Using Interactive Technology in the Chemistry Curriculum By Kiarra C. Clark
What is Chemistry ? According to the Webster Dictionary the formal definition of chemistry is the following: “the science that systematically studies the composition, properties, and activity of organic and inorganic substances and various elementary forms of matter.”
Why Study Chemistry ? Chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. It's the explanation for everyday things
Reason Why Students Fail Chemistry? 1. Procrastinating 2. Insufficient Math Preparation 3. Not Getting or Reading the Text 4. Psyching Yourself Out 5. Not Doing Your Own Work
Motivating Students Give frequent, early, positive feedback that supports students' beliefs that they can do well. Ensure opportunities for students' success by assigning tasks that are neither too easy nor too difficult. Help students find personal meaning and value in the material. Create an atmosphere that is open and positive. Help students feel that they are valued members of a learning community.
Chemistry and Technology Join Forces! Chemistry and Technology are in students everyday lives Technology can be motivating to a student because it requires active participation. Technology help to incorporate all learning styles (auditory, visual, kinesthetic)