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May 25, 2020

Giving a remote talk? Check out these tips.

This post compiles advice and experiences from those that have been teaching or giving one-off presentations via online technology. These experiences are valuable to share and can only assist all of us as we continue to move forward exploring our teaching, research, and outreach in an online world.


December 6, 2013

Prezi session at the PSTA Conference

Today, I am at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association (PSTA) annual conference, being held in State College, PA.  This conference pulls in a great many science teachers and future teachers from across Pennsylvania (somewhere between 500-1,000 people in attendance) to share teaching strategies and resources in K-12 education.  Presentations focus on chemistry, biology, physics, astronomy, Earth science, pedagogical practices, and of course – educational technology! The first session I attended …


September 26, 2011

Is Twitter a Lens or a Microscope?

On Friday, September 23, I was thrilled to welcome to campus @alexiahudson, a research library from @PSUAbington. I invited Alexia to come speak to my honors research methods course, as all of the students at a recent open mic for…


May 8, 2011

AMNH + Twitter = connecting with Leakey + Johanson

On Wednesday, May 4, I saw this tweet by the American Museum of Natural History (@AMNH):I was THRILLED to see that this talk between two amazing paleoanthropologists, Donald Johanson and Richard Leakey, was going to be shown online with a…


April 17, 2011

2011 Pennsylvania Music Educators Annual Conference

And now for something completely different…On Friday, one of my undergraduate student researches and I co-presented at the 2011 Pennsylvania Music Educators Annual Conference. Yes, you read that correctly – I am a geologist, and I presented at a music…


April 7, 2011

2011 TLT Symposium

It’s an event I rarely miss, the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, held every spring at Penn State University. I’m always curious to hear what my faculty peers are up to across the university, and the keynote speaker each…