Unique and Compelling Internet Applications:
Integrating Technology into the Classroom

National Educating Computing Conference (NECC)
New Orleans, LA
June 19, 2004

By participating in this hands-on workshop, you will learn how “Unique and Compelling” (U & C) Internet-based curriculum resources can be integrated into the K-12 science and mathematics curriculum to enhance student learning and increase student achievement. Focusing on the use of real-time data and global telecollaborative projects, these curriculum materials engage students in authentic science investigations in which they perform experiments; collect, record and analyze real data; make predictions; and, in effect, become real scientists. Participants will explore projects and resources for a variety of grade levels for science and mathematics that have been recognized by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse, AAAS, NSTA, and others. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between a traditional, an innovative, and a U&C educational resource.
  • Discuss how U & C educational resources promote better problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Discuss how U & C educational resources can enhance student learning and positively impact students.


Introduction to Unique and Compelling Internet Applications

Real-Time Data Adventures on the Internet

From Theory to Practice: The Musical Plates Project

Lunch Explorations:

Solutions for the Tech Deficient Classroom

The Global Classroom - Using the Internet as a Communication Tool

Ask an Expert , Student Publishing, & Primary Sources

The Savvy Cyber Teacher® Professional Development program
The Savvy Cyber Teacher® is a thirty-hour teacher professional development program aimed at helping teachers utilize unique and compelling Internet-based resources to improve student learning in science, mathematics and other disciplines.

  • Savvy Cyber Teacher® Syllabus
  • Sample Implementation Plans/web pages:
    • K-5: Wonderful World of Weather Implementation Web Page
    • 5-8: The Stowaway Adventure Implementation Web Page
    • 9-12: The Musical Plates Implementation Web Page

Related Links

  • Research Publications and Papers
  • National Science Education Standards
  • ISTE National Educational Technology Science Standards
    • Mathematics Standards
    • Science Standards
      • Grades K-4 Standards
      • Grades 5-8 Standards
      • Grades 9-12 Standards


 - Savvy Cyber Teacher®
 - Classroom Projects
 - Download Presentation: NECC2004.ppt
 - Download Handouts:
+ Textbook.pdf
+ Internet.pdf
+ MPlates.pdf
+ earthquakes.xls
+ project.doc
+ genetics.xls

Presenter Information

Joshua Koen
Internet Science Education & Latin American Program Specialist
[email protected]
(201) 216-5045

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