CHAPTER 17

Digital Resources Versus Cognitive Tools: A Discussion of Learning Science with Technology

Nancy Butler Songer

University of Michigan

Over the past two decades, computers and network technologies have become commonplace in many aspects of our work and personal lives. Despite widespread use of technology by scientists across many disciplines, computers and network technologies are often underutilized and poorly integrated into core science education activities in K–16 classrooms. How can this underutilization be explained? This chapter discusses research studies associated with technological tools for learning science relative to meaningful use of technologies in science classrooms. In particular, the chapter presents a framework ...

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