The idea manager: A tool to scaffold students in documenting, sorting, and distinguishing ideas during science inquiry

Camillia Matuk, Kevin McElhaney, Jennifer King Chen, David Miller, Jonathan Lim-Breitbart, Marcia Linn

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Abstract

The Idea Manager is a tool integrated into the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment to help students collect and organize their ideas before writing explanations. Findings from its implementation in high school science classrooms show how the Idea Manager supported students in articulating and documenting their developing ideas, and helped identify impacts of curriculum materials on students' learning. We describe our design rationale and our planned refinements to the tool, and discuss areas for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
Pages469-470
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Jul 2 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

Name10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period7/2/127/6/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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    Matuk, C., McElhaney, K., Chen, J. K., Miller, D., Lim-Breitbart, J., & Linn, M. (2012). The idea manager: A tool to scaffold students in documenting, sorting, and distinguishing ideas during science inquiry. In 10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings (pp. 469-470). (10th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Future of Learning, ICLS 2012 - Proceedings; Vol. 2).