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ERIC Number: EJ964072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Trail Blazers: Fourth-Grade Students Create Digital Field Guides for Visitors to the School's Nature Trail
Connors, Lisa Marie
Science and Children, v49 n4 p46-50 Dec 2011
As a fourth-grade science teacher, the author wanted a project that was (a) yearlong in scope, (b) got her students outside more, and (c) laid the groundwork for a learning progression. In this article, she describes a project in which her fourth-grade students created digital field guides for visitors to their school's nature trail. In the process, the students learned valuable inquiry and technology skills. This was a unique learning experience for the students involved because of the technology used and because of the ability to follow through with a long-term project. Many students who did not have computers at home had an opportunity to use computers for both the research and the creation of the podcasts. (Contains 4 figures and 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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