Visual Venture: Investigations with Images and Video
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Brown, L.M. & Crayne, S. (2000). Visual Venture: Investigations with Images and Video. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (pp. 89-94). AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/15422.
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology (MSET) 2000
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In this paper, we describe an educational software tool, which allows students to take measurements on images and videos. Students become scientists as they measure, collect and analyze data from a wide range of imagery. We will describe two major emphases of this work. First of all, as a corollary to scientific image processing software, this program was fundamentally designed as a general, open-ended tool for investigation. Students have the opportunity to learn the scientific process first hand. We discuss the relationship of this software to scientific tools, the potential for true inquiry-based learning, and the associated issues and problems that occurred in bringing this to the classroom. Our second emphasis in this work was to create a tool, which could be used for curriculum development and interdisciplinary learning. The software exploits the recent availability to students and teachers of an extraordinary plethora of scientific images and videos. This allows content to correspond closely to a specific curriculum, to pertinent events and to student and teacher interest. We detail several ways that curriculum specialists and teachers can take advantage of the wealth of imagery that is currently accessible. Lastly, we briefly describe the evolution of the software and the feedback we have received from students, teachers, and curriculum/technology specialists.
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