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ERIC Number: EJ944658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
What Students Really Want in Science Class
Goldenberg, Lauren B.
Science Teacher, v78 n6 p52-55 Sep 2011
Nowadays, there are lots of digital resources available to teachers. Tools such as Teachers' Domain, an online digital library (see "On the web"); interactive whiteboards; computer projection devices; laptop carts; and robust wireless internet services make it easy for teachers to use technology in the classroom. In fact, in one national survey, both teachers and students identified the use of animations, simulations, interactive whiteboards, and computers as essential to quality science learning experiences (Project Tomorrow 2008). However--with or without technology--the principles of good teaching remain the same (NRC 1996, 2000). From digital resources to inquiry-based instruction techniques, what helps high school students learn science? As part of a larger research project, the author and her colleagues asked biology students in eight New York public high schools this question. Here, they share the digital resources and other classroom activities students told them they think help them learn science. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York