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Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science 2002 (January 2002)
Learning science in today's classroom does not have to be restricted to text-based curricular resources. Web sites present learners with a wide range of science activities in various formats ranging from text-only information to providing authentic...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1998 (1998) pp. 910–913
North Carolina State University North Carolina State University Teaching has been characterized as a culture of isolation (Schlagel, Trathen, & Blanton, 1996). A practicing teacher does not usually have access to ongoing development and support in...
Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol. 1, No. 3 (1997)
Describes a variety of science resources on the World Wide Web that can be used to enhance the science classroom. Provides a synopsis of each of the 17 websites. (Author/MVL)
Integrating Instructional Technologies in a Local Watershed Investigation with Urban Elementary Learners
Journal of Environmental Education Vol. 39, No. 2 (2008) pp. 47–58
The author describes an after-school science club program for urban 4th-grade students that integrated instructional technologies to investigate a pond ecosystem in the local schoolyard. The author conducted a design-based evaluation study to...
The Implementation of a Geospatial Information Technology (GIT)-Supported Land Use Change Curriculum with Urban Middle School Learners to Promote Spatial Thinking
Journal of Research in Science Teaching Vol. 48, No. 3 (March 2011) pp. 281–300
This study investigated whether a geospatial information technology (GIT)-supported science curriculum helped students in an urban middle school understand land use change (LUC) concepts and enhanced their spatial thinking. Five 8th grade earth and...
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 5, No. 1 (2005) pp. 50–65
This paper describes how the Web-based Inquiry for Learning Science (WBI) instrument was used with preservice elementary and secondary science teachers in science methods courses to enhance their understanding of Web-based scientific inquiry. The...
Topics: Integration, technology, Technology integration, teaching, Elementary Education, teacher preparation, Science, Science, Teaching Methods, Simulation, Science Education, eLearning, Inclusive Education
Journal of Geography Vol. 108, No. 4 (2009) pp. 186–197
This article describes a design partnership that investigated how to integrate Google Earth, remotely sensed satellite and aerial imagery, with other instructional resources to investigate ground cover and land use in diverse middle school...
Science Scope Vol. 32, No. 7 (March 2009) pp. 30–38
Google Earth (GE) is proving to be a valuable tool in the science classroom for understanding the environment and making responsible environmental decisions (Bodzin 2008). GE provides learners with a dynamic mapping experience using a simple...
The Effectiveness of the Geospatial Curriculum Approach on Urban Middle-Level Students' Climate Change Understandings
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 2014) pp. 575–590
Climate change science is a challenging topic for student learning. This quantitative study examined the effectiveness of a geospatial curriculum approach to promote climate change science understandings in an urban school district with eighth-grade ...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 25, No. 5 (2016) pp. 795–805
Mobile serious educational games (SEGs) show promise for promoting scientific practices and high engagement. Researchers have quantified this engagement according to flow theory. This study investigated whether a mobile SEG promotes flow experience...
Effectiveness of an Asynchronous Online Module on University Students' Understanding of the Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 27, No. 3 (2018) pp. 256–269
Web-based learning is a growing field in education, yet empirical research into the design of high quality Web-based university science instruction is scarce. A one-week asynchronous online module on the Bohr Model of the atom was developed and...
Journal of Geography Vol. 110, No. 6 (2011) pp. 239–251
This article presents a design-based research study of the implementation of an energy unit developed for middle school students. The unit utilized Google Earth and a geographic information system (GIS) to support student understanding of the world...
The Effectiveness of an Online Curriculum on High School Students' Understanding of Biological Evolution
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 6 (2015) pp. 803–817
An online curriculum about biological evolution was designed to promote increased student content knowledge and evidentiary reasoning. A feasibility study was conducted with 77 rural high school biology students who learned with the online...
Meridian Vol. 2, No. 2 (1999)
Illustrates how the Dick and Carey systems approach model (1990) can still be used as part of the instructional design and developmental process in an inquiry-based online constructivist learning environment. Focuses on the Shell Island Dilemma, a...
Using a Nonrestrictive Web-Based Forum to Promote Reflective Discourse with Preservice Science Teachers
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 2, No. 3 (2002) pp. 267–289
The purpose of this study was to investigate the purposeful use of asynchronous telecommunications during the student teaching semester using a non-restrictive, public Web-based forum for facilitating reflective discourse with preservice science...
Dialogue Patterns of Preservice Science Teachers Using Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communications on the World Wide Web
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching Vol. 19, No. 2 (2000) pp. 161–194
This study analyzed patterns of computer-mediated commu-nication of 32 preservice science teachers on a public Web-based forum. The participants were able to engage in scaf-folding pedagogical ideas with each other as a result of shar-ing peer...
Electronic Journal of Science Education Vol. 21, No. 6 (2017) pp. 46–71
This quasi-experimental study examined how the approach of mobile learning and authentic practice (MobiLAP) may foster scientific citizenship among ninth grade students. It was hypothesized that students that form identities as citizen scientists...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 2019) pp. 197–207
Previous research using collaborative mobile augmented reality games in science education revealed that such games can be used to promote learner engagement and have found that engagement in such mobile games is related to flow. This study...
Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 81, No. 7 (Jul 01, 2004)
Inquiry-based teaching and learning and technology integration are integral parts of the National Science Education Standards ad AAAA Project 2061 Benchmarks for Science Literacy. It is found that there are very few chemistry WBIs in the public...
Examining the Effect of Enactment of a Geospatial Curriculum on Students' Geospatial Thinking and Reasoning
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 2014) pp. 562–574
A potential method for teaching geospatial thinking and reasoning (GTR) is through geospatially enabled learning technologies. We developed an energy resources geospatial curriculum that included learning activities with geographic information...
Examining the Enactment of Web GIS on Students' Geospatial Thinking and Reasoning and Tectonics Understandings
Computers in the Schools Vol. 32, No. 1 (2015) pp. 63–81
Geospatially enabled learning technologies may enhance Earth science learning by placing emphasis on geographic space, visualization, scale, representation, and geospatial thinking and reasoning (GTR) skills. This study examined if and how a series...
Journal of Environmental Education Vol. 44, No. 1 (2013) pp. 16–37
This study examined the use of instructional and learning technologies by nonformal environmental educators. A 40-question survey was developed to inquire about practitioner demographics, technology use in practice, and beliefs about technology. The ...
American Biology Teacher Vol. 69, No. 5 (May 2007) pp. 273–279
A Web-integrated biology program is used to explore how to best assist inclusive high school students to learn biology with inquiry-based activities. Classroom adaptations and instructional strategies teachers may use to assist in promoting biology...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 1999 (1999) pp. 1507–1510
The evolution of web browsers with multimedia capabilities that handle java scripting has enabled authors to move from a "click and look" environment to one in which the user can be involved through communication, interaction and reflective thinking....
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (1999) pp. 846–849
NC State University provided funds for a project called The Science Junction. The primary purpose of The Science Junction is to promote the "doing" of science by students of grades 4-12 through Web-based activities and resources. Other purposes of...