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Digital Directions in Learning: Assessing Progress--Badges as a New Tool

Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Pino Monaco, Associate Director of Program Evaluation and Audience Research Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Jennifer Borland,Senior Evaluator and Digital Media Evaluation Specialist, Rockman et al Jennifer Borland has been evaluating educational programs and products for nearly two decades. During her tenure with the independent evaluation firm, Rockman Et Al, she has specialized in the evaluation of digital learning programs and products including websites, games, handheld apps, and other digital media. Jennifer's evaluation portfolio includes work with the American Museum of Natural History, PBS Kids, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Microsoft Partners in Learning, and numerous projects funded by the National Science Foundation. For the past two years, Jennifer has led the evaluation of Smithsonian Quests, an online, quest-based learning and digital badging program. Her evaluation efforts incorporate a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods to identify key factors that influence participants' success and subsequent outcomes. Kate Haley Goldman, Senior Education Associate, National Center for Interactive Learning Kate Haley Goldman spent 10 years as a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Learning Innovation. Her work concentrates on furthering theory and practice of the use of technology in museums and related informal learning environments. She has directed projects both in the U.S. and abroad, involving exhibits and program evaluation, mobile phones and smartphone apps, websites, gaming, augmented and mixed reality, novel data visualization systems, and online learning. Robert Stein, Deputy Director, Dallas Museum of Art Robert Stein founded the Laboratory for Innovation in Museum Technology at the DMA applying the principles of startup venture capital to solving classic problems in museums. Stein also established funding for Visitor Research and Evaluation investigating visitor experience between art and science museums.

Digital Directions in Learning: Designing Instructional Technology

Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Stephanie Norby, Director Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Chris Dede Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies Harvard Graduate School of Education Chris Dede’s fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes five grants from NSF and the Gates Foundation to design and study immersive simulations, transformed social interactions, and online professional development. Barry J. Fishman Associate Professor, School of Education, Associate Professor, School of Information University of Michigan Barry Fishman's research focuses on the use of technology to support teacher learning, video games as models for learning environments, and the role of educational leaders in fostering classroom-level reform involving technology. Fishman's research is concerned with the design and implementation of reform supported by technology. To this end, he is a co-developer of the Design-Based Implementation Research framework. Samuel Abramovich Assistant Professor of Education Informatics Department of Learning and Instruction / Department of Library and Information Studies State University of New York at Buffalo Samuel’s research centers on finding and understanding the learning opportunities presented by the intersection of education informatics and the learning sciences to help guide education improvement and reform. He also looks at educator interactions in large-scale online resource exchanges and how educational badges can increase motivation to learn. Kyle Peck Co-Director of Online Center for Innovation in Learning/ Professor of Education and Research Learning Design and Technology Program Penn State University Dr. Kyle L. Peck studies and applies innovations in education, his current interests include Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and digital badges in education. Kyle is Director for the DIY STEM program, an emerging national opportunity to enhance learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through hands on projects, online learning opportunities and digital badges.

Elementary Students Share Family Lessons through Handmade Books

Smithsonian Education
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Digital Directions in Learning: Taking it to Scale

Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Pino Monaco, Associate Director for Program Evaluation Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Barbara Schneider John A. Hannah Chair and Distinguished Professor College of Education and Department of Sociology, MSU Dr. Schneider is the principal investigator of the College Ambition Program (CAP), a study that tests a model for promoting a STEM college-going culture in two high schools that encourages adolescents to pursue STEM majors in college and occupations in these fields. Dr. Beth Harris Dean of Art and History Khan Academy Before joining the Khan Academy, Dr. Harris was the first person to hold the position of Director of Digital Learning at The Museum of Modern Art, where she started MoMA Courses Online. She also co-produced educational videos, websites and apps. Dr. Steven Zucker Dean of Art and History Khan Academy Dr. Zucker was chair of History of Art and Design at Pratt Institute where he strengthened enrollment and lead the renewal of curriculum across the Institute. Together with Beth Harris, Steven wrote “The Image Library as Learning Environment” for CAA News and “The Slide Library: A Posthumous Assessment in the Service of Our Digital Future,” Teaching Art History with Technology: Case Studies (2008). Nichole Pinkard Associate Professor / Interactive Media School of Cinema and Interactive Media Media DePaul University Program Founder Digital Youth Network She is the founder of Digital Youth Network and co-creator of Remix World, a social learning platform that connects youth’s learning opportunities in school, home, and beyond. In collaboration with the Chicago Public Library, Dr. Pinkard helped found YOUmedia, a public learning space that immerses high school students in a context of traditional media – books – to make and produce new media artifacts like music, games, videos, and virtual worlds.

How have we imagined other worlds?

Smithsonian Education
Curator Margaret A. Weitekamp presents space-themed toys from the collection of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in a discussion how these toys encouraged our imaginations and our fascination with the "space frontier." Presented by: Margaret A. Weitekamp, Curator, National Air & Space Museum Original Airdate: April 28, 2010 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html

Mi Tierra, Mi Mundo--Science & Culture of the Watershed

Smithsonian Education
Mi Tierra, Mi Mundo is a virtual role-playing adventure game exploring the relationship of culture and the environment. Students learn about real-world ecological concepts related to sustainability and stewardship, as well as career development in STEM-related fields. Presented by: Melissa Carrillo & Emily Key Director of New Media and Technology and Education Programs Manager Smithsonian Latino Center Original Airdate: May 17, 2012 You can stay connected with the Smithsonian's upcoming online events and view a full collection of past sessions on a variety of topics.: http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/events/online_events.html With support from Microsoft Partners in Learning.

Elementary Students Share Family Lessons through Handmade Books

Smithsonian Education
Oyster videos, Sophia

Elementary Students Share Family Lessons through Handmade Books

Smithsonian Education
Oyster videos, Jules

Digital Directions in Learning: Motivating Youth Participation

Smithsonian Education
The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access (SCLDA) hosted "Digital Directions in Learning", an online discussion series with leaders and researchers in public education, after school programming, museum education, and educational technology on the last Wednesday of each month, in February-June 2014. Welcome: Stephanie Norby, Director Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, Smithsonian Institution Moderator: Claudine Brown, Assistant Secretary for Education and Access, Smithsonian Institution Panelists: Dr. Jim Mathews University of Wisconsin, Madison Jim Mathews is a teacher, researcher, and designer whose work explores the intersection of place-based, design-based, and democratic education. Through his work with the Games+Learning+Society research group and the Local Games Lab Jim designs and researches mobile-based games and curriculum aimed at connecting students and teachers with their local communities. Jim also has fifteen+ years’ experience as a teacher. Dr. Gil Noam Founder and Director Program in Education, Afterschool & Resiliency (PEAR), Harvard University Gil Noam has a strong interest in translating research and innovation to support resilience in youth in educational settings. He served as the Director of the Risk and Prevention program at Harvard, and is the founder of the RALLY Prevention Program, an intervention that combines early detection of health, mental health and learning problems in middle school youth, and pioneers a new professional role - "prevention practitioner." Kristen Purcell Associate Director for Research Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Kristen Purcell leads the design, implementation, and analysis of nationally representative surveys, special population surveys, focus groups and interviews exploring the impact of the internet on Americans’ social and civic lives. She has authored reports on online news and information consumption, online video, and the burgeoning apps culture. Mimi Ito Professor University of California, Irvine Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media and communications. She recently completed a research project supported by the MacArthur Foundation a three year ethnographic study of kid-initiated and peer-based forms of engagement with new media.

Ice Core Records - 2015 Webinar Part 8

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This presentation is an overview for the Ice Core Records – From Volcanoes to Supernovas educational materials developed by the NASA Chandra X-Ray Observatory high energy astrophysics mission.

State Directors & Event Supervisors Guide RFTS2016 Part 2

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

ARTLAB+ Programming

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A video clip illustration of how HOMAGO principles are used in ARTLAB+ afterschool programming. January 29, 2013.

ARTLAB+ Broadcast Information

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The broadcast will be June 22 at 1:15 PM. Tune in!

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Bugz on the Plane! pt.2

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Short Stop-Motion Animation by ARTLAB+ teens

Artlab Minute 11-15-13

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Artlab Minute 1/28/13

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Moonmad Finds a Cube

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Jazmyne Anna and Evan made this movie. Hope you enjoy the movie. Created as part of the ArtLab+ Animation workshop from June 13th - 16th, 2011. http://artlabplus.si.edu/

Artlab Minute 4-21-14

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Artlab Minute 2-19-13

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Artistic Growth

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made by Isabel, Gena and Stephanie Created as part of the ArtLab+ Animation workshop from June 20th - 23rd, 2011. http://artlabplus.si.edu/

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Special Effects Preview: Spring 2014!

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
On Thursdays this Spring workshops at ARTLAB+ will be all about SPECIAL EFFECTS! Learn about Stop Motion, Green Screen, Sound Effects, and more with Linsay for Press Play Thursday: Spring 2014.
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