Based on Scientifically Proven Practices for Improving Student Achievement
Numerous independent studies have identified the effectiveness of web-based programs that use real-world, even real-time data to create an educational atmosphere of discovery and inquiry.
In particular, the Cornell Institute for Research on Children's Science Education Programs conducted an independent study, Thinking Like a Scientist about Real-World Problems, that concluded consistent and discovery-laden use of real-world data like that found in virtually every lesson and activity in the WeatherBug Schools Program, improves metacognitive development, especially among students of culturally diverse backgrounds and education settings.
For more information, please refer to our white paper conveying scientifically based research supporting the effectiveness of the WeatherBug Schools Program.
PDF of white paper: Real-World Instruction and the World Wide Web: How WeatherBug
Schools Improves Student Performance
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