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Slides for Technology in the Science Classroom presentation at METC 2010

Slides for Technology in the Science Classroom presentation at METC 2010

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