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TERC In The News

July 15, 2013 — TERC’s Sue Doubler quoted in “7 Tips for Funding Science Education” in The Huffington Post.

November 7, 2013 – Press Release

Investigating Science Outdoors, the New eBook From TERC, Encourages Teachers and Students to Open the Door, Go Outside, and Explore.

TERC, a leader in the research and development of STEM curricula, is pleased to offer students, teachers, afterschool providers, and homeschoolers a free resource to promote authentic science exploration outside. The eBook Investigating Science Outdoors is available from the Apple iBookstore. This supplementary science curriculum is designed to get students (grades 7-9) outdoors, exploring the world around them, learning science observation and investigation skills, and actually doing science. More »

October 29, 2013 – Press Release

International Innovation Features TERC’s Signing Math and Science Dictionaries

Judy Vesel, Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation-funded Handheld Signing Math and Science Dictionaries for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Museum Visitors Research Project was interviewed for the October 2013 Issue of International Innovation – North America. In “Inclusive Museums,” Vesel talks about the collaborative research project with the Museum of Science, Boston, which is studying how family and school visitors integrate iPod versions of the Signing Science Pictionary (SSP), the Signing Science Dictionary (SSD), and the Signing Math Dictionary (SMD) into their museum experience and the impact of the dictionaries on what the visitors are learning from the exhibits. More »

August 06, 2013 – Press Release

Signing Math Pictionary (SMP) Now Available on the iTunes App Store

A new addition to the Signing Math and Science product line is now available on the iTunes App Store. The Signing Math Pictionary (SMP) has launched as a mobile app, joining the Signing Science Dictionary (SSD)Signing Math Dictionary (SMD), and Science Science Pictionary (SSP) app suite. The latest versions of the apps include human voice narration, which previous purchasers can download free of charge. More »

July 30, 2013 – Press Release

TERC Senior Scientist Tamara Shapiro Ledley Selected as 2013 AGU Excellence in Geophysical Education Awardee

TERC Senior Scientist Dr. Tamara Shapiro Ledley was recently selected for the 2013 American Geophysical Union.s Excellence in Geophysical Education Award. This annual Award is given to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education through professional service. Dr. Ledley and other awardees will be celebrated at an honors ceremony and banquet to be held during the 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, scheduled for December. More »

July 15, 2013 – Press Release

TERC’s Sue Doubler Quoted in Grant Funding Article for Huffington Post

TERC’s Sue Doubler was interviewed for Douglas Haller’s “7 Tips for Funding Science Education”, which appeared in The Huffington Post on June 24th, 2013. Haller contacted three PIs/project directors for National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administrations-funded research programs and asked, ‘In a challenging economic climate, what do you need to know to successfully secure funding to support and grow your STEM effort?’ Doubler, Paul Secor of Secor Strategies, and Kim Jacques, a professional grant writer, all shared their best practices around retaining and attracting future funding. More »

July 10, 2013 – Press Release

TERC Senior Researcher Judy Storeygard Authors Article for AANE Journal Spring Issue

TERC Senior Researcher Judy Storeygard has authored “Yes, Elementary Students with Asperger Syndrome Can Learn Math” for Issue 11 of theAANE Journal, the member publication of the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE). More »

July 9, 2013 – Press Release

Signing Math and Science PI Judy Vesel, Tara Robillard, Author Article for Summer 2013 Issue of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)

“Teaching Mathematics Vocabulary with an Interactive Signing Math Dictionary” by Judy Vesel and Tara Robillard is included in the Summer 2013 issue of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE), ISTE’s quarterly, peer-reviewed research publication. More »

July 2, 2013 – Blog Post

The LightAide: Using Interactive Light to Engage, Do, and Learn

Beneath the imposing Gothic spires and towering pines of its 33-acre campus, Perkins School for the Blind, located in Watertown, MA, is an institution brimming with innovations in assistive tool development and integrated technology use. Despite—or perhaps because of—being steeped in nearly 200 years of history, today’s Perkins is ever evolving to meet the needs of a changing world and an increasingly diverse student population. In recent years, Perkins has become an experiential design and development lab for the newest cutting-edge assistive technologies. More »