ERIC Number: EJ1037458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Tablets as Tools for Learner-Generated Drawings in the Context of Teaching the Kinetic Theory of Gases
Lehtinen, A.; Viiri, J.
Physics Education, v49 n3 p344-348 May 2014
Even though research suggests that the use of drawings could be an important part of learning science, learner-generated drawings have not received much attention in physics classrooms. This paper presents a method for recording students' drawings and group discussions using tablets. Compared to pen and paper, tablets offer unique benefits, which include the recording of the whole drawing process and of the discussion associated with the drawing. A study, which investigated the use of drawings and the need for guidance among Finnish upper secondary school students, is presented alongside ideas for teachers on how to see drawing in a new light.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Laptop Computers, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Kinetics, Theories, Scientific Concepts, Physics, Foreign Countries, Thermodynamics, Textbooks, Illustrations, Cooperative Learning, Freehand Drawing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland