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By Karen C. Cohen

This pioneering ebook explores the position of the net within the fast improvement of a singular type of technology schooling: genuine student-scientist partnerships (or "SSPs"). individuals current examples of alternative initiatives and courses for the K-12 school room enabled or greater by way of the net and different technological advances. Such student-scientist collaborations because the GLOBE software, undertaking Aquanaut, Earthwatch and Mars Exploration are provided intimately.

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Some GLOBE schools have developed a coordinated program in which different classes make different sets of measurements. , pH of water using a pH pen or meter). GLOBE is designed to instill responsibility for environmental stewardship among students and, ultimately, all peoples of the Earth. Domestically, the program will be inclusive. Internationally, the broadest possible participation from geographically diverse regions of the world is sought. This makes both educational and scientific good sense, as many data-sparse regions of the world are the locations of participating GLOBE schools.

In addition to this anecdotal information, we have conducted several formal evaluations of FeederWatch during the last few years. These have included five focus groups with a total of 44 participants (Hezel Associates, 1992; Cornell Office of Communication Strategies, 1994); one survey mailed to 600 participants (Cornell Office of Communication Strategies, 1995); and two telephone surveys of 121 participants, including 101 FeederWatchers in 32 states who had not renewed their participation from the previous year (Hezel Associates, 1992; Cornell Office of Communication Strategies, 1995).

A GLOBE school in New Hampshire used the Internet to arrange a trip for seven of its students to visit several GLOBE schools in the Czech Republic. While in the Czech Republic, the students described to the Czech students how they were using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and MultiSpec to manage and map land cover types on their school's campus. IMPLEMENTING THE GLOBE STRATEGY GLOBE received the first student data on the 25th Earth Day, April 22, 1995, with over 1500 schools in the United States and overseas participating.

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