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ERIC Number: EJ1164436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Digital Science Notebooks: Perspectives from an Elementary Classroom Teacher
Paek, Seungoh; Fulton, Lori A.
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v36 n4 p361-374 Oct 2017
This study investigates how tablet-based note-taking applications can be integrated into elementary science classes as digital science notebooks. A teacher with 20 students in Grades 4-5 from a public charter school in Hawaii participated in the study. The participating science teacher introduced a tablet-based note taking application (TNA) to her students, and students used the TNA as their science notebook instead of their paper-based notebook. At the end of the semester, an interview was conducted with the teacher to better understand her experiences with integrating TNAs into her science lessons and her perspectives on using digital science notebooks in general. The researchers also visited the science classroom to observe students using TNAs. This paper presents findings from the interview and the classroom observation. It ends with a discussion of the potential of technology to facilitate student engagement with scientific-inquiry and science-related writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii
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