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Jamie Medlock - Personal Collection

by Jamie Medlock
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This collection encompasses a multitude of exemplary websites in which I would utilize when conducting particular lessons. The websites were chosen because they cover various different styles of covering material. For instance, certain websites contain mostly animations, while other websites contain a surplus of pictures as well as in depth descriptions of the target content area. When conducting a biology lesson, I would most definitely consult one of these exemplary websites and utilize it as a guide as well as supplementary material.

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Biological animations and tutorials


Added 03/12/2014

This particular webiste is extremely helpful due to its various animations and depictions. These animations coupled with detailed descriptions of the topic provide a multidisciplinary approach to teaching. I would most definitely utilize this particular website when covering a lesson on mitosis and meiosis, cellular respiration, reproduction, and much more. This website is extremely helpful due to the fact that it covers a wide variety of biological topics taught in secondary education. In addition, this webiste could serve as a useful studying tool for students for upcoming exams and quizzes. The amount of information that is available on this website is seemingly endless.

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DNA from the Beginning


Added 03/12/2014

This material is highly in depth and covers many aspects of Genetics. I would most definitely utilize this material when covering a lesson on genetics in a High School Living Environment class. This website touches on the existence of cells to the structue and function of DNA. Not only does this website incorporate detailed descriptions of the topics presented, it also provides detailed visuals to go along with the descriptions. For each topic, the general concept is covered, an animation is provided, as well as a sample problem. This extensive approach to learning the material seems to be highly effective for students. In addition, I would also utilize this website for assigning homework problems, papers, as well as projects.

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Understanding Evolution


Added 03/12/2014

This material is extremely helpful when it comes to teaching Evolution. Evolution covers many topics and can sometimes be difficult to stay on track. This material provides a specific way to stay on track and cover the most important topics pertaining to evolution. This website is also extremely useful due to its ability to browse articles, tutorials, and other helpful information to broaden the scope of the lesson. This could be a useful tool when assigning a homework assignment, a project, or a paper; the students are able to access all the material they would need in order to complete such assignments. Another aspect that I found extremely useful with this website was the range in the difficulty of the material. This website provides material useful for grades K-12 as well as for higher education.

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Animal Eyes and Evolution


Added 03/12/2014

This material is fun and exciting. Not only are there great pictures to look at, there are also a wide variety of different species which are both observed and compared to each other. In addition, not only does the material provide information on various species, it also relates the subject matter to human individuals. This material would be highly effective and efficient when teaching a course on evolution. In addition to evolution, this website would be extremely beneficial when covering a lesson on comparative anatomy. This website provides the necessary tools for both teachers and students to access extensive information pertaining to the same structure in different species, and how these structures change over time depending on the type of environment the species is exposed to.

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The eSkeletons Project


Added 03/12/2014

This webiste would be extremely helpful when covering a lesson on human evolution. It provides both a fun and engaging way for students to learn such extensive material. Although this topic may strike a higher level of interest, the material is still very challenging; however, this website provides guidance on a multitude of levels in order for the student to understand the material. The highly animated and informative webiste would be extremely useful for displaying clear and accurate visuals. The highly interactive website would be both a fun and engaging lesson to conduct with your students on an individual basis, in groups, or as a whole class. In addition, this website also provides access to such helpful material both inside and outside of the classroom. This would be a sueful tool in assigning homework as well as projects for students.

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Skeletal System


Added 03/13/2014

I found this site to be extremely useful and very easy to navigate. The site provides information on the entire human anatomy with pictures to go along with it. This would be an effective tool for a High School Anatomy & Physiology class. I would utilize this website as supplemental material when covering each part of the skeletal system. This website provides access to the material both inside and outisde of the classroom, which is extremely helpful. In addition, this website also serves as a reference point for students as well as teachers when a specific topic seems challenging or confusing.

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