Presentation on theme: "Breaking the Mold of the Traditional Lab Report Ben Smith and Jared Mader www.edtechinnovators.com Red Lion Area School District Tuesday, December 31,"— Presentation transcript:
Breaking the Mold of the Traditional Lab Report Ben Smith and Jared Mader Red Lion Area School District Tuesday, December 31, 2013Tuesday, December 31, 2013Tuesday, December 31, 2013Tuesday, December 31, 2013
About Us Ben Smith: Physics Teacher K-12 Science Coordinator Technology Resource Teacher Keystone Technology Integrator Doctoral Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Board of Directors Jared Mader: Director of Technology Former Chemistry Teacher Technology Staff Development Trainer Keystone Technology Integrator Masters Student in Instructional Technology STAR Discovery Educator ISTE Consultant
Schedule Theory and Foundation Hardware / Software Overview Designing an Experiment (Inspiration) Collecting Data - Taking Pictures Collecting Data - Video Capture Collecting Data - Using Probes Collecting Data - Recording Podcasts Recording Data - Use Web 2.0 Tools Writing it Up - Using Templates Q & A
Recommended Reading Wikinomics, Tapscott and Williams The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman MIT Lecture, How People Learn, Bransford, Brown and Cocking Available online:
Core Science Teaching Philosophies Science should be Hands-On (Wheatley) Conceptual Change (Posner, Strike, Hewitt, & Herzog) Peer Instruction (Mazur)
National Educational Technology Standards for Students
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers
Problem Solving & Decision Making What students should know and be able to do to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world... ISTE: NETS-S: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students: identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
Learning Activities Focused on Content Area Linked to National Content Standards Linked to NETS Standards
Equipment Needs Hardware WebCam Otherwise Digital Camera Camera Cards Batteries Card Reader Optional Digital Camcorder Firewire / USB Cable Microphone Probes / Interface Software Office Suite (Google Docs) Word, PPT, Excel Inspiration (Mindomo) Photobooth (Mac only) iMovie / Moviemaker (JumpCut) Audacity Logger Pro / DataStudio
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making Lab Tools What you need Websites to provide labs PowerPoint Inspiration Logger Pro / DataStudio iMovie / MovieMaker Word Excel Internet Access - Web 2.0 Lab Process What our students do The End Product Pre-lab During Lab Post Lab End
Working with Students Provide written or video instructions Quick demonstrations Facilitate class Using Templates Poster Session Lab Reports
Designing Experiments Inspiration - Mind Mapping Cmap / Mindomo - free alternative Web 2.0: MyWebspiration, Mindomo, Mindmeister Give students template Task: Design an experiment examining how air resistance affects falling coffee filters.
Photo Booth / Web Cam Open Photo Booth Set up the shot Click the camera and count to 3 Flip photo if needed Screen Capture - Apple - Shift - 4 Add the Control key, Click and drag
Collecting Data - Taking Pictures Use Photobooth to take pictures Drag to Desktop for later use Task: Take pictures of your equipment and experimental setup
Collecting Data - Video Capture Task: Use PhotoBooth to take video of the experimental runs. The video should show the differences in the runs.
Teacher Notes Record video on the fly - no tapes Have students script their words Use tripod or steady camera position Video first, narrate later
Collecting Data - Using Probes Probes measure more quickly Digitize the data Task: Measure the acceleration of the filters falling; vary the number of filters
Recording Data Google Docs Word Processing, Data Tables, Graphs Wikis - Warehouse of Information Task: Report your data to the Wiki above. Measurement should include number of filters and acceleration measured.
Collecting Data - Podcasting Use Audacity to record observations of this lab Task: Create a podcast of observations
Using Templates - Easier Writeups PowerPoint Poster Session Kiosk (set up transitions) Lab write-up Word Notebook / Tabbed View Inspiration
Digital Notebooks Examine software from Interactive Whiteboards including mimio and Smart Word Template Look online - Circus Ponies Hardware component: Wacom pads
Non Traditional Lab Reports Backwards Design Model Poster Sessions - PowerPoint PowerPoint Inspiration iMovie / MovieMaker iWeb Wikis
Examples Lab Reports Students create a page for every required laboratory section Template can be provided Students Integrate digital media into lab report Poster Session Template Inspiration Excel Writeup Wiki
Post Lab Activities Portfolios and Showing Off Blogging - Telling everyone about it Student to Student Communication Critique each other