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  • Date: 06/21/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    We have published this issue of JCOM while the call for papers is open for the twelfth Public Communication of Science and Technology conference. The biennial meeting will be held in April 2012 and for the first time in Italy: the hosting city in Florence. The 2012 edition of the PCST conference is being held after more than twenty years of growth ... »
  • Date: 06/10/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how some museums are expanding their partnerships with schools and encouraging teachers to view museums as more than field trip destinations. This article describes the benefits of museum schools, citing the advantages of the symbiotic relationship between the museums and schools, the value of inquiry-based learning, and the ... »
  • Date: 05/25/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    This paper outlines research showing a suprizing agreement in the guesability of multitouch gestures on tabletop surfaces between users. It also provides more evidence that crowd sourcing gesture mapping will lead to more complete intuitive gesture set and potential convergence into a standard gesture library. ... »
  • Date: 05/25/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    Delimiters are great for using gestures to overide application or OS commands. This paper investigates whether the DoubleFlip gesture is easy learn and practical to use as an effective delimter. ... »
  • Date: 04/14/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes key findings of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)'s research report, "Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics" (2010). The report profiles research that demonstrates how social and environmental factors—including stereotypes, cultural beliefs, and implicit bias—act as ... »
  • Date: 03/21/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    The Internet and digital media are changing science books. They change the way readers approach books and change the way books present their contents. Probably, the Internet and digital media are also changing the contents themselves. ... »
  • Date: 03/16/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    There is a movement afoot to turn the acronym STEM—which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into STEAM by adding the arts. Science educators have finally begun to realize that the skills required by innovative STEM professionals include arts and crafts thinking. Visual thinking; recognizing and forming patterns; modeling ... »
  • Date: 03/09/2011
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    Open Exhibits held a Design Summit bringing together 30 professionals from the field to help guide future development. The Design Summit was convened in Corrales, New Mexico near the design studios of Ideum, the principal organization of Open Exhibits. It was held March 9th to 11th of 2011. Attendees came from large and small science centers, ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how science centers and museums can better engage ethnic-specific communities that, overall, historically do not visit these institutions. Cecilia Garibay, principal of the Garibay Group, summarizes her research in this area, specifically focusing on Latino families in the United States and shares several key values that ... »
  • Date: 02/02/2011
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    In this article the authors discuss the importance of the use of natural instincts in teaching and studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses in U.S. middle and high schools. They present information on the Maker Movement, a campaign associated with the Maker Faire festivals and "Make" magazine, which encourages the ... »

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