ERIC Number: EJ1058368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
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Reference Count: 51
Pedagogy for the Connected Science Classroom: Computer Supported Collaborative Science and the Next Generation Science Standards
Foley, Brian J.; Reveles, John M.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v14 n4 p401-418 Dec 2014
The prevalence of computers in the classroom is compelling teachers to develop new instructional skills. This paper provides a theoretical perspective on an innovative pedagogical approach to science teaching that takes advantage of technology to create a connected classroom. In the connected classroom, students collaborate and share ideas in multiple ways producing a record of work that is persistent and accessible via networked-based computing (i.e., "the cloud"). The instruction method, called Computer Supported Collaborative Science (CSCS), uses web-based resources to engage all learners in the collection, analysis, and collaborative interpretation of classroom data that turns hands-on classroom activities into authentic scientific experiences. This paper describes CSCS and how it corresponds to key parts of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Cooperative Learning, Academic Standards, Class Activities, Hands on Science
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