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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) pp. 4791–4805
Geospatial technology holds great potential for enabling students to learn science through exploration of environmental issues from local to global scales. However, implementing classroom projects that make effective use of geospatial technology is...
The effect of social context on the reflective practice of pre-service science teachers: Leveraging a Web-supported community of teachers
The effect of social context on the reflective practice of pre@-service science@teachers: Leveraging a Web@-supported community of teachers (2002) pp. 1–156
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, I examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (Mar 03, 2008) p. 4578
Since fall 2000, SITE has been collaborating with four teacher education associations representing the content areas of mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies education through the National Technology Leadership Initiative ...
Science Teacher Vol. 81, No. 7 (October 2014) pp. 39–45
The introduction to the "Next Generation Science Standards" ("NGSS") calls for students to learn science within the context of practice because "practices alone are activities and content alone is memorization. It is through ...
The Impact of Three-Dimensional Computational Modeling on Student Understanding of Astronomical Concepts: A Quantitative Analysis
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 26, No. 11 (Sep 17, 2004) pp. 1365–1378
The increased availability of computational modeling software has created opportunities for students to engage in scientific inquiry through constructing computer-based models of scientific phenomena. However, despite the growing trend of...
Design and Implementation of an On-line Professional Development Community: A Project-Based Learning Approach in a Graduate Seminar
Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol. 5, No. 3 (2001)
Reports on the design and implementation of a project-based learning environment for a graduate seminar that immersed students in a real-world context. This seminar experience was organized around the design and creation of a real-world "tangible...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 11, No. 2 (2002) pp. 155–172
Examines searching patterns of students using the Web as science information resources. Attempts to provide detailed accounts of how students use the Web as a science resource and illuminate how the different levels of domain knowledge and expertise,...
The Impact of Three-Dimensional Computational Modeling on Student Understanding of Astronomy Concepts: A Qualitative Analysis. Research Report
International Journal of Science Education Vol. 26, No. 13 (Oct 29, 2004) pp. 1555–1575
In this study, we explore an alternate mode for teaching and learning the dynamic, three-dimensional (3D) relationships that are central to understanding astronomical concepts. To this end, we implemented an innovative undergraduate course in which...
The Effect of Social Context on the Reflective Practice of Preservice Science Teachers: Incorporating a Web-Supported Community of Teachers
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 14, No. 3 (July 2006) pp. 543–579
This study examines the use of electronic networking technologies in the context of a secondary science methods course and an accompanying student teaching experience. Specifically, we examined the effects of social context on the student teaching...
Topics: Preservice Teachers, Technology integration, teacher education, Integration, Learning Communities, information technology, Educational Technology, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Science Education, computer mediated communication, Inclusive Education, Information Sciences
American Biology Teacher Vol. 71, No. 7 (September 2009) pp. 412–416
As part of a curriculum development project entitled Crossing Boundaries, these authors designed an inquiry-based activity that introduces students to landscape change and potential impacts on associated biological communities. Using pairs of...
Designing and Building an On-line Community: The Struggle To Support Sociability in the Inquiry Learning Forum
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 49, No. 4 (2001) pp. 71–96
Describes the sociotechnical structures of the Inquiry Learning Forum (ILF), a Web-based professional development tool designed to support a community of inservice and preservice mathematics and science teachers creating, sharing, and improving...
Science Education Vol. 87, No. 4 (2003) pp. 468–89
Examines four teachers implementing a project-based curriculum (Air Quality module) on a web-based platform (ActiveInk Network) in four very different settings. Discusses each case across two themes by examining how the project-level question was...