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A guest post by Matt Taylor A couple weeks ago, I wrote a blog post introducing the Preserving Biodiversity Infographics that I’m developing this summer. All of these graphics accompany the content in the Preserving Biodiversity chapter of Hoefnagels Biology textbooks. … Continue reading
A guest post by Matt Taylor I am taking a graphic design class this summer as part of my Master’s in Educational Technology program at Boise State University. The project-based course is teaching me to create graphics for education. Mine … Continue reading
The Doonesbury strip for June 8 hit on something I was reading about just yesterday. In the strip, a college professor complains to a class full of distracted students about what he calls “your tragic faith in the efficacy of … Continue reading
Have you heard of Vine? It’s a Twitter app that allows users to record 6-second, looping videos and upload them to Vine and other media, like YouTube and Facebook. We are considering building short stop-motion Vine videos to define the glossary … Continue reading
I came across two YouTube videos recently that have nothing to do with one another except that (1) they could be useful to biology teachers and (2) they caught my attention recently. Without further ado, I’ll share … First, a … Continue reading
Thanks to my friend Michael Windelspecht at Ricochet Science for pointing out that ASAP Science has been posting YouTube videos relating biology to the Olympics. The ASAP Science videos are brief and fun-to-watch, and they present content supported by research. … Continue reading
written by matthew taylor College students love playing games Once when I was a freshman, my roommate and I came back to the dormitory from Introductory Zoology class, unlocked the door, and found four of our friends playing on our … Continue reading
In my nonmajors biology class, our first lab of the semester is about the process and tools of science. Students get to practice with hypothesis-testing, the elements of an experiment, showing data in graphs, and metric units of measure. The … Continue reading
Educational technology is on the rise. In the last decade, investments in EdTech companies have skyrocketed, totaling over 1 billion dollars in 2012. As a result, instructors are faced with a steady stream of new technology tools to use in … Continue reading