THE USE OF OPPORTUNITIES OF ICT IN THE TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING CHEMISTRY

TitleTHE USE OF OPPORTUNITIES OF ICT IN THE TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING CHEMISTRY
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsZhikina, I, Portjanskaya, I
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume1
Start Page120-124
Date PublishedAugust/2007
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 498772
Keywordscomputer programs, multimedia lessons, virtual chemistry
Abstract

In present situation rather difficult problem of motivation of pupils to studying chemistry stands in front of the teacher. We consider, that new pedagogical technologies, particularly integration of chemistry and infotechnology, helps teacher to create sufficient base of chemical knowledge. Summarizing a five years' experience on application of opportunities of ICT in a technique of teaching chemistry in our school it is possible to mark out some perspective directions of its application in general educational classes and classes with the profound studying of chemistry and infotechnology: 1) multimedia courses for 8-11 classes on the basic themes of the state program; 2) use of ready training programs and virtual textbooks on Estonian, Russian and English languages that gives additional integration in subjects; 3) performance of virtual practical works on some complex and abstract themes; 4) the interactive control and self-checking of knowledge of pupils, preparation for subject Olympiads and quizzes; 5) a feedback with pupils and their parents by means of e-mail, web-sites, forums and electronic register; 6) practical research of pupils. Analyzing done work and the reached results it is possible to follow dynamics of change of motivation, progress and priority of the future profession on the basis of results of diagnostic questioning of pupils in gymnasium.
The developed technique is tested not only in one gymnasium, but it was also repeatedly offered at city and republic conferences and courses of teachers of natural-science subjects where it has received a high estimation of colleagues and of the Department of Education of Estonia.

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