Development and implementation of high school chemistry modules using touch-screen technologies

Maurica S. Lewis, Jinhui Zhao, Jin Kim Montclare

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Abstract

Technology was employed to motivate and captivate students while enriching their in-class education. An outreach program is described that involved college mentors introducing touch-screen technology into a high school chemistry classroom. Three modules were developed, with two of them specifically tailored to encourage comprehension of molecular bonding principles using a chemistry-based iPad app. Feedback-oriented lessons were utilized to pinpoint and address the students learning needs and preferences. Integration of the touch-screen technology with the chemistry curriculum demonstrated favorable results for all people involved: the high school teacher received assistance in the classroom, the college mentors gained experience as well as encouraged the high school students to further pursue chemical education, and the high school students received reinforcement in their chemistry curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1012-1018
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume89
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2012

Keywords

  • Computer-Based Learning
  • Covalent Bonding
  • First-Year Undergraduate/General
  • High School/Introductory Chemistry
  • Lewis Structures
  • Minorities in Chemistry
  • Multimedia-Based Learning
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Valence Bond Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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