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ERIC Number: EJ1002574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Development and Implementation of High School Chemistry Modules Using Touch-Screen Technologies
Lewis, Maurica S.; Zhao, Jinhui; Montclare, Jin Kim
Journal of Chemical Education, v89 n8 p1012-1018 Aug 2012
Technology was employed to motivate and captivate students while enriching their in-class education. An outreach program is described that involved college mentors introducing touch-screen technology into a high school chemistry classroom. Three modules were developed, with two of them specifically tailored to encourage comprehension of molecular bonding principles using a chemistry-based iPad app. Feedback-oriented lessons were utilized to pinpoint and address the students' learning needs and preferences. Integration of the touch-screen technology with the chemistry curriculum demonstrated favorable results for all people involved: the high school teacher received assistance in the classroom, the college mentors gained experience as well as encouraged the high school students to further pursue chemical education, and the high school students received reinforcement in their chemistry curriculum. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A