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Worth learning about: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Worth learning about: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Thanks this week to 'net detectives T. J. Meehan, Rozanne Redlinski, A.J. Petto, and Peter English

Academia

Lego's women in science series a big hit!

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26107-life-in-lego-how-minifigure-academics-went-viral.html

Full, free article, images from New Sci.

What were classes like BCP (before cell phones)?

http://chronicle.com/article/Todays-Lesson-Life-in-the/148423/?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Using humor to teach science--some profanity in videos

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/absolutely-maybe/2014/09/02/science-add-humor-and-stir-wocka-wocka-wocka/

Full, free blog, videos from Sci. Am.

Need a cool quote for classes today?

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/e/elberthubb387569.html

From the website

Anatomy and physiology specifically 

Who's the toughest of the tough in nursing school--us!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/09/02/344042884/the-toughest-class-in-nursing-school-is-the-first-one

Complete, free report from NPR

Google Classroom a benefit for HAPS members

http://www.google.com/edu/classroom/

From the website

Special section on grade inflation

Everyone's special

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-schuman/grading-time-i-give-up-yo_b_1489430.html

Free blog, links from The Huffington Post

Trends in grade inflation: 1991-2007

http://www.gradeinflation.com/

Extensive charts, discussion from website

Research: 1940-2009

http://www.tcrecord.org/content.asp?contentid=16473

Free abstract from Teach. Coll. Rec.

Since there is a problem: An appeal to our better angels?

http://chronicle.com/article/Lets-Ask-More-of-Our/148559/?cid=wb&utm_source=wb&utm_medium=en

Complete, free commentary from Chron. Hi. Ed.

Research

Tips for your manuscript

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Special-Series-Manuscript-Tips-Top-10-Submission-Tips/biotechniques-345608.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=e84fb63595-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-e84fb63595-87291326#.VACefdJdXzg

Complete, free report from BioTechniq.

Lab animal accreditation does not equal animal welfare?

http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2014/08/animal-welfare-accreditation-questioned

Complete, free report from Science

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