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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Peggy Taylor.en
dc.contributor.authorHalsey, Shawna Deeen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:37:57Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:37:57Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1415en
dc.description.abstractVocabulary forms the foundation for understanding scientific content and concepts. For students to be successful in science, they need to develop a working knowledge of the terminology. This requires the student to make the shift from simply reciting a word's definition or picking the definition from a group of phrases to using the terminology to express ideas and explain reasoning both verbally and in writing. In this study, a group of students collaboratively developed a website that was used as an instructional tool. This "wiki" allowed students to build their understanding of the science vocabulary and to develop their understanding of the science concepts as they created an online glossary and discussed content related questions online. The quantitative data did not clearly indicate that a wiki, as it was used in this study, was a consistently effective tool for increasing student understanding of science vocabulary and content. However, qualitative evidence indicated that using the current technologies available as part of science instruction engaged students and increased their interest level and enthusiasm for science.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, Graduate Schoolen
dc.subject.lcshScience Study and teaching.en
dc.subject.lcshWikis (Computer science).en
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Primary.en
dc.titleTime to wiki : a tool to build students' science vocabularyen
dc.typeProfessional Paperen
dc.rights.holderCopyright Shawna Dee Halsey 2012en
thesis.catalog.ckey1954909en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Elisabeth Swanson; Frankie Jacksonen
thesis.degree.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en
thesis.degree.genreProfessional Paperen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage87en
mus.relation.departmentIntercollege Programs for Science Education.en_US


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