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Use of a Digital Notebook Application in Elementary Science PROCEEDINGS

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper reports the findings from a study conducted with 4th and 5th grade students using digital science notebooks in their science classroom. The purpose of the larger research was to investigate how digital notebooks impact elementary students’ science-related writing and promotes their practices in science and ICT literacy. This portion of the project discusses the process of selecting a commercially available note-tacking application appropriate for elementary-aged learners. The selected application was subsequently deployed in the science classroom and data was collected via observation, student surveys, and interviews. After using the note-taking application as a digital science notebook, students took a survey about their experiences using the various functionality of the application. This paper presents the findings from the survey, and discusses their implications of researchers, educators, and designers of educational software.


Paek, S. & Fulton, L.A. (2014). Use of a Digital Notebook Application in Elementary Science. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1505-1510). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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