ABSTRACT

In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on STEM education in the United States, fueled by evidence that young learners’ competencies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are falling behind those of their global peers.

Scholars and practitioners are beginning to utilize the new pedagogical opportunities offered by mobile learning to improve the successes of teachers and K-12 students across STEM subjects. Mobile Learning and STEM: Case Studies in Practice is a comprehensive collection of case studies that explore mobile learning’s support of STEM subjects and that utilize mobile technology to facilitate unique and effective K-12 teaching and learning experiences. In addition to its focus on STEM achievement for researchers, this volume is a resource for teachers working to implement mobile learning initiatives into their classrooms.

Mobile Learning and STEM also includes research that is applicable to classrooms in nations around the world, where few students from underrepresented racial and socioeconomic backgrounds are entering into STEM jobs. Concluding with a summary of its research and its implications to future scholarship and practice, this book is a springboard for practitioners, specialists, higher education instructors, and researchers who want to establish better practices in schools and raise student achievement in STEM subjects.

chapter

Introduction

ByHelen Crompton, John Traxler

chapter 1|16 pages

Mobile Learning and STEM

First Experiences in a Senior High School in Ghana
ByMargarete Grimus, Martin Ebner

chapter 3|14 pages

Evaluating the Use of Mobile Technology in Math Education

A Case Study
ByChristina Gitsaki, Matthew A. Robby

chapter 5|16 pages

Learning to See with a Different Eye

Using the Cameras on Mobile Phones and PDAs in Science Teaching and Learning
ByJocelyn Wishart, Sakunthala Yatigammana Ekanayake, James Fernandes

chapter 6|17 pages

Supporting Mobile Learning and Citizen Science Through iSpot

ByWill Woods, Kevin McLeod, Janice Ansine

chapter 7|12 pages

Creating Concept-Driven Videos to Promote Autonomous Learning

ByAlissa K. Carter

chapter 8|27 pages

Ecomobile

Designing for Contextualized STEM Learning Using Mobile Technologies and Augmented Reality
ByAmy Kamarainen, Shari Metcalf, Tina Grotzer, Chris Dede

chapter 9|14 pages

Project Outbreak

Take Biology Out of the Classroom and Into the World
ByFarah Bennani, Kae Novak

chapter 11|12 pages

Mobile Learning With A Remotely Operated Science Laboratory

ByDonggil Song, Paul Kim

chapter 13|14 pages

A New Approach to Mathematics Learning K–12 in Turkey

ByGonca Telli Yamamoto, Emre Firat

chapter 14|12 pages

Integrating Two Technologies

Tablets and Teaching
ByJarek Sierschynski

chapter 15|10 pages

Embodied Learning on the Edge of Mobile

ByMattias Davidsson

chapter 16|11 pages

A Case Study of Synchronous Collaboration in Middle School Math

ByBillie Jean Holubz

chapter 18|10 pages

Mobile Learning for Online Practical Science Modules in Higher Education

ByVictoria Nicholas

chapter 20|10 pages

Towards Mobilizing Mathematics via Gamification and Mobile Applications

ByFerial Khaddage, Christoph Lattemann

chapter 21|12 pages

Conclusion

Mobile Learning and STEM – Challenges, Conclusions, and Perspectives
ByJohn Traxler, Helen Crompton