Summer school science work (using wikis)

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Summer school science work (using wikis)

  1. 1. Teaching & Learning using Technology My Summer School Experience Anonymous SUNY-ESC M.A.T. student (Biology)
  2. 2. The Students <ul><li>Failed being taught by traditional methods </li></ul><ul><li>Learning disabilities and behavioral issues </li></ul><ul><li>Highly unmotivated </li></ul>
  3. 3. Content <ul><li>8 th Grade Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Areas included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Living Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Setting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scientific Inquiry Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference: Science: Big 8 Review published by N&N </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Time Frame <ul><li>6 week Summer School session </li></ul><ul><li>2 hours per day </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-summer assessment (test) </li></ul><ul><li>Progress Reports/Meetings/Phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Final assessment (test) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Resources <ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Peer support </li></ul><ul><li>Previous experiences through Dr. O’Connor’s courses (EUS/T&C/CAS) </li></ul>
  6. 6. What “we” did… <ul><li>The teacher played the role of “Master Administrator” and “Supervisor” </li></ul><ul><li>Students played various “roles” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Analysis </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technologies Used <ul><li>Laptop computers </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Internet </li></ul><ul><li>SmartBoard® </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Excel® </li></ul><ul><li>Google® Email, Sites (wiki) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul><ul><li>Flip® Video </li></ul>
  8. 8. Inspiration <ul><li>Wiki created with Eileen O’Connor in Content Area Studies!! </li></ul><ul><li>www.ScienceBuddies.com </li></ul><ul><li>Getting to know the personal interests of students to find the activities that would generate student engagement </li></ul>
  9. 9. Goals <ul><li>Create a “positive” science experience </li></ul><ul><li>Make science inquiry relevant and student-centered </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize technology to enhance the learning experience </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge students to “think” about science in a new way </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage “real life” executive functioning skills </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plan <ul><li>Demonstrate and Dissect – show them how a scientist thinks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Scientific Method – demystified </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engage individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to teach science </li></ul><ul><li>Teach new skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive functioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scientific/experimental </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
  11. 11. Results <ul><li>Student ownership and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Pride of product </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to share with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators and faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family and friends </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Reflections <ul><li>Use of technologies is increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Students are experimenters and are motivated when using it </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances the teacher-student relationship </li></ul>

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