Science Today

Science Today lets users search for articles related to a variety of topics. By tapping the “Lined” button, users can search for articles that were recently posted or are trending. They can also find articles by topic, and topics include: Earth, Life, Space, Sustainability, and Technology. By tapping the “Media” button, users can filter if they wish to find articles that contain text or video. When users find an article of interest, they must tap its headline to access the entire article, which they can share over social media and email by tapping the “Upload” button. Instructional Ideas…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.7
B. Design - 9.5
C. Engagement - 7.3

7.8

Science Today: A Top App for Science

Summary : High-Quality Science Articles for Free!

Science Today lets users search for articles related to a variety of topics. By tapping the “Lined” button, users can search for articles that were recently posted or are trending. They can also find articles by topic, and topics include: Earth, Life, Space, Sustainability, and Technology. By tapping the “Media” button, users can filter if they wish to find articles that contain text or video. When users find an article of interest, they must tap its headline to access the entire article, which they can share over social media and email by tapping the “Upload” button.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When teaching a specific topic, teachers can have students search for articles that relate to the topic using this app. Teachers can then have students read and summarize the article before explaining the connection between the topic taught and the article read. Students can write their explanations using an Office app and/or discuss them verbally.
  2. As a routine activity, teachers can have students find an article in this app that interests them, read it, summarize it, and then explain their interest in the article’s topic.
  3. When reviewing information about a topic for a larger research assignment, teachers can have students search this app for content they can use.
  4. After students become familiar with the types of articles and videos included in this app, teachers can assign students a topic and have them compose an article about it that models the articles and videos in this app. Students can write their article using an Office app and create a video using the TouchCast app. Students can then post their work to a class website.
  5. After reading about a topic in this app, teachers can have students conduct online research to find other sources that verify the claims in the article.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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