Data for the Classroom Collection
Collection purpose and policy
The collection aims to gather datasets that have accompanying instructional materials or other pertinent information for using the dataset in a classroom setting for grades K-16. The data may be numerical, visual, maps, charts, tables or images. The data may be observational, remotely sensed or model data. The primary component is that there are materials supporting the use and understanding of the data either by educators or directly by students. The datasets should be described as to their origin, use, accuracy, measurement precision, collection and variables measure. Ideally, resources in the collection would also provide guidance on tools that can be used with the dataset. The instructional materials emphasize the relevancy of the data, accessing the data, teaching with the data, examples of using the data and data interpretation. Additional topics like doing research with the data or creating additional data for the dataset may also be covered.
For questions related to the collection please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metadata is Copyright (c) 2007 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). DLESE, as part of UCAR, may modify, reformat and redistribute metadata to function within DLESE systems and services.
Resource quality assurance
Resources in the collection are hosted by third parties who solely control the content of the resources. If a resource changes such that it is no longer appropriate for the collection, the resource is removed from the collection. Add new resources follow the collection policy described above.
Metadata quality assurance
Metadata are developed by DLESE staff at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. One staff member creates the metadata and then another staff checks it for quality assurance and completeness.
Persistence plan for the collection
The Data for the Classroom collection is expected to exist indefinitely as long as the materials are useful for education purposes and the links to the materials can be maintained. Materials that become obsolete or are no longer accessible online will be removed from the collection.
Last updated: 2007--03-28