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Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 1, No. 4 (2001) pp. 451–464
Although the science education community values inquiry-based science instruction, the goal remains illusive. In the absence of significant changes designed to provide teachers with better support for inquiry teaching, true inquiry-based instruction ...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3653–3658
This NSF-funded project is designed to develop two interrelated tools, Inquiry Skill Analyzer (iSA) and Inquiry Activity Portal (iAP), in the context of earth science to help middle school science teachers in their inquiry-based science teaching....
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 9, No. 3 (September 2009) pp. 280–315
This mixed methods study examined the effects of inserting laptops and science technology tools in middle school environments. Working together with a local university, middle school science teaching faculty members wrote and aligned curricula,...
Topics: Middle School Education, Classrooms, Human Computer Interaction, Learning Outcomes, Students, Computers, Integration, Teachers, Multimedia, Educational Technology, Change, Professional Development, Curriculum, Science, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Schools, Collaboration
Which Comes First the Use of Computer Simulation of Frog Dissection or Conventional Dissection as Academic Exercise?
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 29, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 113–138
Science educators and school administrators are reexaming the educational value of animal dissection in the nation’s schools and are focusing on simulation as an instructional alternative. One implication of the debate is that simulations can lead...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3465–3470
This study examined a group of elementary preservice teachers who used Blackboard online learning software to instruct sixth grade students in an integrated technology-based project as part of a science methods course. All participants were also...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 291–295
As student teachers of science enter the world of the high school and middle school, they are often at a loss for a sense of community and belonging. The teachers in the school to which they are assigned may be friendly; however, "intern" status is...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2007 (Jun 25, 2007) pp. 3733–3738
In this presentation, we will describe a project recently funded by the National Science Foundation to develop Virtual Environments for Learning (VELs) for middle school science. VELs are designed to engage students in student-directed inquiry...
Using a Simulation-Based Learning Environment to Enhance Learning and Instruction in a Middle School Science Classroom
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 27, No. 1 (January 2008) pp. 103–120
The goal of this project was to help science teachers shift to a more inquiry-based teaching style by supplying learning tools that support a more student-centered approach. The project employed PSI (Personal Study Instrument) Sim Modules, a...
Comprehensive Professional Development Reform Efforts: Changing Attitudes and Practices about Pedagogy and Technology for Science Teachers with Diverse Needs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1839–1844
This paper examines a professional development program within a large urban school system, along with a framework of the pedagogical concerns to be addressed by the program. As a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS), ...
Professional Development for Systemic Change: A Strategic Approach to Scaling Educational Reform through Professional Development Programs.
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 385–390
This paper discusses our approaches, both in theory and practice, to the enactment of systemic reform as a part of the Center for Learning Technologies in Urban Schools (LeTUS). The University of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have partnered...
TEACHING EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE: A DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE FOR A DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE FOR DADE COUNTY FLORIDA TEACHERS DADE COUNTY FLORIDA TEACHERS
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2000 (2000) pp. 1811–1816
This paper describes a new program of study for inservice teachers in Miami/Dade County Florida, for the purpose of developing more teachers interested in teaching middle school science. At the end of this interactive/distance learning program,...
AACE Journal Vol. 16, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 203–233
The use of podcasting has grown exponentially. Research projects are racing to keep up with this growth to understand implications for learning and instruction. This project specifically attempts to understand if the use and development of podcasts...
Topics: Teachers, Distance Education, Cognition, Training, Interaction, Computers, Community, Mathematics, Accessibility, Integration, Assessment, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Literacy, Culture, Standards, Children, Science, Curriculum, Professional Development, eLearning, Attitudes, Evaluation, Software, Multimedia, Internet, Virtual Environments, Students, Library, Middle School Education, Legal Issues, Information Sciences, Physical Environments, Planning, Research Methods, Social Sciences, Socialization, Schools, Navigation, Learning Objects, Collaboration, Competencies, Communication, Leadership, Graphics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Computer Sciences, Classrooms, Behavior, Databases, English Language Arts, Inclusive Education, Information Communication Technologies, Health, Government, Ethical Issues, Tutoring, Audio, Creativity, Multicultural Education, Human Computer Interaction
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 24, No. 2 (April 2005) pp. 157–178
In the this paper, we report on a program of study called Adventures in Modeling that challenges the traditional scientific method approach in science classrooms using StarLogo modeling software. Drawing upon previous successful efforts with older...