2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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Using Java Applets to Illustrate Math and Science Concepts

Hirst, Holly         (828) 262-3050
      Associate Professor of Mathematics
      Mathematical Sciences
      Appalachian State University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
Java is a great environment for creating interactive, hands-on activities (sometimes called virtual manipulatives) to illustrate a variety of concepts from math and science. This session will examine several sources of applets and discuss using them in the classroom. Come and learn about existing applet repositories, including those at the Shodor Education Foundation, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. In addition, many software packages are incorporating applet generating routines so that users can create their own applets with little knowledge of java. Two such dynamical modeling packages will be reviewed: Stella and Agent Sheets.

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Session type:
Long presentation (45 minutes)

Time slots:
C3 - Th 4:00 - 4:45

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