Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Do you like to read about new developments in science and other fields? Are you tired of "science by press release"? ResearchBlogging.org is your place. ResearchBlogging.org allows readers to easily find blog posts about serious peer-reviewed research, instead of just news reports and press releases. 

 Read more here: ResearchBlogging.org

Finding good information on the internet

"Have you heard about the highly endangered tree octopus of the forests of the Pacific Northwest? "Ridiculous," you say? But I found a whole webpage devoted to saving them, so they must exist, right? This website has been used to intentionally mislead students as part of a scientific study, and it points out a real problem our society faces in the digital information age: anyone can put anything on the internet.[Ed. this sentence edited for clarification]"

Finding good information on the internet
The internet empowers us to educate ourselves and make more informed choices and decisions without leaving our couches. But if we believe everything we find on the internet, we are likely to wind up making some very poor decisions. In this new digital information age, how do we keep from being misinformed? As a skeptical environmental research scientist and educator I have picked up a few tricks that anyone can use to find and select high-quality information from the internet.

#1 Don’t be scared of scientific papers
#2 Not all websites are created equal
#3 Checking the facts


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Great App for computers or phones!

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Get everybody on the same page, when they're not in the same room, instantly. Review documents and designs.   join.me is a ridiculously simple screen sharing tool for meetings on the fly.   Got a group assignment and someone is not able to be present? Do a tutoring session remotely....it's as easy as 1,2 3.