What are the benefits of distance learning for students in a high school setting? In this article, two California educators share how they've structured distance learning with their students — including the advantages of their approach.
In this Click & Learn, students explore mathematical models that describe how populations change over time and apply these models to the invasive lionfish population in the Bahamas. They also use data from other species to learn how density-dependent factors limit population size.
Case-based teaching allows for flexibility and adaptability, and case-based learning leads to many positive educational outcomes. In this article, New Jersey educator Missy Holzer explores how to use our salt marsh-related resources in a case study exploring trophic cascades.
In order to develop complex scientific explanations, students need to have many opportunities to grapple with a concept. In this Educator Voices article, hear how Amy Fassler uses a sequence of resources in a process called “curriculum spiraling.”
Video activities can be easily translated into dynamic online learning activities. In this Educator Voices article, Melissa Haswell details a two-week series of video activities for an ecology and animal behavior unit that she's used in both in-person and online classes.
The world has lost more than one quarter of its land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years, according to researchers whose big picture study of global bug decline paints a disturbing but more nuanced problem than earlier research.
If you're interested in using formative assessments in an online setting, this Educator Voices article from Valerie May details how she uses a variety of online tools to assess her students’ understanding of factors that regulate populations.
Reflection questions that help students probe deeply into the material work well in both online and in-person courses. In this Educator Voices article, Tara Jo Holmberg outlines how she uses reflection questions in online courses with her community college students.
Online courses may mean rethinking learning outcomes for your students. In this Educator Voices article, see how Phil Gibson is revising his learning outcomes and approach to assessments for his classes.