Living in the Multi-Tech Universe (Without the Fight)

"PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY" "IF I SEE YOUR PHONE IN CLASS, I'M TAKING IT" "TURN YOUR SCREENS SO THEY FACE ME" All of these phrases have come out of my [...]

Flipping the SL Chemistry Class

If I had to say there was one huge change in my teaching this year, it would be the concept of the Flipped Class. I started flipping my IB Standard [...]

Delivering Knowledge? The Bar Has Been Raised

The internet is a big place, but once in a while you find a niche where there is so clearly a single author dominating the scene that you remember:  Someone [...]

Fun with CO2

Had never seen this demo before (though I doubt I'm the first to think of it....).  

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 [...]

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 [...]

Elements4D is popular with cats (and teachers)

Augmented reality is right up there with flying cars and dictation:  A futuristic dream that hasn't quite reached a level of refinement that encourages widespread use.  A few years ago, [...]