ScienceQuest: Integrating Science and Technology in Elementary and Secondary Classrooms. Dr. Sheila Offman Gersh City College of New York [email protected] http://www.culturequest.us/sciencequest http://www.schoollink.org/twin. ScienceQuest projects are:.
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Dr. Sheila Offman GershCity College of New [email protected]
inquiry-based investigations of science topics drawn from the curriculum and students’ questions and interests which result in “educational” websites so as to share students work with peers.
Exploring Properties Elementary and Secondary Classrooms
Weather and Seasons
Plants and Animals
Sun, Moon and Earth Systems
Diversity of Life
Forces and Motion
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SCIENCE ARE EXAMINED?
Social, ethical, and human issues
Students understand the ethical, cultural, and societal issues related to technology.
Students develop positive attitudes toward technology uses that support lifelong learning, collaboration, personal pursuits, and productivity.
Technology productivity tools
Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.
Students use productivity tools to collaborate in constructing technology-enhanced models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
Technology communications tools
Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences.
Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences.
Technology research tools
Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
Students evaluate and select new information resources and technological innovations based on the appropriateness for specific tasks.
Technology problem-solving and decision-making tools
Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions. Students employ technology in the development of strategies for solving problems in the real world.
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Assistance in locating good science resources . Following NETS Standards
Assistance in guiding students to produce more sophisticated and accomplished work.
Help with specific uses of technology (e-mail, Internet, creating Web sites, etc.)
Assistance with the pedagogy that supports inquiry-based projectsSupport teachers may need in doing a ScienceQuest project
Access Internet resources for the study of culture. Following NETS Standards
Promote communication with students and experts in the topic (ePals).
Internet Basics --searching, evaluating Web sites, use of proper citation, appropriate and ethical use policies, etc.
Teaching with the Internet
Inspiration for graphical mapping of project
Creation of an educational Web site.
Assist students in using multimedia to support projects (e.g., digital photography, video, graphics and other applications.)ScienceQuest Teachers Gain these Technology Skills