Using Strategy Games (FTL) to Teach Science

I have to admit that the topic of copyright did not grab my attention in the least.  I dragged myself through most of the readings before acknowledging that it just [...]

Letting Go of Privacy

Is there such a thing as privacy online? Photo Credit: davidwenell via Compfight cc It seems to me the answer to this is pretty simple:  No.  With very, [...]

Learning to Love Your Digital Footprint

What do universities, employers, and your girlfriend's overprotective mother all have in common?  They all want to know you, without the messy and time-consuming business of actually meeting you. Discussions around [...]

Using MindMaps for Collaborative Unit Planning

As Maslow says, when all you have is a hammer, you treat everything as a nail. I certainly don't have this problem--in fact, I probably have too many tools rather [...]

GroupThink: Collaborative Mind Mapping in the Chemistry Classroom

Your first kiss, your first car, your first day teaching, your first mind-map. I know, you remember them all like they were yesterday.  And they're all hugely significant events in [...]

Learning = (Human Interactions) (Individual Effort) (Real Experience)

There are so many ideas in this video ("This Will Revolutionize Education") that I can't help but cancel my original post idea, which was far more fun and nerdy (though it may [...]

Final Project: Augmenting a Doozer

Why is graphite soft and slippery, while diamond is the hardest substance in the known universe--but both are just made of carbon?  Why does xenon have a higher boiling point than [...]

Meta-mind-mapping: Coggle meets Chemistry

Your first kiss, your first car, your first day teaching, your first mind-map. I know, you remember them all like they were yesterday.  And they're all hugely significant events in [...]

Final Project Hmmms and What-ifs….

This post is intended to embrace the idea of "thinking out loud" in an online context.  In brainstorming for my final project, I am coming up with a lot of [...]

Learning = (Human Interactions) (Individual Effort) (Real Experience)

There are so many ideas in this video ("This Will Revolutionize Education") that I can't help but cancel my original post idea, which was far more fun and nerdy (though it may [...]

Globalization 2.0: Remote freelancing

The outsourcing of manufacturing might be the most significant economic impactor of most developed countries in the last 30 years.  The concept of moving work to low-wage centers is anything [...]

Over-reaching claims, #StillATeenager, and Twitterpation

Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out The video below was a bit of an awakener to me, mainly because it highlighted that I am incredibly similar to our target [...]

Stimulation overload

I can't help but feel like I am being pulled in two very distinct directions.  One pull says, "COOL STUFF IS EVERYWHERE and you MUST EXPOSE YOURSELF TO ALL OF [...]