Integrating instructional technologies in a local watershed investigation with urban elementary learners

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TitleIntegrating instructional technologies in a local watershed investigation with urban elementary learners
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBodzin, AM
JournalJournal of Environmental Education
Volume39
Issue2
Pagination47 - 58
Date Published2008/12/01/
ISBN Number0095-8964
KeywordsAfter School Programs, AWB2, ecology, educational technology, environmental education, Geography, Grade 4, Include2, Information Technology, Maps, NCH, Program Effectiveness, Reviewed, Reviewed2, Science Activities, Student Attitudes, Urban Areas, water
AbstractThe author describes an after-school science club program for urban 4th-grade students that integrated instructional technologies to investigate a pond ecosystem in the local schoolyard. The author conducted a design-based evaluation study to examine the effectiveness of the program in promoting environmental attitudes and understandings of the local watershed. Students used Web-based GIS maps and Google Earth visualizations to understand the geographic nature of their watershed. Results indicate that participation in the long-term pond investigation enhanced environmental attitudes, promoted a sense of environmental stewardship, and fostered responsible environmental behavior. (Contains 1 table.)
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Short TitleJournal of Environmental Education