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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 75129–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.1.7
Published: 01 January 2013
...Tim Barko; Troy D. Sadler The educational video game Mission Biotech provides a virtual experience for students in learning biotechnology materials and tools. This study explores the use of Mission Biotech and the associated curriculum by three high school teachers and their students. All three...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 742100–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.2.7
Published: 01 February 2012
...DorothyBelle Poli; Christopher Berenotto; Sara Blankenship; Bryan Piatkowski; Geoffrey A. Bader; Mark Poore The video game SPORE was found to hold characteristics that stimulate higher-order thinking even though it rated poorly for accurate science. Interested in evaluating whether a scientifically...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2005; 679517–518 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451900
Published: 01 November 2005
.../3843823 1717 Gee, J.P. (2003). What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Gee What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy 2003 Johnson, S. (2005). Everything Bad Is Good for You. New York: Riverhead Books. Johnson...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 738449–452 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.5
Published: 01 October 2011
...Jeffrey J. Rozelle; Ann Haley MacKenzie In a time when electronic devices dominate students' free time, students often stop learning in the summer and instead focus on sedentary indoor activities, like video games and television programs. Sociologists have documented that, for some students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793176–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.176
Published: 01 March 2017
... concerns regarding light quality or slow mathematical processing, which were among the main problems with AR technology in the past. For this reason, AR is now more widely used, and new generations of students are learning how to use it in the context of games, which facilitates their ability to interact...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823150–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.150
Published: 01 March 2020
... examples include a 3-D game-based curriculum to teach water quality concepts ( Barab et al., 2009 ), software to help students learn to use concept maps ( Novak, 2003 ) or understand evolution and natural selection ( Zembal-Saul et al., 2002 ), and an online assignment with in-class discussions to support...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818577–581 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.577
Published: 01 October 2019
... then watch short videos of a pathogenic bacterium invading a host cell to identify the behaviors and biological mechanisms (virulence factors) exhibited by the bacterium that make it successful. Day 2 Lesson 2 Student groups build a bacterial prototype expressing virulence factors and then...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817474–478 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.474
Published: 01 September 2019
..., wastefully sending the call for others to join in. Cooperative dragging exists among other species . Showing students a few minutes of a video on the Internet ( MRKNIGHTNDAY, 2012 ) of about 200 ants dragging the body of a lizard leaves no doubt about cooperative dragging aiding group survival. To the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816442–448 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.442
Published: 01 August 2019
...Christine Lotter; Richard Hoppmann; Stephanie Bailey; Nathan Carnes; Daniel A. Kiernan Students in a high school biology class were introduced to the case of “Marcus” (a pseudonym), a high school football player who collapsed on the football field during a game and was rushed to the emergency room...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805365–369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.365
Published: 01 May 2018
... to make the game board Permanent markers to draw on the board (we recommend using at least five colors) Scissors for cutting and adhesive tape for joining the board segments Square carton boxes to use as dice Medium-sized cards to write on or half sheets of paper to print out the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80111–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.11
Published: 01 January 2018
... networks and an educational mycorrhizal-focused video game (Masters thesis). University of British Columbia . Retrieved from https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0319137 Barko, T. , & Sadler, T. D. ( 2013 ). Learning outcomes associated with classroom...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 802124–131 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.2.124
Published: 01 February 2018
... predators is illustrated by pooled class data of survival from predator encounter videos. (D) Over time these processes result in changes in allele frequencies in populations. A thought exercise illustrates how allele frequencies can change in different scenarios. Figure 2. Students collect data during...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 802116–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.2.116
Published: 01 February 2018
... may be accomplished using fast-growing organisms like bacteria or viruses ( Bordenstein et al., 2010 ) or through simulations like computer games (e.g., “Sex and the Single Guppy,” www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/sex/guppy ). Although it has been argued that computer simulations may mimic the scientific...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80121–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.21
Published: 01 January 2018
.... We identify and define five CT concepts within the aforementioned practices that form the foundation of CT: algorithm, abstraction, iteration, branching, and variable. In this lesson, we utilize a game to familiarize students with CT basics, and then use their new CT foundation to design, construct...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798621–625 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.621
Published: 01 October 2017
... together could explain why students frequently identified components of the interactive PowerPoint lecture as their preferred delivery methods, and not the behavior simulation or group work. Students more accustomed to games, simulations, and videos during classroom meetings may respond differently to the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797552–561 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.552
Published: 01 September 2017
... opportunity to actively model and visualize matter transformation and energy accumulation and degradation through the movement of molecular and energy “game pieces.” The activity was designed to help students generate a simplified outline of these two highly complex processes, while reinforcing the principles...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797516–524 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.516
Published: 01 September 2017
... about race: Racial identity theory and white defensiveness in the classroom . SACC Notes , 8 , 14 – 32 . Norton, M. I. , & Sommers, S. R. ( 2011 ). Whites see racism as a zero-sum game that they are now losing . Perspectives on Psychological Science , 6 , 215 – 218 . Nyhan, B...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 795344–349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.344
Published: 01 May 2017
.... , & Rowe, E. ( 2014 ). Scientific inquiry in digital games . In F. Blumberg (Ed.), Learning by Playing: Frontiers of Video Gaming in Education (pp. 246 – 260 ). New York : Oxford University Press . Berk, A. ( 2014 ). Translating NGSS into Classroom Instruction: 5E Planning Tool and Teaching...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.246
Published: 01 March 2017
..., the rove beetle is described as the Devil incarnate; Egypt has a sculpture of a giant scarab; in Albrecht Dürer's Adoration of the Magi , a stag beetle is depicted; the lady-bird is mentioned in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ; a Sega video game is called King of Coleoptera: Bug King ; the Disney...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 794333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.4.333
Published: 01 April 2017
... type of knowledge they seek. In this case they can select “Cells are Complex and Dynamic,” “Cells Communicate,” or “Cells in Perspective.” Short descriptors accompany subcategories under these three headings, leading to interactive games, articles, and videos the student could explore. If the student...