21st Century Skills: ICT – Chemistry
Students translated complex concepts regarding the distinct properties of all forms of matter into ‘student’ language with the objective of becoming the teacher thus developing deeper understanding of chemistry concepts. Students used Microsoft Word and Publisher as word processing tools to increase creative productivity, access, evaluate, process and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources. Furthermore, students engaged with making specific and unique connections to chemistry content standards by sharing information using technology via Wiki spaces and Prezi in a manner that sparks interest while building upon basic to advanced technology skills.
21st Century Skill
ICT – Information Communication Technology – Students apply their understanding and knowledge of chemistry concepts pertaining to prescribed curriculum using technology as a means to not only engage but also to share newfound knowledge. As the teacher expands understanding of available technology, students realize immediate benefits by experiencing a greater degree of ‘buy-in’ to an academic assignment while also further developing their own skills and confidence with the use of new technology.
Teacher & Content Area
Kenneth Durham, Middle School Science
Each of the more than 100 elements of matter has distinct properties and a distinct atomic structure. All forms of matter are composed of one or more of the elements; chemical reactions are processes in which atoms are rearranged into different combinations of molecules; the organization of the periodic table is based on the properties of the elements and reflects the structure of atoms.
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