November 29, 2023

Coastal Climate Solutions – via quilt

Two hanging quilts with 20 white squares each with hand-drawn images of coastal scenes

What happens if you ask students to write stories relating to Project Drawdown’s coastal and ocean sinks sector – and share their work? One outcome can be a collaborative class quilt!


November 13, 2023

News stories – is print or audio the way to go?

cartoon of person reading a newspaper with headphones on

I wonder if we are bringing breaking news stories in our discipline in the best way to students – in other words, are we meeting students where they are?


October 27, 2023

2023 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report on Teaching and Learning

cover image for Horizon report

This report profiles key trends and emerging technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning, and envisions a number of scenarios and implications for that future


September 18, 2023

ChatGPT does take-home assignments – but can it do citations?

What happens when ChatGPT is asked to find sources on a particular topic? Spoiler: it makes them up.


September 4, 2023

When Barbie was a Paleontologist

Photo of box cover for Paleontologist Barbie

In 1996, Barbie started her career as a paleontologist – with some comments and suggestions from geologists


August 20, 2023

Making your syllabus liquid

Photo of a ship on the Gulf of Alaska with a rainbow

A liquid syllabus is designed to humanize you and your course to students and present information in a mobile-friendly format.


June 10, 2023

A sea shanty – AI style

For those thinking about sea shanty assignments (or any other creative writing) in the next course you teach, it seems that no matter how specific the instructions and topic, “Bing is king” will be able to produce a clever output.


June 9, 2023

Sea Turtle Day/Week – a celebration of conservation

text across the top, why should sharks have all the fun

A great way to protect sea turtles is to share knowledge.


June 7, 2023

Ocean Oral History Archives, from Kodiak’s King Crab Fishery and more

three portraits on the side of a building

NOAA’s Voices Oral History Archives collects interviews of scientists and stakeholders involved in ocean and climate issues. One additional example is the oral narratives of those from the Kodiak King Crab Fishery.


June 6, 2023

Wyland Whaling Wall returns to Seattle

side of building with whales painted on it

Seattle welcomes (back) a Wyland Whaling Wall! These murals are large and in prominent locations, catching the attention of those passing by. Hopefully, the images also generate conversations around the story of the mural, and the greater challenges facing our ocean as a whole.