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Research Centers & Consortia

Berkeley Wireless Research Center - An environment for research into the design issues necessary to support next generation wireless communication systems and expand the graduate research program in the wireless segment. Links to research and events in the field.

Center for Embedded Networked Sensing - CENS, a NSF Science & Technology Center, is developing Embedded Networked Sensing Systems and applying this revolutionary technology to critical scientific and social applications. Member institutions include UCLA, USC, UC Riverside, JPL, Cal State University, and Cal Tech.

Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education - Based at the University of Michigan, Hi-ce develops learner-centered technology and curricula that addresses major needs of schools today. Software tools created at hi-ce include Model-It, Artemis, and applications for Palm OS and Pocket PC computers.

MIT Media Lab's Responsive Environments Group - Creates new sensing modalities and enabling technologies for responsive spaces that inspire new forms of interactive experience and expression, ranging from interactive music systems and wearable computers to smart highways and medical instrumentation.

Probe Sight - Produced by the Concord Consortium, this comprehensive web site takes a closer look at computer-based probeware in education, providing curriculum ideas, sensor suggestions, links to curriculum offerings, and sample sensor activities.





The Handy Cricket Home Page - The Cricket is a tiny computer that you can program using Logo, developed by Brian Silverman and Fred Martin. You can control motors and lights with the Cricket, and receive information from sensors, like touch sensors and light sensors. Crickets can “talk” to each other, sending messages with infrared (IR) light.

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Pasco Scientific - PASCO Scientific's complete offerings cut across science curriculum from middle schools to high schools and physics labs with genuine concern for teaching excellence and standards.

education.ti.com - Provides information about products, training, activities, and resources for educators looking to integrate TI handheld devices into their curricula.

Vernier Software & Technology - Provides a complete solution for classroom data collection, including software, lab interfaces, sensors, lab books, and training, covering physics, chemistry, biology, Earth science, physical science, middle school science, mathematics, and water quality testing.




For Profit Education Portals

Apple Education Mobile Computing News - Check out the latest news articles about how schools and universities are harnessing mobile computing and wireless networking to advance student achievement.

Education @ Palm - Provides success stories, news and events, a resource library, and programs for teaching and learning using Palm products.

education.ti.com - Provides information about products, training, activities, and resources for educators looking to integrate TI handheld devices into their curricula.

GoKnow - GoKnow uniquely integrates the use of technology, instructional design, and professional development to support educators and students in inquiry-based learning activities. Products are backed by classroom-based research at the University of Michigan's Center for Highly Interactive Computing in Education.

Intel Education: Learning with Handhelds - Developed in conjunction with SRI, this site introduces educators new to the handheld scene to the advantages of mobile computing in the classroom.




Learning Sciences Clearinghouses

Find others working in science education and with sensors and probeware using the following information clearinghouses:

LESTER (Learning Science and Technology Repository)
LESTER, an ambitious online community and database focused on innovations in learning science and technology, profiles innovative research projects and researchers. Developed by Rice University's ETRAC with funding from Microsoft Research, LESTER supports the development and application of innovative learning methods and technologies.

CILT Knowledge Network
CILTKN includes about 9000 registered users, dozens of course syllabi, over 2000 relevant bibliographic references contributed by the field, and a who's who in technologies for learning. References may be viewed on screen or may be downloaded in formats supported by programs such as Reference Manager, ProCite, and EndNote.