Technology in the Classroom A webquest for teachers
Technology Supply and DemandThe use of technology as a teaching tool is a necessity intodays classroom. With the invention of smart phones andwireless internet connections, students have access totechnology 16 hours a day…the other 8 are spent in school.This massive influx of ability to be connected has created anew challenge for teachers as they try to keep up. Teachersaround the country are looking for an easy answer to thequestion: How can I use more technology while I teach? TheNational Science Digital Library allows a quick link to manynew technologies for professional growth that will helpmotivate students in your science classroom.
Your TaskYour task is to explore The National Science DigitalLibrary to find digital media that will help withthe planning and teaching of science curriculum inyour classroom.
Part 1 ScienceLiteracy Maps1. Under the browse tab, select the Science literacy maps link2. Under the getting started tab, select the link: How to use science literacy maps3. Review the article then navigate back to the previous page
ScienceLiteracy Maps4. From the table of contents, select the topic that most interests you5. Choose a category that fits what you currently teach6. Choose a topic7. Review the concept map8. Write a one paragraph review of including 5 pros and 5 cons of using a concept map like this in your teaching and planning
Part 2 NSDL on iTunes1. From the NSDL home page, select the NSDL on iTunes link2. Choose the “Go to NSDL on iTunes U” box3. Browse through the selections and download one of the free videos4. Write a paragraph describing why you chose the video you did and how it will be used
Part 3 Web Seminars1. From the NSDL home page, select the” NSTA Web Seminars” link under the Professional Development tab2. Click the “View archived NSDL/NSTA Web Seminars” link in the middle of the page3. Select one of the archived
Web Seminars4. videos view the contents within the archive5. Write a 2-3 paragraph review of at least 3 resources available and how web seminars can be useful in teaching
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