Jean Flanagan

science education & communication

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Science assessment: the next generation

Published on Smithsonian STEMvisions

Effective assessment will be one of the most important aspects of successful implementation for states adopting the NGSS. How can we develop assessment tasks that accurately measure blended knowledge?

Open data for science education

Published on PLOS Sci-Ed

Science students can benefit greatly from educational materials that expose them to real-world data, but educators can’t access most scientific data.

Learning to read the tree of life

Published on PLOS Sci-Ed

For biologists, the “tree of life” stands for both the unity and diversity of life. But are students and non-scientists accurately interpreting its branches?