PT3 Now! 202 - Watch in Real Player
We meet teachers and students from Montana involved in this online worldwide science project. We hear what GLOBE is and go in the field with two middle school classes to collect data and then back to the classroom to upload the data.
Introduction - Watch
PT3 NOW! looks at how colleges of education are preparing tomorrow's teachers to use technology. We also visit K-12 schools where technology integration is changing traditional classroom activities.
GLOBE Explained - Watch
Meet teachers and students from Montana involved in GLOBE, an online worldwide science project. In this segment we learn what GLOBE is and explore the collaborative teacher training and planning involved in this project.
Panel Discussion of GLOBE Explained - Watch
The studio panel points out that these teachers are the inheritors of 20 years of wisdom on collaborative projects like GLOBE. Hands-on science isn't new, but today the technology component is being added. The panel also discusses the 'why' behind learning science content.
Hands-On Science - Watch
We go out in the field with two middle school classes to collect data from a community river and then back to the classroom to upload the data to the GLOBE website. The fieldwork and follow-up analysis in the lab took place in a 90-minute block period.
Panel Discussion of Hands-On Science - Watch
The panel addresses the typical barriers that science teachers bring into the mix including classroom management issues, school schedules, access to technology, and access to fieldwork. The panel provides suggestions for implementation of GLOBE projects in various school and pre-service settings. The panel also discusses funding sources including a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant that provided equipment and training, as well as teacher spaghetti nights that raised money for the GLOBE kits.