Category Archives: What up

Blakey and Scotese

Blakey and Scotese

Dr. Ronald Blakey, Professor Emeritus NAU Geology, has been working on creating paleogeographic (the geography of the ancient Earth) maps for nearly 20 years. His maps are made by plotting data and interpretations from the geologic literature and then painting

Blakey and Scotese

Blakey and Scotese

Dr. Ronald Blakey, Professor Emeritus NAU Geology, has been working on creating paleogeographic (the geography of the ancient Earth) maps for nearly 20 years. His maps are made by plotting data and interpretations from the geologic literature and then painting

16 year olds on plate tectonics

16 year olds on plate tectonics

I was so lucky I got to take a look at feedback from 72 16 year old students on the subject “internal forces” (which includes plate tectonics). My findings: Most of the students could argue why the subject is important,

16 year olds on plate tectonics

16 year olds on plate tectonics

I was so lucky I got to take a look at feedback from 72 16 year old students on the subject “internal forces” (which includes plate tectonics). My findings: Most of the students could argue why the subject is important,

Another setback

Another setback

My geologist just gave me bad news: The data set I’ ve got showing plate boundaries and global coaslines doesn’t take the sea level rise into account (which means it’s not giving the correct picture of how the world used

Another setback

Another setback

My geologist just gave me bad news: The data set I’ ve got showing plate boundaries and global coaslines doesn’t take the sea level rise into account (which means it’s not giving the correct picture of how the world used

From Processing to JavaScript

From Processing to JavaScript

These days I’m all about the You Are Here interactive that I’m making, and I’ve decided to switch from Processing to JavaScript. I don’t know which library I’m using yet, but it will be either Kartograph or Polymaps. Polymaps might

From Processing to JavaScript

From Processing to JavaScript

These days I’m all about the You Are Here interactive that I’m making, and I’ve decided to switch from Processing to JavaScript. I don’t know which library I’m using yet, but it will be either Kartograph or Polymaps. Polymaps might

Inquiry-based learning and knowledge building

Inquiry-based learning and knowledge building

Torunn Aanesland Strømme introduced me to the term inquiry-based learning. I googled it, and here is what I found (source): “Inquiry” is defined as “a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge — seeking information by questioning.” Inquiry implies a “need

Inquiry-based learning and knowledge building

Inquiry-based learning and knowledge building

Torunn Aanesland Strømme introduced me to the term inquiry-based learning. I googled it, and here is what I found (source): “Inquiry” is defined as “a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge — seeking information by questioning.” Inquiry implies a “need

Two days at Blindern

Two days at Blindern

This Monday I met the lovely Torunn Aanesland Strømme for a quick chat about digital learning resources. Torunn is a PhD candidate at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, interested in understanding how students learn science when using

Two days at Blindern

Two days at Blindern

This Monday I met the lovely Torunn Aanesland Strømme for a quick chat about digital learning resources. Torunn is a PhD candidate at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, interested in understanding how students learn science when using

THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE

TOUCHÉ CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSING IS GROUNDBREAKING. Although the examples in the video are terrible, this touch and gesture interface has SO much potential, and opens up many possibilities for interaction. Read more about it in their research paper. Now if only Disney

THE FUTURE

THE FUTURE

TOUCHÉ CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSING IS GROUNDBREAKING. Although the examples in the video are terrible, this touch and gesture interface has SO much potential, and opens up many possibilities for interaction. Read more about it in their research paper. Now if only Disney