June 28 – July 1, 2015
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.
Tuesday, June 30
Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry
Using a simple web-based authoring portal, teachers customize middle and secondary classroom activities using open source models.
The use of Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry (ITSI) promotes higher-order thinking skills through the 5E’s model of learning (engage, explore, explain, evaluate, and elaborate). Every activity showcases a STEM career and relates the learning to the global job market. The ITSI portal is online and retains all student inquiry-based work with models and probes. Teachers observe all student work in the form of online reports that can be sorted by individual or classroom responses. Teachers participate in an online Professional Learning Community to share and peer review all teacher-created activities.