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.

Titlesort descending Description Type Year
2016 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase

From May 17 to 23, 2016, nine videos by EDC researchers and instructional designers were featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF) 2016 online Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Video Showcase. The Showcase shared...

Video 2016
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
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
A State for Excellence: New Jersey Boosts Learning Power with Online Video Resources

New Jersey is using Success at the Core to enhance professional development for teachers. The authors describe the state's experiences with the online...

Publication 2011
Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students

EDC researchers and partner colleagues in the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands set out to learn what would happen if algebra-ready grade 8 students without access to Algebra I were offered it through an online course. Would...

Publication 2011
Adobe Youth Essentials Curriculum and Resources

In partnership with the Adobe Foundation, EDC created the Adobe Youth Voices Essentials, a set of open curricula and resources for educators to create breakthrough media-making learning experiences for young people. Based on the best practices of...

Publication 2011
Adobe Youth Voices App

Developed for Adobe by EDC, the AYV Story app provides a close-up view of the experiences of the youth media makers and educators who participated in the Adobe Foundation’s Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) initiative. Throughout AYV’s nine-year...

Publication 2016
Adobe Youth Voices Program Guide

This guide is intended to both orient and support educators in creating, planning, and implementing innovative media projects with young people. The guide offers a road map for these learning experiences and provides educators with planning tools...

Publication 2014
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
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
Blended Instruction Report and Executive Summary

In this report and executive summary, the authors present findings from a study of the STEM21 (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering for the 21st Century) Academy blended instruction model. Today, although more and more schools are...

Publication 2015
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
Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue—Workshop Report

What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we be teaching students to better prepare them to participate in today’s workforce and society? What steps need to be taken to develop critical data literacy skills in...

Publication 2016
Can CTE Change the Brain?

In this article published in Techniques—the journal of the Association for Career & Technical Education—the authors discuss how children and youth’s long-term intensive use of technology might change the ways they think. They...

Publication 2013
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
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
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
Data Brief: Summary of Project Findings from the 2011-2012 ITEST MIS

From 2003 to 2012, the ITEST Learning Resource Center (LRC) at EDC was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide technical assistance and support to ITEST projects. The LRC’s approach to technical assistance focused on developing...

Publication 2012
Digital Badges for Professional Development: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Value of a New Credentialing Currency

This chapter discusses findings from a 1-year exploratory study of an online teacher professional development (PD) program, and an accompanying digital badge system. Twenty-nine middle and high school history and social studies teachers from 13...

Publication 2016