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Technology Integration for Middle School Science Inquiry

Integrating technology into middle school science classrooms includes more than using apps. Enhancing a foundation for inquiry in science learning occurs most effectively when the technology tool and use is aligned with learning objectives. This collection includes ideas and the rationale for effectively using technology to enhance inquiry skills in the middle school science classroom.
A Collection By Marilaine deGuia
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Technology Integration for Middle School Science Inquiry
  • Marilaine deGuia says:
    As an instructional technology specialist, I referred to this research article to help clarify the misunderstandings in technology integration in the science classroom. It helps show effective measures in ensuring technology integration facilitates science inquiry skills.
  • Marilaine deGuia says:
    WISE is my favorite resource for getting students to participate in collaborative exploration of science topics! WISE is a free, online platform that engages students in the methods of real scientists through curriculum and activities.
  • Web Adventures

    Website
    webadventures.rice.edu
    webadventures.rice.edu
    Marilaine deGuia says:
    My students loved it when I integrated medical and forensic science in my science instruction! This online resource from Rice University uses gaming environments to promote middle school science inquiry and learning.
  • Marilaine deGuia says:
    I use this site to get students interested in STEM! This video series from PBS encourages students to participate and view design challenges. Students can also learn how to build fun STEM based engineering projects such as a zip line, blimp jet, a dance pad and more!
  • Wildlab

    Website
    thewildlab.org
    thewildlab.org
    Marilaine deGuia says:
    Teach ecology and want students to participate in real-world data collection? This online collaborative program has students collect, analyze, and share data for real-world ecology research.
  • Marilaine deGuia says:
    I use this article from the National Science Teachers Association as my comprehensive guidebook on technology tools for science teaching! It provides a comprehensive overview of technology tools that effectively enhance science inquiry instruction. The best practices of including digital imaging, simulations, probeware, and geotechnology experiences is deeply discussed.
  • Marilaine deGuia says:
    This is a great profile of a middle school science classroom inquiry project! This class is investigating tubing in Colorado as a fun and safe activity. Students do field investigations, collect data, and further use technology to create infographics.
  • Marilaine deGuia says:
    Their simulations are the best and you can embed some of them on your teacher sites! PhET is a repository from the University of Colorado of free, research-based activities and interactive simulations. The activities and simulations can be completed by students individually or in groups or used as demonstrations by the teacher.