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1 Copyright © 2011 Verizon Foundation. All Rights Reserved. This document may be reproduced and distributed solely for uses that are both (a) educational and (b) non-commercial. Any reproduction or distribution of this document for any other purpose, including commercial gain, is strictly prohibited. Bethanne Augsbach NJEA Convention Think Green With Thinkfinity!

2 Copyright © 2011 Verizon Foundation. All Rights Reserved. This document may be reproduced and distributed solely for uses that are both (a) educational and (b) non-commercial. Any reproduction or distribution of this document for any other purpose, including commercial gain, is strictly prohibited. Bethanne Augsbach NJEA Convention Inquiry Based Science With Thinkfinity!

3 3 What is Verizon Thinkfinity? you ask… You will soon know and be able to share with others! Be wowed by thousands of FREE resources! Learn how to navigate through FREE science resources and lesson plans. Enrich student learning and engage your 21st Century digital learners! Why are we here? What will we accomplish?

4 4 The website contains thousands of free lesson plans and student materials for every core subject, designed by the leading educational organizations in the United States. Tens of thousands of FREE educational resources Accessible from school or home! A partnership between the Verizon Foundation and the nations leading educational organizations FREE professional development Promotes 21 st Century Skills What is Verizon Thinkfinity?

5 5 How did you become aware of energy issues? Blah, blah, blah, fossil fuels, blah, blah, blah, oil reserves ….. Zzzzz…?!?!?! Huh?

6 6 Can you generate enough energy for your town without running out of money? How does the use of an energy source impact the quality of life for the people in the community? Power Issues – Environment and Economics LESSON PLAN AND ESHEET

7 7 Based on National and State Standards including: Curricular Focus Grade Level Specific Differentiated Based on 21 st Century Skills including: Learning and Innovation Skills Life and Career Skills Information and Technology Skills

8 8 Thinkfinity Content Partners

9 9 Thinkfinity.org

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14 14 Ready to Use Lesson Plans (Learning Objects are embedded!)

15 15 Worksheets Interactives E-Sheets Podcasts Printable Maps Primary Source Documents Web Sites Virtual Museums Graphic Organizers Photographs Video Clips Online Manipulates Quizzes Audio Clips Games Rubrics

16 16 Learning Objects For students For teachers Online (to be used on the computer) Offline (Print-ready)

17 17 Partner-Reviewed Resources (These are Learning Objects, too!)

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22 22 SEARCH THINK GREEN

23 23 Lesson Plans Interactives Podcasts Science News: Current Science Events Blog Posts Community Discussions esheets Kid-friendly Tools Kid-friendly Science Updates

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26 26 Search For Me!

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28 28 Tools – Online Resources Hands-On Activities Interactives Teaching aids Websites Audio Video A Touch of Class

29 29 Collections Groupings of lessons, tools, Science Updates and other resources relating to a single topic. Earth Science Week This collection celebrates earth science, a broad field of study that explores the way the forces of our planet intersect.

30 30 After School Resources Informal, Hands-on Science Activities

31 31 Inquiry-based Approach: Providing Students With Practice In Basic Process Skills: Observation Questioning Research and Analysis Prediction Forming Hypotheses Experiment Classification Inference Measurement Drawing Conclusions Debating Shape It Up! Communication

32 32 A Matter of Pattern Students will create and predict patterns formed when making paper snowflakes. Students will construct the understanding that patterns may be predicted based on observation.

33 33 Going Green to Save the World 50 Ways to Help the Planet 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green Conservation in My Community: Student Reporters and Photographers

34 34 Biodiversity

35 35 Interactive Learning For Digital Learners

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38 … Re-Focus! 3 – You have 3 minutes 2 – to share with 2 people 1 – 1 exciting idea about Thinkfinity!

39 39 The Community – Absolutely Amazing

40 40 The Browse All option on the menu bar provides access to a variety of activities within the community: Find popular resources; save favorites Start or join discussions Locate or create documents Follow a community or group from the list that interests you. Search for other members (use the search filters to find them, then invite them to connect as friends.

41 41 Professional Development Space 1.Log in to the Verizon Thinkfinity Community and click on the Home tab on the gold navigation bar. 2.Click on Professional Development under Places. Verizon Thinkfinity

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43 43 To Schedule a Thinkfinity Session Contact: Karen Warner ( ) or your local ETTC.


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