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Marshall, Stephanie Pace – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
In this keynote address presented at the 2008 National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) Professional Conference, Stephanie Marshall describes what is needed to transform STEM education in today's world. While such an endeavor will take multiple systemic actions, here Marshall focuses on…
Descriptors: World Problems, Innovation, Laboratories, Educational Technology
Garofalo, Joe; Cory, Beth – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
Mathematical knowledge can be categorized in different ways. One commonly used way is to distinguish between procedural mathematical knowledge and conceptual mathematical knowledge. Procedural knowledge of mathematics refers to formal language, symbols, algorithms, and rules. Conceptual knowledge is essential for meaningful understanding of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Symbols (Mathematics), Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction
Garofalo, Joe; Juersivich, Nicole – NCSSSMST Journal, 2007
There is much research that documents what many teachers know, that students struggle with many concepts in probability and statistics. This article presents two sample activities the authors use to help preservice teachers develop ideas about how they can use technology to promote their students' ability to understand mathematics and connect…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Statistical Inference, Sampling, Probability
Teahan, John – NCSSSMST Journal, 2006
In little more than a decade, the Web has become an essential medium for information, entertainment, and commerce, making its adoption among consumers quicker than any other medium before it. The majority of American classrooms have become connected to the Internet in the same short time span. Previously, science or mathematics students might have…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Information Technology, Computer Mediated Communication
Teahan, John; Sharp, Brian – NCSSSMST Journal, 2002
Discusses positive effects of digital photography on the teaching of mathematics and cost-effectiveness for schools. Discusses appropriate digital camera resolution, storage, printers, and handheld options for classroom use. (KHR)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Instructional Development
Smith, Jeffrey L. – NCSSSMST Journal, 1997
Emphasizes that distance learning is one of the most promising uses of technology for reaching and serving the needs of students located in remote sites. Suggests that special efforts must be made in planning the lesson and in the choice of technology used to deliver it. Explains the points to which attention should be given while distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
Carmack, Gail; Budries, Kathy – NCSSSMST Journal, 1997
Discusses the SAGE project, a Biology II project in which students analyze a specific disease by utilizing Internet resources. Poses seven problems for students and includes solutions. (ASK)
Descriptors: Biology, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education