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 Typesort descending Year
Mobile Technology and Mathematics Learning in the Early Grades

This research brief describes the value of using mobile technologies in and out of elementary mathematics classrooms, and investigates the view that teachers may not be getting the guidance they need to best leverage those technologies. The...

Publication 2015
Workforce Education Models for K-12 STEM Education Programs: Reflections on, and Implications for, the NSF ITEST Program

This article, published in the Journal of Science Education and Technology,  proposes a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science...

Publication 2016
Immersive Learning for Teacher Professional Development

One of the most emergent and rapidly mutating forms of online and computer-based learning is "immersive environments." As its name suggests, an immersive environment allows learners to be totally "immersed" in a self-contained artificial or...

Publication 2012
The Impact of School Technology Infrastructure on Teachers' Technology Integration: A Survey in Thirteen Countries

In this article published in Ubiquitous Learning, the authors examine how differing degrees of access to information and communications technology influences technology use with students. Findings are based on survey data collected from...

Publication 2013
Six Questions for the EdTech Field to Think About When Designing for the 0 to 8 Set

In this blog post, EDC Vice President and Director of the Center for Children and Technology Shelley Pasnik discusses how important it is for researchers to keep equity at the forefront when studying media for early learning and poses six key...

Publication 2014
Cyberlearning Community Report: The State of Cyberlearning and the Future of Learning with Technology

This report highlights examples of integrating the latest innovations in learning science and computer science into new research designs and methods. The work is also driving the need for new learning sciences. This report describes six design...

Publication 2017
Visualizing Oceans of Data: Ocean Tracks - A Case Study

In 2013, EDC's Oceans of Data Institute team published Visualizing Oceans of Data, which communicated the findings of a two-year NSF-funded study (Ocean Tracks) that gathered knowledge relevant to the design of educational interfaces to...

Publication 2015
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
Eighth-Graders and Algebra: Making the Case for Online Education

This article, published in the June/July issue of THE Journal, summarizes key findings from the study Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students. The authors discuss how the online course was...

Publication 2012
Zoom In

Zoom In is a free, research-based online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while strengthening their literacy skills. Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Zoom In was developed by EDC in collaboration with history...

Publication 2015
A K-6 Computational Thinking Curriculum Framework: Implications for Teacher Knowledge

Co-authored by EDC's Joyce Malyn-Smith, this article addresses the challenges of adding computer science as a separate school subject to the core K-6 curriculum. Two challenges discussed include : (1) the design of the curriculum based on a...

Publication 2016
Principals for Web 2.0 Success

This article for Learning and Leading with Technology highlights 10 ways to build learning communities with the "read/write" web.

Publication 2012
Preschool Teachers Can Use a PBS KIDS Transmedia Curriculum Supplement to Support Young Children’s Mathematics Learning: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This report presents findings from the Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study. The study examined whether a PBS KIDS transmedia mathematics curriculum implemented by teachers in early learning centers could positively affect...

Publication 2013
Positive Integration of Media for Children

In this post published on the A Platform for Good blog, the authors describe several strategies to manage media use in a positive way for children and families: clarify the goals of media use; limit screen time in a realistic way; and...

Publication 2014
Broadening Participation in Computer Science Education

This brief describes the importance of expanding access to computer science (CS) learning and details EDC’s work to ensure all students have high-quality CS educations.

Publication 2017
The Impact of America’s Largest Classroom on Learning

This report highlights three recent investigations into how PBS content influences learning, the effectiveness of PBS content in improving student achievement, and the readiness of PBS to connect with the next generation of educators and learners...

Publication 2016
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
Online Course Use in Iowa and Wisconsin Public Schools: The Results of Two Statewide Surveys

This study, undertaken by EDC researchers in collaboration with members of the REL Midwest Virtual Education Research Alliance, looked at how and why public high schools in Iowa and Wisconsin use online learning for their students. Researchers...

Publication 2015
Arguing for Computer Science in the School Curriculum

This article, published in the Journal of Educational Technology and Society, discusses how computer science has been a discipline for some years, and its position in the school curriculum...

Publication 2016
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