Additional Participants

Partner Organizations

Maine Department of Education, Augusta, ME
Maine International Center for Digital Learning, Lewiston, ME
Foster Student Innovation Center, Orono, ME
The Mathworks, Cambridge, MA

Project Period

October 1, 2017-September 30, 2013

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

Grant Number

4900 / 0737583

Submission Date



The goals of the project were to increase the level and volume of information technologies in the classroom and to promote inquiry-based learning. The project was tightly integrated with the Maine Learning Technology Initiative that puts a laptop computer into the hands of every 7th and 8th grade student and teacher. It was also tightly integrated with the University of Maine Supercomputer. Through the use of technology, students were able to ask “what if questions and find and visualize the answers to their questions. The focus of the inquiry was dynamic Earth modelling. This included geological evolution of the earth as well as weather and climate changes overtime.

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