Activity 1: Laptops in Science PMI
Click here to open activity.
Activity 2: Investigating OneNote as an option or "electronic exercise books"
The files below are OneNote packages. Each package contains a number of examples of tried and tested activities that integrate the use of technology in Science. The files are available in a number of formats to ensure that they can be opened regardless of the version of OneNote you have available.
OneNote 2010 single file package - this is the only version where the linked files will actually open.
OneNote 2007 - section 1 (linked files will not open but links to web based resources work)
OneNote 2007 - section 2 (linked files will not open but links to web based resources work)
pdf of OneNote Notebook (linked files will not open but links to web based resources work)
Activity 3: Using Goole docs to share experiment results
Open the sample google docs below, then contribute to the discussion forum below.
- Experiment on investigating variation within species
- Results of experiment on effect of salt and antifreeze on boiling point of water
Practical work in a 1:1 laptop environment
Some equipment worth purchasing:
- long USB cable
- clip on
- built in microphone
- no additional software (drivers) required
- Is additional software (drivers) required? Do the students have administrator rights to their computer?
- easy to use
- will they connect to the student laptops (again, sofware issue)
- Is it possible to save the data in a format that can be opened on the student laptops if you cannot load additional software.
Microphone + headphone kits:
- hygiene considerations.
- USB connection
Topic: Impact of laptops on Science Education
Impact of laptops on Science education
What's changed since your students were issued with their own laptop computer? What are you doing differently? What are your students doing differently? Do you have any tips for other teachers strating out in a 1:1 laptop environment?