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 ascending Description Type Year
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
Youth Media Stories

This series of 17 features published on the Adobe Education Exchange website spotlights the powerful role that media making can play in the lives of youth around the world. The author provides a vivid, close-up view of the experiences, insights,...

Publication 2016
Young Learners and Technology

EDC has found that digital resources, such as interactive mobile apps, online games with built-in assessments, and videos that tell compelling stories with a rich set of characters, can play productive roles in early teaching, learning, and...

Publication 2017
Young Children Can Be Taught Basic Natural Selection Using a Picture-Storybook Intervention

Published in "Psychological Science," this article describes a study that examined 5- to 8-year-olds’ capacities to learn a basic but theoretically coherent mechanistic explanation of adaptation through a custom storybook intervention. The...

Publication 2014
Worms, Shadows, and Whirlpools: Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

This book represents a new way to think about science education for young children. Based on the growing understanding that even the littlest learners are powerful thinkers and theory makers, it identifies important science inquiry skills and...

Publication 2003
Working Together: How Teachers Teach and Students Learn in Collaborative Learning Environments

In this article published in the International Journal of Instruction, the authors describe the effects of a professional development program for middle-school math and science teachers in India. According to the authors, "The research...

Publication 2014
Workforce Education Models for K–12 STEM Education Programs: Reflections on, and Implications for, the NSF ITEST Program

The authors of this article propose a STEM workforce education logic model, tailored to the particular context of the National Science Foundation’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. This model aims to...

Publication 2016
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
WICS: A Model for College and University Admissions

EDC's Christina Bonney co-edited this special issue of Educational Psychologist (Vol. 47, No. 1) and coauthored an article in this issue. The article outlines shortcomings of currently used university admissions tests and discuss ways in...

Publication 2012
Why Summers Matter

This NCASE Summer Learning Brief discusses how the summer “opportunity gap” contributes to gaps in achievement that persist and widen over time, particularly for low-income students. This brief is intended to surface the critical issues related...

Publication 2016
Why Computer Science Education? A Toolkit for Parents

This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.

Publication 2017
Why a Digital Teacher Guide?

This white paper, one in a series of three, focuses on EDC's National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Electronic Teacher Guide (eTG) project–an initiative to redesign a...

Publication 2016
When Do Students in Low-SES Schools Perform Better-Than-Expected on a High-Stakes Test

This empirical study, published in Urban Education, analyzed data from 638 teachers and 11,800 students in low-socioeconomic status (SES) urban schools (and schools with urban characteristics) exploring associations of school, teacher,...

Publication 2016
What Students Really Want in Science Class

What helps high-school biology students learn science? This article shares the digital resources and other classroom activities students from eight New York high schools told the author help them learn science. Students said they are most engaged...

Publication 2011
What is Effective Science Curriculum?

An effective curriculum helps you support students' science learning, understanding, and achievement. But what does "effective" mean? This lively, animated video gives you the inside scoop on what makes a curriculum effective and flags some...

Video 2016
What Head Start Leaders Need to Know

This directory of essential program and financial management resources links Head Start leaders—members of governing boards, Policy Councils, and Head Start management teams—to information relevant to their day-to-day work. Covers many topics,...

Publication 2013
Ways to Think About Mathematics

Ways to Think About Mathematics uses immersion experiences in algebra, geometry, and statistics to help mathematics teachers improve their knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts. By experiencing the book’s open-ended...

Publication 2004
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
Visualizing Oceans of Data: Educational Interface Design

Large, high-quality scientific data sets that are newly available online allow today’s science students to incorporate working with authentic data into their learning experiences, giving them virtually unlimited opportunities to participate in...

Publication 2013
Visual-Spatial Thinking in Geometry and the Visual Arts

The goal of this study, published in Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, was to investigate potential connections between the kind of visual-spatial thinking required in drawing and in geometric reasoning in students...

Publication 2016