CoVis: Learning Through Collaborative Visualization (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)

Louis Gomez, Roy Pea, Northwestern University, SRI International

CoVis is a community of thousands of students, over a hundred teachers, and dozens of researchers all working to improve science education in middle and high schools. They do this by approaching the learning of science more like the doing of science: rather than depend on the teaching of facts, they seek to reproduce the question-centered, collaborative practices of scientists, using advanced communication technologies. The CoVis project was completed in 1998, and the website now serves as an archive of CoVis materials, including pages of links to geosciences resources, papers presented by CoVis participants, and software developed by the project for use in the classroom. Two of the software applications are for creating visuals of world weather and climate, and one is a multimedia tool for collaborating on scientific inquiry from the classroom. This resource is part of the Teaching Quantitative Skills in the Geosciences collection.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science
Resource Type: Activities:Project, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Topics: Education, Atmosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science