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Comparing Instructional Methodologies in Sixth-Grade Science: Traditional Textbook, Integrated Science, and Integrated Science with technology Enhancement
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, University of West Alabama, United States ; , , University of Alabama, United States ; , Idaho State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study examined three different methodologies used to present science content to sixth-grade students in order to determine which methodology benefited students most with regard to the student achievement. The three methodologies examined were The University of Alabama's Integrated Science (IS) program, the IS program enhanced with PowerPoint® technology, and traditional textbook methodology. Data were collected through the administration of a pretest prior to instruction and a posttest after 10 days of instruction. Data were also collected through researcher observations and the completion of observation checklists by the classroom teacher. Although using technology to present content information may not result in higher test scores when compared to traditional methodologies, multimedia may have a powerful impact on learning, but perhaps not in ways that are traditionally measured.

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Hocutt, M., Wright, V., Hartman, J. & Ray, B. (2004). Comparing Instructional Methodologies in Sixth-Grade Science: Traditional Textbook, Integrated Science, and Integrated Science with technology Enhancement. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4661-4666). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 18, 2019 from .

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