ERIC Number: ED427675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
A Smart Curriculum for Middle-School Science Instruction: A Web-Based Curriculum Integrating Assessment and Instruction.
This paper discusses a model of integrated instruction and assessment called SMART (Special Multimedia Arenas for Refining Thinking). SMART involves interactive use of the Internet and multimedia software. The Internet serves three important functions: it acts as a formative assessment tool by providing individualized feedback to students, creates a learning community by displaying data submitted by participating classrooms, and promotes discussion and reflection on important concepts. This paper discusses design features of the SMART model, including the Internet tools, and describes an example from middle-school science. Two figures present an excerpt from the SMART WWWeb macroinvertebrate catalog and an excerpt of student feedback from SMART WWWeb. (Author/DLS)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Courseware, Educational Technology, Feedback, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Models, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, World Wide Web
Web site: http://aace.virginia.edu/aace/conf/webnet/html/305.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A