Tech Trek: Integration and Presentationby: William J. Sumrall and Regina F. Halpin

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Successful science-fair participants often impress judges with professional-looking displays of their data. Understanding how to use presentation and spreadsheet software to create these displays is a very useful skill. A great way to teach students this skill is to incorporate it into an interdisciplinary computer, math, and science lesson on graphing and collecting data. This type of lesson will also reinforce problem-solving skills and develop students' abilities to graph and interpret data.

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  • on Tue May 31, 2011 10:34 AM

This article extols the wonders of having a white board in your room and also provides an example of an activity about bird flight. This can be a pricey adventure and not all schools can afford multiple white boards for every classroom. The authors then discuss using tablet computers instead which with appropriate and considerably cheaper software and an LCD (which most teachers now have) you can create the same for much less. I was fortunately enough to have both and in truth preferred the cheaper more doable solution. This article might make teachers aware of the alternative to a maybe non attainable whiteboard.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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