On the heels of David Warlick’s session on using online tools in the science classroom and the student blogging panel, here is the opportunity for some of us (that means YOU!) to actually do something about science education online:
Elissa Hoffman is a high school teacher and she has started a blog for her AP Biology class at Appleton East High School in Appleton, WI. She would like it to be a platform with which she can introduce her students to current science research and scientists. One of the things she’d really like to do is find people who’d be interested in “guest blogging” on various topics in biology (or science in general). She has found two already (and I am third), but would like to find more. If you think may be interested, Elissa would be really, really appreciative.
The blog is here and the call for guest-bloggers here. As you can see, Elissa has already posted a few cool posts on evolution and behavior. She is looking for a blog post on a topic of the blogger’s choosing, which could be virtually anything from advice on science as a career to subject-specific knowledge, and then some responses to the kids’ comments/questions.
If you are interested in contributing one post and later responding to students’ comments, you can email Elisse at hoffmanelissa AT aasd DOT k12 DOT wi DOT us.