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This brief tutorial presents information about how students can be supported in acquiring information processing skills as technology, particularly the internet and the web, is integrated into schools and classrooms. The author uses text, slides, exercises, and example resources to discuss how to use scaffolding techniques in web-based learning. He defines scaffolding as supportive, task-oriented, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This Module Maker tutorial uses templates to show users how to build online research modules that structure and guide student research efforts towards higher level thinking. Completed modules should be able to challenge students' critical thinking skills while supplying them with information to support such thinking. The tutorial discusses why strong questioning skills are essential to successful ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This website provides an overview of the GeoPad project, the software and hardware components of the unit, and a listing of publications, presentations, and case studies. The GeoPad is a TabletPC equipped with wireless networking, a portable GPS receiver, digital camera, microphone-headset, voice-recognition software, GIS software, and supporting, digital, geo-referenced data-sets. The unit allows ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Geology, Technology
 
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works. The animations depict how GPS signals are derived, compare geostationary and polar orbits, and explain satellites, ground control, and user segments, which comprise the three main GPS components. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Human geography, Technology
 
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This site features several Flash animations that illustrate the concept of isopleths, or contour lines of equal value. Most of the animations are interactive and allow the user to interpret contour spacing, hachured lines, and valley/ridge placement. One animation allows the user to practice drawing contour lines. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Map
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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This site features Flash animations that illustrate temporal changes from remotely sensed images, and compare and contrast the benefits of using aerial photographs, topographic maps, and overlays of the two to identify spatial patterns. A third animation depicts the total sediment thickness of the world's ocean basins. These interactive resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Map, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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This site features Flash and GIF animations that illustrate magnetic declination and the differences between magnetic, grid, and true North. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Illustration - scientific
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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This site features World Wind 1.3, a NASA Learning Technologies application that lets the user zoom from any satellite altitude into any place on Earth. It features 3D Engine, Blue Marble, Landsat 7, SRTM, Animated Earth, MODIS, GLOBE, Country & State Borders, Place Names, Visual Tools and Landmark Set. The user can download World Wind, reference an online manual, post to an online forum, view ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Physical geography, Technology
 
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LESTER (Learning Science and Technology Repository), an online community and database focused on innocations in learning science and technology (LST), profiles innovative research projects and researchers. Registered users can add, update or modify records about their projects and organization, thereby keeping the information accurate and up-to-date. Users can search or browse the database of over ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Clearinghouse
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This site is a comprehensive list of reading materials covering the evolving research topics of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and Agent Based Computational Economics (ACE). This continuously updated site is a source of readings for the weekly interdisciplinary Complex Adaptive Systems Workshop at Iowa State University. The reading materials are listed according to category headings. Each listing ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Human geography, Mathematics, Technology
 
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