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ERIC Number: EJ1046249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
There's an APP for That
Bowen, Bradley; Finch, James
Science Teacher, v81 n3 p41-47 Mar 2014
This article describes how one science teacher based an activity on designing smartphone apps to clearly and concisely communicate the interdependent relationships of a biological ecosystem. The teacher designed the activity to address several aspects of the latest science standards. Students needed to understand their ecosystem and synthesize new information from their own research to deliver the content necessary to build their apps. The activity integrated various types of content knowledge, incorporating the engineering design process, using 21st-century skills, and giving students a different perspective on the apps they use every day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A