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  1. The eSparkBeat: A Pulse on the Modern Classroom

    SBC: ESPARK LEARNING            Topic: N/A

    eSpark is a website that provides teachers curated playlists of tablet-based apps, videos, and assessments tailored to students’ individualized learning needs. In this project, the research team is developing a prototype of eSparkBeat, a dynamic dashboard to provide teachers useful content and resources tailored to particular classroom foci to improve instruction. The intended users of eSpark wi ...

    SBIR Phase I 2014 Department of Education
  2. Infowriter: A Student Feedback And Formative Assessment Environment For Writing Information And Explanatory Texts

    SBC: COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    The project team is developing a prototype of InfoWriter, a Web 2.0 concept mapping tool and writing environment to support students in writing informational and explanatory texts. The product will be used in middle and high school English Language Arts classrooms, and others as appropriate, to supplement traditional writing assignments. Pilot research in Phase I will seek to demonstrate that the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Education
  3. MenuChoice:Nutrition Program for Community-based Group Homes for Persons with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities

    SBC: GOOD NUTRITION IDEAS, LLC            Topic: 84133S1

    This project develops a nutrition program, MenuChoice©, for community-based group homes for persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). Adults with IDD experience poorer nutritional health and more nutrition-related secondary conditions than adults without disabilities. These conditions are preventable and modifiable through a safe, healthful diet, but multiple challenges precl ...

    SBIR Phase I 2011 Department of Education
  4. The `Learning Element

    SBC: COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    School-level curriculum design and instructional delivery is often traditional, not incorporating highly interactive, multimodal social media technologies where users generate content to provide feedback for learners and to support formative assessment. This project team will develop key elements of today’s Web 2.0 social networking technologies to include the potential for collaborative con ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  5. The u.learn Web2.0 Writing Platform

    SBC: COMMON GROUND PUBLISHING, LLC            Topic: N/A

    In recent years there has been considerable public concern about the state of writing – a threshold skill for academic achievement, employment, and participation in today’s world. This project team will create a new technology tool designed to improve student writing performance and the usefulness of writing assessments. U-learn.net will be an online environment that will com ...

    SBIR Phase I 2010 Department of Education
  6. Tools and Materials for Hands-On Climate and Weather Science Education

    SBC: Anasphere, Inc            Topic: N/A

    The majority of students and educators would probably agree that students are better able to grasp scientific concepts from the use of hands-on activities and other inquiry-based educational practices than from typical lecture problem solving methods. Anasphere, Inc is working to make inquiry based tools and materials for weather and climate education more readily available for students and educat ...

    SBIR Phase I 2008 Department of Education
  7. A Low-Cost Portable Rehabilitation Device with Intelligent Control to Stretch Spastic Joints

    SBC: Rehabtek LLC            Topic: N/A

    Develops a low-cost and portable rehabilitation device with intelligent control to stretch spastic joints safely and repeatedly througout the range of motion to reduce spasticity/contracture and increase functional performance

    SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Education
  8. Development of a process methodology to determine the cost of ownership of instructional resources in relation to the benefits of improved student performance

    SBC: Progress Education Inc            Topic: N/A

    School reform efforts call for using scientific approaches to making decisions in education. Currently, data are available to inform decisions, but many educators are not well equipped to understand quantitative information, how to use it, and how to communicate quantitative results. During Phase I, we will conduct focus groups and surveys, and train educators to use data to help students succeed. ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  9. Empirically Supported Job Interviewing Skills Training for People with Disabilities: A Multimedia-Based Computer Simulation Approach

    SBC: Vocational Consultants Press            Topic: N/A

    Based on demand-side job interview research, the project develops a prototype, multimedia-based software designed to teach job seeking and interview skills to people with disabilities. The software is developed for people with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation (vr), rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation counselor educators, and human resources professionals. The software can be used ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 Department of Education
  10. Invitational Priority 4: Developing an Authoring Tool that Promotes Accessibility

    SBC: MSF&W            Topic: N/A

    Promotion of access to information in educational, employment, and community settings to develop an "accessibility first" authoring tool to support actively technical authors in the creation of accessible electronic documents

    SBIR Phase I 2005 Department of Education

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