Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Into the Future with the Science Teacher

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

Into the Future with the Science Teacher

Article excerpt

The end of the year is always a time for reflection. Although December may feel more like midyear for teachers, the end of the calendar year inevitably brings top 10 lists, reviews of the year's best, and personal vows for improvement. But before you make those New Year's resolutions, why not have a look back at The Science Teachers (TST) 2010 year, and perhaps discover--or rediscover--an idea, activity, or teaching strategy that might be useful for your classes in 2011. While you're at it, be sure to have a look at the significant changes we've made over the course of 2010--notably the introduction of three exciting new columns.

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Science 2.0 made its debut in the January 2010 issue, with ideas for using cutting-edge technologies to support student learning and promote professional growth. Column authors Eric Brunsell and Martin Horejsi investigate new tools such as social networking, blogs, wikis, high-speed digital photography, Global Position Systems, Google Earth, and other emerging technologies with transformative potential for science education.

The New Teacher's Toolbox kicked off in the September 2010 issue. In this column, Michael Romano addresses the challenges of the first years of teaching, sharing insights from his own experience that are sure to help new teachers and even veteran teachers along the way.

Today, there is a lot of interest in creating more environmentally sustainable cars, homes, schools, and lives. In The Green Room, which first appeared in the October 2010 issue, Amanda Beckrich explores ways to make our classrooms and teaching more environmentally friendly. …

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