Pedagogy for the Connected Science Classroom: Computer Supported Collaborative Science and the Next Generation Science Standards
Brian J. Foley, John M. Reveles, California State University, Northridge, United States
CITE Journal Volume 14, Number 4, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
The prevalence of computers in the classroom is compelling teachers to develop new instructional skills. This paper provides a theoretical perspective on an innovative pedagogical approach to science teaching that takes advantage of technology to create a connected classroom. In the connected classroom, students collaborate and share ideas in multiple ways producing a record of work that is persistent and accessible via networked-based computing (i.e., “the cloud”). The instruction method, called Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS), uses web-based resources to engage all learners in the collection, analysis, and collaborative interpretation of classroom data that turns hands-on classroom activities into authentic scientific experiences. This paper describes CSCS and how it corresponds to key parts of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Foley, B.J. & Reveles, J.M. (2014). Pedagogy for the Connected Science Classroom: Computer Supported Collaborative Science and the Next Generation Science Standards. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(4), 401-418. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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