Who I amI’m the manager of publishing and technology for The Smithsonian Institution’s Smithsonian Science Education Center, where I’m working to launch a new curricular product to align with the Next Geneartion Science Standards as well as create and connect science teachers with useful digital resources. In my previous work, I created educational science games for the Jason Project with National Geographic, and worked on an online professional development program for teachers for PBS. I’m finished my PhD at George Mason University where I specialized in educational research and evaluation methods. My thesis was a content and discourse analysis of science videos on TeacherTube.
Category Archives: research
This is what happens when we bring ‘‘video games’’ into the classroom: youth insist on
playing them like video games. Continue reading
This semester, I’m enrolled in a doctoral proposal course. The purpose of the course is to help students about to defend their dissertation proposal with a community of critical readers. It is a great idea, imho, to keep us on … Continue reading
hat exactly do students get out of dissecting animals? DO we have empirical evidence that they make students better recorders of nature? That they motivate students to become scientists? Why don’t we hold our previously held assumptions to the same scrutiny that we hold tradition? Continue reading