Publications

Books
Trautmann, N. & MaKinster, J. (in press). Birds Without Borders: Investigating populations, habitats, and conservation needs of birds in the U.S. and abroad. Dallas, TX: Carte Diem Press.

MaKinster, J.G., Trautmann, N. & Barnett, G. (2014). Teaching science and investigating environmental issues with geospatial technology: Designing effective professional development for teachers. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. (Edited Volume)

Crawford, A., Saul, E. W., Mathews, S., and MaKinster, J. G. (2005). Teaching and learning strategies for the thinking classroom.  New York: IDEA Press.

Temple, C., & MaKinster, J. (2005). Intervening for literacy: A primer for volunteer tutors in early childhood classrooms. New York: Pearson Publishing.

Research Articles and Book Chapters
Trautmann, N. & MaKinster, J. (2014). Scientists at work: Online multimedia vignettes enable students to experience the lives of working conservation scientists. The Science Teacher, Oct 2014: 39-45.

MaKinster, J. & Trautmann, N. (2014). Introduction. In (Eds.) J.G. MaKinster, N.M. Trautmann, & G.M. Barnett. Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

MaKinster, J. & Trautmann, N. (2014). The nature and design of professional development for using geospatial technologies to teach science. In (Eds.) J.G. MaKinster, N.M. Trautmann, & G.M. Barnett. Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

MaKinster, J. & Trautmann, N. (2014). The nature of teacher knowledge necessary for the effective use of geospatial technologies to teach science. In (Eds.) J.G. MaKinster, N.M. Trautmann, & G.M. Barnett. Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

MaKinster, J. & Trautmann, N. (2014). Understanding the use of geospatial technologies to teach science: TPACK as a lens for effective teaching. In (Eds.) J.G. MaKinster, N.M. Trautmann, & G.M. Barnett. Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Trautmann, N., & MaKinster, J. (2014). The GIT Ahead Project: Meeting Teachers Where They Are and Helping Them Integrate Geospatial Technology Into Their Curriculum. In (Eds.) J.G. MaKinster, N.M. Trautmann, & G.M. Barnett. Teaching Science and Investigating Environmental Issues with Geospatial Technology: Designing Effective Professional Development for Teachers. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Trautmann, N. MaKinster, J. & Batek, M. (2013). What lives where and why? Understanding biodiversity through geospatial exploration. American Biology Teacher.

Barnett, M., MaKinster, J., Trautmann, N., Vaughn, M.H. & Mark S. (2013). Geospatial technologies: The present and future roles of emerging technologies in environmental education. In B. Stevenson, M. Brody, J. Dillon and A.E.J. Wals (Eds.), International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education. New York: Routledge.

Wilson, C., Trautmann, N., MaKinster, J., & Barker, B. (2011). Science pipes: A world of data at your fingertips. The Science Teacher, Oct 2010: 34-39.

MaKinster, J.G. (2010). Unraveling the sociological, political and epistemological dimensions of science through a role play simulation on Bt genes in corn. The Inclusion of Environmental Education in Science Teacher Education. Association of Science Teacher Education.

Trautmann, N., & MaKinster, J. (2010). Flexibly adaptive professional development in support of teaching science with geospatial technology. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 21(3): 351-370..

Wilson, C., Murphy, J., Trautmann, N. & MaKinster, J. (2009). Local to global: A bird’s eye view of changing landscapes. American Biology Teacher, 71(7): 412-417.

Trautmann, N., MaKinster, J., & Edelstein, K. (2007). Creating career paths for geospatial technology professionals. ESRI Conference Proceedings, San Diego, CA.

Meyer, L., Sherman, L., & MaKinster, J. (2006). The effects of global education on third graders’ cultural sensitivity: Understanding the Japan BRIDGE Project. Theory and Research in Social Education, 34(3): 347-369.

MaKinster, J. G., Barab, S. A., Harwood, W. S., Andersen, H. O. (2006). The effect of social context on the reflective practice of pre-service science teachers: Incorporating a web-supported community of teachers. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 14(3), 543-579.

Crawford, A., Saul, E. W., Mathews, S., and MaKinster, J. G. (2005). Teaching and learning strategies for the thinking classroom.  New York: IDEA Press.

Temple, C., & MaKinster, J. (2005). Intervening for literacy: A primer for volunteer tutors in early childhood classrooms. New York: Pearson Publishing.

Hansen, J. A., Barnett, M., MaKinster, J. G., and Keating, T. (2004). The impact of  3-D computational modeling on student understanding of astronomical concepts: A quantitative analysis. International Journal of Science Education, 26(11), 1365 - 1378.

Hansen, J. A., Barnett, M., MaKinster, J. G., and Keating, T. (2004). The impact of 3-D computational modeling on student understanding of astronomical concepts: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Science Education, 26(13), 1555 – 1575.

Hansen, J. A., Barnett, M., MaKinster, J. G., and Keating, T. (in press). The impact of 3-d computational modeling on student understanding of astronomical concepts: A quantiative analysis. International Journal of Science Education.

Hansen, J. A., Barnett, M., MaKinster, J. G., and Keating, T. (in press). The impact of 3-d computational modeling on student understanding of astronomical concepts: A qualitative analysis. International Journal of Science Education.

Barab, S., MaKinster, J., & Scheckler, R. (2004). Designing system dualities: Characterizing online community. Designing for Virtual Communities in the Service of Learning. (Eds.) S. Barab, R. Kling, & J. Gray. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Squire K., MaKinster J., Barnett, M., Luehmann, A. L., & Barab S. A. (2003). Designed curriculum and local culture: Acknowledging the primacy of classroom culture. Science Education, 87(4): 468.489.

Harwood, W. S., MaKinster, J.G., Cruz, L, and Gabel, D. (2002). Acting out science: Using Senate Hearings to debate global climate change. Journal of College Science Teaching, 21(7): 442-447.

MaKinster, J. G., Beghetto, R. A., & Plucker, J. A. (2002). Why can’t I find Newton’s Third Law?: Case studies of students using of the Web as a science resource. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 11(2): 155-172.

Barab, S., MaKinster, J. G., Moore, J., Cunningham, D., & the ILF Design Team. (2001). Designing and building an online community: The struggle to support sociability in the Inquiry Learning Forum. Educational Technology Research and Development, 49(4), 71-96.

Beghetto, R. A., Plucker, J. A, & Makinster, J. G. (2001). Who Studies Creativity and How Do We Know? Creativity Research Journal, 13(3/4): 351-357.

Gabel, D., Stockton, J. D., Monaghan, D. L., & MaKinster, J. G. (2001). Children's perceptions of burning. School Science and Mathematics, 101(8), 439-451.

MaKinster, J. G., Barab, S. A., & Keating, T. M. (2001). Design and implementation of an on-line professional development community: A project-based learning approach. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 5(3): Available at: http://unr.edu/homepage/crowther/ejse/ejsev5n3.html

Talbot, R. M., MaKinster, J. G., Moore, J., & Barab, S. (2001). The Inquiry Learning Forum: Visiting classrooms and building community. The Hoosier Science Teacher, 26(3), 83-88.

Keating, T. M., MaKinster, J. G., Nowak, J. A., & Mills, J. W. (2000). Characterization and analysis of a science curricular resource on the World Wide Web: The cyber history of Bernoulli's Principle. CRLT Technical Report. Available at: http://www.crlt.indiana.edu/

MaKinster, J. G., Felder, D. L., Chlan, C., Boudreaux, M., and J. E. Neigel. (1999). PCR amplification of a middle repetitive element detects larval stone crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Menippidae) in estuarine plankton samples. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 181, 161-168.

Veal, W. R., & MaKinster, J. G. (1999). Pedagogical content knowledge taxonomies. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 3(4): Available at: http://unr.edu/homepage/crowther/ejse/ejsev3n4.html

Guffey, C., MaKinster, J. G., and R. G. Jaeger. (1998). Familiarity affects interactions between potentially courting salamanders. Copeia 1998(1): 205-208.