ERIC Number: ED439906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-28
Approaches to Technology in Biology and Chemistry Classes: An Alternative Perspective.
Jervis, Charles K.
This paper argues for extending the definition of "technology" in education to include much more than just computers, and for recognizing the dangers of using technology for its entertainment purposes. Two conceptions of the proper use of technology in science classrooms are offered: (1) technology as tool; and (2) technology as topic. Specific examples of the use of technology as a tool and as a topic in high school biology and chemistry classrooms are presented. (Contains 51 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Institute for Connecting Science Research to the Classroom, "TILT 2000: Observation through Participation" (Roanoke, VA, February 28-29, 2000).