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  • Date: 12/31/2013
    Resource Category: Policy/Memoranda
    In this memo, we present a first version of the conceptual framework funded by the John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation. Our goal is to provide clarity around issues of scale and spread, and to develop a tool that can inform strategic thinking by members of the DML (Digital Media and Learning) community and the broader field. At the heart ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF),The STEM Pathways project focused on exploring strategies through which at-risk and incarcerated Hispanic youth could be engaged around STEM careers, understand the education, training, and skills they would need to attain them, and think that such a path was a future possibility. To this end, the ... »
  • Date: 12/14/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    SciStarter is the place to find out about, take part in, and contribute to science through citizen science, recreational activities and research projects. If you're a scientist or a representative of a citizen science organization or community group: This is the place to tell eager people about your work and get them interested in helping out. We ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study extends our understanding of the goals, beliefs, and pedagogical choices made by planetarium professionals. Interviews were conducted with planetarium professionals (N=36) to assess their goals for audiences and beliefs about the design of the learning environment. Classification of participants, according to a six-facet framework on ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This research follows on a previous study that investigated how digitally augmented devices and knowledge building could enhance learning in a science museum. In this study, we were interested in understanding which combination of scaffolds could be used in conjunction with the unique characteristics of informal participation to increase ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2013
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article presents information on the use of informational graphic novels to improve student motivation for reading instruction in U.S. education. The author looks at U.S. Common Core State Standards and close reading techniques. The article also discusses the use of Japanese Manga comic books in mathematics education. ... »
  • Date: 10/25/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Flathead Community of Resource Educators (CORE) is a consortium of educators in the Flathead Watershed. They produced the Flathead Watershed Sourcebook as a tool to increase understanding and appreciation of the region. The objective of this project is to produce a curriculum guide to accompany the Sourcebook. This curriculum project will be ... »
  • Date: 10/15/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report was completed by the Program Evaluation Research Group at Endicott College in October 2013. It describes the outcomes and impacts of a four-year, NSF-funded project called Go Botany: Integrated Tools to Advance Botanical Learning (grant number 0840186). Go Botany focuses on fostering increased interest in and knowledge of botany among ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Leonard Lief Library and Department of Art at Lehman College will create an Animated Information Literacy Advocate to explore the feasibility of using animation to foster information literacy in college-­age students. Information literacy skills, including assessing information, locating sources, thinking critically, and acting ethically, are ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2013
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The IRIS Education and Public Outreach program draws upon the seismological expertise of Consortium members and combines it with the staff expertise to create products and activities that advance awareness and understanding of seismology and geophysics while inspiring careers in Earth science. These products and activities are designed to impact ... »

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