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Sunday, November 08, 2015

The Scout Report: Research and Education - November 6, 2015

Check out these highlights from The Internet Scout Project.

Physics: Teacher Resources

Educators in search of high school level physics resources will find much to celebrate on this resources page. Assembled by the British educational non-profit AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance), readers will find editable lesson plans and teaching guidance in both Word and Powerpoint formats. For instance, teachers may download a 24-page lesson plan for Physics 1, which includes summaries of content, targeted learning outcomes, scientific communication skills, practical enquiry skills, and self/peer assessments.In addition, readers may download the Teacher Guide: Explanation of Terms, which contains a helpful Glossary of Terms, including such important scientific vocabulary as random error, fair test, sketch graph, variables, and many others.   
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Cybersecurity Curriculum Resources

These resources from the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies provide tools for educators who are looking for ways to integrate cybersecurity into their lesson plans and classroom activities. Readers will find links to resources from around the web, including pages that provide lesson plans, tip sheets, activities, and other resources for students of all ages, from kindergarten through higher education. In addition, the external sites featured here offer a broad view of cybersecurity at all levels of education, including some National Science Foundation-funded projects, instructional laboratories for students, and basic computer science principles that all students should learn.

Nuffield Mathematics

This list of teaching resources from Britain's Nuffield Foundation provides teachers with the resources they need to animate lessons in mathematics and statistics. As the site notes: "The resources are self-contained and can be used for any lessons where the context or skills are relevant." For example, selecting Level 1 (Foundation) resources navigates to a page with lessons and activities dedicated to the categories of Money Management, Spatial Techniques, and Using Data. Each category is packed with eight or nine different activities, most complete with slides, student worksheets, and teacher notes. The site also harbors more advanced material under the Level 2 (Higher) Resources and Level 3 (Advanced) Resources. 


Interactive Architecture Lab

The Interactive Architecture Lab at University College London "is a multi-disciplinary studio interested in the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants." On the site's visually stimulating blog, readers will find video, audio, and text related to responsive environments, robotics and kinetic structures, multi-sensory interfaces, wearable computing and prosthetics, the Internet of Things, performance, and choreography. For example, on July 30th, the Lab published a polished video called "MORPHs: Roaming Robot at the Park," which follows a robot as it moves through a London park.

Source: Internet Scout Project 

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