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  • Date: 12/12/2009
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report summarizes the results of a three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings—at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. The authors present empirical data on new media in the lives of American youth ... »
  • Date: 12/12/2009
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital technology often equates generational identity with technology identity: today's teens seem constantly plugged in to video games, social networks sites, and text messaging. Yet there is little actual research that investigates the intricate dynamics of youth's social and recreational use of ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE) program, which took an innovative approach to structuring self-directed learning –– using a collaborative on-line environment to facilitate hands-on activities, was a three year program led by the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Machine Science Inc., Cambridge. The overall objective of this ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Youth Radio, an after-school media production program, consists of a main campus in Oakland, CA, and regional bureaus in Atlanta, GA, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, CA. Youth Radio’s model is to engage underserved young people in broadcast journalism, radio and web production, engineering, and media literacy through media projects that are ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2009
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In 2006, the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation's Information/Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) division to create the Dan River Information Technology Academy (DRITA) for under-served high school students in rural Virginia. The only ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Florida, in collaboration with the Florida Museum of Natural History and Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension, National 4-H, Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and the Institute for Learning Innovation will implement Call the Wild, a proof-of-concept project to investigate the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project entails the creation of a coordinated colony of robotic bees, RoboBees. Research topics are split between the body, brain, and colony. Each of these research areas is drawn together by the challenges of recreating various functionalities of natural bees. One such example is pollination: Bees coordinate to interact with complex natural ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This planning effort, a collaboration of teams at the University of Maryland, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Sciencenter of Ithaca, deals with the development and testing of a unique methodology for educating youth in computer programming. Through a mobile robot that is cleverly disguised as a small animal, participants ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This planning effort, a collaboration of teams at the University of Maryland, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Sciencenter of Ithaca, deals with the development and testing of a unique methodology for educating youth in computer programming. Through a mobile robot that is cleverly disguised as a small animal, participants ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing the fifth and sixth seasons of NOVA scienceNOW, a multimedia project that addresses a wide array of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics subjects via multiple platforms. They include national PBS broadcast, the PBS web site, and innovative outreach activities such as an expanded Science Café initiative. Hosted by ... »

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