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    In this recorded professional learning session, Greta Dromgool and Carol Brieseman, primary teacher and winner of the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Teacher Prize explore the vast potential of online citizen science (OCS).

    Thank you for sharing so many fantastic ideas to use in regular practice.

    Teacher

    OCS involves non-scientists contributing to science projects using the internet. This process can provide a richness and flexibility that, when planned for, offers authentic opportunities for practising science capabilities and engaging in real, meaningful science.

    Learn from a teacher who has successfully utilised OCS in her classrooms and discover the new and exciting citizen science resources the Science Learning Hub has to offer.

    You can download the video and slideshow presentation.

    Thanks Carol. I appreciate the way you share your knowledge and enthusiasm.

    Participant

    We encourage you to join our discussion about citizen science by registering in our online forum Slack. In this forum, we discuss ideas and share resources.

    Index

    Topic

    Slideshow number(s)

    Video timecode

    Introducing the Science Learning Hub and presenters

    1–3

    00:00

    Index

    4

    04:40

    Purpose

    5

    04:48

    What is online citizen science?

    6–7

    05:15

    The Online Citizen Science (OCS) research project

    8–10

    09:43

    Why use online citizen science?

    11–12

    16:23

    Science capabilities

    13–14

    17:23

    Choosing a project

    15–16

    19:43

    Finding OCS resources on the Hub

    17

    30:00

    SLH links, keep in touch and thanks

    18

    31:23

    More on citizen science

    The number of opportunities to be involved as citizen scientists continues to grow and teachers are increasingly using them to make science education more relevant and engaging.

    Find out what being a citizen scientist means in this article.

    This webinar mentions a range of projects, explore these and more in the Citizen science section on the Science Learning Hub and find one that sparks an interest.

    Need more information? The article Planning for your students to be citizen scientists is full of great advice for using online citizen science in your classroom.

    The Hub also has articles, other PLD and more under the citizen science topic.

    Carol mentions Skink Spotter NZ in the webinar. Find out more about this online citizen science project.

    Getting started with citizen science

    This webinar is part two of a series on citizen science, see the first webinar Getting started with citizen science.

    Useful links

    For more information read the citizen science inventory or check out the large collection of citizen science resources curated in this Pinterest board.

    Acknowledgement

    The Science Learning Hub would like to thank Carol Briesman for her involvement in this webinar.

      Published 27 September 2019 Referencing Hub articles