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Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library (HSDVL)

Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library (HSDVL)

Although still somewhat incomplete, the Harvard-Smithsonian Digital Video Library is now available for preview and user feedback. For this project, video segments are being linked to benchmarks, state standards, and other instructional criteria. The Strand Map Service (SMS), which uses maps based on the Project 2061 Atlas of Science Literacy, is a new feature that lets you use interactive strand maps as the interface for accessing resources. Many of the boxes (=learning goals) are still unlinked, but if you download and install the suggested plug-in (instructions are supplied on the web site), you will find many videos associated with the Atlas. The long-term goal is to populate the boxes so that various types of curriculum resources such as phenomena and representations, research on commonly held student ideas, benchmark clarifications, and assessment items are available to the end-user. The SMS can be embedded into any digital library that wishes to organize its resources around K-12 benchmarks. The developers are interested to get your feedback!


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