NSTA 2009



NSTA / ISTE:  Integrating Technology into the Classroom

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Description:  The National Education Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) provide a map for what 21st century students should be able to do.  This session will demonstrate how teachers can effectively integrate technology seamlessly into the science classroom.  From the one computer classroom to a 1:1 situation, you will see how to make use of different technologies.  We will share some best practices and handouts with ideas. 

Digitizing the Science Classroom – Prepare Students for the Global Society

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Description:  Today’s students are innovative and understand how to communicate and collaborate in their personal lives.  This session will show you how to capitalize on these characteristics and bring your classroom into the 21st century putting your curriculum into students’ hands the way they live their lives.  Students already have the toys, come see how to put them to use.

Wikis for Students and Teachers in Science

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Description:  Hands On!  Come and set up your wiki.  You will learn how to create and maintain a wiki including adding images, links, and audio.  Return to your classroom with a resource already in place to be used with your science curriculum and instructional strategies.

Podcasting for Students and Teachers in Science

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Description: Hands On! Come and create your own Podcasts, learn the details of publishing and subscribing to Podcasts, and gain new ideas for how to use Podcasting in your classroom.  Participants will create a podcast and post it to a wiki during this session.

Student Voices on Technology in Science

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Description:  Join the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in a unique panel discussion.  Teachers will be joined virtually by their students to discuss and demonstrate best practices on using technology in the science classroom.  Take a peak into what students think about the use of technology in the classroom.   During the discussion, panelists will:  explore the current research on technology in education; demonstrate how to create tech savvy opportunities with limited resources; and explain the impact technology has on teaching and learning.  This session will include Q&A of both teachers and students. 

Emerging Technologies in the Science Classroom

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Description:  Hands On!  Web 2.0 provides many opportunities to transform the digital learning environment.  This session will explore how to use the latest web 2.0 tools available including Google Docs, del.icio.us, and more.    Participants will have the opportunity to get involved from the student perspective.

Using Technology to Break the Traditional Mold of a Laboratory Report

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Description:  Do your students write lab reports? We will show you how to use technology with students that will change the face of the traditional science lab report.  Research and problem solving are important skills students learn in science.  Using technology alongside these activities turns them into 21st century skills.