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NSTA Releases Technology-Based Teaching Resource for Middle and High School Science Teachers

Posted Jan 11, 2008
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The National Science Teachers Association has released a new book, Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom. NSTA's new title is intended to “open your mind to technology's potential,” according to the announcement.

The featured technologies in the book range from the easy to master, such as digital cameras, to the more complex, like probeware and geographic information systems. Each chapter includes a summary of current research on technology's effectiveness in the classroom; best practice guidelines drawn from research and practitioner literature; and innovative ideas for teaching with the particular technology.

Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom offers new concepts for technology-based teaching strategies to stimulate teachers’ thinking while deepening their students' engagement in science. The book was written by a collaboration of science teachers and educators and reviewed by over 200 teachers before publication. The book was developed with funds from NSF grant #0540041.

Randy L. Bell is an associate professor of science education in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. A former middle and high school science teacher, he has been recognized as the National Association for Research in Science Teaching's Early Career Researcher of the Year. Julie Gess-Newsome is the J. Lawrence Walkup Distinguished Professor of Science Education at Northern Arizona University and director of NAU's Center for Science Teaching and Learning. She previously taught high school biology and general science for eight years. Julie Luft, a professor of science education at Arizona State University-Tempe, was also a middle and high school life sciences and physical science teacher.

As with most NSTA Press titles, you can browse sample pages of this new title free at the NSTA Science Store Website at

For additional information or to purchase Technology in the Secondary Science Classroom and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store at The 125-page book is priced at $24.96 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $19.96.

Source: National Science Teachers Association,

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