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The science education team is focused on finding and developing compelling examples in which technology can be used to enhance science instruction. Randy Bell, along with former ASTE president Lawrence B. Flick, have developed a set of guidelines for integrating technology into science teacher preparation. Currently, Prof. Bell and his graduate students are developing teaching materials using a variety of technologies, including the Intel QX3 digital microscope, content-based simulations, digital images, and virtual planetarium software.

Guidelines

Read a set of guidelines for integrating technology in science teacher education, intended to provide assistance in designing instruction and to guide applications of technology in supporting science teacher education reform.

Activities Integrating Technology in Science Instruction

Explore technology enhanced instructional activities addressing science concepts in a number of science disciplines, including biology, physical science, chemistry, and Earth science.

Classroom Examples

Read about the experiences of classroom teachers who have integrated technology into their instruction during student teaching.

NETS•S Curriculum Series: Science Units for Grades 9–12
Edited by Randy L. Bell and Joe Garofalo

This engaging new addition to ISTE’s NETS•S Curriculum Series shows you how to move instruction away from rote memorization of facts and cookbook-style “experiments.” The technology-infused lessons in this volume promote the kind of conceptual understanding and inquiry that drives real-world science. Drawing on extensive experience revolutionizing their own science classrooms, the authors show teachers how to employ computer simulation and visualization tools to promote student learning. Sample topics include cell division, virtual dissection, earthquake modeling, and the Doppler Effect.

Camerascope

Download free software that will allow you to control a digital camera or webcam from your computer. Examples of how to use Camerascope to teach science concepts are included.

   

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Last modified on July 24, 2008