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Information and Communication Technologies in Hands-On Science: Emerging Trends Across Three Nations
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, University of North Texas, United States ; , Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan ; , University of Twente, Netherlands ; , Texas Center for Educational Technology, United States ; , Mineral Wells Independent School District, United States ; , University of Hawaii, United States ; , St. Mary’s International School, Japan ; , University of Texas at Austin, United States

JCMST Volume 19, Number 3, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

This article introduces a framework for classifying information and communication technologies (ICT) in hands-on science activ-ities in K-12 education. Exemplary projects from the USA and the Netherlands demonstrate the potential of the use of ICT. Ex-amples from Japan illustrate how developments in hands-on sci-ence in the western world have influenced Japan's educational policy at the national level, leading toward systematically planned initiatives in that nation. The impact of hands-on sci-ence on student learning is also discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of possible technological, logistical, and peda-gogical barriers to wide-scale implementation/

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Knezek, G., Muta, H., Voogt, J., Christensen, R., Moore, D., Southworth, J., Tada, M. & Jones, G. (2000). Information and Communication Technologies in Hands-On Science: Emerging Trends Across Three Nations. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 19(3), 277-295. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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