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  • More information and session resources are available at: http://pwoessner.wikispaces.com/Technology+in+the+Science+Classroom
  • Demo the construction of a bathtub
  • Reinforces key scientific skills: controls and variables, use of models, interpreting graphs, data manipulation as opposed to reading or hearing about topic.Image is hyperlinked to local copy of flu model
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    • 1. From Integrated to Integral:Technology-Use in the Middle School Science Classroom<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />Mary Institute &amp; St. Louis Country Day School<br />2/8/2010<br />1<br />
    • 2. Overview<br />Introductions &amp; Background<br />Who we are<br />MICDS culture<br />Presentation wiki<br />Technical Overview of Tools followed by Integration Examples:<br />Scribe Blogs <br />Systems Thinking/Computer Modeling<br />Research Wiki<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />2<br />
    • 3. Tech Overview: Scribe Blogging<br />Scribe blogging = reflection &amp; summarization<br />Requires a class blog; every student is author<br />We utilize WordPress MU<br />Accounts generated from SIS<br />Users authenticated<br />Posts and comments moderated<br />Privacy options<br />School-wide tool reinforces implementation<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />3<br />
    • 4. Integration: Scribe Blogging<br />What is Scribe Blogging?<br />Purpose<br />Reflection<br />Enhanced audience<br />Participation<br />Time commitment<br />Scaffold introduction<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />4<br />
    • 5. Tech Overview: Systems Modeling<br />Models offer a practical way to visualize &amp; communicate how systems and ideas work.<br />STELLA models simulate dynamic systems and consist of stocks, flows, connectors, and converters.<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />5<br />
    • 6. Tech Overview: Systems Modeling<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />6<br />
    • 7. Tech Overview: Systems Modeling<br />Models can be constructed using the full version of the cross-platform software<br />A free player is available for viewing models<br />Models can be published to the web using NetSim and manipulated via the browser<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />7<br />
    • 8. Integration: Systems Modeling<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />8<br />Modeling Infectious Diseases – SIR Model <br />
    • 9. Tech Overview: Research Wiki<br />Research wiki = collaboration &amp; transparency<br />Requires a class wiki; every student is author<br />We utilize Mediawiki<br />Accounts generated from SIS<br />Users authenticated<br />Revisions tracked/controlled<br />School-wide tool reinforces implementation<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />9<br />
    • 10. Wiking the Research Process<br />Project: Human Impact on Evolution<br />Project “hub” – all project materials in one place<br />Student collaboration<br />Teacher-access to process<br />Other technology benefits <br />Finding media<br />Evaluating media<br />Enhanced-audience through U-Stream<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />10<br />
    • 11. Questions or Comments<br />Session Wiki with Additional Information<br />Rachel Tourais: rtourais@micds.org<br />Patrick Woessner: pwoessner@micds.org<br />2/8/2010<br />Rachel Tourais &amp; Patrick Woessner<br />11<br />

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