The significant technology elements are highlighted
and aligned to the goals of the NCLB legislation,
Title II, Part D – Enhancing Education Through
Proposed Guidelines for Using Technology in the Preparation of Science Teachers:
Technology should be introduced in the context of Science content.
Technology should address worthwhile science with appropriate pedagogy.
Technology instruction in Science should take advantage of the unique features of technology.
Technology should make scientific views more accessible
Technology instruction should develop students’ understanding of the relationship between technology and science.
Technology in Science Teaching and Learning Early 1900’s: Magic Lanterns 1950’s & 1960’s: Educational Television WWII: Overhead & Slide Projectors, Audio tape, Multimedia simulators Present: World Wide Web 1980’s: CD-ROMS, Modems, & Digital Video 1951: UNIVAC 1 1910’s Edison’s Movie Projector WWI: Motion Pictures With Sounds
Using Technology in the Classroom within the Science Curriculum effectively impact student learning.
Student are motivated, engaged and learning actively.
Learning is authentic.
Learning is collaborative.
Students are explorers and producers of knowledge.
Instruction and learning is integrated across the curriculum.
Students are proficient in digital age literacy skills.
Assessments are performance based.
Web Sites for Science Teachers Information on countries Two-way interactive video Environmental resources Access to other sites Famous scientists Pictures from Hubbie Search Engine Library Sources Search Engine Space travel resources Professional Organization Current Weather Scientific articles Free software for teachers Gems and Minerals Human body images VR Software Satellite images Search Engine Periodic Table List of museums Search Engine http://ww.odci.gov/cia http://cu-seeme.cornell.edu http://www.envirolink.org http://galaxy.eimet.net/galaxy.html http://www.sjsu.edu:80/depts/Museum/aamenu.html http://www.stsci.edu/public.html http://www.infoseek.com http://lcweb.loc.gov http://lycos.cs.cmu.edu http://www.nasa.gov http://www.nsta.org http://www.thunder.met.fsu.edu http://www.sciam.com http://shareware.com http://www.si. edu http://indy.radiology.uiowa.edu http://www.sgi.com http://cirrus.spri.umich.edu http://webcrawler.com http://chemserv.bc.edu/web-elements http://cgrg.ohio-state.edu http://www.yahoo.com CIA World Factbook CU See Me EnviroLink Galaxy History of Science & Technology Hubble Telescope Infoseek Library of Congress Lycos NASA National Science Teachers Association National Weather Service Scientific American Shareware Smithsonian Online Virtual Hospital Virtual Reality Weathernet Webcrawler Web Elements World Museums Yahoo Comments URL Address Site
Technology affords you as a Science teacher the opportunity to address the individual needs of your diverse learners.
Modeling the use of technologies in the context of learning science is critical in teacher education for another reason. A common proverb in the teacher preparation is that “teachers teach the way they were taught.” Experience has shown that few preservice teachers are able to make the intellectual leap between learning to use technology out of context in their teacher preparation programs and using it in the context of teaching science in the classroom. Teachers need to see specific examples of how technology can enhance science instruction in their content areas before they can hope to appropriately integrate technology in their own instruction.