Posts by Category: Student Research

Informal Science

October 09, 2018

Informal Science
http://www.informalscience.org

STEM educators and researchers interested in engaging with the public may find Informal Science to be a valuable resource. Informal Science features a diverse collection of pedagogical resources designed to help support STEM educators in lifelong learning environments beyond formal classrooms. Here, readers will find a “portal to project, research and evaluation resources designed to support and connect the informal STEM education community in museums, media, public programs and a growing variety of learning environments.” The homepage features an interface where visitors may search Informal Science’s collection of resources by a variety of fields such as learning environment (e.g. theater programs or conferences), audience (e.g. pre-K children or policymakers), or discipline (e.g. art or mathematics). The menu bar at the top facilitates browsing through their guides on developing projects, conducting research using informal STEM education, and evaluating projects. Informal Science is funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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TeacherTube

October 04, 2018

TeacherTube
https://www.teachertube.com/

On September 1, 2017 TeacherTube.com was acquired by Salem Web Network. Salem’s goal is to continue the growth of TeacherTube and support innovative ideas for education. Most importantly, TeacherTube community members are a major part of the evolution of the site. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos, but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner. Users also have the ability to preserve the integrity of the site by flagging inappropriate videos. TeacherTube staff review flagged sites and will remove any inappropriate posts. With more collegial commentary and discussion through messaging and responses, the quality of this resource will only increase. Their original goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill. The service is free for everyone. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Anchor – Make Your Own Podcast

October 03, 2018

Anchor – Make Your Own Podcast
https://anchor.fm/

Anchor is the easiest way to make a podcast, ever. It’s the only app that lets you record a high-quality podcast, and distribute it everywhere (including Apple Podcasts) – all in one place. No fancy equipment or podcasting experience necessary, and it’s 100% free! Features include: 1) 100% Free – They don’t believe in charging creators to make or store their podcasts. No storage limits, no trial period, no catch; 2) Be Heard Everywhere – They make it easy to distribute your podcast to major platforms like Apple Podcasts and Google Play Music with just one click; 3) Make Podcasting Social – Record with a co-host, publish voice messages from your listeners, and drive discussions around your episodes; 4) Podcast Anywhere – They give you the flexibility to podcast on the go, and the power to manage it from your desktop. No professional studio required; 5) Share Transcribed Videos – Automatically transcribe your podcast into an animated video – perfect for getting your podcast heard on social media; and 6) Straightforward Analytics – Easily track how your podcast is doing so you can see what’s working and grow your audience over time. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Gobby

October 02, 2018

Gobby
http://www.gobby.github.io

Gobby is a collaborative, multi-user text editor that allows multiple users to simultaneously edit a document over the internet. Sessions can be password protected to control which users are allowed access to a set of documents. Gobby also includes an Access Control List system that can be used to provide fine-grained control over which users can edit what documents. For security, all data transferred over the internet is encrypted using ciphers that provide perfect forward secrecy. Syntax highlighting for most popular languages is provided by the GtkSourceView library, which supports programming languages (C/C++, Java, Fortran, etc), scripting languages (Python, Perl, PHP, etc), and markup languages (XML, HTML, Markdown, etc). Gobby also features an in-session group chat and per-user undo that doesn’t remove changes made by other users. Windows executables are available via the Gobby website. Most Linux distributions include Gobby in their package managers. MacOS users can install Gobby via MacPorts, homebrew, or nixpkgs. Gobby is free software, distributed under the ISC license, with source code available on GitHub. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2018 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Mnemosyne

October 02, 2018

Mnemosyne
http://www.mnemosyne-proj.org

Mnemosyne is an accelerated learning flashcard program that uses the SuperMemo spaced repetition system. Users can create cards containing not just text but also images, sound, movies, and more. It’s even possible to embed interactive elements using Javascript. Cards can be categorized into one or more tags, and the tags themselves can be organized into a hierarchy. As a user works through their sets of cards, Mnemosyne collects and summarizes learning statistics illustrating the user’s progress. Within an individual study session, users may opt to focus on a subset of cards or enter cramming mode to review a selection of cards as many times as desired. Numerous pre-made Mnemosyne decks can be downloaded from the website. Users may also import cards from Anki, SuperMemo, or CueCard. Mnemosyne’s sync protocol can be used to share data across multiple machines. Mnemosyne is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Source code can be located on GitHub. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2018 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019

October 01, 2018

Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019
http://www.OERSources.com/

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes.” [Wikipedia] Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals. This freely available guide, Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2019, is a comprehensive listing of useful open educational resources, sources and sites on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. This will be added to OERSearchEngine.com/. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources 2018 Subject Tracer™. Updated with all links validated and new links added on October 1, 2018 [25 pages, 237KB PDF]

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Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts

September 25, 2018

Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts
https://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/developing-evidence-based-arguments-31034.html

Educators in many disciplines may be interested in Developing Evidence-Based Arguments from Texts, a strategy guide from ReadWriteThink. Constructing a logical and well-supported argument is one of the fundamental skills needed to write a successful paper and it is something that many students struggle with when learning how to write. This strategy guide is intended for use with students in grades 6-12, but instructors and teaching assistants at the undergraduate level may also find helpful teaching tips here. It includes multiple suggestions for explaining the difference between argument and persuasion, as well as downloadable handouts, links to sample essays for illustration, and links to related ReadWriteThink resources. This strategy guide was published by the National Council of Teachers of English and authored by Scott Filkins, a high school English and math teacher in Champaign, Illinois. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group – http://scout.wisc.edu

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NetBoard.me – Free and Easy Online Tool to Collect, Organize and Share Any Web Content

September 20, 2018

NetBoard.me – Free and Easy Online Tool to Collect, Organize and Share Any Web Content
https://netboard.me/

Create beautiful pages with texts, links, documents, videos, photos, presentations, RSS feeds and other content. It takes minutes to create a beautiful page with all the content you need. Add new content from any web page in a single click using browser extension for Google Chrome or Firefox. Features include: a) Control the access – Make your page totally private, give access to selected users or make it public for the whole Web; b) Control permissions – Allow other users to add a content to your pages; and c) Stay in touch – Share your pages and follow other users pages. Uses include: 1) Tutoring and education – Gather and share education materials; 2) Research – Put all research findings into the single place; 3) Work – Gather materials and results to share with colleagues and customers; 4) Private space – Use private pages to gather things you don’t want to share with anyone; 5) Event page – Create customized page about your event with information and photos to share with friends and visitors; and 6) Web presence – Create protfolio or organization page. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™.This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Cite This For Me

September 17, 2018

Cite This For Me
http://www.citethisforme.com/

Create Harvard, APA & MLA citations for your bibliography. Cite This For Me is one of the most popular citation tools today. Launched in October 2010, we began with the mission of helping students create perfect citations in a fraction of the time. Since then, Cite This For Me has assisted millions of users across the world including in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and beyond. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Education and Academic Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Animoto – Video Making Made Easy

September 15, 2018

Animoto – Video Making Made Easy
https://animoto.com/

Drag and drop your own photos and video clips in Animoto’s easy video maker to create impressive videos in minutes. No video editing experience needed! Marketing Videos for Business – Make your own professional videos that impress and engage. Promote your products, service, or brand with video marketing; Slideshow Videos for Photography – Create beautiful slideshows set to music in minutes. Showcase your photography and increase your sales with video; and Slideshow Videos for Family – Save and share your memories forever in a video. Make a video slideshow from your photos and video clips in minutes. This will be added to Student Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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