Drawing directly from the MSPAP literature, we identified the following outcomes for social studies: Culture, Chronology, Environment, Individuals/Groups/Institutions, Political Systems, Economics, Science and Technology, and Civics. Again, from the MSPAP literature we identified the following outcomes for science: Unifying Concepts and Processes, Science As Inquiry, Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Science and Technology, Science In Personal and Social Perspectives, and History of Science.
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The module constructor is designed to let teachers create their multimedia lessons in an online environment. It has a series of screens with fields for metadata elements and descriptions of what both teacher and student will be doing before, during, and after the lesson. To aid teachers in selecting resources, the Resource Explorer lets teachers visualize the database as a star field. The x and y axes can be manipulated to represent source, topic, outcome, or type of media. The resulting display lets teachers see where the richer collections are and then peruse a sub-collection—for example, videos of aquatic habitats or images from the civil war. If they think a particular video might suit their needs, they can view a short slide show of automatically extracted screen changes to get a quick idea about Content. There are buttons on the tool bar for adding or deleting resources from the module.
The Module Constructor demo is no longer available on-line. Click here to view a paper describing the design and implementation of the earlier prototypes.
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