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Kids Voting USA
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A national leader in civic education, Kids Voting USA?? (KVUSA) gets students involved and ready to be educated, engaged citizens. Students learn about democracy through a combination of classroom activities, an authentic voting experience and family dialogue.

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Full Course
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TeachingWithData.org
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TeachingWithData.org
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Kids Voting USA
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Wave Superposition
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The Wave Superposition exercise is an interactive JAVA environment that allows the user to look at the linear superposition of up to four ocean waves of different amplitudes and period. Direction of travel (right or left) and the local depth of water can be specified. Students can learn definitions of wavelength, wave speed, wave amplitude, and wave period and gain an overall understanding of the superposition of waves. Waves reflection and standing waves can also be explored. Although this is an oceanography activity it could be used in any course that has some discussion of waves (electromagnetic waves, sound waves, seismic waves, and water waves). This site also provides teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment idea and additional resources on wave superposition. This activity is part of the Starting Point Collection: http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/

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Education
Mathematics
Oceanography
Physics
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Interactive learning environment created by Robert A. Dalrymple, Center for Applied Coastal Research,University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716,USA Starting Point page organized by R.M. MacKay.
Date Added:
02/16/2011
A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of postsecondary students
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Abstract In some educational settings, the cost of textbooks approaches or even
exceeds the cost of tuition. Given limited resources, it is important to better
understand the impacts of free open educational resources (OER) on student outcomes. Utilizing digital resources such as OER can substantially reduce costs for
students. The purpose of this study was to analyze whether the adoption of no-cost
open digital textbooks significantly predicted students’ completion of courses, class
achievement, and enrollment intensity during and after semesters in which OER
were used. This study utilized a quantitative quasi-experimental design with
propensity-score matched groups to examine differences in outcomes between
students that used OER and those who did not. The demographics of the initial
sample of 16,727 included 4909 students in the treatment condition with a pool of
11,818 in the control condition. There were statistically significant differences
between groups, with most favoring students utilizing OER

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Education
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Data Set
Reading
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340-E MCKB
Lane Fischer lane_fischer@byu.edu John Hilton III johnhiltoniii@byu.edu T. Jared Robinson t.jared.robinson@gmail.com David A. Wiley david.wiley@gmail.com 1 Brigham Young University
Lansing
MI
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Portland
Provo
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USA 2 Michigan State Department of Education
USA 3 Lumen Learning
UT 84602
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02/22/2019