April 29, 2015

#ThankATeacher on National Teacher Day (May 5, 2015)

#ThankATeacher on National Teacher Day (May 5, 2015)

Although we should thank our teachers each and every day for what they do, please make a special effort to honor and recognize teachers on National Teacher Appreciation Day, May 5, 2015

Read More >>



April 22, 2015

For Earth Day, make some #ClimateConfessions

For Earth Day, make some #ClimateConfessions

On this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, why not come clean by sharing your climate confessions with The Adaptors?

Read More >>



April 15, 2015

Undergraduate Research Week 2015

Undergraduate Research Week 2015

Whereas the week of April 11, 2011, would be an appropriate week to designate as ‘‘Undergraduate Research Week’’: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives— (1) supports the designation of ‘‘Undergraduate Research Week’’; (2) recognizes the importance of undergraduate research and of providing research opportunities for the Nation’s talented youth to cultivate innovative, creative, and enterprising young researchers, in collaboration with dedicated faculty; (3) encourages institutions of …

Read More >>



April 8, 2015

Teaching professional skills… encouraging students to manage an online identity

Teaching professional skills... encouraging students to manage an online identity

If a student doesn’t take control of his/her online identity, who do they think will do it for them? Leaving it up to search engines may not be the best solution, so let’s help students be pro-active with managing their professional web presence.

Read More >>



April 1, 2015

To adopt or not to adopt a textbook

To adopt or not to adopt a textbook

Today is the deadline for letting my campus bookstore know which textbooks I want to adopt for my courses next semester. Do I select book from the popular press instead of using a traditional college textbook? Or do I want/need both? Or neither?

Read More >>



March 25, 2015

“Stop complaining and do something” [Women's History Month]

"Stop complaining and do something" [Women's History Month]

My final post for Women’s History Month in 2015 celebrates those that have taken a stand and taken action when faced with unequal representation and inappropriate comments towards women in STEM. May we all be just as brave to take action and make the difference we want to see.

Read More >>



March 18, 2015

The Voices of Women in STEM via podcasts [Women's History Month]

The Voices of Women in STEM via podcasts [Women's History Month]

For the month of March, in honor of Women’s History Month, I am dedicating my weekly blog posts to the outstanding organizations, resources, and inspiring stories about women in STEM. Be sure to check out my first two posts on the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) and Wikipedia edit-a-thons.

Read More >>



March 11, 2015

Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in STEM [Women's History Month]

Wikipedia edit-a-thon for women in STEM [Women's History Month]

For the month of March, in honor of Women’s History Month, I am dedicating my weekly blog posts to the outstanding organizations, resources, and inspiring stories about women in STEM.  Be sure to check out my first post on the Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN). Whatever one might feel towards Wikipedia, the fact of the matter is that Wikipedia is out there, and people are using it.  Quick to come …

Read More >>



March 4, 2015

The Earth Science Women’s Network (ESWN) [Women's History Month]

The Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN) [Women's History Month]

What can the Earth Science Women’s Network possibly offer? It turns out, I underestimated the value of the “WN” in ESWN.

Read More >>



February 25, 2015

Strategic edtech planning with the 2015 NMC Horizon Report

Strategic edtech planning with the 2015 NMC Horizon Report

This 12th edition of the NMC Horizon Project identifies and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education across the disciplines

Read More >>