A Blending of Approaches to Motivate Middle School Students Traditional and Techie Dr. Katrina Hunter and Dr. Linda Lewis ...
A Blending of Approaches Hands-On Science Minds-On Investigative Inquiry-Based Constructivist Real World Traditional Techie
Now is the time for educators to revisit established and effective methods as well as consider new strategies, approaches,...
Windbag Demonstration <ul><li>The Bernoulli Bag </li></ul><ul><li>What type of activities would generally follow a demo li...
Why we need to blend approaches <ul><li>Digital learners  </li></ul><ul><li>Are “on-demand” learners </li></ul><ul><li>Are...
Essential Question <ul><li>How does the integration of technology and traditional science methodologies motivate students ...
Technologies for Motivating Students <ul><li>Webquests </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>“ Whenever I go to school,” says one student I know, “I have to power down.” He’s not just talking about his devic...
Webquests <ul><li>What is a  webquest ? </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flight </li></ul></ul><ul...
Podcasting <ul><li>a digital media file or collection of files that is distributed over the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Gc...
Creating a Podcast
Blogging <ul><li>Link to Bernoulli Blog  </li></ul><ul><li>Coolcatteacher.blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>a website where entri...
 
Wiki sites <ul><li>a website that allows multiple users to create, modify and organize web page content in a collaborative...
Join the conversation! <ul><li>Engaging Science Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Students in Science and Technology </li></ul>
References <ul><li>Images used </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/galleryfiles/10666/Digital%20Sci...
References <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conderman, G., & Woods, C. S. (2008).  Science instruction:An endang...
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  • Alabama Science Teachers Association Conference 2008

    1. 1. A Blending of Approaches to Motivate Middle School Students Traditional and Techie Dr. Katrina Hunter and Dr. Linda Lewis University of North Alabama
    2. 2. A Blending of Approaches Hands-On Science Minds-On Investigative Inquiry-Based Constructivist Real World Traditional Techie
    3. 3. Now is the time for educators to revisit established and effective methods as well as consider new strategies, approaches, and resources for improving science instruction. Conderman, G., & Woods, C. S. (2008). Science instruction:An endangered species. Kappa Delta Pi Record . 22(2).
    4. 4. Windbag Demonstration <ul><li>The Bernoulli Bag </li></ul><ul><li>What type of activities would generally follow a demo like this? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webquest – What Do Airplanes and Windbags Have in Common? </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Why we need to blend approaches <ul><li>Digital learners </li></ul><ul><li>Are “on-demand” learners </li></ul><ul><li>Are proactive in determining what information they need </li></ul><ul><li>Process information at “twitch speed” </li></ul><ul><li>Relate to graphics (not text) first </li></ul><ul><li>Learn through trial and error </li></ul><ul><li>Solve problems within collaborative learning groups </li></ul><ul><li>“ Do” first and ask questions later </li></ul><ul><li>Have built elaborate communication systems around current technology </li></ul><ul><li>Simpson, E., & Clem, F. A. (2008). Video games in the middle school classroom. Middle School Journal. 39(4). </li></ul>
    6. 6. Essential Question <ul><li>How does the integration of technology and traditional science methodologies motivate students and lead to more engaged learning? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Technologies for Motivating Students <ul><li>Webquests </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>“ Whenever I go to school,” says one student I know, “I have to power down.” He’s not just talking about his devices – he’s talking about his brain.” </li></ul><ul><li>Prensky, M. (2008). Turning the lights on. Educational Leadership, 65 (6). </li></ul>A Student Perspective
    9. 9. Webquests <ul><li>What is a webquest ? </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests online </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up, Up, and Away </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.spa3.k12.sc.us/WebQuests.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create your own- Webquest.org </li></ul><ul><li>What Do Airplanes and Windbags Have in Common? </li></ul>
    10. 10. Podcasting <ul><li>a digital media file or collection of files that is distributed over the internet. </li></ul><ul><li>Gcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free podcasting by cell phone or mp3 files </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audacity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free audio software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Our podcast question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How is Bernoulli’s Principle evident in the windbad demonstration. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Creating a Podcast
    12. 12. Blogging <ul><li>Link to Bernoulli Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Coolcatteacher.blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides centralized place for regular writing practice. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows teacher/students to provide feedback on individual posts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates greater sense of community within a class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives voice to students who may not feel comfortable speaking aloud . </li></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Wiki sites <ul><li>a website that allows multiple users to create, modify and organize web page content in a collaborative manner </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Our Bernoulli Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesizers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem Solvers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Runs on older, slower computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FREE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulates “Think-Pair-Share </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Join the conversation! <ul><li>Engaging Science Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Students in Science and Technology </li></ul>
    15. 16. References <ul><li>Images used </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/galleryfiles/10666/Digital%20Science%20Experiments.jpg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.vanguard.edu/vision2010/index.aspx?id=8267 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.islandgazette.net/photo2/pictures/January-23-2008/Page-3B-Mad-Science-Lab-1.jpg </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Video links </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-MSL42NV3c </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN2I1pWXjXI </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 17. References <ul><li>Articles </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conderman, G., & Woods, C. S. (2008). Science instruction:An endangered species. Kappa Delta Pi Record . 22(2). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prensky, M. (2008). Turning the lights on. Educational Leadership, 65 (6). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simpson, E., & Clem, F. A. (2008). Video games in the middle school classroom. Middle School Journal. 39(4). </li></ul></ul></ul>

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