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23 March 2018

Streaking, manmade lights in the sky

Twenty years ago, I was surprised to see one satellite during a night of star-gazing. Even then, a space physicist named Dirk Lummerzheim said the sky was “crowded” with satellites.


2 November 2017

Unique imaging of a dinosaur’s skulls tells evolutionary tale

How could paleontologists peer inside the skull of a 74-million-year-old tyrannosaur to determine the size of this bone-crusher’s brain and the layout of other features…without damaging this rare, stunning and toothy treasure?


8 October 2017

LiveNote app – a model for conference keynotes?

The Philadelphia Orchestra uses a mobile app to change the way audiences experience musical performances. Could this app be a model for helping audiences engage with scientific lectures?


20 January 2015

With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility

RFID, or radio frequency identification, isn’t something most of us talk about in everyday conversation, but in many ways, this technology has become a regular part of our lives (though we often don’t see it). It’s in the books we check out of the library, the systems used to restock shelves at our grocery store, the passes that allow us to pay a toll on the highway without stopping, and …


13 August 2014

Setting a technology policy for your classroom? Ask students for input

Devising a policy on technology in the classroom? Ask your students, David Gooblar writes in @chroniclevitae. — Chronicle (@chronicle) January 23, 2014 For those of us heading back to the classroom this fall, we are thinking about what to do in our classes, and how to keep our students engaged during the 50 minutes we have them three times week – and by “engaged,” I mean keeping students connected …


19 May 2014

Teaching with Technology Philosophy Statement

Why do so many people start with what technology to use instead of the problem to solve? #edu13 — Rey Junco (@reyjunco) October 18, 2013 Let’s flashback to 2011, when I was working on completing a certificate program through Penn State University.  The Teaching with Technology Certificate, or TWT Certificate, is “earned by creating a teaching portfolio demonstrating the pedagogically appropriate use of technology in teaching.”  One of the requirements …