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.

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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

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February 18, 2015

Backtrack to… student feedback via video vs. red pen

Backtrack to... student feedback via video vs. red pen

Is it time to throw away your red grading pen, and to start providing feedback to your students via individual video clips? Two Australian researchers think so. But the question still remains… will students do anything with your feedback?

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February 11, 2015

Teaching Professional Skills… asking for letters of recommendation

Teaching Professional Skills... asking for letters of recommendation

Here are some tips for how faculty can help students be strategic about who and how they ask for letters of recommendation, and what we can do to help the process.

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February 4, 2015

Are dinosaurs going extinct in museums?

Are dinosaurs going extinct in museums?

In case you missed the announcement last week, Dippy the Diplodocus is being moved out of the lobby of London’s Natural History Museum to make way for a blue whale. With the Smithsonian closing its Dinosaur Hall last year for a 5-year renovation, should we be concerned that dinosaurs are disappearing from museums?

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January 28, 2015

Writing cross-country with the Amtrak Residency Program

Writing cross-country with the Amtrak Residency Program

Taking a train ride soon? No matter your destination, Amtrak is encouraging people to get their creative writing juices flowing and… well, write while on the train!

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January 21, 2015

Getting on board with a campus common read

Getting on board with a campus common read

As an Earth/space science faculty member, do you struggle to find ways to bring your campus common read in to your STEM courses? Here are some ideas for ways to connect with this campus-wide initiative.

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January 14, 2015

#NationalMentoringMonth – a celebration for students and faculty

#NationalMentoringMonth - a celebration for students and faculty

Welcome to National Mentoring Month! Take a moment to honor and recognize outstanding mentoring practices and the people that have made a difference in your life.

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January 7, 2015

Ideas for the first day of class

Ideas for the first day of class

Are you ready for the first day of classes? What is your approach to the first day, and how will you get your students engaged in your course? Here are some resources to get you thinking of ways to kick off your semester…

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December 30, 2014

Spending some time unplugged – a New Year’s Resolution, perhaps?

Spending some time unplugged - a New Year's Resolution, perhaps?

We are never far away from cell phones and laptop computers – it seems just about all of our work involves being plugged in and connected. But let’s not forget the benefits to our own health and well-being when we step away from technology.

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