Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

Good Afternoon Instructors,

As promised, I will continue this week's blog with another video and podcasting resource, but there is one caveat, it is a resource geared directly to science instructors.  So, science instructors, here you go!!!  Check it out and let me know what you think!  (And for the rest of you - and myself included, since I'm not a science instructor either - if you have found a discipline specific resource that you use in your own courses that you think others that also teach in your program could benefit from, please send it my way so I can share it with your colleagues too!)

The Wildclassroom is a science focused online resource with the tag line "Education for the Next Generation."  This online resource offers many professional, educational, and intentionally humorous video episodes, podcasts, lesson plans, and other resources.  As stated by The Wildclassroom, the following is its mission:  
"As an organization of next generation scientists, The Wild Classroom and sister site Explore Biodiversity work to promote an interest in conservation, ecology and biology in a manner appealing to our youth and young at heart"  (

I encourage you scientists to check this resource out and once again, let me know what you think.

Heather Thomton-Stockman
Online Instructional Specialist

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this, Heather! I teach biology and environmental issues and I think there is so much room for improvement in having students interact with the various resources online.

    Jennifer Xanthos