In this issue, the elementary edition of Science
Class will focus on Internet
Use in the Classroom.
Each theme will be supported by a range of NSTA-approved teaching
resources: news stories, Internet SciLinks, books, and NSTA
The Association of Educational Publishers selected Science
Class as the best E-Mail Newsletter of the Year.
INTERNET USE IN THE
Teachers can use technology to teach science concepts, assess students'
learning, or meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Teaching and technology go hand-in-hand for some educators. Not
all classrooms, however, are created equal. Although some schools
have elaborate plans to equip their students with laptops or wireless
devices this fall, others will struggle to find the financial resources
to integrate technological tools into the classroom.
Because we know that anyone reading Science Class has some
access to the Internet, we used this issue to point you toward several
resourcesSciLinks, news stories, books, and journal articlesto
determine how to implement technology into your classroom. Read
on to see what tools will work best for you!
Boosts Your Curriculum
For time-pressed teachers, the vastness of the Internet is as much
a problem as it is an asset. SciLinks exists to cut the Internet
down to size. SciLinks is a
web-based service from NSTA that provides online content chosen
for selected keywords. Readers of Science Class have linked
to SciLinks materials from the very first issue, but do you know
how these materials are selected, how one can access the targeted
web pages, or whoother than readers of Science Classcan
access the content?
Click here to learn more:
The following links represent some of the most popular keyword
Internet Use in the Classroom in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Service.
Technology can play an important role in all phases of a school's
curriculum. Read several articles that describe how educators are
equipping students with laptops and wireless devices to teach lessons
ranging from Earth science concepts to literary classics.
Click here to read the latest:
Article on Internet Use in the Classroom
The following NSTA journal article provides you with some portfolio
ideas using today's technology.
Click here to read more:
on Internet Use in the Classroom
These NSTA Press books offer SciLinked text, so you can go to the
SciLinks website and receive an annotated listing of as many as
15 web pagesall of which have gone through an extensive review
process conducted by science educators.
Click here to view the list of NSTA Press books with SciLinks:
The Internet, in addition to being an invaluable resource in the
classroom, can help guide teachers to new levels of professional
development. The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) provides
customized pathways to finding information for your teaching and
To learn more, click here:
Write for NSTA's Journals
NSTA members want to read about your teaching experiences. To find
out more, visit:
Science & Children (Grades PreK–5) http://science.nsta.org/enewsletter/2003-08/sc.htm
Join the NSTA Book Club
Our fall theme is books about harvest and the science of fall.
For full details, visit http://www.nsta.org/bookclub.
Data in the Classroom
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