26th Oct 2010. The presentation of the final project starts with our group. This is our site and this is the Homepage where users are at first landed before they attempt to explore more.
|Click the link to view the site : https://sites.google.com/site/glowar88/home|
|EXPLORE MORE !!!|
|THE SOLAR SYSTEM : they are using a GOOGLE SITES too.|
|The team members (from left) : Halimah, Adhwa, Umar, Anuar.|
|Advantages of using wikis.|
|From left: Faiz, Izzati, Mahalingam, Woo.|
|The advantages of using Blog.|
|A vodcast by Chris.|
|Group members (from left): Fatin, Syafiq, Dominic (back), Nazwan, Amirul|
My opinions on the use of GOOGLE SITES as a platform to enhance teaching and learning of science:
1) Integrating technology in teaching and learning will certainly enhance the students' excitement and enhance their participation.
2) This particular platform is actually provides ideas for teachers to improve their teaching on certain concepts that can be hardly explain using verbal explanation. For example, it is not that easy to make students visualise the planets orbiting in our solar system. Thus, animation and videos really assist science teachers to show to students about the phenomena takes place.
3) But, still technology has its limitation. It needs an internet connection and thus using an online tool, perhaps remains a dream for teachers who are posted to places where there is no internet connection. Thus, to play safe, I would choose to occupy videos saved in cds and tapes. Even though, these sound a little bit outdated, but it will come in handy anytime at anywhere.
4) It is good to say that technology is an aid. BUT, science as usual needs hands on activities to improve lots of scientific skills. So, it is good to integrate technology, but teachers should never overuse or be too dependent on it as science demands students to master the scientific skills which requires them to be involved in hands on activities. Thus, still we must have the activities in normal science lab to teach students about the basic concepts, such as measuring and handling apparatus as science is all about practicality and applications.