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  • 1. The use of Technology in the K-8 Science Curriculum By: Laurence Cambe ED 480: Educational Technology Mrs. Maryanne Campo Spring 2008
  • 2. What is Technology?
    • Technology is a broad concept that deals with the usage and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how it affects the ability to control and adapt to the environment .
  • 3. What is Curriculum?
    • Course of study: an integrated course of academic studies
  • 4. Why integrate Technology?
    • The significant technology elements are highlighted
    • and aligned to the goals of the NCLB legislation,
    • Title II, Part D – Enhancing Education Through
    • Technology.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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
  • 7. Technology’s Significant Changes
    • From studies that used proper controls on variables it has
    • been learned that computer mediated instruction,
    • including multimedia instruction, makes significant
    • differences in student learning in four interrelated
    • areas:
            • Achievement
            • Learning Retention
            • Learning Time
            • Learner Attitude
  • 8. Research Says:
    • 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.
  • 9. 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 edu 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
  • 10. Conclusion
    • 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.
  • 11. References
    • wordnet . princeton . edu / perl / webwn
    •   http://www2. learningpt .org/catalog/item.asp? SessionID =306832850& productID =88
    • http://www. kent .k12. wa .us/curriculum/tech/ proj _plan.html
    • http://www. citejournal .org/vol1/iss1/ currentissues /science/article1. htm
    • Technology
    • Science in the Multicultural Classroom,Barba,Roberta,2 nd Edition.1998
  • 12. Thank You 