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Development of a Web-Based Resource on Various Snow-Related Topics for Teachers and Students
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, Hokkaido University of Education, Japan ; , Sapporo Shinko Elememtary School, Japan ; , Sapporo Shinkotonimidori Elementary School, Japan ; , Sapporo Taiheiminami Elementary School, Japan ; , Sapporo Tondenminami Elementary School, Japan ; , Sapporo Hoshiokihigashi Elementary School, Japan ; , Sapporo Middorigaoka Elementary School, Japan ; , Sapporo Hakken Elementary School, Japan ; , Historical Village of Hokkaido, Japan ; , Sapporo Sinkawa High School, Japan ; , Furubira Elementary School, Japan ; , Picograph Inc., Japan ; , Sapporo Higashiyonesato Elementary School, Japan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Since snow is closely associated with everyone's daily life, it can provide good topics for classroom discussion. An extensive website that can be used by both teachers and students was developed to provide information and possible activities regarding various snow-related topics. It was expected that students would learn to appreciate the intricate patterns and natural wonder of snow and become aware of the human ingenuity required for living in snowy regions. The graph-ics-related Web contents comprised varied sections such as "Let's observe snow!"; "Let's find a living thing under snow!"; "Let's live with snow!"; "Let's try with English!" and "Snow Q & A corner." Moreover, "Teacher's study room on snow" is aimed to help teachers and includes lesson plans that are actually applicable in the classroom. A questionnaire administered to 3rd graders after the completion of the classes suggested that these Web pages are useful for studying snow.

Citation

Takahashi, T., Shimbo, M., Wariishi, T., Sato, Y., Kambayashi, Y., Ogasawara, H., Sano, H., Sakata, K., Hosokawa, T., Watanabe, T., Domon, K., Ota, M. & Tsuchida, M. (2007). Development of a Web-Based Resource on Various Snow-Related Topics for Teachers and Students. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3498-3503). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 21, 2019 from .

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