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Wachira, Patrick; Keengwe, Jared – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2011
Despite the promise of technology in education, many practicing teachers face several challenges when trying to effectively integrate technology into their classroom instruction. Additionally, while national statistics cite a remarkable improvement in access to computer technology tools in schools, teacher surveys show consistent declines in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Technology Integration, Teacher Surveys, Computers
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Campbell, Todd; Wang, Shaing Kwei; Hsu, Hui-Yin; Duffy, Aaron M.; Wolf, Paul G. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
This position paper proposes the enhancement of teacher and student learning in science classrooms by tapping the enormous potential of information communication and technologies (ICTs) as cognitive tools for engaging students in scientific inquiry. This paper serves to challenge teacher-held assumptions about students learning science "from…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Position Papers, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Shultz, Jeffry – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
I present a laboratory procedure for illustrating transcription, post-transcriptional modification, gene conservation, and comparative genetics for use in undergraduate biology education. Students are individually assigned genes in a targeted biochemical pathway, for which they design and test polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers. In this…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Genetics, Biology, Science Instruction