Collections

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them

5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.

0 comments 3 reposts

Profile picture of Olivia Jenkins

Olivia Jenkins onto Ecology Resources

How to spot conspiracy theories

How to Spot COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories, authored by Stephan Lewandowsky, John Cook, Ullrich Ecker, and Sander van der Linden, looks at possible examples of COVID-19 conspiracy theories, and identifies how they illustrate the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking,

0 comments 1 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto COVID-19/Public Health

Information is Beautiful 's take on COVID 19

An Infographic datapack of visualizations on COVID 19

Also check out Myths and Misconceptions: https://informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/coronavirus-myths-mythconceptions/

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto COVID-19/Public Health

COVID 19 Time

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto Humor

Trouble Shooting Online Instruction

Many of us are using new tools, approaches, and environments to continue engaging our students in high quality instruction while maintaining social distance.
Join us for a Q&A session with a panel of experienced online instructors to trouble-shoot issues and barriers you and your students are encountering and potential solutions and work-arounds.

0 comments 0 reposts

Online with LSE: Transitioning to online instruction

This session of Online with LSE will feature a discussion with educators who have experience teaching online and working with faculty to transition to online instruction.

Panelists
Andrew Bouwma, Instructor in Biology at Oregon State University, experienced online course designer and instructor, including award-winning online lab instruction
Cynthia Brame, Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences, who has experience working with faculty to transition to online instruction
Jim Hewlett, Professor at Finger Lakes Community College and experienced online course designer and instructor
Erika Offerdahl, Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences and experienced online course designer and instructor

0 comments 0 reposts

COVID-19 Data Science Resources

"The Academic Data Science Alliance is working with partners to pull together data and data science resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a living list of resources and we welcome additions, suggestions, and collaborations. Please send additions, corrections, comments, and suggestions to us using this feedback form.

Please keep suggestions limited to research and data resources, avoiding opinion pieces and teaching resources. 

Note that the resources listed here are provided as-is. Use your professional judgement and best practices to vet these resources before you use them for research and scientific communications."

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto COVID-19/Public Health

Slowly Letting People Back In

A PBS Newshour: Student Reporting Labs Interview 

"West Ranch High School student reporter Madi Marks interviews University of Pittsburgh professor and epidemiologist Dr. Wilbert Van Panhuis on how he's collecting data on the coronavirus and how to combat it for our #SRLAsks series."

Quick intro to epidemiology and modeling and a peek into career pathways in this area.

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto COVID-19/Public Health

Making it RAIN: Using Remotely Accessible Instruments in Nanotechnology to Enhance High School Science Courses

Min, A., Ashcroft, J., Monroy, J., Wolf, V., Lee, C., Horton, J., Ehrmann, R., Rodriguez, B. 2019

The Remotely Accessible Instruments in Nanotechnology (RAIN) Network is a conglomerate of nineteen community colleges, four-year universities and high school sites that aims to enhance STEM learning by bringing advanced technologies to K-12 education. RAIN provides free remote access to instruments such as Scanning Electron, Atomic Force and Transmission E ectron Microscopes, as well as Energy Dispersive and Infrared Spectroscopy.

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto Labs

Remotely Accessible Experiments for Use in K-12 Education

Jared Ashcroft and William Miller

RAIN has been developing science labs that can be used in conjunction with remote access instruments to expose K-12 classes to modern experimentation that will help fulfill requirements of NGSS. Currently, RAIN has access to seven experiments that can utilize with remote access available on its website (www.nano4me.org/remoteaccess).

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto Labs

Cultivating Mars: A project-based learning lab analyzing an oxygen based redox reaction in order to design an oxygen-rich environment on the Red Planet

Ashcroft, J.M., Min, A., Bojanini, I., Hacopian, M., Schroeder, K., Cakmak, A.O., Rodriguez, B. 2018. Journal of Laboratory Chemical Education

In a series of activities/labs, designed in a building block approach, whereas each subsequent lab builds into the next, students will explore the reactivity and production of oxygen in various biological and chemical systems.  Use of remote access technology to a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with elemental analysis capabilities allows students to investigate their oxygen reaction via formation of iron oxide.

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto Labs

Cases from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

NCCSTS requires a $25 annual subscription for individuals.  Materials are peer reviewed, and include student handouts and teacher materials.  We are sharing information about recent cases published on COVID19 from this organization:

"COVID-19: Where Did You Come From, Where Did You Go?” by authors from North Carolina State University: Stefanie H. Chen, Carlos C. Goller, and Melissa C. Srougi

https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1125&id=1125

"Put to the Test: RT-PCR and Antibody Detection Diagnostic Tools for COVID-19 ” by a team of authors from Brandeis University:  Melissa S. Kosinski-Collins, Lindsay Mehrmanesh, Jessie Cuomo and Kene N. Piasta.

Fatally Flawed? Early Genetic Testing for the COVID-19 Virus” by Amy C. Groth, Department of Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University

https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1123&id=1123

Social Distancing in the Midst of COVID-19” is by Jason C. Cochrane, Science Department, Mountain Vista High School, Highlands Ranch, CO. 

https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1113&id=1113

 “Pandemic Pandemonium: Why Can’t We Just Treat COVID-19?” by a team of authors from Brandeis University:  Melissa S. Kosinski-Collins, Lindsay Mehrmanesh, Jessie Cuomo and Kene N. Piasta.

https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1114&id=1114 

"Coronavirus Quandaries for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease” by Janine Bartholomew, Department of Biology, Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA

https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1121&id=1121

Where’s the Evidence? Confronting Public Panic About COVID-19” by Laura Pickell, Department of Biology, Cégep Heritage College, Gatineau, QC, Canada

https://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/collection/detail.html?case_id=1120&id=1120

0 comments 1 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto COVID-19/Public Health

Teaching Effectively Online from CIRTL

The CIRTL Network is providing various trainings to assist in the sudden transition to online learning as campuses close to slow the spread of COVID-19. These trainings are offered both as synchronous online workshops and in recorded modules on YouTube.

0 comments 0 reposts

How UDL Can Support Your Transition to Online Teaching

Crowd-sourced table of online teaching practices that align to the UDL guidelines specific to the affective network

0 comments 5 reposts

MAA Emergency Online Teaching Toolkit

This Google doc has an abundance of tools, video tips, and information about how to transition to emergency teaching online.

MAA is the Mathematical Association of America and is the professional society in the US devoted primarily to the support of faculty for undergraduate instruction.

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Carrie Diaz Eaton

Carrie Diaz Eaton onto Tools for teaching remotely

Fred Hutch's List of science papers to read about the coronavirus

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's list of science papers you should be reading about the coronavirus: Amid the thousands of research publications on COVID-19, here are the ones they are reading

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristine Grayson

Kristine Grayson onto COVID-19/Public Health

SEIR on networks with Github and Tweet thread

This is a python package for exploring SEIR models on social networks. The first link is to a Twitter thread where the use and some significant results are explained.

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Carrie Diaz Eaton

Carrie Diaz Eaton onto COVID-19/Public Health

Dr. Kestler’s Coronavirus Video Series

Dr. Harry Kestler at LCCC keeps us informed about the coronavirus and how we can all work together to slow the spread of COVID-19 in this series of daily videos about various aspects of the pandemic: https://www.lorainccc.edu/security/dr-kestlers-coronavirus-video-series/

Prior to his position at LCCC, Kestler held faculty positions at the Lerner Medical College of the Cleveland Clinic and the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

0 comments 0 reposts

Profile picture of Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins onto COVID-19/Public Health

The mathematics of COVID-19

By Dr  Kamuela Yong

Helps readers interpret various models and statistics around COVID-19. Written at the introductory level, could be used for high school or introductory undergraduate.

0 comments 1 reposts

Profile picture of Carrie Diaz Eaton

Carrie Diaz Eaton onto COVID-19/Public Health

Keyboard shortcuts for Google's suite of online tools and how to enable them

The use of Google’s tools for collaborative assignment preparation is increasingly common in online courses. The G Suite also offers conferencing capability that some instructors are using for synchronous online meetings.

All of these tools have built-in hotkeys and keyboard shortcuts that enable them to be used completely mouse-free. However, they are often not visible or available by default. The linked page provides lists of these hotkeys and instructions to enable them for each tool.

The ability to use the keyboard is important for students and instructors who cannot or choose not to use a mouse, as well as those who use screen readers and other forms of assistive technology.

 

0 comments 0 reposts