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- David’s position on watering lawns.
- Our Galapagos episode reminded Bob K. and Amanda M. of this Radiolab episode on the topic.
- We were then reminded of this recent episode of Radiolab about giant viruses.
- Ally G. was wondering how we handled quizzes.
- David uses CastleLearning.
- The “Forgetting Curve”.
- John G. wants to know what to spend his teaching award on…
- The American Modeling Teachers’ Association.
- Edward Tufte feels you could probably improve your graphic design.
- NABT and NSTA national.
- MSOE’s Protein modeling PD.
- Quizzlet may be useful.
- Amanda M. has found that IF/AT forms are very useful for group quizzes.
- David has found Bartender to be a good way to decrease clutter in his OSX menu bar.
- Paul has been using GoogleSites and custom bit.ly urls to good effect.
- Paul’s bedroom wall (featuring art!)
- James Earl believes that Ze Frank is the greatest artist of the 21st century.
- James Earl and Las Meninas
This Week's Topic: Education vs. Edutainment
- VSauce and Smarter Every Day vs. PatrickJMT and Tyler DeWitt.
- Do edutainment videos follow a strict curriculum? Probably not.
- Classroom demos as pseudoteaching.
- David’s preferred structure to turn a demo into actual teaching.
- Paul is still expanding his vertical.
- Busy Beavers.
- “The Apple is Red” could be a church hymnal.