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One-To-One Technology In Middle School Science, Jenny A. Finnegan Jan 2017

One-To-One Technology In Middle School Science, Jenny A. Finnegan

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This paper reports on the ongoing digital implementation of one-to-one digital devices in the middle school science classroom, examining existing goals, the history and use, and offers a professional development course designed to engage teachers to improve their practices. This work examines teacher efficacy in the classroom and highlights teachers’ views on the emerging push for one-to-one student centered learning. Results suggest the importance of methodologies that increase student achievement and reduce teacher driven curriculum. The combination of teacher engagement through professional development and practice promote both teacher and students’ interest and learning goals with the use of one-to-one devices ...


Transcending Language: Bridging Language Gaps In Science Education With Drawing, Jacqueline J. Gardner Jan 2017

Transcending Language: Bridging Language Gaps In Science Education With Drawing, Jacqueline J. Gardner

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This study seeks to find if drawing can help English Language Learning (ELL) students better understand and retain science content. Seventh and eighth grade students were given series of presentations about Pluto. Half of the students were asked to write only written notes while the other half was asked to both draw and write down notes during the presentations. Their pre and post test scores were compared to show the growth of the students’ content knowledge showing that the group that was required to both draw and write had on average higher scores than the group that only wrote in ...