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  • Peep and the Big Wide World: User Experience Study
    Date: 12/01/2016
    Resource Category: Formative
    PEEP and the Big Wide World/El Mundo Divertido de PEEP is a bilingual, NSF- funded public media project that uses animation, live-action videos, games, mobile apps, hands-on science activities to motivate preschool-age children to investigate the world around them. Online, PEEP extends children’s science and math learning with a mobile-friendly ... »
  • Evaluation of PEEP and the Big Wide World Resources for Families
    Date: 01/20/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The animated series PEEP and the Big Wide World (PEEP), developed by WGBH Boston, is designed to teach science and math to children aged three to five years old. WGBH recently completed a total redesign of the PEEP website that was intended make the site more accessible to Spanish-speakers, more supportive of extended informal science and math ... »
  • Evaluation of Invent It. Build It. 2014
    Date: 03/02/2015
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The fifth annual Invent It. Build It. event, sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Girl Scouts of the USA, WGBH’s Design Squad Global, the ExxonMobil Foundation, and Techbridge was held at the SWE annual conference in Los Angeles, CA. Participants included a record-breaking 619 middle school girls, plus 300 of their parents/guardians ... »
  • Plum Landing: Family and Afterschool Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/2015
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Plum Landing ( http://pbschildren.org/plumlanding/ ) is produced by WGBH Educational Foundation ( http://wgbh.org ), the Public Broadcasting Service affiliate based in Boston, MA. The website, Plum Landing, follows the adventures of an animated space alien, named Plum, after her spaceship crash-lands on Earth. With funding from the National ... »
  • Mission: Solar System Evaluation
    Date: 01/02/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation reports on the Mission: Solar System project, a 2-year project funded by NASA. The goal of the Mission: Solar System was to create a collection of resources that integrates digital media with hands-on science and engineering activities to support kids’ exploration in formal and informal education settings. Our goal in creating the ... »
  • NOVA "Making Stuff Season 2"” Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG), led by Dr. Christine Paulsen, was hired by WGBH to perform an evaluation of NOVA’s Making Stuff Season 2 series (MS2), website, and outreach activities. CEG also conducted a separate set of formative evaluation activities during the early stages of resource development. The findings from the formative evaluation ... »
  • Future City 2013-14: Evaluation Report
    Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation study to learn about the Future City’s impact on students as well as to discover ways to enhance Future City for future implementation. In addition to exploring the program’s impacts, with this study we also had an opportunity to explore potential differences between students who compete at ... »
  • The effectiveness of placing temporal constraints on a transmedia STEM learning experience for young children.
    Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes a transmedia learning experience for early school-aged children. The experience represented an effort to transition a primarily television-based series to a primarily web-based series. Children watched new animation, completed online activities designed to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) exploration ... »
  • Implementing Out-of-School Time STEM resources: Best Practices from Public Television
    Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a number of informal STEM programs that provide funding for media producers, including public television (TV) stations, to provide children’s STEM programming in out-of-school-time (OST) settings. These projects typically include a children's TV series (animated or not) aired on the Public ... »
  • Evaluation of Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Ocean Science Resources
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2011, ORG received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning by redesigning and expanding the "Jonathan Bird's Blue World" website; adding components to enable teachers and students to search episodes for specific themes, locations, or scientific concepts ... »

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