360 Degree Geology Field Trip

360 Degree Geology Field Trip

One of my favorite podcasts is Science Friday. Check out the 360 degree virtual geology field trip. This educational tool is the work of Ryan Hollister. Ryan has a masters in geoscience and is dedicated to education. You can find out more about what he does at The Wild Link Club and his photo journals from the educational trips. You can also follow him on Twitter.

The Simpsons Perform Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

The Simpsons – Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven

Seems The Simpsons did a version of The Raven.  The video has also become a suggestion for educational curriculum. I am of the school of thought that education can also be entertaining. I had a physics professor who embraced the idea of entertaining while teaching… more on him later. Once again, I found this at Open Culture. I like the idea of using this video of The Simpsons presenting The Raven as an educational tool.

Additionally, the video is worth the watch and anyone can enjoy it. It is right after the break, check it out.

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No, It IS About Winning

Fuck Emphatically Correct – There ARE winners and Losers

Duh
Duh (Photo credit: John “Lumpy” Lemke)

I am reading an article at Kristen Lamb’s Blog, Something Wicked This Way Comes & Why Writers Could Be in Great Danger.  It is discussing the dangers of this “everyone is special and a winner” trend currently rampant in the US education system.  I guess it is called “emphatically correct”.  And you thought “PC” was bad? While her point is pretty specific to reading, it got me thinking about just how wrong this trend is in general. Continue reading “No, It IS About Winning”