Interactive 3D Modeling and Simulation
Today’ generation of learners is motivated by instruction rich in the high resolution graphics, video, and audio found in many interactive games and multi-user virtual environments. Research on the use of computers and technology in STEM instruction shows that when combined with hands-on and inquiry-based activities and reflective analysis, interactive technology is particularly effective in promoting understanding. The 3D technology that is the centerpiece of this fellowship enables learners to bridge the gap between 2D representations of STEM concepts and real-world applications. Sandre Lane will create and incorporate an i3D object into an existing or original lesson plan/unit. In addition, she will provide professional development on integrating i3D into instruction within her school, district and across the region and may collaborate virtually with other teachers using i3D technology.
Carver Middle School
Scotland County Schools
Louis McIntyre, Robeson Community College
National Science Foundation Noyce II Grant