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The impact of microcomputer‐based labs on children's ability to interpret graphs
Graphing represents a key symbol system for scientific communication. Widely-reported low graphing skills notwithstanding, middle school students can learn to communicate with graphs in the contextExpand
Model-Based Teaching and Learning with BioLogica™: What Do They Learn? How Do They Learn? How Do We Know?
This paper describes part of a project called Modeling Across the Curriculum which is a large-scale research study in 15 schools across the United States, based on BioLogica, a hypermodel, interactive environment for learning genetics, which was implemented in multiple classes in eight high schools. Expand
Facilitating Online Learning: Effective Strategies for Moderators
The authors and the forum jointly retain the copyright of the articles and Abstracting with credit is permitted. Expand
Probeware and Handhelds in Elementary and Middle School Science
This paper reports a test on the feasibility and educational value of probeware and associated instructional materials in middle school science education. We addressed feasibility throughExpand
Microcomputer–Based Labs: Educational Research and Standards
  • R. Tinker
  • Engineering
  • NATO ASI Series
  • 1 December 1996
Microcomputer-based labs, the use of real-time data capture and display in teaching, give the learner new ways to explore and understand the world. As this book shows, the international effort over aExpand
Student Scientist Partnerships: Shrewd Maneuvers
It is the very strangeness of nature that makes science engrossing, that keeps bright people at it, and that ought to be at the center of science teaching. I believe that the worst thing that hasExpand
Teaching and Assessing Knowledge Integration in Science
Interactive visualizations combined with online inquiry and embedded assessments can deepen student understanding of complex ideas in science.
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Chemical Reactions for Use in Education
This paper reports a method of simulating chemical reaction kinetics by adding rule-based elementary reactions to a classical molecular dynamics simulation. The method can reproduce many importantExpand
Modelling and Theory Building: Technology in Support of Student Theorizing
The author reports on two major projects at the Technical Education Research Centers, which involve using technology to enhance the ability of students to construct and test their own theories. OneExpand
Portable Technologies: Science Learning in Context
This paper presents Curriculum Design Principles for Using Probeware in a Project-Based Learning Setting: Learning Science in Context, a Case Study at Mount Baker High School, and some of the lessons learned. Expand