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About mid-morning, my 16yr old daughter called me from school and asked me to help her get an interview transcript that was on her computer. Four years ago, when my older daughter was in high school, I would have printed that document and driven to the school to deliver it. Not today. Today, I found…

If you’re a high school or college student with an interest in biomedical sciences, or healthcare careers, the NIH has set up an electronic mentoring program to help you find a guide. The mentoring happens via email and students must be 16 yrs or older. The site claims the mentors are carefully screened. I’m not…

A few weeks ago I heard a story from a friend in Oklahoma. She works with high school science teachers, helping them learn how to add biotechnology to their courses. One teacher, in particular, has taken the new science activities to heart. Her students did so well, they won a science competition and were asked…

Cofactor Genomics is offering to sequence a genome for a few classes for free using Next Generation DNA Sequencing technology (either Illumina GA or via AB SOLiD). Quoting from their site: Cofactor will ask course organizers for a 1 page description of how their ~700Mb sequencing project could be used as an effective teaching aid…

One of the newfangled ideas that’s popped up in education in the past few years has been notion that more interactive methods of teaching will lead to better results. There’s an appealing logic to this notion. Figure 1. A traditional lecture may not be the ideal way to transfer information.  Technorati Tags: education, active learning,…

Teachertube looks and works much like YouTube, but you’re much less likely to run across videos that Not Safe For the Classroom. All of these videos are made by students and teachers. According to the Dallas News, there are 54,000 videos on the site already and 800,00 visitors every day. I especially enjoyed watching Abbot…

Last fall, this blog got nominated for the 2008 Edublog awards, in the Best resource sharing category. I was a bit distracted in December so this information came and passed without any acknowledgement. Now, I would like to thank whoever nominated Discovering Biology in a Digital World. I’m especially thankful because I got to learn…

I just love this title! It’s nerdy and cute, all at the same time. I read about this in www.researchblogging.org and had to check out the paper and blog write up from The Beagle Project (BTW: some of you may be interested in knowing that The Beagle Project is not a blog about dogs.)

It’s funny but even though I work with data on a regular basis, I can’t always predict the best way to manage data until I have my own data to manage. My classroom wiki site is no exception. Now, that I’ve been seriously using a wiki with my class, I’ve found that I should have…

This quarter, I’m using a wiki with my bioinformatics class and posting sometimes about the things that I learn. Two things I’ve been experimenting with are: Setting up pages for individual students so they can take notes while they’re working. Embedding a Google form into one of my wiki pages for student assessment.