Software Support Tools for Earth Science Caroline Cooney
Et Tech 541-4202
Boise State University, summer 2015
Description & Connection to Earth & Space Science
Relative Advantage of Using Tool in Earth & Space Science
Teacher and student alike can create presentations for sharing, learning, and collaborating. Both tools can be used for collaboration and sharing knowledge.
Relative advantage is that students and teachers can easily create and share eye catching presentations.
Saves paper, students determine how best to share information/knowledge. Students can learn a new skill.
Data Collection and Analysis Tools
Teacher can easily survey students on lessons and class. Helps to inform teacher for future planning.
Quickly and easily compiles data from surveys into easy to read and understand information. Saves time.
Teacher can survey students, check attendance and other important statistics to work with school administrators and family to help student reach potential.
Compiles important statistics in one location to help student and teacher.
Testing and Grading Tools:
Allows teacher to track grades, and student to view grades.
Easily stay on track of student progress, allows student and parents track progress.
Saves time by storing test questions in a “bank” for easy access.
Create graphs of data from labs.
Saves time, teaches new skill.
In earth science, sometimes I will have students create Piktocharts on different topics, and then share them with the class to help everyone learn. Students comment on at our class website.
Free, produces infographics to help teacher and student communicate in formation.
Easy, free, professional looking.
Teacher and student can easily share information.
Create concept maps including images and words
Helps students organize information and connect ideas.
Students and teachers easily create word clouds. Helps visually organize big ideas on a topic in Earth Science.
Planning and Organizing Tools
High Quality lesson, information, tutorials on a variety of earth science topics.
Allows teacher to organize information and share with students.
Allows teachers to organize information all in one location.
Can share information.
Research and Reference Tools:
On line glossary of meteorological tools
Allows student quick access to weather terms
A great tool for earth science to help students’ geography skills. Important for finding earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes,etc.
Interactive and full of information not readily available on a map.
On line glossary of volcanic term.
Allows students to see definition and see a picture to help understanding