As a science teacher, we have unique challenges and unique opportunities at the same time when it comes to technology. Each teacher has different resources available. Some schools have 1:1 chromebook/lapbook/iPads and each student has access to terrific web resources. Yep, I’m jealous too.
And there’s the school I worked at as a long term sub. We had no running water in our lab classroom and I had the students wash their microscope slides in the water fountain. I had one projector and a nonfunctional desktop attached (which I figured out to detach and brought my own computer). And that’s it. The chalkboard was even broken and I had to wait until November to get it replaced and the new one replaced. There was no science budget that year, not even for gloves or simple lab supplies and I bought everything myself from a dollar store.
But even with just the projector, I was able to incorporate some technology resources like great web animations to help my students understand the concepts better. Fortunately, most schools have a budget and technology resources somewhere in between these two extremes. And there are so many great ideas out there on how to use technology to help your students learn about science and understand science better! Below, you can find links to many great blog posts from science teachers around the web and how they use technology to further their students’ education.