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  • Through My Window Vignette: East Longmeadow
    Date: 07/26/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    East Longmeadow implemented Through My Window in two seventh grade classrooms, each teaching different subjects—creative reading and STEAM. Students used the print and audio versions of Talk to Me, and read or listened to the book independently and together, in class and at home. They also participated in both online and offline activities that, ... »
  • Through My Window Vignette: Astoria
    Date: 07/26/2017
    Resource Category: Research Case Study
    Girls met to engage with Through My Window twice each week after school. The afterschool program format provided a freer, less structured atmosphere than a classroom setting. Students extensively debated and investigated the questions and themes posed by the novel, Talk to Me. The meeting space had plenty of space for students to move around, as ... »
  • Poster - Through My Window
    Date: 03/15/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Through My Window is engineering education that applies research from the learning sciences—including the use of cognitive tools such as narrative and knowledge building—in an idea-centered digital environment. ... »
  • Poster - Advancing Informal STEM Learning Through Scientific Alternate Reality Games
    Date: 08/18/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster highlights the learning outcomes and research questions of the Advancing Informal STEM Learning Through Scientific Alternate Reality Games project. It was presented at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting. ... »
  • Poster - Science Source Pathways Project
    Date: 08/15/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting in Washington, DC. It highlights the goals, audience, outcomes, and lessons learned for a pathways project to develop a model for producing scientific news reports in a variety of media formats on a range of topics of keen interest to rural and Native American communities in Montana. Cultural ... »
  • Full Scale Development: Collaborative Research--Using Narrative in a Digital Learning Environment to Engage Children and Teens in Engineering
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This full scale research and development collaborative project between Smith College and Springfield Technical Community College improves technical literacy for children in the area of engineering education through the Through My Window learning environment. The instructional design of the learning environment results from the application of ... »
  • Science and Math in Spanish Language Media
    Date: 05/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    Research Questions: (1) To what extent do children's and parent's interest in math and science increase as a result of exposure to one or more of the project's components? (2) To what extent do children and parents want to engage further with Mateo y Cientina after initial exposure to the cartoon through one or more of the project's components? (3 ... »
  • ConCiencia Summative Evaluation
    Date: 02/01/2009
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    ConCiencia News was the first Spanish-language news service in the United States focused exclusively on health, science and environmental news, providing free of cost news stories to a diverse array of Hispanic media including 100+ newspapers and magazines, top Hispanic web portals, and almost 150 Spanish-language radio stations. Each news story ... »
  • Science Literacy through Science Journalism (SciJourner)
    Date: 09/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This proposed four-year effort envisions a new approach to promoting science literacy through science journalism as a subject of study. It is premised on a critical set of assumptions: (a) Most citizens have the need to interpret scientific information found in popular media (e.g., newspapers, magazines, online resources, science-related ... »
  • Hispanic Science News Service
    Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will create the infrastructure to provide Hispanic media with an ongoing source of high-quality science news tailored to meet the needs and interests of Hispanics. The proposed Hispanic Science News Service website will be a downloadable internet resource site for Hispanic print, radio and internet editors, journalists and producers ... »

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