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DonorsChoose – prizes

Hmmm my DonorsChoose projects seem to attract more people from the outside than my own readers…. So, let me sweeten it up for you a little and offer prizes! Two people – one who gives a single largest one-time donation, and the other who gives the most over the month (the end of October) will…

Perhaps you are still waiting on contributing to my projects, but these projects of my SciBlings cannot wait much longer!

Today, instead of introducing people, I will introduce a session, or two or three. Feedback from participants of the last two conferences indicated a lot of interest in sessions relevant to science educators at all levels. At both the 1st and the 2nd conference, we had one session on using blogs in the classroom. But…

Wow! Six of my DonorsChoose projects – Science Laboratory Kits, Who Gives A Hoot!, No More Worksheets!, Vroom! Vroom! Forces and Motion, What’s the weather for today? and Math Mania have now been fully funded! Unfortunately, not by my readers…. (pout) If this keeps happening I’ll add some more projects. All for science/math teaching projects…

You may have noticed, all around Scienceblogs.com, that we have started our traditional annual fundraiser – helping fund science and math projects in schools around the country, mainly focusing on schools in low-income areas where most of the students get free lunches and there is not much support for “extras” which should be normal part…

Ouz Nouz! Fear at Cape Fear!

Not in my back yard! It appears that some people are, erm, a little behind the times down in Brunswick County. That dog will not hunt, though, as it has no legal legs to run on, as PZ explains – it’s even less sophisticated than what the Dover board tried to do.

This post was first written on October 28, 2004 on Science And Politics, then it was republished on December 05, 2005 on The Magic School Bus. The Village vs. The University – all in your mind.

Vedran continues to spread the Openness in Serbia: “Anglo-American School Belgrade, a small private school in Belgrade, started its academic year with an opening ceremony celebrating the joy of learning. Teachers who gathered on the first day of school learned about the intention of the school management to offer them a number of links to…

What are teachers for?

Just as I posted this clip about the way kids use blogs and social networks, David Warlick posted this intriguing analysis of the way kids use online technologies. Dave posted an interesting graph that shows that kids assess that they acquire various skills equally in school and in off-school online environments. What? Yes, there used…

Why teaching evolution is dangerous

It is so nice teaching biology to adults when there are no (obvious) Creationists in the classroom. It does not always happen that way – I have had a couple of cases in the past – but this time it was really nice as I could freely cover all topics deeply within an evolutionary framework…