Using Technology to Support Struggling Students: Visualization, Representation and Modeling

In an increasingly complex world, all students need to be scientifically literate. While some students may go on to pursue advanced careers in the sciences, basic scientific literacy is critical for all students. All students need to understand what it means to think like a scientist, and how to evaluate information that is called "scientific". Many of the careers of the future will require that students have the ability to collaborate and solve problems using STEM skills. Struggling students are no exception — they will need the same types of knowledge and skills, and will often require additional supports to be successful.
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Article
Common Core State Standards: 
Model with Mathematics
Reason Abstractly
Instructional Strategies: 
Modeling
Visual Representations
Supporting Struggling Students: 
Universal Design for Learning
Assistive Technology

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