Andrew Zucker

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Senior Research Scientist
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About Me (Bio): 
Andy Zucker is co-PI on two projects: Piloting Graph Literacy Activities in Maine, and SmartGraphs. He has experience as an education researcher, evaluator, and software developer. Andy is the author of two books on technology, including Transforming Schools with Technology: How Smart Use of Digital Tools Helps Achieve Six Key Education Goals (Harvard Education Press, 2008). He is a former math and science teacher and was a member of the editorial panel of the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education for three years.
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Concord Consortium
08/15/2009

SmartGraphs activities run in a web browser; there is no software to download or install. SmartGraphs allows students to interact with on-screen graphs to learn about linear equations, the motion of objects, population dynamics, global warming, or other STEM topics that use scatter plots or line graphs. Teachers and students may also use and share existing activities, which are released under a Creative Commons license (see http://www.concord.org/projects/smartgraphs#curriculum).

Concord Consortium
10/01/2012

The goal of this project is to develop and pilot test a limited number of free computer-based instructional activities that improve student graph comprehension, aimed especially at science students in grades 7 and 8. Because of growing interest in use of online resources for teaching and learning, this work is potentially transformative for a wide range of audiences, including teachers, students, researchers, and the developers and publishers of instructional materials across vSTEM areas and grades.