March 21, 2020

Strategic ed tech planning with the 2020 Horizon Report by EDUCAUSE

In this immediate and incredible shift to fully online teaching and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how many of these “key trends and emerging technologies and practices shaping the future of teaching and learning” will remain relevant, or a priority, or will disappear from the list because of new priorities that must be addressed?


March 11, 2020

Are your students prepared for a fully online course? Find out by asking them.

I have the tools to teach online – but do my students have access to learn online?


March 1, 2020

Ocean Sciences 2020 – Ocean Decade Heritage Network

“Maritime cultural heritage, the physical remains of past human interactions with the sea, are an inseparable part of the marine and coastal environments. Investigating these interactions at the broadest level can inform the present, allowing us to understand future patterns where we face marine pollution, sea-level rise and other hazards, and contribute data to ecosystems management.”


February 20, 2020

Ocean Sciences 2020 – Storytellers Program

The OSM Storytellers program arranged for OSM20 participants to read children’s books about the ocean at local San Diego Public Libraries. Learn about the experience of three ocean scientists as they read ocean-themed books at Central Library!


February 19, 2020

Ocean Sciences 2020 – Oceanography in Space

Working together, planetary and ocean scientists can utilize oceanographic knowledge to plan future missions to explore ocean worlds, while doing some reverse engineering to study our own planet.


February 17, 2020

Ocean Sciences 2020 – Plenary by Nainoa Thompson

One people, one ocean – we need to act this way.  —  Nainoa Thompson, Ocean Sciences 2020 plenary, February 16, 2020


February 16, 2020

Before you play conference bingo…

When it comes to conference bingo, we can do better… by not playing at all, and calling attention to our colleagues we see engaging in this activity and explaining why it is not appropriate or supportive or inclusive for our science community.


January 31, 2020

World Wetlands Day 2020 – wetland biodiversity and why it matters

February 2nd is World Wetlands Day. This annual celebration began back in 1997 to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. There is a different theme determined each year, with the 2020 theme of Wetlands and biodiversity. The connection between wetlands and biodiversity is a critical one that needs urgent attention, according to the International Organization Partners to the Convention on Wetlands. In …


January 24, 2020

The Climate Trail – making a game of the climate apocalypse

I was teaching an introductory-level climate science course last semester, and a conference opportunity came up for me that would require I miss one day of classes. I decided to have students play The Climate Trail and write up a review of the game for an assignment.


January 18, 2020

Check for gender bias in letters of recommendation

Gender bias exists in letters of recommendation, and there are plenty of sources that document this across the years and across STEM fields. Fortunately, there are tools that exist to assist us with reducing the unintentional bias we may include as we write letters for our students and peers.