MMS: Teacher iBook (iMaginetic Space)

Program Element / Activity Title:
MMS: Teacher iBook (iMaginetic Space)
E/PO Project Name:
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
Contact Information:
Code 672
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Program Element / Activity Website:
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
MMS EPO, Science and Engineering Team (Troy Cline, Gary Davis, Tom Moore, Guan Le, Mark Adrian, Hilarie Davis)
Short Description:

The “Educators’ iBook Companion” is a mobile resource for the iPad embedded with self-paced professional development tools, information, and resources for educators. The iBook authors created rich learning content embedded with text, audio, and video that is well suited for complex concepts or demonstrations. This digital age teacher’s guide embeds: dynamic, interactive MMS content from NASA’s Space Weather Action network website (pending permission from NASA); lesson and experiment extensions that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the NETS; and self-paced professional development for teachers seeking to enhance their digital age teaching skills.

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
MMS iBook Cover
Program Element / Activity Status
Please share any additional updates or information about your program element / activity:
ISTE wants us to create another book (Nov 2014)
Audience Metrics
Who is the primary audience of your program element / activity?:
Who is the secondary audience of your program element / activity?:
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
Develop teachers’ understanding of MMS and how to use the transmedia book with students.
What is the design of the evaluation process for your program element / activity?:
Informal teacher reports at this point
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
Teachers reoprt it is an effective teaching/learning tool
Have your evaluation findings / impacts been published? If so, where?: