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Published on October 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

This morning we had a DNA extraction exercise in my Introductory Biology course. I asked my students where DNA is located in our cells (answer: the nucleus). They stared at me blankly. We are more than halfway through the semester and my students cannot answer that very basic question. Clearly there is something wrong with

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Mind Blowing Creatives and Projects from Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2013

Creative people enjoy sharing their craft with the community. The Atlanta Mini Maker Faire (AMMF) showcased creatives, craft makers, artists, inventors, and technologists from across Georgia and the US. The outdoor conference blended the best of an arts show and a “hands on” science fair. Sarah and I had the opportunity to take the family

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Every Student Has a Story

Published on October 23, 2013 by in Uncategorized

  All sorts of people walk into my classroom. One of the benefits of teaching is that you get to meet individuals that you might not otherwise encounter. This brings a richness to my own life for which I am incredibly grateful. Each person carries with them their own life experiences and their own burdens.

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5 Strategies For Getting Noticed Using Social Media

As one finishes college, students start to think about how they can “stand out from the crowd” to prospective employers. Employers use Google to research the background of potential candidates.   It’s just part of the hiring process.   If someone Googled you, what would they find?   As an artist or designer, how do you get potential

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Join us at the Atlanta Mini Maker Faire

As part of the Makers movement, a Maker Faire is a community gathering that celebrates creative expression in digital fabrication, arts, fine crafts, robotics, programming, and engineering.  Across the nation, these events are inspiring kids and adults to be creative, curious and take on the spirit of an inventor. Frequent readers of our blog will

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Something Old, Something New: Blending Physical Objects and Computing For Learning

Given that Sarah and I love science, we enjoy exposing our family to novel learning experiences. In the past month, we had the opportunity to enjoy the Museum of Science in Boston, MA. I greatly enjoy hands on learning. Getting to see my kids play with some of the Tangible Computing exhibits in the computer

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