HP Technology for Teaching Higher Education Grant Recipient:
The use of HP mobile technology along with a distributed based interaction system, empowers the teaching and learning of circuits and electric systems, in 8th Grade classes, improving the interaction between students and teachers.
Through this Project the students are expected to:
• Understand the structure and functioning of the circuits, systems and electric installations. Students will be able to:
• Identify the function of the elements and the electric components
• Use the appropriate symbols to represent circuits and electric installations.
• Analyze electric systems by identifying the relations between structure and functioning.
• Use measuring tools of electric magnitudes.
• Project, build and test circuits and electric installations. Students will be able to:
• Analyze technical specifications.
• Select and dimension components.
• Design and represent circuits that fulfill the posed specifications.
• Build, test, detect failures and make the designed circuits ready.
• Develop abilities to collaboratively solve problems of circuit and electric installation design. Students will be able to:
• Analyze problems by suggesting and representing alternative solutions.
• Share the solutions with their mates and/or with the teacher by justifying the decisions made in the design.
• Analyze their mate’s solutions by giving arguments
• Modify their designs by including improvements
• Develop abilities to learn in virtual environments, either on-site or off-site. Students will be able to:
• Use the computer to represent and simulate circuits and electric installations designs
• Analyze the results of the simulations in order to improve the designs.
• Use mobile technologies to get information “on site”, store it and process it.
• Value the use of informatics’ tools of distributed interaction as mean of communication and shared decision-making.