Resource Library

EDC’s Learning and Teaching Division produces resources in the form of reports, books, Web-based tools, and multimedia for stakeholders across the education continuum. Some of these resources are developed exclusively by EDC while others are the result of collaborations with federal and state government, universities, foundations, and other funders.

Title Description Type Yearsort descending
Thinking (and Talking) About Technology in Math Classrooms

This paper explores the impact of new technologies on the teaching and learning of mathematics. The author advocates the use of good judgment in choosing educationally appropriate technology for the classroom—and in designing the use of that...

Publication 2000
Using the History of Science in the Chemistry Classroom

This site contains specific resources and suggestions for how the history of science might be integrated into an introductory chemistry classroom. Features include annotated lists of links to web resources on the history of chemistry, using the...

Publication 2005
Collaboration Is Key: How a Community of Practice Promotes Technology Integration

Published in the Journal of Special Education Technology, this article describes how one professional development program used communities of practice to help teachers help each other integrate technology tools into the curriculum to...

Publication 2005
Using the History of Science in the Physics Classroom

This product contains specific resources and suggestions for how the history of science might be integrated into an introductory physics classroom. Features include annotated lists of links to Web resources on the history of physics, using the...

Publication 2006
The eNLVM Project: Promoting Student Achievement in Mathematics through Educator Collaboration

How can educators collaborate to use technology to promote student achievement? Drawing upon lessons learned from the Extending and Enhancing the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (eNLVM) project, the authors offer a real-life example of...

Publication 2008
Research Brief: Implementing LEEP in West Virginia's PreK System

This research brief highlights the results from the first two years of a four-year, U. S. Department of Education-funded study, Examining the Efficacy of Two Models of Preschool Professional Development in Language and Literacy. The...

Publication 2008
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Forrest County Agricultural High School

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report details...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Forrest County School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report details...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Harrison County School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report presents findings...

Publication 2009
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Hattiesburg Public School District

The Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative (Cisco 21S Initiative) represents an intensive, four-year, $80 million investment in technology, training programs, and Cisco employee resources in Mississippi and Louisiana. This report presents findings...

Publication 2009
Computational Thinking for Youth White Paper

The authors describe what computational thinking (CT) looks like when practiced by youth in ITEST and other NSF-funded programs and explore how educators can support growth in computational thinking. The paper includes examples of CT as observed...

Publication 2010
Connecting Instructional Technology Professional Development to Teacher and Student Outcomes

Published in the International Society for Technology in Education's (ISTE) Journal of Research on Technology in Education, this article reports on an evaluation of an instructional technology professional development program that uses...

Publication 2010
Back to Sesame Street: Reviving Developmentally Focused Formative Research

This Microtalk was presented by Dr. Katherine McMillan Culp at the 7th Annual Games for Change Festival, Games for Learning Day, as part of the panel "Novel research methodologies for games research." Culp discusses challenges facing...

Publication 2010
A Report on the Technological Enhancements Project Evaluation: Deepening Early Learning Experiences through Technology

As part of the Ready to Learn initiative, EDC researchers evaluated Technological Enhancements for the outreach efforts of three producers: Out of the Blue's Super Why! Technology Add-On; Sesame Workshop's The Electric Company School's Initiative...

Publication 2010
Do Web 2.0 Right

Daniel Light offers strategies—drawn from educators' experiences—on how to effectively use Web 2.0 tools. The article summarizes key points from Light and Deborah Keisch Polin’s 2010 report Integrating Web 2.0 Tools into the Classroom:...

Publication 2011
The Wisdom of Practice: Web 2.0 as a Cognitive and Community Building Tool in Indonesia

Mary Burns coauthored this chapter for the book Digital Education: Opportunities for Social Collaboration published by Palgrave-MacMillan. In 2009-10, EDC...

Publication 2011
Impact of the Thinking Reader Software Program on Grade 6 Reading Vocabulary, Comprehension, Strategies, and Motivation

The Thinking Reader® software is designed to improve middle school students’ reading vocabulary and comprehension. This report describes findings from a randomized controlled trial that AIR and EDC researchers conducted to determine the...

Publication 2011
Examining the Student Impact Following an Online Professional Development Course for High School Biology Teachers

This paper, presented at the 2011 National Association of Research on Science Teaching Conference, describes findings from a study that examined the relationship between a high-quality, online professional development program for high-school...

Publication 2011
Using Students' Naïve Theories to Design Games for Middle-Grades Science

Presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, this paper reports on one phase of a long-term research and development project that is creating video game modules for middle-school science classrooms. The games are...

Publication 2011
ICT in the Classroom: Latin American Experiences

ICT in the Classroom: Latin American Experiences (Las Tic en las Aulas: Experiencias Latinoamericanas), coauthored by CCT’s Daniel Light, was published by Editorial Paidós in Buenos Aires on Aug. 29. (ICT means Information and...

Publication 2011