The Digital Teaching Materials are Utilized for the Science Education at a Japanese Elementary School
Masuo Murai, Kanazawa Seiryo University, Japan ; Hitoshi Nakagawa, National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan ; Yuki Kobayashi, Kanazawa City Kosaka Elementary School, Japan ; Kyoko Iwasaki, Nanao City Tokuda Elementary School, Japan ; Nobuhito Matsuno, Kanazawa University, Japan ; Kunio Iijima, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The experiments and the observations are very important in the subject of science at elementary school. However, it is difficult for children to observe everything in an experiment. It is effective to show them the digital teaching materials in such a case. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) played a vital role in development and spread of digital teaching materials available for the class of science. The number of contents of digital teaching materials which JST has developed amounts to 40000 in total. In this report, we explain about “Science network” which JST has developed. We discuss some practical examples of using the digital teaching materials at an elementary school, and conclude that it is effective to use them in science education.
Murai, M., Nakagawa, H., Kobayashi, Y., Iwasaki, K., Matsuno, N. & Iijima, K. (2009). The Digital Teaching Materials are Utilized for the Science Education at a Japanese Elementary School. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 73-78). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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