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  • Date: 12/27/2014
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    The Global Viewport project was an integrative collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and. the New Bedford Oceanarium Corporation dba Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport (hereafter, Ocean Explorium). The main thematic area that was addressed is Improving Public Earth System Science Literacy. A main objective of ... »
  • Date: 12/16/2014
    Resource Category!: Summative
    Rockman et al (REA), a San Francisco-based research and evaluation firm, conducted the external evaluation for Youth Radio's DO IT! program, which was funded by the National Science Foundation. Building upon Youth Radio's previous Science and Technology Program, the DO IT! initiative consisted of three primary components that promoted STEM ( ... »
  • Date: 12/14/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This volume explores how technology-supported learning environments can incorporate physical activity and interactive experiences in formal and informal education. It presents cutting-edge research and design work on a new generation of "body-centric" technologies such as wearable body sensors, GPS tracking devices, interactive display surfaces, ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Young people's participation in informal STEM learning activities can contribute to their academic and career achievements, but these connections are infrequently explicitly recognized or cultivated. More systemic approaches to STEM education could allow for students' experiences of formal and informal STEM learning to be aligned, coordinated, and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Researchers and practitioners in the US and the UK, organized by Twin Cities Public Television in collaboration with co-PIs from Indiana University and the University of Bradford in the UK, will develop a research agenda focused on understanding how participation by youth in various online environments, called "affinity spaces," can promote and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Mansfield Public School District will create an online game curriculum program titled GameOn: Digital Citizens for students in the 5th and 6th grades. Teachers and librarians in the school district will work together to create a series of online games and quests that will meet curriculum goals while also providing an outlet for students to ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    This Science Learning+ Planning Project will develop a prototype assessment tool (based on a mobile technology platform) to map STEM learning experiences across different learning ecologies (e.g. science centers, mass media, home environment) and to develop research questions and designs for a Phase 2 Science Learning+ proposal. The tool will ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    This early-stage design and development, integrated media and research project will contribute important new understandings to the informal science learning literature by exploring science engagement on social media when integrated with broadcast television. It will help answer questions including: What does such engagement look like? Who ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This is a handout from the session "What If There Wasn't a Building? Pecha Kucha" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The handout links to a recording of the session. ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category!: Presentation Slides
    This presentation was shared at the 2014 Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference. It describes 4 websites designed for informal science education (ISE) professionals, including: InformalScience.org, Relating Research to Practice (RR2P), the Building Informal Science Education (BISE) project, and CitizenScience.org. The ... »

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