Enhancing Chemistry and Physics Courses using a Teacher’s Website
Marc Pedersen, WDM Valley High School, United States ; Sally Beisser, Drake University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The World Wide Web has provided teachers new and innovative ways to enhance their classrooms. Teachers are no longer confined to using textbooks with two-dimensional drawings, but now can show videos and three-dimensional renderings of objects in their classrooms. Students who miss class because of class trips, extra-curricular activities, or sickness are able to log onto the class website, view the day's lessons and see what was missed. Students who forget homework at school due the next day can download the homework assignments directly from the site. Finally, students who don't understand the material presented in the book can read the teacher's own interpretation outside the classroom on their own time. These types of scenarios are not the future waiting to happen, they are happening now-ideas that evolved from a wacky science guy, WackyScienceGuy.com, that is.
Pedersen, M. & Beisser, S. (2005). Enhancing Chemistry and Physics Courses using a Teacher’s Website. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3732-3734). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).