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 [...]

The World Has Gone Visual

As I continue to add to my repertoire of visual literacy  skills, I am realizing that this course has been what I would consider one of most important professional learning experiences that [...]

Hey infographics, have you met my friend physics?

If it may please the viewer, I would like to start with three simple assumptions that I hope we may all agree to: Teenagers in 2015 have been inundated with gorgeous [...]

Zen-ifying and CRAP

Teachers and graphic designers have a few things in common: they work they do is powerful, complex and under-appreciated.  When I think about what makes "good design" good, I can't put [...]

Collaborative Worksheets–Why Aren’t We Doing This Already?

Hoping to be in the warmer part of the spectrum.... Credit to Life of Riley As I read more and more about the power of the modern Internet [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]