Science and Physics.
  • Overall Reflection

5:55 pm - Hand in Participation Checklist form

Science Resources

Science News
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A Selection of Peterson Field Guides
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Click guides to view details.

Mobile Apps

Project Noah
Audubon Field Guide
Reptiles & Amphibians
iTrack Wildlife