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Photosynthesis Rap (video)

Jeff Polish’s students at Cary Academy.

DonorsChoose – double your impact!

You heard of HP, didn’t you? It’s a person (or company, perhaps Hewlett Packard for all I know) who donated to every single challenge on Social Media Challenge Giving Pages on DonorsChoose! And now I hear that HP wants to give even more – but there is a method to that madness: you have to…

DonorsChoose update

As you are likely aware, the DonorsChoose campaign is in full swing here on Scienceblogs.com. What you may not be aware is that Seed Media Group is in, with some nice prizes to the donors: You can forward the donation receipt to scienceblogs@gmail.com for a chance to win some Swag Bags from ScienceBlogs, complete with…

DonorsChoose….

ScienceBlogs campaign is kicking some behind – we are ahead of the Fashion Blogs, Twitter and Gawker challenges!!!

As regular readers of Scienceblogs.com already know, October is the month when a bunch of us raises challenges to fund science, math and technology projects in schools. Several of my Sciblings have already set up their challenges and a few more will add theirs soon, I know. There will be a healthy competition with some…

Video, video, video (video)

Of course the Course description for JOMC 449 – Virtual Communities, Smart Mobs, Citizen Journalism and Participatory Culture is made in video. All the ‘readings’ are viewings of video, all assignments are video-making. So cool! Fall 2009 MW 3:30 – 4:45, UNC Chapel Hill, Instructor: Paul Jones

Innovation in education

A sixth of a GCSE in 60 minutes?: Later this year, pupils from Monkseaton high school will file into their new lozenge-shaped school and take their seats before a giant video wall in a multipurpose hall. Here, they will receive a unique lesson: an intense PowerPoint presentation, repeated three times, and interspersed with 10-minute breaks…

From a current freshman: In college, one lecture class has about 250 students in it and the information goes by really fast. We would cover about 3 chapters in an hour, about three days a week. At first it took me a while to get used to the speed and the way the professors taught.…

Education 2.0

At the Western RCAC Symposium last week: Rodd Lucier: Fertilizing the Grass Roots: My personal suspicions are that most attendees will fail to make effective use of any of the many tools introduced today. Even with everyone recognizing that we have a long way to go: A significant knowing-doing gap will remain! David Warlick: So…

It is rare that I pick the winners in any contest, but this time I picked three! Congratulations to all the winners of the 2008 EduBlog Awards, but especially to my friend David Warlick who led the session on ‘blogs in science education’ at the last year’s Science Blogging Conference, and to Miss Baker’s students…