Special Spatial Thinking & Analysis

As I’ve taught some Earth/Space/Environmental Science this semester, I’ve made an effort to incorporate some Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology to add both depth and relevance. We began by using some investigations designed by Al Bodzin of Lehigh University designed to investigate tectonic activity as related to plate boundaries, earthquake and volcanic activity, and plate motion. Bodzin… Read More Special Spatial Thinking & Analysis

Using Ignite Talks to Ignite Thought

Change! This year I’m working as a district-level Instructional Technology Coordinator, which is much different than teaching students chemistry and biotechnology and serving as a department (content) lead. Anyway, as part of my introduction to my new community I delivered a hastily prepared Ignite-style talk to an audience of high school, middle school, and elementary… Read More Using Ignite Talks to Ignite Thought

YouTube Idol – Videos and Education

I recently bumped into YouTube’s “American Idol” competition to identify ten “YouTube Next EDU Gurus” à la Khan Academy. Here’s an excerpt from YouTube’s blog:   “We believe that inspiring online educators can come from all walks of life, and we want to find the next generation of educational YouTube stars – people with a talent… Read More YouTube Idol – Videos and Education