EKT News and Links to other resources
The EKT repository just linked to a teaching resource for anyone wanting to learn more about coastal processes and engineering.
Small Interactive Models on Waves, Tides and Sediment Transport
The proof of our paper on teaching quantitative skills is online: Taking it to the streets: The case for modeling in the geosciences undergraduate curriculum, Karen Campbell, Irina Overeem, Maureen Berlin, in press 2012. Computers & Geosciences. doi:(10.1016/j.cageo.2011.09.006).
Other Teaching Resources
Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Literacy Principles
CSDMS supports the Literacy Principle Initiatives. These initiatives gathered experts in the respective science fields and educators together and they established the “Big Ideas” and supporting concepts that all Americans should know about Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Climate Sciences.
Link to Earth Science Literacy Principles or grab the brochure here
Link to Atmospheric Science Literacyor grab the brochure here
Link to Climate Literacyor grab the brochure here
The Ocean Literacy Principles have an extensive principles brochure as well, grab it here
Background on Technology in the Classroom, and Teaching Quantitative Skills
The EKT working group has advocated strongly for modeling in the geosciences undergraduate curriculum.
As Karen Campbell put it in her talk at the CSDMS Annual Meeting 2010: "Student experiencing modeling during their undergraduate careers, can greatly increase the quantitative literacy of geoscience majors and help them appreciate the real world applicability of mathematics and computational methods in their future careers in the geosciences".
You can find her entire presentation here
The National Science Foundation has a strong mandate to address the dire need for science, mathematics and engineering education. You can read the latest here:
NSF's Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
SERC Teaching Quantitative Skills
The Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College maintains a highly relevant set of teaching resources aimed at teaching quantitative skills. It also discusses several tools available for modeling; from Excell spreadsheets, to more complicated modeling with Matlab and STELLA.
Check it out here:
quantitive teaching modules
Other Animations and Movies
PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations and activities of physical phenomena through their website. There are a number earth science oriented activities in their arsenal.
Interactive Earth-science simulations