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This Web Seminar took place on April 14, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Dr. Paulo Maurin from the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program, Todd Viola former Director of Technology for the JASON Foundation and Caroline Joyce, Project Director at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Continuing Education. The presenters showcased a new tool for teachers to use real-time data in the classroom, and gave a brief overview of the issue to which the data relates. For more information about this web seminar, its presenter(s), read what participants said about it, and to see and download its PowerPoint slides go here.
This webinar discussed a resource available at http://www.dataintheclassroom.org/ that presents real oceanographic data with fully developed curriculum. The curriculum is presented with five levels, on each subject, sea level, ocean acidification, El Nino, and water quality. The data for the site is hosted by NOAA. The curriculum presents guided inquiry where students explore through a simplified interface.
Angelika Fairweather (Bradenton, FL)
I attended this excellent NOAA web seminar on ways to introduce the use of data in your classroom. We were taken through the Ocean Acidification module . Each module has different entry points for different learners using an inquiry spectrum: entry, adoption, adaption, interactivity and invention which spans inquiry as teacher directed to student directed. Participants got to experience each of the five entry points.
Arlene Jurewicz Leighton