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  • Date: 06/29/2021
    Resource Category!: Report
    In this paper, our collaborative project team shares design principles and lessons learned from research for designing an app to support families’ joint engagement with media and promote powerful shared learning experiences. We provide a rationale, based on research literature, for why a second-screen app in particular addresses our project goals ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2020
    Resource Category!: Summative
    PLUM LANDING a digital media PBS Kids series that is designed to motivate six- to nine-year-old children to investigate the natural world. Content developers from WGBH Boston and researchers from the Education Development Center (EDC) used an iterative research and design process to create the Plum Landing Explore Outdoors Toolkit. The Toolkit ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2020
    Resource Category!: Summative
    PLUM LANDING a digital media PBS Kids series that is designed to motivate six- to nine-year-old children to investigate the natural world. Content developers from WGBH Boston and researchers from the Education Development Center (EDC) used an iterative research and design process to create the Plum Landing Explore Outdoors Toolkit. The Toolkit ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2015
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Plum Landing (https://pbskids.org/plumlanding/) is produced by WGBH Educational Foundation (http://wgbh.org), the Public Broadcasting Service affiliate based in Boston, MA. The website, Plum Landing, follows the adventures of an animated space alien, named Plum, after her spaceship crash-lands on Earth. With funding from the National Science ... »
  • Date: 01/02/2015
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation reports on the Mission: Solar System project, a 2-year project funded by NASA. The goal of the Mission: Solar System was to create a collection of resources that integrates digital media with hands-on science and engineering activities to support kids’ exploration in formal and informal education settings. Our goal in creating the ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2013
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded a number of informal STEM programs that provide funding for media producers, including public television (TV) stations, to provide children’s STEM programming in out-of-school-time (OST) settings. These projects typically include a children's TV series (animated or not) aired on the Public ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category!: Summative
    In 2012, Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) conducted an evaluation of the impact of Peep and the Big Wide World (Peep) resources on Spanish-speaking families with preschool-aged children. The three-pronged evaluation included a National Family Study in which 112 Spanish-speaking families who used the Peep resources were compared to Spanish-speaking ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to, in part, develop outreach materials based on the children's television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The outreach materials were designed to help typically underserved kids learn about science in informal camp or after-school settings. The centerpiece of this ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    Veridian inSight performed an evaluation study in fall of 2009 to evaluate the effectiveness of an online training developed as an outreach component of the FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman series ( http://pbskids.org/fetch/ ). The FETCH! Hands-On Science Training was designed for anyone who wants to lead science activities with elementary-age kids ( ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children's show, "FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The four main study objectives were ... »

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