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November 21, 2016

Explore Global Weirding with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Explore Global Weirding with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Learn how climate scientist Dr. Hayhoe expands her passion for communication and advocates about the reality of global warming through a YouTube video series, Global Weirding.

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June 1, 2016

Khan Academy – effective science video instruction?

Khan Academy - effective science video instruction?

Khan Academy may help students learn about lots of different subjects. But is it really adequate for learning those subjects on a level that really makes a difference in the world? And what are these videos teaching about Earth science?

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May 25, 2016

TED – an “idea worth spreading” in the classroom

TED - an "idea worth spreading" in the classroom

TED talks showcase “ideas worth spreading” through talks that are 18 minutes or less. What can they provide to the Earth science classroom? – an introduction to scientists and a spark for classroom conversation, for starters…

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April 6, 2016

Course video trailers: Coming soon to a classroom near you

Course video trailers: Coming soon to a classroom near you

Course trailers are a strategy for attracting student interest and attendance… but are they instead slick promotional ads and introduce bias?

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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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June 11, 2014

Are geoscience journals ready for video abstracts?

Are geoscience journals ready for video abstracts?

How do we “get the word out” about a new paper we have published, whether the focus is scientific or pedagogical?  We list the citation on our CV’s and perhaps on our faculty page of a department website.  We might send copies to collaborators and colleagues at other institutions.  And some of us will use social media to share the news of having a new manuscript released. Social science researchers …

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