Science Education & Policy
- Though Only 20% Of Americans Hold Negative Views About Vaccination, The Political Skew Impacts Policy
What do anti-vaccine believers have in common? A similar distrust in other settled science like GMOs and nuclear power, for one. And they all are more likely to share similar voting patterns, which means that even though only 20 percent of Americans hold n ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 24 2020 - 3:08pm
- A Science Communication Proposal For Pandemic Times
As every other aspect of human life, science communication has suffered a significant setback due to the ongoing Covid-19-induced pandemic. While regular meetings of scientific teams can be effectively held online, through zoom or skype, it is the big conf ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 5 2020 - 2:42am
- I Was Homeschooled Until College: Here’s What To Expect
I was homeschooled for eight years, from age 11 through to college, before it was a novel way for tiger parents to show off their dynamic commitment to their children’s education. Now, if millions of parents and families are suddenly going to be homeschoo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 16 2020 - 12:25pm
- COVID-19: Closing Borders And Stopping Traffic Was The Right Move, Argues Paper
In early 2020 the U.S. government reacted to worrisome death figures for COVID-19, the SARS-CoV-2 form of coronavirus that erupted in Wuhan China in late 2019, and restricted air travel. This was xenophobia, political critics charged, and not based on evid ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 20 2020 - 9:11am
- By Donating To Sourcewatch, The National Education Association Is Using Teacher Dues To Smear Teachers
Internal documents obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request show that the two largest teacher unions, the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers (AFL–CIO), have donated to a Democratic political advocacy organization ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 27 2020 - 3:15pm
- Grades, And Artificial Intelligence
Dear students, If you ask about your grade, I’ll gladly tell you that you’re doing well in the course, or that you really need to do better, as the case may be. More specifically than that I will not say. The main reason for this is that if I were a hiring ...
Article - Fred Phillips - Oct 29 2020 - 2:12pm
- Activists Hope The Biden Administration Will Eliminate A Science Requirement For Endangered Species Act Rulings
In its 47 year history, the Endangered Species Act went from an essential law to protect actual endangered species to a hammer with which to pummel companies and landowners. What started with an American bald eagle became holding housing development projec ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 6 2020 - 12:07pm
- A Single Classroom Study: Teaching Inorganic Nomenclature
The concepts of a single classroom study came about after my module, now a published book, Naming and Writing Simple Inorganic Chemical Formulas was piloted to see if modular instruction on inorganic no1menclature will work and eventually decide to impleme ...
Blog Post - Camilo Tabinas - Nov 14 2020 - 2:37pm
- Judging Research Articles on the Basis of Suspicion
Publication is not only about the distribution of information. It is a money-making business. With so many publishers coming out of the market, it is normal to have competition. Big ones may try to eliminate smaller or starting publishers. We don't ju ...
Blog Post - Camilo Tabinas - Nov 28 2020 - 8:46pm
- Assessment checklist for courses Instructional Design
FIER Procedural Flow FIER I.D. follows procedural stages. Each phase of FIER is divided into three stages; preparatory, progressive, and concluding stage. Materials Needed (Preparation Stage) Activity (Progress Stage) Final Outputs (Concluding Stage) Thou ...
Blog Post - Camilo Tabinas - Nov 28 2020 - 8:50pm