Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Visualization tools go beyond crayons and paper or paint and draw programs by scaffolding and clarifying difficult-to-understand text and abstract concepts. David H. Jonassen called them the meaning-making tools. Good mathematics and science instruction at the early elementary grades begins with data collection, representation, and interpretation. The paper discusses a workshop taught by a team of college faculty members from the natural sciences department and the education department. This paper describes how visualization tools were integrated into a workshop for urban elementary educators. A variety of technologies were used to organize, display, interpret, and finally evaluate real-world situations.
Chen, I., Slough, S. & Garza, R. (2004). Web-based Visualization Tools as Mindtools for Science Educators. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4631-4636). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).