Vampire Power and STEM Interests for Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW)
Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States ; Gerald Knezek, Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning, United States ; Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-84-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Classroom teachers and students will present project outcomes via video and audio conferencing software and through videos created by the students. Students have calculated their carbon footprints and will report amounts being wasted with stand-by power. STEM dispositions and career interest findings based on a semantic differential survey focusing on STEM areas, an attitude toward science instrument, a science content survey and a vampire power survey will be reported and discussed after students have be released at remote sites. Project personnel will focus on first treatment-year findings from instruments that have been used to measure student attitudes toward science and science careers. A comparison of student dispositions with those of preservice teachers who are soon to be the instructors of these kinds of students, will be presented.
Christensen, R., Knezek, G. & Tyler-Wood, T. (2011). Vampire Power and STEM Interests for Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW). In M. Koehler & P. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2011--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1434-1435). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).