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Created By: Kienna Knowles

Course: EDUC 6663-T1002 Integrating Technology In The Curriculum (Part 1)

Course Instructor: Dr. Ashraf Esmail

Technology Standard 3: Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum

Program Outcome: S3.2: Use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students.

Rationale: The Internet, along with other digital resources, are frequently used to support learning strategies and objectives. This learner supports that using digital resources is an excellent method to support traditional teaching strategies. In the following activity, this learner participated in a course discussion in which students posted Internet and digital resources that were suitable to support learner-centered strategies. In this positing, several web sites are provided to support writing in the Science content area. The sites are easy to follow, student-friendly, and adaptable for all types of learners and thinkers. More Importantly, the sites support digital age learning.

Title: Discussion Posting (Web site That Improve Science Writing)

The following 4 web sites are geared towards improving student writing in the area of science.

Site 1: Internet resources for scientific writing.

http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/ci/31/special/02sb_inet.html

The above site was developed by the American Chemical Society to provide students with valuable resources related to scientific writing. The site includes links to several other sites that offer tips, examples and guides to writing about science.

Site 2: A guide to writing in the biological sciences: Practical tips for scientific writing.

http://classweb.gmu.edu/biologyresources/writingguide/PracticalTips.htm

This site provides a list of some common mistakes found in scientific writing. The list has been compiled from professors' and lab instructors' at George Mason University.  

Site 3: LabWrite

http://www.ncsu.edu/labwrite/index_labwrite.htm

This site provides students and teachers with a step-by-step guide for laboratory experiments from pre-lab to lab reports. The site has 4 main navigation tools. The (Pre-lab tab) provides 5 questions that prepare students to get the most out of a laboratory activity and prepare students for writing about the lab results. Following is the (In Lab tab) that serves as a laboratory notebook that enables students to take notes on laboratory procedures and to record data/observations. The notes and data recorded are used for writing the Results and Discussion parts of the laboratory report. The (Post Lab tab) provides a guide for writing laboratory reports. The final link is the (Lab Check tab) that provides help for improving student’s current laboratory report and teach students how to improve their future laboratory reports.

Site 4: Writing Lab Reports and Scientific Papers

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/maderinquiry/writing.html

This site provides students with a detailed description of all the parts of a scientific report. It provides clear examples and shows students the proper and improper responses to each section in a lab report.