|Names, descriptions, and advice:
Pages and Fields in the EET Chapter Template
Chapter Title Page
EET Chapter Description
A general description of what the user will DO to produce the result advertised in the chapter title. Use active voice to describe the general sequence of procedures within the context of the chapter. Each description should include the following points.
start with a broad description that shows the major goal of the chapter, mentioning type of tool and general data description.
describe the general procedures
describe the intellectual activity (analysis, synthesis, evaluation) that user will engage in at end of technological manipulations.
you may want to include a representative graphic from the chapter to add visual interest to the description.
EET Last Updated
An indication of when the last significant revision/update of the chapter was made and when the chapter was originally published e.g. Published: July 21, 2003. Last Major Revision: December 12, 2003.
EET Contributor 1
Contact information for first individual who contributed to the chapter. Enter Name, Affiliation, email address, and a name to describe the contribution (i.e. Author, Scientist, Reviewer) separated by commas in this field.
Repeat Contributor Info for up to 5 contributors
Teaching Notes Page
EET Grade Level
An estimate of the range of grade levels for which the chapter is appropriate.
EET Learning Goals
A list of goals related to data manipulation, analysis techniques, content of the case study, and/or concepts in Earth system science. Describe each goal in a bulleted statement that begins with an action verb. Text entered in this field will be prefaced by the phrase "After completing this chapter, users will be able to:"
A description of why an educator would want their students to learn this technique. For instance, what else could students do with it? Include examples of how the technique or data might be used within Earth systems curricula.
EET Background information:
Any detailed information that educators might need to feel comfortable presenting the content or techniques of the chapter to students. Explain the general principles of the science involved with collecting or generating the data, or include external links to "fact sheets" or other pages that provide this information. Clarify the scope of the chapter here, specifically indicating any concepts related to the topic that are not covered.
EET Instructional Strategies:
Descriptions of how this chapter might be presented in a classroom situation. This might include a plan for dividing the work among students or small groups.
EET Learning Contexts
Descriptions of curriculum areas in which teachers may want to present this material to students.
EET Science Standards
A list of the Science Education Standards supported by the chapter. Click the link for the appropriate grade level range below, and identify all standards addressed by your chapter. Check standards in the Abilities of Science Inquiry (ASI) section at the top as well as within the specific science content areas that appear below them. Copy and paste the text (including the code number that precedes each one) of each standard addressed by your chapter into this field. Your list will be prefaced by the phrase "The following National Science Education Standards are supported by this chapter:"
EET Geography Standards
Geography standards supported by the chapter. For all grade levels click the link below and select standards that are appropriate for your chapter.: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/education/standardslist.html Copy and paste the text of each standard addressed by your chapter into this field. Your list will be prefaced by the phrase "The following U.S. National Geography Standards are supported by this chapter:"
EET Other Standards
Other standards addressed by the chapter. If your chapter directly relates to content standards in other areas such as technology or mathematics, consult the standards recognized by the appropriate professional organization and list them here. Begin by stating which set of standards you consulted.
EET Time Required
Estimated times for completing the Case Study and each Part of the chapter.
EET Other Resource Name 1
Title of book, article, poster, website, etc. that contains information that can enhance or extend learning related to this chapter.
EET Other Resource Pub Info 1
URL and/or publication information that would allow users to locate the resource.
EET Other Resource Description 1
User-centered description of further information available in the resource.
Repeat Other Resource Name through Other Resource Description for up to 3 resources
EET Example Output
A completed example of what users produce. Describe how the example may differ from the user's product.
Case Study Page
Case Study Text
The goal of the Case Study page is to present a compelling story line that gives users a reason for learning the chapter techniques; it should make the goal of the chapter obvious. The Case Study might "hook" end users with a question, an interesting image or map, or an external link. The case study should draw the user into "caring" about the content or motivate them to learn the chapter technique on the promise of future usefulness.
A brief title that will appear at the top of the page which describes the setting or context within which the chapter technique is presented. The title you enter should be prefaced by the words "Case Study:"
Step-by-Step Instructions Page
Use this field only if you have important information that the user must have before they begin the activity.
Part 1 Name
A name for the overall goal of Part 1. Write as a command that begins with an action verb, as if you are speaking to a single person. Use as few words as possible.
Part 1 Description
One to three command statements that provide broad definition of the tasks to accomplish the goal of Part 1.
Repeat Part Name and Part Description for up to 6 Parts
Part 1 Page
Step 1 Name
A name for what the user does in Step 1. Write as a command that begins with an action verb. Use as few words as possible.
Step 1 Description
One or more related, logically sequenced command statements that clearly describe what to do in this step. Include links to data and/or tools necessary to accomplish the tasks.
Within each step, describe which menu items, buttons, and/or dialog boxes the user should interact with and how, including brief comments about what the main actions accomplish, as appropriate. Integrate the chapter’s Earth system science content with these instructions, to inform users what their technology interactions have to do with phenomena in the real world. Use context tags to focus the user on content-related mental interaction with the graphical information.
Repeat Step Name and Step Description for up to 9 Steps
About the Tool and Data Page
EET Tool Name
Specific or general name of the tool used in the chapter. If the tool used in your chapter is the only tool that can be used to accomplish it, give the specific name of the tool. If the chapter could be completed using a generic tool such as a spreadsheet or a GIS, use the generic name, then give the name of the specific tool you will use to illustrate the chapter.
Example of a generic tool entry:
Spreadsheet. This chapter uses Excel
EET Tool Description
A description of what the tool can do. This text might be copied directly from info provided by the tool builder(s). Comprehensive descriptions should be distilled to focus on the particular use of the tool utilized in the chapter.
EET Tool Cost
An estimate of the total cost of the tool.
EET Tool URL
URL that provides the most direct link for accessing the tool or finding out how to purchase it. Just the URL--it will automatically be made into a link
EET Tool Builder
Credit line for the individuals/institutions responsible for building the tool. Spell out the complete name of all institutions, followed by any common abbreviations or acronyms.
EET Tool Help
Links to useful, stable help site(s) for using the tool.
Repeat Tool Name through Tool Help for 2 tools
EET Data Name 1
General name describing data set #1
EET Data Description 1
Begin with a clear, general description of data set #1. Describe the data accurately, using as little discipline-specific vocabulary as possible. Build the complexity of the description incrementally, focusing on one idea at a time.
EET Data Geospatial Coverage 1
Describe areas of Earth for which data are available. Wherever possible, give the latitude and longitude coordinates of the bounding box of the area for which data are available.
EET Data Temporal Coverage 1
Describe the time period for which data are available including any periodicity of the data. Enter the beginning and ending dates.
EET Data Provider 1
Credit line for institution that provides data.
EET Data Help 1
The best help site(s) available for using the particular data.
Repeat Data Name through Data Help for up to 3 data sources
Going Further Page
General instructions that extend users abilities to use the tool or data in a new way. This may include suggestions (other ideas) for further analysis of the data, technique applied to different content, different techniques applied to same data. Use an active voice directed to the user.
EET Other Data
Link(s) to other data sets, each followed by a brief general description of how the same tool and technique might be used to explore it.
EET Other Techniques
Alternate approaches to working with the tool or data.
EET Other Tools
Link(s) to related tools, each followed by a brief general description of how it accomplishes the same technique.
EET Related Case Studies
Descriptions of other EET case studies that use the same tool, technique, data set, or that cover similar content matter. Provide link(s) to the case study page of related chapters.