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December 13, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – Baba Brinkman knows how to “Make It Hot”

“And henceforth, all plenaries must begin this way…” with peer-reviewed science rap!

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December 12, 2017

Dr. G’s #AGU17 Spotlight – 2017 Arctic Report Card

“Arctic shows no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent past decades — Despite relatively cool summer temperatures, observations in 2017 continue to indicate that the Arctic environmental system has reached a ‘new normal’, characterized by long-term losses in the extent and thickness of the sea ice cover, the extent and duration of the winter snow cover and the mass of ice in the Greenland Ice Sheet and Arctic glaciers, and warming sea surface and permafrost temperatures.”

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December 7, 2017

What #myfirstAGUtalk shows us… the need for a safe, civil, and supportive environment

There are several positive and amusing experiences scientists are sharing about their very first AGU presentation – but don’t lose sight of some of the negatives that can happen, along with the impacts of not being supportive and inclusive

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November 24, 2017

The Science Haiku Challenge from The Flame Challenge

Like science haiku? / Check out the new Flame Challenge / Inspire others!

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November 19, 2017

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – what they are, why they exist

There is a need to communicate the SDGs, ensuring that more people realize they exist, that the goals are an agenda for developed and developing countries that are universal, integrated, interconnected, inclusive, and science-based. For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society – and even faculty and students.

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November 7, 2017

Digital literacy training to make students producers, not just consumers

“…while many college students receive some digital literacy training, most received minimal or no training in the production of basic digital content while in school, which could hamper their success in the workforce.”

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November 6, 2017

Strategic ed tech planning with the 2017 NMC Horizon Report

The NMC Horizon Project is an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges.

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October 22, 2017

Take the pledge for #ActiveLearningWeek2017 (October 23-27)

Active Learning Week is an opportunity for faculty and administrators to join in a collective effort to raise STEM faculty awareness of active learning strategies, expand institutional capacity for STEM diversity and inclusion, and improve the undergraduate experience of all students in STEM

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October 11, 2017

The moving target of Network Literacy

Wikipedia defines Network Literacy as “an emerging digital literacy that deals with computer network knowledge and skills. It is linked to computer literacy and information literacy. Network literacy relates to the basic knowledge and skills required for citizens to participate in the networked society.”

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October 8, 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?

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