Yanny or Laurel: Pop Culture in the Classroom and the Science of Sound

I'm sure you've all seen the video by now (in case you haven't it's below) and you all have formed strong opinions about this ridiculous meme. Many might think it was already ruined when the White House put out an explanation of it in the way that Facebook is no longer cool when your parents join … Continue reading Yanny or Laurel: Pop Culture in the Classroom and the Science of Sound

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5 STEM Instruction & Partnership Opportunities in NYC

The NYC Department of Education regularly partners with great city science, sustainability, and educational technology organizations to improve student learning and professional development. These outside organizations often provide free resources and training, so they are really worth looking into. These opportunities are only available to NYCDOE teachers with a valid DOE login. Science Scientist In … Continue reading 5 STEM Instruction & Partnership Opportunities in NYC

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20 EdTech Tools for Science & Confronting Science Denial

Confronting the Denial of Science According to some, the earth is flat and the moon is a hologram. Most of us laugh or shake our heads at the kind of willful ignorance necessary to believe these ridiculous claims that fly in the face of scientific consensus. Science though, or at least some scientific findings, seem … Continue reading 20 EdTech Tools for Science & Confronting Science Denial

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Star Talking Video

A Video of the Discussion Between Neil deGrasse Tyson & Carmen Fariña This is connected to my previous post Star Talking synthesizing what I learned from the conversation between Carmen Fariña, the current New York City Schools Chancellor, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the renowned astrophysicist and author, at the NYC Department of Education's summer STEM Institute. I don't believe there was any professional … Continue reading Star Talking Video

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Star Talking

18 Takeaways From the Discussion Between Neil deGrasse Tyson & Carmen Fariña I had the pleasure of hearing two well-known former New York students and current New York educators discuss the strengths and flaws of our modern educational system. Carmen Fariña, the current New York City Schools Chancellor, had a riveting conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the … Continue reading Star Talking