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Journal of Science Education and Technology

June 2014 Volume 23, Number 3

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Students' Scientific Epistemic Beliefs, Online Evaluative Standards, and Online Searching Strategies for Science Information: The Moderating Role of Cognitive Load Experience

    Ya-Hui Hsieh & Chin-Chung Tsai

    The purpose of this study is to examine the moderating role of cognitive load experience between students' scientific epistemic beliefs and information commitments, which refer to online... More

    pp. 299-308

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  2. The Role of School District Science Coordinators in the District-Wide Appropriation of an Online Resource Discovery and Sharing Tool for Teachers

    Victor R. Lee, Heather M. Leary, Linda Sellers & Mimi Recker

    When introducing and implementing a new technology for science teachers within a school district, we must consider not only the end users but also the roles and influence district personnel have on... More

    pp. 309-323

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  3. Seeing Change in Time: Video Games to Teach about Temporal Change in Scientific Phenomena

    Javier Corredor, Matthew Gaydos & Kurt Squire

    This article explores how learning biological concepts can be facilitated by playing a video game that depicts interactions and processes at the subcellular level. Particularly, this article... More

    pp. 324-343

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  4. Building an Undergraduate STEM Team Using Team-Based Learning Leading to the Production of a Storyboard Appropriate for Elementary Students

    Teresa J. Cutright, Edward Evans & Justin S. Brantner

    A unique undergraduate team that spans five different engineering disciplines, chemistry, biology, and mathematics was formed. The team was formed to promote cross-disciplinary learning, to improve... More

    pp. 344-354

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  5. Using Drawing Technology to Assess Students' Visualizations of Chemical Reaction Processes

    Hsin-Yi Chang, Chris Quintana & Joseph Krajcik

    In this study, we investigated how students used a drawing tool to visualize their ideas of chemical reaction processes. We interviewed 30 students using thinking-aloud and retrospective methods... More

    pp. 355-369

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  6. Integration of Innovative Technologies for Enhancing Students' Motivation for Science Learning and Career

    Yichun Xie & David Reider

    This paper analyzes the outcomes of an innovative technology experience for students and teachers (ITEST) project, Mayor's Youth Technology Corps (MYTCs) in Detroit, MI, which was funded by... More

    pp. 370-380

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  7. Supporting Scientific Experimentation and Reasoning in Young Elementary School Students

    Keisha Varma

    Researchers from multiple perspectives have shown that young students can engage in the scientific reasoning involved in science experimentation. However, there is little research on how well these... More

    pp. 381-397

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  8. Can Interactive Web-Based CAD Tools Improve the Learning of Engineering Drawing? A Case Study

    Pablo Pando Cerra, Jesús M. Suárez González, Bernardo Busto Parra, Diana Rodríguez Ortiz & Pedro I. Álvarez Peñín

    Many current Web-based learning environments facilitate the theoretical teaching of a subject but this may not be sufficient for those disciplines that require a significant use of graphic... More

    pp. 398-411

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  9. Effects of '"Environmental Chemistry" Elective Course via Technology-Embedded Scientific Inquiry Model on Some Variables

    Muammer Çalik, Tuncay Özsevgeç, Jazlin Ebenezer, Hüseyin Artun & Zeynel Küçük

    The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of "environmental chemistry" elective course via Technology-Embedded Scientific Inquiry (TESI) model on senior science student teachers... More

    pp. 412-430

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  10. A New Approach to Developing Interactive Software Modules through Graduate Education

    Nathan E. Sanders, Chris Faesi & Alyssa A. Goodman

    Educational technology has attained significant importance as a mechanism for supporting experiential learning of science concepts. However, the growth of this mechanism is limited by the... More

    pp. 431-440

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  11. Helping Students Make Sense of Graphs: An Experimental Trial of SmartGraphs Software

    Andrew Zucker, Rachel Kay & Carolyn Staudt

    Graphs are commonly used in science, mathematics, and social sciences to convey important concepts; yet students at all ages demonstrate difficulties interpreting graphs. This paper reports on an... More

    pp. 441-457

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  12. Beginning Science Teachers' Use of a Digital Video Annotation Tool to Promote Reflective Practices

    Justin McFadden, Joshua Ellis, Tasneem Anwar & Gillian Roehrig

    The development of teachers as reflective practitioners is a central concept in national guidelines for teacher preparation and induction (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education... More

    pp. 458-470

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  13. Epistemic Beliefs, Online Search Strategies, and Behavioral Patterns While Exploring Socioscientific Issues

    Chung-Yuan Hsu, Meng-Jung Tsai, Huei-Tse Hou & Chin-Chung Tsai

    Online information searching tasks are usually implemented in a technology-enhanced science curriculum or merged in an inquiry-based science curriculum. The purpose of this study was to examine the... More

    pp. 471-480

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