Friday, August 5, 2011
Thing Number 9
We need to integrate technology into the objective of the classroom to keep students actively engaged in our curriculum. Students will need to be trained and given structure on how to work in cooperative groups/stations and each group member should be held accountable for their products and their technology devices. If students are not given rubrics, guidelines and monitored carefully then group work/stations can turn into non-productive and expensive endeavors. I liked the simulations on the Phet science website and can see how students could rotate in stations to do the simulations. I looked at the Interactive Science site but found it to be more appropriate for the high school level. Learning Games for kids had some good vocabulary games. I saw several Ipad sites for Science and I think the best way to use them in groups or stations would be for the students to make presentations and present their information.