NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


SciLinks Overview, June 23, 2009


   Agenda
   • Review data and utilities offere...
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Teachers’ Assignment:
Use the Web in the classroom


   • Need Content

   • Need A...
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The Problem: A typical search on “Aquifers”…




                                 ...
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The Problem: Adding “Lesson Plan”…




                                        yie...
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How does SciLinks work?


  Publication
  callout
  with a
                        ...
Go to the SciLinks site and log in
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NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION




  Enter code from the text
  page
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SciLinks
retrieves web
pages

• Current
• Accurate
• Content-
  specific
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What selection criteria are used?




  Authority                   Scientific Inqu...
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Other Teacher Components

    •Class rosters
    •Favorites
    •Assignment tools
...
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Components for Teachers
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NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
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What Students See
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What Students See
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What Students See
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What Students See
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What Students See
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  Need support as a
  teacher?
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NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION




       • Professional Development equivalent of
       SciLinks
       • Found i...
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    Includes:
    • Selections of NSTA Journal content
    • Excerpts from NSTA ...
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  New Site to be Unveiled
  August 2009
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NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


 SciLinks Activity
 Each month from September to June,
 SciLinks logs

          •...
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Benefits for Publishers



• Market place requires technology
• Staffing economy an...
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Working with editorial


   • Publisher’s editors select SciLinks topics
   • NSTA...
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Service Terms


   • SciLinks subscriptions last 3-10 years
   • Pricing is per ke...
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ELL or Special Needs
Students


   • We don’t have a plan to meet the needs of
     ...
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION


Thanks


   • Questions – contact me:
     Tyson Brown
     703-312-9395
     Tbro...
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June2009 Presentation

  1. 1. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SciLinks Overview, June 23, 2009 Agenda • Review data and utilities offered to students and to teachers • Teacher Support • Professional Development • An understanding of cost to publisher • Will there be new features that will address ELL and students of special needs? • Open discussion: your concerns, questions and comments.
  2. 2. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Teachers’ Assignment: Use the Web in the classroom • Need Content • Need Activities • Need Assessments • Needs to be grade-level appropriate
  3. 3. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION The Problem: A typical search on “Aquifers”… yields 1,350,000 pages!
  4. 4. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION The Problem: Adding “Lesson Plan”… yields 140,000 pages!
  5. 5. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION How does SciLinks work? Publication callout with a Try “Aquifers” code: SciLinks SS31101 logo references content on the page.
  6. 6. Go to the SciLinks site and log in NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
  7. 7. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Enter code from the text page
  8. 8. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SciLinks retrieves web pages • Current • Accurate • Content- specific
  9. 9. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION What selection criteria are used? Authority Scientific Inquiry Design How Scientists Interactivity Work Communication/ Quality of Writing Collaboration Resource Integration Return
  10. 10. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Other Teacher Components •Class rosters •Favorites •Assignment tools •Multiple Choice •Short answer •Matching •True/False
  11. 11. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Components for Teachers
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  15. 15. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION What Students See
  16. 16. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION What Students See
  17. 17. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION What Students See
  18. 18. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION What Students See
  19. 19. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION What Students See
  20. 20. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Need support as a teacher?
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  23. 23. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION • Professional Development equivalent of SciLinks • Found in selected Teacher’s Editions • Examples of research applied in the classroom • Integrates reform within a resource teachers rely upon
  24. 24. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Includes: • Selections of NSTA Journal content • Excerpts from NSTA Press materials • Access to Science Objects • Content available via NSTA’s web sites • Annotated listings of convention sessions and workshops • Annotated listings of professional development workshops and courses offered by NSTA and its partner organizations
  25. 25. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION New Site to be Unveiled August 2009
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  28. 28. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION SciLinks Activity Each month from September to June, SciLinks logs • Over 11 million hits (~365,000 per day) • 2.7 million page views (~90,000 per day) • 289,000 SciLinks viewed • 364,000 websites viewed • 76,500 unique visitors • Average visit length is 4 ½ minutes
  29. 29. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Benefits for Publishers • Market place requires technology • Staffing economy and focus • Credibility in science education: publishers seek an edge • Long term cost and reliability: implementing comparable resources
  30. 30. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Working with editorial • Publisher’s editors select SciLinks topics • NSTA assigns codes, establishes book record in database • NSTA provides logos, sample front matter copy • Publisher creates design treatment for callouts, consistent with style of book/program Return
  31. 31. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Service Terms • SciLinks subscriptions last 3-10 years • Pricing is per keyword, per year • Subscription is defined on a per book basis, defined by student edition ISBN. • Cost may be spread out over lifetime of contract Return
  32. 32. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ELL or Special Needs Students • We don’t have a plan to meet the needs of these students. • Any suggestions? Return
  33. 33. NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION Thanks • Questions – contact me: Tyson Brown 703-312-9395 Tbrown@nsta.org

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