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Abstract Title: Impact of Novel Technologies on High School Science Student Identity
Abstract: As classrooms and teaching methods evolve, novel technologies enter a student's educational experience in a plethora of ways. For example, we have seen the increasing use of clicker systems and online homework systems within the classroom context, social media and online video sites outside. To investigate these technologies, we have used data taken from the Sustainability and Gender in Engineering (SAGE) survey to note what kind of novel technologies students are using and how they impact a student's scientific identity.
In particular, we were able to determine the usage of these novel technologies from students who have taken high school Biology, Chemistry and Physics. From here we then examined how students who have used a particular technology perceived their ability to gain knowledge from multiple fields, design and experiment to answer a scientific question, and interpret experimental results.  Implications for future technology adoption and pedagogical reform will be discussed.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jonathan Mahadeo
1433 Banyan Way
Weston, FL 33327
Phone: 9545298987
and Co-Presenter(s)
Zahra Hazari