I read a post from @LabSpaces
this morning that I found very interesting. I read the article on Lab Spaces
about Tree Lizards
. I found the information regarding the Lizard's ability to move and survive quite interesting. I'm positive as more is learned… Continue
Added by Glen Westbroek on February 13, 2009 at 10:35am —
Great information from CNN regarding the condition of synesthesia
. I teach with a language arts teacher who suffers from this condition. She is willing to discuss it with both students and adults. I find the genetics behind this condition to be quite interesting. It's linked to four distinct gene areas instead of a single area. What great genetic research.
Added by Glen Westbroek on February 10, 2009 at 11:15pm —
Until recently, I saw Animoto
as little more than slick little marketing tool for education. The fast-paced and pretty videos work really well to show off something that has already happened.
With a few new features, Stacy Baker's leadoff triple, and a switch in thought from marketing to motivation, I am now seeing Animoto in a very positive light for classroom use.
Click here for the… Continue
Added by Sean Nash on January 19, 2009 at 1:09pm —
Is it possible to make a claim that your iPhone application can help to save the world? In this one case, I think it might be justified. Honestly, I never thought I would be the type of person to do a write up on the latest “cool app” for the iPhone. That all quickly changed with the new year’s eve release of “Seafood Guide” for the iPhone. Seafood Guide is a free product of Seafood Watch.…
Added by Sean Nash on January 15, 2009 at 3:30pm —
Coastal Studies for Girls is a new residential semester school for 10th grade girls, located in a stunning setting on the coast of Maine. Opening in the fall of 2009, CSG features a marine science and leadership curriculum in addition to the core academic subjects. CSG offers program enhancements including a Resident Scholars Program and Guest Lecture Series, and will also host college-age interns and mentors. Our program attracts girls from across the country—drawn by our unique coastal… Continue
Added by Tara Treichel on January 15, 2009 at 12:31pm —
I thought I had an actual portrait somewhere on my hard drive, but there were only about four images in My Pictures and this one was the closest to me. I was so excited to get signed up on my first social networking site that I just tossed it up there. If you find it too disturbing, I'll find another at school tomorrow and replace it.
Added by Tom Wanamaker on January 11, 2009 at 10:02pm —
Over the past year, I have taken the opportunity to involve my students in using the Simulations
provided by the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as Simulations provided by Teacher's Domain
. The University of Colorado simulations download and run in their own window. Teacher's Domain simulations may either be downloaded or run while online.
Neither University… Continue
Added by Glen Westbroek on January 10, 2009 at 12:23pm —
"...from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful have been, and are being, evolved."
You'd be hard pressed to find a biology teacher who doesn't recognize that quote! The insights of Charles Darwin, and the biological research they spawned, forever changed the field of biology. Today you cannot fully understand biology unless you understand evolution; in the words of Theodosius Dobzhansky, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of… Continue
Added by Elissa Hoffman on January 6, 2009 at 9:08pm —
The goal in baseball is to just get by. Finishing the ninth inning with one more run than your opponent lands you with a win, and in the right game- a title. The goal in teaching should be quite different.
Swing for the fences
Teach like you have something to prove. Because, in fact, you do. When a new year begins, you have a ton to prove to your students- and in a very short time. If inside the four walls of your… Continue
Added by Sean Nash on January 3, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Gustav is one ugly storm
. It is a category 4 storm that only lost wind speed by 10mph as it passed over land in Cuba today. Even uglier is the path it is taking. Gustav is taking a steady NW aim toward Louisiana, and perhaps, New Orleans.
Outspoken mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
, this… Continue
Added by Sean Nash on January 1, 2009 at 12:30pm —