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  • Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The focus of this naturalistic study was to explore the enjoyment and appeal of Cyberchase, and its influence on children attitudes about math, self-confidence about mathematical problem solving, patterns of Website use, mathematical problem solving skills, and content recall. Cyberchase is the Emmy Award-winning mathematics series and website on ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As the Cyberchase series gained traction, it became evident that Cyberchase's appeal was not limited to the intended age group. Based in part around its visually appealing animation, its humor, and its characters as well as its after-school and Saturday morning broadcast schedule the program also attracted, and developed a loyal following among, ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2002
    Resource Category: Summative
    Design It! Building Design Challenges in After School Programs, funded by the National Science Foundation, is a collaboration between the Education Development Center (EDC), the National Institute for Out-of-School Time (NIOST) and science centers/museums and after school programs located in community-based organizations (CBOs) in six cities. The ... »
  • Date: 04/17/2002
    Resource Category: Formative
    With support from the National Science Foundation and Best Buy, Twin Cities Public Television has produced a science series for children. Entitled "DragonflyTV," the series presents real kids engaged in real science to promote the process of science inquiry in viewers. This formative evaluation gathered feedback from 5th and 6th graders in ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2002
    Resource Category: Summative
    This exhibition was created to attract and appeal to families with children based on a major strategic planning effort targeting a specific audience. Summative evaluation was commissioned to reflect on the original goals for the exhibition as well as to inform future decisions regarding institutional and exhibition planning for family audiences. ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2002
    Resource Category: Summative
    A pilot study of five episodes in the Cyberchase series was conducted in late Fall 2001. The study was designed to assess the broad educational value, impact and appeal of the series, and to pilot the approach and instrumentation for a more extensive study in the spring of 2002. The study included more than 450 children and 20 teachers. Cyberchase ... »