Monday, September 26, 2005

Link-Love: In the Classroom and Academia

Teaching math is not easy, but Profgrrrl enjoys it anyway.

The Education Wonks on teacher blogs, the best school system in the world and teaching Intelligent design creationism in schools.

If you read this you'll understand how Toliet Paper With Page Numbers got its name. Also, why academics generally do not make great leaders.

Tall, Dark and Mysterious. Who? Moebious Stripper, of course. On the same topic of academic's personality, as well as some positives about math teaching and using the F***ing graphing calculator.

Why do we sterilize our spaceships? Mr.B explains. I love the Bitch, PhD blog even more now that Mr.B (and some excellent guest-bloggers) are on board. That blog was always so much fun, but now it is triple fun! Aside from powerful posts on academia, feminism and sex, how can one resist cool posts about The Pseudonymous Kid?

Jerry Wilson of Getting Real (Over Coffee) is now a proud HDTV owner. On a more serious note, think of the US and Cuba as Hatfield and McCoy.

Steven D. Krause, on his official blog, on the state of the university. Also, The Happy Academic ponders not being on the job market and not being an administrator.

Jason Kuznicki of Positive Liberty went to a sneak preview of Serenity, while Jonathan Rowe gets serious about The Living Constitution.

Amy is back in school and loves the library.

Speaking of libraries, the best blogging is this, on Caveat Lector, who suggests that best librarian blogging is on Random Access Mazar. I report, you decide (which one is better).

La Profesora Abstrada on Independence of the Mexican Congress.

Steve Levitt and Steve Dubner, the authors of "Freakonomics", write a Freakonomics blog.

Yikes! Tenure dossier, a need to have a biopsy done, a cheating husband, and starting classes. How much more can Dr.HIstory take all at once?

Private schools are better. You think. Think again. What are YOUR favourite sci-fi TV shows? In other news, AssortedStuff is Campaigning for Intelligent Science in the Classroom.

Hugo Schwyzer teaches a Woman's History class, so there are always thoughtful and provocative posts about men, women, and hard work, or Young Women's Reflections on Sexuality and Domination, or fish and bicycles, or truly enjoying Christian Rock, or men's rights advocates alternatives to marriage.

The Alley Notebooks on domestic fantasies and a great trip to San Francisco.

Phantom Professor: I, Student and a quilt.

Gentleman's C is great fun to read. Here are some links if you are into figuring out your academic genealogy (I know mine: Underwood - Menaker - Pittendrigh - Dobzhansky - Chetverikov). The Angry Student passed a PhD defense (I'm gettin' there!). And even the nicest, smartest neighbors can be total morons when it comes to science.

From Acta Online, a disturbing survey of high-schoolers about what college is all about, on the Solomon Amendment (about army recruiters on campus) and on preponderance of girls in college.

Do video/computer gamers make better surgeons? Eide Neurolearning Blog has some data. Also, on The Different Ways We Read: The Movie in Your Head.

Eric Gordy (whose main blog is East Ethnia) is using blogging technology in the classroom. Check out his class blog Mediacourse.

Camicao is also using blogs in the classroom and links to others who do the same.

Dr.B is celebrating fourth blogiversary and also muses about using blogs in teaching.

Easily Distracted was distracted by the NYTimes article about female college students who want to become stay-at-home moms, especially with the blogosphere response to it. There was quite a lot of it, of course, and the actual questionnaire showed up somewhere (demonstrating how bad the survey was) and some of the students gave interviews (about how bad it was).

What information is important? asks Peter Levine. Also, an interesting proposal for rebuilding New Orleans.

Check out the Life as a Middle School Teacher, Learning Curves and Understanding sor some in-the-trenches classroom blogging.

Shadow Boxing and the urban-rural divide on One Stop Thought Shop.

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