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Edu 205 by owen macer

EDU 205

By Owen Macer

Teaching and learning secondary school science with current and future ICT’s

Mobile devices the ipod touch
Mobile devices: The iPod Touch

  • Pocket computer

  • WiFi internet

  • Science classroom applications:

  • Note taking

  • Global clock functions

  • Calculating equations

  • World maps and Weather forecasts

  • Media uses for Photos, movies, youtube and music

Image 1: The iPod Touch


  • Inexpensive compared to laptops or computer labs

  • Mobility

  • Web applications in the scientific field:

  • “Earth 3D” represents an image of the world that can be viewed at different angles

  • 3D representations of molecules at high zoom

  • Biological applications eg, CT images, students own medical files and drug interactions

Image 2: CT scan of a human head

Image 3: 3D image of a strand of DNA

Earth 3d images
Earth 3D” Images

Image 4: location of countries

Image 5: Close up of a landscape

Image 6: global View

Image 7: Photo of a section earth


  • Most applications to education are still in a “visionary stage”

  • Teacher training

  • Risks in managing devices- damage, loss of equipment, controlling content,

  • Charging stations required

  • Development of classroom management techniques

  • Initial and ongoing costs

Image 8: Broken iTouch

Interactive websites bbc bitesize
Interactive Websites:BBC Bitesize

  • Combination of audio, video, animations and student interaction to develop learning concepts

  • Aims to engage students through active participation

  • BBC Bitesize website:

  • Curriculum related

  • Compliments formal education

  • Has a set learning structure of revision, activity and test

Image 9: Bitesize science website

The revision section of the topic representing motion
The revision section of the topic ‘Representing motion’

Image 10: page 1 of 7 in the revision section of the learning program

Example of an interactive activity
Example of an interactive activity

  • Image 11: Start

  • Image 12: Info

  • Image 13: Info

  • Image 14: Info

  • Image 15: Questions

  • Image 16: Finish

The test at the end
The Test at the end

  • The test at the end of the learning module covers the content that was located in the previous two sections.

  • Once completed your score is given

  • You can have as many attempts at the test as you want

Image 17: Example of the test questions


  • Students can learn at their own time and pace

  • Reduce teaching preparation. (no worksheets needed)

  • Can be accessed at home

  • Inspires teenagers interest outside formal learning

  • Develops students computer skills

  • Engages students into a new learning topic

  • Promotes reading material

  • Most are free to use eg. BBC Bitesize

Image 18


  • The use of humour and music may be distracting

  • Only covers general concepts

  • Doesn’t promote writing tasks

  • Requires internet and computer access

  • BBC Bitesize is a UK website so SI units are different

Image 19

Interactive whiteboards iwb s
Interactive whiteboards (IWB’s)

  • Large display that is connected to a computer

  • Can be operated using a pen, finger or computer curser

  • 1/7 classrooms will have one by 2011

  • Can be used for TV/DVD/youtube videos and interactive websites

Podcast: A school principal at a primary school in Ireland speaks about the value of Interactive Whiteboards in classrooms

Image 20: students actively using the IWB


  • Improves audio and Video material

  • Colourful tool

  • They can be used to teach externally

  • Promote active participation of students

  • Can be connected to a computer

Image 21: Teacher using an interactive whiteboard with the appropriate pen


  • Preparation

  • Teacher training

  • Costs

  • Visibility

  • Can be prone to damage i.e. using a whiteboard marker on the screen is a common mistake

Image 22: poor visibility of an IWB

Power point
Power point

  • Are used to present information in slides

  • Slides can contain text, graphics, movies and other objects

  • Can be used in a science classroom to show complex concepts

Image 23: Microsoft power point logo

How not do a Power point presentation


  • Can be projected onto a screen

  • Can be used in conjunction with other ICT’s eg. M-learning, interactive whiteboards, internet links and computer based programs

  • Engaging for students

  • They can be clear and concise with the use of dot points

  • Students can make their own


  • If not used correctly they will fail to engage the audience (refer to Youtube)

  • Require computers

  • Time consuming to create

  • Require training and instruction to use

  • The audience is passively involved

Ict s in education
ICT’s in Education

Table 1: trends and issues with ICT’s in Education.

Implications for teachers
Implications for teachers

  • Training programs will have to be implemented for each individual ICT so they are used appropriately

  • Teachers will need to collaborate with colleagues, students, local community and the wider community to teach this effectively

  • Will have to seek student feedback to find out if their opinions on specific ICT’s

References images
References: Images

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References information
References: Information

  • Journal Article:

    Banister, Savilla (2010) 'Integrating the iPod Touch in K-12 Education: Visions and Vices', Computers in the Schools, 27: 121 — 131

  • Podcast: Accessed 7/8/2010

  • Table 1: Constructed by Owen Macer 7/8/2010

  • Interactive website Accessed 7/8/2010

  • YouTube: Accessed 7/8/2010