#5thchat Archive

#5thchat is for people interested in chatting about topics in education, especially as they relate to Grade 5. The goal is to connect people who enjoy learning & sharing, plus supporting & creating partnerships worldwide!

Tuesday September 5, 2017
8:00 PM EDT

  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Welcome to #5thchat for our discussion on integrating science and literacy. I'm Jessica, an elem science T, author, & curriculum director.
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself. #5thchat
  • participatechat Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #5thchat by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/bsl55664vz
  • yenneam Sep 5 @ 8:00 PM EDT
    Ann from Colorado Springs - 2nd year teaching 5th. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:01 PM EDT
    #5thchat is starting NOW - please join us! #edchat #education #tlap #edtech
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • Mr_Ullman Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Jordan, 5th grade T from Princeton, NJ. 18-year vet; expecting daughter no. 3 any day now! #5thchat
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Kristina from Middlebury VT. I'm a recent college grad student teaching in a 5th grade classroom. #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Hey #5thchat Roman, Ontario. Canada. Teacher/Student Success Lead/Agent of Transformation. Great to be here!
  • drjoelbgoodin Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    RT @PaulSolarz: #5thchat is starting NOW - please join us! #edchat #education #tlap #edtech
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:02 PM EDT
    Ben from NC. Student teacher in the final stretch. Always up for an edchat! Teaching 5th #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Hello from Katy, TX I teach 4th M/S but have also taught 5th sci. Can't wait to learn more ways to integrate literature in sci! #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    Nick Baskwill Grade 4/5 NS Canada - First day with Ss on Thursday! #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:03 PM EDT
    I'm Paul Solarz, a 5th grade teacher from Arlington Hts, IL. My thoughts are with friends in St. Martin tonight - Irma on its way. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Exciting! Thanks for joining us! #5thchat
    In reply to @Mr_Ullman
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Welcome, Kristina! #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:04 PM EDT
    Glad you could join us, Roman! #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Q1: Describe the science units you'll be teaching this year and then connect with others teaching the same units! Share resources! #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Welcome, Ben! Thanks for joining us! #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets
  • MsLama5th Sep 5 @ 8:05 PM EDT
    Ms. Lama 5th Grade teacher in NC #5thchat
  • TNording Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hello, Tina, 5th Grade, Milton, WI #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Welcome! We're always glad to have math/sci folks on board, regardless of grade! #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1 - I'm teaching "Earth in Space," "Investigating Matter," & "Ecosystems." First year we're aligned with NGSS. #5thchat
  • yenneam Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: Mixtures, erosion/deposition, human body systems. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    Hi Paul! I hope your friends are safe. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: We are starting with good ol' properties of matter, then energy, space, and finish with environment. #5thchat
  • Mr_Ullman Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    I'm pretty sure those are the units we're teaching, too. Haven't really had time to really get into NGSS. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:06 PM EDT
    A1: Habitats, Light, Changes in Matter, Weather #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    How are you feeling about the shift? They're definitely different from the old stds. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • MsLama5th Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    A1- Ecosystems, Force&Motion, and Weather&Matter are my last ones to teach this year. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    We should definitely connect some time! We have a "program," but would LOVE more hands-on, experiential ideas! #5thchat
    In reply to @Mr_Ullman
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    Nice mix of life/earth/physical science! #5thchat
    In reply to @yenneam
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:07 PM EDT
    We end the year with Body syatems, but we never get to it :( would love to hear what you do! #5thchat
    In reply to @yenneam
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    I was the same way last year! It's tough to get it all in. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass, @yenneam
  • TNording Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    1A: Animal Adaptations, Living vs. Nonliving, Matter, Human Body, Electricity, and Space, #5thchat
  • Mr_Ullman Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Absolutely...tomorrow's training is on Amplify Science...so I'll get to see what that's all about. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • PegGrafwallner Sep 5 @ 8:08 PM EDT
    Peg, Instructional Coach/Reading Specialist, from MKE. Excited to be at #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    I don't mind the new units, but they've been lacking hands-on/experiential lessons that I want science to have! Will be revising! #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Welcome, Peg! Your perspective will be great! #5thchat
    In reply to @PegGrafwallner
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Sounds awesome - wish I could be a fly on the wall! #5thchat
    In reply to @Mr_Ullman
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    #5thchat A1: We're looking into doing a series of mini lessons on "Earth in Space" (aligned with NGSS)
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    Nice! What are you looking at for weather? #5thchat
    In reply to @MsLama5th
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:09 PM EDT
    A1: Starting forces and motion Monday! I am excited. 50 min Science block! We are going to integrate art into the unit as well #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    You should join us for #elngsschat and #ngsschat. Lots of great thinking around NGSS and instructional shifts! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    #5thchat jumping in late! Shanda from Kansas
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    We so tons of hands on, but not sure how core or ngss line up with teks. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz, @ElemSciTchr
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Nice! Do you know how art will play a role in the unit yet? #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Will, 4th grade ELA/SS T from MN (formerly 5th😀). First day is over and I'm craving more! #5thchat
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:10 PM EDT
    Hi Kathy is here to hang out and learn with my friend @ElemSciTchr #5thchat Im a new K-5 science specialist/coach in @westwood_ps
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Hooray! I was hoping you'd make it! #5thchat
    In reply to @KRScienceLady, @westwood_ps
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Sounds like a great first day! #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Earth in Space: https://t.co/OxSwETlWZy Ecosystems: https://t.co/hU6MqMVR2F Matter: Coming soon! via "Science Companion" #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:11 PM EDT
    Welcome Shanda! #5thchat
    In reply to @mrsseibel5th
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    Q2: How do you integrate text resources into a science lesson (e.g. textbooks, readers, magazines, picture books, websites, etc.)? #5thchat
  • Mr_Ullman Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    You know I'm clicking on those links right now! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
    #5thchat But school has no regular science slot, only occasional units with STEM teacher. That unit will be "Mixtures + Solutions"
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:13 PM EDT
    Still working it out. I am sure paint, pendulums and bouncy balls will come in to play! We are trying to step outside the box #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2: I'm a huge fan our moderator's book (@elemscitchr)! Check it out: https://t.co/ZxXRnk5rCT She also has a Middle School version! #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    Sounds like FUN! And lots of potential for learning! Jackson Pollock might be a good artist to connect to as well. #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A1: Basic geology (sedimentary, ign); water cycle; virus & bacteria. SS: 3 lvls of gov't; climate, resources & culture of North Am. #5thChat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • yenneam Sep 5 @ 8:14 PM EDT
    A2: Add the passages to reading choices during ELA. Two birds, one stone. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Do Ss get to choose what they read? Will they all end up reading about science at some point? #5thchat
    In reply to @yenneam
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    Using a lot of NewsELA, Readworks, and bigHistory combined with Student Voice edtech tools. Focusing on evaluating/expressing ideas #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    I get bummed when schools toss Sci to the side. So much to explore! I am fortunate we have 50 min block! #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:15 PM EDT
    A2: Pulling in GN like this "A Journey into Adaptation with Max Axiom, Super Scientist (Graphic Science)" fun read and great info #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    NewsELA is definitely a favorite of mine!! #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2: One goal is to use more picture books in both M/S. As for textbook I don't use too often unless I need a filler #5thchat
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2: I like to use hyperdocs and link information into them. Love using @Newsela and @EDpuzzle to link information about science. #5thchat
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Same here, where are you located at? It would be interesting to connect our classes and compare weather! I am in NS Canada #5thchat
    In reply to @MsLama5th
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    The Max Axiom books are GREAT! #5thchat
    In reply to @MrBaskwill
  • MsLama5th Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2- I give notes, but I also use Readworks, and Discovery Education #5thchat
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    Using science notebooks, I love adding text, pic books 2 science instruction after Ss have a chance to grapple w science concepts.#5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
      Q2: How do you integrate text resources into a science lesson (e.g. textbooks, readers, magazines, picture books, websites, etc.)? #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2. Students need to see connections in all content areas. Reading is everywhere, writing as well. Bring in stories, creativity. #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:12 PM EDT
      Q2: How do you integrate text resources into a science lesson (e.g. textbooks, readers, magazines, picture books, websites, etc.)? #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:16 PM EDT
    A2 - I look for content reading that is concise & embed link in lesson online (Blended Learning). Also have Ss do web searches. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    The order is so important! Do first then read! #5thchat
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    Q2: Shameless promotion: @EdjiNotes to get Ss reading and thinking together. Breakouts. Lots of research writing/reading on sci #5thchat
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I know I'm really bummed as a student teacher because science is my favorite subject to teach! Majored in Env. Studies. #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:17 PM EDT
    I'm not familiar with this. Tell me more! #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV, @EdjiNotes
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    And so many of our lessons are currently read first, then read again! Need more DOING! Changes are coming! :) #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @KRScienceLady
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    https://t.co/jRbdpyIcAk is one of my favorite resources #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:18 PM EDT
    Can you create some SS units with environmental/human footprint themes? #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0, @mr_abee_tweets
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Q3: What are some of your favorite print or electronic sources of nonfiction science content for students? Why do you like them? #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
    Flipping that order was a major switch in my teaching. So much more engaging and better illustrates what scientists actually do! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz, @KRScienceLady
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    I thought and said the same thing in planning today. Forces of Motion: Smartboard activity? #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz, @ElemSciTchr, @KRScienceLady
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Do you have any specific examples of stories or fiction that you really like? #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    Ellen Cummings, 5th Grade Self Contained, @SwenkeCFISD in Cypress, Texas #5thchat
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:20 PM EDT
    A3: Mystery Science is a new web based source I am looking at #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Welcome, Ellen! Glad you could join us! #5thchat
    In reply to @may231992, @SwenkeCFISD
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Great Sources of Non-Fiction Content: - @Newsela - @listenwiselearn - @MysterySci #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @Newsela, @listenwiselearn, @MysterySci
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Did you know you can do a close reading of an illustration or diagram in a picture book? #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Why thank you :) #5thchat
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    I am really working on doing more blended learning... #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:21 PM EDT
    Thanks, Paul! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Ooooh! I like that! #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @13K0
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    Sorry late arrival! I teach 5th @HESRegalEagle @GCISD in Grapevine, Texas #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:22 PM EDT
    We'll just have to be responsible for making the changes that our students deserve! #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets, @ElemSciTchr, @KRScienceLady
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    Yes! Ss need to learn how to read those images just as they learn to read text! Also, stay tuned for more of this in Q8... #5thchat
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    That's the online resource we'll be using for our mini unit on Earth and space. I've also seen it used for physics units #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    No worries! Glad you could make it! We're sharing our favorite text resources (Q3). #5thchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney, @HESRegalEagle, @GCISD
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:23 PM EDT
    So very important! #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:19 PM EDT
      Flipping that order was a major switch in my teaching. So much more engaging and better illustrates what scientists actually do! #5thchat
      In reply to @PaulSolarz, @KRScienceLady
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    I teach ELAR/SS while my teaching partners, @MrsFloryHES @MsMcClintockHES teach math/science we all agree a lot of inferring skills #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    What would you like that to look like in your classroom? #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass, @PaulSolarz
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    My kiddos from last year really enjoyed the lessons from Mystery Science as well! Excited to do more of them this year! #5thchat @MysterySci
    In reply to @13K0, @MysterySci
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    A1: adding 5th grade math/science into my repertoire after being in Language Arts for years. Looking forward to ideas. #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:24 PM EDT
    High school, I like to use Frankenstein to teach ethics and science. #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    This year applied for a grant from @ECO_LIFE. Ss are in control of the Aquaponics program!! They love it!! https://t.co/vbtUojCxki #5thchat
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    A3: I really like to look at the bibliographies of Wikipedia articles. Tons of valuable resources there. So much in .gov, too #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:25 PM EDT
    I read The Ghost Map a few years back - thought it would be a great tie to study of infectious diseases. #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    Q4: How do you integrate nontraditional sources of content such as video and multimedia into a science lesson? Any great links? #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    What content/unit are you starting with? #5thchat
    In reply to @may231992
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
    A3: We use @MysterySci and love it!! Lots of great resources #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4 - I searched for videos that matched the content objectives for each of my science lessons & embedded them on our website. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    I haven't used it myself. Wondering how best to pair some authentic literacy work with it. #5thchat
    In reply to @mrsseibel5th, @MysterySci
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4: I think @BillNye and @brainpop are still great resources for science videos #5thchat
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:27 PM EDT
    A4: Awesome App called Bobo & Light for Light unit and skyped with TV meteorologist and they showed class their computer models #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    Do students take notes or do anything to synthesize the information they've gleaned from the video? #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4: @DiscoveryEd is another great source of videos #5thchat
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    I think you can still sign up for a free year of mystery science: https://t.co/xbVJnDJ5zi #5thchat
  • yenneam Sep 5 @ 8:28 PM EDT
    A4: @edpuzzle with videos like @CrashCourseKids and other content videos. #5thchat
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4: @nearpod and @EDpuzzle are great resources as well for almost any content not just science #5thchat
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4: Oscars! Ss find best vid on topic. We watch 'em, vote (includes reason WHY they voted for it). Quick, engaging, fun. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    I use @brainpop a good amount in my own classroom. I usually structure a listening comprehension activity around the video. #5thchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney, @BillNye, @brainpop, @brainpop
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    A4: Love to find videos online or find hyperdocs online like this one! Really helps Ss #5thchat https://t.co/JA0LhV33en
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    #5thchat A4: photos/simple videos of can be used for observations. Once used a video of fish in various habitats to illustrate adaptations
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    Sometimes I use video as an anchoring/ instructional phenomena ! #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
      Q4: How do you integrate nontraditional sources of content such as video and multimedia into a science lesson? Any great links? #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:29 PM EDT
    We have used this a few times, but not too often. I don't feel the lessons always fit with our content. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrBaskwill
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    Interesting! Do you give Ss criteria for evaluating? Do they focus on the science or are they more swayed by entertainment factor? #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:30 PM EDT
    A4: I know hyperdocs are becoming a HUGE thing for my teaching partners! It's awesome! #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    #5thchat I use Canvas right now, but would love to incorporate more technology. I seem to always have a ton of pushback from parents :(
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @PaulSolarz
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    not sure! I will have to investigate! #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV, @DiscoveryEd
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    They gave optional extras that could help #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @MysterySci
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    This is a great idea to teach students how to observe closely. Photos have the benefit of not changing - allowing Ss to look back. #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Depends - We finish nearly every lesson with a synthesis video or product & post on our ePortfolios: https://t.co/TDTjHeI14X #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:31 PM EDT
    Any faves off the top of your head? #5thchat
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:32 PM EDT
    What kinds of pushback do you get? #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass, @PaulSolarz
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    Q5: What's one challenge you face when it comes to integrating science and literacy? Help each other out with thoughts & ideas! #5thchat
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A3: I've used Scholastic Storyworks, National Geographic for Kids, Scholastic News- all are current and high-interest for the kids #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4: We use Stemscopes in our district. I try to include some of the interactive investigations when i can. #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    A4. I love teaching with YouTube and videos. Always searching for new fun ways to support learning. When they don't exist, create! #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
      Q4: How do you integrate nontraditional sources of content such as video and multimedia into a science lesson? Any great links? #5thchat
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
    @Wonderopolis has some great science questions that Ss can explore. This is how we are starting our Genius Hour this year #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:34 PM EDT
    It's great to model how to ask Qs for Ss - it's definitely a skill that can be honed! #5thchat
    In reply to @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    We have a ton of parents who do not like the amount of technology used in class. It shocks me especially with this day and age. #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @PaulSolarz
  • MrBaskwill Sep 5 @ 8:35 PM EDT
    A5: Sometimes finding enough content at different levels - have Ss reading all over the place! #5thchat
  • TNording Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A4: Made this up last year... interactive videos using @playposit https://t.co/teSZQm2Eap Love Playposit! ❤️#5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:26 PM EDT
      Q4: How do you integrate nontraditional sources of content such as video and multimedia into a science lesson? Any great links? #5thchat
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5: Finding quality materials. Also, Sci/SS is about evidence, ethics & I've seen/heard stories of parents complaining about bias. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    A5 - Challenge: Fitting it all in! Our Literacy program is already immense! We have very limited time for Science & Soc Studies. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:36 PM EDT
    Finding the right reading levels with the right content is SO tricky and time consuming. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrBaskwill
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    A5: Finding reading levels that reaches all students. #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    a5. A stigma that exists, science, math is for pure content. Build school culture to integrate, personalize, support Ss. Tough. #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:33 PM EDT
      Q5: What's one challenge you face when it comes to integrating science and literacy? Help each other out with thoughts & ideas! #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:37 PM EDT
    It's such a challenge. Is there any way to explicitly teach some of your literacy skills w/in the context of a science unit? #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    That's been my solution, but can be hard to explain if you're not teaching ALL the lessons in the reading program! Getting better. #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
    That is my challenge! I have basically 25 minutes a day and 55 minutes on Friday! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    This is more challenging in the older grades.Revising definition of literacy to "making meaning" can help. Fits w/ inquiry. #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:39 PM EDT
    We need to challenge status quo. Write texts in ELA about science or math. Show that learning crosses schedules. #5thchat
    In reply to @mrsseibel5th, @PaulSolarz
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Q6: What kinds of writing do you have your students engage in during science? Share any resources or links if possible. #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    Students are always shocked with the amount of reading and writing in math and science #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    I work in a high school, that culture is not easy to transform. But I will not give up. #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • KRScienceLady Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    How do we help admin understand that ? MAybe we open our doors and show how it can be done #5thchat
    • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:38 PM EDT
      That's been my solution, but can be hard to explain if you're not teaching ALL the lessons in the reading program! Getting better. #5thchat
      In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
    I'll be utilizing @Wonderopolis as part of my #geniushour introduction as well #5thchat
    In reply to @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis, @Wonderopolis
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A5: being departmentalized definitely creates this idea of separate! Plus the pressure of each contents' standards #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6: We do TONS of writing in 4th M/S. I have them write what they know with quick writes, relfections at the end, and CER during. #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    A6: - Persuasive/Argumentative writing in debate on Alternative Energy sources - Expository/Research writing in Human Body unit. #5thchat
  • mrsseibel5th - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
    No, we have band Monday thru Thursday! So I try to take some time from my ELA and add it to my Social Studies and Science on Fri. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Inviting admin in is important. Showing that Ss are successful is important. Sharing research studies? Case studies? #5thchat
    In reply to @KRScienceLady
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A5: We have really tried to tie in vocab to the Unit/lesson that relates to Science. Also getting Ss to apply academic sci. vocab. #5thchat
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    A6: incorporate quick writes it's a great connection or closing of a lesson #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    I just read about your debate! Trying to place that into 4th grade content. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:42 PM EDT
    Thank you for doing the good work! Let us know how we can support you! #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:43 PM EDT
    I definitely like the idea of persuasive writing in science @MrsFloryHES @MsMcClintockHES #5thchat
    • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:41 PM EDT
      A6: - Persuasive/Argumentative writing in debate on Alternative Energy sources - Expository/Research writing in Human Body unit. #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    A6. Have them write reflections, argumentative essay, blogs. A world of possibilities. Not just reports or labs. #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:40 PM EDT
      Q6: What kinds of writing do you have your students engage in during science? Share any resources or links if possible. #5thchat
  • 13K0 Sep 5 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    What is genius hour? #5thchat
    In reply to @may231992, @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    We do a lot of narrative writing from different points of view in social studies, so I like getting those two into science! #5thchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney, @MrsFloryHES, @MsMcClintockHES
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:44 PM EDT
    Introducing vocab after Ss have had experience w/ the concepts is a great practice. Teaching academic vocab across subjects is too. #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A6: Narrative from perspective of water molecule; compare and contrast bacteria and virus; write a letter from a day in Southwest #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    Important to differentiate between persuasive writing and argumentative (CER). Both have places in science. #5thchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney, @MrsFloryHES, @MsMcClintockHES
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:45 PM EDT
    A time for students to explore personal interests. Here are all of my #GeniusHour/Passion Time resources: https://t.co/pKNLT2Z5Gm #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0, @may231992, @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    Yes! And write for an authentic audience besides the teacher! #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    The best way to motivate students and take control. Read the book Pure Genius! with @Daveburgess13 collection :) #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0, @may231992, @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis, @Daveburgess13
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:46 PM EDT
    We also did the water droplet narrative. #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    Q7: How do speaking and listening play a role in your science classes? Do you teach these skills explicitly? If so, how? #5thchat
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
    A way to help Ss develop ideas, creativity & learn about things they are interested in. It's integrated throughout the weeks/months #5thchat
    In reply to @13K0, @may231992, @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis
  • mr_abee_tweets Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Signing off. Have to get some work done. Great info everyone! Good to learn some new ideas! #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:49 PM EDT
    Thanks for joining us! #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A7: Ss use both during investigations. We also have tons of class discussions where the students share/explaining their learning. #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A7. Listening/Speaking, not only for ELA classes. Create videos, oral tests, discussions, opinions. All key parts of all classes. #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:47 PM EDT
      Q7: How do speaking and listening play a role in your science classes? Do you teach these skills explicitly? If so, how? #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    A7: I use sentence starters and talk moves to teach discussion skills. Lots of practice, prompting, and coaching. #5thchat
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:50 PM EDT
    I really want to incorporate Flipgrid in my class for more ways to share. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    Do you have a specific structure for your discussions or are they more free-flowing? #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    A7 - I'm not the best at this, but check out PVLEGS from the "Listening/Speaking Guru": @erik_palmer #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr, @erik_palmer
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:51 PM EDT
    That's a great resource for public speaking and presentation skills! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz, @erik_palmer
  • WillStewartIV Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    A7: Always valued these, then read #LearnLAP this summer. Want discussion & convos to be more S initiated, rather than "scheduled" #5thchat
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Flipgrid or Recap, great ways. Or back to basics. YouTube. Simple ways to get kids talking. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    My students will work on passion-driven projects one hour each week... #5thchat
    In reply to @mr_abee_tweets, @13K0, @mrsseibel5th, @Wonderopolis
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:52 PM EDT
    Do you have any ideas of how to make this transition with your students? #5thchat
    In reply to @WillStewartIV
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    Depends. If there is something specific I will sometimes have them use a sentence stem. However, sometime free flow is good too. #5thchat
    In reply to @ElemSciTchr
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:53 PM EDT
    I just started @Flipgrid this year by sending out an introductory task to work on while at home. It's easy and super neat. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass, @Flipgrid
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Q8: Diagrams and infographics are an important type of text in science. How do you teach students to read them (& create them?)? #5thchat
  • ervin_courtney Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    A7: we offer a lot of opportunities for Ss to present to their peers. They're evaluated on their ability to speak publicly & listen #5thchat
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
    Looking for a new web tool to try out w/your kiddos? Check out @EdjiNotes - the creator is chatting with us tonight! @WillStewartIV #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    I like that listening is part of the evaluation! #5thchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    I need to check this out! #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz, @EdjiNotes, @WillStewartIV
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:55 PM EDT
    A8. We use them in Language arts classes. Interpret data, share information. Piktochart, Canva, Adobe Spark, great creative ways. #5thchat
    • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:54 PM EDT
      Q8: Diagrams and infographics are an important type of text in science. How do you teach students to read them (& create them?)? #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:56 PM EDT
    That's great to pull them into LA classes! My Ss are amazed at how much info can be communicated in a concise form! #5thchat
    In reply to @NowakRo
  • FuelGreatMinds Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    An authentic approach to teaching adding fractions with unlike denominators #fuelgreatminds #5thchat #edchat #math https://t.co/EIPEY4L9YT
  • may231992 Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    That's one way I can't wait to use this form of tech. I can also see using it for reading responses and ethical discussions #5thchat
    In reply to @ervin_courtney, @MrsHugginsClass, @Flipgrid
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8: Ss do pretty well using graphics from lit. I push for ss to create diagrams in their INs that have same qualities to text. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:57 PM EDT
    A8: I altered infographics from KidsDiscover so that one was text, 1 was image, 1 was both. Ss compared and decided which was best. #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    It's great when you can use examples as mentor texts. #5thchat
    In reply to @MrsHugginsClass
  • PaulSolarz - Moderator Sep 5 @ 8:58 PM EDT
    Big time appreciation goes out to @ElemSciTchr for moderating a great #5thchat tonight! Join us next week as @Newsela moderates the chat!
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    And it was my first time moderating! Thanks to @PaulSolarz for the help in getting ready for this. #5thchat
    In reply to @PaulSolarz, @Newsela, @PaulSolarz
  • NowakRo Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    Thanks for the great #5thchat guys! Have a great week!
  • MrsHugginsClass Sep 5 @ 8:59 PM EDT
    @ElemSciTchr Thank you! #5thchat
  • ElemSciTchr Sep 5 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Thanks for a great #5thchat tonight! It has been a pleasure learning from and with you.