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American Biology Teacher Vol. 74, No. 3 (March 2012) pp. 182–184
I describe a design-based learning activity that utilizes the interdisciplinary content domain of biomimicry. Design-based learning requires student creativity and technological innovation to address novel science problems, characteristics of the...
Journal of Science Education and Technology Vol. 24, No. 5 (2015) pp. 519–531
Emergent technologies are commonly characterized as involving cutting-edge developments while lacking wide-scale public implementation. Although currently prevalent in many applications, gene technology is often considered emergent in that the...
Science Teacher Vol. 76, No. 7 (October 2009) pp. 49–53
As a "new science," nanotechnology has brought many nanoscale-based applications to the forefront of society. This article describes one such application--a nanosensor that can precisely detect a variety of chemical stimuli in the environment--and...
Teaching Evolution through the Hardy-Weinberg Principle: A Real-Time, Active-Learning Exercise Using Classroom Response Devices
American Biology Teacher Vol. 75, No. 7 (September 2013) pp. 476–479
Teaching population genetics provides a bridge between genetics and evolution by using examples of the mechanisms that underlie changes in allele frequencies over time. Existing methods of teaching these concepts often rely on computer simulations...
Supporting Teachers’ Technology Integration: A Descriptive Analysis of Social and Teaching Presence in Technical Support Sessions
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 2 (April 2014) pp. 137–165
Given the importance of technology in today’s society, many teacher professional development (TPD) efforts incorporate instructional technologies. Following TPD, little is known about how to adequately support teachers in the use of these...