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10 February 2019

Starting a science blog? Items to consider.

It is an individual decision to start your own blog or to join an existing blogging community, but the decision should be framed around an overarching goal for “why blog” to a listing of secondary objectives you as an author are hoping to achieve.

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26 March 2018

The Marjorie – Reclaiming #FloridaWoman for the Florida environment [Women’s History Month]

The Marjorie is bringing some inspiration to the #FloridaWoman hashtag by showcasing the great work by women in Florida who help fight for, preserve, communicate and garner appreciation for the Florida environment. This is a must-read site!

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15 December 2017

The Landslide Blog – the first ten years

Tomorrow will mark the tenth anniversary of the Landslide Blog. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the successes and failures so far.

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25 November 2015

Take 5… blogs on teaching & learning

Take a quick break from your daily activities and check out these five blogs to read some current thoughts on teaching and learning in higher education

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18 March 2015

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.

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20 August 2014

Before you set a hashtag for your course or have students blog, think FERPA

Are you going to require that your students post on a public blog this semester?  Will you be creating a Facebook page for your class and asking students to post on it?  Will you have students post selfies on Twitter with a course hashtag?  For those instructors that use social media with their students and courses, this could be the most important tweet you read all year:   Is your …

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13 May 2014

To comment, or not to comment (on blogs)

As I was preparing for the official kickoff of GeoEd Trek, I was able to make a list of topics to write about, create a timeline for when the posts would go live, double-check the links in my previous blog postings… but the one item that I could not (and still cannot) have control over is what others will write on my blog if they utilize the comments box.  In …

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10 August 2012

Sol 3 to 4: Colorful Gale

Today was a long day for ChemCam uplink. We are planning to collect the first passive spectra of the calibration target on Sol 4, and that means it is also the first time that the ChemCam optics will be focused, placing the instrument at risk for damage from the sun if it is pointed incorrectly.

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