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Site Visit: New York Times Learning Network

Folks always ask me where they can go to find strategies for using current events and pop culture to help their students engage in their disciplines. Before I might have given these pop-culture seekers a long list of sites and blogs to check, podcasts, to listen to, and RSS feeds they should subscribe to. And […]

Bad Science, Great Opportunity

What if every terribly mistaken pop-cultureĀ  representation of our disciplineĀ  was actually a terrific learning opportunity? Lots of folks I know who are locked in the ivory tower bemoan the glamorous and adventurous portrayal of theirĀ  work in popular culture. What archaeologist carries a whip? What theoretical physicist wears a lab coat? How do you […]