Monthly Archives: July 2013

Using candy to teach DNA structure

The introductory biology course that I teach focuses on cellular biology. I start with an overview of the basic types of biological molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) and the different structures found inside of cells. I then spend … Continue reading

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Join Google Developer Group at Mercer University

  Welcome To Google Developer Group at Mercer University We extend a warm welcome to software professionals, students, web designers, web programmers, and people excited about technology. Come help us plan the first year, hear about cool Google technologies, and see … Continue reading

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Programming Simple Animations Using HTML, Canvas, and JavaScript

A number of people in our community have started asking the “how do I get started as a games programmer?”  I believe we live in an exciting time to learn the craft of computer programming.   All the tools you need … Continue reading

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Great Biology Videos

One of the challenges of teaching biology is that many of the topics that we cover occur at the molecular level and are difficult for students to visualize. YouTube has made teaching these topics so much easier. I frequently include … Continue reading

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Maker Camp: Free Virtual Summer Camp for Teens

As a Dad, I’m always looking for new ways to engage my kids in play and making cool stuff.   I wanted to share an online event provided by Make magazine that starts today. (2pm EST)    This online event … Continue reading

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Teaching with purpose

There is a difference between a job and a vocation. A job is simply something you do to earn money. A vocation is something deeper. It is a calling. It is part of your identity and your sense of purpose.  … Continue reading

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