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ISTE Standards and a 1:1 Science Classroom

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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, December 2, 4:30–5:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Brian Cauthers  
Jennifer Cauthers  

Learn how to implement the ISTE Standards for Students in a technology-rich science classroom. Use tools such as probes (temperature and pH), USB microscope cameras and a remote multisensor device called Pocket Lab, which measures acceleration, angular velocity and more. All tools are compatible with multiple platforms, including Chromebooks.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Using the ISTE Standards
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Computational Thinker
  • Students collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Allow students to explore science curriculum in real time with digital tools. Provide students with digital data acquisition skills in varied environments to prepare them for 21st century workforce. For example, acquire continuous temperature measurements that are sent to a spreadsheet during an experiment for later analysis. Also, capture digital images and video of specimens viewed through a microscope for studying even after the experience is completed.
Demonstrate how technology can enhance science instruction with integration of real time data acquisition with various web based tools and digital probes. Rethink how we gather data in a science classroom to provide students with methods that are used in a modern lab setting.
We will show participants how you can combine traditional lab techniques with digital methods to help engage students and also visualize data trends. The tools can assist students in interacting with the data and allows them to acquire more data with greater accuracy, as well as quickly be able to visualize trends and anomalies. The tools also enable students to collect data that they would otherwise not be capable of collecting accurately with traditional classroom tools, such as measuring angular velocity and altitude of a remote controlled car on a looped track.

Supporting research

A Framework for K–12 Science Education: Practices,
Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (National Research Council, 2011

Use of probeware supports specific standards from the International Society for Technology in Education’s National Educational Technology Standards for Students (ISTE)

Bybee, R. W. (2011, December). Scientific and engineering practices in K–12 classrooms: Understanding A Framework for K–12 Science Education. National Science Teachers Association.

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Jennifer Cauthers, Mahopac Central Schools
ISTE Certified Educator

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