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Change Thinking for Global Science: Fostering and Evaluating Inquiry Thinking About the Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

Project Summary

During the lifetimes of our current middle and high school students, it is likely that our planet will undergo more anthropogenic change than it has during all of human history to date. The project is utilizing a learning progression approach for the systematic design of coordinated curriculum, tool, and assessment products focused on climate change biology. This work will provide an empirical and theoretical basis for critical concept development about the impacts of climate change on living systems.

Research Questions

Author/Presenter: 
Nancy Butler Songer
Philip Myers
James H. Beach
Vanessa L. Peters
Year: 
2010

Blogs: Enhancing links in a professional learning community of science and mathematics teachers

Author/Presenter: 
Loving, C. C.
Schroeder, C.
Kang, R.
Shimek, C.
Herbert, B.
Year: 
2007
Short Description: 
Loving, C. C., Schroeder, C., Kang, R., Shimek, C., & Herbert, B. (2007). Blogs: Enhancing links in a professional learning community of science and mathematics teachers. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education [Online serial], 7(3). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol7/iss3/maintoc.cfm.

Best Practices for Metrics Collection and Analysis

 

This report provides recommendations and best practices suggestions for the use of metricsin digital library project evaluation, formulated by the National Science Digital Library(NSDL) Metrics Working Group.

In this document, we provide an overview of which metrics are useful for assessing digitallibrary activities, make recommendations on how to collect those metrics, and provide examples of how to use collected metrics in larger evaluation efforts.

Author/Presenter: 
Lightle, K.
Almasy, E.
Barbato, L.
Clark, S.
George, Y.
Hsi, S.
Lowe, C.
MacKinney, P.
McIlvain, E.
Year: 
2010
Resource Type: 
Tool

Effective Computer-Based Curricula

Day: 
Thu

What have we learned about designing computer-based materials that transform science education? What do we need to investigate? How can we collaborate to stimulate change?

Date/Time: 
1:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Session Type: 
PI-organized Discussion

Synopsis
How can we sustain and improve our innovations to promote lifelong science learning? What have we learned about designing computer-based materials that transform science education? What are open questions and promising directions? How can we collaborate to stimulate change? What strategies and revenue streams will lead to sustainability of promising innovations?

Using Scientific Data Sets to Teach STEM Topics, Support Student Learning, and Develop an Understanding about the Nature of Science

Day: 
Thu

The session provides an overview of and stimulates discussion about current DR K-12 projects initiating STEM classroom uses of scientific data sets using geospatial technologies and data visualizations.

Date/Time: 
9:45 am to 11:45 am
Session Type: 
PI-organized Discussion
Session Materials: 

The purpose of this session is to engage participants in discussing and sharing strategies for designing classroom uses of data sets and visualization technologies, including large archives and portals of geospatial data sets, data from field sites, Web-based graphing and data analysis tools, and technologies that simulate a field environment. Each of these technologies and data sets is tied to curriculum and instructional resources.

Digital Textbook Playbook

About this Playbook The Digital Textbook Playbook is a guide to help K-12 educators and administrators advance the conversation toward building a rich digital learning experience. This Playbook offers information about determining broadband infrastructure for schools and classrooms, leveraging home and community broadband to extend the digital learning environment, and understanding necessary device considerations. It also provides lessons learned from school districts that engaged in successful transitions to digital learning.

Author/Presenter: 
Digital Textbook Collaborative
Year: 
2012
Resource Type: 
Tool

Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming

Varma, K. & Linn, M. C. (2011). "Using Interactive Technology to Support Students’ Understanding of the Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming." Journal of Science Education and Technology. DOI: 10.1007/s10956-011-9337-9

ABSTRACT:

Author/Presenter: 
Keisha Varma
Marcia Linn
Year: 
2011

Teaching to design educational technologies

Kali, Y., & Ronen-Fuhrmann, T., (2011). Teaching to design educational technologies. The International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT). 6(1), 4-23

ABSTRACT:

Author/Presenter: 
Yael Kali
Tamar Ronen-Fuhrmann
Year: 
2011

Research on Student Understanding of Data Organization

Presenter(s): 
Cliff Konold
Vishakha Parvate
William finzer
Contact Info: 
Year: 
2010
Month: 
December
Target Audience: 

 

Research on Student Understanding of Data Organization

How do they work with complex and unstructured data?

 

 

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