Vol. 7, No. 3 • May 2000
Technology's harvest: growing students who know how to think
by Joe Huber

Discusses the challenges of stimulating the thinking process of science students. Relates that Greenwood Middle School in Greenwood, IN, is on a six-year instructional materials adoption cycle, so by the end of the cycle the material could be outdated. Notes that a facilitator could spend hours on the Internet searching for up-to-date materials and still wonder if all the links selected will be safe, or if the site will be there when the learner needs it. Says that their solution was a combination of textbooks, CD-ROMs, and Science Brainium ($750 per year), an online component. States that Science Brainium is prepackaged, reliable, and the links have been reviewed so they do not lead to offensive material. Adds that Science Brainium can be accessed from any location, is easily customizable for each individual learner, and runs on an Internet browser.
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