Using Squeak Etoys in Middle School Information Technology Elective Classes
Christopher Gordon, University of North Carolina Wilmington, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The authentic integration of Information Technology (IT) is rarely conducted in middle and high school classrooms. Squeak Etoys, a computer modeling environment, offered as an elective course has the potential to link STEM concepts together through student produced computer models and simulations strengthening student understanding. Participants will learn basic Squeak Etoys skills and interact with student generated models and simulations that were developed during elective classes. Professional development activities designed to prepare teachers to deliver successful Squeak Etoys elective classes will also be discussed.
Gordon, C. (2013). Using Squeak Etoys in Middle School Information Technology Elective Classes. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4684-4691). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 31, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/48864/.
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