Friday, April 22, 2011

Semi-virtual field lessons help engage students in science

Here's another use of technology that is effective and can be used in Maine schools - courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.

A California high-school teacher uses videoconferencing technology to connect students with science happening in their own community. Teacher Ray Barber accompanied small groups of students to six sites -- from a glass-making company to a local brewery. Students produced webcasts for their classmates, who posed questions and interacted with the on-site experts. In some cases, the students brought back objects from their visits, which helped make the associated lessons more engaging for the others. T.H.E. Journal

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