FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Who can become a member of the Website? Any member of a DR K-12 project can join the site. Principal Investigators are automatically registered and do not need to create a new account. All other project staff (Co-PIs, evaluators, RAs, Educators, etc.) may become a member of the site by clicking “Create a new account” on the homepage, and filling in the appropriate fields.
3. What sections do you gain access to as a member? As a member, you are able to create or join working groups, upload resources, find contact information, manage your project(s), add and sign up for events, and more.
4. How do I add a member to my project? People can only be added to projects if they are a member of the site (this is for security purposes). See our first FAQ for more information on how to become a member of the site. If a person is already a member of the site, simply go to your project’s page (Click “Projects” in My CADRE menu, and select the project to go to the project page), scroll to the bottom of the page to the Project Members section and click “add members.” Type their name in the right box, click the blue arrow until the name is in the left box and click “Add users.” See help text if you are still confused.
5. What search option should I use? The search option “Project Smart Search” is a specialized search engine that should be used to find projects based on the project’s parameters, rather than specifically looking for a project or title. If you are looking for a specific project, title, resource, event or researcher, you should use the “Search this site” option. Both the general site search and Project Smart search can be found in the top right corner of each page.
6. What is My CADRE? The My CADRE section is a shortcut menu to your profile, a list of your projects, a list of your colleagues, a calendar/list of your events, a list of your groups, the CADRE Newsletter, and a list of your favorites (any event, project or group that you have tagged as a favorite). It also allows you to easily create and add content to the website.
7. What is your profile? Your profile is a chance to tell other researchers and educators a little bit about yourself. There is a place to provide a bio, your contact information, what organization(s) you work with, etc. You may make your contact information available to the public. By default it is only available to other members, who are all part of the NSF DR K-12 community.
8. How can I get in touch with CADRE, NSF, DR K-12, Partners or the Advisory Board? See the contact us page for CADRE’s email address. Or visit the NSF, DR K-12, Partner, or Advisory Board web pages for other contact information.
9. Why would I want to get in touch with CADRE leadership team? Think of the CADRE leadership team as facilitators. We’re here to answer questions and to offer you project support. Have a research question and want to meet someone else facing a similar problem? Want to start a group or arrange a meeting to discuss education issues (for ex. technology in the classroom or new common core standards in science, among others)? You can contact the CADRE leadership team through our website and we will help you connect with other researchers or experts.
1. How do you know what keywords are associated with your project? After logging in, click “projects” in the My CADRE menu and then click on the title of your project to go to your project’s page. The keywords are located in the light blue box at the top of the project page. We encourage all PIs to update their keywords (see the help text on “Editing your project page”).
2. What are my projects? The project link in My CADRE brings you to a web page that lists all of the projects that you are a member of. It enables you to easily keep track of the projects you are involved with. If you want to add a project your list, please contact CADRE at email@example.com.
3. Why should I join a project? Joining a project shows that you are working on that project, it ensures that your project affiliations are accurate and it allows you to contribute to or edit that project’s profile.
4. What does it mean to be a project administrator? As project administrator, you are the owner and administrator of the project. You can assign member titles (project roles), add members manually and remove members through the Manage Group Membership. You can also approve someone becoming a member to the site. For ex., if you have an undergraduate student working on your project and you would like them to become a member of the CADRE website, you can approve their membership. Note: A project can have multiple administrators.
1. What are groups? Groups are formed when fellow NSF DR K-12 researchers are interested in creating a working group to discuss and collaborate on a particular subject. The Groups section of the website is designed to facilitate collaboration. Group members are able to post articles or papers of interest to the site and can contact other members of the group through the website.
To see a list of current groups, click on the “Groups” tab (http://www.cadrek12.org/groups).When you create a group, you become the group’s administrator (See below to see what being an administrator means).
2. What does it mean to be a group’s administrator? As group administrator, you are the owner and administrator of the group. You can assign member titles (project roles), edit the group info, and add and remove members through the Manage Group Membership. Note: A group can have multiple administrators.
1. What does it mean to sign up for an event on the CADRE website? Signing up for an event does 2 things: it adds the event to your calendar in the My CADRE section and it tells other CADRE members that you are attending the event. Note: Some events may require an official registration.