3 years, 11 months ago Edyta ZielinskaParticipant
We have a growing lists of STEM resources and links. But it’s just a list, with about a sentence of description for each entry grouped by three geographic areas.
I would love to create some kind of tagging/indexing/categorizing system for this list whereby an educator or student can click “afterschool programs” or “chemistry” or “philadelphia” and pull up only the relevant items. I’d love something like a words heat map, or other visually appealing method.
Has any Ecosystem used/created something like this or have any ideas for how to implement it fairly simply? I know a little bit of html, and the list currently lives in a Drupal website.
From the Philadelphia STEM Ecosystem project3 years, 10 months ago Julie StolzerKeymaster
Apologies for the delay in replying. We are mid-stream in migrating from a the Google site discussion board to this newly launched message board and I fear that in the transition period some posts are not automatically pushed out to all subscribers. That said, the STEM Funders Network is supporting the roll out of the Connectory (Connectory.org) which is a tool intended to do just what you are asking. Currently several members of the Ecosystem are populating this tool with their local “opportunities”. Communities can use this tool for free as is and direct stakeholders to post programs/events which will then be captured based on a number of criteria (geographic location, content, topic, age group, participation fees etc.). There is also an API available for a fee for communities to embed it into their local sites and for a larger investment (TBD depending on complexity of request) a community can work with the Connectory to create a more customized user interface. Happy to connect you directly to someone at The Connectory to discuss in greater detail.
Best, Julie Stolzer
TA Management Team3 years, 10 months ago Edyta ZielinskaParticipant
Yes, I’d love that introduction! There are loads of Philadelphia free STEM
opportunities that I’d love to see on there, and I’ve seen a number of STEM
Ecosystem sites with Connectory embedded tools. What a way to simplify and
centralize the “asset mapping” component of the work!
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