Linking Science and Technology to Personal Experience with Hurricane Katrina
Linda Haynes, University of West Georgia, United States ; Brenda Litchfield, John Dempsey, Monica Hunter, Hans Gray, Laura Gray, Vaughn Millner, University of South Alabama, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
During a high school/university collaboration, students learned several science and information technology topics related to hurricanes and produced a multimedia documentary of personal experiences with Hurricane Katrina. The purpose of this project was to motivate students to study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics by linking the learning activities to personal experiences with Hurricane Katrina. In addition, this project allowed students to participate in constructive activities that can help with feelings of stress and hopelessness. This project also provided an opportunity for graduate teacher education students to collaborate and conduct research with the university faculty and high school students in a technology-enhanced learning environment.
Haynes, L., Litchfield, B., Dempsey, J., Hunter, M., Gray, H., Gray, L. & Millner, V. (2007). Linking Science and Technology to Personal Experience with Hurricane Katrina. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 613-620). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).