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Thursday, January 10 • 9:30am - 11:30am
How to Use ICT and Social Media in Chemistry Education (34)

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This presentation is a collection of different approaches how to use new technology and social media in chemistry education. The school is changing, the teaching is facing a new era, and the old paradigms of pedagogy are falling. Students and pupils are using more and more ICT-tools (smartphones, laptops) especially outside the school. We find new ICT- tools for learning, virtual environments and augmented reality. The new era demands to empower students to think critically, communicate widely and work collaboratively with new tools. These changes in everyday and working life and, moreover in learning and working environments are forcing teachers to learn how to use ICT tools in teaching and learning. Here are some examples:
Using concept maps in learning chemistry. In chemistry we use a lot of very strictly defined concepts. Connections between different concepts are crucial in understanding those concepts. Collecting different concepts during and after lessons and combinding them earlier learned concepts with a special program and tool created for creating concept maps.
Teacher´s blog supporting learning/teaching and teacher´s own reflection. During certain courses I keep teacher´s blog for students. Those who are absent can focus better on lesson´s issues, for the others the blog collect ideas risen during discussions. Sometimes with photos, useful links and summaries. The blog makes possible to reflect teacher´s own actions and helps to improve lessons for next courses.
Using 3D-modeling programs to visualize microscopic items (molecules) and events (reactions). Modeling is a crucial part of the modern chemistry education. Using programs like MarvinSketch, Avogadro or ChemSketch or webpages like molview.org you can make 3D-models of molecules, or create animations of chemical reactions using ChemSense Animator -program. 



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Ari Myllyviita

Lecturer, Teacher educator, Viikki Teacher Training School of Inuversity of Helsinki
Author, Book writer - the first editable high school chemistry e-book in the world. | ICT, social media and e-mentoring specialist. | Creator of the biggest chemistry teachers´ network (CoP) in Finland.


Thursday January 10, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Physics West SR1 (103)