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Helping More Teachers Find Your Digital Resources

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Washington DC
September 10, 2014

New York, New York
September 12, 2014

Darren Milligan
Senior Digital Strategist
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Learning and Digital Access
milligand@si.edu

Melissa Wadman
Manager of Program Evaluation
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Learning and Digital Access wadmanm@si.edu

Michael Jay
Educational Systemics
michael@edusystemics.com

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Helping More Teachers Find Your Digital Resources

  1. 1. Helping More Teachers Find Your Digital Resources Washington DC September 10, 2014 Darren Milligan Senior Digital Strategist Smithsonian Institution, Center for Learning and Digital Access milligand@si.edu Melissa Wadman Manager of Program Evaluation Smithsonian Institution, Center for Learning and Digital Access wadmanm@si.edu Michael Jay Educational Systemics michael@edusystemics.com
  2. 2. 1995 23.6 million physical visits to museums 72,942 digital visits
  3. 3. 1995 23.6 million physical visits to museums 72,942 digital visits 2013 30 million physical visits to museums 140 million digital visits
  4. 4. 1995 23.6 million physical visits to museums 72,942 digital visits 2013 30 million physical visits to museums 140 million digital visits Physical: 30,000,000-23,600,000 / 23,600,000 X 100 = 27.12% increase Digital: 140,000,000-72,942 / 72,942 X 100 = 191,833.32% increase
  5. 5. 1995 23.6 million physical visits to museums 72,942 digital visits 2013 30 million physical visits to museums 140 million digital visits Physical: 30,000,000-23,600,000 / 23,600,000 X 100 = 27.12% increase Digital: 140,000,000-72,942 / 72,942 X 100 = 191,833.32% increase
  6. 6. What Does the Metadata Look Like Now? txtID txtTitle txtDescription txtType musName webaddr Keywords Standards Alignment Subject(s) Grade(s)
  7. 7. What Does the Metadata Look Like Now? txtID 2014 txtTitle Smithsonian in Your Classroom: The Music in Poetry txtDescription Lessons introducing students to the rhythms of poetry… txtType Lesson Plans musName Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access webaddr http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/… Keywords global sound, folkways Standards Alignment http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resourc/… Subject(s) Arts, Music, Language Arts - Literature Grade(s) PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
  8. 8. LRMI Educators Survey Report August 2013 Update 44%: search online several times a week 31%: search online daily 65%: report “irrelevant results” 87%: more satisfied if they could filter
  9. 9. based on The Content Developers Guide to the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative and Learning Registry, 2013
  10. 10. What Will the Metadata Look Like Moving Forward? txtTitle (Name) txtID txtDescription (Description) MusName (Publisher) Web Address (URL) status Keyword(s) Standards Alignment about (subjects) TypicalAgeRange (Grade) dateCreated alignmentType educationalRole educationalUse inLanguage learningResourceType interactivityType timeRequired useRightsUrl accessibilityAPI accessibilityControl accessibilityFeature accessibilityHazard access Mode hasAdaptation isAdaptationOf Standards Link
  11. 11. What Will the Metadata Look Like Moving Forward? txtTitle (Name) Smithsonian in Your Classroom: The Music in Poetry txtID 2014 txtDescription (Description)Lessons introducing students to the rhythms of poetry. The focus in on two … MusName (Publisher) Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access Web Address (URL) http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/music_in_poetry/index.html status Live Keyword(s) global sound, folkways Standards Alignment http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/stand… about (subjects) Arts, Music, Language Arts - Literature TypicalAgeRange (Grade) 5-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18 dateCreated 2013 alignmentType Teaches educationalRole Teacher educationalUse Activity, Musical, Writing, Creative response inLanguage English learningResourceType Lesson Plan interactivityType Mixed timeRequired P1W useRightsUrl http://www.si.edu/termsofuse/ accessibilityAPI accessibilityControl fullMouseControl accessibilityFeature none accessibilityHazard noFlashingHazard, noMotionSimulationHazard, noSoundHazard access Modetextual, visual hasAdaptation isAdaptationOf Standards Link
  12. 12. What Could the Metadata Look Like on Your Websites? <span prefix="schema: http://schema.org/" typeof="schema:CreativeWork"> <meta property="schema:name" content="The Choate Family: American Colonists" /> <meta property="schema:description" content="&lt;p&gt;Students can learn about the Choate family by investigating a room from their house, a deed from 1772, and artifacts that a family like the Choate's would have owned.&amp;nbsp;In the mid-1760s, Abraham Choate had a 10-room house built in Ipswich, Massachusetts, for his wife, Sarah, and their growing family. The Choates were the first family to live in the house that is the focus of &lt;a href=&quot;http://americanhistory.si.edu/house/&quot;&gt;&lt;em&gt;Within These Walls&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/a&gt;, an online exhibition.&lt;/p&gt;;" /> <meta property="schema:dateCreated" content="" /> <meta property="schema:thumbnailUrl" content="/dynamic/medias/sb_sys_medias_image_resized_1816.jpg" /> <meta property="schema:url" content="http://americanhistory.si.edu/house/families/choates.asp" /> <meta property="schema:Permalink" content="resource/?key=1037" /> <meta property="schema:dateModified" content="7/11/2012 13:49" /> <meta property="schema:learningResourceType" content="On-Line, Other, Audio" /> <meta property="schema:typicalAgeRange" content="8-10, 10-12, 12-14, 14-16, 16-18" /> <meta property="schema:keywords" content="Choate family; Colonist; colony; colonial; colonial era; colonial times; colonial period; Colonial America; 18th Century; Eighteenth Century; 1700; deed; property; ceramics; doll; toy; tool; molding plane; lamp; fat lamp; chair; history; social history; everyday life; family; family life; familial history; house; home; Within These Walls; historic house; New England; Ipswich, Massachusetts; preservation; architecture; interior; furnishing; furniture; decoration; conservation;" /> <meta property="schema:timeRequired" content="PT4H" /> <meta property="schema:about" content="American History, US History" /> <meta property="schema:educationalRole" content="Student, Teacher" /> <meta property="schema:educationalUse" content="Activity, Discovery Learning, Field Trip, Guided questions, Auditory, Reading, Visual/Spatial" /> <meta property="schema:inlanguage" content="0" /> <meta property="schema:interactivityType" content="Mixed" /> <meta property="schema:useRightsUrl" content="http://www.si.edu/termsofuse/" /> <meta property="schema:accessibilityAPI" content="" /> <meta property="schema:accessibilityControl" content="" /> <meta property="schema:accessibilityFeature" content="structuralNavigation" /> <meta property="schema:accessibilityHazard" content="noFlashingHazard, noMotionSimulationHazard, noSoundHazard" /> <meta property="schema:accessMode" content="auditory, textual, visual" /> <meta property="schema:hasAdaptation" content="" /> <meta property="schema:isAdaptationOf" content="0" /> <meta property="schema:isBasedOnUrl" content="http://historyexplorer.si.edu/resource/?key=1739" /> <span property="schema:educationalAlignment" typeof="schema:AlignmentObject"> <meta refines="#ea01" property="schema:targetDescription" content="Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text." /> <meta refines="#ea01" property="schema:targetName" content="CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1" /> <meta refines="#ea01" property="schema:targetUrl" content="http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/R/1" /> </span> <span property="schema:educationalAlignment" typeof="schema:AlignmentObject"> <meta refines="#ea01" property="schema:targetDescription" content="Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas." /> <meta refines="#ea01" property="schema:targetName" content="CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2" /> <meta refines="#ea01" property="schema:targetUrl" content="http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/R/2" /> </span> <span property="schema:educationalAlignment" typeof="schema:AlignmentObject">
  13. 13. Evaluation
  14. 14. Train and Share Educational Workshops Technical Implementation Workshops Training Hangouts LRMI Guide
  15. 15. Moving Forward Oct: LRMI Web-ready Metadata Oct: Educators Exchange on Metadata Nov: New Tools Dec: Workshops
  16. 16. Questions! Image adapted from the Department of Education, http://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofed/9602545478/, used under a CC BY 2.0 license.

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