Teaching with Laptops

Karen Reynolds

College of Education
San Jose State University

San Jose, California

New technology, such as the laptop computer, benefits science educators in two major ways. Technology expands our choices for teaching and facilitating learning in science, and it also provides opportunities to reflect on effective teaching practice. The 1999 Toshiba/NSTA Laptop Learning Challenge precipitated descriptions of the many ways teachers integrate lightweight portable computers in K–12 science and mathematics, in both schools and informal science education settings. Twenty exemplary lessons were selected to share through the NSTA Web site and a CD-ROM. If you are a science methodology instructor, an in-service professional development facilitator, or a teacher reflecting on your own teaching practice, the following ideas and activities can help make constructive use of the exemplary lessons.

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