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Calling all scientists and science-fans: you can help with science education by letting students know you’re interested. How? Go and comment on classroom blogs and wikis.

I’ve been gradually collecting some blogs from different classes and I’ve even had some brave volunteers offer theirs for review.

So here goes:

  1. www.missbakersbiologyclass.com/blog
  2. Ms. Hoffman’s AP class blog
  3. Tomorrow’s table from Pamela Ronald. This is going to be used for two months by students in a Genetics and Society class.
  4. Biology in Action
  5. Evolution and Diversity (Biol 124) at http://darwinslegacy.blogspot.com/
  6. A microbiology class blog: http://mikrolife.blogspot.com/
  7. classblogmeisterThis one has lots of student entries listed on the left side. What fun!
  8. Last, in our growing list, we have a Genetics wiki site from Margaret Henderson at VCU.

Maybe I’ll give this a try, too.

Enjoy!

Oh yeah, and Pbwiki has a contest where you can win a premium wiki.

Comments

  1. #3 Coturnix
    September 29, 2008

    And Miss Baker has a blog about using blogs in science classrooms which is quite a resource (also has some others on the sidebar):

    http://blogging4biology.edublogs.org/

  2. #4 Sandra Porter
    September 29, 2008

    Thanks Bora!

  3. #5 Pam Ronald
    September 29, 2008

    Thanks for posting this link. I will report back at the end of the quarter on this “experiment”

  4. #6 Sandra Porter
    September 29, 2008

    Thanks Pam!

  5. #7 Margaret Henderson
    September 30, 2008

    I have had fun reading the blogs listed and I think Miss Baker’s teaching blog is excellent. But I do want to caution teachers about making sure their students evaluate the web sources they are using for their blogs. While I know I am biased about this as a librarian working with health sciences students who must have reliable information, it is important that all people can look at a website and realize when it is biased.
    You can Google ‘evaluating web information’ to find the criteria used at many big universities – I like the page from Cornell http://www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/webcrit.html

  6. #8 Sandra Porter
    September 30, 2008

    Margaret: thanks for that comment, I completely agree. This is one of the reasons that I like http://www.researchblogging.org so much. The posts always contain links to the original citations.

  7. #9 scienceguru
    October 9, 2008

    You can add this one to your list:
    http://thebiologyspace.edublogs.org

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