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Scogin, Stephen C. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
"PlantingScience" is an award-winning program recognized for its innovation and use of computer-supported scientist mentoring. Science learners work on inquiry-based experiments in their classrooms and communicate asynchronously with practicing plant scientist-mentors about the projects. The purpose of this study was to identify specific…
Descriptors: Success, Science Curriculum, Student Motivation, Innovation
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Rücker, Michael T.; Pinkwart, Niels – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Today's children grow up surrounded by computers. They observe them, interact with them and, as a consequence, start forming conceptions of how they work and what they can do. Any constructivist approach to learning requires that we gain an understanding of such preconceived ideas and beliefs in order to use computers as learning tools in an…
Descriptors: Computer Attitudes, Childhood Attitudes, Computers, Computer Use
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Cheng, Kun-Hung; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Augmented reality (AR) is currently considered as having potential for pedagogical applications. However, in science education, research regarding AR-aided learning is in its infancy. To understand how AR could help science learning, this review paper firstly has identified two major approaches of utilizing AR technology in science education,…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Inquiry
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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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Bean, Thomas E.; Sinatra, Gale M.; Schrader, P. G. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
The use of computer simulations as educational tools may afford the means to develop understanding of evolution as a natural, emergent, and decentralized process. However, special consideration of developmental constraints on learning may be necessary when using these technologies. Specifically, the essentialist (biological forms possess an…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Models, Evolution, Bias
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Oviatt, Sharon L.; Cohen, Adrienne O. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2010
From a theoretical viewpoint, educational interfaces that facilitate communicative actions involving representations central to a domain can maximize students' effort associated with constructing new schemas. In addition, interfaces that minimize working memory demands due to the interface per se, for example by mimicking existing non-digital work…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Short Term Memory, Science Education, Computer Interfaces
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Wofford, Jennifer – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
Computing is anticipated to have an increasingly expansive impact on the sciences overall, becoming the third, crucial component of a "golden triangle" that includes mathematics and experimental and theoretical science. However, even more true with computing than with math and science, we are not preparing our students for this new reality. It is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Computer Science, Computer Uses in Education, Science Instruction
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Qablan, Ahmad Mohammad; Abuloum, Amjad; Al-Ruz, Jamal Abu – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2009
A series of interviews and classroom observations were conducted with a group of in-service science teachers, students, school principal, and computer lab supervisors, from a "Discovery" female school in Jordan to assess their utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching science. The study also intended to…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Tests, Foreign Countries, Science Teachers
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Squire, Kurt D.; Jan, Mingfong – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2007
While the knowledge economy has reshaped the world, schools lag behind in producing appropriate learning for this social change. Science education needs to prepare students for a future world in which multiple representations are the norm and adults are required to "think like scientists." Location-based augmented reality games offer an…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Role Playing, Social Change, Physical Environment
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Masson, Steve; Vazquez-Abad, Jesus – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2006
This paper proposes a new way to integrate history of science in science education to promote conceptual change by introducing the notion of historical microworld, which is a computer-based interactive learning environment respecting historic conceptions. In this definition, "interactive" means that the user can act upon the virtual environment by…
Descriptors: Science Education History, Science Education, Concept Formation, Computer Uses in Education
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Buckley, Barbara C.; Gobert, Janice D.; Kindfield, Ann C. H.; Horwitz, Paul; Tinker, Robert F.; Gerlits, Bobbi; Wilensky, Uri; Dede, Chris; Willett, John – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
This paper describes part of a project called Modeling Across the Curriculum which is a large-scale research study in 15 schools across the United States. The specific data presented and discussed here in this paper is based on BioLogica, a hypermodel, interactive environment for learning genetics, which was implemented in multiple classes in…
Descriptors: Genetics, Field Tests, Models, High Schools
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Parr, Cynthia Sims; Jones, Tricia; Songer, Nancy Butler – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
Despite a rise in the use of handheld computers in classrooms, meaningful learning with personal digital assistant (PDA) technology remains poorly studied. This article reports results from an evaluation of customized handheld data collection software, the BioKIDS Sequence, which was used during an 8-week biodiversity curriculum unit by 5th and…
Descriptors: Biodiversity, Grade 6, Educational Technology, Computer Software
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Vazquez-Abad, Jesus; Brousseau, Nancy; Guillermina, Waldegg C.; Vezina, Mylene; Martinez, Alicia D.; de Verjovsky, Janet Paul – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2004
TACTICS (French and Spanish acronym standing for Collaborative Work and Learning in Science with Information and Communications Technologies) is an ongoing project aimed at investigating a distributed community of learning and practice in which information and communications technologies (ICT) take the role of collaborative tools to support social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Researchers, Graduate Students, Distance Education
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Sandvoss, Leah M.; Harwood, William S.; Korkmaz, Ali; Bollinger, John C.; Huffman, John C.; Huffman, John N. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2003
Describes the design of a Common Molecules collection that provides interactive tools for 3-D visualization of molecules. The organizational design provides not only structural information, but also historical and/or key information on the properties of the molecules in the collection. Describes student use of the collection and the role of…
Descriptors: Chemical Bonding, Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Crystallography
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Ardac, Dilek; Sezen, Ali Hasan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Examines the relative effectiveness of guided versus unguided computer-based instruction with regard to regular instruction in improving content knowledge and process skills among students with low and high chemistry achievement levels. The effectiveness of computer-based instruction increases when learning is supported by teacher-directed…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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