Supporting Students Who Struggle with Science
In a series of science information briefs entitled Using Technology to Support Struggling Students in Science, experts from the National Center for Technology Innovation examine five different dimensions of science learning, the areas that may be challenging for struggling students, and how technology tools can help.
Take a look at the briefs, which advocate using activities that mirror real-life tasks, here:
- 'Doing' Science Like a Scientist
- Student Engagement and Identity with Science
- Science Literacy, Vocabulary and Discourse
- Visualizations, Representation and Modeling
- Questions, Argumentation and Use of Evidence
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