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ERIC Number: ED421077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 6
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Technology-Based Macrocontexts for Teaching Integrated Science and Language Arts.
Kumar, David; Bristor, Valerie J.
Technology can be utilized as a tool for creating macrocontexts for teaching integrated science and language arts. Teachers can use several criteria for deciding what kind of technology-based resources to use; the teacher's level of confidence in science and language arts content and knowledge of technology-based resources is vital to making such innovative curriculum decisions. The following steps can guide teachers: (1) the context chosen for integration must be available on videodisc, videotape, compact disc (CD), or the World Wide Web; (2) the context must be appropriate for student viewing at the elementary levels; (3) the context must be rich in information needed to gain the attention and interest of students; (4) the context must contain explicit information in a language of communication familiar to students; (5) the science and language arts represented in the context must fall within a topic of inquiry in the school science and language curricula; (6) the teacher should be able to clearly identify the science concepts and language skills to be taught embedded in the context; and (7) the topic must be appropriate to the level of the students. Examples of useful videotapes, videodiscs, CDs, and Web sites are included. (Contains 20 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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