Teaching with data
A key element of the DLESE vision is making data available to and accessible
by educators and learners.
Finding resources using data
To do a search that returns only data-related resources, use the blue drop
down menus to select "Datasets" from either the search box on the
front page or the Find a Resource page of Educational Resources.
You can further restrict your search to In-situ, Modeled,
or Remotely Sensed Data. Alternatively, click on "Browse the Library" on the front page, select Resource Type and then scroll down the histogram to the listings for "Dataset".
Collections that include data
Visualization Collection (AVC), incorporates Atmospheric Radiation Measurement
(ARM) data (primarily images) into a series of educational resources that
also include visualization and modeling tools.
Our Earth includes two Java-based, interactive data analysis and mapping
tools that allow customized access to a large variety of Earth science datasets.
- Using Data in the Classroom website, funded by the National Science Digital Library
(NSDL) and hosted by Carleton College, provides information and discussion for educators and resource developers interested in effective teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for using data in the classroom.
- Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and software tools in educational settings.
- THREDDS (Thematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services),
which is working to build a framework for dealing with distributed scientific
datasets, and to integrate this data, along with related tools for visualization
and analysis, into digital libraries. One educational project using THREDDS
services is the Visual
Geophysical Exploration Environment (VGEE), an educational package for
undergraduate, entry-level Earth science students.
- GEON (GEOsciences Network),
a large Information Technology Research (ITR)
project is building an infrastructure to allows scientists and educators to
integrate datasets from across the geosciences.
- DLESE Developers' Workshop White Paper (PDF): This workshop
brought together developers from throughout the digital library community
to explore common issues, including the integration of data.
Last modified January 26, 2007