Search results for author:"Meredith Houle"
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San Diego State University
Students' Conceptions of Sound Waves Resulting from the Enactment of a New Technology-Enhanced Inquiry-Based Curriculum on Urban Bird Communication
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 17, No. 3 (June 2008) pp. 242–251
The emerging field of urban ecology has the potential to engage urban youth in the practices of scientists by studying a locally relevant environmental problem. To this end, we are developing curriculum modules designed to engage students in...
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 287–317
During the past three years we have been designing and implementing a technology enhanced urban ecology program using geographic information systems (GIS) coupled with technology. Our initial work focused on professional development for in-service...
Urban Environmental Education: Leveraging Technology and Ecology to Engage Students in Studying the Environment
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 20, No. 3 (2011) pp. 199–214
In this paper, we describe the outcomes of the first year of an intensive, urban ecology focused, summer program for urban high school youth. Students in our program conduct scientific investigations of their urban ecosystems while exploring...
Science Teacher Vol. 77, No. 2 (February 2010) pp. 35–39
Geospatial technologies have emerged over the last 15 years as one of the key tools used by environmental scientists (NRC 2006). In fact, educators have recognized that coupling geospatial technologies with environmental science topics and...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 15, No. 2 (April 2006) pp. 179–191
Researchers who have investigated the public understanding of science have argued that fictional cinema and television has proven to be particularly effective at blurring the distinction between fact and fiction. The rationale for this study lies in ...