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August 15, 2019

Help students with a “gravity assist”

This semester, think about providing students a “gravity assist”, a moment in their lives where something or someone helps propel them to their goal(s)


September 9, 2015

Teaching students respect for public lands

Are your students aware of what the phrase “public land” means, the history of these lands, and their use of and responsibility towards protecting these lands? Here’s a case for why they *should* have this knowledge.


December 26, 2014

Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Students Mentoring Students

Can a student-to-student peer mentoring program be effective for first-time AGU presenters? See this story about a sophomore’s first time at AGU, and the graduate student that started at the same institution serving as her mentor.


August 8, 2011

Students speak about professors’ technology skills

From The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Video Forum: Students Assess Their Professors’ Technology Skills” This was an interesting conversation, on many levels. First, this interview with four college students was conducted through Google+ and recorded with a screen capture program….


March 27, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday, Twitter!

Hard to believe that Twitter is now?/only? five years old. It’s amazing who has embraced this form of social media, from television stars and athletes, to zoos and national parks. Even nonprofit organizations and the White House have their tweets!…


February 6, 2011

Absent Students Want to Attend Traditional Classes via Webcam

Something I’m still thinking about… not that I want my students to start ‘beaming’ in via a webcam to my classes, but I will be using Skype this week in the classroom for the first time. I have a guest…


December 1, 2010

ISTE SIGML comments on NYT article

I’m a member of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Their SIGML (Mobile Learning Special Interest Group) recently sent out this message in response to a recent article in the New York Times titled “Growing Up Digital, Wired for…