Plus Tech: Connecting Students With Current Science
My students need three Chromebook laptops to have consistent access to current scientific data.
Daniel Pink said "You probably want to do something interesting, let me get out of the way." We want our kids do something amazing in the science classroom, but scientific knowledge is accumulating at such a fantastic rate that textbooks are outdated before they are out in print.
My fifty seventh graders are a mix of diverse socioeconomic background, race, gender, learning styles and abilities that are curious and eager to learn about the world around them through the use of technology.
Most of our students have access to some technology at home but many do not! They need to use technology daily as a tool for research, data collection and analysis and a means to communicate with other scientists.
Students are most engaged when they are exploring what is happening now. They use of Chromebooks will allow students in the science classroom to look at real time data for research, collection, analysis and interpretation to best prepare them for leading the world in scientific discoveries.
"The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's the one who asks the right questions," said Claude Levi-Strauss.
The use of these three Chromebooks in the science classroom will allow the natural curiosity of students to gain momentum and build passion within them to ask important questions which do not yet have answers. Being skilled with technology will best prepare them for leading the world in scientific discoveries.
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