- Discussion of the BP oil plume in context with a New York Times article and a Science Magazine research paper concerning Plume Transport and Biodegradation at Deepwater Horizon – See also Ars, the Knight Science Tracker and the Columbia Journalism Review
- Think you know how to save energy, you may want to think again via Ars
- Coal & Oil accidents don’t get the attention that others (Nuclear) do. Why is that?
- It appears that energy use is dropping
- I know it’s not really “science” but is the iPad the textbook of the future?
- A new science blogging aggregator
Archive for 2010 August
I don’t know about you, but I generally have a difficult time refocusing after an extended time away from the classroom. And while there are differences in expectations from the perspective of both the student and teacher, the strategies for getting (re)started are likely similar if not the same. I have tried the proverbial dipping of a toe into the shallow end and gently easing my way in to recklessly diving headlong into the deep end without testing the water first (as painful and shocking as it can be). In the spirit of jumping into the deep end, here are a few past posts to get your semester started.
- Quick tips to improve your writing now
- A few of my favorite books on writing
- So you’re writing your first post
- More info on the Molecule of the Week assignment
- Lists of some of my science related feeds
- Student perspective – Impressions about the Molecule of the Week assignment
- Student perspective – Why take it to the next level
And a few additional links you might find useful.
- Newbie’s Guide to Google Reader
- Getting good with Google Reader
- Google Reader Help
- Google Docs for Students
- Google Docs Blog
- Google Docs Help