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There is a wide variety of
. There are books available for purchase and equipment from various vendors. All of this will be covered in this Wiki over time. To keep with the theme of the Wiki an approach of introducing resources that are free and inexpensive will be the starting point. Remember that
ware can be used in
, math, computer courses, and engineering. Students learning using 21st century skills will be best engaged if they are allowed to cross the disciplines. This will result in a better understanding of relationships between disciplines and the real world.
ware also allows students to work in a collaborative effort as they problem solve, analyze, and hypothesize.==
The Concord Consortium ITSI Portal
What an outstanding organization serving up first class resources! While they do not supply the
ware, they do provide interface software support for all brands of
ware. There is also support for both Mac and Windows. If you don't have any
ware, no problem, they even have cheap soutions on how to make your own. They recommend this process of creating your own
ware as a student project. The Concord Consortium has created over 100 activities that incorporate probes and models for middle school physical
, and life
. Included in these 100 activites are also lessons in High School biology, chemistry, and physics. These are outstanding, well thought out units, that give the teacher all the needed resources to facilitate real student learning. The lessons incorporate both on-line models and the java interface for
ware. All lessons are made up of models,
activities, or a combination along with supporting documents and on-line activities. Students will be engaged in designing inquiry based
activities that use computational models and real time data. Probes facilitate activities involving voltage, light, relative humidity, motion, pressure, and force. With the do-it-yourself
ware kits allow students to build simple, inexpensive circuits that measure more than 14 different parameters. Models include activities such as atomic scale, global warming, circuits, and seismic eruptions. The included portal provides an area for teacher account set up and for class and student log in. The ingenious interface allows for teachers to monitor student progress online as they work individually and in collaborative groups. Best of all, it is free and has been made possible by the people at the Concord Consortium and the National
Foundation. Take a look at the links providing you access to the immense amount of resources available. You will be impressed with this outstanding program that supports
ware and models!
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