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1997

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The Internet Pyramid, Ann Johnston Dec 1997

The Internet Pyramid, Ann Johnston

Faculty Scholarship – Library Science

Many activity-based articles describe how the Internet can help develop higher level thinking skills. But these skills can be used and assessed only after students have a basic working knowledge of the Internet. This article presents a framework for teaching elementary students to use the Internet in the one-computer classroom.


Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker Dec 1997

Implications Of Extended College Algebra On Western Kentucky University Students, Julie Anne Baker

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

College algebra has the highest enrollment of any mathematics course at Western Kentucky University. In an effort to increase the success rate in this course, Western Kentucky University added an extended version of college algebra to the curriculum in the fall of 1997. The extended version incorporates two days of supervised study per week in addition to traditional lectures. This study investigates the success of the extended college algebra course on achievement rates of Western Kentucky University students.


Ua35/7 Proposal For The Establishment Of The Kentucky Academy Of Mathematics & Science At Wku, Julia Roberts Nov 1997

Ua35/7 Proposal For The Establishment Of The Kentucky Academy Of Mathematics & Science At Wku, Julia Roberts

WKU Archives Records

Initial proposal for the creation of the Gatton Academy at WKU. The proposal was written by Julia Roberts of the WKU's Gifted & Talented Center and submitted to Charles McGruder of WKU's Physics & Astronomy Department.


Teaching College Physics To A Blind Student, Michelle Parry, Mark Brazier, Ephraim Fischbach Nov 1997

Teaching College Physics To A Blind Student, Michelle Parry, Mark Brazier, Ephraim Fischbach

Chemistry and Physics Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1997 Oct 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

"The Storm" -- October 1997 by Steven J. Meyer, School of Natural Resource Sciences

NESEN at 1997 NATS Fall Conference

NESEN Announces 1998 Summer Workshop Series

The NESEN "Pod People" are Coming

NESEN to Hire Part-Time Secretary

News from the NESEN Students by Brian Lang, Derek Geise and Peter Gomez

UnSTEDII Seminar at NATS

STEDII GROWS

Drought Education Materials

El Nino

The Miracle Planet Series Now Available

NESEN Membership Grows

Conservation and Survey Division Home Page

Selected Catalogs and Directories Available from the NESEN Lending Library

Special Feature: STEDII Student Articles


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Summer 1997 Jul 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Summer 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

Summer Workshop Series Complete

Reminder -- NESEN at 1997 NATS

Update Your 1997-98 NESEN Membership

NESEN Membership Hits 400 Members

NASA Regional Educator Resource Center

Change of CSD Home Page Address

Two New Maps Available from CSD

1997-98 STEDII

NESEN to Develop "Pod" Concept

The Bartak Depression -- Meteorite or Meteorwrong?

News From Brian and Derek

School of Natural Resource Sciences

CD-ROMs available from the NESEN Lending Library


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1997 May 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

NESEN at 1997 Fall Conference of Nebraska Association of Teachers of Science

1997 Summer Workshop Series

NESEN Working to Develop "NESEN Pods" in Nebraska

Spring STEDII Focused Measurement Period Completed

NESEN Featured at Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

NESEN Taking Nominations for the First Annual NESEN Earth Science Teacher of the Year Award

Feurer Offers Nebraska Earth Science Video Exchange

Homepage Links - by Derek Geise

NESEN Tidbits

Your Input for the NESEN Newsletter is Welcome


Responses To Teacher Feedback On Errors Differ By Age And Gender, Sandra P. Clarkson, William (Bill) H. Williams Ph.D Apr 1997

Responses To Teacher Feedback On Errors Differ By Age And Gender, Sandra P. Clarkson, William (Bill) H. Williams Ph.D

Publications and Research

Many students enter Hunter College's developmental mathematics program committing errors (mis)learned years earlier. These errors typically persist into the adult years and it is important to correct them specifically; simply reteaching concepts is not sufficient. Furthermore, there is a strong correlation between completion rate and student perception of the instructor's concern. To address both factors, we developed and tested an instructional technique to see whether giving detailed feedback to students about their errors would facilitate progress through the course. We found that the use of the feedback method had a clear positive effect on women; while for ...


Development And Implementation Of An Integrated Science Course For Elementary Education Majors, Mickey E. Gunter, Steven D. Gammon, Robert J. Kearney, Brenda E. Waller, David J. Oliver Feb 1997

Development And Implementation Of An Integrated Science Course For Elementary Education Majors, Mickey E. Gunter, Steven D. Gammon, Robert J. Kearney, Brenda E. Waller, David J. Oliver

Botany Publication and Papers

In an effort to improve teacher preparation, a group of faculty from four separate disciplines—chemistry, geology, biology, and physics—worked together to develop an integrated science course tailored for elementary education majors. This four-credit course offered through the university's Interdisciplinary Studies Division fulfills part of the elementary education science requirements. The participating faculty receive released time from their individual departments for their involvement in the development and implementation of the course. The course is offered during both the fall and spring semesters. Currently, the university is seeking to develop a university-wide integrated science course using the elementary education ...


Development And Implementation Of An Integrated Science Course For Elementary Education Majors, Mickey E. Gunter, Steven D. Gammon, Robert J. Kearney, Brenda E. Waller, David J. Oliver Feb 1997

Development And Implementation Of An Integrated Science Course For Elementary Education Majors, Mickey E. Gunter, Steven D. Gammon, Robert J. Kearney, Brenda E. Waller, David J. Oliver

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Publications

Currently the scientific community is trying to increase the general population’s knowledge of science. These efforts stem from the fact that the citizenry needs a better understanding of scientific knowledge to make informed decisions on many issues of current concern. The problem of scientific illiteracy begins in grade school and can be traced to inadequate exposure to science and scientific thinking during the preparation of K–8 teachers. Typically preservice elementary teachers are required to take only one or two disconnected science courses to obtain their teaching certificates. Also, introductory science courses are often large and impersonal, with the ...


1996-97 Annual Report, Building The Capacity Of Learners & Leaders, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1997

1996-97 Annual Report, Building The Capacity Of Learners & Leaders, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

It is our pleasure to share with you the eleventh annual report of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. As a unique learning enterprise, IMSA builds the capacity of students, teachers and policymakers to improve and transform mathematics and science teaching and learning.

The 1996-97 year was marked with many historic events...events that commemorated our past as well as events that charted our course for the next decade.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Winter 1996/97 Jan 1997

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Winter 1996/97

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

NESEN Steering Committee Charts New Course: Improving Responsiveness to Membership

NESEN Develops New Look for World Wide Web Site

Second Focused Measurement Period Relates Weather to Topography

1997 Summer Workshop Series Announced

Feurer Offers Nebraska Earth Science Video Exchange

NESEN Ponders "Annual Contribution of Earth Science Lesson Plan/Activity"

Lesson Plans/Activities to Include Author's Postal and E-Mail Address

NESEN Featured at Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting

NESEN Hires Additional Help

NESEN Contacts the 50 National Science Teachers Association State Chapters


Student/Teacher Conflict Regarding Animal Dissection, Jonathan Balcombe Jan 1997

Student/Teacher Conflict Regarding Animal Dissection, Jonathan Balcombe

Education Collection

No abstract provided.


Toying With Technology: Mobile Robots And High School Interns, Lawrence Genalo, Christine L. Collier, Charles T. Wright, Kara B. Wright Jan 1997

Toying With Technology: Mobile Robots And High School Interns, Lawrence Genalo, Christine L. Collier, Charles T. Wright, Kara B. Wright

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Students in today’s world grow up surrounded by electronic and electromechanical gadgetry and become adept at using such gadgetry at an early age without necessarily understanding the underlying science and technology. Garage door openers, TV remote controllers, microwave ovens, remote-control toys, and cellular phones are but a few such items in wide use today. As complex as these gadgets seem on the surface, much of the scientific and technological mystery behind their functionality can be explained in simple terms well within the grasp of the high school, or even middle school students. The primary purpose of this project is ...


Agriculture And Science Teaching Link, Eldon Weber Jan 1997

Agriculture And Science Teaching Link, Eldon Weber

Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports

How can rural and urban youth, who grow up unconnected to the land, become better acquainted with agriculture — particularly sustainable agriculture? Using data from an earlier Leopold Center-funded pilot study (95-09), a cross-disciplinary-designed teaching packet about agriculture was created for use in Iowa high schools. The packet, which includes hands-on problem solving and demonstration activities, was introduced to 75 Iowa teachers at four professional development events in 1995 and 1996 (and received positive responses.


Calculator Use In Western Australian Primary Schools, Len Sparrow, Paul Swan Jan 1997

Calculator Use In Western Australian Primary Schools, Len Sparrow, Paul Swan

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

There are very few issues in mathematics teaching over the past twenty five years which have caused so much debate among teachers, parents and the community than the use of calculators in primary schools. Letters to newspapers, magazine articles and public comment often express the opinion that the apparent decline in the ability of young people to calculate, even simple computations, is a direct result of the use of calculators in schools. Anecdotal evidence in the form of reports from teaching practice students, personal observation in schools and comments from teachers suggests there is, in fact, very little calculator use ...


Investigating Assessment Strategies In Mathematics Classrooms : A Cd-Rom Resource Enabling Teachers To Explore Assessment Strategies In Mathematics Education, Tony Herrington, Len Sparrow, Jan Herrington, Ron Oliver Jan 1997

Investigating Assessment Strategies In Mathematics Classrooms : A Cd-Rom Resource Enabling Teachers To Explore Assessment Strategies In Mathematics Education, Tony Herrington, Len Sparrow, Jan Herrington, Ron Oliver

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

No abstract provided.


Gender Differences In Science, David Harbaugh Jan 1997

Gender Differences In Science, David Harbaugh

Graduate Research Papers

This literature review examines the research that was available about the trends and the status of gender differences in science. The major factors identified by researchers and educators that contribute to this gender difference are discussed. Suggestions are presented which may minimize the gender differences and provide specific practices that can help improve the situation. The results of this review indicate that although a difference exists, there are ways that educators, parents, and students can make changes to decrease the difference.


Investigating Teaching Strategies In Mathematics Classrooms : A Cd-Rom Resource Enabling Teachers To Explore Teaching Strategies In Mathematics Education, Tony John Herrington, Len Sparrow, Jan Herrington, Ron Oliver Jan 1997

Investigating Teaching Strategies In Mathematics Classrooms : A Cd-Rom Resource Enabling Teachers To Explore Teaching Strategies In Mathematics Education, Tony John Herrington, Len Sparrow, Jan Herrington, Ron Oliver

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

Teaching mathematics has traditionally followed a standard pattern across the world. Students are placed in classrooms where they are seated individually, are required to listen passively and observe the teacher demonstrating mathematical procedure and then s1 end extensive time practicing the newly acquired ski ll s. Generally the content being taught comprises mathematical facts and skills taught sequentially in the order presented by a textbook. Students are then assessed by unseen pencil and paper tests for the purpose of grading and ranking. This cycle is then repeated with another mathematical topic which is viewed by students as discrete from the ...


Cultural Aspects Of Learning Science, William W. Cobern, Glen Aikenhead Jan 1997

Cultural Aspects Of Learning Science, William W. Cobern, Glen Aikenhead

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

Over the past few decades our focus on learning science has evolved (Aikenhead, 1996; Cobern, 1993, 1994; Solomon, 1994). The psychological perspectives on the individual learner of earlier years, such as Piaget, Ausubel, and personal constructivism (West and Pines, 1985), have expanded to encompass sociological perspectives that contextualize learning in social settings; for instance, social constructivism, science for specific social purposes, and situated cognition (Goodnow, 1990; Hennessy, 1993; Layton, Davey and Jenkins, 1986; O'Loughlin, 1992; Solomon, 1987; Tharp and Gallimore, 1988). This chapter addresses the next stage in the evolution of our focus on learning science—an anthropological perspective ...


Teaching Fractions Through The Multiple Intelligences, Lisa K. Freese Jan 1997

Teaching Fractions Through The Multiple Intelligences, Lisa K. Freese

Graduate Research Papers

Fractions are frequently used in daily life. However, many students have difficulty learning fraction concepts. In addition, some students begin the study of fractions with negative impressions.

The writer of this article uses Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to address the difficulties students face in learning fraction concepts. Dr. Howard Gardner, the creator of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Ml Theory), believes that it is unfair to teach all students in the same way. Students need opportunities to solve relevant problems that are meaningful to their everyday lives. Rather than concentrating on singular viewpoints and exclusive answers when ...


An Analysis Of Student Reaction To The Use Of Interactive Video And Hypermedia To Enhance Post-Secondary Biological Science Education, Paulette A. Church Jan 1997

An Analysis Of Student Reaction To The Use Of Interactive Video And Hypermedia To Enhance Post-Secondary Biological Science Education, Paulette A. Church

Graduate Research Papers

The perceived effect on student learning provided by interactive technology in the biological sciences has been studied on a small, private, two-year college campus. The first portion of the study was the perceived effectiveness of interactive video when used for class presentations for biological science majors. The second portion of the study evaluated five campus-produced interactive laserdisc tutorials designed for individual and group use for students taking a general introductory biology lab course.


Math Problem Solving In The Classroom, Mary Jane Conrad Jan 1997

Math Problem Solving In The Classroom, Mary Jane Conrad

Graduate Research Papers

This paper describes the important aspects for teaching problem solving in mathematics. Problem solving was used to introduce the concepts as well as to practice them. This research paper discusses mathematical concepts and skills in a student-centered environment of a multi-aged first and second grade classroom in a parochial school and investigates the effects of the approach on students, teacher, and curriculum.

In many primary classrooms mathematics is taught in ways that fail to connect with young children's prior knowledge and ways of learning. The cumulative effect is such that students tend to do math procedures, rather than apply ...