Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Technological innovations; Science--Computer-assisted instruction;
The project was developed to illustrate a process for including hands-on use of technology in an environmental education activity. The requirements for an integrated curriculum identified by McRel are incorporated: science, technology, language arts, math, and life skills. Activities included are discussion of the topic, writing and editing a script, digital photography, computer usage including scanning, on-site visiting, and teacher and student evaluation. The on-site visit was conducted at a nature center.
Classroom activities involved planning, research, storyboarding, organizing visual materials, script writing, and creating a computer-generated presentation using mPOWER, a presentation software program. The completed computer presentation was converted to video. The resulting videotape was used in the classroom and shared with students and parents. The videotape, vocabulary list, worksheets, and project evaluation forms are included.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sharon E. Smaldino
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©1999 Lois Diane Enger
Enger, Lois Diane, "Integrating technology into the science curriculum : environmental studies grade 5" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 602.