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Gapminder

Gapminder identifies systematic misconceptions about important global trends and proportions and uses reliable data to develop easy to understand teaching materials to rid people of their misconceptions.

Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious, or economic affiliations.

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Information is Beautiful

Founded by David McCandless, author of two bestselling infographics books, Information is Beautiful is dedicated to helping you make clearer, more informed decisions about the world. All our visualizations are based on facts and data: constantly updated, revised and revisioned.

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Scientist Spotlight Initiative

The Scientist Spotlights Initiative empowers middle/high school, college, and university science educators to implement inclusive curricula that help ALL students see themselves in science. We provide access to easy-to- implement assignments/activities that link course content to the stories of counter-stereotypical scientists. 

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Information is Beautiful

Explore interactive graphs of various issues, including COVID 19.

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Gapminder Videos

Videos and tools to engage students with socially relevant statistics.

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PhET

PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to ensure educational effectiveness. These tests include student interviews and observation of simulation use in classrooms. The simulations are written in Java, Flash or HTML5, and can be run online or downloaded to your computer. All simulations are open source (see our source code). Multiple sponsors support the PhET project, enabling these resources to be free to all students and teachers.

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Molecular Case Net

Mission: To assemble a new network (Molecular CaseNet); for developing molecular case studies at the interface of biology and chemistry, discussed in atomic detail; and engaging educators in using them for undergraduate level biology, chemistry, and biochemistry instruction.

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Enduring Legacies: Native Cases

Our goal is to develop and widely disseminate culturally relevant curriculum and teaching resources in the form of case studies on key issues in Indian Country. 

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National Center for Science Case Study Teaching in Science

This site has limited access without a membership.

Cases can be used not only to teach scientific concepts and content, but also process skills and critical thinking. And since many of the best cases are based on contemporary, and often contentious, science problems that students encounter in the news, the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant...

 

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Investigative Case Based Learning

Investigative Case-Based Learning (ICBL) is a variant of Problem Based Learning that encourages students to develop questions that can be explored further by reasonable investigative approaches. Students then gather data and information for testing their hypotheses. They produce materials which can be used to persuade others of their findings. Students employ a variety of methods and resources, including traditional laboratory and field techniques, software simulations and models, data sets, internet-based tools and information retrieval methods.

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QB@CC

An NSF funded network of community college biology and math faculty developing  OER quantitative biology modules. Check the website for modules, and join the group for updates about upcoming opportunities.

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Biostatistics using R: A Laboratory Manual

Biostatistics Using R: A Laboratory Manual was created with the goals of providing biological content to lab sessions by using authentic research data and introducing R programming language to biology majors.

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Biostatistics using R: A Laboratory Manual

Biostatistics Using R: A Laboratory Manual was created with the goals of providing biological content to lab sessions by using authentic research data and introducing R programming language to biology majors.

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REMNet Newsletter November 2020

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REMNet Newsletter October 2020

The October edition of our newsletter! :)

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REMNet Newsletter September 2020

The September edition of our newsletter! If you have any news you would like to share with the community let us know at ugmicronet@gmail.com! :)

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Re-Envisioning Culture Network A Syllabus Guide

The Re-Envisioning Culture Network Syllabus aims to honor Black identity and culture while acknowledging the barriers that Black undergraduate students face through definitions, art, storytelling, and poetry. We invite those who read this syllabus to learn more about the terms, research, and experiences around Black racial identity, an intersectional gendered- raced identity and Black culture within the United States. This is not an exhaustive list but hopefully a start to your journey towards consciousness.

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Expanding the Science Capital in K–12 Science Textbooks: A Notable Doctor’s Insights into Biology & Other Accomplishments of African American Scientists (C. Quinlan, 2020)

This article explores the need to include the science capital and cultural capital of African Americans in science teaching and offers practical exemplars for inclusion in the K–12 science curriculum. The author discusses ideas in the evolution of culture that contribute to the science content and perspectives of current textbooks and their supporting educative curriculum materials. The exemplars provided shed light on the scientific concepts and ideas indicated by the scientific accomplishments and narratives of African American scientists and a notable doctor, Charles R. Drew. The practical considerations described have implications for the disciplinary core ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards, and for understanding the cultural, social, and political values inherent in the nature of science.

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Exploring Data to Learn about the Nature of Science (C. Quinlan, 2016)

Biology is often taught as disconnected facts, even though the subject itself provides a holistic approach to the study of life, particularly through the overarching frame of evolution. The Framework for K–12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards promote a coherent approach to science that uses a developmental approach to learning. This is consistent with the use of data, reflective strategies, and a research inquiry approach that encourages students to confront their own thinking and reasoning, and thus encourages the engagement of argumentation in the classroom. This article presents narratives and classroom scenarios that might provide insights into learning strategies, with implications for a more cohesive approach to learning both biology concepts and the practices of science.

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An Interdisciplinary Investigation of African Rock Art Images to Learn about Science & Culture: Blending Biology, Geology, History & Ethics (C. Quinlan, 2019)

Image analysis of African rock art creates a unique opportunity to engage in authentic explorations of science and culture using rock art images as data. African rock art and its context provide insights into the intersection of science, scientific research, research ethics, intellectual property, law, government, economy, indigenous people, and crime. This article specifically considers the rock art and other cultural contributions of the San people of Southern Africa, which offer a rich interdisciplinary exploration of biology—including the climate and weather of biomes, plant biology, human physiology, and more. An understanding of the nature of science, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is implicated.

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More In Depth Spreadsheet Management Adaptation of Data Management using NEON Small Mammal Data

This adaptation consists of three exercises that introduce students to 1) format spreadsheet data tables, 2) carry out spreadsheet quality control, and 3) count/sort/filter data of interest in order to conduct a pilot analysis on NEON small mammal data.

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Data Management using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data with Accompanying Lesson on Mark Recapture Analysis

Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by estimating small mammal population sizes using the Lincoln-Peterson model.

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Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE)

This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.

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The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

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Concerns about secondary use of data and limited opportunities for benefit-sharing have focused attention on the tension that Indigenous communities feel between (1) protecting Indigenous rights and interests in Indigenous data (including traditional knowledges) and (2) supporting open data, machine learning, broad data sharing, and big data initiatives. The International Indigenous Data Sovereignty Interest Group (within the Research Data Alliance) is a network of nation-state based Indigenous data sovereignty networks and individuals that developed the ‘CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance’ (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) in consultation with Indigenous Peoples, scholars, non-profit organizations, and governments. The CARE Principles are people– and purpose-oriented, reflecting the crucial role of data in advancing innovation, governance, and self-determination among Indigenous Peoples. The Principles complement the existing data-centric approach represented in the ‘FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship’ (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). The CARE Principles build upon earlier work by the Te Mana Raraunga Maori Data Sovereignty Network, US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, Maiam nayri Wingara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Sovereignty Collective, and numerous Indigenous Peoples, nations, and communities. The goal is that stewards and other users of Indigenous data will ‘Be FAIR and CARE.’ In this first formal publication of the CARE Principles, we articulate their rationale, describe their relation to the FAIR Principles, and present examples of their application.

Keywords: Indigenous, data sovereignty, data governance, data principles, FAIR principles

How to Cite: Carroll, S.R., Garba, I., Figueroa-Rodríguez, O.L., Holbrook, J., Lovett, R., Materechera, S., Parsons, M., Raseroka, K., Rodriguez-Lonebear, D., Rowe, R., Sara, R., Walker, J.D., Anderson, J. and Hudson, M., 2020. The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Data Science Journal, 19(1), p.43. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/dsj-2020-043

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Cultivating inclusive instructional and research environments in ecology and evolutionary science

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Nathan Emery1 , Ellen Bledsoe2 , and Andrew Hasley3

Evolution and Ecology 2020

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