For Developers: Recommendations to Data Providers on Making Data Available for Educational Use
- Overarching Recommendations: Discussion at the Using Data Workshop
focused on the importance of data access infrastructure and services that enable students and
educators to meet their learning goals.
- Detailed Discussion: Workshop discussions centered around 3 main
questions - What format/environment would you like to see (e.g. user interfaces)? How would you
want to be able to find the data you need? What manipulation/visualization tools would it
useful to you for data providers to have available in the digital library?
- Scenarios: These scenarios picture how students might use NSDL to
access and use data in our classrooms in the future.
- Developing Effective On-Line Educational
Resources in the Geosciences: This On The Cutting Edge website helps faculty navigate
questions about making teaching materials into web resources, questions like: Why would one
want to make web teaching resources? How to find and make use of other faculty's resources? How
to create online resources of your own?
- Criteria for Data Sites that Support Effective Educational Use:
A set of guidelines developed by the DLESE Data Access Working Group for evaluating how well a
data site is aligned with the needs of educators.
- Recommendations for Making Geoscience Data Accessible and Usable in
Education (Acrobat (PDF) 34kB Sep17 08). Unformatted article from August 2008 EOS. Describes the work and results of the
Data Access Working Group discussions.
- Reuseable NASA Images: Reusable, copywrite free image files
of Earth graphics useful as a base for more specific illustrations.