Readings & Resources
Readings for the EarthCube Education End-Users' Workshop
Proposal for this Workshop
- EarthCube Education Workshop proposal (Acrobat (PDF) 419kB Feb25 13)
If you are new to EarthCube, take a look at one or more of:
- EarthCube: Developing a Framework to Create and Manage Knowledge in the Geosciences
- The About EarthCube webpage
- NSF's original June 2011 Dear Colleague Letter introducing EarthCube
- Summary from an EarthCube End-user Workshop in your field (Google docs)
If you want to dig deeper:
- The Earth Cube Documents page provides links to many workshop reports, presentations, white papers, etc. (Google docs)
Papers and Reports About Use of Data & Models in Education
If you are new to the conversation about teaching and learning with geoscience data and models, take a look at one or more of:
- Using Data in Undergraduate Science Classrooms Final Report on an Interdisciplinary Workshop at Carleton College, April 2002
- Taber, J., Ledley, T., Lynds, S., Domenico, B., & Dahlman, L. (2012). Geoscience data for educational use: Recommendations from scientific/technical and educational communities. Journal of Geoscience Education, 60(3), 249-256. Available in the Private Workspace (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 713kB Feb26 13)
- Using Data in the Classroom Website provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom (from "On the Cutting Edge").
- Teaching with Models: Addresses why are models useful and important in teaching, and how to use models effectively. (from "Starting Point")
- Teaching with Data, Simulations & Models: Classroom and lab activities that use data, simulations or modeling to teach geoscience topics. Examples include the use of model output, chemical analyses, remote sensing data, interactive data tools, or large databases. (from "On the Cutting Edge")
- Recommendations for Making Geoscience Data Accessible and Usable in Education (Acrobat (PDF) 34kB Sep17 08) This paper by Ledley et al. was published in Eos and provides recommendations for educationally relevant metatdata and review criteria for datasets and data sites.
- Swenson, S., & Kastens, K. A. (2011). Student Interpretation of a Global Elevation Map: What it is, How it was Made, and What it is Useful for (Acrobat (PDF) PRIVATE FILE 2.4MB Mar4 13). In A. Feig & A. Stokes (Eds.), Qualitative Inquiry in Geoscience Education Research (pp. 189-211): Geological Society of America Special Paper 474. (private file)
- Next Generation Science Standards (for K-12 education):
- NGSS Analyze and Interpret Data (Acrobat (PDF) 203kB Mar4 13)
- NGSS Develop and Use Models (Acrobat (PDF) 203kB Mar5 13)
Resources for Teaching with Data and Models
* means that a representative from this group will be at the EarthCube Education End-users' Workshop. Bring your questions for them.
- Teacher-approved marine education resources The Bridge is a collection of marine education resources available on-line, mostly oriented towards K-12 but overlapping with intro undergrad. Follow the link to "Data Series for Teaching".
IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications)
- Teaching with EarthChem Geochemistry activities for higher education *
- GeoMapApp A variety of GeoMapApp-related education activities and resources *
IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) *
- Lessons and Resources A sortable list of lessons and resources from Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology.
- Mini-lessons A collection of mini lessons from MARGINS, most of which use data.
- Global Maps Global maps of various earth parameters, animated to show changes over time.
- NASA's Find Teaching Materials' site:] Filtering for "higher education" plus "data," and "lesson plan" plus "model" turned up some interesting materials.
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
- [link http://www.education.noaa.gov/CollectionArchive.html 'Education Resources Central location providing links to many collections of NOAA education resources on oceans, weather, and climate.
SERC (Science Education Resource Center) *
- Teaching With Data Oriented towards teaching introductory undergraduate geosciences.
- Classroom Activities These classroom and lab activities use data, simulations or modeling to teach geoscience topics. Examples include the use of model output, chemical analyses, remote sensing data, interactive data tools, or large databases.
- Using Data in the Classroom This site provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom.
- The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) is an online resource that features chapters (there are currently 43 chapters). Each chapter features an online dataset(s) and an analysis tool and gives step-by-step instructions for accessing the data, putting the data into an analysis tool and conducting an analysis around some Earth science concept or issue. The EET chapters are written to the teacher and are intended to give the teacher enough information about the dataset and the analysis tool so that they can customize the use of the data and tool for use with their students. The EET won the Science Prize for Online Resource in Education (SPORE Award) from Science Magazine in 2011.
The CLEAN Collection is an online reviewed collection of educational resources for grades 6-16. The resources in the collection are reviewed for scientific accuracy, pedagogical effectiveness, and technical quality/ease of use. There are currently 510 resources in the collection. We have specifically tagged resources that involve students use of scientific datasets. There are 97 resources that involve students using data. 78 are activities, 18 are visualizations, and 1 is a short demo/experiment. You can see the list of these resources on the the CLEAN site
- Data For Educators Data-using activities based on GPS data, along with links to illustrative data.
- Teacher Resources A list of teacher resources from UNAVCO.
- Find a Map! Download digital USGS maps.
- Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center Image Gallery
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