ERIC Number: ED421077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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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)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Innovation, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Media Selection, Optical Data Disks, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Videodisks, Videotape Recordings, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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