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Capraro, Robert M.; Barroso, Luciana R.; Nite, Sandra; Rice, Devyn; Lincoln, Yvonna; Young, Jamaal; Young, Jemimah – International Journal of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology, 2018
STEM disciplinary language is a necessary component for STEM success. It can be developed through experiences and attention to the development of STEM activities that are rich in language and can be acquired through practical experiences and systematic practice. Secondary students participated in an informal STEM summer camp where they learned to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Language Usage, Vocabulary, Secondary School Students
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Trust, Torrey; Maloy, Robert W.; Edwards, Sharon – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2018
As higher education institutions seek to prepare an increasingly diverse population of students for a rapidly changing future, makerspaces offer a pedagogical approach for engaging all learners in active thinking and hands-on learning while promoting creativity, problem solving, and collaboration skills. In this paper, we discuss ways to integrate…
Descriptors: College Students, Shared Resources and Services, Majors (Students), Student Developed Materials
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Li, Fangzheng; Liu, Chunying; Song, Xuexiong; Huan, Yanjun; Gao, Shansong; Jiang, Zhongling – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Access to adequate anatomical specimens can be an important aspect in learning the anatomy of domestic animals. In this study, the authors utilized a structured light scanner and fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer to produce highly accurate animal skeletal models. First, various components of the bovine skeleton, including the femur, the…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Animals, Models, Computer Peripherals
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Mogali, Sreenivasulu Reddy; Yeong, Wai Yee; Tan, Heang Kuan Joel; Tan, Gerald Jit Shen; Abrahams, Peter H.; Zary, Nabil; Low-Beer, Naomi; Ferenczi, Michael Alan – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
For centuries, cadaveric material has been the cornerstone of anatomical education. For reasons of changes in curriculum emphasis, cost, availability, expertise, and ethical concerns, several medical schools have replaced wet cadaveric specimens with plastinated prosections, plastic models, imaging, and digital models. Discussions about the…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Student Evaluation, Computer Peripherals, Printing
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Smith, Claire F.; Tollemache, Nicholas; Covill, Derek; Johnston, Malcolm – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Understanding the three-dimensional (3D) nature of the human form is imperative for effective medical practice and the emergence of 3D printing creates numerous opportunities to enhance aspects of medical and healthcare training. A recently deceased, un-embalmed donor was scanned through high-resolution computed tomography. The scan data underwent…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Uses in Education, Anatomy
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Smith, Michelle L.; Jones, James F. X. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Two material 3D printing is becoming increasingly popular, inexpensive and accessible. In this paper, freely available printable files and dual extrusion fused deposition modelling were combined to create a number of functional anatomical models. To represent muscle and bone FilaFlex[superscript 3D] flexible filament and polylactic acid (PLA)…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Technology Uses in Education, Anatomy
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Orhan Goksun, Derya; Filiz, Ozan; Kurt, Adile Askim – Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 2018
The aim of this study is to reveal Computer Education and Instructional Technologies student teachers', who are in a distance teacher education program, perceptions on past, present and educational technologies of future via infographics. In this study, 54 infographics, which were created by student teachers who were enrolled in Special Teaching…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Distance Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Jones, Oliver A. H.; Spencer, Michelle J. S. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Using tangible models to help students visualize chemical structures in three dimensions has been a mainstay of chemistry education for many years. Conventional chemistry modeling kits are, however, limited in the types and accuracy of the molecules, bonds and structures they can be used to build. The recent development of 3D printing technology…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Chemistry, Molecular Structure
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Paukstelis, Paul J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
The increased availability of noncommercial 3D printers has provided instructors and students improved access to printing technology. However, printing complex ball-and-stick molecular structures faces distinct challenges, including the need for support structures that increase with molecular complexity. MolPrint3D is a software add-on for the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Hands on Science
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Wright, Lael; Shaw, Daniel; Gaidds, Kimberly; Lyman, Gregory; Sorey, Timothy – Science and Children, 2018
Although solving an engineering design project problem with limited resources or structural capabilities of materials can be part of the challenge, students making their own parts can support creativity. The authors of this article found an exciting solution: 3D printers are not only one of several tools for making but also facilitate a creative…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Engineering Education, Creativity, Design
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Fujiwara, Yujiro – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
While many students may struggle to make sense of a mathematical formula and its practical implications, they can benefit greatly from an intuitive visualization and the engineering application of the topic. Effective STEM programs create clear connections at least with two subject areas, which translates into an enhanced student learning…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Models, Computer Peripherals
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Popelka, Susan R.; Langlois, Joshua – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" is an 1884 novella written by English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott. He describes what it would be like to live in a two-dimensional (2D) world--Flatland. It is fascinating reading that underscores the challenge of teaching three-dimensional (3D) mathematics using 2D tools. Real-world applications of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education
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de Kleijn, Roy; Kachergis, George; Hommel, Bernhard – Cognitive Science, 2018
Sequential action makes up the bulk of human daily activity, and yet much remains unknown about how people learn such actions. In one motor learning paradigm, the serial reaction time (SRT) task, people are taught a consistent sequence of button presses by cueing them with the next target response. However, the SRT task only records keypress…
Descriptors: Sequential Learning, Reinforcement, Psychomotor Skills, Reaction Time
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Smith, Shaunna – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2018
In the context of a 10-day summer camp makerspace experience that employed design-based learning (DBL) strategies, the purpose of this descriptive case study was to better understand the ways in which children use visualization skills to negotiate design as they move back and forth between the world of nondigital design techniques (i.e., drawing,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Visualization, Spatial Ability, Visual Literacy
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Davis, Eric J.; Jones, Michael; Thiel, D. Alex; Pauls, Steve – Journal of Chemical Education, 2018
Additive manufacturing (3D printing) is a technology with near-unlimited potential for the chemical educator. However, its adoption into higher education has been limited by the dual requirements of expertise in 3D printing and 3D computer-aided design (CAD). Thus, its reported utilization in the chemistry curriculum has been within the creation…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Open Source Technology, Computer Peripherals
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