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Help Me Help My Students

Cut to the chase → Kickstarter for UPDATE: 56 hours left to go and the project is almost funded! During the last couple of days, donations are being matched by a backer, so your donation can really help.  Read my post below to learn why I am so excited about this project.

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ScienceOnline Together 2014

@Lalsox, here.  @Paleoromano and I just got back from ScienceOnline Together 2014 in Raleigh, NC.  After three intense days of discussions and general thinky-thoughts, we wanted to share some highlights of the conference sessions.  (There was a lot going on, so this post is evolving)
 Converge sessions:
@lalsox: Each day opened with …

Mid-term Progress Reports

We, here at Convergent Education, have been pretty busy.  Regrettably, not on this blog.  Lest you think we’ve been slacking (you know, …

Don’t Answer That!

“What’s the right answer?”
As a high school teacher, I hear this a lot. Basically every section, on every day, some student gets …

Science Teacher or Hoarder?

After six years of teaching in my current school, I am moving to Lawrence, KS to live with my wife. I love my …

On Earth Day (and Kurt Vonnegut)

“And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” (Player Piano, 1952)
There are many people …