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Kapp, Sebastian; Thees, Michael; Strzys, Martin P.; Beil, Fabian; Kuhn, Jochen; Amiraslanov, Orkhan; Javaheri, Hamraz; Lukowicz, Paul; Lauer, Frederik; Rheinländer, Carl; Wehn, Norbert – Physics Teacher, 2019
During the last decade the development of modern digital media such as smartphones and tablet computers has enabled new experimental possibilities in STEM education. Besides these now nearly ubiquitous devices, the fields of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) also made huge progress and reached education. In this paper we introduce an…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High School Students, Computer Simulation
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de Jesus, V. L. B.; Pérez, C. A. C.; de Oliveira, A. L.; Sasaki, D. G. G. – Physics Education, 2019
Currently, the number of smartphones with an embedded gyroscope sensor has been increasing due games whose performance relies on 3D augmented reality. In general, teaching papers on the gyroscope sensor address very simple spatial configuration, where the fixed rotation axis coincides to the z-axis of the smartphone. This work presents five…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Motion, Teaching Methods
Lindholm, Tuula; Myles, Johanne Mednick – TESOL Press, 2019
Teachers are cultural informants. The resources teachers use and their interactions with students convey meanings that are both linguistic and cultural. It is important for ESOL teachers to guide students toward integrated intercultural/language learning that will carry them through diverse life experiences. This book goes beyond theoretical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
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Presser, Ashley Lewis; Dominguez, Ximena; Goldstein, Marion; Vidiksis, Regan; Kamdar, Danae – Science and Children, 2019
Investigating real-world phenomena in a playful, exploratory setting is a natural process for young children. Teachers can capitalize on children's curiosity to foster their understanding of science ideas and their engagement in science practices, such as predicting, experimenting, observing, comparing, and contrasting. Force and motion…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Motion, Scientific Concepts
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Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
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Carrigan, James; Bodzin, Alec; Hammond, Thomas; Rutzmoser, Scott; Popejoy, Kate; Farina, William – Science Teacher, 2019
Mobile geospatial technologies enable high school students to engage in authentic scientific data collection and analysis that promote spatial-thinking and reasoning skills, as well as problem-solving in a school's local environment. We developed and implemented an Ecological Services investigation aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High School Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged
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Rila, Ashley; Estrapala, Sara; Bruhn, Allison Leigh – Beyond Behavior, 2019
Delivering high rates of opportunities to respond (OTR) has been shown to improve student outcomes for students with challenging behavior. High rates of OTR can maximize student engagement while providing ways for teachers to quickly assess student content mastery. Given the increasing trend of technology use in schools, teachers can leverage…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Joss, Lisa; Müller, Erich A. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
Recent advances in computer hardware and algorithms are spawning an explosive growth in the use of computer-based systems aimed at analyzing and ultimately correlating large amounts of experimental and synthetic data. As these machine learning tools become more widespread, it is becoming imperative that scientists and researchers become familiar…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Chemical Engineering, Educational Technology
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Morales, Christine; Chen, Franklin – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The effects of substitution on reaction rates are at the heart of both physical chemistry and organic chemistry. In this paper, we present a computational laboratory module to explore the effects of group substitution and isotopic substitution on reaction rates by using a readily accessible graphical interface, a computational engine, and…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Science Laboratories, Computation
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Freericks, J. K.; Cutler, D.; Kruse, A.; Vieira, L. B. – Physics Teacher, 2019
We describe a new style of MOOC designed to engage students with an immersive multimedia environment including text, images, video lectures, computer-based simulations, animations, and tutorials. Quantum Mechanics for Everyone is currently running on edX and has been successful by a number of different measures. Building on the pioneering work of…
Descriptors: Quantum Mechanics, Physics, Science Instruction, Large Group Instruction
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González, Manuel I. – Physics Education, 2018
Physicists create spreadsheets customarily to carry out numerical calculations and to display their results in a meaningful, nice-looking way. Spreadsheets can also be used to display a vivid geometrical model of a physical system. This statement is illustrated with an example taken from geometrical optics: images formed by a thin lens. A careful…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Visual Aids, Spreadsheets
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Barcomb, Mike; Grimshaw, Jennica; Cardoso, Walcir – Research-publishing.net, 2018
For teachers to utilize Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) resources, they must consider how to balance implementation with their available resources. As it is no longer the case that programming is required to create one's own MALL resources, teachers could benefit from a framework that helps them to match their resources and pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Telecommunications
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Hedtrich, Sebastian; Graulich, Nicole – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Students at the university level spend more and more time in learning management systems (LMSs), which support current teaching by offering online tutorials or units. These LMSs allow individual preparation for the students, especially in large classes. However, students' learning in these online systems is often not supported by detailed…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, College Science, Undergraduate Study
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Sam, Ann M.; Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Waters, Victoria – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Educators continually encounter new challenges that require different tools or ways to utilize current tools in novel ways. Common challenges when working with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may include addressing interfering behavior, developing communication systems, increasing social opportunities for students, and addressing…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Slayter, Erik; Higgins, Lindsey M. – College Teaching, 2018
The development of a student's ability to make data-driven decisions has become a focus in higher education (Schield 1999; Stephenson and Caravello 2007). Data literacy, the ability to understand and use data to effectively inform decisions, is a fundamental component of information competence (Mandinach and Gummer 2013; Stephenson and Caravello,…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Decision Making
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