February 4, 2017

Allow us to introduce you to an #actuallivingscientist

Allow us to introduce you to an #actuallivingscientist

I hope everyone takes the next step and shares this amazing collection of tweets with their friends, neighbors, local K-12 school teachers, etc. A virtual introduction to a scientist is great, but imagine the impact if we help kids and adults meet and speak with an #actuallivingscientist ….

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February 1, 2017

Help build a K-12 classroom library with STEM books

Help build a K-12 classroom library with STEM books

If reflecting back on your own early memories of reading and library visits has brought a smile to your face, please consider helping teachers and their classrooms libraries with the purchase of a STEM-themed book.

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January 25, 2017

Not the water cycle or carbon cycle… but the Information Cycle

Not the water cycle or carbon cycle... but the Information Cycle

When students start an assignment, what’s missing from their approach is the idea of where their topic falls in the information cycle, and therefore, the first step in finding appropriate sources for their topic.

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January 18, 2017

Hidden Figures – make them not-so-hidden to students

Hidden Figures - make them not-so-hidden to students

Every instructor can find a way to take a piece of this story and incorporate it into their classes – which allows the bigger story to be told, including why this matters

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January 9, 2017

Top Science Stories of 2016 – what would our students say?

Top Science Stories of 2016 – what would our students say?

If you ask your students what were the major scientific accomplishments in 2016, what would they say? Are they aware of what happened in the previous year, as well as the major concerns and challenges in the sciences?

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January 1, 2017

A new year – will you add #365papers to your resolutions?

A new year - will you add #365papers to your resolutions?

Do you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2017? How about reading #365papers, or #230papers, or #52papers…

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December 28, 2016

Student collaborative note taking during lecture – encourage or discourage?

Student collaborative note taking during lecture - encourage or discourage?

Is collective note taking by students in lecture something to be supported/endorsed by faculty? Should it be discouraged? Should we be doing something different in class to begin with to reduce the hours of marathon note taking?

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December 27, 2016

Take 5… articles on college lectures

Take 5... articles on college lectures

Take a quick break from your daily activities and check out these five articles to read the latest postings on college lectures – and reflect upon whether being a “sage on the stage” is what works best for your students

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December 20, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Marcia McNutt and Convergence in the Geosciences

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - Marcia McNutt and Convergence in the Geosciences

“Convergence” is defined as the integration of engineering, physical sciences, computation, and life sciences in order to bring about profound benefits for health, energy, and environment… It is time for the geosciences to embrace convergence, as our future depends upon it.

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Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – Extreme climate events from 2015

Dr. G's #AGU16 Spotlight - Extreme climate events from 2015

Event types from 2015 include tropical cyclones, extreme sunshine, nuisance tidal flooding, snowpack
drought, forest fires, and Arctic sea ice extent in addition to heat, cold, precipitation, and drought.

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